IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society (AESS) Distinguished Lecture - Queensland Section Event

*** All welcome to attend - It's Free ***


RECENT AESA DEVELOPMENTS: Patriot upgrade to 2016 state-of-the-art AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array); S-band AMDR AESA radar provides 30X sensitivity of SPY-1D(V). LOW COST PACKAGING: AESAs using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and packaging. EXTREME MMIC: Whole 256 element phased array on single chip at 60 GHz. DIGITAL BEAM FORMING (DBF): Reduces search power and time by almost a factor of two; Makes cognitive radars realizable; enables ultra low antenna sidelobes;  MOORE’S LAW: Potential future continuation of via Spintronics, Memristors, Graphene,  Quantum Computing. VERY LOW COST RADARS: for cars, UAVs, watch cell phones.

METAMATERIALS: low cost 2-D ESAs for satellite internet communications (at 10-15 GHz); for cell towers, for cars, surveillance and UAV radars; how they work explained for first time; Stealthing by absorption and by cloaking (that is making target invisible); which cloaking techniques not useful; wideband fractal metamaterials; Army 250-505 MHZ conformal antenna to replace tall whip antennas. WIDEBAND LOW PROFILE ANTENNA: 20:1 bandwidth.

COGNITIVE ADAPTIVE ARRAY PROCESSING (CAAP): Applied to barrage, hot-clutter and repeater jammers. Tremendous advantages over classical sample matrix inversion (SMI), principal component and diagonal loading adaptive processing. Sidelobe Cancelling (SLC). STAP and DPCA.

  Date and Time




  • QUT Gardens Point Campus
  • 2 George Street
  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia 4000
  • Building: Block E
  • Room Number: E410
  • Click here for Map
  • (Dr Jason Williams),
    Secondary Contacts: Ken Morris or Amit Singh


Dr Eli Brookner

Dr Eli Brookner of Raytheon (Retired)


Dr. Eli Brookner MEE & DrSc Columbia Un ’55 &’62; BEE CCNY, ’53. Raytheon 1962-2014 (retired); Principal Engineering Fellow; worked on radars for air traffic control, military defense, space & navigation: on ASDE-X, ASTOR RADARSAT II, AGBR, major Space Based Radar programs, NAVSPASUR, COBRA DANE, PAVE PAWS, MSR, COBRA JUDY Replacement, THAAD, SIVAM, SPY-3, Patriot, BMEWS, UEWR, SRP, Pathfinder, Upgrade for >70 ARSRs, AMDR, Space Fence, 3DELRR.

Before Raytheon: Columbia Un Electronics Research Lab. [now RRI], Nicolet, & Rome AF Lab; Awards: IEEE 2006 Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technology & Application; IEEE ’03 Warren White Award; Journal of Franklin Institute Premium Award best paper, 1966; IEEE Wheeler Prize for Best Applications Paper, 1998; RCA Armstrong Medal 2017; 2017 IEEE AESS Outstanding Organizational Leadership Award. Fellow: IEEE, AIAA, & MSS. 4 books: Tracking, Phased Arrays & Radar. >10,000 attended courses in 26 countries. Banquet & keynote speaker 13 times. > 230 publications. > 100 invited. 6 papers in Books of Reprints. 9 patents.