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 2019 Schedule)

2018 Schedule
    Completed       Pending
  • January 11, 2018 - Terry Chuah at PSL, Tom Haverstock re patent, M Samotyj start-the-year Lunch
  • January 15, 2018 - PSL Global Information Center - set-up
  • January 22-25, 2018 - DistribuTECH - San Diego California - Chair
  • January 27-29, 2018 - personal - niece Hilary's wedding - Tuscon Arizona
  • February 5-9, 2018 - M Barbaresso at PSL - planning & market size - joined by Scott Ungerer on 2/9
  • February 21, 2018 - Dinner - Gary Morgenthaler (re-scheduled)
  • February 22, 2018 - Washington DC - IEEE SGT Conference, DARPA, NRECA, USPTO
  • February 28, 2018 - Riverside California - DERMS Clean Start Kickoff meeting - LLL, Riverside Pub Pwr, Los Alamos NL, PNNL, SGS
  • March 4, 2018 - Breakfast, Gary Morgenthaler, Menlo Park California
  • March 7-16 2018 - IEC SC77A Working Group 6 - Imposimato - Venice ITALY
  • March 22 2018 - PS Board Meeting, Alameda California
  • March 23 2018 - Oratium at PSL
  • March 31 - April 2, 2018 - (personal) Vacation
  • April (3) & 4-5 2018 - Chair, IEC Working Group 9 (PQ Measurement Methods) at PSL, California
  • April 11, 2018 - "Fab-caused problems for semiconductor tools" - give lunch-and-learn talk in Milpitas California
  • April 16-19, 2018 - IEEE PES T & D Conference - Denver Colorado
  • April 24-29 2018 - EdF, IEC - Paris FRANCE
  • May 2-5 2018 - (personal) Boston Massachusetts
  • May 11 - June 1, 2018 - Northern Europe lecture tour
    • 5/12-5/16 Belgium
    • 5/16-5/18 Germany
    • 5/18-5/23 Switzerland
    • 5/23-5/25 Denmark
    • 5/25-5/30 Norway
    • 5/30-6/1 Sweden
  • June 7, 2018 - Presentation at Power Expo - MEXICO
  • June 12-15, 2018 - PS Board Meeting, Montreal CANADA
  • July 30 - Aug 3, 2018 - IEEE EMC Symposium - Long Beach California
  • August 4-11, 2017 - IEEE PES Annual Meeting - Portland Oregon
  • September 1-3, 2018 - 2018 Microgrid Symposium (keynote?) - Bucharest ROMANIA
  • September 18-21, 2018 - PS Board Meeting, Montreal CANADA (or Alameda Calif)
  • September 24-27, 2018 - (personal) Guemes family gathering
  • December 13, 2018 - PS Board Meeting, Montreal CANADA

Professional activities

Peer-reviewed and Conference Publications

Some other publications Older publications

Patents (Electric power & power quality)

  • 2017/0023627 2018 - Precision phasor measurements through distribution transformers (with Hofmann)
  • 9,581,618 2017 - Triggered capture of voltage phase angle data on AC power grid
  • 9,621,569 2017 - Detecting cyber attacks on an AC power grid (with Hofmann)
  • 9,383,397 2016 - Optically isolated GPS receiver for distribution grid PMU
  • 7,511,468 2009 - Harmonics measurement instrument with in-situ calibration (with Muh) <
  • 6,759,765 2004 - Sag generator with plurality of switch technologies (with Tangney)
  • 6,285,169 2001 - Sag generator with switch-mode impedance
  • 5,742,153 1998 - Coasting power supply for harmonic measurements
  • 5,581,471 1996 - Extended-temperature PQ disk storage (with Piehl)
  • 5,530,738 1996 - PQPager - electric power instrument with speech synthesis feature
  • 5,471,401 1995 - Waveform library (with Nicholson)
  • 5,481,468 1996 - "Doubling down" compression algorithm
  • 5,408,523 1995 - Power quality data sent via FAX
  • 5,347,464 1994 - Enhanced resolution of AC power harmonic measurements
  • 5,307,009 1994 - Harmonic-adjusted watt-hour meter (with Moncrief)
  • 5,270,637 1993 - Impulse direction detector for ac power systems
  • 5,184,066 1993 - Quality lock (with Nicholson, Waterman)
  • 5,302,890 1994 - Harmonic-adjusted power factor (with Grady)
  • 5,300,924 1994 - Harmonic instrument with time-based thresholds (with Nicholson)
  • 5,298,888 1994 - Harmonic metering technique (with Nicholson)
  • 5,298,885 1994 - Harmonic metering technique with poly-phase threshold (with Nicholson)
  • 5,298,859 1994 - Harmonic-adjusted watt-hour meter (with Moncrief)
  • 5,298,856 1994 - Harmonic-adjusted power factor meter (with Grady)
  • 5,298,855 1994 - Harmonic-adjusted power factor meter (with Grady)
  • 5,298,854 1994 - Harmonic-adjusted watt-hour meter (with Moncrief)
  • 5,298,441 1993 - Harmonic-adjusted power factor meter (with Grady)
  • 5,089,979 1992 - Digital calibration of detachable transducers
  • 5,014,229 1991 - Method and apparatus for calibrating transducer/amplifier systems
  • 4,694,402 1987 - Waveshape fault detection (with Nitz)
  • 4,642,563 1987 - Impulse measurement system

Patents (other topics)

  • Detecting hidden structural damage caused by earthquakes
    • 5,789,677 1998 - Dual-axis force-feedback accelerometer
    • 5,526,694 1996 - Instrument for detecting hidden damage after earthquakes (with Ungerer)
  • Reducing human exposure to magnetic fields
    • 5,680,028 1997 - Toothbrush recharger with reduced EMF
    • 5,536,979 1996 - Switched charger technique (with Haverstock)


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