Millimeter-wave Radiometers for Operational Weather Satellites

Israel Galin, Northrop Grumman Consulting Engineer

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 5:30–7:30 PM

Buwalda Room, 151 Arms Laboratory

Caltech Campus, Pasadena, California

Talk Abstract: Millimeter-wave radiometry has been a key observational tool for atmospheric remote sensing from space. Examples include operational monitoring of sea-ice coverage, cloud liquid water column density, and temperature profiles. Northrop Grumman has been a vertically integrated systems house over its 50 year history in radiometry. As off-the-shelf space technology has matured over the years, Northrop Grumman has focused more on integrating these components with custom technology items such as mixers and amplifiers. This talk will present the speaker’s vast experience in mixer and multiplier device technology and its role in creating operational weather monitoring space systems, including SSM/T-1, SSM/T-2, SSMIS for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP).

IsraelGalinAbout Israel Galin: Mr. Galin (RF/Microwave Design (Level 6), Northrop Grumman, Azusa, CA) received his B.S. degree from Technion, Haifa, Israel in 1971 and his M.S. degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA in 1978, both in Electrical Engineering. He also received his MBA degree from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA in 1987. Mr. Galin has over 40 years of engineering experience in the high-frequency (0.3–500 GHz) technology, performing R&D, design, and leadership functions. Working in the U.S., Europe, and Israel, he has developed high-frequency systems, components, and solid-state devices—radiometer front-ends, filters, multiplexers, multipliers, oscillators, mixers. Over the years, Mr. Galin has acted as an engineer, a technical consultant, class instructor, a team leader, a group supervisor, and a special program manager. Mr. Galin taught high-frequency technology classes at Cal Poly Pomona (1981), the UCLA continuous education program (1983–1984), and Harvey Mudd College in Claremont (2000–2001). For over 15 years, Mr. Galin has been conducting short-courses on Analog microwave, millimeter-wave, and THz components Signal Integrity in high-speed digital electronics on-site at Caltech, JPL, NASA, and nationally. Mr. Galin is the recipient of prestigious Aerojet RB Young Innovative-Technology awards (1987, 1998), and the 1998 GENCORP’s award, and several certificates of recognition. He holds one patent (2001), and two current patent disclosures. He is a senior member of the IEEE since 1983. Mr. Galin published over 30 articles and technical papers and presenting his work on-site, and in numerous national and international conferences.

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