The Science of Measurement

Consulting, Innovating and educating in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), radio frequency interference (RFI) and metrology

mesa /'māsǝ

(Noun) Pronounced may-sa: an isolated flat-topped hill with steep sides. 
The word is derived via Spanish from the Latin "mensa", meaning table.

The same Latin word can also be understood as a form of the past participle of the verb to measure, "metiri". 



Rooted in the winelands of Southern Africa, MESA Solutions has both technical and academic experience that has been developed since the 1980's. As a team, we consult, innovate and educate in the wide-ranging disciplines of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), radio frequency interference (RFI) and metrology. A central element of our work links to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope both locally and internationally. The goal is to keep the telescope regions electromagnetically whisper-quiet so that the origins of universe can be "heard".  Essential parts of this process include identifying relevant galvanic paths, understanding interference coupling, and analysing field propagation. This expertise is relevant for wide-ranging industrial applications.



We investigate the EMC properties of electrical and electronic systems, ranging from circuit boards to large scale facilities. Identifying relevant galvanic paths, and understanding how interference currents couple to nearby loops, are two key aspects in mitigating interference. We also specialise in EMC pre-compliance testing using our newly-developed reverberation chamber, along with common-mode current equivalent measurements.

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EMC Short Course

Until 2020 we regularly presented in-person short courses on EMC, Metrology, Advanced EMC and, Reverberation Chambers.

Due to Covid, we then experimented with an online, company-specific, short course.

The courses have always been open to participation from both academia and industry irrespective of experience. However, some knowledge of EMC and RF testing is an advantage.

We are presently considering options for short courses.

If you are interested in any of these fields, do contact us.

Our Commitment

MESA Solutions is committed to providing its clients with high-standard EMC and metrology services. This is achieved by an in-depth understanding of specific electromagnetic and physical insights, coupled with careful metrology. As a company we strive to foster and maintain healthy relationships with our clients and employees.



5 Thierry Road, Stellenbosch, Mostertsdrift, 7600, South Africa

+27(0)76 859 0519

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