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RF Aspects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging - TWIN CITIES MTT17 CHAPTER on 04-December-2014
JOINT UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT AND IEEE MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES SOCIETY TWIN CITIES CHAPTER COLLOQUIUM

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners are an important diagnostic tool for the medical practitioner. MRI provides a non-invasive means of imaging soft tissues and to obtain real-time images of the cardiovascular system and other dynamic changes in the human body. MRI scanners rely heavily on a number of topical areas of interest to Electrical Engineers: image processing, high speed computing and RF (radio frequency) systems and components. This presentation will focus on some of the RF aspects of the MR process and MR scanners. A primer on the physical phenomenon behind magnetic resonance will start the presentation and include a discussion of the origin of the MR signal. The need for the high static magnetic field (B0), the use of gradient coils for MR signal location, simple RF pulse sequences and how they are used in image construction will be covered. This MR image construction process and the control of the various steps that manipulate the atomic nuclei to generate the final MR diagnostic image put demanding constraints on RF equipment capabilities and these will be discussed, along with a high-level overview of the various components making up conventional MRI systems. This high-level overview will include a look at various examples of transmit and receive RF systems and examples of transmit and receive coils that make up MR scanners and system diagrams for both the RF transmit and receive paths. The talk with then narrow in scope to look at how these RF coils are modeled and controlled in both transmit and receive states and how these components are used for transmit/receive switching and patient and equipment protection.

Posted on: 11/26/2014 11:03:51 AM

 

Internet of Things--Immersions - TWIN CITIES C16 CHAPTER on 11-December-2014
The Twin Cities IEEE Computer Society and Arrow Electronics are proud to present IoT Immersions, Thursday, December 11th from 8:00AM to 7:30PM in Minneapolis.

Innovation in industrial IoT has already started, but how will you and your company address the needs of this new world in sectors such as: Smart Cities, Healthcare, Transportation, Security, Education, Big Data and Analytics. Only Arrow brings together this broad range of thinkers and doers...like you.
Register by December 1st for FREE Registration.

Why You Don’t Want to Miss IoT Immersions
Full spectrum of IoT Expertise
Demystifying IoT to help you generate tomorrow’s big ideas.

Immersive Schedule
A complete lineup of educational courses and free
thinking opportunities.

IoT in Action
Hear how Arrow engineers and medical researchers joined forces to develop a modified racecar for Sam Schmidt, quadriplegic Indy Racing Legend.

In each city, we'll welcome approximately 1,500 innovators and thought leaders from businesses, government agencies and academia. Along with them, a targeted who's who of innovative companies will bring their biggest and best ideas.

IEEE membership is not required.

Posted on: 11/23/2014 06:42:56 PM

 

Home Automation Panel Discussion - TWIN CITIES C16 CHAPTER on 08-December-2014
The Twin Cities Computer Society offers a panel presentation on Home Automation: What are the standards, who makes the products and what benefits do they offer? This meeting is rescheduled from Nov. 10th which was snowed out.

Home Automation starts with a more convenient way to operate lights and expands to video surveillance and security functions. Hear the discussion of those who have implemented home automation systems and learn what they use their systems to do. If you hear a noise in the night, can you press one button and light the place up? Can you identify who is at the door without actually going there to see who it is? Can you be sure the garage door is truly closed before you go to bed?

All are welcome, IEEE membership is not required.

Posted on: 11/19/2014 09:32:29 PM

 

IEEE SP/COM Distinguished Lecture Starkey Labs Monday 4:30PM 12-01-2014 - TWIN CITIES SP01/COM19 CHAPTER on 01-December-2014
Topic: Phase-Unexplored Wilderness in Signal Enhancement
Speaker: Dr. Akihiko Sugiyama
Location: Starkey Hearing Technologies, 6600 Washington Ave S, Eden Prairie

Posted on: 11/16/2014 03:19:02 PM

 

IEEE SP/COM Distinguished Lecture UofM Keller Hall Monday 10AM 12-01-2014 - TWIN CITIES SP01/COM19 CHAPTER on 01-December-2014
Topic: 30 Years of Audio Coding: -- How we arrived at audio playback in iPhone and its underlying technology
Speaker: Dr. Akihiko Sugiyama
Location: UofM, Room 3-180 Keller Hall, 200 Union St SE, Minneapolis

Posted on: 11/16/2014 02:37:18 PM

 

Smart Grid & Substation Automation Tutorial - TWIN CITIES PE31 CHAPTER on 16-December-2014
We’re pleased to announce a half day tutorial with the Distinguished Lecture Program on Smart Grid & Substation Automation. The DLP is supported by PES and provides the opportunity for each chapter to bring in a distinguished engineer once per year. This year we will have the pleasure of John McDonald P.E. from GE Energy Management-Digital Energy. He is the Director of Technical Strategy and Policy Development at GE, and has presented on this tutorial topic many times.

Cost: Free!
Coffee and pastries will be provided in the morning, and there will be box lunches.

Posted on: 10/27/2014 11:01:32 AM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 06-January-2015
The January 2015 executive committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 6th. The official start time will be 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.

The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 10/13/2014 02:01:51 PM

 

IEEE Twin Cities Section: 2015 Officers and Volunteers Training - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 10-January-2015

The Minneapolis-St. Paul section is kicking off 2015 with our yearly IEEE training session! All Section Executive Committee members including section officers, chapter officers, standing committee chairs, student chapter officers and student advisors are strongly requested to attend. All other current volunteers or those interested in volunteering are welcome to attend.

EVENT INFO: Sign up here | Directions | Parking | Free event | Please sign up by 08-January

This is going to be a full and exciting morning with the opportunity to meet and network with other section volunteers and the section officers. We look forward to seeing all of you there.

Posted on: 10/10/2014 12:14:35 PM

 

Executive Committee Meeting - TWIN CITIES SECTION on 02-December-2014
The December 2014 executive committee meeting will take place on December 2nd, 2014. The official start time will be 5:00pm, with networking beginning at 4:45pm.

The location is the Broadway Ridge Office Suite north of downtown Minneapolis. No RSVP is required, but please notify the event organizer using the "email meeting contact..." hyperlink below if you are bringing 1 or more guests. Look for us in the basement level in conference room A.

Posted on: 9/3/2014 08:58:25 PM

 

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