RF Interference Technical Session

EMA Expo 2024

Jan. 29- Feb. 2, 2024
Denver Marriott West
Golden, Colorado

Session Co-Chairs:

Jason Bommer, Matt Miller, and Prasanna Padmanabhan

Original Research Presentations:

  • Theory and modeling of RF interference
  • Wideband filter, cable, and antenna performance
  • Characterization of installed antenna performance
  • Characterization of wideband RF system performance
  • Commercial and military standards for RF interference
  • System level testing techniques
  • Intermodulation products
  • Cost of RF interference to industry and government agencies
  • RF desense
  • Propagation modeling
  • RF interference in system mission modeling
  • RF interference and emerging technologies
  • Adaptive antennas and agile systems
  • The 5G and radar altimeter interference problem
  • Computational electromagnetics (CEM) techniques for RF interference

Technical Demonstrations :

We invite authors to submit abstracts for demonstrations, tutorials, and discussion of the state-of-the-art technologies in the topic area of RF Interference.

Important Dates:

Abstract Deadline: November 1, 2023

Author Instructions:

All text must be double spaced with 12-point Arial font. Footnotes, bibliographic references, and long quotations may be singled spaced, but double spaced between entries. Each page must be labeled with a page number on the bottom or top of the page.

An abstract may not exceed 500 words and should include the following:  

  • Title (not included in word count)
  • Objective(s)
  • Background
  • Methods (research methods or innovation approach)
  • Results and Conclusions (research results or innovation impact)
  • References (optional, up to five; does not count towards word count)


Papers will be published to the public and must abide by authorship standards.

Authorship of paper should be limited to those individuals who have contributed in a meaningful way to its intellectual content. Speakers are responsible for crediting co-authors and references to ensure ethical standards in all publications which they will be listed as an author.

Abstracts do not have to be new publications.

Abstracts can be submitted by sending an email to ema.expo@ema3d.com.

Session Co-Chairs

Jason Bommer, Ansys Principal Application Engineer

Jason Bommer is a Principal Application Engineer in the electronics business unit specializing in RF, antenna, mission, and interference applications. He is also an adjunct instructor at the Science and Math Institute in Tacoma WA where he teaches computational physics and engineering.

Prior to joining Ansys through the Delcross acquisition in 2015, Jason served as an electromagnetics effects engineer at Boeing for over sixteen years. He holds BS and MS degrees in physics form University of New Orleans and University of Washington, respectively. 

Matt Miller, EMA Principal RF Engineer II and Co-Owner

Matt Miller leads a group at EMA providing analysis services for RF interference, installed antenna performance and radar signature prediction. He has 25 years of experience in electromagnetics, business development, marketing, and sales.

Matt worked for The Boeing Company from 1998 to 2001 as an electromagnetic effects engineer supporting various defense and space programs providing analysis in the areas of antenna-to-antenna coupling, electro-static discharge, lightning effects, receiver intermodulation product generation and shielding effectiveness. From 2001 to 2005, he worked for SAIC-DEMACO in Champaign, Illinois as a research scientist performing code development and analysis for various types of electromagnetic phenomena.

In 2005, Matt co-founded Delcross Technologies, LLC where he served as president. Delcross developed commercial simulation tools for cosite interference, installed antenna performance and radar signature prediction. Ansys, Inc. acquired essentially all the assets of Delcross in 2015. Matt joined EMA in 2017.

Prasanna Padmanabhan, EMA Senior RF Engineer

Prasanna Padmanabhan is a Senior RF Engineer at Electro Magnetic Applications, Inc. where he specializes in installed antenna and co-site interference analysis. He collaborates with R&D and product management to drive development and enhance simulation capabilities of EMA’s products.

He worked at Delcross Technologies and ANSYS from 2013-2022 where he helped aerospace, defense, and commercial customers in successfully bringing their products to market by cutting down design time and reducing costs using simulation. He was a subject matter expert to automotive OEMs to implement radar environment workflows to validate their design and perception models.