Technology and Market Outlook for Next Generation MilSatComs
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Military satellite communications will continue to play an integral part of the C4ISR jigsaw with an emphasis on data/video based communications requiring wider bandwidth and higher linearity pushing the move towards Ka-band while also helping to alleviate the bandwidth constraints at traditional C-band, X-band and Ku-band frequencies. However, next generation 5G terrestrial networks will bring forth new challenges requiring mitigation strategies and potentially opening up the door to MilSatCom operations at frequencies beyond Ka-band.
Asif Anwar has a career that spans engineering and marketing roles in the metals, minerals and electronics industries. At Strategy Analytics, he has been providing insights and analysis in the advanced electronics markets for over 18 years, covering radar, electronic warfare, military communications as well as commercial market applications. He is the Executive Director of Strategy Analytics' Strategic Component Applications (SCA) group which delivers expertise, consulting and competitive insight on enabling semiconductor technologies. The SCA group encompasses Advanced Defense Systems (ADS), RF and Wireless Components (RFWC) and the Advanced Semiconductor Applications (ASA) services.
Asif's current focus at Strategy Analytics is on supporting the defense industry across all the different segments, from platform and systems integrators, sub-system suppliers, software vendors and component and semiconductor technology providers. He regularly attends and speaks at external conferences and webinars on topics including global defense spending trends, military radar, satellite communications and other areas germane to the military sector, as well as being an acknowledged expert and thought leader in the compound semiconductor industry.
Asif is a member of the IEEE (including AESS, MTTS and ComSoc) as well as the IChemE.
He graduated from the University of Teesside, UK in 1993 with a B.Eng Honours degree in Chemical Engineering, before doing Ph.D research on fatty acids.