ABU DHABI – The Technology Innovation Institute (TII) in Abu Dhabi has announced the opening of its Directed Energy Research Centre's Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory at Tawazun Industrial Park.

The lab uses the E3 test system, which consists of over 16 tests, to provide high-quality engineering services and support local industries with better EMC compliance. The lab is the first of its kind in the UAE and eliminates the need for local industry stakeholders to travel abroad for EMC validation. The lab conducts independent EMC tests and provides accurate reports, but it does not operate as a certification lab.

Dr. Ray O. Johnson, CEO of TII and ASPIRE, says that the new EMC testing facility will boost TII's credibility and contribute to the UAE's transition to a knowledge-based economy by allowing partners to fast-track product endorsement without leaving the country.

Dr. Chaouki Kasmi, Chief Researcher at DERC, states that the lab will support comprehensive testing services and core operations, such as EM environment modeling, antenna design, and innovative material evaluations. The lab is expected to encourage collaborations with stakeholders from industry and academia.

DERC is holding a workshop on "EMC Validation Procedure: What You Need to Know" on February 7, 2023, to cover important topics in EMC validation. The launch of the EMC lab will strengthen DERC's reputation as a global center of expertise in directed energy pre-qualification testing and give TII a first-mover advantage. It will also establish the UAE as a credible hub for directed energy research and development and grant the country tech sovereignty.