Measuring the Radio Frequency Environment
(The radio-frequency environment has an obvious and direct...)
The radio-frequency environment has an obvious and direct influence on the performance of electronic systems that depend upon the transfer of energy through space for their operation. Examples of such systems include radio communications, radio navigation, radar, and commercial AM, FM, and television broadcast systems. Less obvious, but nonetheless significant, is the influence the radio-frequency environment can have on electronic systems that ostensibly do not depend on the transfer of energy through space, for example, the degradation caused by electromagnetic fields generated by citizens band radios, radars, lightning, power lines, and electrostatic discharges on the performance of computers, process control equipments, automotive elec tronics and biomedical instrumentation. The beneficial and deleterious effects of man-made and naturally occurring electromagnetic fields on biological systems, including human beings, although little understood at present, may have more important long-term consequences than upon in the operation of equipment. As the radio-frequency environment evolves with the progression of the electronic age, the necessity to monitor, measure, and characterize it assumes greater importance. The purpose of this book is to provide, in a single self contained volume, the necessary background and methodology needed to execute a survey of the RF environment. We have included representative data on natural and man-made ambients in a variety of settings, wave propagation fundamentals, instrumentation descriptions, survey procedures, and data ana lysis techniques. Much experimental effort has been expended during this century to es tablish an adequate body of knowledge on the radio-frequency environment.
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Edward Nelson Skomal Edit Profile
Bachelor, Rice U., Houston, 1947, Master of Arts, 1949. Engineer, Socony Research laboratories, Dallas, 1949-1951. Assistant section head National Bur.Standards, Washington, 1951-1956.
Project engineer Sylvania Research Laboratory, Palo Alto, California, 1956-1959. Manager applications engineering, chief applications engineer Motorola Solid State Systems Division, Phoenix, 1959-1963. Director communications department Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California, 1963-1986, retired, 1986.
Member Presidential Joint Technology Advisory Committee on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Washington, 1965-1970, 71-75.
Engineer Socony Research Laboratories, Dallas, 1949—1951. Assistant section head National Bureau Standards, Washington, 1951—1956. Project engineer Sylvania Microwave Research Laboratory, Palo Alto, California, 1956—1959.
Manager solid state components, applications engineering, chief applications engineer & government marketing manager Motorola Solid State Systems Division, Phoenix, 1959—1963. Senior engineering specialist, director communications engineering department Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California, 1959—1986. Retired, 1986; member Presidential Joint Technology Advisory Committee Electromagnetic Compatibility, Washington, 1965—1975.
With United States Navy, 1944-1946.
Elder Riverside Presbytery & First Congretional Church & Redlands. Fellow: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (assistant editor transactions Electromatic Compatibility 1978-1986, chairman technical advisory committee 1982-1986, chairman technical committee electromagnetic environments 1976-1982, standards committee member 1980-1986, fellow nominating committee 1980-1983, national committee standards coordinating committee on definitions since 1986, Richard A. Stoddart award 1980, Certified of Achievement award 1971, Paper of Year award 1970). Member: American Leghion, Friends Ampere-hour Smiley Public Library., International Union Radio Scientists, American Physical Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (life), Sigma Xi.
Married Elizabeth Birkbeck Skomal, March 4, 1951 (deceased June 1987). Children: Susan Beth, Catherine Anne, Margaret Elaine. Married Joan Kerner Skomal, April 9, 1988.