Stephen Caine: Oct 5, 1939 – Feb 2, 2017
The world of EMC engineering lost its champion last week. Stephen Caine passed away last week after a long-fought illness. He spent most of his career as a civilian working for the Department of the Navy, where he was the leader in the development of EMC and related standards. When MS-461 was divided into three separate standards, with another MIL-STD-6181, Steve brought all the various services together to create a MIL-STD-461 that served the need of all branches of the armed forces. In addition, he was behind the development of an EMC standard for radar and an EMC design for power supplies. He was the founder of the E3 Newsletter which was sent to all departments of the armed services, as well as the development of EMC training program for project managers. Over a dozen training seminars and courses were developed, some of which are still given today. Steve also funded the development to EMC training films, the most famous being “The Silent Threat” which has been reproduced and shown throughout NATO and the US.
Steve was the leader of the US participation in NATO meetings, in addition to technical interchange meetings with the UK and other select countries. One of his major projects was the development of an EMC program for Naval Warfare simulation programs. For many years, Steve was the focus for EMC project development and was a mentor and leader. After retirement, he continued to work part-time in development of EMC standards and other materials until his death. He will surely be missed. Steve is survived by his wife Marilyn, son Edward, daughter Shanna, and six grandchildren.
Steve worked with Robert Goldblum for many years, and was a friend.