IEEE SEATTLE EMC CHAPTER
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
PRESENTER: Dr. Vince Rodriguez, ETS-Lindgren
IEEE EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer
Introduction to emc antennas
Join us for this FREE special meeting that starts with a complimentary lunch!
WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
WHERE: The Boeing Company, 2-122 Building (near Boeing Field)
7755 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108
TIME: 1:00 Lunch
2:00 Presentation: Introduction to EMC Antennas
(see abstract and speaker bio below)
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Abstract: In this presentation, the speaker does a quick review of antenna concepts and parameters. The presentation is oriented towards engineers that never took an antenna class and those that took one many years ago. Dr. Rodriguez uses numerical simulations to help the audience visualize the difficult concepts and parameters related to antenna engineering. The presentation goes over the concept of an antenna, the mechanisms of radiation followed by the radiation patterns and all the different parameters that describe the radiation pattern. After an introduction of the basics concepts, Dr. Rodriguez provides a review of the most common antennas used in EMC testing. After the presentation, the audience should have a better understanding of antennas and antenna parameters.
Vince Rodriguez attended The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), in Oxford, Mississippi, where he obtained his B.S.E.E. in 1994. Following graduation, Dr. Rodriguez joined the department of Electrical Engineering at Ole Miss as a research assistant. During that time he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. (both degrees in Engineering Science with an emphasis in Electromagnetics) in 1996 and 1999, respectively. After a short period as visiting professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Dr. Rodriguez joined EMC Test Systems (now ETS-Lindgren) as an RF and Electromagnetics engineer in June 2000. During this time he was involved in E field generator design and the RF design of several anechoic chambers, including rectangular and taper antenna pattern measurement chambers – some of them operating from 100MHz to 40GHz. He was also the principal RF engineer for the anechoic chamber at the Brazilian Institute for Space Research (INPE), the largest chamber in Latin America and the only fully automotive, EMC and satellite testing chamber. In September 2004, Dr. Rodriguez took over the position of Senior Principal Antenna Design Engineer, placing him in charge of the development of new antennas for different applications and improvements to the existing antenna line. Since the fall of 2010 he has served as the company’s Antenna Product Manager. In this position Dr. Rodriguez oversees all technical and marketing aspects of the antenna products at ETS-Lindgren. Among the antennas developed by Dr. Rodriguez there are: broadband double and quad-ridged guide horns; high field generator horns; stacked LPDAs for automotive and military testing; and printed antennas for wireless testing. While mainly dedicated to antenna design, Dr. Rodriguez has continued being involved in anechoic chamber design such as the conical taper L-shaped range at the National University of Singapore, a secondary chamber for INPE in Brazil, and taper anechoic chambers for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Dr. Rodriguez is the author of more than 50 publications including journal and conference papers as well as book chapters. Dr. Rodriguez holds patents for hybrid absorber and for a dual ridge horn antenna. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and several of its technical societies. He is also a Senior Member of the Antenna Measurements Techniques Association (AMTA) as well as a past member of its board of directors. Dr. Rodriguez is a member of the Applied Computational Electromagnetic Society (ACES). He has served as a reviewer for the ACES Journal and for the Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (JEWA). He has served as chair of sessions at several conferences of the IEEE, AMTA, CPEM (conference on precision electromagnetic measurements) and ATMS (Antenna Test and Measurement Society). Dr. Rodriguez is a Full member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and of the Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society.