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Microwave Spot Probe Method for Scanning Aircraft Radomes"
Dr. John Schultz, Chief Scientist at
Dr. Schultz is the Chief Scientist at the Compass
Technology Group where he leads research and development efforts in RF materials
and measurement technology. Previously he was a Technical Fellow at the Georgia
Tech Research Institute, where he led programs in experimental and computational
research on the electromagnetic properties of materials, structures, and
antennas. He has developed materials characterization methodologies via
free-space, waveguide, resonant cavity, and impedance analysis instrumentation.
He has also modeled electromagnetic composite materials and developed new
composite material concepts for novel antenna applications. He has used thermal
analysis, microscopy, and analytical techniques to correlate microstructure to
macroscopic properties in his research for providing new insight into
electromagnetic material characteristics. Dr. Schultz has also developed new
techniques for microwave measurement of scatter phenomena and has applied these
techniques to materials ranging from composites to camouflage nets. Dr.
Schultz’s backscatter methodologies have become an accepted standard method for
characterizing diffuse microwave scatter in numerous government and industrial
laboratories. In previous positions, he has worked in the areas of novel polymer
processing including stereolithography, polymer film formation, and conductive
Indianapolis, Indiana, February-10, 2022 - Copper Mountain Technologies is pleased
to announce an online event coming up as part of our VNA Master Class Webinar series:
"Non-Destructive Microwave Evaluation of Radome Performance."
Hosted by Copper Mountain Technologies and Compass Technology Group, the webinar
will be taking place on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET.
Radomes can experience defects due to wear or impact events that degrade both
mechanical and electromagnetic performance. Traditional radome testing often
resorts to the crude "tap test" where an operator listens for sound changes with
a tapping coin to detect defects. CTG has developed new and improved methods
that integrate rugged microwave sensors and Copper Mountain's portable VNAs to
significantly improve diagnostic testing of radomes.
This webinar will provide a brief overview of the theory of microwave NDE
methods for radome characterization. We will then demonstrate both handheld and
robotic testing of radomes with integrated wideband spot probes and miniaturized
Join Copper Mountain Technologies and Compass Technology Group's Dr. John
Schultz as he demonstrates state-of-the-art techniques to evaluate Radome
About Compass Technology Group
Compass Technology Group (CTG) LLC was founded in 2011 and became an LLC in
2012. We started with a vision to take cutting-edge research and turn it into
useful products that solve customers’ real problems in situ, be that a
manufacturing facility, field, depot or lab setting. We have grown to be a
leading provider of cutting-edge radio frequency (RF) materials measurement
equipment. Our systems are being used in numerous manufacturing lines to provide
high-quality data to electromagnetic materials and component manufacturers. We
are also a go-to organization for solving some of the hardest RF materials
characterization problems through contract research. And we support many
customers with contract materials measurement services.
About Copper Mountain Technologies
Mountain Technologies develops innovative RF test and measurement solutions
for engineers all over the world. It is based in Indianapolis with sales offices
in Singapore, London, and Miami. The company pioneered metrology-grade USB VNAs
in 2011 and continues to push for innovation and change in the industry, offering
a broad range of USB vector network analyzers, calibration kits, and accessories
for 50 Ohm and 75 Ohm impedance from 9 kHz to 110 GHz. The VNAs use software
for Windows® or Linux® operating system on an external computer, PC, or
tablet. CMT VNAs are used by engineers in defense, automotive, materials measurement,
medical, broadcasting, telecommunications and other industries. All CMT VNAs include
application and automation support, and years of our engineering expertise at your
Copper Mountain Technologies
631 East New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202 | USA
Posted February 11, 2022