2018

September 5, Chair of international steering committee of EMC Europe

Jan Carlsson was on August 30 elected chairman of the international steering committee (ISC) of EMC Europe. The ISC has around 25 members from all around Europe with the main task to organize the annually occurring international symposium EMC Europe. The symposium is organized in various cities around Europe with the help of a local organizing committee. This year the symposium was held in Amsterdam and attracted 450 delegates from more than 40 countries. The symposium was held in Gothenburg 2014 and will be returning 2022 when Provinn will be deeply involved as both chair and co-chair of the local organizing committee.

March 28, Testers´ Day

Provinn organized together with Test Site Sweden and AstaZero the Testers’ Day at the proving ground in Hällered, Sweden, on Wednesday, 28th March 2018. This is a yearly occurring event for test engineers and test experts in the automotive industry with focus on automated driving. This year’s event was targeting on challenges and opportunities with testing at the SAE international Level 3.

Testers' day 2018

February 26, Provinn partner in Vinnova FFI research project

Provinn is partner in the recently granted Vinnova FFI research project “Virtual Electric Propulsions System Design and EMC - VEPS”. The project has two main objectives: (i) virtual product development and (ii) virtual testing with respect to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure of human beings. Project coordinator is Volvo Car Corporation and other project partners are Chalmers University of Technology, Modelon AB and Provinn AB. The project duration is four years.

VEPS - System model

February 12, Presentation at Innovation Bazaar

As announced earlier, Provinn and Volvo Car Corporation presented results from the Vinnova FFI-project eVAMS at the Vehicle ICT Arena – Innovation Bazaar on February 8. The presentation was given under a section with the title “FFI projects – supporting AD” which was well attended with about 150 persons in the audience.

Torbjörn Persson, Provinn, in action

February 5, Thomas Tunberg advisor for Provinn starting March

Thomas Tunberg has been appointed Senior Advisor to the Management Team of Provinn. Thomas has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. He has a long background from different managerial positions within the Volvo Group. For example, he was responsible for Powertrain Product Development for 7 years. Lately he had the position as Manager for Global Product Development within Volvo Buses. Thomas will take up the position from March 1.

Thomas Tunberg

February 1, Successful Microwave Road Event – 5G & Over the Air Testing

On January 31, Huawei in collaboration with Provinn arranged a Microwave Road Event at the office on Kvarnbergsgatan. The event was a big success with more than 80 persons attending the evening seminar and the mingle afterwards. The theme of the event was 5G and over-the-air testing with presentations from Huawei, Aalborg University, Saab, Bluetest and Chalmers/RanLOS. After the technical presentations, most of the attendees took the opportunity to have a chat with colleagues and friends over a light meal and a drink.

Microwave Road seminar introduction

Microwave Road seminar audience

Microwave Road after work mingle

January 16, Provinn and Volvo Car Corporation at Innovation Bazaar, February 8

On February 8, Provinn and Volvo Car Corporation will present some of the results from the Vinnova FFI-project eVAMS at the Vehicle ICT Arena – Innovation Bazaar. The title of the presentation is “eVAMS: EMC test methods for ADAS and AD functions”. The Innovation Bazaar at Lindholmen Science Park was created in 2013 with the idea in mind that innovation starts with personal relationships and creativity. The actors need to meet, present research results, ideas and products, discuss trends and customer needs.

January 8, Konstantinos Prionidis – new at Provinn

Provinn welcomes Konstantinos Prionidis as a new team member. Konstantinos holds a masters degree from Chalmers and has about four years of experience as consultant in design and evaluation of wireless systems for mobile networks. He has worked with research to enhance the capacity of next generation cellular networks and his work includes antenna design, measurements, development and evaluation of antenna-array related algorithms and wireless channel modeling. Konstantinos will strengthen Provinn´s ability to provide our customers with help within antennas and communication systems.

January 2, Announcement of upcoming Microwave Road event – 5G & Over the Air Testing

Huawei and Provinn will be hosting a Microwave Road seminar with the theme “5G & Over the Air Testing” at the office on Kvarnbergsgatan on January 31. Technical presentations from Huawei, Aalborg University, Saab, Bluetest, and RanLOS/Chalmers will be given, and the event is finished with an after work with drinks and a light meal. Registration is done by sending an e-mail to mats.hogberg@huawei.com no later than January 24.

MWR 2018

2017

December 22, Announcement of upcoming Testers´ Day on March 28

Test Site Sweden – West, AstaZero and Provinn welcomes you to the event Testers' Day on March 28 at AstaZero, test site Sandhult, Sweden. Testers' Day is the place to be for test engineers, test experts and suppliers with focus on automated driving. This time the program is based on challenges and opportunities with testing at the SAE international Level 3. Get a unique insight in International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standardization work, upcoming test methods. March 28, 2018 will consist of presentations, demonstrations and a panel discussion. You will be given a great opportunity to discuss with presenters, demo partners and other participants.

Testers Day 2018

Nov. 9, Microwave Road evening seminar

Provinn was hosting a Microwave Road seminar with the theme “Connected Vehicles” at the office on Kvarnbergsgatan. More than 40 persons attended the evening seminar and listened to invited technical presentations from Qamcom, AB Volvo, Volvo Cars and Zenuity. Most of the participants also enjoyed the after work with drinks and a light meal that took place at the top floor.

MWR seminar

MWR after work

Oct. 18-19, Huawei Antenna Technology Summit 2017

Jan Carlsson from Provinn was one of in total fifteen invited professors from all around Europe giving presentation at the Huawei Antenna Technology Summit. The event was held at the historic Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, October 18-19.

Sept. 11, Article about the eVAMS project

As part of the dissemination in the Vinnova funded eVAMS project an article has now been published in the Electronic Environment magazine. The aim of the project has been to develop EMC test methods for validating active safety functions of modern autonomous vehicles. Project partners have been Volvo Cars, RISE (former SP) and Provinn. Read the article here:

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Sept. 11, Provinn visits OxTS

Provinn visited our partner OxTS (Oxford Technical Solutions) last week for learning more about their products and processes for development and productions. Provinn is responsible for all OxTS products and support in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

Provinn visits OxTS

June 16, eVAMS research project seminar

The Vinnova funded FFI research project eVAMS (EMC Validation of Multiple Sensor systems) presented the results from two years of research and development at a gathering at RISE in Borås on June 16. The event attracted many colleagues from the vehicle and EMC communities in Sweden for a full day of presentations, demos and a lab visit. The project partners Volvo Cars, RISE (former SP) and Provinn thanks all attendees, and especially the presenters, for a very successful day.

eVAMS workshop

eVAMS workshop

May 23-24, Provinn at Geo Business show in London

Provinn joined OxTS in their exhibition booth at the yearly Geo Business show in London. The focus in the booth was on OxTS survey product lineup. The event was very successful with many visitors from all around the world, the total number of visitors at the show was about 3000. “GEO Business is shaping up to be one of the most important shows in the geospatial calendar. GEO Business has won the support of an international audience and has cemented its position as the industry’s premier event building on the remarkable success of the previous three years.”

Geo Business 2017

May 2, Announcement of research project seminar

On June 16, the Vinnova funded FFI research project eVAMS (EMC Validation of Multiple Sensor systems) will present the results from two years of research and development. The aim of the project has been to develop EMC test methods for validating active safety functions of modern autonomous vehicles. Project partners have been Volvo Cars, RISE (former SP) and Provinn. For more information and for signing up for the event see:

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April 25, Testers´ Day

Provinn and OxTS will be showcasing its products for vehicle dynamics testing and ADAS development at the Testers’ Day at AstaZero Proving Ground on Tuesday, 25th April 2017. This is a great event for test engineers and test experts in the automotive industry. With the focus being on the new 2018 Euro NCAP ratings, don’t miss this opportunity to speak to our engineers.

Testers Day

Feb. 1, Jarl Törnkvist – new at Provinn

Provinn welcomes Jarl Törnkvist as a new team member. Jarl has more than 15 years of experience from environmental testing within the telecommunication industry. This includes areas such as EMC, PLD, Climate and Vibration. Estimation of test scope, configuration of test object, performance of test and documentation has been his responsibilities. Jarl will strengthen Provinn´s ability to provide our customers with help within environmental testing and EMC.

Jan. 25, Provinn at Algarve racing track

Provinn was helping a racing team with their preparations for WTCC 2017 at the Algarve racing track in Portugal. During the tests, we used equipment from OxTS, a GNSS/GPS/INS positioning system with high precision. Provinn is since two years partner with OxTS (Oxford Technical Solutions).

Provinn at Algarve, Portugal

Jan. 16, EMC and Antenna simulation capabilities

As a part of our ambition to offer advanced missions within EMC and antennas, Provinn has invested in computer resources and software for numerical simulations. Based on our earlier experience and to be able to cover as many application areas as possible, the choice of software became CST Microwave Studio 2016/2017.

2016

Nov. 25, Radar simulation test in research project eVAMS

As a part of the FFI financed research project eVAMS, Provinn together with the project partners’ SP and VCC performed tests with a radar simulation system provided by Rhode & Schwarz. The tests took place in the large EMC chamber Faraday at SP. The aim of the eVAMS project is to develop EMC test methods for vehicle active safety systems.

eVAMS Radar testing

eVAMS Radar testing

eVAMS Radar testing

eVAMS Radar testing

Nov. 15, Final report in research project EMCCOM

The final report of the FFI financed research EMCCOM is now available. EMCCOM - EMC for wireless Communication systems in Vehicles is a project supported by VINNOVA (The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems) and included in the FFI program (Fordonsstrategisk Forskning och Innovation: Fordonsutveckling). The project has last for three years and the partners have been Volvo Car Corporation (VCC), Volvo AB, Provinn AB, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. The EMCCOM project addresses several aspects that need answers before large-scale deployment of fully integrated wireless communication technologies can become a reality in vehicles and its full potential can be explored. The focus herein is the wireless technologies 3G (WCDMA/HSDPA), 4G (LTE), GNSS (GPS), WLAN (802.11g) and C-ITS (802.11p), enabling a plethora of new services and applications in the following areas: road traffic safety, road traffic efficiency, telematics, infotainment, manufacturing, and after-market. Read more about the project in the article:

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Nov. 11, IEEE EMC Sweden Chapter meeting at Provinn

Provinn was hosting the IEEE EMC Sweden Chapter annual meeting at the office on Kvarnbergsgatan. Almost 40 persons attended the full day meeting consisting of technical presentations and the formal chapter negotiations. Most of the participants also enjoyed the after work with drinks and snacks that took place at the top floor.

IEEE meeting at Provinn

IEEE meeting at Provinn

Nov. 10, SNRV meeting at Chalmers

Jan Carlsson, Provinn and chair of SNRV section A, organized together with Kia Wiklund, FOI and chair of SNRV section E, a joint meeting at Chalmers. The meeting attracted 13 members, and in addition two invited speakers from Chalmers. Beside individual section negotiations and four interesting presentations, the host at Chalmers Jörgen Stenarson gave the attendees a tour in the advanced laboratory facilities at Chalmers, MC2. SNRV, the Swedish National Committee for Radio Science, is an expert committee sorting under KVA (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien) with the main task to support education and research within the field of radio science. SNRV has 20 members that are appointed by KVA, and in addition some 120 adjunct members.

Sept. 15, Provinn official partner of Spirent and their GPS/GNSS instruments

Provinn has become official partner of Spirent and their systems for GPS/GNSS simulation instruments for the Scandinavian market. The purpose is to provide a local connection and to give better support for customers in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Spirent is a world-leading supplier of accurate, rapid and versatile test technologies for verifying GPS/GNSS performance. The products are used for test, verification and simulation of positioning systems from development to production testing.

Aug. 22, Jan Carlsson – new at Provinn

Provinn welcomes Jan Carlsson as a new team member. Jan is an experienced specialist with over 30 years of experience in EMC and antenna technology. He has a solid theoretical knowledge and experience of practical measurement techniques, investigative missions, and numerical simulations. He has extensive experience in leading and participating in development and research projects. Jan has a PhD degree from Chalmers and was appointed adjunct professor at the Department of Signals and Systems, Department of antenna systems at Chalmers in 2003, a position he still holds. Jan has developed several simulation software for EMC and antenna applications. Jan has previously been working at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden for 26 years, where he was responsible for the research at the EMC department. He will now strengthen Provinn’s ability to provide our customers with help within EMC and Antennas, especially concerning more advanced missions and not at least numerical simulations.