Breakthroughs in Phased Arrays and Radar
November 4, 2015
8am PT/ 11am ET/ 3pm UTC
Sponsored by: National Instruments (formerly AWR Corp.)
Presented by: Dr. Eli Brookner
The advent of the active phased array enabled significant improvements in radar capabilities. Beyond just the change in architecture, however, system capabilities are increasing, the confluence of improvements in microwave and signal processing technologies:
- GaN power amplifiers
- MMIC and Extreme MMIC integration
- T/R module cost reduction
- Silicon RF performance to >100 GHz
- Moore’s law
- Electro-optic integration
- New material systems such as graphene, carbon nanotubes and metamaterials
The webinar will discuss these trends in enabling technologies as well as the evolution in phased array systems.
Dr. Eli Brookner is well known for his contributions to radar technology. He retired from Raytheon as Principal Engineering Fellow in 2014 after a long and distinguished career. He has contributed to radars for air traffic control, defense, space and navigation – virtually every major defense radar program. Eli has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including Fellow of the IEEE, AIAA, and MSS and the 2006 IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technology and Application and the 2003 IEEE Warren White Award. He has written numerous papers and articles and four books on radar systems, phased arrays and tracking. Eli received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York and his master’s and Dr.Sc. from Columbia University.