Dr John Norgard, Chief Engineer for EME Effects at NASA/JSC
The first part of this talk will present an overview of space exploration and
NASA’s past/present/future missions, with an emphasis on EMI problems
and EMC solutions. The final objective of this plan is to fly to Mars and
establish a Martian habitat on that planet. The second part will be related
to the Orion project, a prototype manned spacecraft for future NASA
deep space exploration. The speaker will provide design, analysis and
testing examples used to analyse the radiated and conducted emissions
from the spacecraft and the radiated and conducted immunity
(susceptibility/vulnerability) of the electronic components in the spacecraft
to ensure safety of flight. In this presentation, pictures of the test setups, capsule build-up and development, parachute drop tests, and test results for the components and assembled system are shown as an example of typical EMI tests being performed on the Orion spacecraft.
Dr. John Norgard is the Chief Engineer for Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) at NASA/JSC. He received the BSEE degree from Georgia Tech and MS and PhD degrees in Applied Physics from Caltech.
Dr. Norgard was a Professor at the University of Colorado, the Chief Scientist at the Rome Research Site of the Air Force Research Lab and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the US Air Force Academy. Prof Norgard was the Dean of the EAS College, Chair of the MAE Department, and Chair of the ECE Department at the University of Colorado. Before coming to the University, he was a Post- Doctoral Fellow at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment in Oslo, Norway.
Dr Norgard is a Fellow of IEEE, on the Board of Directors of the EMC Society and on the Board of Directors for ACES, past member of the Board of Physics and Astronomy for NAS and NRC, Past Chairman for Commission A/Metrology of URSI, and an Associate Editor of the EMC Transactions in the area of antenna metrology.
He has authored several hundred journal articles and conference papers and is the author of several chapters in four electromagnetic books.