Welcome Messages

2016 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology
18 - 21 October 2016 Waltham, MA USA

Message from General Chair

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology. This event, which has been held six times over the past twenty years, represents the flagship venue for reporting state-of-the-art advances in phased array technology. The Conference Steering Committee has put together an excellent program, consisting of 150 papers from 25 countries.  The technical program begins on Tuesday afternoon with an outstanding group of invited Plenary Session speakers.  We are also offering a broad set of tutorials on Tuesday and Friday mornings, covering topics on:  Phased Arrays for MIMO Radar; Smart Antennas; Digitally-enabled T/R Module Design; Phased Array Measurements; SiGe Technology for Chip Scale Phased Arrays; Phased Arrays for Near-field Imaging; Microwave Array Beamforming: Analog, Digital, and Photonic; and Phased Arrays: Basics, Past Accomplishments, Amazing Breakthroughs, and Future Trends .  Students from area universities will participate in Students Day on Tuesday, which includes presentations by notable members of the phased array community from industry, government, and academia. Be sure to join us for the Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening, which is a great opportunity to catch up with acquaintances and make new contacts. The Banquet will be held on Wednesday evening, featuring a talk on Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy by Prof David Mindell of MIT.  As General Chair, I know that the success of the Symposium ultimately depends on the many people who have contributed their time and energy to the planning of the technical program and the supporting events. I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to the Steering Committee for their hard work and dedication, and to our sponsors and exhibitors for their generous support. We hope you enjoy this milestone event, and encourage you to take advantage of all it has to offer. I look forward to seeing you at the Symposium. Jeffrey Herd General Conference Chair

Message from the Technical Program Chair

Welcome to the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems & Technology, www.array2016.org, being held October 18-21, 2016 at the Westin-Waltham Hotel in Greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA. I urge you to attend and actively participate in the symposium. The symposium provides an overview of revolutionary developments in phased array theory, analysis, design, fabrication, and measurements highlighting existing and future applications.   The conference includes: Plenary, special, and regular sessions Exhibitions / poster presentations Tutorials This 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems & Technology is the 6th IEEE-sponsored international symposium devoted to phased array antenna systems and technology.  The first IEEE-sponsored symposium was held in Boston, Massachusetts in 1996.  The 2000 symposium was held in Dana Point, California.  The third, fourth, and fifth symposiums were held in Boston in 2003, 2010, and 2013 respectively.  The 2016 symposium will cover four days and include many tutorials and technical sessions including oral and poster paper presentations. I express my gratitude to the members of the Technical Program Committee and the members of the Symposium Steering Committee in producing a program that provides a wealth of technical information regarding the present and future trends of phased array antenna systems. Alan J. Fenn Technical Program Chair

Welcome Messages

2016 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology
18 - 21 October 2016 Waltham, MA USA

Message from General Chair

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology. This event, which has been held six times over the past twenty years, represents the flagship venue for reporting state-of-the-art advances in phased array technology. The Conference Steering Committee has put together an excellent program, consisting of 150 papers from 25 countries.  The technical program begins on Tuesday afternoon with an outstanding group of invited Plenary Session speakers.  We are also offering a broad set of tutorials on Tuesday and Friday mornings, covering topics on:  Phased Arrays for MIMO Radar; Smart Antennas; Digitally-enabled T/R Module Design; Phased Array Measurements; SiGe Technology for Chip Scale Phased Arrays; Phased Arrays for Near-field Imaging; Microwave Array Beamforming: Analog, Digital, and Photonic; and Phased Arrays: Basics, Past Accomplishments, Amazing Breakthroughs, and Future Trends .  Students from area universities will participate in Students Day on Tuesday, which includes presentations by notable members of the phased array community from industry, government, and academia. Be sure to join us for the Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening, which is a great opportunity to catch up with acquaintances and make new contacts. The Banquet will be held on Wednesday evening, featuring a talk on Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy by Prof David Mindell of MIT.  As General Chair, I know that the success of the Symposium ultimately depends on the many people who have contributed their time and energy to the planning of the technical program and the supporting events. I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to the Steering Committee for their hard work and dedication, and to our sponsors and exhibitors for their generous support. We hope you enjoy this milestone event, and encourage you to take advantage of all it has to offer. I look forward to seeing you at the Symposium. Jeffrey Herd General Conference Chair

Message from the Technical Program Chair

Welcome to the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems & Technology, www.array2016.org, being held October 18-21, 2016 at the Westin-Waltham Hotel in Greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA. I urge you to attend and actively participate in the symposium. The symposium provides an overview of revolutionary developments in phased array theory, analysis, design, fabrication, and measurements highlighting existing and future applications.   The conference includes: Plenary, special, and regular sessions Exhibitions / poster presentations Tutorials This 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems & Technology is the 6th IEEE-sponsored international symposium devoted to phased array antenna systems and technology.  The first IEEE-sponsored symposium was held in Boston, Massachusetts in 1996.  The 2000 symposium was held in Dana Point, California.  The third, fourth, and fifth symposiums were held in Boston in 2003, 2010, and 2013 respectively.  The 2016 symposium will cover four days and include many tutorials and technical sessions including oral and poster paper presentations. I express my gratitude to the members of the Technical Program Committee and the members of the Symposium Steering Committee in producing a program that provides a wealth of technical information regarding the present and future trends of phased array antenna systems. Alan J. Fenn Technical Program Chair