The Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) control/ EMC Best Manufacturing Practices document series is directed to the manufacturing engineers who have the monumental responsibility to take the design engineer's creation and bring it to fruition on the production floor. While manufacturing engineers are more involved with the nuts and bolts of a product rather than the theoretical application of high technology, it is necessary to find creative ways to improve a product and still make it easier to produce. It is important,therefore, to understand the how's and why's of E3 requirements so that, as improvements or modifications to a system's primary design are made, important interference controls are not compromised.
An understanding of why certain controls are included and how they function can foster a cooperation between the design engineers and the manufacturing specialists. Thus, incorporation of the best EMC manufacturing processes the first time out will result in a more cost-effective, operationally capable airborne weapons system.
As previously stated, this document is to provide production manufacturing engineers with a basic understanding of the practical EMC requirements associated with aircraft cabling systems. As a result, improvements in producibility and cost can be achieved without unknowingly compromising the original EMC integrity purposely designed into a System, and maintained throughout that system's life cycle.