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Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC, Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society and Communications Chapters joint technical meeting.

Pizza Sponsor: Bill Brady from Tektronix.

Building: U of M Dearborn
Room Number: Posted on Video Monitors
Fairlane Center North
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn,  Michigan
United States 48124
Date: 15-March-2012
Time: 05:30PM to 07:30PM (2.00 hours) All times are: America/Detroit

No Admission Charge.

Registration Closed


Doug Hughes


This will be a two-part follow-up presentation building on the talk given on the subject of “Wireless Aboard, Why All The Fuss?” during the September 14, 2011 SEM Section meeting. Doug’s involvement with the subject of aircraft E3 over a 42-year career and various unclassified EMI studies will be overviewed. Some of the technical issues will also be highlighted. Some of the same EMI problems section members encounter designing motor vehicles are similar to those found on aircraft. Doug will also give overviews of a few of the air safety/accident investigations in which he has participated. Retirees always enjoy a chance to talk shop and share lessons learned.

Biography: Mr. Douglas (Doug) J. Hughes received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy (now MO S&T), Rolla in 1963, and a M.S. Communications Theory from The George Washington University in 1971. He retired to Ann Arbor in the summer of 2005 after an interesting 42-year career in EMC/E3/Spectrum Management. He spent five years with McDonnell Aircraft/ McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis and 37 years in Annapolis, MD working for the technical support contractors (IITRI/Alion) at the DoD Joint Spectrum Center (ex ECAC). He received excellent EMC training in St. Louis from Gus Weinstock, Walt McKerchar, Roy Soldanels, and Phil McBrayer. His early mentors in Annapolis were Mike Lustgarten, Al Baker, and John Scott. He quickly became a mentor in Annapolis for E3 issues. He retired as one of the employee owners of Alion Science and Technology.
Doug authored or coauthored 27 JSC/ECAC reports, seven technical notes, over 1000 equipment spectrum certification technical reviews, one NATO/ARFA Symposium Paper, two papers to RTCA, one RF Technology Expo 88 Paper, two papers to the DoD E3 Program Reviews, one IEEE ICC Symposium Paper, one IEEE EMC Symposium Paper, Tab J-3 of the USAF CT-43A 73-01149 Aircraft Accident Investigation Board Report, and the last paragraph on page 160 of NTSB’s TWA 800 Accident Investigation Report. He is a full member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators with 31 safety & accident investigations - all E3 related.
In keeping with a long IEEE SEM EMC chapter tradition, Doug holds the amateur radio call sign W3HO. He is active on the repeaters and 40 CW. He also held NARTE NCE-188 (inactive) and was a member of the NARTE Examination Question Review Panel. The grandfather-submitted questions left a lot to be desired. Doug authored as many as 37 questions in the iNARTE NCE examination study guide, including the autocorrelation one wrt third-harmonic emission bandwidths.
Doug’s professional profile was presented in Bill Duff’s column in the Fall 2004 IEEE EMC Society quarterly newsletter:
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Meeting Agenda:

5:30 Pizza and Refreshments

6:00 Technical Presentation

7:30 Questions and answers