Engineering Our Future: A View of Changes Facing Engineers – Part 2

Editor’s Note: In Part 1 of this 3 part series (In Compliance January 2013), author Gregg Kervill explores trends and patterns throughout history that, in his opinion, have led us to the present day landscape of our economy, technology and the future of engineering. Here in Part 2, we look at the importance of rebalancing our economy to move toward innovation and advancement. We begin where we left off.

Engineering Our Future: A View of Changes Facing Engineers

In this multi-part series, Gregg Kervill applies scientific methods to the practical realities of our existence. He analyzes America’s place in the world and takes us on a journey through history to find solutions to problems we have faced many time before.  In his quest to identify the problems and solutions facing the US (and countries facing similar economic delinquency), Gregg takes no prisoners and is not averse to killing the odd sacred cow.  He is a firm supporter of Isaac Asimov’s belief that: “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge’.’”

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Robotics and EMC Engineering

I learned about a new robot from Boston Dynamics through IEEE Spectrum called Petman1. Is this the future of humanity? It got me thinking about how both EMC and product safety is a critical aspect of robotic... Read More...
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Clash of the Titans

Engineering, like physics, involves solving problems using algorithms subject to boundary conditions.  In electromagnetics, equations are evaluated subject to boundary conditions such as conductive surfaces, in... Read More...

EMC in Military Equipment

Military EMC design can be particularly vexing. Multiple environments combined with multiple threats lead to multiple requirements. The threat levels, and the resulting requirements, are usually more stringent than found in the commercial world.