Online Panel Series
Title: Online Panel: Will Flat Panel Beamsteering Arrays Meet the SATCOM Challenge?
Date: March 24, 2021
Time: 8am PT / 11am ET
Sponsored by: Anokiwave, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Kymeta Corporation and Ball Aerospace
This panel will discuss the various RF architectures and antenna technologies being developed to produce low-cost beam steering arrays for SATCOM applications. Panelists will debate and discuss the best RF architectures and antenna solutions including performance achieved by their products and partners to date in the market.
Moderator: Eric Higham, Director of the Advanced Semiconductor Applications and the Advanced Defense Systems Services, Strategy Analytics
Panelist: Ryan Jennings, Senior Manager for SATCOM Strategy and Products, Ball Aerospace
Panelist: Dr. Ryan Stevenson, Vice President and Chief Scientist, Kymeta Corporation
Panelist: David Corman, Chief Systems Architect, Anokiwave
Panelist: Peter Rabbeni, Vice President, Mobility and Wireless Infrastructure Business Unit, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Panel Participant Bios:
Moderator – Strategy Analytics
Eric Higham, Director of the Advanced Semiconductor Applications and the Advanced Defense Systems Services
Eric Higham is Director of the Advanced Semiconductor Applications and the Advanced Defense Systems Services at Strategy Analytics. He develops forecasts, insights and analysis to provide an understanding of the dynamics and trends for processes, materials and components in a variety of commercial and defense markets. He is an industry veteran with more than 42 years of semiconductor experience. Previously, he performed a variety of engineering, business development, marketing and management functions for M/A-COM, MicroDynamics and Raytheon. Eric holds an MSEE degree from Northeastern University and a BSEE degree from Cornell University.
Ryan Jennings, Senior Manager for SATCOM Strategy and Products
Ryan Jennings is Senior Manager for SATCOM Strategy and Products at Ball Aerospace. He is responsible for the business, market and product development of innovative electronically steered flat panel antennas and terminals for commercial and government markets and is charged with developing key partnerships to deliver Ball solutions within multiple markets. Jennings has more than 25 years of experience leading mission-critical technology efforts for commercial, intelligence and defense customers. He holds several phased array-related patents. Jennings received a B.S. degree in electrical, electronics and communications engineering from the University of Kentucky and an MBA with a focus in executive leadership from Regis University.
Dr. Ryan Stevenson , Vice President and Chief Scientist
As a founding member of the Kymeta organization, Dr. Ryan Stevenson has worked on the development of Kymeta mTenna technology since 2011. With his work at Intellectual Ventures, he helped spin out and create Kymeta with Dr. Nathan Kundtz. He brought an extensive background in RF/microwave engineering, photonics, and semiconductor manufacturing to his role at Kymeta. Ryan leads engineering, R&D and Intellectual Property for Kymeta. Ryan holds a B.S. in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
David Corman, Chief Systems Architect
David Corman joined Anokiwave as Chief Systems Architect in April 2013. He has 40 years of experience in RF microwave, millimeter wave, and analog engineering including system design, module design, and RFIC/MMIC design through 94 GHz. Mr. Corman was a co-founder of US Monolithics before its acquisition by ViaSat, Inc. in 2002. His primary focus at Anokiwave is the achievement of higher levels of functional integration by combining system engineering with enabling solid state integrated circuit technologies including GaN, GaAs, SiGe, and CMOS. Mr. Corman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. He holds over 61 patents worldwide.
Peter Rabbeni, Vice President, Mobility and Wireless Infrastructure Business Unit
Peter Rabbeni joined GLOBALFOUNDRIES in 2012 and brings over 30 years of design/development, field applications engineering, technical sales, business development and marketing experience in the area of RF systems, circuits and technologies. Mr. Rabbeni is currently the Vice President of Business Line Management for the Mobility and Wireless infrastructure Business Unit at GLOBALFOUNDRIES and is responsible for all business line P&L activities associated with the wireless infrastructure and SATCOM markets. Peter received his BSEE degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology in 1986 and an MSEE from the University of Massachusetts in 1991. He is an alumnus of the IBM Executive Management program and the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University.
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