Jeffrey Pawlan (M 1989, SM 1996) has been a consultant as owner of Pawlan Communications for 25 years. Prior to that, he had worked for many companies in California in very diverse areas of analog, RF, and microwave design and has been an engineer for 40 years. Some of his work was for NASA projects including the very successful design of the SARSAT/COSPAS search and rescue satellite ground stations. He also taught engineering part-time. Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, he attended UCLA and several other universities. He enjoyed learning many different fields and has 13 years of higher education including a Doctorate degree.
He has worked on projects for consumer, industrial, and military applications covering a wide range of the spectrum from LF to 50GHz. In addition to his primary involvement with the MTT society, he is also a member of the UFFC (frequency control) concentrating on low phase noise oscillators and phase noise measurements, a member of the AP-S, and also the Communications Society. He has published several papers and has two patents. He is serving as a member on the IEEE SCV Section ExCom and also is on the ExCom of the Central Area, Region 6. He is a member of two MTT technical committees, MTT-9 and MTT-20.
He has been designing RF and microwave hardware for Software Defined Radio uses within instrumentation and military satellite communications since 1984. For the past nine years he has been concentrating on Software Defined Radio technology with his own radio designs including the development of very capable software and hardware. He has presented talks in a workshop at the 2010 IMS in Anaheim, the 2011 IMS in Baltimore, the 2012 IMS in Montreal, and also at chapter meetings and a short course.
He was a guest lecturer at the Czech Technical University of Prague in 2010. In 2011 he was a guest lecturer at the University of Aveiro Institute of Telecommunications in Portugal where he presented a one week course on RF design and SDR. In 2012 he was a guest lecturer at the Czech Technical University in Brno. He presented a half-day tutorial on SDR at the WAMICON conference in April 2012.
Dr. Pawlan will explain Software Defined Radio for Microwave Applications with an emphasis on the evolution, design details and your role in software-defined radio. He will also include several live demonstrations.