Meeting Notice

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:


Presented by: James Muccioli
Jastech EMC Consulting LLC

 The Southeastern Michigan IEEE Section Conference will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2009.

Location: Fairlane Campus - U of M Dearborn (Map Code FCN)

University of Michigan
School of Management
Fairlane Center North
19000 Hubbard Drive

Dearborn, MI 48126

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Schedule of Events 

3:30 PM  - 4:00 PM On-Site Registration and Check-In

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM 1st Technical Session

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 2nd Technical Session

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM 3rd Technical Session

6:45 PM - 7:15 PM Networking, Vendors, Student Papers Posters

7:15 PM - 7:45 PM Dinner from Park Place Catering and Awards Program

7:45 PM - 8:30 PM Keynote - John Schneider, Ford Chief Engineer, Ford SYNC


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Abstract: As the next generation of vehicle technology emerges, the amount of electronic technology and electronic features increase the complexity of vehicle system integration. Vehicle power supplies in vehicles are no longer simple battery supplied 12V or 24V systems with isolated electronic modules.


The modern electric motor has been around since 1873. Although many technological advances have been made, all motors are a source of electromagnetic noise in vehicles. Next generation vehicles have more DC motors used in new applications. The ability to suppress EMI cost effectively requires more than just throwing a filter on the motor. To effectively meet requirements and cost criteria a system engineering approach is required from concept to production. This presentation will cover the following area and discuss the impact of design, cost and program timing.


1. Developing an EMC Test Plan
a. Requirements
b. Variables in EMC Test set-up
c. Goals for each stage of testing
2. Motor design for EMC
a. Housing
b. End cap
c. Lead and terminal location
d. Bearing and bushings
e. Brush design

James Muccioli


Biography: James P. Muccioli has been an EMC consultant with Jastech EMC Consulting LLC for over 25+ years. Additionally he has worked for X2Y Attenuators, DaimlerChrysler and United Technologies as an EMC expert and system engineer. He has taught EMC undergraduate courses & continuing education seminars at Lawrence Technological University and at the University of Michigan. He is an iNARTE certified EMC & ESD engineer and a member of SAE J-1113, J-551 and chairman of IC EMC Task Force. He received his IEEE Fellow in 1998 for contributions to integrated circuit design practices to minimize electromagnetic interference and has served on the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors (1993-1998 & 2001-2003).

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