“Directions in 3-D Printed RF Systems for Space Applications”
Thursday, March 9 at 1:00pm
This talk explores the potential of a 3-D printing technology for the development of radio frequency (RF) systems with applications in small satellites in a low Earth orbit. 3-D printed materials must survive the harsh environment of space and meet the operational requirements of the spacecraft. The results of a material study and the development of RF 3-D printed circuits and experimental results from the International Space Station are summarized.
Dr. Arthur C Paolella has over 30 years’ experience in research and development in RF and photonics technology for space. Dr. Paolella received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1992 from Drexel University and is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Dr. Paolella is currently a Technical Fellow at L3Harris Technologies where he is responsible for R & D in RF, photonic and 3-D printed systems.
In 2017, Dr. Paolella was recognized as the Governor’s Business Ambassador, presented by Florida Governor Rick Scott in Tel Aviv, Israel. He was a winner of the Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership to develop 3-D printing technology for RF and space applications. In 2019, he was awarded a project by the International Space Station National Laboratory to fly an experiment on 3-D printed materials. He has published over 50 publications in journals and magazines and written two book chapters along with 20 patents on microwaves and optics.