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June 2018

IEEE OC Section R60027 ExCom Meeting – June 14, 2018

***CANCELED*** IEEE OC Section R60027 ExCom Meeting IEEE Orange County Section Executive Committee Monthly meeting - occurs every 2nd thursday of the month. All IEEE OC Committee/Chapter/Affinity/SIG Chair/Key Volunteers (or their proxy) are requested to attend. Other IEEE members are also welcome to attend.   Agenda: IEEE OC Section R60027 ExCom Agenda will be sent out  to the OC ExCom ListServ. LOCATION: 41 Tesla, Irvine, CA 92618 (EMT-Elements Materials Technology building) TIME: 6:00pm – 6:30pm : Networking/Dinner  6:30pm - 8:30pm :…

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Antenna and RF Shielding Fundamentals Workshop

June 15 @ 11:45 am - 3:00 pm

This is a FREE workshop that begins with a complimentary lunch.  All IEEE members and guests are welcome to attend, but advance registration is required to ensure adequate seating and catering.  Click here to register on line now! TECHNICAL PROGRAM: Antenna Factor – A Deceptively Simple Parameter - Abstract:  Antennas used for EMI measurements are employed as transducers that convert field strength to antenna terminal voltage. While the concept is quite simple, the reality is that antenna factors are affected by a…

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Studying Earthquake Faults: From the Sky and with Boots on the Ground

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

California’s earthquake faults take up the motion of the Pacific and North American tectonic plates. Tectonic deformation of the Earth’s crust can be measured using the Global Positioning System (GPS), differenced radar images, and topography measured from small UAVs (drones). Combining the measurements with computational models makes it possible to understand past earthquakes and current earthquake fault behavior. The measurements show triggered slip on networks of faults in southern California following moderate to large earthquakes. A significant portion of the…

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Control Systems in Astronomy with a Historical Perspective

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Co-sponsored by: Advanced Test Equipment Rentals Using the Palomar Observatory Hale 200 inch telescope as an example of an Observatory designed for all times, we contrast earlier telescopes with the 200 inch for lessons learned and carried forward to the design of the “Arizona Mirror lab” large telescopes such as the MMT and LBT. Speaker(s): Dan McKenna, Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 Refreshments, social networking 6:30 - Speaker presentation 7:30 - Adjournment, remaining questions & answers Location: 10401 Roselle St San…

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SF Power and Energy Society Technical Presentation June 20th, 2018

            Title:  Improving safety/reliability during critical switching operations in substations                                                               Presenter:  Mr. Nan Liu - Principal Consultant, Youtech US ABSTRACT : Human errors when performing switching can have serious consequences as illustrated in the 2011 Southwest blackout. The blackout put grid reliability and public safety at great risk.  It cost millions in penalties to utilities involved and much more in terms of societal impacts. Similar errors have resulted in personnel injuries or even deaths.…

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Critical Facility Availability Analysis

Co-sponsored by: Google Critical Facility Availability Analysis Speaker: Juan Orosco, P.E., Chief Technology Officer with TrendPoint Systems, Inc. Excellent practical discussion on Data Center Availability   Speaker(s): Juan Orosco, Agenda: When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018: Dinner & Networking: 6:00 pm; Presentation, 7:00 pm Evaluating data center availability is as much art as science.  While some variables are obvious, others are more subtle, yet still critical to the evaluation.  What are the basic calculations, and how do you best interpret the…

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Design of an Ultrasound-On-Chip Platform for the Butterfly iQ

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Co-sponsored by: SCV EMBS Details Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:30pmRoom M-114, Stanford University Medical SchoolTitle: Design of an Ultrasound-On-Chip Platform for the Butterfly iQSpeaker: Tyler RalstonCo-founder, Butterfly Network, Inc. This event is co-host with SCV EMBS Chapter Abstract:This presentation provides an overview of a whole-body imaging medical ultrasound device utilizing a single probe that plugs directly into an iPhone.Biography:Tyler S. Ralston has developed many novel imaging systems for industry and research, including 4 medical products while at Battelle, a…

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Ground Fault Mitigation by Using Resistance Grounding

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The presentation will cover Resistance grounding as a relatively simple and easy to apply method in radial distribution systems at Low Voltage and at high voltage up to 5 kV. When high resistance grounding is applied, a Neutral Grounding Resistor (NGR) is used at the supply transformer with an alarm system to detect and indicate the ground fault. This method has been in use for many years and is widely applied. In high voltage systems 15 kV to 36 kV…

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Microgrid Basics and Misconceptions Revealed

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Meeting Notification for the IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter of Orange County Monthly Meeting of the Orange County Chapter of The Power & Energy Society (PES) and the Industry Application Society (IAS) The presentation is free and dinner can be purchased upon arrival, with choices: Chicken, fish, or vegetarian. If purchasing meal: $30 for All attendees Note: sub-charge of 2.75% for all major credit cards Please specify dinner entree: Chicken, Fish, or Vegetarian Agenda: 6:00 PM Dinner; 7:30 PM Presentation; 8:45 PM…

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Using Gamma-Ray Emissions to Determine Used Fuel Condition While in Dry Cask Storage

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dry storage casks for spent nuclear fuels were first employed in 1986, and it is estimated that 4500 dry storage casks will be loaded by 2025. Because of the increased service life and rapid growth of loaded dry casks, a concern has been raised about the safety and integrity of their internal structures. No internal sensors to monitor the structures placed in the casks and the cask are not easy to open owing to their highly radioactive waste contents. Therefore,…

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