2018 Sessions

 

Track 1

Topic Presented By
EMC 101: What is EMC Testing & Why It Is Important AR RF/Microwave Instruments
Bench and Lab Testing 5G and IoT Enabled Devices: Where did all the Lab Space Go? ETS Lindgren
Understanding AC Power Sources Preen
High Power Solid State Advances in Technology Empower
New Advancements in 4-Quadrant Power and Challenges in Functional Testing NH Research
Perform Full Compliant EMC Testing and Real-Time Spectrum Analysis Gauss Instruments

Track 2

Topic Presented By
Understanding Electrical Safety Testers Vitrek
Transformer Testing: How to Diagnose Transformer Issues Haefely Hipotronics
How the Automotive Market is Evolving Tektronix
Field Test Procedures for Determining Pressure Levels of Vacuum Interrupters Vacuum Interrupters Inc.
Leak Rate Test and Measurement Agilent Technologies
Latest Technological Advancements in the Field of Substation Testing Megger
 

EMC 101: What is EMC Testing & Why It Is Important

Presented by: Chuck Britten, AR RF/Microwave Instruments
Abstract:
The importance of EMC testing and using in-house vs outside labs. Overview of Standards and what equipment is needed.
 
 

Bench and Lab Testing 5G and IoT Enabled Devices: Where did all the Lab Space Go?

Presented by: James Young, ETS Lindgren
Abstract:
If you haven’t been asked if adding some sort of wireless interface is possible for one of your company’s products, just wait. Wireless enabled products are now so common that it is considered for even the most mundane items. The predictions are for wireless to reach literally any product as Internet of Things (IoT) and Gbps 5G mobile devices seek killer app status. So regardless of your area of engineering expertise, wireless is likely to become a topic of discussion, if not so currently.  This session will cover why 5G and IoT devices will require significant changes to the lab, outline available solutions, and provide basic facts targeted toward software, hardware and EMC engineers. RF engineers are welcome to chime in as well.
 
 

Understanding AC Power Sources

Presented by: Brian Hsu, Preen
Abstract:
Many industrial and commercial applications in factory, research labs, UPS and military need AC power sources with programmable voltage and frequencies. In some cases, up to 2000KVA and 400Hz are needed. Depends on the applications, there are different design requirements and challenges. Therefore, it is important to understand the differences and trade-offs between the dynamic and static design as wells as the pros and cons of using transformer vs. transformerless power sources.
 
 

High Power Solid State Advances in Technology

Presented by: Paulo Correa, Empower
Abstract:
Advances in semiconductor RF device technology are widely communicated and well known within our EW community. What’s not widely known is how the latest developments in high speed programmable cores, ADC’s / DAC’s, DSP, fiber optics, and electro mechanical devices can be utilized in the architecture of high power solid state transmitter in ways that significantly advance the state of the art for mission critical high power systems.

In this technical session Paulo Correa will describe the variety of latest technology developments and when implemented together they create solid state alternatives for higher power, higher frequency transmitters. Topics covered include:

• S-band / C-band / X-band illustrations and algorithms for DSP high performance  HPA’s
     - Feedback loops, digital error correction
     - Fiber optic Gigabit inside the rack
     - Advancement in low loss combining
• Insights into the architecture for eliminating single points of failure
     - Inherent redundancy and never “off air”
• Hot swapping technology and method described
     - Maximizing uptime
     - Field service support
• Analysis of MTTF
     - Cost of operating
     - Availability of service
 
 

New Advancements in 4-Quadrant Power and Challenges in Functional Testing

Presented by: Ben Jackson, NH Research
Abstract: 

During this session, NHR’s will review AC power fundamentals, various types of commercially available loads options, & introduce newer bi-directional 4 – quadrant loading approaches & its advantages versus 2 – quadrant loads.
 
 

Perform Full Compliant EMC Testing and Real-Time Spectrum Analysis

Presented by: Arnd Frech, Gauss Instruments
Abstract:
Taking reliable, repeatable, broad-spectrum measurements are frustrated in three areas - computational limits, narrow band focus and unpredictable transients. All three problems can be easily identified and solved with new capabilities in today’s modern FFT-based receiver technology. This presentation will show how parallel processing and FFT-enabled signal measurement path can offer a ‘Single glance’, ‘wide Field-Of-View’ solution for all full-compliant EMC testing and real-time spectrum analysis and debugging. This simplifies, speeds up by orders of magnitude and increases the overall measurement quality and reliability as well as the productivity in your lab all at the same time.
 
 

Understanding Electrical Safety Testers

Presented by: Chad Clark, Vitrek
Abstract:
Electrical safety testers – often referred to as “hipot” testers get their name from the high-potential (high voltage) they produce to perform dielectric withstand and insulation resistance tests. These testers are an integral part of electrical and electronic equipment manufacturing since electrical safety testing and certification is a requirement for virtually every electronic device and electrical apparatus.
 
 

Transformer Testing: How to Diagnose Transformer Issues

Presented by: Nathan Desnoyers, Haefely Hipotronics
Abstract:
Testing of power transformers is important for the manufacturers and end users. Manufacturers need to be certain their units are meeting the desired specifications, while end users need to perform regular maintenance procedures to detect minor fault symptoms before timely and costly failures occur. This presentation will cover many of the general transformer issues that typically occur, like dielectric loss and impedances, partial discharge, winding resistance, turns ratio, core demagnetization, transformer type detection, magnetic balance and heat, and the best ways to diagnose these problems early.
 
     

How the Automotive Market is Evolving

Presented by: Brett Leavitt, Tektronix
Abstract:
  1. In-vehicle network testing
  2. Radar testing
  3. Automotive power electronics testing
  4. Wide Bandgap materials testing
 

Field Test Procedures for Determining Pressure Levels of Vacuum Interrupters

Presented by: Finley Ledbetter, Vacuum Interrupters Inc.
Abstract:
This presentation introduces a recently researched and developed field test procedure used to determine the pressure inside a vacuum interrupter (VI). Basic concepts as well as case histories are included. Many in service VIs have reached or exceeded the projected useful life. This new method allows the field test technician not only to determine vacuum level but also by additional testing at one or more intervals - allow the prediction of remaining life. 
 
 

Leak Rate Test and Measurement

Presented by: Bartley Carlson, Agilent Technologies
Abstract:
Class will provide information on the basics of helium leak detection, types of applications and the proper use and set up of a mass spectrometer helium leak detector.
 
 

Latest Technological Advancements in the Field of Substation Testing

Presented by: Volney Naranjo, Megger
Abstract:
Substation preventive and predictive maintenance is one of the important task for asset managers and power system operators. In this presentation, substation assets such as transformers, circuit breakers, batteries and current transformers will be discussed. Tests recommended in the international standards, best practices to perform those tests and how to analyze the results will be shared. User attending this presentation will develop a better understanding of how to better maintain their assets and take critical decisions based upon data analysis and results interpretation.