The 2017 Defence, Security & Space Forum


Speaker: Phil Lorch, Sales and Applications Manager, Radar/EW/Satellite Solutions, Keysight Technologies

Title: Space - the Final Frontier for Global Connectivity


Enabling the technologies behind “The Internet of Space”, Private Investment, “Moore’s Law”, Phased Array Antenna, Lower Launch Costs, Additive Manufacturing and Modular (Plug-and-Play) have all converged to drive rapid change in how space will be utilized.  The fundamental approach to developing the electronics components and systems utilized in the space infrastructure must also change in order to achieve the ambitious program goals. 

A key part of the solution involves moving from a product focused to a process focused development.  This seemingly simple shift in approach has been a success factor in many other technologies.  This presentation will discuss where test costs reside and how moving satellite builds from a single event towards a process focused enterprise on multiple satellites can realize time and money savings throughout the design, build and verification stages.


Phil Lorch is worldwide solutions manager for Radar, EW and Satellite solutions for Keysight Technologies in Santa Rosa, California. He is a veteran in the RF and microwave test and measurement field, and has worked for Hewlett-Packard Company, Agilent Technologies and now Keysight Technologies in many positions related to product, application and business development for RF and microwave network, spectrum and signal analyzers. He has authored a number of articles related to test and measurement of wireless communications systems and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an executive MBA from St. Mary’s College of California.



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