Industries such as aerospace, communications, automotive, and defense are looking to move away from mechanically steered antennas for radar and communications connectivity. While mechanically steered communications and radar antennas are proven and low-cost, they are being forsaken for fixed, flat-plate, and phased-array-based systems.

This next generation of systems provides an order of magnitude with better reliability, but of equal importance is the expansion in capability to use multiple beams and spectrum. This presentation will touch on the RF/microwave concepts and developments that are enabling, speeding, and simplifying the move toward new antenna technologies.

Attendees will learn:

  • Keys to the design and implementation of RF RADAR and Communications Systems
  • An understanding of the challenges and solutions surrounding Multibeam Designs
  • How new antenna designs and geometry are driving advances across all industries


Sean D’Arcy, Director, Aerospace and Defense, Analog Devices

Sean D’Arcy joined Analog Devices in 2015 and is part of Aerospace and Defense Marketing Team, focusing on Aviation, Unmanned Systems, Missiles and Munitions. With over 20 years in the Aerospace and Defense industry, Sean has supported development and upgrade programs for platforms such as the C-130 Hercules, MQ-9 Reaper, B-2 Spirit, F-16 Falcon, U-2 Dragon Lady and the X-47B. He is a multi-engine fixed wing pilot, has owned an aviation company, worked for two major Defense Contractors and the Johnson Space Center.