Phased Array Systems for TM Applications

Thursday, October 26th

Jerrett Eastburg, Raven Defense Corporation

Course Description
This short course will cover modern phased array design concepts and trades as they relate to telemetry systems and other applications. This course will cover the basics of array design along with the specific performance parameters associated with phased arrays. With a focus on applications and design concepts, the course will cover analog beamforming, digital beamforming, and true time delay along with the associated pros and cons for each technique. This course will include a design example in which design trades and their implications will be discussed in detail.  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 communication and telemetry needs. The course is intended to spark excitement and intrigue for entry-level to mid-level engineering students and professionals.

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.