Pictured above are Tyler Bourbeau, Tom Bourbeau, and James Matherly of Enerpro, Inc., Goleta, CA
Enerpro, Inc. (Goleta, CA) carried out Radiated Susceptibility testing today in the Cal Poly EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility) Chamber Laboratory. Enerpro also provided funding to route three-phase power to the EMC chamber to facilitate today’s test. James (JT) Matherly, Cal Poly EE graduate, and Tom Bourbeau, Vice-President of Engineering (below) carried out tests on a power electronics unit used to supply power to locomotive electrical systems. Mr. Bourbeau’s son Tyler toured the Cal Poly campus as a prospective student.
The Enerpro unit is a three-phase current and voltage regulated SCR rectifier, capable of supplying up to 425A at 74VDC for battery charging and auxiliary power on rail locomotives.
A log-periodic 50-1300MHz antenna (below) was used to supply EN/IEC-specified (IEC: International Electrotechnical Commission, EN: European) electric field levels at the power electronics unit location.