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IEEE Seattle EMC/MTT/AP Joint Chapter Meeting Announcement

Introduction to Antenna Calibration Methods:

An overview of new antenna developments, related standards, calibration and what you need to know for
efficient and compliant EMC testing

Date:  Monday, January 12, 2015

Time:  1:00 pm – 1:45 pm  -  Complimentary lunch
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm  -  Presentation, including Q & A

Speaker:  Doug Kramer, Lab Manager – Wireless, EMC and Calibration,
ETS-Lindgren, Cedar Park, Texas

 Location:  The Boeing Company (See Map Attached)

7701 14th Ave South
Bldg. 2-122

Seattle, WA 98108

RSVP:  Email or call Seattle EMC Chapter vice-chair Janet O’Neil:

Phone 425-868-2558, Email


Presentation Abstract:  This presentation will provide an overview on antenna calibration, what it means to calibrate an antenna and why you should care.  The set of operations for an antenna calibration that establish the relationship between values of quantities indicated by a measuring instrument and a reference standard will be explained.   Essential concepts will be reviewed, such as metrology, verification, validation, and accreditation.  Case studies will be provided on these concepts to provide practical examples of the concepts as applicable in the real-world.  Finally, traceability and measurement uncertainty will be discussed according to standards such as ANSI C63.5, SAE ERP 958, IEEE 291, and CISPR 16-1-6.  The presentation will conclude with a review of new antenna developments, including tips on which antenna to use for what measurement application, trade-offs in evaluating different antennas, and the new "balance test" for biconilog antennas.

Speaker Bio:  Doug Kramer is the Manager of the Calibration/EMC/Wireless Labs for ETS-Lindgren in Cedar Park, Texas.  He has over 12 years of experience in managing a commercial test laboratory and providing test solutions to a variety of customers.  He holds BSEE and MSEE degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is the outgoing Chair of TC1 of the IEEE EMC Society.  Doug supports the technical staff at ETS-Lindgren, many of whom are active contributors to the leading wireless industry organizations, including the WiMAX Forum®, CTIA – The Wireless Association®, 3GPP, and the Wi-Fi Alliance®.  Prior to joining ETS-Lindgren, Doug was the General Manager for the Nebraska Center for Excellence in Electronics (NCEE), the only full service EMC, environmental and safety product testing facility in Nebraska.  He is a contract Senior Assessor to ISO/IEC 17025 and is an iNARTE certified EMC Engineer, a member of the CISPR B working group and Vice Chair of the ANSI C63.5 working group.