EMC Field Probe Workshop

Sponsored by ETS-Lindgren and NTS Longmont

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:00pm | NTS Longmont

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, a special workshop on EMC Field Probes will be held at the NTS Longmont facility. Sponsored by ETS-Lindgren and NTS Longmont, this workshop will provide you with an opportunity to better understand the basic operation principles of EMC field probes including the various types, parameter explanations, frequency response and much much more. Additionally, this workshop will also host the IEEE Rocky Mountain EMC Chapter elections.

Register today for this free event which is open to IEEE Rocky Mountain EMC Chapter members, those who are interested in becoming members, as well as anyone interested in learning more about EMC field probes. Note that seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis. 

Seminar Countdown


Event Details

Date and Time

Thursday, March 30, 2017


5:30pm - Complimentary Dinner

6:30pm - Rocky Mountain EMC Chapter Officer Elections

7:00pm - Presentation

8:00pm - Adjourn/Optional NTS Lab Tour


Patrick Conway
NTS Longmont General Manager
Direct (720) 745-6004 | Cell (970) 408-9617

Getting Here

Please note that the facility is accessible from No Name Blvd off of Clover Basin Drive.

NTS Longmont Facility


Elections will be held for the positions of Chapter Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary and Treasurer. If you are interested in being nominated for one of the positions or have questions, please contact Randy Jost, Rocky Mountain EMC Chapter Chair, at rjost3@comcast.net.

NOTE: Only IEEE members in good standing are eligible for election. Nominations will also be taken from the floor at the meeting.


Understanding EMC Field Probes

Instructed by Zhong Chen


This presentation will provide an introduction on the basic operation principles of EMC field probes, and explain parameters of probes such as types of probes, frequency response, linearity, isotropy, and sensitivity. Calibration and applications of the field probes are discussed. The presentation aims to provide background information so a user can better understand the specifications of a typical probe datasheet, and facilitate the understanding of how to select the best field probe based on his/her application. Discussion on the applications of the field probe will include factors that can influence measurement uncertainties, such as probe orientations with respect to incident field, fixtures, properly applied correction factors, and how probes readings can be impacted under modulated or other complex signals.

About the Presenter

Zhong Chen

Director RF Engineering
ETS-Lindgren | Cedar Park, Texas

Mr. Chen has over 20 years of experience in RF testing, anechoic chamber design, as well as EMC antenna and field probe design and measurement. He is an active member of the ANSI ASC C63® committee and Chairman of Subcommittee 1 which is responsible for the antenna calibration (ANSI C63.5) and chamber/test site validation standards (ANSI C63.4). He is chairman of the IEEE Standard 1309 committee responsible for developing calibration standards for field probes. His research interests include measurement uncertainty, time domain measurements for site validation and antenna calibration, and development of novel RF absorber materials. Zhong Chen received his M.S.E.E. degree in Electromagnetics from the Ohio State University at Columbus.

He may be reached at zhong.chen@ets-lindgren.com.



About NTS Longmont

NTS Longmont is a full-service testing laboratory offering EM/EMC emissions and immunity testing as well as environmental testing capabilities including thermal cycling, acceleration, classical shock and vibration testing.

Our new environmental and dynamic testing capabilities give our clients a single-source to meet the dynamic and environmental requirements of MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, RTCA DO-160 and others. NTS Longmont routinely solves problems for clients and has provided up-front design and retrofit products to be used in medical, residential, commercial, industrial and space environments.

For more information about our Longmont facility, click here.