LSS EMB Monthly Meeting -- History and Development of Radio Frequency Standards

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Regular meeting of the IEEE EMB Chapter of the Lone Star Section, followed by a technical talk. 

Please note: There is a $10.00 charge for each registrant and guest. Remainder of the tab will be picked up by our Chapter.  

  Date and Time




  • Date: 25 Aug 2023
  • Time: 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • La Fonda Alamo Heights
  • 8633 Crownhill Blvd
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • United States 78209

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  • Starts 01 August 2023 08:00 AM
  • Ends 23 August 2023 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Roel Escobar of Air Force Research Laboratory


Electromagnetic Field Standards

Title: The History and Development of Radio Frequency Standards 

Electromagnetic fields are ubiquitous in our environment. Have you ever wondered how they affect the body?  Are there any biological effects associated with EMF, specifically radio frequency exposure?  How are we, as civilians protected from RF exposures?   Mr Escobar will take a deep dive into the history of radio frequency standards.  As an editorial working group chair of the IEEE International committee of electromatic safety, he will provide some insight to the complexity of developing a consensus standard. He will also discuss where the standards are used and how they are implemented.


Roel Escobar is a Research Biologist with the Air Force Research Laboratory.  He hails from Corpus Christi, TX and has a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Texas and an MBA from Colorado State.  He has national and international experience developing and managing EMF standards for the Department of Defense and NATO.  In previous roles, he has managed molecular and genetic labs and served in HQ roles.


11:30am: Business meeting: Call to order, minutes of last meeting, treasurer's report, new business,

12:00pm: Lunch

12:30pm: Technical talk and discussion

1::00pm:  adjourn