Don’t forget our Chapter Meeting on June 4th at 3:00pm at Adtran in the East Tower Islandview Room #263. Refreshments will be provided. When you sign-in please list Trevor Bowers as your Adtran point of contact. This event is free to SMTA members and only $10 for non-members. As our hosts, Adtran employees are also free.
For this meeting, we are privileged to have two representatives from Baron Services to tell us about their recent NEXRAD Dual Polarization Radar Upgrade project, John Ellis and Mrinal Balaji. Earlier this year I had the chance to participate in a Baron Services Training Event and had the opportunity to learn about this awesome new technology. For all you weather and/or Radar geeks out there, this is fascinating stuff! As Huntsville residents we should all have a special interest in this new capability for obtaining and analyzing weather data. Please RSVP to help us plan the refreshments. I hope to see you there.
SMTA Huntsville Chapter President
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Engineering Manager – Baron Services, Inc.
John Ellis has been at Baron Services since 2008 and serves as the company’s engineering manager. John is the program manager for the NEXRAD Dual Polarization Upgrade program for the National Weather Service for which Baron Services is the lead developer for all hardware and software. His experience includes program management, system engineering, and analog and digital hardware design for programs for the National Weather Service and many Department of Defense organizations.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
University of Alaska
Electrical Engineer – Baron Services, Inc.
Mrinal Balaji has been at Baron Services since 2008 and is Baron Services’ signal processing and dual polarization data quality analysis expert. Mrinal served as the lead signal processing engineer for the NEXRAD Dual Polarization Upgrade program for the National Weather Service where he developed leading edge dual pol weather radar calibration and data analysis techniques. Mrinal has published numerous design papers for the international weather radar community and has presented his work at weather radar conferences worldwide.