MPM Pioneer Meppalli Shandas Inducted into AOC Electronic Warfare Technology Hall of Fame
Fremont, Calif .-dB Control, an established manufacturer of reliable, high-power microwave amplifiers, radar transmitters and power supplies, announced today that Meppalli Shandas, vice president of technology and business development, has been inducted into the Association of Old Crows (AOC) Electronic Warfare Technology Hall of Fame. This award recognizes individuals or groups of individuals who have been prime innovators in Electronic Warfare (EW) technology development that has resulted in significant survivability improvements for the armed forces and its equipment.
A highly regarded international professional association, the AOC was founded in 1964 to promote research and knowledge in the fields of EW, Information Operations (IO), and related disciplines. The Electronic Warfare Technology Hall of Fame is one of the organization’s highest honors and is only awarded after careful deliberation and extensive evaluation.
Shandas was invited to join the AOC’s elite group of distinguished individuals for his pioneering microwave power module (MPM) achievements. He was one of the leading contributors to the Tri-Service MPM program managed by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) where the MPM was invented. Over his 35-year career, he has continued to promote high power amplifier and transmitter technologies at Defense R&D Organization India, Space Microwave Laboratories, Microsource Inc., Varian Associates, CPI, and, currently, at dB Control, where he has helped develop a family of MPMs featuring unparalleled performance and excellent reliability.
“It’s not often that you meet a contributor of Shandas’ caliber. Despite design challenges in microwave technology, he has championed MPMs for EW and has made impressive breakthroughs in achieving the high microwave power over a wide frequency spectrum so essential to EW and threat simulation applications,” said dB Control CEO Joe Hajduk.