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The IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society UK and Ireland Chapter Technical Meeting

Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

The technical meeting is open to all and is free of charge, but please note the requirement to register in advance. The meeting is to be held in Room 1.10.

Technical Meeting Agenda

13:20 – 13:25 – Welcome – Roy Ediss, EMC Chapter Chair
13.25 – 14.10 – Thermal Noise Phenomena in Reverberation Chambers. Presented by IEEE EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer Andy Marvin, Professor of Applied Electromagnetics, University of York.
14.10 – 15.00 – Inductance Masterclass. Presented by Professor Alistair Duffy, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, De Montfort University

15.00 – 15.20 – Break

15.20 – 16.50 Everything you don’t know about lightning…and nobody else does either. Presented by IEEE EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer Dr Farhad RachidiHaeri, Head of the EMC Group at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EFPL), Switzerland.

17.00 Meeting closes


The meeting will be followed by optional Après-meeting networking at a London pub – Anchor Bankside, 34 Park St, London SE1 9EF

This is a Thameside river view pub, dating from 1615, which serves food in the bar and restaurant, with real ale and outdoor seating. It is four minutes walk east downriver from OFCOM.

Papers Abstracts

Thermal Noise Phenomena in Reverberation Chambers – The thermal noise performance of an antenna in the environment or an anechoic chamber is well known. What is the Noise Temperature of an antenna in a reverberation chamber? This lecture describes the thermal noise phenomena exhibited by antennas in reverberation chambers. Potential applications of the phenomena are described.

Professor Andy Marvin FREng IEEE Life Fellow. Professor of Applied Electromagnetics, University of York, Department of Electronic Engineering and former Technical Director of York EMC Services Ltd.

Inductance Masterclass – Understanding inductance is vital for the EMC engineer. However, it is possibly one of the least well understood parameters in electronic engineering. This lecture helps to reinforce that knowledge by showing how inductance relates to fields (and the current giving rise to the fields). It sketches out partial inductance as an aid to understanding such things as impedance and then develops an approximation for inductance of a conductor segment.

Professor Alistair Duffy, BEng(Hons), MEng, MBA, PhD, CEng, FIET, IEEE Fellow, FRSA, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Faculty of Technology De Montfort University.

Everything you don’t know about lightning…and nobody else does either – Since 1752 when Franklin conducted his famous kite experiment, significant progress has been achieved in understanding lightning discharge and its effects. However, still may questions remain unanswered in various fields of lightning including lightning physics and lightning protection. This presentation will provide an overview of lightning phenomenology and recent progress on lightning research.

Dr Farhad Rachidi-Haeri is head of the EMC Group at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EFPL), Switzerland. He is an IEEE EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer for the term 2016-2017.

Registration and location

The event is an open meeting, with all welcome. There is no charge for attendance. If you plan to attend you need to register by emailing Roy Ediss

For registration you will need to provide: Name, Company, (if applicable) and whether you are attending the Technical Meeting, the Annual General Meeting, or both.

There is no on-site car parking. Public transport is strongly recommended.

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