Microwave Journal

MITEQ president Howard Hausman to present at EDI CON 2013

February 1, 2013

MITEQ has announced that the company’s president, Howard Hausman will deliver a 40 minute workshop at EDI CON 2013 titled, “Applications of Fiber Optic Links in RF and Microwave Systems” to the audience of RF, microwave and high speed digital designers attending this premier event in Beijing, China.

The workshop, which is part of EDI CON’s focus on connectivity and high-frequency systems, is being sponsored by Sanetronic Company Ltd., MITEQ’s exclusive sales representative in China and Hong Kong. Hausman will take a look at the need among microwave systems for an interface with minimal distortion, i.e., a flat frequency response and linear phase over the band of interest. This universal requirement for all microwave systems – from communication networks to navigation systems – places great performance requirements on the underlying interconnect technology. Coaxial cables satisfy most of these requirements but have limitations that show up at higher frequencies, wide bandwidths, and long distances. Fiber optic links in contrast have lower losses and less frequency dependence over long distances, making it a desirable and sometimes necessary technology to consider when components are not located close to each other.

To fully understand the implications of developing microwave systems using fiber optic links, the workshop will consider various fiber optic link characteristics. Fiber optic link characteristics are such that once installed, distance between microwave systems from a few meters to as much as a few kilometers are virtually irrelevant. The workshop will also consider the dynamic range issues associated with fiber optic links. Hausman will present information detailing how this technology opens various applications to a wider range of possibilities, such as interfacing with antennas, measuring systems over large geographical areas, remote communication systems, while providing a secure non-interfering environment. Also presented in this paper will be some typical applications together with an analysis of a remote low noise amplifier in a communication system that shows the advantages and limitations of this technology. 

Howard Hausman directs the four divisions of MITEQ: Microwave Electronics Components and Systems, Microwave Amplifiers, Satellite Communication Systems, and Microwave High Power Amplifiers. Before being appointed MITEQ’s president/CEO, Hausman served as chief technology officer, vice president of engineering, and other related titles. As an engineer, Hausman has designed microwave systems and components for satellite communications, radar, and reconnaissance systems that include receivers, transmitters, and synthesizers. Hausman also was an adjunct professor at Polytechnic University and Hofstra University, where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in electronic engineering. He is a recipient of the New York University/Polytech Distinguished Alumni Award. Hausman has presented many lectures and authored many papers relating to microwave systems, satellite communications, radar, and reconnaissance systems. He received his BSEE and MSEE degrees from Polytechnic University.