IEEE CTS EMC Chapter Meeting, 10 March 2016

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Central-Texas Chapter of the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

The Cen-Tex Chapter of the IEEE EMC Society will host a joint meeting with the AP and MTT Societies. We will meet as follows:

Date/Time: Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6:30-7:00PM social/food, 7:00-9:00pm program

Location: National Instruments, Building C, 11500 N. Mopac Expwy, Austin, TX, 78759

Refreshments: Food and drinks will be provided courtesy of ETS-Lindgren.

Reservations: Please register at the link provided. See the EMC Society Chapter web site at http://sites.ieee.org/ctx-emcs/ for more information and directions. This meeting is open to the public.



  Date and Time

  Location

  Contact

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  • 11500 North Mopac Expwy
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78759
  • Building: National Instruments, Building C
  • Room Number: 1S13 & 1S14

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  • For meeting information, contact Ross Carlton at ross.carlton@ieee.org or 512-683-6392.



  Speakers

Keith Frazier

Keith Frazier of Ford Motor Company

Topic:

Impact of Mismatch Error on Mobile Phone Simulation for Automotive EMC Testing

Automotive electronic systems must operate as designed while exposed to the RF energy produced by mobile transmitters including cellular telephones.  Automotive OEMs often verify functional performance using test procedures delineated in ISO 11452-3 [1] and ISO 11452-9 [2].   Test procedures simulate the mobile device via use of a small antenna placed in close proximity to the electronic device.  RF immunity levels are based on a specified net power delivered from a broadband amplifier attached to the antenna via coaxial cable.  The ISO standard makes only cursory reference to minimizing the antenna VSWR and cable loss for accurate delivery of the specified net power.  This paper will focus on the effect of mismatch loss and its specific impact on the error in the actual net power delivered to the antenna.

Biography:

Mr. Keith Frazier received his BS in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1976.  He has been a practicing EMC engineer for over 38 years with experience in automotive, military, aerospace and commercial electronics with emphasis on system design and testing with respect to EMI and Tempest disciplines.  Keith joined Ford Motor Company in 1990 and serves as Ford’s technical leader responsible for EMC systems design for Ford automotive products, in addition to the development of global EMC requirements and test methods.  He is also an active member of the US Technical Advisory Group supporting ISO and CISPR automotive standards development.  

Address:United States

Garth D'Abreu

Garth D'Abreu of ETS-Lindgren

Topic:

EMC Chamber Design for Vehicle and Electronic Sub-Assemblies (ESA) Testing

The design and development of electronic components, and the eventual testing for regulatory compliance, both share the common requirement for a suitable environment for performing EMC measurements. We have seen the development of design techniques over several years and benefited from the test experience as evident in the current versions of the industry standards. The time spent working with the traditional 12 V system has been changing in recent years with the introduction and increasing implementation of electric and hybrid vehicles. This has led to the development of higher voltage and current busses on vehicle platforms and the increasing use of electric motors and inverter drives have led to changes in the design and implementation of these new systems to meet the EMC requirements for regulation and interoperability. Vehicle platforms continue to become increasingly more complex with propulsion, entertainment and safety related systems all having to function reliably without impacting safety or the legacy communications infrastructure. This has driven the need for ever increasing permutations of system operation, operating frequency ranges and immunity levels. This will be discussed in light of current EMC testing and the development of new global standards. This presentation provides an overview of some of the main automotive EMC standards with their current and pending revisions, and looks at the test environment options for meeting the requirements for performing conducted and radiated immunity and emission measurements on whole vehicles and ESA's (Electronic Sub-assemblies).

Biography:

Mr. Garth D’Abreu is the Director, Automotive Solutions at ETS-Lindgren based at the corporate headquarters office in Cedar Park, Texas. He has primary responsibility for the design and development functions worldwide within the Systems Engineering group, specializing in turn-key solutions for Automotive EMC and Wireless test integration. Some of these more complex full vehicle and electronic sub-assembly (ESA) test chambers involve his coordination with the RF engineering team on custom components, and the certified, internal Building Information Modeling (BIM) team at ETS-Lindgren. Due to his considerable industry experience, he is the ETS-Lindgren global subject matter expert responsible for the ongoing research and development of Automotive EMC/Wireless test chambers for Regular, Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, focusing on combination anechoic chambers, reverberation chambers, GTEM cells, EMP protection applications and wireless device test systems. Mr. D’Abreu is a member of the IEEE EMC Society and active participant in standards development, including the SAE, ISO and CISPR D automotive EMC standards, with over 25 years of experience in the RF industry. He holds a BSc degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering, from North London University, UK.

Address:Austin, Texas, United States

Keith Frazier of Ford Motor Company

Topic:

Impact of Mismatch Error on Mobile Phone Simulation for Automotive EMC Testing

Biography:

Address:United States

Garth D'Abreu of ETS-Lindgren

Topic:

EMC Chamber Design for Vehicle and Electronic Sub-Assemblies (ESA) Testing

Biography:

Address:Austin, Texas, United States





Agenda

6:15pm - Light Dinner and Networking
7:00pm - Presentation 1
7:45pm - Presentation 2
8:30pm - Q&A 
9:00pm - Meeting ends