Meeting Notice

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:


Automotive EMC Testing
The Challenges of Testing Battery Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles


Speakers: James P. Muccioli, Dale Sanders & Steve English


Date: April 21, 2011

Time: 5:30 PM





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

University of Michigan
School of Management
Fairlane Center
North - Room ~120
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

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Registration Deadline: 10 AM on the day of the event

Schedule of Events


5:30 – 6:00 Pizza and Refreshments provided by: TUV



6:00 – 7:00 Presentation

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This presentation is a joint project by Jastech EMC Consulting and TÜV SÜD America that looks at EMC testing of Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for Electric (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV). The focus is to share the challenges and flexibility that a test facility needs to address in order to accommodate OEM approved Test Plans and development testing.

The presentation is presented in 2 parts.

1.  "Defining the Test Methodology using System Engineering”, presented by James Muccioli from Jastech EMC Consulting, will discuss the different modules and functionality being integrated into the Energy Storage Systems using a System Engineering methodology of identifying requirements and defining EMC objectives.

"Test Laboratory Practical Implementation”, presented by Dale Sanders from Jastech EMC Consulting, will discuss the “how to” and flexible capability required than an automotive EMC Lab will need to have to test ESS Units. Several examples will be shown of how TÜV SÜD America addresses the physical size issues as well as equipment/facility required investments



James P. Muccioli is an EMC consultant and owner of Jastech EMC Consulting for 25 years. Additionally he has worked for X2Y Attenuators, Chrysler and United Technologies. Mr. Muccioli has taught EMC undergraduate courses & Professional Education seminars at Lawrence Technological University, the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the University of Michigan. He is an iNARTE certified EMC & ESD Engineer and a member of SAE J-1113, SAE J-551 and SAE IC EMC Task Force (chair person). Mr. Muccioli received an IEEE Fellow in 1998 for contributions to integrated circuit design practices to minimize electromagnetic interference and has also served on the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors (1993-1998 & 2001-2003).

Dale Sanders is an Independent EMC Consultant for Jastech EMC Consulting. His
experience includes EMC design, analysis, and testing. Mr. Sanders serviced in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1993-1998 and holds a BSEE from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Mr. Sanders has guest lectured on EMC topics at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and University of Detroit-Mercy as well as developed EMC course criteria, topics, projects and lab experiments. Mr. Sanders is an active member of the IEEE EMC Society, NDIA, SAE EMC Committees and IC Task Force. He has authored numerous EMC technical papers and application notes on EMC test methodologies, EMC design solutions and filtering products.

Steve English is Manager of the TÜ
V SÜD America automotive EMC Laboratory based in Plymouth, MI. He holds a degree in Physics from the University of Liverpool, and has 25 years of automotive experience, beginning with the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) in the UK in 1987. At MIRA he was responsible for testing, and finally managing, the whole vehicle EMC chamber. In 1999 he moved within MIRA to the site in Plymouth, MI where he designed and commissioned a component EMC chamber which became A2LA accredited and then recognized by Ford & GM. The site has continued to grow, through three different owners, to the present where it now has five chambers of various sizes and capabilities. While with MIRA Mr English was active on the UK delegations to both CISPR D & ISO.




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