Steve Behm is currently the Director of Engineering Services with CKC Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Behm has over 26 years of EMC design, testing, and certification experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of California at Davis, and is also a NARTE Certified EMC Engineer. His expertise includes EMC/radio testing, agency certifications, technical construction files, and EMC design review. He is expert in the area of transmitter testing and certifications for US, Canada and Europe. Steve is also the Technical Director for CKC Certification Services, a privatized agency for FCC (TCB), Canada (CB), Singapore(CB) and Europe (CB).
Don is a US NAVY veteran (1976 – 1982), he was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, WA and assigned to an EA-6B squadron (VAQ-130) maintaining the onboard Electronic Warfare System. Upon discharge from the NAVY, Don enrolled in college using his Vietnam-era GI Bill.
From 1983 to 1998 Don was employed with Crane Aerospace, while there, Don was first exposed to MIL/AEROSPACE EMC compliance testing. He was told (asked), “you’re a ham (radio operator), and you know RF from your time in the NAVY – would you fix this problem for us?” Don’s good reputation continued to grow from there.
In 1998 Don was recruited to join the staff of CKC Laboratories at their newly launched EMC test lab located in Redmond, WA. Don’s assignment was to launch CKC’s venture into MIL/AEROSPACE EMC compliance testing in the Pacific Northwest. With Don’s hard work and dedication to CKC’s client base, this laboratory has seen meteoric success.
Don has been quoted saying, “at the end of the day, our clients are glad to get out of the lab so they can come up for air.” With a smile, Don adds, “They always come back for more.”
46 years later, Don is still at it, leading CKC’s Bothell, WA EMC Test Lab
Darryl P. Ray
Mr. Nakauchi was the primary author of a shielding design guideline for the Army and was an EMI consultant to the Air Force’s Space and Missile Command on their COTS program. Ed has also worked on several unique RF projects including the CASSPER system, an innovative, correlation spectrum analyzer. His past projects involvement includes the Space Shuttle, Global Positioning Satellites, Splash Mountain & Rocket Rod rides for Disneyland, submarines, and the B-2 Bomber. Most recently, he worked for Instrument Specialties/Laird Technologies as a principal scientist. Mr. Nakauchi is a NARTE Certified EMC/ESD Engineer with senior membership in the IEEE. Mr. Nakauchi has recently published a book titled “Testing for EMC Compliance: Approaches and Techniques”. He currently works as an independent consultant, specializing in EMC, high-frequency design and ESD.