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The IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society UK and Ireland Chapter invites you to attend the forthcoming technical meeting on various topics at the University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street London W1W 6UW.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

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

An EMC Chapter Annual General Meeting will be held at the same venue in the morning from 11:00am.

Agenda

13:25 – 13:30 Welcome – Roy Ediss, EMC Chapter Chair
13.30 – 14.10 The role of modelling in infrastructure EMC design and assurance. I. D. Flintoft and D. Hayes. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins
Business, York, UK.
14.10 – 14.50 Open Source Cable Models for EMI simulations in Spice. C. Smart, M.J. Basford, S. Greedy and D. W. P Thomas – The George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research, University of Nottingham.

14.50 – 15.15 Coffee Break

15.15 – 16.00 CE marking and Radio performance issues when installing radio modules and collocating multiple radio transceivers. Charlie Blackham, Sulis Consultants.
16.00 – 16.45 EMC and Wireless Power Transfer- An update. Martin Wright. CISPR I.

16.45 Technical meeting ends

16.50 Networking / social meeting in a traditional London Pub:  The King & Queen, 1 Foley Street, W1W 6DL, less than 1 minute from the University of Westminster and 5 minutes from Goodge Street tube. http://www.thekingandqueenpub.com/thepub.html


Information available on topics and speakers:

The role of modelling in infrastructure EMC design and assurance. I. D. Flintoft and D. Hayes.

Abstract – Electromagnetic compatibility is an important part of the design and assurance process for complex infrastructure projects. It is primarily controlled by the application of national and industry specific standards, guidelines and codes of practice with conservative margins to allow for straightforward and efficient design with low residual risk of adverse interference. Occasionally this approach must be supplemented by more detailed analysis to overcome cost, constructability or other constraints. In such cases modelling of increasing sophistication can be applied to provide design solutions. The complexity of the modelling must be balanced against the cost and, very importantly, the ability to validate the results; simpler models are therefore often the tool of choice.

This paper provides examples of the application of modelling on recent rail infrastructure projects and considers how the advent of Digital Engineering may influence the application of modelling in the future.

CE marking and Radio performance issues when installing radio modules and collocating multiple radio transceivers. Charlie Blackham.

Abstract – Very brief discussion of Radio Equipment Directive and what is “radio equipment”, EMI coupling of clocks and other signals causing receiver blocking and reduced operating range, the risk of receiver overload due to co-located transmitter and mitigation measures that can be employed.

After spending 10 years working in a variety of approvals roles for manufacturers of radio and data networking products, Charlie set-up Sulis Consultants in 2005 to provide CE marking and Product Approvals assistance to a wide range of small and medium sized companies.

Specialising in EU compliance to EMC, Low Voltage and Radio Equipment Directives and North American requirements for EMC and radio, Charlie has assisted over 70 companies from start-ups to Global Blue-Chips to bring a wide range of products to market: advising on requirements; writing test plans and managing test programs; fixing test failures; drafting compliance documentation; and advising on changing requirements.

A graduate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Charlie is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. In addition, he is a UKAS accredited FCC and ISED radio test engineer; a Technical Expert for a UK EMC Notified Body; and acts as Technical Expert for a UK Radio Equipment Directive Notified Body.

EMC and Wireless Power Transfer- An update. Martin Wright.

Abstract – WPT is a rapidly growing technology with the potential to both change the world and interfere with a number of radio systems. The author will give an update on progress from the perspective of potential victims.

Martin Wright is the former chairman of CISPR/I and former vice chairman of CISPR. He is currently chairman of CENELEC TC 210 WG11 and vice chairman of CISPR/H. He has been active in EMC for BT and latterly the BBC for over 30 years. He is currently mainly concerned in the development of emissions requirements concentrating on requirements for PLT and WPT systems.”

If you plan to attend you need to register by informing: Roy Ediss providing your name and company (if applicable)

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Please note that there is no on-site car parking. Public transport is strongly recommended.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.