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Presentation Agenda 

"Getting Ready for OpenVPX and SOSA"

Design ideas and considerations for implementing your project using 3U or 6U OpenVPX and SOSA profiles.  Includes quick-start chassis platform concepts from prototyping to deployable systems.  Discussion of popular VITA 66 and 67 optical and RF interfaces.  Reviews thermal management and backplane considerations for high performance designs.

- Justin Moll, Vice President, Pixus Technologies
"Broadband Omni Antennas for Surveillance and Jamming"

Discussion of broadband omni antenna design solutions with consideration for gain, bandwidth, polarization, etc.

- Chris Ober, Technical Sales Manager, Antenna Research
"Latest Innovation in Vector Signal Analysis and Oscilloscope Technologies"

Discussion of the latest innovations in Signal Analysis and Oscilloscope technology as they relate to complex jamming, radar, and range solutions. Topics to be covered include Real Time Spectrum Analysis, Wide Bandwidth Vector Signal Analysis, Advanced Streaming IQ applications, Multi-channel Time Domain Analysis, Advanced Pulse/Pulse Sequence Detection, and Signal Integrity measurements.

- Sean Flavin,  Rohde & Schwarz
- Adeep Narula, Rohde & Schwarz

"The State of SSA Technology"

Survey of SSA technology including Broad Band LNAs 1-18, 1-50, 0.3 to 40 GHz, HPAs 2-6 GHz 100 W, 3-18 GHz 40 W, 9.5-9.8 GHz  and Pulsed Amps 600 W, 13.75-14.5 GHz 100 W.

- Larry Earl, Regional Sales Manager, CTT
"VED based High Power Microwave Transmitters and Integrated Microwave Assemblies for Airborne and Ground  Applications"

Discussion of high power microwave transmitters and developing technologies. Types of transmitters include Magnetron, Klystron, Gyrotron, and TWT based both remotely controlled and fully automated.  Power levels up to 3 Megawatts peak are available at selected frequencies.

- Russ Army, Vice President of Engineering, CPI EDB Beverly
"Next Generation Micro Atomic Clocks for Defense Applications"

Whether it’s for wireless communication, radar systems synchronization, or ensuring reliable and accurate underwater sensing, the increasing need for ultraprecise timekeeping has become a necessity on the battlefield.  Many defense applications rely on accurate and stable frequency sources to ensure timing resilience – even in environments with weak or unsteady GNSS access.


The latest requirements have led to a new generation of micro atomic clocks, optimized frequency sources specifically designed to maintain ten times higher accuracy levels than first generation Chip Scale Atomic Clocks (CSAC) and lower power consumption than a standard Oven-Controlled Quartz Oscillator (OCXO).

- TBD,  Orolia
"GaN SSPA Based Microwave Transmitters for Airborne and Ground Applications"

Discussion of solid state based microwave transmitters and modules “Roadmap”.

- Fred Ortiz, Marketing Manager, CPI EDB Beverly
SWaP-Centric Networking

Almost every military platform now networks to the "bigger picture".  Adding sensors, cameras, compute platforms. "screens" that all need to be networked, increases the payload of the platform, but requires even more equipment to network the devices and manage the data between each device.  Additionally, in order to create homogenous platforms, a single platform may have to support multiple types of payloads.  This session will discuss the flexible SWaP-centric networking switches, routers and hubs available for today's modern platforms and review some of the key features that should be considered.

- Erik Hetel, Territory Manager, Milpower Source
Microwave Power Solutions

Discussion of an array of microwave power solutions for Radar, EW, EMC testing, and Scientific Research.  The products covered will include Microwave Power Modules (MPMs), Pulsed Instrumentation Amplifiers, and Transponders. 

- Bryan Herndon, Sales Engineer, CPI TMD Technologies
Understanding RF Cable Construction and Its Effects on System Performance

System performance can be adversely affected if the wrong RF cable is installed.  The wrong cable can affect phase-array performance due to poor phase stability over temperature, or system noise levels can increase due to insufficient leakage properties over flexure.  An overview of cable construction variables and their impact on performance will be discussed. 

- Gerry Camacho, Hasco
 "Vector Analysis for Radar Tests"

Radars are built of several subsystems and in both the transmitter and receiver chains components needed to be rigorously tested.  In the transmitter chain modulation circuits need to be tested for linearity, while amplifiers need to be evaluated for gain, phase distortion and output power.  Receivers require many of the same tests while also requiring noise figure testing.  Today Vector Network Analyzers are more and more becoming the default test set for all of these measurements, and we’ll discuss why.

- Steve Pettis, Applications Engineer, Rohde & Schwarz

September 14, 2021


Clarion Inn, Ridgecrest

Presentations start at 8:00am
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  • CTT
  • CPI
  • Milpower
  • Orolia
  • Pixus Technologies
  • Rohde & Schwarz
  • Southwest Microwave
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