Shandas Named to 2011 SPIE Committee

dB Control Technology VP Meppalli Shandas Named to 2011 SPIE Radar Sensor Technology XV Conference Project Committee

Fremont, Calif. – dB Control, an established manufacturer of reliable, high-power microwave amplifiers, radar transmitters and power supplies, announced today that Vice President of Technology and Business Development Meppalli Shandas has been named to the Project Committee of the annual Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Defense, Security and Sensing’s Radar Sensor Technology XV Conference for the third consecutive year. In addition, Shandas will chair a session on Phenomenology, which covers various radar applications, interference analysis for wideband signals, micro-doppler data and more. The conference will be held from April 25-27, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

Shandas, along with 25 other distinguished committee members, will assist conference chairs in reviewing and selecting abstracts that will be presented at the event. The selected presentations will showcase the latest in radar advancements and further SPIE’s mission of advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.

“Shandas has consistently been at the forefront of microwave technology, so it’s no surprise that SPIE has invited him back to share his expertise with the rest of the committee during the abstract selection process and Phenomenology session,” said dB Control CEO Joe Hajduk.

Most recently, Shandas was recognized as a Microwave Legend by Microwaves & RF magazine. He was one of leading contributors to the Tri-Service Microwave Power Module Program managed by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in the early 1990s where the MPM was invented. He continued to champion MPM technology and introduced new products throughout his career with Varian (now CPI). After joining dB Control in 1999, Shandas was critical to the development of an entire line of MPMs featuring unparalleled performance and reliability. In 2008, he was inducted into the AOC Electronic Warfare Technology Hall of Fame for his efforts as a prime innovator of microwave power module technology.

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