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Meeting Notice

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:

Mutual Inductance and Loops with Demonstrations

Presented by: William Gilmore

Date: February 9, 2006

Time: 5:30 PM

Tentative Location: Fairlane Campus - U of M Dearborn (Map Code FCN)

University of Michigan
School of Management
Fairlane Center North - Room 110
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

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5:30 6:00 Pizza and Refreshments Sponsor CMP
6:00  7:00 Technical Presentation
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Bill Gilmore presents a hardware demonstration and equations to take the ambiguity out of understanding loops, ie. the mutual and self inductance of wiring. EMC experts deal every day with trying to understand how one system is coupled to another and this is one of the fundamentals. Please come and discover the not so secret life of loops.

Bill Gilmore


Bill Gilmore, recently retired from working as a Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer in Core EMC, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Powertrain & Chassis Component EMC for DaimlerChrysler. Bill has over thirty years of electronic product design and development experience, including automotive, numerical control machine tool, radio communications, instrumentation, military, industrial and commercial electronics. Bill majored in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Detroit. Bill Gilmore brings to our Ask the EMC Expert panel over fifteen years experience in Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), as an expert in root cause analysis and remediation of issues. He is the principal author of the DaimlerChrysler grounding Design Standard. Bill is the co-developer of a method for measuring the interference of vehicle electrical systems to AM radio and simultaneously evaluating multiple remediation methods objectively. He authored DaimlerChrysler's Radio Communications Equipment Installation Recommendations, for Amateur and commercial two-way communication equipment, a current Service Bulletin for all vehicle lines. Bill Gilmore is the co-author of the Institute of 1999 Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) paper on automotive EMC. Bill Gilmore was the originator and project leader for DaimlerChrysler Challenge Grant to Electrosciences Department, Ohio State University to study grounding and noise current flow in automotive electrical systems, which led to the aforementioned paper and the grounding design standard US and foreign patents on electronic devices, notably the dual use of a single sensor element currently in use in TMAP and other sensors. Bill is a member of SAE Single Edge Nibble Transmission protocol task force (J-2716), which will provide greatly improved EMC performance for sensors in the automotive electrical environment, as well as potential cost reduction. He is a member of SAE Electrostatic Discharge in Fuel Systems Subcommittee of Fuels and Lubricants Committee (J-1645). Bill Gilmore is active in Amateur Radio, he has over thirty years of Amateur Radio experience (station operation, equipment construction): with an Amateur Extra Class license. Bill is the principal organizer and participant for six years of an annual exhibit at Hamvention (the de facto Amateur Radio International convention in Dayton, OH, with over twenty-five thousand attendees) involving DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation. Bill is the vice chairman for Professional Activities and continuing Education for Southeastern Michigan Section of IEEE EMC Society. Bill is a former member and secretary of SAE Bus communications Working Group (J-1850) as well as a former member of several DaimlerChrysler EMC committees, including independent laboratory evaluation, corporate EMC specifications, and technical operations.


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