Applied Radar contains a dedicated team of engineering professionals skilled in developing RF systems for defense and commercial applications. The team is led by Dr. William H. Weedon, who founded Applied Radar back in 1996. Additional team members are skilled in various engineering disciplines including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software, administration, and defense security. Our strength is in the design of RF systems, embedded high-speed digital design, and real-time software/firmware, which requires a unique set of skills that are highly valued in the marketplace.
Dr. William H. Weedon
Dr. William H. Weedon founded Applied Radar, Inc in 1996 and for which he is currently the President/CEO. The company was originally started as a consulting company, but has grown significantly with the help of over 30 DoD SBIR contracts and other DoD and commercial work to over $6.0M annual revenues and 30 employees prior to downsizing with the downturn in the defense industry. Applied Radar specializes in the development of advanced radar systems, primarily for DoD customers such as the US Air Force, the US Army, US Navy, DARPA, SOCOM and MDA.
As CEO of Applied Radar, Inc., Dr. Weedon has served as Principal Investigator on numerous DoD research and development contracts in areas covering antenna design and modeling, RF transceiver development at X-band, Ku-band and W-band, high-speed real-time digital processing hardware, and radar and electronic system development. His work also includes radar and EW signal processing and communication system development. This has resulted in numerous publications, technical reports and several US patent applications.
Dr. Weedon received a BSEE degree in Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) in 1989 and MSEE in 1990 from Northeastern University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1994 under the direction of Prof. Weng Cho Chew. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Eta Kappa Nu honor societies, is formerly Co-Chairman (1999-2003) of the Boston section of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, and is a member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques society. He is the Conference Vice-Chair of the 2016 and 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology, held in Waltham, MA, and Sponsorship Chair of the IEEE Radar Conference, to be held in Boston, MA in April, 2019. He received the IEEE-USA Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement in 2013.
Dr. Weedon is also a commercial multi-engine pilot with airplane instrument rating, and over 2000 hours in his owned C421 and BE-55 aircraft. He also owns a Pitts S1 single-engine aircraft.