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A New Approach to Designing Simulating and Manufacturing RF Devices and Antennas with Printed Electronics


A New Approach to Designing, Simulating and Manufacturing RF Devices and Antennas with Printed Electronics

Electronics designers are facing increased pressure to design smaller devices with higher performance at lower cost. We address the options and challenges for moving RF components and antennas off of the circuit board and onto the device packaging.



About the Presenter:

Bryan Germann, Aerosol Jet Product Manager, Optomec Inc.

Mr. Germann manages the Aerosol Jet product offerings including machine platforms and print engine products as well as strategic customer projects centered around volume production implementations of Aerosol Jet technology. Bryan joined Optomec in mid-2017, previously he worked for GE Power he successfully integrated several Optomec Aerosol Jet print engines for a production application involving printing high temperature ceramic sensors on heavy-duty gas turbine blades. His background as a mechanical engineer brings a unique perspective to our marketing team as do his insights as a Optomec customer working with high volume, precision production applications for Aerosol Jet. Bryan currently holds 13 published patents, he also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of South Carolina(USC).

Dr. C.J. Reddy, Vice President of Business Development, Electromagnetics for Americas, Altair Engineering, Inc.

Dr. Reddy is leading the marketing and support of commercial 3D electromagnetic software, Feko in Americas. Dr. Reddy was a research fellow at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and was awarded the US National Research Council (NRC) Resident Research Associateship at NASA Langley Research Center. While conducting research at NASA Langley, he developed various computational codes for electromagnetics and received a Certificate of Recognition from NASA for development of a hybrid Finite Element Method/Method of Moments/Geometrical Theory of Diffraction code for cavity backed aperture antenna analysis. Dr. Reddy is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) and a Senior Member of Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA). Dr. Reddy served on ACES Board of Directors from 2006 to 2012 and again from 2015 to 2018. Dr. Reddy was awarded Distinguished Alumni Professional Achievement Award by his alma mater, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal in 2015. He published 37 journal papers, 77 conference papers and18 NASA Technical Reports to date. Dr. Reddy is a co-author of the book, “Antenna Analysis and Design Using FEKO Electromagnetic Simulation Software,” published in June 2014 by SciTech Publishing (now part of IET). Dr. Reddy was the General Chair of ACES 2011Conference held in Williamsburg, VA during March 27-31, 2011. And also ACES 2013 conference, Monterey CA (March 24-28, 2013) as well as the General Chair of ACES 2015 conference held in Williamsburg, Virginia during March 22-26, 2015. He was the Co-General Chair of 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting held during July 6-11, 2014 in Memphis, TN. Dr. Reddy was also the General Chair for AMTA 2018 conference held in Williamsburg, Virginia during November 3-8, 2018.


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