Unintentional Antennas

May 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm America/New York Timezone

Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

Presentor:  Ms. Karen Burnham

Abstract: One of the biggest causes of EMC test failures is radiating structures in a unit, whether from the PCB or cabling, that are acting in ways designers never intended.  This talk covers basics of antenna theory and how to identify potential radiating “antennas” in your product.

This will be an in-person presentation at Bureau Veritas (BV) facility

Address: 1 Distribution Center Circle – Suite 1, Littleton MA  01460

Directions to Bureau Veritas Littleton lab (1 Distribution Center Circle – Suite 1, Littleton MA  01460):  From 495 North or South take Exit 79 (King St/MA 110/2A West).  Go west on MA Route 2A approx. 1.6 miles, take right onto Distribution Center Circle.  Take the service road approx. 0.5 mile to the first large building on the left (look for the sign).  The main entrance for BV is on the left side of the building, and parking is in front.  Call Bill O’Brien at 508-797-2389 with any problems.

Free snacks and soft drinks will be available.

Please, arrive by 5:30 PM, we plan to start the presentation at 6:00PM. Non-members of IEEE are welcome.

Ms. Karen Burnham

Principal Scientist, Electro Magnetic Applications, Denver, CO

Biography: Karen Burnham is a Principal Scientist at Electro Magnetic Applications in Denver, CO.  She is an iNARTE-certified EMC engineer with experience in both the aerospace/defense and automotive industries.  At NASA JSC, she worked on the Orion spacecraft and pyrotechnic systems.  She was able to work on the Dream Chaser spacecraft and the F-35 fighter jet.  She spent several years working at Ford Motor Company on traditional vehicles like the Ford Edge and Lincoln Continental as well as on their line of electric hybrid vehicles such as the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator.  Ms. Burnham is a member of the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors where she serves as Assistant Vice President of Standards.  She holds a BS degree in Physics from Northern Arizona University and an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston.