At EDI CON USA this year, there will be a number of sessions of interest to engineers working in radar, military, and defense applications. As the event director, I can tell you we took great care with this year’s program to provide actionable, useful technical information and educational opportunities. Below are some program highlights in the areas of defense, RADAR, and RF/microwave topics. I hope you will join us at EDI CON USA this year (Hynes Convention Center, Boston MA Sept 11-13, 2017; Conference September 11-13; Exhibition September 12-13. http://www.ediconusa.com), and, if you have suggestions or requests for the technical program for the future, please use the comments section below.
Monday September 11: Short Courses
Practical Antenna Design for Wireless Products, Henry Lau, Lexiwave Technology, Inc.
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM; Location: Room 110
Key Takeaways: Fundamental antenna concepts and definitions; specifications and performance of different types of commonly-used and advanced antennas in wireless products; available simulation tools; practical implementation strategies
Phased-Arrays, Metamaterials and MIMO – Basics, Advances And Breakthroughs, Dr. Eli Brookner
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM; Location: Room 110
Key Takeaways: array basics; latest developments and future trends including GaN power amplifiers, MMIC and Extreme MMIC microwave circuit integration, AESA and T/R module cost reduction, silicon RF performance to >100 GHz, potentials for Moore’s law continuation, electro-optic integration, digital beamforming (DBF); then new materials and new MIMO phased arrays.
Tuesday September 12
European RADAR Summit
Time: 1:40 PM - 4:50 PM; Location: Room 110
Organizers of RADAR technology sessions at the IEEE Phased Array Conference and the European Microwave Week Defense Forum have selected a number of papers to present at the European Radar Summit. Alfonso Farina, Selex ES retired (Italy) will chair the session. This special event is sponsored by Microwave Journal.
- Enhanced target detection and localization by cueing in multistatic passive-active radar systems, Tadeusz BRENNER, PIT-RADWAR SA; Leszek LAMENTOWSKI, PIT-RADWAR SA; Roman MULARZUK, PIT- RADWAR SA
- Design Aspects for Dual-Polarized Phased Array Antennas with Low X-pol Contribution, Dennis Vollbracht, Selex-ES GmbH
- Innovative Algorithm for Wide Band Digital Signal Processing in modern AESA RADAR Architecture Roberto Lalli, Leonardo Company S.p.A.; Caterina Rapisarda, Leonardo Company S.p.A.; Valerio Tocca, Leonardo Company S.p.A.; Alessandro Manuale, Leonardo Company S.p.A.
- Technology Trends for Future Radar, Johannes Pieter Bezouwen, HENSOLDT; Michael Brandfass, HENSOLDT
Technical Sessions, Panels, & Workshops
Time: 9:00-5:00, Location: Various
- Advanced Techniques for Spurious Search in RF and Microwave Devices, Laura Sanchez, Rohde & Schwarz
- Advanced Phase Noise Measurement Methods for High-Power, Very High Frequency, and Pulsed Signals, Laura Sanchez, Rohde & Schwarz
- Workshop: Advanced Load Pull for Linear Power Amplifier Desig, National Instruments
Frequency Matters Theater, Expo Floor (does not require conference pass)
- Passive Radar Receiver a COTS Solution Using FMC-1000
- PANEL: The Ferrari of Amplifiers: How can we maneuver around the current challenges facing high-performance GaN
Wednesday September 13
Technical Sessions, Panels, & Workshops
Time: 9:00-4:00, Location: Various
- EM/Circuit Co-simulation of T/R Front-end Module and Actively Scanned Antenna Array , David Vye, National Instruments/AWR
- Applications of Additive Manufacturing to Defense Electronics Systems, William VILLERS , TEN TECH LLC
- Addressing Phase Noise Challenges in Radar and Communication Systems, Paul Blount, Custom MMIC
- Miniature Broadband Antenna for Wireless Handheld Device , Edward Liang, Executive Vice President, MCV Microwave
- Introduction to Helical Antennas Dan Orban, Orban Microwave Inc.
- Workshop : Best Practices in Wafer-Level Millimeterwave and THz Testing, Rohde & Schwarz
The entire current technical program and abstracts available here. Short courses, technical sessions, panels, and workshops require a conference pass. You can take 20% off registration with the code: READ20MWJ. Register Here (early bird rates expire July 31.)
If you live or work around the Boston area, you can reserve a spot on one of our luxury charter buses from Woburn, Newton, or Quincy to take a stress-free ride in and out of Boston every day of the event. Buses are available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, serving points outside of the city. Seats must be reserved in-advance through our registration process. Expo hours on Tuesday are extended until 7pm with a reception beginning at 5pm to allow you to do your job, learn, eat, and connect all in a day’s work.
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