Overview: CISPR Subcommittee I deals with emissions and immunity standards for Information Technology Equipment, broadcast receivers and multimedia equipment. There are 2 international standards and one technical report maintained by CISPR SC I. This address will provide an update on the status of all three documents so that the attendee will know what is happening in this corner of the EMC world.
Speaker: Ghery Pettit
Ghery S. Pettit received the BSEE degree from Washington State University in 1975. He has worked in the areas of TEMPEST and EMC for the past 44 years. He was with the Naval Electronic Systems Engineering Center, Vallejo starting in 1976. In 1979 he joined Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace where he worked on what became the Peacekeeper missile system, as well as other projects, providing TEMPEST and EMC design and analysis support. In 1983 he joined Tandem Computers in Cupertino, California providing EMC design, troubleshooting and EMC compliance testing services to a number of projects and oversaw the construction of Tandem’s 30-meter Open Area Test Site (OATS) and 10 meter RF semi-anechoic chamber. In 1995 Ghery joined Intel Corporation where he was involved in the construction of EMC test facilities, providing design guidance and troubleshooting support to various projects and representing Intel on a number of industry committees and national and international standards bodies. Since retiring from Intel in 1995 he is now continuing his work on national and international standards development organizations and consulting in the areas of EMC design, troubleshooting, testing, standards interpretations, and laboratory design.
Mr. Pettit is presently serving as Chair of CISPR SC I and is one of CISPR’s representatives on the Advisory Council on EMC (ACEC) within the IEC. He has been involved in CISPR activities since 1998, both as a member of the US Technical Advisory Groups to CISPR SC G and CISPR SC I and as an active member of CISPR SC I and its maintenance teams, CISPR SC I MT7 (CISPR 32 maintenance) and CISPR SC I MT8 (CISPR 35 maintenance). He is also a member of the US TAG for IEC SC77B and the working group preparing the next edition of ANSI C63.4.
Ghery has written 8 papers and articles for publication and contributed a chapter for the 2nd and 3rd Editions of the ARRL’s Radio Frequency Interference Handbook. He is a member of the dB Society and serves as a Technical Advisor for the ARRL in the area of EMC. He holds an Amateur Extra radio license and is an instrument rated private pilot.