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Ralph M. Herkert
Medical Device Test Center
Georgia Tech Research Institute


Ralph M. Herkert

Ralph Herkert is the Manager of the Medical Device Test Center and a Senior Research Engineer in the Remote Sensing Group of the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory of the Georgia Tech Research Institute. He received his BEE and MSEE from Georgia Tech, is a Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. His research includes the electromagnetic (EM) interactions of implantable and externally worn medical devices in commonly encountered EM environments and has involved the measurement and characterization of the responses of these devices to microwave oven, cellular telephone, radar, security and logistical system (including electronic article surveillance (EAS) system, EAS tag deactivator, metal detector, and radio frequency identification (RFID) system) and other radiated fields and injected power frequency signals.