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[NSC Meeting] Permanent Magnet Motor Design

This presentation will discuss the job functions of a System Engineer and how it pertains to a System Project. The information will be based on my experience in working an engineer involved in many types of applications over the past 40 years. This presentation will be done in four sections to break it into smaller sections. The first section will be on an overview of the purpose of a System Engineer. The second section will discuss the management of a System Engineering project in how the job is done. The third section will use an example of picking a motor to use in a Commercial Delivery Drone.  The fourth section will discuss why a certain motor style was picked and show the procedure of doing the job of picking the motor. This presentation will also discuss the overall application of a delivery drone to familiarize the attendee to what, when, where, why, and how delivery drone operates and give a basic introduction to the Permanent Magnet motors that are used in Autonomous Battery Powered vehicles.

August 9th  Agenda:
6:15 – Network and socialize over pizza   
6:45 – Welcome by Roz Dolid, Chapter President
7:00 – Presentation by Lowell Christensen
8:30 – Adjourn


 Lowell Christensen is currently working as a Permanent Magnet Motor Design Consultant.  Mr. Christensen has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physics and Mathematics from Mankato State University in 1969. After serving in Viet Nam he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Lowell retired as VP Engineering from TruTech Specialty Motors in 2016. Mr. Christensen had worked as Director of Engineering at MCG Inc from August 1992 to 2008. Prior to MCG Mr. Christensen worked as the Motor Engineering Manager at Electro-Craft Corporation from 1978 to 1985 and as a R&D project Engineer from 1985 to 1992. Prior to Electro-Craft, Mr. Christensen worked at Control Data Corp from 1972 to 1978 as a Motor Design Engineer at Cedar Engineering Division and as a Project Engineer in the Aerospace division.

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