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About TQ Antennas

TQ Antennas is headed by Richard Smith, an Antenna Design Engineer with experience in product development for a mass production environment. Richard has over 20 years experience in antenna design, manufacturing and deployment as well as strong numerical modeling and laboratory validation techniques.

Richard Smith, Antenna Designer & Engineer

Cisco Systems/Navini Networks, Richardson, Texas                        Technical Leader, Hardware Engineering

bulletDeveloped basestation antennas as well as other passive RF networks for beamforming WiMAX basestations. Designed and managed ODM delivery of Wi-Fi antennas for outdoor and indoor applications. Demonstrated numerical accuracy of antenna pattern predictions and S-Parameter performance.

bulletOptimized 3D structures with CST Microwave Studio resulting in a reduction of hardware prototype cycles. Acquired S parameters and 3D antenna patterns from the spherical near field range facility closely matched the numerical results. Used both the T and F solvers to add an additional level of confidence in the predicted results.

bulletInitiated first pass layouts of 2D structures with ADS Momentum.

bulletVerified antenna radiation performance using a NSI Spherical Near Field Range.

bulletConstructed cost effective tapered and far field antenna ranges.

bulletIndentified solutions for regulatory EMC and EMI issues that were implemented to reduce emission levels.

bulletIntroduced a planar near field scanner for antenna-to-antenna phase calibration. Resulting phase accuracy was with-in three degrees for the WiMAX beamforming antenna array.

bulletInnovated a RF wired tested bed that simulated a wireless environment for modem and basestation development.

bulletDeveloped CPE antennas for several different platforms.

Allgon Telecom, Fort Worth, Texas                                                         Product Engineer, Basestation Antennas

bulletSupported engineering and sales staff for RFP’s and RFI’s.

bulletConceived and delivered technical presentations on antenna performance, design, and theory.

bulletPrepared technical white papers for internal and external publication.

bulletSupported Swedish based R&D group during short cycle antenna design tasks.

bulletAssisted in the price negotiations for the R&D compact range.

Decibel Products, Dallas, Texas  Manager                                          Antenna Manufacturing Support Services

bulletOversaw the Engineering support of the sectorized panel antenna product line.

bulletFacilitated the development of antenna designs for new customers.

bulletRefreshed existing products to reduce raw material costs and improve manufacturing efficiency.

bulletSupported sales staff during customer visits.

bulletOversaw the Engineering support of the sectorized panel antenna product line.

bulletFacilitated the development of antenna designs for new customers.

bulletRefreshed existing products to reduce raw material costs and improve manufacturing efficiency.

bulletSupported sales staff during customer visits.

Lockheed Sanders, Nashua New Hampshire                                                                    Antenna Design Engineer

bulletDesigned cavity backed slot, microstrip patch, and horn antennas for military aircraft platforms.

bullet Generated measurement techniques for both antenna pattern and RCS measurements in compact and tapered ranges.

Digicon Geophysical Corp, Houston, Texas                                                                                   Hardware Engineer

bulletIntegrated new and existing digital hardware into a seismic data real-time recording system using a VMEbus environment.

bulletScheduled production and procurement of new hardware with manufacturing.

Texas Center for Superconductivity, Houston, Texas                                                               Research Assistant

bulletInnovated novel high temperature superconducting thin film microstrip patch antennas.

bulletConstructed and investigated the performance of reduced surface wave microstrip patch antennas.

Boeing Aerospace,  Houston, Texas                                                                                     Quality Control Engineer

bulletReviewed hardware failures and the recommended corrective action for the Data Processing System of the Space Shuttle.

DuPont, Victoria, Texas                                                                                                                             Co-op Engineer

bulletImplemented design changes indentified by senior engineering staff.