Tour of AEP’s Walnut Microgrid Test Bed Station (Groveport, OH)

The IEEE Columbus PES chapter will provide a tour of AEP’s innovative Walnut microgrid test bed station in Groveport, Ohio.

When:
Friday, September 15, 2017

Where:
3810 Bixby Road, Groveport, OH  43125

Contact and Registration:

  • Please RSVP by September 14th by contacting the Columbus PES Chair, Jerod Marker, at jrmarker@aep.com
  • Attendance will be limited to the first 30 RSVP’s, due to space limitations

AGENDA:
1:45-2:00 – Arrivals, introduction, and safety topic
2:00-3:00 – Tour of microgrid test site and equipment demonstrations, if possible

Please see flyer for more details

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JOINT COLUMBUS SECTION AND PES MEETING

DID YOU KNOW THAT RIGHT HERE IN COLUMBUS WE HAVE A DIVISION OF AMETEK (A LARGE ELECTRONICS CONGLOMERATE) MANUFACTURING SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST SOPHISTICATED POWER CONVERSION EQUIPMENT?

When:
Monday August 7, 2017
5:30 PM Light Dinner
6:00 PM Speaker and Tour

Where:
875 Dearborn Drive
Worthington OH 43085

Discussion of and tour of AMETEK SOLID STATE CONTROLS (Click for flyer)

(Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Power Inverters, and Battery Chargers)

SPEAKER:  Bogdan Proca

Come and see what this large manufacturer of power conversion equipment is doing right here in Columbus!

ATTENDANCE IS VERY LIMITED TO First Come First Serve

PLEASE RSVP to solblack@ieee.org

Responses to your RSVP may be delayed a few days as I will have limited access to email in the next few weeks.

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Engineering Night at MAPFRE Stadium

Join local Engineers for a night out with Crew SC as they host Bastian Schweinsteiger and the Chicago Fire at MAPFRE Stadium.

When:
Saturday August 12, 2017. Kickoff at 7:30pm.

Deadline to order tickets:
August 10, 2017 by 5:00pm.

Click on the image below for additional details

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IEEE EDS/Photonics Sponsored Distinguished Seminar Series

When:
Tuesday June 27, 2017, 4:45 PM
Where:
270 Journalism
242 W 18th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Webinar: Nanometer Scale III-V CMOS

Speaker:
Prof. Jesús A. del Alamo
M.I.T.

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IEEE EDS/Photonics Sponsored Distinguished Seminar Series

When:
Friday June 23, 2017, 1:30 PM
Where:
266 Dreese Laboratories
2015 Neil Ave
Columbus OH 43210

Quantum Nanoengineering: Nonequilibrium High-Electric-Field Transport for Signal Propagation

Speaker:
Prof. Vijay K. Arora
Electrical Engineering & Physics
University of Wilkes

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May 2017 Ex Comm Meeting

When:
Tuesday May 30, 2017
6:00 – 6:30 PM Arrival, Light Dinner
6:30 – 7:30 PM Business Meeting

Where:
Northwest Public Library
2280 Hard Road
Columbus, OH 43235

Jeffery D. Keller, PE Chair jkflipflop67@ieee.org
Carl N. Lee Vice Chair carlnlee1@gmail.com
Fang Luo, Ph.D. Treasurer ieeecs@yahoo.com
Howard R. Jones, PE Secretary hrjones63@yahoo.com

Agenda:

  1. Welcome
  2. Secretary’s Report
    1. Approval of the Previous Meeting Minutes
  3. Treasurer’s Report
    1. Financial Status
  4. Chair’s Report
    1. R2 Happenings
      1. 2016 IEEE Internal Audit
      2. Joint section meeting ideas?
    2. Sections Congress
    3. Open positions
      1. Auditor
      2. Young Professionals
  5. Professional Society updates
    1. Membership Development Chairperson: Sol Black
    2. Professional Activities Chair: Ben Mehraban
    3. Educational Activities Chair: Joshua Civiello
    4. Webmaster: Anupam Srivastava
    5. Student Activities Chair: Sol Black
    6. Auditor: Apply now to Chair OPEN
    7. Columbus Technical Council (CTC) Representative: Ben Mehraban
    8. Section Advisor: Robert Walston
    9. SPAx Support Coordinator: Jim Watson
  6. Affinity Society updates
    1. Antennas & Propagation & Microwave Theory & Techniques: Graeme Smith
    2. Computer & Communication: Robert Walston
    3. Control Systems: Carl Lee
    4. Electron Devices/Photonics: Paul Berger, Ph.D.
    5. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Nasser H. Kashou, Ph.D.
    6. Power and Energy Society:  Jerod Marker, PE
    7. Signal Processing: Philip Schniter, Ph.D.
    8. Young Professionals Society: Apply now to Chair OPEN
    9. Women In Engineering:  Helen Winfrey
  7. IEEE Student Branches:
    1. DeVry University John Pax
    2. DeVry University Online John Golzy
    3. Ohio University Savas Kaya, Ph.D.
    4. Ohio State University Paul Berger, Ph.D.
    5. Ohio State University Graduate Students Paul Berger, Ph.D.
    6. Zane State Community College James R. Davis
  8. Old Business
  9. New Business
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IEEE AP/MTT Columbus Presentation

Title: Ocean remote sensing with HF radars and application to tsunami detection

Dr Charles-Antoine Guérin 
University Of Toulon, France

Date: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Friday, May 19th, 2017

Place:  ElectroScience Lab, The Ohio State University, MRC Conference Room #132, 1330 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

Abstract: Radar remote sensing is a powerful means for characterizing the ocean surface, both at large scale and high resolution. This includes a variety of instruments with different purposes, working under various configurations (e.g., airborne, space-borne, ground based) and electromagnetic frequencies. The so-called « oceanographic radars » are shore-based remote sensing systems working in the « High-Frequency » (HF) frequency regime (3-30 MHz) that are used for monitoring ocean currents, waves, and measure wind direction.  They can provide quasi real-time synoptic maps of ocean  surface currents over a large fields of view, up to a few hundred miles from shore. Today, they are employed routinely to characterize the coastal oceanic circulation at high spatial (~ 1 km) and temporal (~ 1 hour) resolution.

An emerging application of oceanographic radars is early tsunami detection, which takes advantage of the far-range and wide coverage capabilities of these instruments. The detection is based on measuring the additional surface current induced by the arrival of a tsunami wave train and can advantageously complement classical warning systems, which rely on seismic or bottom pressure sensors.

In this lecture we will recall and highlight in a simple way the main physical mechanisms underlying measurements of ocean currents as well as the state of art in tsunami detection in this context. We will present a novel technique that has been developed at the University of Toulon (France) in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island (USA, RI) to improve the tsunami detection performance of oceanographic radars. Some preliminary results based on measurements at an actual HF radar system will be presented.

Bio:Charles-Antoine Guérin received the B. Eng. degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, Toulouse, France, in 1994 and the Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Aix-Marseille, France, in 1998. He is now professor and researcher at the University of Toulon, France, with the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO). He is specialist  in  physical modeling of ocean remote sensing. His current interests include the characterization of the sea surface with microwave radars and tsunami detection with HF radars. He is currently a distinguished visiting international scholar at URI and a Fulbright scholar for the academic year 2016-2017.

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