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The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society Chapter Proudly Presents

EMC Fest '2004 

May 6, 2004

A Colloquium and Exhibition on Designing for EMC

Location: The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan



Industry renowned speaker and professor:

Dr. Tom Van Doren

With, Tutorials & Demos Covering:

"EMI Coupling Mechanisms and Diagnostic Techniques"


The IEEE EMCFest 2004 speaker information:

Dr. Tom Van Doren is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla. For the past 23 years he has specialized in electromagnetic compatibility education and research. Over 18,000 engineers and technicians have attended his short courses on "Grounding and Shielding of Electronic Systems" and "Circuit Board Layout to Reduce Electromagnetic Emission and Susceptibility". He is a Fellow of the IEEE


EMC Fest 2004 Pictures






Review of Electromagnetic Compatibility Principles


BREAK & Exhibits



Interference Coupling Mechanisms and Equivalent Circuits





Interference Diagnostic and Mitigation Techniques


BREAK & Exhibits

A Review of Key Concepts



Reception & Raffle



Close of EMC Fest

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Note: The scheduled times and order of speakers may be subject to change without advance notice.

The Program

EMC Fest '2004 sessions will cover the following:

Reducing electromagnetic interference (EMI) involves a thorough understanding of what path currents take, what is self and mutual inductance, how to contain electric and magnetic fields, and the reasons for grounding electrical circuits. Incorrect concepts such as; currents go to ground taking the path of least resistance, a single straight wire has self inductance, and the reason for grounding is to return currents to their sources, are the cause of many EMI problems. Most engineers and technicians using or designing electronic systems have not had any formal education concerning electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) principles and design techniques. Learning how to solve EMC problems on the job can be very expensive for the employer and frustrating for the engineer. Most of the electromagnetic and circuit principles involved are very simple. However, the complexity of many systems masks the logic and simplicity of possible solutions.

The objectives of this EMC seminar are to:

1. Review basic EMC principles

2. Describe the 4 electrical energy coupling mechanisms and their equivalent circuits

3. Discuss techniques for diagnosing and reducing electromagnetic interference.

Several demonstrations and practical examples will be used to illustrate the principles and techniques being discussed.

Tabletop exhibits will be open during registration, lunch, all breaks, and the reception. Access to tabletop displays is available during the sessions, but the displays may not be manned during those times.

Hotel Information

The Dearborn Inn

20301 Oakwood Boulevard

Dearborn, Michigan 48124


*The Dearborn Inn Hotel is offering reduced room rates for reservations. IEEE Special Room rates of $169 are available (single or double occupancy). There are a LIMITED number of hotel rooms at a reduce price. You must mention "EMC Fest 2004" to get this special rate and reserve prior to April 15. After April 15 rooms and rates are subject to availability. The Dearborn Inn Hotel is located 15 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Transportation: Shared Airport shuttle service is available between the Detroit Metropolitan Airport and The Dearborn Inn 24 Hours per day. Contact the hotel to make arrangements.



Registered by March 15th


Registered by April 15th


Registered After April 15th ** and at door:


Non IEEE Member Additional Charge:


University Professors, Unemployed or Retired Engineers

Full -time Students with copy of valid Student I.D.


EMC Fest Presentation Record, with advance registration:


EMC Fest Presentation Record, additional copies ordered by April 25 th:



* Please, do not mail after April 15th .

**Web Registration Closed at Noon EDT on 5/3/2004


IEEE EMCFest '2004 Committee

Committee Chair
Kimball Williams
Underwriters Laboratories
248-427-5325, fax 248-427-5360

Exhibits & Conference Notes Handbook
Janet O'Neil
425-868-2558, fax 425-868-0547

Technical Program
Mark Steffka
General Motors Corporation
248 255-7441

Scott Lytle
Yazaki North America
6800 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, Michigan 48187
734-983-6012, fax 734-983-6013

Graeme Rogerson

Lotus Engineering
1254 Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Jim Muccioli and Dale Sanders
X2Y Attenuators
37554 Hills Tech Drive
Farmington Hills, MI 48331

*Available at EMC Fest only. Advance registrants receive one free copy at EMC Fest.

The registration fee includes one copy of the EMC Fest record, continental breakfast, lunch, and reception. The organizing committee reserves the right to substitute speakers, restrict size, or to cancel the EMC Fest. In the event EMC Fest is canceled by the organizing committee, registration fees will be fully refunded. Individuals that cancel their registration prior to April 15 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be made to individuals who cancel their registration after April 15th. Attendance is limited. Registration will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.


Registrations may entered by using the on lineEMC FEST 2004 REGISTRATION FORM or PDF Registration Form and then FAX, email or mail back.

Please make checks payable to: EMC Fest '2004.

Please use the Registration form and then Mail checks to:

IEEE EMC Fest '2004
c/o Scott Lytle
Yazaki North America
6800 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, MI 48187

Please do not mail after April 15th.

Sponsored by the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society.

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