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IARU EMC Coordinator Thilo Kootz, DL9KCE, Presented with IEC 1906 Award


IARU EMC Coordinator Thilo Kootz, DL9KCE/AD7IY, has been presented with the IEC 1906 Award. Kootz received the award during the plenary session of CISPR (the Special International Committee on Radio Interference) held in Frankfurt on October 20. Kootz represents the IARU at the international standardization organization, overseeing the protection of radio reception. CISPR was founded in 1934 to set standards for controlling electromagnetic interference in electrical and electronic devices and is a part of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

According to CISPR, Kootz received the honor for his “significant contributions in defining the disturbance models and especially in developing the model for radiated emission limits in the frequency range below 30 MHz for a section of a CISPR publication, Specification for Radio Disturbance and Immunity Measuring Apparatus and Methods. Kootz’s contribution involved the a model for the calculation of limits for the protection of radio services. He also contributed to the development of the radio services database of the CISPR 31 publication, Database on the Characteristics of Radio Services, and he made several technical contributions for the disturbance model of grid-connected power converter devices and installations and actively contributed to the work of generic emission standards.

Created in 2004 by the IEC Executive Committee, the IEC 1906 Award commemorates the year the IEC was founded and honors IEC experts around the world whose work is fundamental to the organization. The award also recognizes exceptional and recent achievement — a project or other specific contribution — related to the activities of the IEC and which contributes in a significant way to advancing the work of the Commission.

A presentation by Kootz on the effect of LED lamps has been posted on YouTube.




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