IEEE Columbus Controls Society Meeting

Date: Tuesday December 15, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM light dinner, 6:30 PM meeting
RSVP: Brian Heber
Emerson Network Power
975 Pittsburgh Drive
Delaware, OH 43015

Developing Error Free Embedded Control Firmware using Software-in-the-loop (SIL) Techniques

Today, more and more system operation and control is implemented on an embedded controller. These embedded control systems measure hundreds of signals (voltage, current and temperatures) to make decisions and actuate outputs to achieve a desired outcome. The systems being control are complex electro-mechanical or all electrical devices. Understanding how these systems will perform under normal and fault conditions is essential to producing a robust design.

Modeling of the system to be controlled and the embedded controller, in a virtual setting, enables a bug-free design. Numerous “what-if” scenarios can tested without the need to develop expensive and time consuming prototypes. Furthermore, because these “what-if” scenarios are tested in a virtual setting, there are no safety hazards. Since today’s control algorithms are largely implemented in a microprocessor, it is critical to incorporate these algorithms into the model in their native code.

Software-in-the-loop (SIL) is a technique where the native code is embedded into the model and simulates the real-time behavior of the algorithms in the virtual setting. This discussion will demonstrate how to use Matlab / Simulink to incorporate native code, i.e., Software-in-the-loop, using S-Functions for a 3-phase, 3-Level PWM rectifier.
Guest Speaker

Brian Heber graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master’s degree in electrical engineering. He worked for General Motor’s Corporation developing brake-by-wire technology. Brian is currently a manager of new product development with Emerson Network Power. For the past 18 years with Emerson, he has lead his engineering team developing high power converters and control systems for large uninterruptable power supplies (UPS).

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Columbus EDS/Photonics Distinguished Lecture

Thursday Nov 19 2015, 11:00 am

260 Dreese Laboratories
Ohio State University

Dr. Robert Boyd
Distinguished Professor
University of Ottawa & University of Rochester

Quantum Nonlinear Optics: Nonlinear Optics Meets the Quantum World

Abstract: This presentation first reviews the historical development of the field of nonlinear optics, starting from its inception in 1961. It then reviews some of its more recent developments, including especially how nonlinear optics has become a crucial tool for the developing field of quantum technologies. Fundamental quantum processes enabled by nonlinear optics, such as the creation of squeezed and entangled light states, are reviewed. We then illustrate these concepts by means of specific applications, such as the development of secure communication systems based on the quantum states of light.

Speaker Bio:
Professor Robert W. Boyd was born in Buffalo, New York. He received the B.S. degree in physics from MIT and Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of California at Berkeley. His Ph.D. thesis, supervised by Charles Townes, investigated the use of nonlinear optical techniques in infrared detection for astronomy. Professor Boyd joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in 1977, and in 2001 became the M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics and Professor of Physics. In 2010 he became Professor of Physics and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Nonlinear Optics at the University of Ottawa. His research interests include “slow” and “fast” light propagation, quantum imaging methods, nonlinear optical interactions, nonlinear optical properties of materials, and the development of photonic devices including photonic biosensors. Professor Boyd has written two books, co-edited two anthologies, published over 400 research papers (≈30,000 citations, Google h-index 71), and been awarded nine patents. He is the 2009 recipient of the Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics and the 2014 IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics Award. Prof. Boyd is a fellow of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), the American Physical Society (APS) and of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is a past chair of the Division of Laser Science of APS and has been a member of the Board of Directors of OSA. He has also served the chair of the Joint Council on Quantum Electronics (it is joint among APS, OSA and IEEE/PS). Prof. Boyd has served as a member of the Board of Editors of Physical Review Letters and of the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science Magazine.

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December Executive Committee meeting

All IEEE members welcome … come out and meet your fellow members and help your local Columbus chapter. Officers & Society Chairs please attend.

December 2  (Wednesday)

5:30pm dinner
6-7:30pm meeting

630 Morrison Rd
Suite 100
Gahanna OH 43230

If you are unable to physically attend, please email Lynn Congos to obtain dial-in information to the meeting.

Please RSVP to John Pax by Monday November 30.

Society updates
Spring 2016 awards ceremony.

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Columbus Controls Society Meeting

Columbus Controls Society Meeting  – all members and students welcome!

   Date: Oct 27 Tuesday

   Time: 6:00 light dinner, 6:30pm meeting

   RSVP:  Brian Heber, or 740.833.8726

   Place: Emerson Network Power, 975 Pittsburgh Dr Delaware OH 43015 (,-83.1081317,17z)  – Park on the East-side near the gas pumps


  • What is Reliability Engineering?
    • Evaluation of design concepts through final design
    • Reliability testing
    • Failure analysis
    • Supplier management
  • Reliability program for electrical/mechanical design
    • Predictions/estimations of expected reliability
      • Primary topic
    • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
      • Primary topic
    • Derating analysis
      • Primary topic
    • Maintainability analysis
      • Minor topic/quick
    • Testability analysis
      • Minor topic/quick
  • Reliability program for integrators
    • Buying other companies detailed designs for system design
  • Cost of poor reliability
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October Executive Committee Meeting

All IEEE members welcome … come out and meet your fellow members and help your local Columbus chapter.
Officers & Society Chairs please attend.  Includes short presentation and plant tour of Mettler-Toledo.

October 28  (Wednesday)

5:30pm dinner
6-7:30pm meeting & tour

Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
1150 Dearborn Dr.
Worthington, OH 43085

Please RSVP to John Pax at by Monday October 26.

Society updates
Fall events schedule and Spring 2016 awards ceremony.

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Columbus Young Professionals Society meetup @ Rev1 Ventures Demo Day and VentureNext Oct 22

Event: IEEE Columbus Section Young Professionals(YP) meetup at Rev1 Ventures Demo Day and VentureNext – all IEEE members welcome, great opportunity to meet our younger members and enjoy event!

 Rev1 Ventures Demo Day ………………………………….

    Time: October 22, 2015 @ 1pm – 4pm

     Location: Capitol Theatre, Vern Riffe Center, Columbus, OH.

     Cost: Free

 VentureNext ………………………………………………………

     Time: October 22, 2015 @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

     Location: Lifestyle Communities (LC) Pavilion ,  405 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

     Cost: IEEE YP will pay for a limited number of tickets. First come, first serve.

In the afternoon of Thursday 10/22, Rev1 Ventures ( willl showcase 10 impressive startups that have powered through Rev1’s unique, rolling accelerator to achieve a product the market wants and needs, first revenue and first customers. After the presentations, participants can talk directly with the startup founders. In the evening of the same day, VentureNext ( will take place at LC Pavilion, which is about one mile away from the afternoon event venue. IEEE Columbus Section Young Professional program will host a meetup event for memebers to network and participate in these activities together. All IEEE members are welcome to attend.

To participate in the Demo Day event in the afternoon and/or the VentureNext event in the evening RSVP via an email message to Dr. Chang Liu ( and indicate which event(s) you plan to join.

The 10 startup companies to present in the afternoon are:

  1.  3Bar Biologics – What if we could increase the productivity of agriculture while decreasing dependence on synthetic fertilizer and pesticides?
  2. Ardina – What if you had healthcare benefits you could actually afford to use?
  3. Clarivoy – What if you could connect your TV advertising to online and offline sales?
  4. GenomeNext – What if we could quickly and affordably analyze a person’s genome?
  5. Mediskor – What if we could eliminate the surprise healthcare bill?
  6. MentorcliQ – What if everyone had a great mentor and we made it easy?
  7. Nexosis – What if we could harness the power of data to accurately forecast demand?
  8. ProteoSense – What if we could eliminate foodborne illness?
  9. Seamless Contacts – What if you could automate prospecting, list building, and appointment setting to increase your sales by 10x in 1 year or less?
  10. TicketFire – What if all of your event tickets were available to use or transfer from the palm of your hand?
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Columbus Engineering in Medicine and Biology(EMB) Society fall meeting dates

EMB Society seminars are going to be weekly on Mondays from 12:30-1:30 in the Neuroscience and Engineering Collaboration (NEC) building room 400.

Wright State University 205 Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration (NEC) 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy. Dayton, OH 45435

September 28, 2015 – Speaker: Chirag Limbachia, BS
Title: FMRI of CI and NBV

October 5, 2015 – Speaker: Irfaan Dar, BS, MS
Title: Effects of Neonatal Brain Development on Photon Propagation

October 26, 2015 – Speaker: Saif Usmani, BS
Title: FMRI for predicting performance based on visual object recognition task

November 2, 2015 – Speaker: Ali Kadhim, BS
Title: Towards a Segmentation Tool for Quantifying VBR in Infants with Hydrocephalus

November 9, 2015 – Speaker: Amena Shermadou, BS
Title: A Method for Cell Segmentation in Confocal Microscopy Images Using Matlab

November 16, 2015 – Speaker: Alyssa Piasecki, BS
Title: Improving Anomaly Detection through Identification of Physiological Signatures of Unconscious Awareness

November 23, 2015 – Speaker: Manal Alfituri, BS
Title: Digital Radiography Image Quality

November 30, 2015 – Speaker: Cyril Ayuk
Title: An Introduction to Explore DTI

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