The Workshop on Electromagnetic Compatibility

incemic 2010The Society of EMC Engineers (India), popularly known as SEMCE(I), established in Bangalore in 1987, is celebrating its eventful 25 years of professional services in the field of Electromagnetic Compatibility in the year 2012. This silver jubilee is a celebrative milestone in the journey of our vision and is a time for us to look back and thank every person who has contributed to the growth of our society. It is of great pleasure to announce that the 12th edition of our prime biennial event, the International Conference on Electromagnetic Interference & Compatibility (INCEMIC) falls in the silver jubilee year. INCEMIC 2012 will be held during 4-7 December, 2012 in Bangalore, India.

The event consists of a two day Conference during 6 & 7 December, 2012. The Conference will cover the entire scope of electromagnetic compatibility. Prior to the Conference during 4 & 5 December, 2012, a Two Day Workshop cum Tutorials on the latest trends in the field of EMI & EMC will be conducted by expert faculty.
The workshop is designed to give a new dimension so as to implement EMC Techniques in Military and Civilian Systems from the design, development up to the production stages.
The aims and objectives of the workshop are to give practical and design oriented technical know-how to the participants by the globally renouned experts in the relavant area. It will also be a platform where the participants will have an in-depth exposure to the state-of-the art cutting edge technologies designed and developed over the years in EMC technology.

We are in the process of finalising the schedule for the workshop. The following experts are likely to deliver lectures at the programme. Kindly visit this page for updates.

Garth D'Abreu is the Director of RF Engineering at ETS-Lindgren based at the corporate office in Cedar Park, Texas. He has primary responsibility for the design and development functions within the Systems Engineering group. The Systems group provides technical support for ETS-Lindgren worldwide and is directly responsible for anechoic chamber, E- Field generator, TEM device and instrumentation system design and development. Mr. D'Abreu is the lead engineer for reverberation chamber design and test and is responsible for the development of GTEM cells, EMP protection applications and wireless device test systems. He also provides technical support to the Filter department. He holds a BSc degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering, from North London University, UK. He is a member of the IEEE EMC Society, and active participant in standards development with has over 20 years experience in the RF industry.

Kenneth Kirchoff received his BS EE (Cum Laude) from Seattle University and has completed MS EE courses at Columbia University in New York and the University of Washington in Seattle. Kenneth has served on FAA advisory committees as a chairman of technical working groups, advised foreign regulatory bodies such as the MIC in Japan on safety aspects of wireless devices onboard airplanes and currently serves as a co-chair of the ARINC AEEC Cabin Systems Subcommittee technical working group for wireless systems onboard airplanes. Kenneth has worked at the Boeing Company for 22 years, spending time as an electromagnetic effects engineer on programs such as the 767 Tanker and Connexion by BoeingŪ and as a systems engineer in cabin systems working on onboard mobile telephony systems. Kenneth currently serves as the principle investigator in 787 Cabin Systems research and development working on such technologies as software defined radio, aircraft wireless infrastructure and synthetic aperture scanning. He also serves as the Boeing spokesman on the safe use of Portable Electronic Devices onboard airplanes. His areas of interest include software defined radio, aircraft wireless infrastructure and synthetic aperture scanning.

Dennis Lewis received his BS EE with honors from Henry Cogswell College and his MS Physics from the University of Washington. Dennis is a member of the IEEE and several of its technical societies including the Microwave Theory and Techniques, Electromagnetic Compatibility and the Antennas and Propagations societies. He serves on the IEEE MTT-S subcommittee 11 on microwave measurements and the IEEE 1309 standard committee for field probe calibrations. Dennis is also a senior member of the Antenna Measurements Techniques Association (AMTA). He is an active member and past chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee for North Seattle Community College. Dennis has worked at Boeing for 22 years and is recognized as an Associate Technical Fellow. He currently has leadership and technical responsibility for the primary RF, Microwave and Antenna Metrology labs. His areas of interest include aerospace applications of reverberation chamber techniques and microwave measurement systems and uncertainties.

Francesca Maradei was awarded a Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1992 from Sapienza University of Rome, a Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in Electrical Engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in 1993, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome, in 1997. Ms Maradei is currently an Associate Professor at Sapienza University. Ms. Maradei joined the Department of Electrical Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome in 1996 where, before recently becoming a full Professor, she served as an Associate Professor until late 2010. She is author of more than 100 papers in the field of numerical techniques and their application to EMC problems (shielding, transmission line analysis, electrostatic discharge, electric fast transient, printed circuit boards, and power distribution networks). Ms. Maradei is the immediate past president of the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society for 2010-11. She has been serving in the Board of Directors of IEEE EMC Society since 2005. She served as Chapter Coordinator of the IEEE EMCS Society in 2005-2009, and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on EMC from 1999 to 2000. She serves as reviewer of technical papers for the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, on Industry Applications, on Microwave Theory and Techniques, and on Magnetics. She was awarded the 2003 James Melcher Prize Paper Award by the Electrostatic Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society; the Oral Presentation Best Paper Award at the International Symposium EMC'94 ROMA, and the Poster Presentation Best Paper Award at the International Symposium EMC EUROPE 2000.

Dr. Johannes (John) Norgard is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado and the President/CEO of ElectroMagnetic Techniques. He was a Senior Research Scientist at the Air Force Research Lab. He is now the Chief Engineer at NASA/Johnson Space Center for Electromagnetic Environmental Effects. He was also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Air Force Academy. He has taught Electromagnetic courses for over 30 years and was the Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, Chair of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Interim Chair of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and the Director of the Electromagnetics Laboratory at the University of Colorado. He was a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Georgia Tech and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment and Auroral Observatory near Oslo, Norway. He worked at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory while studying at Caltech and was a Co-Op student at Georgia Tech while working at the Charleston Naval Shipyard and Polaris Submarine Base. He was also a Visiting Professor at the Tel-Aviv University and at the Air Force Weapons Lab, and was a member of the technical staff of the Bell Telephone Laboratories. He was an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University and at the University of Houston. He is a Fellow of IEEE for "IR Measurements of EM Fields".

Frank Sabath (M'94-SM'03) received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany, in 1993, and the Dr.-Ing. degree from the Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Hannover, Germany, in 1998. From 1993 to 1998, he was with the C-Lab, a Joint Research and Development Institute of the University of Paderborn and the Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG, Paderborn, Germany, where his responsibilities included research activities on numerical field calculation and the radiation analysis of printed circuit boards. In 1998, he joined the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB), particular the Bundeswehr Research Institute for Protective Technologies and NBC-Protection (WIS), Munster, Germany. From 2009 to 2011 he served as a deputy branch chief at the Armament Directorate of the Federal Ministry of Defense. Currently, he is head of the directorate on Balanced Nuclear Protection Measures and Nuclear Hardening, Electro-Magnetic Effects, Fire Protection of the Federal Armed Forces Scientific Institute for Protective Technologies and NBC-Protection (WIS), Munster, Germany. His research interests include investigations of electromagnetic field theory, numerical field computation, investigations of short pulse interaction on electronics, and impulse radiation. As an IEEE member since 1994, he has been involved in many aspects of the IEEE EMC Society including extensive work as a Region 8 regional conference coordinator, global symposia coordinator and Region 8 regional membership coordinator.

Perry F. Wilson (S'78-M'82-SM'93-F'05) received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1983. He currently leads the RF Fields Group in the Electromagnetics Division of the National Institute for Standards and Technology, in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Wilson's research has focused on the application of electromagnetic theory to problems in electromagnetic compatibility and metrology. Dr. Wilson is a Fellow of the IEEE, of URSI Commission B, and of the US IEC TC77B TAG, a former Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE EMC Transactions, a recipient of the IEEE EMC Transactions Best Paper Award in 2002, and the current Vice-President for Communication Services on the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors.

Topics Proposed

"Radiated Emissions/Immunity" - EMC Test Standards and EMI Antenna Analysis/Design
By John Norgard

Radiated Emissions (RE) from an electronic system can cause Electromagnetic Susceptibility (RS) in other nearby electronic devices. All components of the electronic system radiate, and all parts of the electronic device receive, forming multiple coupled intentional/unintentional transmitter/receiver pairs. Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) between the system and device can cause degradation, damage, destruction, etc. of the components of the device. EMI MIL-STD emissions/immunity testing of the radiated emissions from and radiated susceptibility of an electronic circuit are reviewed. All components of the system/device are modeled and simulated as radiating/receiving antennas.

The physics (concepts) and math (models) of basic antennas are reviewed. The concept of radiation is discussed, with propagation, scattering, and coupling as special cases. The two radiation integrals (one describing the electric effects of the antenna, and the other describing the magnetic effects of the antenna) are derived "Heuristically" from the auxiliary potential equations (Poisson/Laplace), as THE unique particular solutions to the (coupled) Maxell and (uncoupled) Helmholtz field/wave equations (and the Conservation of Charge/Current) for all basic antennas types radiating in simple media (with linear/homogeneous/isotropic/non-dispersive Constitutive Relations).

The interrelationship between antenna Analysis and Synthesis (Design) concepts are discussed. Near-Field and Far-Field solutions are presented. The near, immediate, and far fields radiated from a simple Hertzian dipole are found as an example. More complicated antennas require computational electromagnetic (CEM) numerical solutions, which are described. The physical characteristics of an antenna, e.g., radiation pattern, directivity/gain, lobes/nulls, input impedance/reflection coefficient, matching/VSWR, etc., are defined and discussed.

Delegate fee for the Workshop
General : Rs. 7,000/-
SEMCE(I) / IEEE Members : Rs. 6,500/- (US $125/-)
Students (Full Time Only) : Rs. 2,500/-

Late fee for registration after deadline: Original fee + Rs. 500/-

Please submit your details here to be intimated about the registration when it commences

Workshop Convener
Dr B.Subbarao
Senior Member IEEE, Fellow IETE
Programe Director & Head EMC Division
SAMEER - Centre for Electromagnetics
2nd Cross Road, CIT Campus
Taramani, Chennai 600 113