IEEE Foothill Section and IEEE Student Branch
Meeting Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 10AM Registration; Speaker Introduction 10:30AM: Q&A 11:20AM
Speaker: Dr. Lorenzo of Telephonics Corporation
Topic: Radar, the Invention that Changed the World
Location: Cal State University San Bernardino
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary: A one day event at CSUSB focusing on current and future trends in technology. Featuring Company demos, Guest Speakers, and student project demonstrations. This event is hosted by the Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Club, the IEEE Student Branch, ACM Student Chapter at CSUSB and the IEEE Foothill branch MTTS/APS Society.
Featured talk summary: Aerospace Electronic Systems, and in particular Radar and Electronic Warfare (EW), are one of the most active yet unappreciated fields in the Electrical Engineering community. The IEEE AESS members account for only 1% of the IEEE total, yet the AES market is estimated to be in the range of hundreds of billions of dollars. Radar and EW applications are typically unheard by the general public, yet they are the backbone of any military force worldwide, providing defense, security, and peace. The history of radar and EW is also intriguing: Robert Buderi considered radar as “the invention that changed the world,” while General Patterson though that radars were the real reason why the Allied forces defeated the Axis powers. This talk will introduce you to the captivating history of radar/EW, leading to the most recent radar/EW systems worldwide and their applications, both civilian and military ones. The talk will show you what radars can do for the society and what the AES industry is looking for, in particular from young engineers. The talk will end with an overview of the IEEE AESS, its benefits to the members, and in particular to students and young professionals.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Lo Monte has comprehensive experience in applied Radar, RF, DSP, EW system design and prototyping, from small companies, consulting, academia, research institutions, to large defense contractors and government agencies worldwide. He serves as Chief Scientist at Telephonics, a top-100 defense corporation specializing in ISR, with the role of translating research innovations into commercial products. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Dayton, where he created the courses “Intro to Radar,” “Radar/RF Systems Design,” and “Intro to Electronic Warfare.” He was also the Director of the Mumma Radar Laboratory. Dr. Lo Monte has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and two book chapters.
Throughout his career, he gained experience in HF-to-W Band radar systems prototyping, including monopulse, radar transmitters, early-warning radars, multistatic and MIMO radar, ISAR and tomography, GPR, passive HF/VHF/UHF systems, IED/EFP detection, ballistic missile defense radar, resonance exploitation, RF/IR integration, DRFM, EA/EP/ES, AMTI/GMTI/MMTI, clutter modeling and study, antenna/microwave design and measurements, instrumentation control, computational electromagnetics, inverse scattering, DSP, electrical/mechanical CAD design.
Dr. Lo Monte is very active in the IEEE community, serving in the AESS Board of Governors as the VP for Education. Dr. Lo Monte is also the Topical Editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal for “Radiation Sensors.” Dr. Lo Monte is also an AESS Distinguished Lecturer and an approved AESS Short Course Instructor. He taught many short courses in radar, EW and RF worldwide, with a focus to underserved areas. He is also the Young Professionals coordinator for Region 1.