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Reflections of the Future: Trends in Radar and their Impact on Test

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4/18/13 1:00 pm to 4/18/13 2:00 pm EDT

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Agilent in Aerospace/Defense – Webcast Series

Title: Reflections of the Future: Trends in Radar and their Impact on Test

Date: April 18, 2013

Time: 10am PT/ 1pm ET/ 6pm CET

What is the Webcast About?

Radar systems are fundamentally changing. Driven by new mission requirements, and enabled by advanced architectures and signal processing, these changes impact how systems, subsystems, and components will be developed and characterized. For example, modulation and coding (pre-processing) techniques are increasing in sophistication. MIMO and OFDM, two technologies more often associated with wireless communications systems, are now being adapted to improve radar system performance and expand capabilities. Similarly, bits are moving closer to the antenna, radars are supporting multiple functions, and systems are often distributed. In this webcast we'll look at these new technologies, how they're being used, and how their use may impact test.

Who Should View this Webcast?

This webcast will be of interest to radar systems engineers who are developing advanced radar systems, engineering managers who need to understand the test implications of new radar technology, manufacturing engineers and managers who need advanced warning on how some aspects of radar test may change, as well as component and subsystem suppliers who may be impacted by the need to test and specify performance using new measures.


Bob Cutler, Lead Technologist, Agilent Technologies

Bob Cutler is a Lead Technologist in Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group. He holds a BSEE (1984) and an MSEE (1990) from the University of Washington and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has been with Agilent/HP since 1985

In 1992 Bob was a lead engineer in the development of the first Vector Signal Analyzer where he was responsible for vector calibration, digital signal processing and signal analysis algorithms. Bob has since been responsible for developing modulators, demodulators and modulation analysis and other algorithms for a number of emerging radio technologies use in cellular, public safety, broadcast and WiFi, including the newest 60 GHz format, 802.11ad. In 2003 Bob lead a team in the development of spatially distributed RF Sensor network technologies incorporating TDOA-based geolocation technology.

As a measurement and technology expert, Bob has actively contributed to various IEEE and ETSI standards. He has also served Agilent's representative to the SDR Forum where he chaired a test and measurement working group for software-defined and cognitive radio. More recently Bob served as interim chair of the Interoperability Working Group for the Wireless Gigabit Alliance. Bob holds a number of patents relating to signal detection, system synchronization and vector calibration.


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