Impact of Electric Vehicles on AM Radio Reception

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IEEE Southeastern Michigan: Chapter VIII (EMC)



Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Chapter technical meeting.






Keith Frazier

Sponsor:  Southeastern Michigan IEEE EMC Society.  We will have a drawing for 3 Amazon Gift Cards after the presentation.  You must be present to win. 

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  • Date: 20 Jun 2024
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
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Keith Frazier


Impact of Electric Vehicles on AM Radio Reception

Abstract: There is considerable controversy regarding the impact on AM radio reception from electric powertrain sourced EMI.   Viewpoints span not only on the technical challenges of managing EMI levels but also the importance of AM radio to the general public.  This talk covers the basic physical concepts of AM radio reception in automotive applications in addition to review of the dominant coupling mechanisms between the vehicle’s receiving antenna and its electric powertrain.  With that basic understanding, potential mitigation strategies are reviewed.  The customer impact is also explored leveraging a variety of sources of data.



Keith Frazier, Senior Technical Leader of Electromagnetic Compatibility, Ford Motor Company, is responsible for oversite of all EMC design of Ford automotive products worldwide. His interests include system/subsystem design and analysis for EMC. Between receiving his BSEE from Purdue University in 1976 and joining Ford in 1990, Keith served as an EMC and TEMPEST design engineer for various automotive and aerospace firms including GM, Lockheed and Magnavox Government Electronics. 

He is a Life Senior member of IEEE and has authored and presented over 12 technical papers and presentations at regional and international symposia.  Keith has authored and co-authored multiple SAE and ISO immunity standards as an active member of the USTAG to CISPR D and ISO international standards committees. 

In 2008, Keith served as Technical Papers Co-chair for the 2008 IEEE EMC Symposium held in Detroit Michigan.  In the fall of 2023, he was elected as member at large of the EMC Society’s Board of Governors.




Address:Dearborn, Michigan, United States


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6:00 Presentation

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