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EMC Society Chicago Chapter Meeting

February 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Electromagnetic Environmental Effects in the Military

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 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 in the Afghan theatre.

  • Dinner and refreshments: 6:30 to 7:00
  • Presentation Time:  7:00 to 8:30 PM

Meeting is free of charge, and is open to all interested parties, and not just IEEE members

Speaker: Kris Hatashita

Kris HatashitaKris Hatashita hashas been the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects subject matter expert for the Canadian Army tactical communications group since 2002 where he plans and oversees Canadian Army compliance with EMI, EMC, EMSEC, and RF safety requirements.   Prior to this, Kris was an independent E3 consultant and President of ISOTEC Corporation whose clients included the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), The Communication Security Establishment (CSE) and The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Kris has worked at or with many technology corporations throughout his career including General Dynamics Canada, Digital Equipment Corporation, Zenith Corporation and Hewlett-Packard.  Kris’s career in E3 began in 1985 in the aerospace industry after completing a BSc in Physics at the University of Waterloo.  While working for Garrett Aerospace, Kris was selected to undergo training through CSE in the joint Canada-US Industrial TEMPEST Program.  Through this program, Kris became the first non-American to become a Certified TEMPEST Professional – Level II by the United States National Security Agency – a certification he holds to this day.

Kris is the past General Chair of the 2016 IEEE International EMC Symposium recently held in Ottawa, Canada.





February 22, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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IIT Rice Campus
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