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Expert in Electromagnetic Interference Compatibility

Expert ID: 731946 Arizona, USA

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Expert is an iNARTE certified EMI/EMC engineer and is the owner of an independent EMI/EMC consulting company in the state of Arizona.

He specializes in a variety of Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility disciplines, including:

MIL-STD-461/4 box and large system level EMI compliance, EMI compliance on space products, such as satellite and boost vehicles, EMI/EMP on Aerospace systems and boxes for commercial aircraft and Air Force programs, FCC Part 15, EN55022, EN55024, VCCI and Bellcore-1089 compliance on information technology and telecom equipment, and EMI/EMC Test Facility design, construction and management.

Requirements Definition – Commercial electronics products need to have the right kind of regulatory compliance markings before they can be offered for sale to the US market and before they can be offered to Europe or Worldwide. The expert can help you wade through the myriad of regulations, standards, markings and test methods needed for you to successfully market your product – at home or abroad.

Systems integrators have to take numerous RF environments into account when preparing top level requirements that ultimately have to flow to subcontractors. Legal, Inter-system, Intra-system and natural environments all must be considered before a meaningful specification can be produced. Expert has the experience working with systems integrators to generate clear and accurate specifications.

Military and Aerospace subcontractors are sometimes faced with top level requirements that are often confusing or non-standard. These requirements may lead to costly product redesign if not properly managed. We can help flow top level specifications into solid requirements.

FCC Compliance, CE Marking, MIL-STD-461, DO-160

Design – Expert can help by working with your electrical and mechanical design engineers to produce a compliant product with a rapid development cycle. In some cases, moving an existing product into a new market changes requirements and ultimately can affect the EMI design. Updates or changes to existing designs are often needed, even if the requirement changes appear benign. He can help you understand the scope of the changes needed for new requirements and to help you work through all aspects of the design cycle. He can also solve EMI problems in ‘real time’… when the product is undergoing test. Expert has the experience to modify EMI designs on the fly, ultimately leading to compliant products while reducing cost impacts and without months in the lab.

Analysis – EMI analysis is often needed to determine if a product can be compatible in a given environment or if it can meet legal or contractual requirements. Expert offers a number of analyitical techniques to let you and your customers rest assured there will be no surprises when your product hits the lab: SPICE Circuit modeling, Shielding analysis, Field to wire, RF system EMC (intermod, harmonics, spurious response/emissions), Self Compatibility.

Expert has the experience to act as your representative in the test lab, watching out for your best interests. Product EMI testing is where up-front design and analysis pays off. However, a poor test can lead to false results, either introducing unneeded costs to mitigate false positives or to allow problems to go uncovered, exposing your company to possible contractual or legal risk. Expert has the experience needed
to manage your product’s test accurately and efficiently.

Test labs range widely in capability, cost and experience. Proper lab selection often balances cost versus risk. He has worked with a number of labs in the past and has learned the lessons of what makes a lab right for a particular product line.

Documentation -Accurate and thorough documentation is critical to any product – whether it’s a computer system sold worldwide, a $200 Million satellite or a complex communications system. Expert has the background needed to generate supporting EMI/EMC documentation – whether it’s for a computer system sold worldwide, a $200 Million satellite, or a complex communications system.

Commercial:Technical files, Test Reports, Declarations of Conformity

Military/Aerospace: Proposal Support, PDR/CDR packages, Control plans, Test Plans/Procedures/Reports

Customer Representation - He will represent your company and product to your customers, in working groups, design reviews, EMCABs or other critical meetings. He has the professionalism and confidence needed to take the job seriously and to provide your customer with the assurance that their needs are being met.

Test Facility Design and Support - After leading the construction effort for two complete EMI/EMC test labs, he has the experience needed to help a client develop test facilities - from engineering a single test method to designing an entire lab. He can work with building architects, test equipment suppliers and chamber vendors to create a solution that will meet your test facility needs in an effective and cost efficient manner.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: BS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Arizona

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: EMI/EMC Consultant Department:
EMI/C consultant supporting a variety of clients in the Military, Aerospace and commercial markets.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2014 Employer: Orbital Sciences Title: Engineering Manager Department: Satellite Systems Group
Manager of a $30M State-of-the-Art Spacecraft Environmental Test Facility including EMI, Structural and Thermal Vacuum. Coached and managed a 12 member team of industry leading experts. Scheduled three busy test labs among competing programs. Managed all department budget and manpower.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2003 to 2010 Employer: General Dynamics Title: Lead EMI/EMC Test Laboratory Engineer Department: Advanced Information Systems
Managed the construction effort of 25’x 27’x 20’ world class EMI/C Test Chamber, designed specifically for spacecraft and flight hardware. Implemented all test equipment for MIL-STD-461C,D,E,F and MIL-STD-464 EMI/EMC testing in lab. Generated all lab processes/procedures. Hired and managed laboratory staff, including EMI/C test engineers and technicians. Working with EMI/C test staff, coordinated and performed EMI/EMC tests on seven full space vehicle systems and over fifty subsystem and box level units.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: Orbital Sciences Title: Principal E3 Engineer Department: Launch Systems Group
Lead Systems Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Engineer for a complex launch vehicle program.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 2002 Employer: Motorola Inc. Title: Manager, Technical & Regulatory Services Department: Computer Group
Managed a team that provided full FCC/CE-Mark regulatory compliance testing for a high volume embedded/desktop computer and telecom infrastructure system provider that sold into worldwide markets.
Procured all equipment and infrastructure for a complete commercial FCC/CE-Mark EMI/C test lab. Hired a team of high performing and motivated professionals to operate the lab.
Acquired A2LA lab accreditation by restructuring existing product compliance processes into a formal EMC lab quality system. The lab earned the reputation as one of the most cost-effective and competent commercial EMC labs in the region. Interfaced with European Union and North American regulatory agencies to achieve product regulatory compliance with all applicable EMC standards.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 1996 Employer: Motorola Inc. Title: Staff EMC Engineer Department: Government Electronics Group
Provided EMC engineering services to project groups. Designed, developed and tested both system and subsystem level products for EMI/EMC/FCC/NEMP and TEMPEST compliance.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1984 to 1990 Employer: Allied-Signal (Now Honeywell) Title: EMI/EMC Engineer Department: Electronic Systems Division
EMC engineer supporting design, analysis and testing of several avionics systems that met stringent aerospace EMC and Nuclear S/V requirements including >200 V/M radiated susceptibility, bulk cable and pin injection EMP, HIRF/lightning and Transient Radiation Effects on Electronics. Applicable standards included DO-160, MIL-STD-461 and several customer specific standard.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of the IEEE EMC Society. Officer in local chapter.
Licenses / Certifications
Certified iNARTE EMC Engineer (EMC-001212-NE).

Certified iNARTE EMC Design Engineer (EMCD-00178-ME).
Awards / Recognition
IEEE EMC Society Outstanding Contribution Award.

General Dynamics Scientific Technical Society Award.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has developed an "Understanding EMI/EMC" training course and can provide customized EMI/EMC training for your employees - from full classroom training to one-on-one training in a lab.
Vendor Selection
Selected vendors for all material required to develop two complete world class EMI/EMC test labs at Motorola Computer and General Dynamics Spectrum Astro Space Systems Division. Both programs came in on schedule and under budget.
Marketing Experience
Member of the committee that developed the AIAA S-121-1; "Electromagnetic Requirements for Space Equipment and Systems"

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Expert was born in Germany, and communicates well in conversational German

Fields of Expertise

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