Color photo - Alex McEachern Alex McEachern (mack-ECK-urn)
Founder, Power Standards Lab & Power Sensors Ltd
Fellow, IEEE       Convenor, IEC
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Recent travel
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(Link to 2018 Schedule)

2017 Schedule
    Completed       Pending
  • January 9-10, 2017 - Barbaresso - Montreal CANADA
  • January 25, 2017 - Raytheon (Mergen, Campbell) - DARPA project - at PSL
  • January 31, 2017 - Distributech Conference - San Diego (replaced with DARPA)
  • January 29-February 1, 2017 - DARPA - Arlington Virginia
  • February 16, 2017 - CEDS Cyber uPMU All-Hands Video Teleconference (Dr.S.Peisert)
  • (tentative) February 20-24, 2017 - China Smart Grid delegation at PSL
  • February 24, 2017 - Sonel (Poland) - visit PSL
  • February 25, 2017 - Saturday visit to PSL - Cycle C etc.
  • March 1, 2017 - JAPAN delegation at PSL - microsynchrophasors
  • March 6-March 13, 2017 - IEC Standards, EdF meetings - Paris, FRANCE
  • March 14-March 19, 2017 - Cybersecurity for Smart Rail, other microsynchrophasor meetings, London, ENGLAND
  • March 21, 2017 - in-person interview, U.S. Patent Office, App 14/808,439, Alexandria, Virginia
  • March 22-March 23,2017 - NASPI Synchrophasor Meeting - Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • March 24, 2017 - NIST/DOE Grid Sensors meeting - Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • April 3, 2017 - SEMI Harmonics Standard Task Force meeting, San Jose, CA
  • April 6-7, 2017 - Raytheon/DARPA site visit at PSL
  • Rescheduled TBD - MEXICO - 'Airport Power' lectures
  • (cancelled) April 25-27, 2017 - Industrial Cyber Security Conference 2017 - SINGAPORE
  • May 4-8, 2017 - Boston MA - personal
  • (cancelled) May 23-25, 2017 - Space Technology Conference - Pasadena, California
  • June 7, 2017 - Modern Solutions Power Systems Conference (SEL), Chicago, IL
  • June 12-15, 2017 - CIRED, Glasgow SCOTLAND
  • June 15, 2017 - Lecture - University of Strathclyde
  • June 20, 2017 - EPRI Grid Analytics/Power Quality Conference, Sacramento, CA
  • June 22, 2017 - Closing - PSE Montreal CANADA
  • June 26-27, 2017 - Off-site planning meeting - Oakland, CA
  • July 10, 2017 - SEMICON West Harmonics Task Force in San Francisco (cancelled due to health)
  • July 16-20, 2017 - IEEE PES Annual Meeting, Chicago: ICHQP planning, talk at Simard session, etc.
  • July 25, 2017 - Morning - Prof. von Meier, Carl Blumstein, etc.
  • August 7, 2017 - Montreal CANADA - Power Factor discussion
  • August 9, 2017 - 2kHz-150kHz presentation - Dave Thomas - IEEE EMC/SIPI Symposium - Washington DC
  • August 9, 2017 - NRECA - Tim Heidel, Craig Miller, colleagues - research discussion - Washington DC
  • August 12-14, 2017 - personal travel
  • August 18-23, 2017 - Keynote Speech - CBQEE - Curitiba/Sao Paolo BRAZIL
  • September 6-7, 2017 - IEEE PES Symposium on Grid Harmonics - SF Chapter - San Francisco
  • September 13-14, 2017 - Board Meeting, Montreal CANADA (re-scheduled - September 21 - conflict with Japan)
  • September 20-28, 2017 - NTT-F, SC77A WG09, Ikebe-san, IEC SC77A Plenary Session - Tokyo JAPAN
  • October 13-16, 2017 - personal time - Family reunion
  • November, 2017 - tentative - SINGAPORE
  • December 14, 2017 - Board Meeting, Montreal CANADA

Professional activities

Peer-reviewed and Conference Publications

Some other publications Older publications

Patents (power quality)

  • 4,642,563 Impulse measurement system
  • 4,694,402 Waveshape fault detection
  • 5,014,229 Digital calibration techniques
  • 5,089,979 Transducer calibration techniques
  • 5,184,066 Quality lock (with Nicholson, Waterman)
  • 5,212,441 Harmonic-adjusted power factor (with Grady)
  • 5,298,854 Harmonic-adjusted watt-hour (with Moncrief)
  • 5,298,855 Harmonic metering technique
  • 5,298,856 Harmonic metering technique
  • 5,298,859 Harmonic metering technique
  • 5,298,885 Harmonic metering technique
  • 5,298,888 Harmonic metering technique
  • 5,300,924 Harmonic instrument (with Nicholson)
  • 5,302,890 Harmonic-adjusted power factor (with Grady)
  • 5,270,637 Impulse direction on power lines
  • 5,307,009 Harmonic-adjusted watt-hour meter
  • 5,347,464 Enhanced resolution PQ measurements
  • 5,408,523 FAX'ed power quality data
  • 5,471,401 Waveform library (with Nicholson)
  • 5,481,468 "Doubling down" compression algorithm
  • 5,530,738 PQPager
  • 5,581,471 Extended-temperature PQ disk storage (with Piehl)
  • 5,742,153 Coasting power supply for harmonic measurements
  • 6,285,169 Sag generator with switch-mode impedance
  • 6,759,765 Sag generator with plurality of switch technologies
  • 7,511,468 Harmonics measurement instrument with in-situ calibration
  • S/N 13/562,049 System and Method for measuring a parameter of an AC power grid while minimizing the likelihood of lightning damage (micro-synchrophasor)

Patents (other topics)

  • Damage to structures by earthquakes
    • 5,526,694 Instrument for detecting hidden damage after earthquakes (with Ungerer)
    • 5,789,677 Dual-axis force-feedback accelerometer
  • Reducing exposure to magnetic fields
    • 5,536,979 Switched charger technique (with Haverstock)
    • 5,680,028 Toothbrush recharger with reduced EMF


Sandy McEachern

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