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FieldFox Handheld Analyzers Education Series
Title: Precision Validation of Radar System Performance in the Field
Date: January 14, 2014
Presented by: Tom Hoppin, Application Specialist, RF and Microwave Handheld Analyzers, Agilent Technologies
Sponsored by: Agilent Technologies
What is the webcast about?
Modern radar systems are used in a multitude of applications from traffic enforcement to weather prediction. Certain classes of radar are considered mission critical, meaning that a system malfunction or failure can put lives at risk. In order to assure highest uptime for these systems, routine maintenance and occasional troubleshooting and repair must be done quickly, accurately and in any weather condition. Breakthrough technologies now have transformed the way these systems are tested in the field. This webcast will discuss several types of mission critical radar ground stations, and show examples of tests capable of validating system performance to the Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) level, using a single, rugged all-in-one Commercial off the Shelf (COTs) analyzer.
Who Should View this Webcast?
Field Service or Installation and Maintenance Managers, Engineers or Technicians in the wireless service, military, medical or regulatory agency areas who are responsible for operating or maintaining their communication or surveillance infrastructure
Tom started his working career as an electronic aviation technician in the US Marine Corps. After his service in 1973, he joined Hewlett-Packard as a manufacturing technician. During his career at HP, he moved from manufacturing to production engineering and was promoted to engineer in 1989. Since then, he has held a number of engineering and management roles at HP and Agilent, focused on test system design and spectrum analysis. Tom retired in 2009 and has returned to Agilent as an application specialist for RF and Microwave Handheld Analyzers. Tom enjoys woodworking, cycling and sailing.