Future Meetings


Military Application of Electromagnetic Environmental Effects

Kris Hatashita

Army E3 Subject Matter Expert

November 15th, 2017

Compliance Testing LLC

5:30 Networking and Dinner

7:00 Presentation

Lecture Summary 

Military electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a matter of life and death as modern war-fighters rely on the safe, secure and reliable functioning of their electrical and electronic devices.  Military EMC includes aspects of electronic interoperability that are seldom or never considered in the commercial realm.  This talk presents technical details of EMC consideration in tactical and strategic military operations. The topics discussed include hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance (HERO), electromagnetic data security (EMSEC), counter improvised explosive device (CIED) EMC issues and includes first-hand experiences of work done on military exercises and during operations in Afghanistan.



Kris Hatashita studied physics at the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada, and has been an EMC professional for thirty years working for industry and government organizations as an EMC subject matter expert.  His list of clients includes General Dynamics Canada, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Lockheed Martin Canada, The Canadian Parliament and The Communication Security Establishment Canada.

Kris was proclaimed to the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors in 2014-2015 and was the General Chair of the EMC Symposium in Ottawa in 2016.  He is up for re-election to the EMC BoD for 2017.

Currently, Kris is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, a lecturer at the Canadian Forces School of Communication and Electronics at the Royal Military College in Kingston and a consultant to the Canadian Department of National Defence for the Army Communications Group.