3. Getting the most from a spectrum analyser – includes a live demo!
Spectrum analysers are the one piece of gear that is essential for EMC
troubleshooting and pre-compliance work. In this session, we will take you through:
Introduction as an RF receiver
Basic controls and operations
Live demo: Off air antenna Close field probing
Measuring RF currents Identifying antenna structure
Chris is a graduate of Salford Univ, Lancs., UK, and has over 35 years in the RF design of military, aerospace, automotive, commercial and retail electronics working for companies involved in equipment design and EMC compliance.
He started his career in Racal in the early 80’s, learning the basics of RF engineering and EMC/EMI.
When automotive electronics first got started, Chris joined the Ford Motor Co. (Dunton, Essex, UK) and was instrumental in setting up their RF and EMC laboratory facilities. He became experienced in high volume design and manufacture, and was awarded a Patent for antenna diversity.
In 2000, working for EADS ASTRIUM he developed a 100W low-band microwave power amplifier for a Galileo satellite launched by ESA.
Most recently, at Lockheed Martin UK, he set up and managed the Military EMC pre-compliance facility used by their design teams.
Chris likes to consider different approaches to difficult problems, and pass on knowledge to younger engineers. He has a passion for good pragmatic engineering design practice and implementing low noise signatures.
Chris passed the radio amateur’s examination in 1976 but is hardly active on the air as he prefers to tinker with low noise oscillators on the bench.