Technical Program


Time EMC & RF Safety Power & Electrical
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM The Future of HV EV Testing
Absolute EMC 
How To Perform A Power Survey
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Top 10 Considerations to Ensure a Successful RF Shielded Enclosure Project
Insulation Assessment in Motors using Non-Invasive Techniques
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Full Compliance & Real-Time EMI Measurements
Microgrid, FACTS, HVDC, and Other Utility Applications: Technology, Design, Topologies, and Testing Techniques
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Advanced RF Safety Training & RF Measurement Techniques
Software Defined Battery Test & Validation


Time Events/Sessions
8:30 AM Exhibits Open
9:15 AM Morning Tour
9:50 AM Keynote: Testing Techniques Play The Key Roles In Quantum Computing by Tzu-Chien Hsueh
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Learning Session #1: EMC & RF Safety (Absolute EMC) AND Power & Electrical (Dranetz) Sessions
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Learning Session #2: EMC & RF Safety (ETS-Lindgren) AND Power & Electrical (Megger)
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch Time - Complimentary Tacos
Raffle Drawing #1: @ 12:30 PM
Afternoon Tour @ 12:45 PM 
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Learning Session #3: EMC & RF Safety (Gauss) & Power & Electrical (Rexgear)
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Learning Session #4: EMC & RF Safety (Narda) AND Power & Electrical (NI) Sessions
3:30 PM Raffle Drawing #2
4:00 PM Exhibits Close


SDTES 2023 Keynote Speaker

Testing Techniques play the key roles in Quantum Computing

Tzu-Chien Hsueh, University of California San Diego

Tzu-Chien Hsueh is an Assistant Professor at the University of California San Diego. He specializes in high-speed interconnect circuits, high-speed I/O circuits, silicon photonics, and more. Tzu-Chien Hsueh leads the Integrated Communication Circuits Lab at UC San Diego. He strives for practical design innovations, solid theoretical analyses, and coherent system performances.

Testing Techniques Play The Key Roles In Quantum Computing

Learn about measurement techniques used for converting optical quantum information to electrical digital data with the use of specialized integrated circuits in testing apparatus.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

The Future of HV EV Testing

Jason Smith, President/Engineer, Absolute EMC

Jason Smith Graduated with a BS from the University of Delaware in 1997, majoring in Engineering Technology. Overall, Jason has over 25 years of experience in the EMC industry. First testing and managing at an independent EMC test lab in Pennsylvania. Later becoming an Applications Engineering Manager for a prominent EMC and RF test equipment manufacturer, he has been a member of the USNC (US National Committee) to SC77B and SC77C, a participating member of WG10 (IEC 61000-4-3, -6), and the SAE AE2 Lightning committee. He has worked for some of the industry's leading EMC/EMI manufacturers in a managing role.

Jason created Absolute EMC Llc. in July 2018; for meeting the many requirements of the EMC industry. They offer sales & consulting services centered around the proper selection and use of EMC test equipment for IEC, MIL, automotive, and avionics testing. He provides a very broad range of EMC testing products for full compliance and pre-compliance testing. From his past experiences working for manufacturers in the industry, he saw a lack of support during and after the sale—Absolute EMC vowes to always support their customers with technical help and quick answers.

The Future of HV EV Testing

Standards are continually evolving as more feedback from more and more Electric Vehicles (EV) are in use. LV 123 was one of the first standards released, and today, the newest release of ISO 21498-2 has evolved the requirements. Additionally, new standards from OEM manufacturers' requirements go beyond these sine wave ripple testing, adding trapezoid, triangle, and double exponential pulses. We will discuss the limitations of some coupling technologies and how the limitations have been solved. The new technology available allows for more expanded testing. This opens testing to allow for more real-world transients to be easily created and coupled.



11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Top 10 Considerations to Ensure a Successful RF Shielded Enclosure Project

Leo Botero, AIA, Principal Project Engineer, ETS-Lindgren

Leonardo (Leo) Botero is a Principal Project Engineer with ETS-Lindgren based in Wood Dale, Illinois. Mr. Botero has more than 10 years of experience in design engineering for RF Shielded Enclosures as well as data center design and construction. In this position, working with the test and measurement team at ETS-Lindgren, he is responsible for chamber design, drawing coordination, and material release for production. Mr. Botero provides detailed customer support for chambers and components such as electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and shielded components, as well as facility interfaces. He is responsible for large scale and complex projects as well as fast-track projects. Working closely with architects and building contractors, he ensures seamless integration of the chamber with the customer’s parent building. These chamber types include anechoic, acoustic, SCIF, tapered, all-welded, and modular RF shielded enclosures. His customers represent manufacturers of commercial electronic products, aerospace/government organizations, and the automotive industry. He is a licensed architect and member of the American Institute for Architects (AIA). Mr. Botero has extensive experience in principles of RF design and in Building Information Modeling (BIM) design techniques. He has achieved professional certification for Revit Architecture. His education includes a BS degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, Illinois.

Top 10 Considerations to Ensure a Successful RF Shielded Enclosure Project

RF shielded enclosures are so common these days as EMC/EMI test environments that often they are thought of as “just a shielded box.” With the proper planning and maintenance, your RF shielded enclosure can have a long productive life and evolve as your test requirements change to adapt to new standards requirements and/or new products to test. In this presentation, as a licensed architect and since joining ETS-Lindgren in 2013, Leo will share his expertise gained from numerous RF shielded enclosure projects. His review of the Top 10 Considerations will increase the return on your investment – whether you are planning a move, add-on, retrofit, or a new enclosure installation. Attendees will learn about useful tips as well as new tools available (such as Building Information Modeling) to ensure a successful RF shielded enclosure project.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

full compliance & real-time EMI measurements

Dr. Stephan Braun, Gauss

Dr. Stephan Braun is the CTO & Director at GAUSS Instruments and the Managing Director of GAUSS Instruments International. Known for providing precise and effective EMC test equipment, Gauss provides advanced EMC and EMI test solutions worldwide. 

Full Compliance & Real-Time EMI Measurements

In Dr. Braun's presentation, he will discuss full compliance real-time EMI measurements, using instruments with 1 GHz real-time bandwidth and scanning up to 44 GHz. 

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Advanced RF Safety Training & RF Measurement Techniques

Gerry Spinelli, North American Sales Manager, Narda Safety Test Solutions
Gerry Spinelli has dedicated 20 plus years to Narda STS solutions as the North America Sales Manager. Narda provides test equipment designed for EMF safety, RF measurement, and EMC testing. They are recognized as a leader in providing high quality, application-tailored test solutions. An industry-recognized SEM on RF radiation Safety and RF Radiation Surveys, Gerry has taught more than 100 seminars on RF Awareness Training and RF Safety and is a guest speaker annually at the IBEW Safety Caucus.

Advanced RF Safety Training & RF Measurement Techniques

This presentation is aimed to provide a more in-depth understanding and knowledge of RF radiation/RF safety: what it is and how it reacts to the human body (both biologically and when taking measurements). Many believe they only need to follow rules and procedures, with minimum RF safety training. We will cover both theoretical and practical examples so attendees can see the benefits and have a clear understanding of how RF safety applies to them in their everyday work. Main subjects covered in this session include biological effects, RF safety standards, RF test equipment, RF survey/measurements & techniques, and RF safety programs.
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

How To Perform A Power Survey

Ross Ignall, Director of Product Management, Marketing & Technical Support, Dranetz Technologies
Ross Ignall graduated from the College of New Jersey with a BS in Electronics and minor in Computer Science. Ross has 25+ years of experience in the design, development, marketing, and application of test and measurement instrumentation. Ross has worked in various capacities in Engineering, Sales, Marketing and is presently the Director of Product Management, Marketing & Technical Support at Dranetz Technologies.

Ross is a member of the IEC US national committee, IEEE 1547 PQ subgroup, and a technical expert and US representative to the IEC 61000-4-30 PQ standard. Ross is a US patent holder, and is a frequent domestic and international speaker, conducting seminars, presenting papers and articles in the fields of instrumentation, power quality, energy, and demand.

How To Perform A Power Survey

This interactive session will review the various types of power surveys, similarities, and differences. The session will cover choosing the right equipment, instrument connections/wiring and transducers, as well as the systematic steps to get the best results from your survey.
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Insulation Assessment in Motors using Non-Invasive Techniques

Swapnil Marathe, Substation Application Engineer, Megger

Swapnil Marathe is a Substation Application Engineer with Megger. He graduated from University of Texas at Arlington 2020. He worked as an intern with Megger on relay and substation applications from August 2019 to May 2020 and started as a full-time employee from May 2020. His work focus is testing transformers, batteries, and motors.

Insulation Assessment in Motors Using Non-Invasive Techniques

The status of the insulation of a rotating machine can be evaluated using different testing techniques. Static tests are performed while the motor is disconnected from the system, typically during manufacturing, commissioning, maintenance, or repairs. The goal of static tests is to provide a proper picture of electrical characteristics of the machine. Static tests are usually performed from the motor control center and do not require opening or disassembling the motor in any way. Best practices, applicable standards as well as the criteria used to analyze the condition of the insulation in rotating machines will be presented. We will go through insulation tests, resistance testing, DC hipot, and surge testing in detail. Test results of faults found using the different types of static tests are also discussed in the presentation.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Microgrid, FACTS, HVDC, and Other Utility Applications: Technology, Design, Topologies, and Testing Techniques

Hamza Malik, West Coast Sales Manager, Rexgear
Hamza Malik is the Regional Sales Manager West for Rexgear, Inc. Hamza has many years experience in sales and territory management. His presentation will cover Microgrid, utility applications, and more.
Microgrid, FACTS, HVDC, and Other Utility Applications: Technology, Design, Topologies, and Testing Techniques

This presentation aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Microgrid, FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems), HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current), and other utility applications. We will delve into the technological aspects, design considerations, various topologies, and testing techniques employed in these systems. By the end, you will have a deeper understanding of these advanced power systems and their crucial role in the modern energy landscape.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Software Defined Battery Test & Validation

Ken T. Matsunaga, Sr. EV Business Development Manager, NI
Helping spearhead the power electronics and powertrain validation testbed for EV and battery test, Ken brings over a decade of experience in the test and measurement industry with national account and sales management for data acquisition/datalogger company and programmable power instrumentation systems from NHR/NI.
Software Defined Battery Test & Validation
The electrification and renewable energy markets are experiencing a change of pace that is much faster than the challenges in building test systems for validation and production to meet safe operation of battery-operated applications for long lasting reliability. Changes in electro-chemical nature of battery cells and sophisticated production of modules and packs are driving the need for complex test systems to be developed with relative ease and use. NI tackles an open-software defined approach to battery testing in transforming validation lab and workbenches that adheres to the growth now required in electrification application.