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The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society Chapter Proudly Presents

EMC Fest '2010 

May 20, 2010

"EMC Aspects of Hybrid Vehicles and Motors"

 Location (see map below): Canton Summit on the Park, Canton, Michigan

46000 Summit Parkway

Canton, Michigan 48188

(734) 394-5480


Vendor Tables Are Sold Out


Industry renowned speakers:

Gary Skibinski PhD

James Muccioli

David P. Johns PhD

The Canton Summit on the Park

EMC Fest 2010 Photo Gallery

Left to right: David Johns, Gary Skibinski, Mark Steffka, James Muccioli

Program Overview: 


1)  Electric Motor Drives

2)  Power Inverters

3)     Hybrid Vehicle Motors

4)     Parasitics

5)  Battery Pack and Shielded Cable Considerations for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Bench Level EMC Testing    


6)   Simulation of EMC issues in high voltage power bus cables


The IEEE EMC Fest 2010 speaker information:



Gary Skibinski PhD
Rockwell Automation


Jim Muccioli


David P. Johns PhD

Computer Simulation Technology


Abstracts and Biographies:

Title: "Hybrid Electric Vehicle EMI Challenges"

Presenter: Gary Skibinski

Affiliation: Rockwell Automation 




High voltage inverters and motors used in Hybrid Electric Vehicles face similar but somewhat different EMC challenges as drive systems connected to the grid. The presentation first focuses on generation and control of common mode and differential mode EMI noise as applied to the Battery-Dive-Cable-Motor Power Train. Possible noise sources and their frequency spectrum emitted from the drive will be identified as well as EMI reduction calculations and low cost solutions to reduce EMI. Inverter, cable and motor coupling paths in mobile applications are mostly parasitic driven so that a summary of recent work done on how to obtain high frequency cable and high frequency motor models is presented. Discussion of shielding & bonding techniques is highlighted. Lastly, simulation tools to study conducted noise that lead to radiated noise is shown.



Dr. Gary L. Skibinski is a Fellow Engineer at Rockwell Automation Drives Division working on Power Electronics for 34 years. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin on Zero Switching Loss Inverters. He has contributed articles for 2 IEEE Press books, 64 IEEE papers with 19 paper awards, several trade magazine articles, IEEE sponsored Drives & EMI seminars and 34 US patents. He is chair for IEEE Std. 518 - Noise Standard Revision for IEEE IAS Society and participant to NEMA and IEC SC22G WG11 Adjustable Speed Drive Std. He has worked on solid-state starters, DC/AC servos, AC drives using SCR, BJT, and IGBT semi-conductors, switch mode power supplies and UPS systems. “Mobile” EMC adventures have been on the GM Test Track ride at Disneyworld, Rocket Rod at Disneyland, fire trucks, HEV military trucks, and streetcars.



Gary Skibinski


Title: “Battery Pack and Shielded Cable Considerations for HEV Bench Level EMC Testing”
Presenter: James Muccioli
Authors: James Muccioli & Dale Sanders




For Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (HEV), EMC requirements offer new and challenging issues for Automotive Engineers. Although vehicle emissions and immunity levels are essentially unchanged, EMC component and system bench level requirements and test methods for high voltage/current technology are still being defined. Competitive advantages as well as the cost for research and development are also significant factors. This presentation will look at the HEV battery pack and associated interfaces using System Engineering to highlight requirements, trade-offs and challenges to correlate bench level EMC testing to vehicle level testing.



James P. Muccioli is an EMC consultant and owner of Jastech EMC Consulting LLC for the past 25 years. Additionally he has worked for X2Y Attenuators, Chrysler and United Technologies as Chief Technical Officer, EMC expert and System Engineer. He has taught EMC undergraduate courses & Professional 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, SAE J-551 and SAE IC EMC Task Force (chair person). He received an 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).


James Muccioli



Title: Simulation of cable interference and emissions in vehicle power systems
Presenter: David P. Johns PhD
Affiliation: VP Engineering, CST of America

The use of high voltage power systems in hybrid and electric vehicles adds to the already considerable challenges in meeting automotive EMC requirements. The switching associated with power converters or inverters can generate differential and common noise that propagates in cabling and interferes with other electronics systems. This presentation will explore techniques for modeling the power system EMC problem and assessing interference between cables routed in close proximity. The effect of cable imbalance will be discussed and also a comparison of shielded and unshielded cable coupling.

Dr David P. Johns is the VP of Engineering and Support for CST of America. He received his PhD in Electromagnetic Analysis from Nottingham University (UK) in 1996 for developing a new 3D frequency-domain TLM method. He contributed to the development of CST's 3D time-domain TLM code MICROSTRIPES and in particular efficient techniques for modeling current diffusion, apertures and wires. David has over 20 years of electromagnetic simulation experience and specializes in the modeling of real world EMC/EMI problems. He is a regular speaker at IEEE EMC conferences and chapter meetings and recently the co-chair of the IEEE EMC Symposium Workshop "How to simplify real-world complex systems into realistic, solvable, accurate models".

David Johns


May 20, 2010 Schedule






Session 1 Gary Skibinski PhD



BREAK & Exhibits



Session 2 Gary Skibinski PhD






Session 3 Gary Skibinski PhD



BREAK & Exhibits



Session 4 Jim Muccioli



BREAK & Exhibits



Session 5  David Johns



Ice Cream Social Reception
Door Prizes





Note: The scheduled times may be subject to change without advance notice.


Participants can earn 0.6 Continuing Education Units or 6 Professional Development Hours from the IEEE, if they have an engineering background for just an extra 15 dollars.  Just pick CEU Certificate $15 from the drop down materials menu on the registration page.  After EMC Fest, you will be sent an email with info detailing the CEUs you have earned, as well as a printable PDF certificate.  


** **Lunch will be penne pasta with marinara, roasted herb chicken, roast top sirloin, garden salad, fresh seasonal vegetables, roasted garlic redskins, coffee, tea, decaf, rolls, butter and assorted desserts.

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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


Extended Stay America Hotel in Canton is offering reduced room rates for reservations.  Special Room rates of $49.99 are available (queen size bed), plus tax.  Rate includes complimentary passes to Lifetime Fitness.  Internet is an additional $4.99 per stay. There are a LIMITED number of hotel rooms at this price. You must mention rate code "YAZAKI" to get this special rate and reserve your room by May 13th. After which rooms and rates are subject to availability. The Canton Extended Stay Hotel is located 14 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.  From I-275 take exit #25 (Ford Road/Mi-153 ) West. Travel approximately 1/4 of a mile to Haggerty Road. Turn left on Haggerty Road and proceed approximately 1/4 of a mile. Extended Stay America will be on the left at 2000 Haggerty Road, Canton, MI 48187, Phone: (734) 844-6725

Contact Cathy or Angela to make arrangements. Airport shuttle is NOT available through the hotel.

Comfort Inn – Plymouth Clock Tower is offering reduced room rates for reservations. IEEE Special Room rates of $67 are available (single or double occupancy), plus tax which includes free in-room internet, free deluxe continental breakfast and local calls,   Complimentary USA Today Newspaper,  On-site Fitness Center, 24 Business Center with Copier, Fax and Printer,  24 Hour Coffee in the Lobby and Coffee Makers in the Room.  There are a LIMITED number of hotel rooms at this price. You must mention "YAZAKI" to get this special rate and reserve your room by May 13th. After which rooms and rates are subject to availability. The Comfort Inn Plymouth is located 16 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Contact Annette Feuerstein  734-455-8100. Airport shuttle is NOT available through the hotel.




Registered Before May 1st


Registered after May 1st  and at the door


Non IEEE Member Additional Charge


Full -time IEEE University Students


Retired / Unemployed IEEE Members


CEU Certificate


EMC Fest Record CD ROM, with advance registration


Extra copy CD ROM



**Web Registration Closes at Noon EDT on 5/18/2010




IEEE EMCFest Committee

Technical Chair
Mark Steffka
University of MichiganDearborn


Event Committee
Candace Suriano
Suriano Solutions


EMC Fest Brochure
Kimball Williams
Denso International


 Vendor Exhibits & Dinner
Robert Kado


Registrations & Website
Scott Lytle
Yazaki North America
6800 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, Michigan 48187


Matt Feusse
Yazaki North America
6800 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, Michigan 48187


Keith Frazier
Ford Motor Company




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

The registration fee includes one copy of the EMC Fest Proceedings,  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 May 1 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be made to individuals who cancel their registration after May 1. Attendance is limited. Registration will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.


Registrations must register online by using the on line EMC FEST 2010 REGISTRATION FORM



IEEE EMC Fest '2010
c/o Scott Lytle
Yazaki North America
6800 N. Haggerty Road
Canton, MI 48187


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


July 25-30 2010 IEEE EMC Symposium - Ft. Lauderdale FL

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