Dr. Clency Lee-Yow graduated from Queen Mary College in London, UK with a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. He spent one year with the university as a research assistant before joining Com Dev International in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada where he worked as a senior engineer designing a variety of reflector antenna feeds for satellite communications. In 1994, he joined Custom Microwave Inc. (CMI) and took over as VP of operations. He became President of CMI in 1999 and has since transformed the company into a major supplier of high performance reflector antenna feeds for satellite communications. Since that time, CMI has supplied feeds for more than 210 satellites.
Title of the Talk Feeds for Satellite Reflector Antennas
The satellite industry has seen significant changes in recent years. The development of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) has meant a significant increase in the number of feeds deployed on each spacecraft. This in turn has forced feed manufacturer’s like CMI to significantly reduce size, mass, and production schedule while maintaining high performances. In addition, increased competition has put significant downward pressure on price. CMI has had to adapt very quickly to this environment. This presentation will provide a brief overview of CMI overall approach for feed design, manufacturing and test in this new environment.