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Hi,

Quite a few years ago, I had the pleasure of attending a seminar on EMI/ESD etc given by Henry Ott PhD. At the time he may have still worked for Bell Labs ( or AT&T, I forget which it was then). They had a significant interest in types of noise -- and how to prevent them for minimum $$ given their  massive nationwide system.

 

I still remember it as a very pleasant seminar primarily because Dr. Ott presented a lot of overview and practical understanding of various types of noise and how to deal with them. Included in the seminar was his book ( cleverly titled Noise Reduction Techniques in Electronic Systems). The lab guys referenced it a lot.

 

Anyway, I found a reference to his book on another forum and decided to see if it was still around. Not only is it still around (retitled Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineering), but so is Henry Ott  -- and he's still doing seminars. He must love the work because I'm sure that he's in his 80's.

 

Here's his website if you care to check it out.  I have no association with any of this, I just think that he knows what he's talking about.

http://hottconsultants.com/EMCE_book_files/emce_book.html

 

Edit - but maybe I don't ! ( no maybe about this) Henry Ott is not ( and does not claim to  be) a PhD.  For some reason, I always thought that he was. I stand by my statement that he knows what he's talking about.

 

 

 

 

Last Edited: Mon. Feb 19, 2018 - 05:45 AM
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had a somewhat similar experience were a teacher of my father later became his colleague. He then got a book from that man written by him also on EMC. I attended a coarse on EMC and gotten this book from my dad to do a bit of pre reading. When attending this multi day coarse low and behold that man was one of the main speakers and would be there for all the days. As I slept with my parents (from my house it was a 2hour drive and from theirs 30minutes) at the end of day 1 I tolled my dad that I had met this great man.

So the second day I took the book from my father with me. We then also at the start of the day were handed out a present, being a book, and it was again a book on MEC written by him. when going through the book there was a lot of overlap with what I had read already. Then at an interval the man walked up to me and asked me if I was related to my dad as he once had had a student with the same sur name and later colleague. (note that my last name is not common were we where at that time and as I had stated my parents house and phone number as reference he thought I did live there. ) I said yes that is my dad and pulled out the book from my father, he was really stunned that my father had kept that book. He signed it on the spot and also my new book got a nice footnote from him. He tolled me that this was his last coarse as he was going on 80 and had a lot of difficulties with keeping up on modern technology and finally wanted to go into retirement.

I could not find any reference back, but IIRC that I later heard that he died within a year or so.