IEEE Technical Seminar (Dr. Charlie Jackson)

11 March 2021 @ 18:00 – 19:30

IEEE Technical Seminar, co-organized by the IEEE Seattle Joint ComSoc/VT/BT/IT/ITS Chapter, IEEE Seattle AP/ED/MTT Joint Chapter, and IEEE Vancouver Joint Communications Chapter

TitleEngineering Musical Woodwind Instruments with 3D Printing
Presented byDr. Charlie Jackson of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Date and time: Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 6 pm
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AbstractPeople have been making musical instruments for a long time; for over 40,000 years. We use whatever we can find to make them. Today we can use 3D printers to make them. This talk will show how to apply microwave theory (transmission line theory, network analysis, and S-Parameters) to the design of woodwind instruments; especially renaissance instruments such as the flute, crumhorn, or cornetto. The talk will then show how to use 3D printing to make working instruments.
BiographyDr. Charlie Jackson has had an interest in the design of woodwind instruments for many years. He has written articles on Quasi-optical components, High Temperature Superconductors for microwave applications, Ferroelectric phase shifters, and Microwave Radiometers. He has been awarded three patents. He is on the Center Staff of the RFMS of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. He was President of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society in 2001, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.