EMA & IDS would like to invite you to our reception at The 2017 Symposium on EMC+SIPI on Monday August, 7th 2017.

Come join us for drinks, appetizers, and network with other Symposium attendees starting at 6:00pm! The reception party will take place in the Hospitality Suite at the Gaylord National Resort and Event Center.


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We invite you attend this event and interact with EMA and IDS in the following ways:

  1. Come by the EMA/IDS booth at the exhibition, we will have PC stations available to demo our software.
  2. Set up an individual meeting with EMA/IDS to learn about how we can help you with advanced simulation techniques. Please email nils@ema3d.com to coordinate a time.
  3. Join us at the EMA/IDS reception for appetizers, technical discussion, and socializing on Monday August 7th at the conference hotel. Email nils@ema3d.com for questions and to RSVP.
  4. Visit one of EMA’s various Presentations, Demos and Workshops. See below for more details

Tuesday August 8th,  Hardware Experiments and Software Demonstration:

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Comprehensive Space Plasma EMC Analysis Using a Single Model
Bryon Neufeld, EMA, Denver, CO USA

Space plasmas present many risks to space vehicles, ranging from antenna pattern distortion to surface charging to box level transient coupling. The modern use of ceramics and other insulating materials in space vehicle platforms makes numerical EMC analysis an important part of the design process. The ability to perform a wide array of numerical analyses from a single geometric model provides great efficiency and flexibility for a space program. Different materials and other design variations can be incorporated into the model to obtain a comprehensive view of the impact of these modifications on overall vehicle EMC risk.

This demonstration will present a quantitative assessment of EMC risks due to space plasma environments. Emphasis will be on using a single geometric model to perform a wide array of assessments, including:

  • Surface Charging
  • Internal Charging (coupon)
  • Discharge Coupling to Cable
  • Thruster Plume-induced Antenna Pattern Distortion
  • Radiated Emissions/Radiated Susceptibility

Tuesday August 8th, Session TU-AM-6:

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM:  Design Implications of the Time Dependence of Surface Charging in a Space Plasma Bryon Neufeld (Electro Magnetic Applications, Lakewood, CO, USA)

Friday August 11th, Session FR-PM-1:

 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Lightning Protection for Space Vehicles Jennifer Kitaygorsky (Electro Magnetic Applications, Lakewood, CO, USA); Tim McDonald (Electro Magnetic Applications, Inc., Lakewood, CO, USA)

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Practical Aspects of a Comprehensive Space Charging Analysis Bryon Neufeld (Electro Magnetic Applications, Lakewood, CO, USA); Timothy McDonald (Electro Magnetic Applications, Lakewood, CO, USA)