Meeting Notice

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:

600 v/m Field Generation and Field Calibration for Automotive Component Testing PDF Presentation

Thomas Mullineaux, MILMEGA Limited

Date: March 19, 2009

Time: 5:30 PM

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

University of Michigan
School of Management
Fairlane Center
North - Room TBA
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

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5:30 – 6:00 Pizza and Refreshments provided by: MILMEGA Limited

 

6:00 – 7:00 Presentation

 
 
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Abstract:

 

600 v/m Field Generation and Field Calibration for Automotive Component Testing

 

Automotive Standards now call for 600 v/m pulsed testing over the ‘L’ and ‘S’ RADAR Bands. Generating these fields is non-trivial and calibrating the field is not straightforward in that the response time of a regular field probe is too long to ‘catch’ short duration pulses. If a continuous 600 v/m field is used during calibration, there is a risk of over-dissipation within the anechoic material lining the back wall of the chamber. This presentation explores alternative methods of generating and calibrating the 600 v/m field.

 

Topics

 

        The threat posed by new more powerful RADAR systems

        The response by the ‘big three’ auto manufacturers

        Antenna / amplifier combinations for generating 600 v/m @ 1m

        Worked example of calculating the power required

        Use of ‘pulsed only’ amplifiers; strengths and weaknesses

        Use of ‘CW and pulse’ capability amplifiers; strengths and weaknesses

        Field calibration using ‘pulsed only’ amplifiers

        Field calibration using ‘CW and pulse’ amplifiers

        Overcoming the dissipation limitation of the anechoic material

        Conclusions and summary

        Questions and answers

 

Presenter: Tom Mullineaux, MILMEGA Limited

Biography

Thomas Mullineaux, MILMEGA Limited

 

Thomas is an RF engineer with 8 years experience in leading RF design teams in the design and development of high-power microwave amplifiers for use in the defense and commercial applications. Tom received his degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Portsmouth University, England in 1989. He has delivered both practical and theoretical presentations to IEEE EMC Society sponsored events including ‘Linearization of an RF Amplifier for Immunity Testing’ at the 2004 Santa Clara EMC Symposium, and has had many technical articles published, including ‘Rating Power Amplifiers for RF Immunity Testing – Evaluation Engineering Magazine , 2003; ‘Selecting antenna/power amplifier combinations for the coming new RF immunity standards’ Interference Technology Magazine 2004; ‘Using radar amplifiers for automotive RF immunity tests’ Evaluation Engineering Magazine, 2005.

 

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