Central Georgia IEEE Section 2011 Meeting History
Our Executive Committee meeting was on Tuesday, the 10th of April at 6:30 PM. We discussed the upcoming year, slate of officers, etc.
Please let us know if you have an issue or concern for the section.
We may have missed our visit with Brian Fuller, EE Times editor for the Drive for Innovation project.
Mr Fuller has been driving a Chevy Volt around the country.
Mr Fuller will drive the Volt and give a presentation about innovation and the electronics/electrical engineering profession.
Mr Fuller is out in San Jose now.
The website is Drive for Innovation
Thanks go to George Underwood for information on this topic.
Our March meeting was a visit to the Dixie Crows Exhibits at the Robins Museum of Aviation on the evening of
Tuesday, the 20th of March. The Dixie Crows host the southeastern electronic warfare symphosium each Spring.
Thanks to Chuck DeBoe and the Dixie Crows for allowing us to attend.
The 2012 Southeastern Conference was 15-18th of March in Orlando FL. The conference theme was "Innovationing
for a Better Tomorrow." Rick Noel, Curtis Lee, Larry Adams, and Dan Bishop from section attended.
Our May meeting was on Thrusday, the 17th of May at 6:30 PM and was a presentation by Scott Barfield.
We met at Georgia Power on Key Street in Macon (Thanks Georgia Power for the use of the meeting room and providing us drinks).
Scott was in our section for a number a years and is now working
for NERC which does power regulation industry in Atlanta. Scott talked to us about the Texas Superbowl outage of 2011 and
the September Arizona outage. It is always good to have Scott join us.
Thanks go to Curtis Lee for setting up and hosting this meeting.
The August meeting was a presentation on photovoltaic cells. Kenny Hughes at Suniva will
spoke to us
on Tuesday, the 14th of August, at 6:30 PM. We met in the auditorium in the Mercer University Science and
Engineering building (which is room SEB 110) in Macon GA. Suniva is a photovoltaic company based in Atlanta.
Thanks go to Professor (and former section Chair) Ed O'Brien for making meeting arrangements for us.
The September meeting was on Tuesday, the 18th of September. The subject was be amatuer radio.
The meeting was at the Georgia Power Key Street training room on Key Street in Macon.
Thanks go to past Chair Rick Noel for working up this meeting.
The October meeting was the annual IEEE Region 3 picnic at the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation.
We on Saturday, October 6, 2102, for this BarBQue catered meal (Sonny's BarBQue provided the food). Afterwards, a number of folks
attended the Georgia National Fair in Perry GA.
The Central Georgia, Atlanta, and Savannah sections all participated in this event.
Thanks go to Curtis Lee for organizing the picnic. Thanks go to Dr Kristin Bing for registration and
Jill Gostin for working the sign in table.
The Atlanta Computer Society of the IEEE met on Tuesday, the 23rd of October, 6-8 pm, at the GTRI conference center in Atlanta. The topic will
be open source software. The society requests
that people register in advance, so that they can plan for food. Jill
Gostin (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the contact for questions.
Another October Meeting
The second Central Georgia Section Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE) meeting was a presentation on Automotive Hybrid
(Gas/Electric) Cars/Systems. Rick Noel covered current hybrid
(gas/electric) cars/technology focusing on the Toyota Hybrid Synergy drive
system on the Toyota Prius. Rick presented information on hybrid
advantages, technology, performance, power, MPG, reliability. Rick Noel
recently purchased two (2) Toyota Prius. Topics included a brief Toyota
animation of the Synergy drive system and cover the motors, generators,
computer control system, invertors, high voltage battery system, various
coolant systems, dual speed constant velocity transmission (CVT), planetary
gear sets, high-voltage systems/precaution, A/C powered accessories, and
insulated engine coolant systems (and why they are needed).
The meeting was on Tuesday, the 30rd of October, at 6:30 PM, at the
Georgia Power at 960 Key Street conference room in Macon GA. After the meeting, we had dinner at the Smok'n' Pig restaurant at the Macon Mall.
Rick is leaving the middle Georgia area to move back to his Kentucky farm.
We wish him well in his travels.
The November meeting was a presentation on generators by Jeremy
Johnson and Steve Hunt of Gererac. Messrs Johnson and Hunt brought the Generac Inc 18-wheeler trailer with
paralleling generators. The presentation was on Tuesday, 27 November
2012, in Macon GA