Disruptive Effects of Electromagnetic Interference on Communication and Electronic Systems

James Burrell

The vulnerability of wireless communication links from sources of interference is increasing. The increase in the number of transmission systems, band congestion and intentional interference activity represent significant threats to the normal operation, availability and reliability of these wireless systems. This research paper will initially address conventional sources of interference that affect these systems, progress to the new threats posed by intentional interference and directed energy sources, and present a practical example of the effects of intentional disruption on a global satellite navigation system.

Key Words: 
Electromagnetic Interference
Key Words: 
Wireless Communications