EMC Fundamentals Course Syllabus
- Brief History of EMC
- Introduction to EMC
- Review of EMC Regulatory Standards – Emissions
- Conducted Emission
- Radiated Emission
- Typical Emission Lab Test Setups
- Review of Regulatory Standards - Immunity and Susceptibility
- Conducted Immunity
- Radiated Immunity
- Review of Test Environments
- Review of Test Equipment
- Typical Lab Test Setups – Immunity Tests and Radiated Emission Tests above 1 GHz
- Performing the Test
- Submitting the Test Results
- Accrediting Test Labs
- Measurement Uncertainty (MU)
- Telecom Testing
- Automotive Radio Testing
- Using the Services of a Commercial Test Lab
- Typical Lab Test Setups – Radiated Immunity and ESD
Course Instructor: Daniel D. Hoolihan (M’ – 1983, SM’ – 1989)
Dan Hoolihan teaches the EMC courses at ETS-U with assistance from the engineering staff at ETS-Lindgren. Dan comes to the classroom with a lot of knowledge, practical experience, and enthusiasm.
Dan is an iNARTE-certified engineer with a long career in EMC. He began by working in Control Data’s RFI/EMC lab in 1969. When the lab was spun off in 1984, Dan and a partner bought the lab and formed Amador Corporation. Dan served as the company’s COO until 1994 when the lab was sold to TUV America. He remained with TUV in a management capacity until 2000, when Dan again felt the entrepreneurial spirit and formed Hoolihan EMC Consulting. With his new company, Dan consults for commercial and private EMC labs in North America, Europe and Asia.
Despite his busy schedule, Dan has been deeply involved in the IEEE EMC Society. He has served on the board of directors almost continuously since 1987. Dan was also president of the Society from 1998 to 1999, and served as chair of the 2002 IEEE Symposium on EMC. At a local level, Dan was one of the founding members of the Twin Cities EMC chapter in Minnesota.
Today, in addition to his consulting business, Dan is the Chair of the ANSI accredited standards committee C63R and writes a column on EMC history for the EMC Society Magazine.
Daniel Hoolihan received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Saint John’s University (Minnesota), his master’s degree in physics from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge), and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis).