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Expert in Electromagnetic Interference, Electromagnetic Compatibility, and Electrostatic Discharge

Expert ID: 107865 Alabama, USA

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ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE; ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY; ELECTRONIC NOISE; MINIMIZING EMI SOURCE. He is an expert in many areas of electromagnetic interference and compatibility (EMI and EMC) and has 30 years of professional experience. His emphasis is on design and troubleshooting at both the equipment and systems levels. He has solved EMI problems with the computer, medical, military, industrial control, automotive, railroad, power, and communications systems. He is very knowledgeable in EMI design prevention techniques. Expert has published over 50 technical articles on EMI and EMC issues and has co-authored two0 books on EMC. He has taught over 50 EMI and EMC courses throughout the world.

HEMP. Expert did a year-long research project, which hardened the "standard" US Navy minicomputer against EMP effects. Expert worked together in a group that specialized in HEMP effects.

EMI MEASUREMENTS; FCC STANDARDS. Expert has designed, tested, and qualified numerous systems to stringent government EMI regulations (TEMPEST, MIL-STD-461, FCC IEC). He has designed and tested products to meet European Community EMI standards (IEC 801, CISPR 11/22, IEC 1000-4), and FDA medical standards. He has also conducted magnetic field and electromagnetic field site surveys.

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE; ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE CONTROL; STATIC ELECTRICITY. Expert has designed and tested systems to IEC 1000-4-2 (formerly IEC 801.2) immunity standards. He has isolated and corrected ESD problems with electronic systems in the field. He has developed in-house ESD guidelines and standards for clients.

RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE; MANMADE RFI; NATURAL RFI; RADAR INTERFERENCE; TELEVISION INTERFERENCE. Expert has solved numerous RFI problems between computer systems and VHF and UHF radio communications systems. This includes both emissions (computers jamming radios) and susceptibility (radios jamming computers). He has designed and tested systems to meet IEC 1000-4-3 (formerly IEC 801.3) RF immunity standards. He has conducted RF site surveys and has designed shielded rooms for RFI control.

POWER QUALITY; ELECTRONIC TRANSIENTS; HUM; GROUNDING; LINE FILTERING. Expert has consulted on power quality problems, including transients, hum, high-frequency interference, voltage sag and surge, magnetic fields, lightning, and grounding. He has conducted research on magnetic field effects on video displays and has done power line surveys and magnetic field surveys. He has held a Master Electrician's license and is familiar with the National Electrical Code as it applies to electronic systems. He has supported EPRI efforts on Power Quality.

ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE; NUCLEAR EMP; SYSTEM GENERATED EMP; SOURCE REGION EMP. Expert has designed electronic equipment to meet nuclear EMP requirements. He has conducted classified research and advised clients of design techniques needed to meet EMP requirements.

TEMPEST; COMPROMISING EMANATIONS. Expert has designed and installed equipment to stringent TEMPEST requirements. He has advised clients on design techniques needed to meet TEMPEST requirements.

LIGHTNING. Expert has advised architects on lightning protection for electronic systems. His recent experience includes designing protection for "911" emergency systems, which involves the integration of VHF and UHF radio, computer, telephone, and emergency power systems.

Expert offers training seminars on electromagnetic compatibility including Design for EMC, Systems Grounding and Shielding, along with other customized classes.

Expert provides EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) troubleshooting at both the design and systems levels. Problems include radiated and conducted emissions, immunity, RFI, ESD, and power disturbances.

Expert provides design reviews to prevent electromagnetic interference problems. These cover components, printed circuit boards, power supplies, cables and connectors, grounding, and mechanical packaging (shielding.)


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1968 Degree: B.S. Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Nebraska

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1987 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: EMC Consulting Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1983 to 1987 Employer: Intel Corporation Title: Field Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1982 to 1983 Employer: Micro Component Technology Title: Product Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1980 to 1982 Employer: Com Squared Systems Title: Marketing Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1978 to 1980 Employer: Tektronix Title: Field Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1970 to 1978 Employer: Sperry Defense Systems Title: EMC/TEMPEST Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1968 to 1970 Employer: Collins Radio Company Title: RF Design Engineer Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the IEEE EMC society and EOS/ESD Society.
Licenses / Certifications
He holds an FCC Commercial License, is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), and is a NARTE Certified EMC Engineer.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert's firm publishes an industry newsletter on EMI/EMC and sponsors an annual symposium (Minnesota EMC-EVENT).

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert offers electromagnetic compatibility training seminars including Design for EMC, Systems Grounding and Shielding, and other customized classes.

Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of EMI testing services - FCC, VDE, EC, MIL-STD-461, MDS-201, SAE, TEMPEST, ESD, lightning. EMI test equipment - spectrum analyzers, receivers, transient generators (power, automotive, electrostatic discharge), screen and shield rooms. EMI components - filters (signal and power line), ferrites, capacitors, enclosure shielding materials, architectural shielding materials, EMI gasketing, transient protectors (signal and power line), shielded cables and connectors, ground grids.

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