Status of C63® Standards
Date: November 17, 2016

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Project Scope
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Status

C63.2-2009

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EM Noise & Field Strength Instrumentation

SC 1

Schaefer, Werner

C63.2 PINS

New document has been balloted and approved 3/2015.

C63.4-2014

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Emission measurements

SC 1

Heirman, Don

PINS-C approved

Current. Study question opened for next edition.

C63.4a-draft

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Limited Amendment to modify Annex D and correct certain equations

SC 1

Heirman, Don

C63.4a PINS

Work is proceeding to ONLY amend Annex D and correct equations

C63.5-2006

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Antenna Calibration

SC 1

DeLisi, Bob

C63.5 PINS

 

Current. Maintenance is underway.

C63.6-1996

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Computation Errors in OATS Measurements – Guide

None

None

No active PINS

Administratively withdrawn. No plans for future maintenance.

C63.7-2015

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Guide for Construction of Test Sites for Performing Radiated Emission Measurements

SC 1

Heirman, Don

No active PINS

Published 9 March 2015

C63.8-draft

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Calibration of EMC Test Equipment – Guide

SC 6

Kuczynski, Victor

C63.8 PINS

New standard. Draft is being written.

C63.9-2014

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Office equipment immunity

SC 5

Griffin, Andy

C63.9 PINS

Revision in process.

C63.10-2013

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Procedures for compliance

testing of unlicensed wireless devices

SC 4

Wall, Art

C63.10 PINS

Current. (published 9/15/2013)

C63.11-draft

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Inter-lab Comparison of EMC Testing

SC 6

 

C63.11 PINS

Work was suspended 11/12/15.

C63.12-2015

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EMC Limit Setting

SC3

Andersen, Poul

No active PINS

Published 1/29/2016 as an update of C63.12-2007. No further work scheduled on the document. WG disbanded.

C63.13-1991

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EMI Power Line Filters

None

None

No active PINS

Administratively withdrawn. No plans for future maintenance.

C63.14-2014

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Definitions

SC 2

Dilay, Chris

C63.14 PINS

Current.  Revisions continuous as needed.

C63.15-2010

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Immunity Measurement & Instrumentation

SC 5

Heirman, Don

C63.15 PINS

Revision in process.

C63.16-2016

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ESD Test Methodology

SC 5

Whitesell, Steve

No active PINS

Current. (published 5/10/16)

C63.17-2013

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Unlicensed Personal Communications Service (PCS) Devices

SC 7

Berger, Stephen

C63.17 PINS

Current.

C63.18-2014

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On-Site Medical Radiated RF Immunity testing

SC 8

Silberberg, Jeffrey

No active PINS

Current. No plans for further maintenance at this time.

C63.19-2011

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EMC for Hearing Aids,

SC 8

Berger, Stephen

PINS
approved

Current. New revision being developed.

C63.22-2004

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Guide for Automated EMI Measurements

SC 1

Schaefer, Werner
(Past Chair)

No active PINS

Current. No plans for further maintenance at this time.

C63.23-2012

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Measurement Uncertainty

SC 1

DeLisi, Bob

No active PINS

Current.

C63.24-draft

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On-Site Generic Immunity testing

SC 5

Heirman, Don

C63.24 PINS

New standard. Consideration being given to working as a  joint project with the revision of EMC Society standard IEEE 473 on RF site survey measurement.  PINS may need revision.

C63.25-draft

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Test Site validation time domain

SC 1

Sigouin, Dan

C63.25 PINS

 

New standard. Draft being written.

C63.26-
2015

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Procedures for compliance

testing of unlicensed wireless devices

SC 4

Wall, Art

C63.26 PINS

Published 1/15/16

C63.27-draft

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Evaluation of Wireless Coexistence

SC 7

Berger, Stephen

C63.27 PINS

New standard. Draft being written.

C63.28-draft

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Best Practices for Electromagnetic Compatibility

SC 2

Dilay, Chris

C63.28 PINS

New standard. Draft being written.

C63.29-draft
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Lighting products

SC 4

Mendoza, Ernesto

C63.29 PINS

New standard. Draft being written.

C63.30-draft
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Wireless Power Transfer Products

SC 4

Thul, Travis

C63.30 PINS

New standard. Draft being written.

C63.31-draft
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ISM equipment (MP-5)

SC 4

Walton, Derek

C63.31 PINS

New standard. Draft being written.


* PINS-C -
a study question that is contained within the C63® committee.  It is used to investigate what might be done on a new standards project or to amend an existing standard.  Once it is clear that the work should progress, a PINS is developed that, if approved by C63® Main Committee, places the investigation into the program of work of C63® and announces it to ANSI for participation by others.  It is then assigned to a working group in a subcommittee for further action.  If no action is indicated, the PINS-C is withdrawn.


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C63.2: C63.2-2009 American National Standard for Electromagnetic Noise and Field Strength Instrumentation, 10 Hz to 40 GHz Specifications 
Contact: Schaefer, Werner (Working Group Chair)
Scope:  Electromagnetic compatibility techniques and requirements for instruments measuring quasi-peak, peak, rms, and average values for electrical and electronic equipment for various applications are provided in this standard.
Status: Under revision. An explanation or interpretation is available.
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C63.4: C63.4-2014 American National Standard for Methods of Measurement of Radio- Noise Emissions from Low-Voltage Electrical and Electronic Equipment in the Range of 9 kHz to 40 GHz.
Contact: Heirman, Don (Working Group Chair)
Scope: U. S. consensus standard methods, instrumentation, and facilities for measurement of radio-frequency (RF) signals and noise emitted from electrical and electronic devices in the frequency range 9 kHz to 40 GHz are specified in this standard. This standard does not include generic nor product-specific emission limits. Where possible, the specifications herein are harmonized with other national and international standards used for similar purposes.
Status: Current. Maintenance is underway.  An explanation or interpretation is available.
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C63.4a - draft Annex D (test site validation) of  C63.4-2014 American National Standard for Methods of Measurement of Radio- Noise Emissions from Low-Voltage Electrical and Electronic Equipment in the Range of 9 kHz to 40 GHz
Contact: Heirman, Don (Working Group Chair)
Scope: To only amend Annex D and correct equations
Status: Amendment is underway.  Interpretations are available (only view those relating to Annex D and Annex N).
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C63.5: C63.5-2006 Electromagnetic Compatibility - Radiated Emission Measurements in Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Control - Calibration and Qualification of Antennas (9 kHz to 40 GHz)
Contact: DeLisi, Bob (Working Group Chair)
Scope: Revision of ANSI C63.5-2006 Methods for determining antenna factors of antennas used for radiated emission measurements of electromagnetic interference (EMI) from 9 kHz to 40 GHz are provided. Antennas included are linearly polarized antennas such as loops, rods (monopoles), tuned dipoles, biconical dipoles, log-periodic dipole arrays, hybrid linearly polarized arrays, broadband horns, etc., which are used in measurements governed by ANSI C63.4. The methods include standard site (i.e., 3-antenna), reference antenna, equivalent capacitance substitution, standard transmitting loop, standard antenna, and standard field methods.
Status: Current. Maintenance is underway. An explanation or interpretation is available.
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C63.6: C63.6-1996 American National Standard Guide for the Computation of Errors in Open-Area Test Site Measurements
Contact: None
Scope: The basis for the acceptability criterion of ±4 dB for the site attenuation measurements required in ANSI C63.4-1992 is provided.
Status: Admin withdrawn. No plans for future maintenance.. The standard is still available for purchase.
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C63.7: C63.7-2005 American National Standard Guide for Construction of Open-Area Test Sites for Performing Radiated Emission Measurements
Contact: Heirman, Don (Working Group Chair)
Scope
: This guide provides information on construction  of radiated emission test facilities  in the frequency range of 30 MHz to 40 GHz. Standardized site validation methods above 18 GHz remain unavailable at present, however the changes in this edition are considered appropriate guidance for use up to 40 GHz. In general, the construction techniques described apply either below 1 GHz, or for 1 GHz and above.
Status: No active working group.
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C63.8-draft: American National Standard for Guidance on specifying requirements for the calibration and verification of EMC test equipment.
Contact: Kuczynski, Victor (Working Group Chair)
Scope: This Guide would offer guidance to testing laboratories requiring calibration of EMC equipment. It would include technical and reporting requirements of the test equipment to be calibrated. This guide will provide guidance for testing laboratories to appropriately draft purchasing documentation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 clause 4.6 “Purchasing services and supplies” and verification of those services upon return to the lab.
Status: New standard. Draft is being written.
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C63.9: C63.9-2008 American National Standard for RF Immunity of Audio Office Equipment to General Use Transmitting Devices with Transmitter Power Levels up to 8 Watts
Contact: Andy Griffin
Scope: This standard provides recommended test methods and limits for assuring the RF immunity of office equipment to general use transmitters with transmitter power up to 8 watts
Status: Reaffirmed in 2014.  Revision currently underway to update references, add coverage for interference threats from newer technologies such as LTE, consider latest test instrumentation and techniques, and clarify alternative test methods.
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C63.10: C63.10-2013 American National Standard for Testing Unlicensed Wireless Devices
Contact: Wall, Art (Working Group Chair)
Scope: This standard is intended to cover procedures for testing the compliance of a wide variety of unlicensed wireless devices (also called unlicensed intentional radiators) including but not limited to: remote control and security unlicensed wireless devices, frequency hopping and direct sequence spread spectrum devices, anti-pilferage devices, cordless telephones, wireless medical unlicensed wireless devices, Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure devices, intrusion detectors, unlicensed wireless devices operating on frequencies below 30 MHz, automatic vehicle identification systems, and other unlicensed wireless devices authorized by a radio regulatory authority.
Status: Current.
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C63.11-draft: American National Standard for Inter-lab Comparison EMC Testing
Contact: Kuczynski, Victor  (Working Group Chair)
Scope: This Guide would cover procedures for undertaking an EMC Inter-laboratory Comparison Program. It would include emission, radiated and power line conducted, artifacts; recommended frequency ranges of interest; and recommend acceptance criteria. The Guide would provide examples based on actual test results generated with a series of C63 artifacts. This Guide will use a similar structure to ISO/IEC 17043 (Conformity Assessment – General Requirements for Proficiency Testing) but it would be narrowly focused on EMC artifacts only. The Guide would cover both administrative and technical aspects of conducted and radiated emission testing. It will include measurement uncertainty and acceptance criteria.
Status: New project.  Draft is being written.
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C63.12: C63.12-2015 American National Standard for Electromagnetic Compatibility Limits-- Recommended Practice
Contact: Andersen, Poul (Working Group Chair)
Scope: This recommended practice presents a rationale for developing limits and recommends sets of limits that are representative of current practice. These limits may be adjusted in particular applications as circumstances dictate.
Status: Published 29 Jan 2016.
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C63.13: C63.13-1991 American National Standard Guide on the Application and Evaluation of EMI Power-Line Filters for Commercial Use
Contact: None
Scope: A basic understanding of the application, evaluation, and safety considerations of electromagnetic interference (EMI) power-line filters used in both AC and DC applications is provided. The construction of an EMI power-line filter and its functions in providing suppression of conducted noise are described. The functions and performance of the filter components, particularly the capacitors and inductors, are discussed. It is explained why seemingly identical filters may not give the same performance in a particular application. No-load insertion-loss test methods are presented. Proper installation of the filters in equipment is discussed. Safety regulations are briefly addressed.
Status: Administratively withdrawn. No plans for future maintenance.. The standard is still available for purchase.
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C63.14: C63.14-2014 American National Standard Dictionary of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) including Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3)
Contact: Dilay, Chris (Subcommittee Chair)
Scope: This standard provides definitions of terms associated with electromagnetic environmental effects including electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), electromagnetic pulse (EMP), and electrostatic discharge (ESD). In addition to definitions, several symbols and abbreviations are included.
Status: Current.  Revisions continuous as needed.

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C63.15: C63.15-2010 American National Standard Recommended Practice for the Immunity Measurement of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Contact: Heirman, Don (Working Group Chair)
Scope: This immunity measurement and measurement instrumentation recommended practice document complements the emission measurement procedures specified in ANSI C63.4 noting that C63.15 is a recommendation while C63.4 is a standard. The immunity methods are of use to manufacturers who want to produce a reliable product working in the customer location RF environment to reduce customer complaints. This document generally covers the frequency range of 30 Hz to 10 GHz.  The test instrumentation needed to replicate the RF environment is also identified that will support the immunity testing.
Status: Published 2010. Revision currently underway to update references and add test methods covering automotive immunity, quasi-static fields, proximity fields, and fields from overhead power lines.
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C63.16: C63.16-1993 American National Standard Guide for Electrostatic Discharge Test Methodologies and Criteria for Electronic Equipment
Contact:
Whitesell, Steve (Working Group Chair)
Scope: This guide provides electrostatic discharge (ESD) test considerations that a manufacturer should use in assessing the expected ESD effects on products in a wide range of environments and customer use. The focus is well beyond that used to simply show that a product complies with a local, regional, or international standard or regulation. The guide includes unique new material on testing of charged peripherals being connected to a system and system components being placed in a docking station. It also includes information on the use of preliminary investigatory testing to identify test points, methods for visually documenting the location of those test points, and the use of a stepped approach in ratcheting up the test voltage to determine failure thresholds. The annexes include test plan and data sheet examples along with more background on air and contact discharge for those who want to further understand the differences in these methods.
Status: Current. Guide was published 10 May 2016.
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C63.17: C63.17-2013 Methods of Measurement of the Electromagnetic and Operational Compatibility of Unlicensed Personal Communications Services (UPCS) Devices
Contact:
Berger, Stephen (Former Working Group Chair)
Scope: Revision of IEEE Std C63.17-1998. Specific test procedures are established for verifying the compliance of unlicensed personal communications services (UPCS) devices with applicable regulatory requirements regarding radio-frequency (RF) emission levels and spectrum access procedures.
Status: Current. No plans for further maintenance at this time.
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C63.18: C63.18-2014 On-site, Ad-Hoc Test Method for Estimating Radiated Electromagnetic Immunity of Medical Devices to Specific Radio Frequency Transmitters
Contact: Silberberg, Jeffrey L (Working Group Chair)
Scope: This recommended practice is a guide to evaluating the electromagnetic immunity of medical devices to radiated radio-frequency (RF) emissions from common RF transmitters (e.g., two-way radios; walkie-talkies; mobile phones; wireless-enabled tablets, e-readers, laptop computers, and similar devices; radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers; networked mp3 players; two-way pagers; and wireless personal digital assistants [PDAs])..
Status: Current. No plans for further maintenance at this time.
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C63.19: C63.19-2011 American National Standard for Methods of Measurement of Compatibility between Wireless Communications Devices and Hearing Aids          
Contact: Berger, Stephen (Working Group Chair)
Scope: Uniform methods of measurement for compatibility between hearing aids and wireless communications devices are set forth.
Status: Current. New revision being developed. An explanation or interpretation is available.
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C63.22: C63.22-2004 American National Standard Guide for Automated Electromagnetic Interference Measurements
Contact: Schaefer, Werner (Working Group Chair)
Scope: U.S. consensus guideline for automation of conducted and radiated EMI compliance measurements is provided in this guide. This document does not include mandatory specifications for automation tools (i.e., application software, automated test equipment, computers and peripherals). Where possible, the guidance provided herein is harmonized with other national and international standards used for similar purposes
Status: Current. No plans for further maintenance at this time.
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C63.23: C63.23-2012: Guide for Computations and Treatment of Measurement Uncertainty

Contact: DeLisi, Bob (Working Group Chair)
Scope: This application guide provides methods for determining the uncertainty of measurement for electromagnetic interference (EMI) measurement results. This guide provides information on the application of Type A statistical evaluations. For Type B applications, this guide also provides information on where to obtain specified published information that can lead to an evaluation of uncertainty.

Status: Current
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C63.24-draft: American National Standard Recommended Practice for In-Situ RF Immunity Evaluation of Products, Instrumentation, and Control Systems in High Reliability Installations

Contact: Heirman, Don (Working Group Chair)
Scope: This recommended practice provides an in-situ EMC immunity qualification test for products, instrumentation, and control systems in their installed environment. The standard will focus on installation environments that require a high level of confidence that these products and systems have a high level of EMC immunity. This project will provide a generic method for evaluating the RF immunity of electronic products, instrumentation, and control systems, as and where installed or operated. A particular focus is on immunity to RF sources that may enter the environment, intentionally or unintentionally or be integrated into the operating environment. The characteristics of RF sources in the environment will be used to establish the levels and test methods.

Status: New proposed recommended practice. Originally envisioned as an extension of the C63.18 recommended practice for on-site immunity testing of medical devices, progress had come to a standstill in the development of this document.  Don Heirman has volunteered to lead a renewed effort and has identified interest from the EMC Society in working on this as a joint project with the revision of their IEEE 473 recommended practice on RF site survey measurements..
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C63.25-draft: Test Site validation time domain
Contact: Sigouin, Dan (Working Group Chair)
Scope:
This standard provides methods of measurement requirements for the validation of radiated emission test sites in the frequency range of 30 MHz to 18 GHz. These requirements are applicable to open area test sites (OATS), fully and partially covered OATS, semi-anechoic chambers (SAC), and fully anechoic rooms  (FAR).
Status: New standard. Draft being written.
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C63.26-2015: American National Standard of procedures for compliance testing of transmitters used in licensed radio services

Contact: Wall, Art (Working Group Chair)
Scope: This new standard covers the procedures for testing a wide variety of licensed transmitters; including but not limited to transmitters operating under Parts 22, 24, 25, 27, 90, 95 and 101 of the FCC Rules, transmitters subject to the general procedures in Part 2 of the FCC Rules and procedures for transmitters not covered in the FCC Rules. The standard also addresses specific topics; e.g., ERP/EIRP, average power measurements and instrumentation requirements.

Status: New Standard published 1/15/16.
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C63.27-draft: American National Standard for Evaluation of Wireless Coexistence

Contact: Berger, Stephen (Working Group Chair)
Scope: This standard provides an evaluation procedure and supporting test methods for wireless coexistence and evaluation of key performance indicators (KPI). The standard will provide evaluation procedures, test methods and other guidance necessary for performing the evaluation.

Status: New standard. Draft being written.
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C63.28-draft: American National Standard Guide for Best Practices for Electromagnetic Compatibility
Contact:
Dilay, Chris (Working Group Chair)
Scope: This guide provides comparisons of best practices that, based on past successes in a wide variety of settings and performed consistently, result in better performance, lower costs, and higher quality products with respect to EMC compliance.

Status:  New standard.  Draft being written.

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C63.29-draft: American National Standard of procedures for compliance testing of lighting products

Contact: Mendoza, Ernesto (Working Group Chair)

Scope: This standard is intended to include procedures for compliance testing of general illumination lighting products with applicable radio regulatory requirements. This standard encompasses various technologies, from traditional lighting like fluorescent or HID, as well as novel technologies like LED and others. Related national and international standards (e.g., CISPR 15, ANSI C63.4) will be reviewed and used to the extent possible.

Status: New standard. Draft being written.

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C63.30-draft: American National Standard of procedures for compliance testing of Wireless Power Transfer products

Contact: Thul, Travis (Working Group Chair)

Scope: This standard is intended to include procedures for compliance testing of several different types of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) products with applicable electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and radio regulatory requirements. Test procedures will focus on radiated field and conducted measurements and may reference established standards.  WPT RF exposure compliance procedures will not be included, although standards pertaining to laboratory EMF safety may be referenced. WPT testing methods may consider, but are not limited to, large in-situ installations, charging systems for electric vehicles (including impact of host on electromagnetic fields), house-hold appliances, and desktop chargers. Consideration will also be given to appropriate testing distances and test locations (such as Semi-Anechoic Chambers, Open Area Test Sites, ground plane, and earth sites).  Related national and international standards (e.g., CISPR, SAE, etc.) will be reviewed and used to the extent possible.

Status: New standard. Draft being written.

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C63.31-draft: American National Standard for compliance testing of Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Equipment

Contact: Walton, Derek (Working Group Chair)

Scope: This standard is intended to include procedures for compliance testing of traditional ISM equipment (industrial heaters, dielectric heaters, food tempering equipment, microwave ovens, medical diathermy equipment, etc.) with applicable EMC and radio regulatory requirements. Related national (FCC/OET MP-5) and international standards (e.g., CISPR, IEEE) will be reviewed and used to the extent possible.

Status: New standard. Draft being written.

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