Seattle EMC/MTT/AP Joint Chapter Meeting Announcement
Antenna Calibration Methods:
An overview of new antenna developments, related standards, calibration and what
you need to know for
efficient and compliant EMC testing
Monday, January 12, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm -
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm - Presentation, including Q & A
Lab Manager –
Wireless, EMC and Calibration,
ETS-Lindgren, Cedar Park, Texas
Location: The Boeing Company (See Map Attached)
7701 14th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98108
call Seattle EMC Chapter vice-chair Janet
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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.
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.