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Meeting Notice

The Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society presents:

National Radio Quiet Zone

Presented by: John Ford

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Date: March 16, 2005

Time: 5:30 PM

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

University of Michigan
School of Management
Fairlane Center North - Room 110 & 111
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

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Schedule of Events 
5:30  6:00 Pizza and Refreshments Sponsored by Mirco Sales
6:00  7:00 Technical Presentation
The Chapter Presentation is a FREE event.  IEEE Non-Members Welcome!

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The National Radio Quiet Zone (NRQZ) is a 150 mile square area situated around the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), a 100 meter diameter radio telescope nestled in the Deer Creek valley in Eastern West Virginia. The role of the NRQZ in the protection of the spectrum around the GBT will be discussed, along with some of the challenges in operating a state of the art facility while maintaining compatibility with the NRQZ.

John Ford


John has been at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory since 1995, first in the role of Monitor and Control System engineer, and lately as Electronics Division Head. Prior to 1995, he worked for several companies in the Pittsburgh area as an engineering consultant, and for the US Naval Underwater Systems Center in Rhode Island. John holds the MSEE degree from the University of Memphis.


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