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MEP EP#182: The Wireless Research Center

Podcast Notes

Gerard Hayes

  • Has nearly three decades of experience in government and commercial electromagnetic research and design
  • Prior to establishing the Wireless Research Center in 2010, Dr. Hayes worked for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and Lockheed Martin
  • At Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., Dr.Hayes provided global technical leadership in the Technology and Research organization with contributions to handset antenna design, technology, and radiated performance optimization
  • At Lockheed Martin (formerly Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.), Dr. Hayes supported research and development efforts for space-based, phased array application
  • Experience encompasses electromagnetic theory, bioelectromagnetics, antenna design, RF circuit analysis, and material engineering
  • Participated in the development of international standards for OTA, HAC, and SAR evaluation which includes IEEE, IEC, CTIA, and C63 standards

Shruthi Soora

  • Senior staff engineering consultant at the Wireless Research Center
  • Has over 15 years of experience in RF and antenna engineering in the commercial, defense and medical device markets and has developed products from early concept to production
  • Has held technical positions at RFMD, HTC, Sony Ericsson and Harris.

The Wireless Research Center

  • What is it?
    • 501 C (3)
  • Accreditations
    • A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation)
    • CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association)
    • Verizon Authorized Independent Test Lab for OTA radiated performance
  • OTA Testing
    • FCC Pre-certification
      • Lots of engineers looking for this
    • LTE (Long-Term Evolution)
    • WCDMA (Wide-Band Code-Division Multiple Access)
    • Total Radiated Power
    • Total Isotropic Sensitivity
  • Engineering Services
    • Antenna and RF design
    • Simulation and Analysis
    • Field Testing and Propagation Modeling
    • Engineering and Development
  • First time tips and tricks for engineers developing their first product.
    • What do they need to test for?
    • Estimated costs
    • What to bring
    • What is the result? What do you get?

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Gerard Hayes of The Wireless Research Center.

Gerard Hayes of The Wireless Research Center.


Shruthi Soora of The Wireless Research Center.

Shruthi Soora of The Wireless Research Center.

Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!