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 Expert  107865

Expert in Electromagnetic Interference, Electromagnetic Compatibility, and Electrostatic Discharge

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Arizona (AZ)
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ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE; ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY; ELECTRONIC NOISE; MINIMIZING EMI SOURCE. Expert is an expert in many areas of electromagnetic interference and compatibility (EMI and EMC) and has 30 years of professional experience. His emphasis is on design and troubleshooting at both the equipment and systems levels. He has solved EMI problems with computer, medical, military, industrial control, automotive, railroad, power, and communications systems. He is very knowledgeable in EMI design prevention techniques. Expert has published over 50 technical articles on EMI and EMC issues, and has co-authored two0 books on EMC. He has taught over 50 EMI and EMC courses throughout the world.

HEMP. Expert did a year long research project, which hardened the "standard" US Navy minicomputer against EMP effects. Expert worked together in a group that specialized in HEMP effects.

EMI MEASUREMENTS; FCC STANDARDS. Expert has designed, tested, and qualified numerous systems to stringent government EMI regulations (TEMPEST, MIL-STD-461, FCC IEC). He has designed and tested products to meet European Community EMI standards (IEC 801, CISPR 11/22, IEC 1000-4), and FDA medical standards. He has also conducted magnetic field and electromagnetic field site surveys.

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE; ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE CONTROL; STATIC ELECTRICITY. Expert has designed and tested systems to IEC 1000-4-2 (formerly IEC 801.2) immunity standards. He has isolated and corrected ESD problems with electronic systems in the field. He has developed in-house ESD guidelines and standards for clients.

RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE; MANMADE RFI; NATURAL RFI; RADAR INTERFERENCE; TELEVISION INTERFERENCE. Expert has solved numerous RFI problems between computer systems and VHF and UHF radio communications systems. This includes both emissions (computers jamming radios) and susceptibility (radios jamming computers). He has designed and tested systems to meet IEC 1000-4-3 (formerly IEC 801.3) RF immunity standards. He has conducted RF site surveys and has designed shielded rooms for RFI control.

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING; SHIELDING. Expert has designed EMI shielded cabinets, enclosures, and rooms. He has also isolated and corrected shielding problems in the field. He has advised architects on shielded rooms and supervised their installation.

POWER QUALITY; ELECTRONIC TRANSIENTS; HUM; GROUNDING; LINE FILTERING. Expert has consulted on power quality problems, including transients, hum, high frequency interference, voltage sag and surge, magnetic fields, lightning, and grounding. He has conducted research on magnetic field effects on video displays and has done power line surveys and magnetic field surveys. He has held a Master Electrician's license and is familiar with the National Electrical Code as it applies to electronic systems. He has supported EPRI efforts on Power Quality.

ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE; NUCLEAR EMP; SYSTEM GENERATED EMP; SOURCE REGION EMP. Expert has designed electronic equipment to meet nuclear EMP requirements. He has conducted classified research and advised clients of design techniques needed to meet EMP requirements.

TEMPEST; COMPROMISING EMANATIONS. Expert has designed and installed equipment to stringent TEMPEST requirements. He has advised clients on design techniques needed to meet TEMPEST requirements.

LIGHTNING. Expert has advised architects on lightning protection for electronic systems. His recent experience includes designing protection for "911" emergency systems, which involves the integration of VHF and UHF radio, computer, telephone, and emergency power systems.


electric power quality


electromagnetic compatibility


electromagnetic compatibility measurement


electromagnetic interference


electromagnetic interference conductive coating


electromagnetic interference filter


electromagnetic noise


electromagnetic shielding process


electronic shielding


electrostatic discharge


electrostatic discharge control


electrostatic shielding


grounding path




line filter


radio-frequency interference

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona;  Tucson, Arizona;  Mesa, Arizona;  Glendale, Arizona;  Scottsdale, Arizona;  Chandler, Arizona;  Tempe, Arizona;  Gilbert, Arizona;  and Peoria, Arizona.

Often requested
with this expert:

Electromagnetic Interference, Electronic Noise, Shielding,...
EMC/ EMI, RF/ Microwave, Hardware, Firmware, Product...
Electronic Reliability & On-Chip ESD Protection
Acoustics, SONAR, Signal Processing

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1968   B.S.   Electrical Engineering   University of Nebraska  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1987 to




EMC Consulting Engineer


1983 to 1987


Intel Corporation


Field Engineer


1982 to 1983


Micro Component Technology


Product Manager


1980 to 1982


Com Squared Systems


Marketing Manager


1978 to 1980




Field Engineer


1970 to 1978


Sperry Defense Systems




1968 to 1970


Collins Radio Company


RF Design Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the IEEE EMC society and EOS/ESD Society.


He holds an FCC Commercial License, is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), and is a NARTE Certified EMC Engineer.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert's firm publishes an industry newsletter on EMI/EMC (Kimmel Expert Bullets) and sponsors an annual symposium (Minnesota EMC-EVENT).

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - IEEE Press and Interpharim Press, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  
 - Electrical Design News Magazine  
 - Canon Communications  
 - Kimmel Expert Associates Ltd  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert offers training seminars on electromagnetic compatibility including Design for EMC, Systems Grounding and Shielding, along with other customized classes.
  • Expert provides EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) troubleshooting at both the design and systems levels. Problems include radiated and conducted emissions, immunity, RFI, ESD, and power disturbances.
  • Expert provides design reviews to prevent electromagnetic interference problems. These cover components, printed circuit boards, power supplies, cables and connectors, grounding, and mechanical packaging (shielding.)
Recent Client Requests:
  • EMI expert for consulting on EMI Shielding.
  • Electromagnetic expert needed for consulting regarding electromagnetic interference low frequency on ULF system.
  • Electrostatic discharge expert in CA needed for consulting regarding ESD in consumer electronics.
  • Expert in emp for consulting on EMP Protection.
  • Expert in electromagnetic compatibility training for consulting on EMC/ EMI training.
  • Expert in electromagnetic compatibility for consulting on a products susceptibility to external radiation for CE approval.
  • Magnetic field expert for consulting on EMI onsite testing.
  • MIL-STD-461 expert for consulting on writing test procedure.
  • Expert in Electromagnetic interference for consulting on troubleshoot and diagnose.
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle expert for consulting on passive suppression of EMI radiation coming from the power/control electronics.
  • Static electricity expert for consulting on Electrostatic Charge issues with food product.
  • Instrumentation and control expert needed for consulting on Instrumentation and noise mitigation.
  • EMI expert to consult on signal interference, antenna, & thermal technologies.
  • National electrical code expert for consulting on NEC compliance for non-standard hardware.
  • Static electricity expert for consulting on elimination of static electricity during tire assembly.
  • Expert in sensor immunity compliance.
  • Expert in Plant ESD Evaluation to ANSI 20.20.
  • Expert in Application Server Intermittent Errors.
  • Expert in radiation safety for consulting on radiation protection measures.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on EMF Jammers and potential health issues.
  • Power quality engineer expert witness for consulting on house fire and death due to smart meter installation.
  • Fire prevention expert for consulting on residential litigation matter.
  • Expert in electromagnetism for consulting on impacts of electromagnetic fields from overhead power line.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert offers electromagnetic compatibility training seminars including Design for EMC, Systems Grounding and Shielding, and other customized classes.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of EMI testing services - FCC, VDE, EC, MIL-STD-461, MDS-201, SAE, TEMPEST, ESD, lightning. EMI test equipment - spectrum analyzers, receivers, transient generators (power, automotive, electrostatic discharge), screen and shield rooms. EMI components - filters (signal and power line), ferrites, capacitors, enclosure shielding materials, architectural shielding materials, EMI gasketing, transient protectors (signal and power line), shielded cables and connectors, ground grids.

He has access to the following resources Buyer's guides and industrial contacts.


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