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AMARPAL (PAUL) KHANNA Ph.D.     Life Fellow IEEE
apskhanna(at)ieee.org


SUMMARY QUALIFICATIONS:
More than 35 years experience in Design Engineering and Design Engineering Management in the field of RF & Microwave components and sub-assemblies in military, commercial, instrumentation, wireless and high-speed optics markets. Additional skills include Pathfinding, Marketing and Business Development. Strong knowledge and experience in microwave design and measurement technology. Industry reputation for contributions to high frequency Signal Generation Technology and millimeter wave technology.

EXPERIENCE
February 2016 to Present     NI- Microwave Components, Santa Clara, CA.
Distinguished Engineer
  • Responsible for the R&D of Components and Custom Sub-Assemblies up to 110 GHz. Products include Oscillators, PLOs, Synthesizers, Amplifiers, Frequency Multipliers, Frequency up and down Converters and Custom Microwave & RF Sub-Assemblies for applications in the Instrumentation, Telecommunication and Military Markets.

June 2011 to January 2016     NI- Microwave Components, Santa Clara, CA.
R&D Section Manager
  • Responsible for the R&D of Components and Custom Sub-Assemblies up to 110 GHz. Products include Oscillators, PLOs, Synthesizers, Amplifiers, Frequency Multipliers, Frequency up and down Converters and Custom Microwave & RF Sub-Assemblies for applications in the Instrumentation, Telecommunication and Military Markets.

September 2004 to May 2011     Phase Matrix Inc., San Jose, CA.
Vice President, Components
  • Responsible for the Components and Custom Sub-Assemblies Group. Products include Oscillators, PLOs, Synthesizers, Amplifiers, Frequency Multipliers, Frequency Converters and Custom Microwave & RF Sub-Assemblies for applications in the Instrumentation, Telecommunication and Military Markets.

August 2003-Sept. 2004     Celeritek Inc./ Teledyne Santa Clara, CA.
Senior Member Technical Staff.
  • Responsible for product development and project management of Microwave & RF hybrid sub-assemblies for applications in the Military Market.

1999-2003     Wireless Semiconductor Division, Agilent Technologies,   San Jose, CA.
R&D Section Manager
  • Responsibilities included product definition, development and marketing of high-Speed Clock and Driver Amplifier Modules for OC-48, OC-192 and OC-768 markets.
  • Successfully managed development and qualified a number of clock generation modules and oscillators in the high-speed optical communications market at 2.5Gb/s, 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s. Managed customer relationship and worked closely with system design teams at major telecom suppliers.

1998-1999    Wireless Semiconductor Division, Hewlett Packard   Santa Clara, CA.
Manager Advanced Development, Wireless Systems:
  • Future product strategy and product definition in the area of high speed wireless. Prototype development of 60GHz Radio 100/1000 Mb/s including Gigabit interface between fiber and radio. Developed very high modulation bandwidth oscillator at 15 GHz.
  • Actively participated in the national / International standards bodies IEEE802.16 and Hiperaccess BRAN,ETSI for Broadband Wireless Access Systems.

19911997    Wireless Infrastructure Division/CMCD, Hewlett Packard   Santa Clara, CA
R&D Project Manager (91-94) / R&D Section Manager(94-97):
  • Product and Technology Development of RF/Microwave hybrid modules, Power Amplifiers, Radio Transceivers and Front-End Modules for Commercial Communications and Instrumentation market. Worked closely with design teams at major radio manufacturers
    Productized industry first Tx and Rx modules with low noise VCO, frequency divider and frequency multipliers, up and down converters for digital radios in 15 to 40 GHz frequency range.
  • Participated in business planning, marketing and management of customer relationship.
  • Managed 20 - 25 R&D employees.

19851991   Avantek (Acquired by Hewlett Packard in 1991)   Santa Clara, CA
SMTS / Engineering Manager
  • Product & Technology Development of RF/Microwave hybrid products for Commercial, Military and Instrumentation Market. Developed state of the art DROs, VCOs and YTOs in the frequency ranges of 1GHz to 40GHz.
  • Project Management and Business Planning

1986    ITU Brazil   SaoPaulo, Brazil
United Nations Consultant in Microwave Technology

1982-1985    Loral Advanced technology Labs, Maryland Giga Instrumentation (now part of Advantest) , France
Senior Member Technical Staff

TEACHING
1987 - Present Adjunct Professor Santa Clara University . Santa Clara, CA
(Teaching a graduate course ELEN 726 on RF & Microwave Measurements)
1980-1982 Assistant Professor, University of Limoges Limoges, France

EDUCATION
1977-1981 University of Limoges Limoges, France
Doctorate of Engineering in Microwave and Optical Communications. 1981
(Thesis: Microwave Solid State Dielectric Resonator Oscillators.)
MS in Microwave & Optical Communications. 1978

B.Sc. Electronics & Electrical Communications. Punjab University. Chandigarh, India.

1997-1999 UC Berkeley / UCLA / UCSC
Extension Courses in DSP, Data Communication Systems and Network Engineering.

PUBLICATIONS
  • Published more than 70 Articles in National and International Journals (1981 - 2016)
  • Contributed Chapters in 4 Books on Microwave Signal Generation (1983 - 2003)
  • 7 US and 2 European Patents on Microwave Signal Generation (1980 - 2016)

OTHER
  • General Chair Steering Committee IEEE MTT IMS 2016 Conference, San Francisco May 2016
  • Co-Chair Technical Program Committee IEEE MTT IMS 2006 Conference, San Francisco June 2006
  • Chair Technical Coordination Committee MTT-22,   Signal Generation and Frequency Conversion, IEEE MTT Society
  • Inducted in Microwave Legends List by Microwaves & RF 2013
  • Participated in Organizing National / International Conferences.
  • Local Chapter Chairman IEEE MTT (1992)
  • Fellow IEEE 2008
  • Life Fellow 2016
  • Fluent in French