About the Owner
Jeffrey Pawlan began studying electronics at age 12, and has been a licensed
amateur radio operator since 1960. After graduating
UCLA where he studied engineering, chemistry, physics, and music, he began
his career in electronic engineering. He has worked for a number of prominent companies in both Northern and Southern California on a permanent or consulting basis and became a full-time independent consultant in 1991.
In 1991 he founded Pawlan Communications to provide
services to large and small companies all over the United States. In
capacity, he has designed many wireless LANs, RFID tag systems, and
products. Currently, his favorite research areas are low noise wide
dynamic range amplifiers, low phase noise oscillators, and Software Defined Radios.
- Senior member of the IEEE (22 years) Member of the Microwave Theory & Techniques (MTT-S) Society, the Ultrasonics, Ferroelectric, and Frequency Control (UFFC) Society, member of the Antenna and Propagations Society (AP-S), and also the Communications Society (ComSoc).
- The Nominations and Awards Chair on the IEEE SCV Section ExCom Board
- The Nominations and Awards Chair on the IEEE Region 6, Central Area ExCom Board
- An active member of the MTT Signal Processing Technical Committee MTT-9
- An active member of the MTT Wireless Technical Committee MTT-20
- Served on the MTT IMS 2010 Steering Committee
- Organized and chaired a very successful workshop on Software Defined Radio at the 2010 MTT IMS
- Co-chairing and presenting again in a full day workshop at the 2011 MTT IMS in Baltimore
- Organized and hosting two student competitions on Software Defined Radio at the 2011 MTT IMS
- Assisting in short course on low noise oscillator design at the 2011 MTT IMS
- While at UCLA, invented a unique implementation of secondary emission electron multiplication that is now used for far UV detection and is the basis of channel night vision image intensifiers.
- Responsible for complete design of duplex MM wave communications system for Navy while at Hughes.
- Responsible for CATV hybrid design, manufacture, and testing while at Power Hybrids (now MACOM-PHI).
- Designed EW equipment and delivered all projects under my management at ITT Gilfillan on schedule and within budget.
- Developed the first automatic production testing of RF equipment at Datron.
- Designed the SARSAT receiver for NASA, and sent by NASA to Moscow to the SARSAT - COSPAS prelaunch field test.
- Given award for Outstanding Performance while at Stanford Telecommunications.
- Elected Technical Director of Project Oscar (non-profit organization for the amateur radio satellite program).
- Patent applied for unique data modulator circuit in 9/92.
- Patent issued for consumer receiver system in 6/05.
- Patent pending for wellness and health monitoring system.
- Founded and led the 50MHz and Up Group of Northern California, Inc. which is a non-profit educational and scientific research organization.
- created the concept of a Software Defined Radio program named Winrad and leads this project
- Gave a one week intensive Short Course on RF design and Software Defined Radio at the Institute of Telecommunications, Aveiro University, Portugal in March 2011
- Lectured at the Technical University of Prague in 2010
- Several presentations at IEEE chapter meetings
- Lecture with live demonstration of Software Defined Radio in a workshop at MTT IMS 2010
- Taught microwaves at San Jose City College
- Taught advanced analog circuit design and SPICE at San Jose State University
- Taught SPICE and RF Techniques II for Besser Associates.
- Simulations and Measurements of a Circular Waveguide Septum Feed, part 1. High Frequency Electronics Magazine, July 2010.
- Simulations and Measurements of a Circular Waveguide Septum Feed, part 2. High Frequency Electronics Magazine, August 2010.
- Simulation and Measurement of the Effects of Reflections from a Prime Focus Dish back into a Circularly Polarized Feed, DUBUS Magazine, Dec. 2010
- Advanced Analog Circuit Design (EE124) laboratory manual for San Jose State University, 1992, 1993
- Computer Simulation of High Q Oscillators using SPICE and LIBRA for the RF Expo Proceedings, Spring 1993
- A Tutorial on Intermodulation Distortion, RF Design Magazine, February 1996
- Part 2: Practical Steps for Accurate Computer Simulation, RF Design Magazine, March 1996
- Phase Noise Part 1: What is it, and How it Affects Communications, proceedings of the 1996 Microwave Update, Phoenix AZ, published by the ARRL
- Phase Noise Part 2: Tips and Techniques for Reducing Phase Noise, proceedings of the 1996 Microwave Update, Phoenix AZ, published by the ARRL
- Practical Experimental Measurement of the Effects of LO Phase Noise on Received CW Signals, proceedings of the 1997 Microwave Update, Sandusky OH, published by the ARRL
- With co-author C. R. MacCluer: The Interaction of RF and LO Noise During Downconversion, proceedings of the 1997 Microwave Update, Sandusky OH, published by the ARRL
- Two Book Reviews in Applied Microwave and Wireless Magazine, April 1998
- With co-author C. R. MacCluer: RF and LO Noise Interaction During Downconversion, Microwave Journal, July 1998