— IEEE San Diego
Meeting Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Kris Hatashita
Location: San Diego
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Military electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a matter of life and death as modern war-fighters rely on the safe, secure and reliable functioning of their devices. Military EMC includes aspects of electronic interoperability that are seldom or never considered in the commercial realm. This talk presents technical details of EMC consideration in tactical and strategic military operations. The topics discussed include hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance (HERO), electromagnetic data security (EMSEC), counter improvised explosive device (CIED) EMC issues and includes first-hand experiences of work done in the Afghan theatre.
Bio: Kris Hatashita has been the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects subject matter expert for the Canadian Army tactical communications group since 2002 where he plans and oversees Canadian Army compliance with EMI, EMC, EMSEC, and RF safety requirements. Prior to this, Kris was an independent E3 consultant and President of ISOTEC Corporation whose clients included the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Communication Security Establishment (CSE) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Kris has worked at or with many technology corporations throughout his career including General Dynamics Canada, Digital Equipment Corporation, Zenith Corporation and Hewlett-Packard. Kris’s career in E3 began in 1985 in the aerospace industry after completing a BSc in Physics at the University of Waterloo. While working for Garrett Aerospace, Kris was selected to undergo training through CSE in the joint Canada-US Industrial TEMPEST Program. Through this program, Kris became the first non-American to become a Certified TEMPEST Professional – Level II by the United States National Security Agency – a certification he holds to this day. Kris is the General Chair of the 2016 IEEE International EMC Symposium to be held in Ottawa, Canada.