Phased Array Systems for TM Applications

Thursday, October 28th

Jerrett Eastburg, Raven Defense Corporation

Course Description
The student will be exposed to modern phased array design concepts and trades as they relate to telemetry systems. With a focus on new system designs, the course will cover analog beamforming, digital beamforming, and adaptive beamforming techniques along with the associated pros and cons for each technique. Common interfaces to existing range infrastructure will be discussed to further enhance market entry of the technology across test and evaluation (T&E) ranges. While the technology is applicable to space-based deployment environments; this course will focus on ground, surface, and airborne platform applications. The course is intended to spark excitement and intrigue for entry-level to mid-level engineering students and professionals. At the conclusion of the course, the student will be equipped with an understanding of this technology and how it can be applied to meet future telemetry requirements.

About Jerrett
Jerret Eastburg, Sr. RF Engineer, Raven Defense Corp.  Graduated with a BS in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines.  Over 13 years of experience in Antenna and RF circuit design.  Early career spent mostly on commercial base station antenna design and shipboard multiband communication antennas.  Later career emphasis on autotracking antennas and phased arrays for SATCOM and RDT&E applications.  Antenna design experience covers VHF through V-band.