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A collection of videos consist of a variety of lectures and instructional tutorials that the IEEE EMC society has sponsored over the years are now available for free to EMC Society member and a small fee to others.

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

5:30pm: Networking/light dinner
6:30pm: Presentation
7:45pm: Adjourn

Water and soft drinks are free. Food is available for a small fee.

Location: 7layers


Military Control of Electromagnetic Interference, WWII to the Present


Ken Javor, Consultant


MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-464 are collections of requirements based on problems encountered in the past and the measures taken to ensure they are not encountered again. As such each individual requirement may or may not be applicable on a given program or may require significant tailoring in order to be useful. The presentation gives historical background on many of these requirements and explains the relevancy and/or lack thereof for typical modern situations. For example the rules for cable layout in MIL-STD-461 are traced back to 1940s aircraft radio installations with a demonstration using WWII vintage equipment, and the ramifications vs. the layout on a modern spacecraft are compared and contrasted. The basic set-up of the tabletop ground plane used for testing equipment installed in vehicles is compared to the OATS-based set-up for equipment designed for home, office and industrial plant use in order to yield the proper perspective on what these controls are all about. Rationale behind the spectrum analyzer noise floor survey in MIL-STD-464 is presented in a series of demonstrations on the audible/inaudible effects of radio frequency interference.


Ken Javor

Ken Javor has worked in the field of EMC for thirty-five years, mainly in aerospace. He has been involved with military and aerospace EMI/EMC standards development for over twenty years, and has been an industry representative to the DoD Tri-Service Working Groups that write MIL-STD-461 and MIL-ST-464 for several revision cycles. For the last fifteen years he has been a self-employed EMC consultant, providing subject matter expert services to government and industry. He has published over thirty technical papers and is the author of a handbook on the history, development and rationale behind EMI and EMC standards.