Joint 22nd International Conference & 50th IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts - Technical Program Status (Jan 2004)
The following abstracts have been accepted and the papers will be reviewed for final acceptance.
  Title Salutation First Name Last Name Review Coordinator CPMT Review? Paper received?
01 Electrical Conduction Through Small Contact Spots   R.S. Timsit Bob Malucci    
02 The Three-Dimensional Magnetic Analysis for the Contact System of New-Type Intelligent AC Contactor   Xu Zhihong Bill Balme    
03 Micro-arcs at Make and Brake Contact Processes   Dietrich Amft Chi Leung    
04 Temperature, Humidity and Pressure Measurement on Automotive Connectors   Yu-Zhi (Liza) Lam Bob Malucci    
05 In-Situ Measurement of the Relative Movement of Connector Terminals   Yu-Zhi (Liza) Lam Pat Lees    
06 Experimental Investigation of the Influence of Several Factors on the Interruption Performance of MCCB with Gas-Driven Arc   Li Xingwen Xin Zhou    
07 A Novel Optical Fiber Measurement System of Arc Motion in Molded Case Circuit Breakers   Li Xingwen Xin Zhou    
08 Fabrication Research of Silver Copper Oxide Composite Reactive Synthesis   Zhou Xiaolong Phil Wingert    
09 The Effect of the Ni Additions on the Switching Characteristics of the Contacts Made of the W-Ag Composition Abstract   V.L. Kalikhman Zhuan-ke Chen    
010 On the Arcless Commutation of Currents Higher Than 1 kA   K. Niayesh John Shea    
011 Contact Resistance Analyses by Using Low DC Contact Voltages   Eisuke Takano Bob Malucci    
012 Contact Systems for Use in Reactive Sulfur Gasolines   Ed Smith Steve Cole    
013 Investigation in Electrical Conductivity of Silver Tin Oxide Fabricated by Reactive Synthesis   CHEN Jingchao Gerry Witter    
014 The Test Data Verifying & Prediction Model of Electrical Contact   Wenhua Li Dick Moore    
015 Study on Testing Instrument & Failure Prediction for Storage Life of Electromagnetic Relay   Wenhua Li Thomas Schoepf    
016 Concerning Contact Resistance Prediction Model Based on Time Sequence and Distribution Character   Fang Yao Dick Moore    
017 Evaluation of Low Level Surface Erosion in Automotive Relays Using a Non-Contact Laser Measurement System   A.P. Sumption Zhuan-ke Chen    
018 Replacement of AgCdO by AgSnO2 in DC contactors   Franz Hauner Phil Wingert    
019 Microstructures and Interrupting Behaviors of CuCr Contacts Made by P/M Sintering and Infiltration Processes   SuJia Fu Paul Slade    
020 Interference Fits in High Current Devices   Mario Jochim Mike Braunovic    
021 Reliability Analysis of Electrical Intelligent Protective Relay   Jingying Zhao Phil Wingert    
022 Studies of Contact Area and Distribution of Intrinsically Conducting Polymer Interface   Jonathan Swingler Steve Cole    
023 Micro-Arcing and Arc Erosion Minimisation Using Hybrid Switching Devices   Jonathan Swingler Chi Leung    
024 AC Contactor Making Speed Measuring and Theoretical Analysis   Wenxiong Li Phil Wingert    
025 External Factors Defining Vacuum Arc Mode   Sokolov Alexander Paul Slade    
026 The Process of Arc-Splitting Between Metal Plates in Low-Voltage Arc Chutes   Manfred Lindmayer John Shea    
027 Simulation of the Temporal Behavior of Circuit Breakers and Motor Starters   Hartwig Stammberger Xin Zhou    
028 A New Mixed Organic Layer for High Corrosion Protection of Electric Contacts   Sophie Noel Brett Rickett    
029 MEMS Switches with Metal Alloy Electric Contacts   Ronald A. Coutu, Jr. Pat Lees    
030 A Reliability Study to Evaluate New Compliant Designs Used in High Speed Signal Applications   Trent Do Bob Malucci    
031 The Temperature Measurement of Power Contacts by Puls Current Load   Eugeniusz Walczuk Paul Slade    
032 Service Performance and Microstructure of Cp-Nb-Cr/Cu-Cd Contact Materials   Y.S. Cui Gerry Witter    
033 Study on Reliability of Alternating Current Contactor   Haitao Wang Henry Czajkowski    
034 Application of Ag-Pd-Mg New Contact Material to Down Sized Relays   Terutaka Tamai Zhuan-ke Chen    
035 Influence of Contact Materials on the Current Transfer Thanks to the Current Distribution Measurement in a Low-Voltage Breaking Device by Means of a Magnetic Diagnostics   Denis Cajal Xin Zhou    
036 Snap Domes as a Switching Element in Automotive Applications   Dietmar Spath Dick Moore    
037 Optimal Design of the Conductor Path in Generator Circuit Breakers with Thermal Models Under Consideration of the Electrical and Thermal Contact Resistances   Mario Schenk Chi Leung    
38 Innovative Coatings for Connectors Regarding the Increasing Demands in Automotive Applications   Isabell Buresch Steve Cole    
039 Experimental and Analytical Model of Connector Insertion-Extraction Phase   N. Benjemaa Brett Rickett    
040 The Influence of Kinetic Parameters on Failure Mechanisms Caused by Material Transfer   Alexander Neuhaus Thomas Schoepf    
041 Contact Welding Influenced by Anode Arc and Cathode Arc, Respectively   Alexander Neuhaus Gerry Witter    
042 The Problems of Calculation the Arc Switching Time in Contact Switches   Stanislaw Kulas Bill Balme    
043 Simulation of Spring System's Operation Process for Electromagnetic Relay   Ren Wanbin George Drew    
044 Deterioration of Electrical Contacts: Aging Study of Tin Plating on Aluminum   Bella Chudnovsky Mike Braunovic    
045 Research on the Development of a New AgNi-based Contact Material for Contactors with Small Capacity   Mingzhe Rong Bill Balme    
046 Material Erosion and Welding by Arcing at 42 Volts DC   Laurent Doublet Zhuan-ke Chen    
047 Increase of Lifetime of Electomagnetically Actuated Contactors by Avoiding Self-Synchronization   Gerd Griepentrog John Shea    
048 Advanced Thermal Simulation of a Circuit Breaker   Peter Frei Xin Zhou    
049 Insulation Displacement Technology as Technically Equivalent and More Cost-Effective Alternative Compared to Crimping Technology   Stefan Jorgens George Drew    
050 A Latching MEMS Relay for DC and RF Applications   Vivek Argrawal Pat Lees    
051 An Updated View of the Aluminum Contact Interface   Jesse Aronstein Mike Braunovic    
052 A Study of the Physical Characteristics of Vibration-Induced Fretting Corrosion   George Flowers George Drew    
054 Dust Corrosion   Xue-Yan Lin Brett Rickett    
055 A Study on Transmission Characteristics of Signal Line with Solder-mount on a PCB   Hiroshi Inoue Steve Cole    
056 Relay Contact of Multi-Electrodes with Timely Controlled Operation for Arc Discharge Suppression   Yu Yonesawa Xin Zhou    
057 A Study on Flow Characteristics of a Thermal Expansion Circuit Breaker Near the Current Zero Period   Jong Lee John Shea    
058 Thermal Fatigue in Stationary Aluminum Contacts   Magne Runde Ed Smith    
059 Phenomena Generated by Splitter Plates on Low-Voltage Electric Arc Dynamics   Francis Gary Xin Zhou    
060 Development of an Electrostatically Actuated MEMS Switching Probe Card   Kenichi Katoaka Chi Leung    
061 Contact Properties of Ni Micro-Springs for MEMS Probe Card   Kenichi Katoaka Chi Leung    
062 Structure and Switching Characteristics of the Contacts Ag-CdO, Produced by the Method IOAP   V.L. Kalikhman Gerry Witter    
063 Observation of Arc-Emitted Light Between Slowly Opening Electrical Contacts Using a High-Speed Camera   Junya Sekikawa Henry Czajkowski    
064 Evaluation of the State of Vacuum Interrupters   Andrzej Purczynski Paul Slade    
065 Study of Surface of WC-Ag Contacts After the Arc Switching Operations   K Frydman Phil Wingert    
067 Low Friction and Wear on Non-Lubricated Connector Contact Surfaces   James Moran Steve Cole    
069 Investigation of Contact Impedance of Packaged Metallized Particle Column with Copper Strip in High Frequency Domains   Noureddine Ben Jemaa George Drew    
070 Research of the Influence of Preparatory Operations on Contact Properties of Electrochemical Platings   Alexander Khmyl Brett Rickett    
071 Interrelationships Between Contact Resistance and Mechanical Parameters at the Contact Interface Under Force Conditions   Simon Hardy Ed Smith    
072 Evaluation of Arcing Damage on Connector for 42V Automotive Power Net   Jean Razafiarivelo Thomas Schoepf    
073 Innovative Connector Technology Realizes Performance, Density and Manufacturing Simplicity   Jim Nadolny Pat Lees    
074 Tunnel Conduction Consequences in High Frequency Microcontacts; Passive Intermodulation Effect   Regina Kwiatkowski Bob Malucci    
075 High Contact Resistance Readings on Clean Microwave Mobile Contacts   Regina Kwiatkowski Brett Rickett    
076 The Long-Term Behaviour of High Current Aluminum Joints Affected by Creep of the Conductor Material   Stephan Schoft Mike Braunovic    
077 Monitor of Electrical Endurance of Circuit Breaker's Contacts   Shaohua Ma Dick Moore    
078 Oxide Development on Coated Copper Contacts   Michael Reid Ed Smith    
079 Development of Numerical Analysis Program of Laser Microscope Data   Makoto Hasegawa George Drew    
080 Study of Non-Arcing Electric Contact Device of MEMS Multi-Electrodes   Yu Yonesawa Ed Smith    
081 Study on AuAg8/AgNi15/CuNi20 Micro Contact Profile   Fan Jinduo George Drew    
082 Effect of Fretting in Lead-Free Systems   Milenko Braunovic Ed Smith    
083 Formulation of Intermetallic in Lead-Free Systems   Milenko Braunovic Dick Moore    
084 Observation of Contact Bridge Phenomena at Transient and Steady State   Hiroyuki Ishida Phil Wingert    
085 High Intensity Contact Opening Under DC Voltage   Philippe Teste Bill Balme    
086 Research on the Relationship Between Time Constant and Arc Duration and Arc Energy   Liang Huimin Chi Leung    
087 Research and Application of Testing and Analyzing System of Sealed Relay's Time Parameters   Liang Huimin Thomas Schoepf    
089 Experiment Simulation of the Influence of Contact Impedance on Digital Signal Transmission   Chen Ya Steve Cole    
090 Performance Parameters of a Ball Contact System Between Flex-Print Board and PW-Board for 10 Gbps Transfer   Horst Nowacki Bob Malucci    
091 Characteristics of Carbon and Copper Flat Commutators on DC Motor for Automotive Fuel Pump   Koichiro Sawa Zhuan-ke Chen    
092 An Evaluation Method of the Contact Erosion Based on the DC Mode Test of Electromagnetic Contactor   Koichiro Sawa Phil Wingert    
093 Contact Resistance Characteristics of High Temperature Superconducting Bulk - III   Koichiro Sawa Zhuan-ke Chen    
094 Commutation Process in Generator Circuit Breakers: Close-Operation and Commutation Failure in the Open-Operation   Thomas Schoenemann John Shea    
095 Switching RF Signals   Werner Johler Ed Smith    
096 Green's Functions Based Analysis of EM Field Diffusion into the Electrode's Pair of High Speed Sliding Contact at Linear Motion   Volodymyr Chemerys Mike Braunovic    
097 Main Specialties of High Current Sliding Contact in the Railgun Studied by Mathematic Simulation   Volodymyr Chemerys John Shea    
098 Study on Reliability Test Method and Instrument of Thermal Over-Load Relay   Jingying Zhao Phil Wingert    
099 Electoless Ni-B and Ni-P Coatings with High-Fretting Resistance for Electrical Contact Applications   Constantine Dervos Pat Lees    
100 The Relationship Between Arc Root Motion and Magnetic Force on Piezo Actuated Switching Contacts in High Current Low Voltage Switching Devices   Kesorn Pechrach Henry Czajkowski    
101 Development of New Electrical Contacts for High Voltage Applications   Oana Visata Paul Slade    
102 Dynamics of Temperature and Metallic Vapor Pressure at Contact Bouncing in Vacuum Circuit Breakers   Stanislav Kharin Paul Slade    
103 Technology of Contact Material AgSnO2Bi2O3 the Key to Improvement of Its Physical and Mechanical Properties   Stanislaw Ksiezarek Gerry Witter    
104 Does an Electronic Circuit Breaker Need Electrical Contacts?   Peter Meckler Thomas Schoepf    
105 Simulation of the Heat Transfer Mechanism in Relays to Improve Contact Reliability at Freezing Temperatures   Dieter Volm Dick Moore    
106 Contact Material Affect on Post-Current Zero Breakdown Strength   John Shea Henry Czajkowski    
107 Contact Welding at Break   Thomas Schoepf Chi Leung    
109 Substitutes for Environmental Harmful Substances Used in Power Engineering Switching Devices   Volker Behrens Dick Moore    
110 Optimized Silver/Zinc Oxide Contact Materials as a Substitute for Silver/Cadmium Oxide in Wiring Applications   Volker Behrens Bill Balme    
111 Welding Behavior of Several Cadmium Free Contact Material for Relay and Contactor Applications   Chi Leung Bill Balme    
112 Effect of Short Circuit Current Duration on the Welding of Closed Contacts in Vacuum in Vacuum   Paul Slade Chi Leung    
113 Endurance Test with Both Resistive and Inductive Loads at 42VDC   Toshiya Yamamoto Gerry Witter    
114 The Influence of Manufacturing Process, Metal Oxide Content, and Additives on the Switching Behavior of Ag/SnO2 in Relays   Peter Braumann Henry Czajkowski    
115 Direct Comparison of Ag/SnO2 Contact Materials Produced by Different Processing Methods   Bernd Kempf Henry Czajkowski    
116 Contact Performance as a Function of DC Automotive Load Type   G. Witter Thomas Schoepf    
117 Micro-Electro-Mechanical Relays - Design Concepts and Process Demonstrations   Han Lee Ed Smith    
118 Assessment of Novel Material Concepts for High Voltage Arcing Contacts by Use of Finite Element Analysis   Arno Plankensteiner Phil Wingert    
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  Bill Balme [P: 401-568-6401; F: 401-568-6704; email:]            
Bob Malucci [P: 630-527-4530; F: 630-512-8601; email:]
Brett Rickett [P: 630-527-4530; F: 630-512-8601; email:]
Chi Leung [P: 724-733-8332 x223; F: 724-327-1589; email:]
Dick Moore [P: 617-926-6400 x8236; F: 617-926-6245; email:]
Gerald Witter [P: 847-244-6025; F: 847-244-6041; email:]
Henry Czajkowski [P: 414-382-4625; F: 414-382-2255; email:]
John Shea [P: 412-494-3067; F: 412-787-6593; email;]
Milenko Braunovic [P: 514-354-7942; F: 514-354-9869; email:]
Pat Lees [P: 401-333-1700; F: 401-333-2848; email:]
Paul Slade [P: 607-796-3230; F: 607-796-3364; email:]
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