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Wavelengths Newsletter Vol.56 Issue 5 May 2016

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A Warm Welcome to Windsor Section

1st Windsor Magazine

Spring 2016 Section Meeting Photo Gallery


Dear Region 4 Leaders:

I am sending the LAST invitation in 2016 for nominations for Region 4 (R4), IEEE-USA and IEEE MGA awards.

The deadline for R4 awards has past, but we can it extend it through May 31st.

IEEE MGA awards have deadline of May 15th and for IEEE USA deadline is also May 31st, so please act ASAP!

Let’s have some nominations from our Region!

Please see e-mail below and enclosed documents for details about awards and nomination process.

The awards in R4 are the following:

  1. Outstanding Professional Award
  1. The Jack Sherman Outstanding Member Award
  1. Outstanding Large Section Award
  1. Outstanding Mdium Section Award
  1. Outstanding Small Section Award
  1. Young Professional Award
  1. Outstanding Student Award

For information on the awards and nomination process, please visit R4 Awards site:

For the submission, please visit:

R4 Awards Portal which is actually:

To help you with the nominations, refer to the following document:

Please also see the enclosed documents.

Our colleagues deserve to be recognized for their accomplishments.

Section Chairs – please distribute this e-mail to your membership.

Thank you for your support and participation.

Nenad Marjanovic

IEEE R4 Awards and Recognition Chair


Information Only – this is not an IEEE event:

Keysight Technologies Connected Car Measurement Seminar:  May 24, 2016  Troy, MI

The automotive industry is in the midst of a revolution that is gathering momentum as vehicles become the fusion point of innovative wireless and electronic technologies. This seminar is an overview of the Connected Car… what it is, the design challenges facing engineers developing the Connected Car, with live solution presentation and demonstrations that will help designers address these challenges.

Agenda: May 24, 2016

8:30 a.m. Registration / Refreshments

9:15 Connected Car Overview

9:30 Wireless Technologies that enable the Connected Car (Cellular, Wifi, Automotive Radar, BlueTooth, GNSS, NFC, WPC/TPS/RKE, 5G) plus live measurements/analysis

11:00 V2X: Car-to-X Communication (802.11p, DSRC, and LTE-V) plus live measurements/analysis

12:00 p.m. Lunch / Demonstrations

1:00 Wireless Applications for the Connected Car (VoLTE, Virtual Drive Test, Data Throughput, eCall, Cyber-Security, IoT) plus live measurements/analysis

2:30 Broad-R-Reach & Automotive Ethernet Measurements

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Keysight Solution Overview

Who should attend:

Project managers, designers, and test engineers involved in the development of Connected Car technologies

What to expect:

Attend Keysight’s Connected Car seminar to experience a day of technical discussion, measurement and analysis demonstrations, and the opportunity to discuss your connected car testing challenges with Keysight engineers.

Join us at this upcoming event.   Seating is limited, so register early. To register:

Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.


Automation Alley Headquarters

2675 Bellingham Dr

Troy, MI 48083



IEEE SEM Officers:  

All our IEEE SEM Officers are invited to participate in a series of ‘Virtual Officer Training Classes.  These classes are designed to give you the fundamental knowledge of your duties and responsibilities as an IEEE Geo-unit officer and an introduction to the tools and methods available to you to assist you in your efforts.

The classes are described in the attached document.  At this time we are asking all our officers to review the on-line audio module at:

to understand what we are planning, and what we hope to accomplish.

The audio module lasts 3 Minutes, 25 Seconds.

Watch for follow on messages giving the registration information for  each particular Q&A session to answer any lingering questions about the training modules.  Also, please let us know if there is any problem with any of the modules.

Kimball Williams N8FNC NCE




Mr. Cyrous Rostamzadeh received the IEEESEM Section Outstanding Member Award for contributions to the EMC Chapter VIII and the SEM Section.  The award was presented at the 2015 Spring Conference of the IEEESEM Section on April 28th.



Kimball Williams received The Jack Sherman Outstanding Member Award for significant professional and technical contributions to the Institute. His example and dedication to the profession has inspired all who know him to further the high standards prescribed by IEEE. The award was presented at the January 24, 2015 IEEE Region 4-6 Meeting in San Diego.


Congratulations to Scott Lytle for Receiving the IEEE 2015 Sustained Service to the EMC Society Award

Jim Woodyard, EMC Chapter VIII Awards Director, presenting to Scott Lytle, on behalf of the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, the 2015 Sustained Service to the EMC Society Award. The award was presented at the October 7th IEEE SEM EMC Chapter VIII meeting. The award was announced in August at the EMC 2015 Symposium held in Dresden. The award citation reads: For service since 2000, successfully leading the Southeastern Michigan EMC Chapter to become the most successful Chapter in the Section and also spearheading each year’s very successful “EMC Fest.” Scott is the current chair of the chapter and has served continuously as chair for the past 15 years.


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Photos from the March 11, 2015 ESD Gold Award Banquet at Schoolcraft College Vistatech Center.  Congratulations to award winners Kevin Taylor, C J Chung, Tayfun Ozdemir and Scott Lytle.


IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference WIE-ILC, 23-25 April 2015 in San Jose, CA


Wavelengths – Volume 55 Issue-5, May 2015

Wavelengths – Volume 55 Issue-4, April 2015

Wavelengths – Volume 55 Issue-3, March 2015

Older Wavelengths articles are available at


Results are in from the Section Involvement in the SOCHI ROBOT OLYMPIAD:

Team LTU placed 5th as you can see on the web at:
A video of LTU team’s run can be found at:
Our younger elementary team won a Bronze medal!!!! 
Thank you so much for your support.
I plan an official report and video during the Christmas break.
CJ Chung



IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship plus Program Power and energy engineers work with some of todays most exciting technologies, developing solutions to problems that affect our lives and lifestyles. The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative provides scholarships and real world experience to undergraduates who are interested in power and energy engineering careers. See for more information on chapter presentations


IEEE Southeastern Michigan IA/PE chapter chairman is working hard to provide the newsletter with interesting Power Events. Enjoy. KEVIN TAYLOR, IEEE SEM PE/IA Chairman, Interested in learning and contributing to the new IEEE standards to replace the IEEE Color Books In May 2016 the IEEE Southeastern Michigan IA/PE chapter will host the IEEE IAS Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference (I&CPS). I&CPS is a gathering of experts who work and conduct research in the industrial application of electrical systems. The Conference will have a full program of tutorials, technical papers, and working group meetings during the 4 days of the conference. The conference will feature several events including a reception, a dinner/dance and an awards luncheon which will honor members of the IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Department. The Awards Luncheon recognizes the winners of the Prize Papers Awards, Standard Medallion Awards, and the Department Achievement Award. The LOC currently is having weekly planning teleconferences and will eventually need IEEE volunteers for the conference. If you like to get hookup with the LOC contact Kevin Taylor,


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IEEE member Kevin Taylor receiving an Detroit CVB award for bring many conventions to Detroit



IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section member promoting membership and the Transportation Electrification Initiative (TEI) at SAE World Congress. IEEE SEM member Kevin Taylor, along with Bobby Wong and William Tonti of IEEE TEI


“Our organizational structure is changing starting now and moving on into 2014. We can better serve our members by moving to a more defined structure to facilitate communication and reduce redundancy of efforts. We are all volunteers and as such we should be able work within our Section in areas we have interest, feel comfortable, gain leadership skills and are intellectually stimulated. At the same time we should have experienced leaders to guide us so past best practices are retained and poor practices are not repeated. All volunteers, positions and duties remain the same. Just the organizational structure changes for the better. If you have concerns, compliments, or an opinion, I would like to hear from you.” 2014 IEEE SEM Organization (12-17-13) Robert Neff Section Chair (Elect 2014)


IEEE Member Discounts and Benefits Program – IEEE Member Discounts

University of Michigan’s – Post Dictatorial Fellowship Program


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Upcoming Events

12:00 June ExCom Teleconference @ City: Detroit
June ExCom Teleconference @ City: Detroit
Jun 1 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Monthly teleconference of the IEEE SEM ExCom.  All members are welcome to attend if not already not the officer contact list, please contact    Location: Detroit , Michigan
17:30 Automotive EMC Consulting – An I... @ Room: Rita West Room, Bldg: Antonio's Cucina Italiana
Automotive EMC Consulting – An I... @ Room: Rita West Room, Bldg: Antonio's Cucina Italiana
Jun 16 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Automotive EMC Consulting - An Improv Approach, How Hard Can It Be? @ Room: Rita West Room, Bldg: Antonio's Cucina Italiana |  |  |
Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Chapter technical meeting. *** Note the New Meeting Location: Antonio’s Cucina Italiana – Canton ** Food and Beverage Sponsors:  Ophir RF and ConRes     YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS MEETING –... Read more
18:00 Technology & Engineering Managem... @ City: tbd
Technology & Engineering Managem... @ City: tbd
Jun 22 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Technology & Engineering Management Chapter meeting. Time: 6pm to 8pm Date Wednesday June 22, 2016 Location: tbd Agenda: This a social event for the 24 members have a chance to meet face to face and... Read more
17:00 July ExCom F2F @ City: Detroit
July ExCom F2F @ City: Detroit
Jul 7 @ 17:00 – 20:00
Quarterly Face to Face Meeting of the IEEE SEM ExCom.  All members are welcome to attend if not already not the officer contact list, please contact    Location: Detroit , Michigan
Jul 9 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Event Flyer: to be announced  Speakers: to be announced Read Me First – Registration Information Organized by IEEE SEM, the technical professional society with over 2000 members, IEEE SEMHTC focuses on advancing technology for the benefit of... Read more
18:00 Consultants Affinity Group Summe... @ City: Royal Oak
Consultants Affinity Group Summe... @ City: Royal Oak
Jul 13 @ 18:00 – 21:00
The IEEE SEM Consultants Affinity Group will be holding a Summer Networking Event at Bastone Brewery 419 S Main St Royal Oak, MI 48067   on July 13th at 6:00 P.m.   We will be... Read more
17:30 An Introduction to Free-Field Me...
An Introduction to Free-Field Me...
Jul 21 @ 17:30 – 19:30
An Introduction to Free-Field Measurements of Wireless Devices in Reverberation Chambers: A general overview of wireless tests in RCs @  |  |
Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Chapter technical meeting. *** Note the New Meeting Location: ** Pizza Sponsors:  TBD Event Flyer:    Speaker(s): Kate Remley, Agenda: 5:30 Pizza, Salad and Beverages 6:00 Presentation Use the visitor parking... Read more
12:00 August ExCom Teleconference @ City: Detroit
August ExCom Teleconference @ City: Detroit
Aug 3 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Monthly teleconference of the IEEE SEM ExCom.  All members are welcome to attend if not already not the officer contact list, please contact    Location: Detroit, Michigan