DC Arc Flash Calculation Methods and Field Data Collection Obstacles 🗓

— (PES/IAS) – introduction, responsibilities, power system study, challenges, obstacles, calculation methods, case study …

— IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter of Orange County …
Meeting Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 to6:30 PM Networking; 6:45 Food; 7:30 – 8:45 PM Presentation
Speaker: Hamid Beheshtian
Location: Doubletree Orange County Airport – Santa Ana
Cost: none for Presentation. Meal – $30 for all, except full time college students which are free.
RSVP: requested, contact Hamid at asukar@carollo.com or 714-593-5160
Event Details: N/A

We will start with a quick introduction to NFPA 70E, OSHA, and Cal/OSHA, including their principles, purposes and how they apply to the electrical industry, engineers, contractors, and facilities – as well as Owner responsibilities! We will address the questions: ‘Why should we care about NFPA 70E?’ and ‘What does the Client receive for the power system study they are paying for?’ We will also review the changes to the NFPA 70E, 2015 edition, and we will cover a practical case study for a DC Arc Flash analysis and the challenges and obstacles on that project. Finally, we will discuss the three different DC Arc flash calculation methods:
 Maximum Power Method;
 Stokets & Oppenlander; and
 Paukert

Bio: Mr. Beheshtian has over 20 years of experience in Electrical Engineering design and power systems studies for commercial, utility, industrial, the oil and gas facilities. He is responsible for design, calculation, training and project management of all electrical systems at DH Green Energy. Prior to joining DH Green Energy, he served as Staff Electrical Engineer at Schneider Electric Engineering Services (SEES) and Operational Technology Inc. (Developer of ETAP Software). Hamid successfully conducted more than 800 hours of 41 ETAP workshops, 11 User groups, for 1800 engineers in US and Europe, from 2007 to 2011.

Challenges and Benefits of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) 🗓

— New challenges and benefits in the DER

— IEEE Metro LA Section —

Meeting Date: Friday October, 13, 2017
Time: lunch starts @ 11:00 a.m. 12:00 PM Presentation

Speaker: Steve Collier, P.E. Director of Smart Grid Strategies Milsoft Utility Solutions
Location: SCE Montebello Service Center: 1000 Potrero Grande Drive Monterey Park

Cost: Membership required. You are welcomed to bring your spouse/companion/boss as guests. Please provide his/her name and email.
RSVP: Send your reservation request with your IEEE number to: e.miranda@ieee.org and cc Kay.nguyen@sce.com by 9-10-17.

Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary: This is a free luncheon meeting cosponsored by SCE; the speaker will discuss the new challenges in the DER as well as the benefits it can provide as utilities continue to serve their customers in this new aggressive business environment.

Bio: Steve Collier is Director, Smart Grid Strategies, at Milsoft Utility Solutions, an industry-leading provider of engineering and operations software for electric distribution utilities. He joined Milsoft’s senior executive team in 2006 as Vice President of Business Development during a period of rapid grows and subsequent transition of ownership, authority and responsibility to the founder’s heirs.
Steve began his career in the early 1970s at Houston Lighting & Power Company, as a cooperative education program student engineer with a degree in electrical engineering., worked in System Planning and after that, He obtain a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering at Purdue University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow in Engineering. He then joined Power Technologies, Inc. in Schenectady, New York, as an Analytical Engineer working on development, deployment, and application of planning and analysis software for electric utilities in the US and abroad.
Collier served as Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, telco utilities, commercial and industrial facilities, government agencies and trade associations. He has served on the board of the IEEE Industry Applications Society and Chair of the IEEE Rural Electric Power Committee.

Three M’s and Three F’s: Mathematics, Memory, Motion, FPGA’s, Functional Programming, & Frames 🗓

There is something here for anyone interested in our brave new digital world, where it came from and where it is going

Co-sponsored by Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Meeting Date: August 29, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Ray Duran, Extron Electronica
Location: Newbury Park
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
These are exciting times with rapid development of silicon technologies, application of new mathematics and new programming paradigms all arising and converging. This discussion touches lightly on these important topics and shows how they are interconnected through the application of motion frames (video).There is something here for anyone interested in our brave new digital world, where it came from and where it is going.

Bio: Ray Duran Ray Duran, is Principal FPGA Design Engineer at Extron Electronics, has over 25 years of engineering experience in the area of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), developing applications for real-time environments such as video and military based systems. Ray graduated with a BSEE degree from California State University Fresno in 1988 and masters in engineering from UCLA in 2014, with emphasis on digital signal processing.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems – Common Failure Modes 🗓

Some have caused multiple incidents of bodily harm and property damage

— IEEE San Diego Section
Meeting Date: August 8, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: •Dr. Eddie Forouzan
Location: San Diego
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) have become very popular in recent years. They are an alternative to other means of nicotine delivery to the body such as cigarettes and pipes.
Unfortunately, for cost savings purposes, some ENDS manufacturers are opting to use low quality cells and batteries which have caused multiple incidents of bodily harm and property damage. Sometimes the actual delivery system is designed and manufactured by local shops without even taking the most rudimentary lithium ion safety parameters into consideration.
In recent years, the Federal Government has decided to bring ENDS under the jurisdiction of the FDA. This presentation discuses some of the those failure modes and provides suggestions to remedy some the common failure modes.

Bio: •Dr. Eddie Forouzan has over 20 years of experience in research and development, product commercialization, general management, quality, engineering, and consulting. His areas of expertise include development of new, safe and reliable energy systems for consumer applications and high volume production. He is academically trained electrochemist who has completed his postdoctoral training under the direction of Dr. Allen Bard at the University of Texas in Austin.
Since 2008, he has headed ARTIN Engineering and Consulting Group, which specializes in testing and certification of consumer products for the purpose of energy system safety. This includes, but is not limited to, the cells, battery packs, adapters and complete host devices. ARTIN Engineering also provides field failure analysis services whereby the root cause of energy system failures in the field are determined.
Dr. Forouzan’s previous experiences include operations, manufacturing, quality assurance, and engineering management positions at multibillion dollar corporations as well as experience with photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical devices based on lnP, TiO2, CdTe, CdSe, CdS and GaAs.

IEEE OC Section ExCom Meeting 🗓

Everyone welcome – Come to network and get involved in the OC IEEE

— IEEE OC Section
Meeting Date: Thursday August 10, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Meeting
Location: 41 Tesla Dr. Irvine
Cost: none,
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
All IEEE OC Committee/Chapter/Affinity/SIG Chair/Key Volunteers (or their proxy) are requested to attend.
Other IEEE members are also welcome to attend.

Are we Alone in the Universe 🗓

— Thoughts on the Likelihood of Intelligent Life Existing Elsewhere in the Universe

— IEEE CLAS Life Member Affinity Group
Meeting Date: August 12, 2017
Time: 10:00AM Networking; 11:00 AM Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Donald Mayer, Aerospace Corporation
Location: Torrance
Cost: None for IEEE Members, After July 31 $5 for the general public
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: Eventbrite
With over a trillion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, there are certainly many planets similar to Earth. How many of those planets have evolved intelligent life? How many of those civilizations are trying to communicate with us right now? Carl Sagan and Frank Drake asked these questions many decades ago, and estimated that there were probably thousands. This talk will discuss the factors that led to the evolution of life on Earth and will attempt to quantify the probability that communicating civilizations have evolved elsewhere in our galaxy.
Bio: Dr. Donald Mayer directs survivability and mission assurance activities related to electronics vulnerabilities in space at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA. He worked previously at the Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, CA, where he was responsible for the development of submicrometer CMOS-on-sapphire process technology and IC design and verification techniques. He has taught engineering courses at UCLA and high school STEM classes in Southern California. He has held various elected IEEE positions, including Chair of the IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Section and Chair of the IEEE Los Angeles Council. He was General Chair of the 1996 IEEE International SOI Conference. He has authored over 60 journal articles and conference presentations and has been awarded eight U.S. patents.Now in retirement, his pursuits other than Connected Car include being an amateur astronomer and a professional musician. He is an IEEE Life Member and a member of several societies.

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) 🗓

an environmental protection strategy to reach an environmental objective of a decreased total environmental impact of a product

Meeting Date: July 25, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Vinay Goyal
Location: Irvine
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE OC PSES
Summary: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is an environmental protection strategy to reach an environmental objective of a decreased total environmental impact of a product, by making the manufacturer of the product responsible for the entire life-cycle of the product and especially for the take-back, recycling and final disposal.

Bio: Vinay Goyal
has been working in the field of Product Environmental Compliance (Stewardship) since 2003 and successfully implemented in various world class organizations to meet their cradle to grave obligations.

Vinay has worked as the Director of Quality, Manufacturing and Test engineering in various companies in the past. Vinay received his Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication from University of Roorkee (currently named Indian Institute of Technology) in India.

He has been honored as a fellow member of ASQ and will be honored in World Conference on Quality and Improvement. He is ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Auditor and Certified Supplier Quality Professional and teaches various ASQ certification courses



— IEEE OC Cyber Security SIG
Meeting Date: July 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & Food; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Gora Datta of CAL2CAL Corporation
Location: ATEP Tustin
Cost: none
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools

Summary: With the phenomenal rise of mobile devices globally in the past decade, we have now entered the digital age – the agricultural age, the scientific age, the industrial age, the information age and now the digital age! This global transformation is bringing a change that is impacting our world in every way – how we interact, play, read, write, watch, study, research, work or even relax. Soon we will live in a world which is interconnected with Internet of Things (IoT).

Healthcare access & delivery is going through a seismic change…rapidly moving from paper to digital health. Health information technology (Health IT) is making it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. However, recent news headings (of WannaCry ransomware attacks in May 2017) are amply demonstrating the wake-up call….cybersecurity is redefining this changing world of digital health.

In this talk, we will review the digital health transformation that we are undergoing, the challenges of cyber-health that faces us and the mitigation that is critical in the 21st century world (of Blockchain, AR/VR, Precision Medicine, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing and IoT in Health).

Bio: Gora Datta Chair IEEE OC Section

Big Bang – Origin of Universe – Future?? 🗓

The first ~300,000 years of the universe and the physical frame work of events.

— IEEE Central Coast Event
Meeting Date: July 19, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Networking & Food; 6:30 PM Presentation
Speaker: Brian Williams, PhD Astrophysics UCSB
Location: Rusty’s Pizza, Goleta
Cost: none for IEEE members,
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary: Mankind has been looking up, in wonder, at the night sky for thousands of years, but it is only in the recent past that we have been able to observe the sky to gather data about our universe. Observations of the sky allow us to see back ~13.8 billion years into the universes past, gain knowledge about its geometry, measure its age, and its density history just to name a few. While the events that immediately followed the big bang are masked from our observation. They shaped our universe and set into motion the structure that gave rise to everything we know. Looking back to just after the Universe becomes transparent to radiation we can better understand what happened before this. We will discuss the first ~300,000 years of the universe and explore the physical frame work of events. This will lead us to a basic understanding of modern cosmology and what observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (Remnant energy of the big bang) can teach us.
Bio: Brian Williams PhD Astrophysics UCSB

Using Big Data Analytics to Fight Identity Fraud 🗓

What is Identity Fraud? How does it occur?

— IEEE San Diego Section
Meeting Date: July 20 2017
Time: 6:30 PM Networking & refreshments; 7:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: Stephen Coggeshall
Location: Qualcomm, San Diego
Cost: Free to IEEE and Qualcomm, all others $5 online or $10 at the door.
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
What is Identity Fraud? How does it occur?

We all know about Identity Theft, but do you know about Identity Manipulation? Synthetic Identities? What are the different modes of Identity Fraud.

In this presentation we will talk about all things Identity Fraud – what it is, how it occurs, where it is happening, and how we are using big data analytics to protect both businesses and consumers from this continually rising threat.

Bio: Stephen Coggeshall is retired Chief Analytics and Science Officer at ID Analytics (Symantec). His primary role was assembling and managing world-class technical teams of Data Scientists and software developers for high performance software and applied machine learning algorithms in the business environment. His specialties include behavioral modeling and consulting in financial services, telecommunications and consumer products; algorithm development around financial engineering for derivatives, asset allocation, technical corporate valuations and trading algorithms. Previous experiences are Exec. Director of Advanced Sciences for Morgan Stanley, Founder and CEO of Los Alamos Computational Group, Group VP of Technology Development at HNC Software, Founder & Director of Consumer Analytics at Center for Adaptive Systems Applications. Stephen received MS and PhD in Music and Nuclear Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and BA in Music and BS in Math & Physics from Southern Illinois University. Stephen holds 7 patents, has authored over 100 publications, and currently teaches a graduate business course.