Piston Displacement Measurements Using Microwaves

IEEE Consultants Network of Long Island (LICN)
IEEE Consultants Network of Long Island (LICN)
Public group

LIU Post

720 northern blvd · brookville, NY

How to find us

We will meet at Lorber Hall.

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Existing hydraulic and pneumatic systems for the measurments of piston displacements have marked limitations. System components exhibit non-idealistic behaviors from which measurementscan be adversely affected. This presentation describes the use of microwaves to overcome those limitations.

Discussions will cover apparatus construction including antenna design, installation and impedance matching, the effects on measurement of piston location, software requrements including finite difference time domain analysis and a comparision of theoretical verus measured results.

About our Speaker:

Dr. Fred Bassali received his B.S. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York; his M.S. degree from Columbia University; and his Ph.D. from the New Jersey Institute of Technology -- all in Electrical Engineering.

He has extensive experience in designing RF and Microwaves Circuits and Systems, Antennas, Amplifiers, Oscillators, Modulators, Demodulators, Phase-Locked Loops, Frequency Synthesizers, Direct Digital Synthesizers, Receivers, Noise Sources, Transmitters, Communication Circuits, Power Electronics, Medical Electronics, Devices that utilize Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) such as Nitinol (Nickel Titanium - TiNi).

Dr. Bassali’s recent research experience includes the application of Finite Difference Time Domain for Bodies of Revolution (BOR-FDTD) to maximize the bandwidth of the sensor antennas while the evanescent modes in the near field are minimized. His research also includes the implementation of a Time Domain Radar Automotive applications as well as the application of RF in conjunction with Nano Particles for treatment of cancer.

He has functioned as chief engineer at the International Microwave Corp from 1984 to 1988, and he worked as an RF and Microwave consultant since 1989. He designed the first trainable garage door opener, referred to as the HomeLink® (over 50 million pieces sold) for which he received 16 patents. He currently holds more than 20 patents.

Attention Professional Engineers: An application for .2 CEU credits has been applied for and approval is pending. There will be no charge for these credits.

6:30 PM: Network with others over delicious food and soft drinks. We will be having deli heroes: American and Italian plus coleslaw, macaroni and potato salads. So, bring your appetite.

7:00 PM: Introductions, LICN announcements and presentation

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