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6:30 PM, Wednesday, 2 April

Introduction To Antennas: Antennas For EMC

NOTE NEW LOCATION: TO BOSE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS, The Mountain, Framingham, MA, 01701

Dr. Vince Rodriguez from ETS-Lindgren, Distinguished Lecturers of the EMC Society

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 all the way to those that took one many years ago. Dr. Rodriguez uses numerical simulations to help the audience visualize the difficult concepts and parameters related to antennas engineering. The presentation goes over the concept of 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 survey of the most typical antennas used in EMC testing. After the presentation the audience should be able to get 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 on Engineering Science with 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 on improving the existing antenna line. Since the fall of 2010 he has served and 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 like the Conical Taper L-shaped range at the national University of Singapore.

Dr. Rodriguez is the author of more than fifty 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. Dr. Rodriguez 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 member of the board of directors of AMTA where he has served as meeting coordinator (2010-2011) and as vice president for the year 2012. 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.

This meeting of the EMC Society will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Bose Corp., Framingham. The technical presentation will commence at 6:30 PM following a social hour at 6:00 PM with refreshments provided.

DIRECTIONS TO BOSE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS, The Mountain, Framingham, MA, 01701

(Note: For GPS devices, MapQuest, Google Maps, etc., use “100 The Mountain Rd.”)

From Mass Pike (I-90)

Take Exit 12 (Route 9 West) toward Worcester. Keep left at the fork on the ramp and get on Route 9 West. At the first set of lights take a right onto California Ave. (sign reads "Framingham Technology Park"). Go straight, over the railroad tracks, and through the next set of lights. The road curves around to a stop sign at the foot of the mountain. Take a left onto the Mountain Road and follow it to the next stop sign at the top of the mountain. The tall glass building before you is the Bose Corporate Center. Take a right at the stop sign, drive past the front of the Corporate Center and take your first left into the Visitor Parking area.

From I-495 North and South

Take Exit 23A (Route 9 East) toward Framingham. Follow Route 9 East approximately 4 miles to the fourth set of lights where the road opens up into 4 lanes (sign reads “Framingham Technology Park”). Take a left at the lights onto California Ave. Go straight, over the railroad tracks, and through the next set of lights. The road curves around to a stop sign at the foot of the mountain. Take a left onto the Mountain Road and follow it to the next stop sign at the top of the mountain. The tall glass building before you is the Bose Corporate Center. Take a right at the stop sign, drive past the front of the Corporate Center and take your first left into the Visitor Parking area.

For more information, please contact Mike Royer at Michael_Royer@bose.com