About Saab EMC

Saab EMC Services is the collective name for the EMC resources within Saab. Our measuring and consultation operations are spread over large parts of Sweden. Our main centers are located in Östersund, Linköping, Mölndal and Växjö.

The high-tech background of the company has led to the development of EMC resources in several parts of the organization to meet the stringent demands of the military market. Since the mid-1990s, the demands of civilian market have increased, allowing us to enter this market as well. We also have resources within the fields of EMF (electromagnetic fields) and CE (compromising emanations) as well as environmental resistance.

Sweden’s first accredited electrical environment laboratory was inaugurated in 1992. The certificate of accreditation was presented by the director-general of SWEDAC, the Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment.

The location was the EMC laboratory at Telub in Östersund. The laboratory is now part of Support and Services, but its geographical location and the services offered remain the same.

In 2007 the operations at Electronic Defence Systems (previously Ericsson) in Mölndal were also accredited. Electronic Defence Systems can also perform environmental resistance tests.

The rapid pace of technological development has led to an increased need of testing in electronic environment laboratory, where the ability of various kinds electronic equipment to function together without affecting, or being affected by, the electromagnetic environment is inspected. This procedure is referred to as EMC, electromagnetic compatibility. The accreditation serves as proof that the competence of the laboratory has been scrutinized, evaluated and confirmed by an independent government body.

Electromagnetic emissions from one piece of equipment affecting another have caused many severe accidents. The Swedish Armed Forces have paid close attention to this fact and the EMC process at Saab was initiated as early as the 1970s this has led to Saab successively acquiring the competence and resources now in demand by the civilian market. Today, civilian industrial companies are a significant part of our current customer base.