About Jarred Lawler

Jarred Lawler is responsible for creating the basis for future company growth by capturing and executing on NuWaves’ standard product lines. Jarred oversees independent research and development (IRaD) projects for new product developments, establishes and manages key customer relationships, and works closely with the CEO/President to provide strategic direction and tactical oversight for all activities within the Product Solutions domain. Jarred has held several positions at NuWaves, including Director of RF Systems, Deputy Director of Range Systems, Project Manager, and has been the Senior RF Design Engineer on a number of high-impact, high-technology military electronics programs. Jarred attended the Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. In 2012, he received NuWaves’ President’s Award. Prior to joining NuWaves, he served as a simulator/simulation validation engineer for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), where he managed several efforts supporting the Air Force training community. After leaving Government service, he designed and improved software simulations of radar systems as a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.
27 12, 2018

Countering Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)

By |2020-01-22T13:56:58+00:00December 27th, 2018|Product Development|

Once relegated to the skilled thumbs of a hobbyist or teenager with a Styrofoam toy airplane in the backyard, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) have become accessible to a much broader audience. With the advent of brushless electric motors and high energy density lithium batteries, the consumer sUAS market has experienced unprecedented growth. Advances in [...]

14 12, 2018

Why is RF Filtering so Important?

By |2020-01-22T13:58:07+00:00December 14th, 2018|Design Innovation, RF Filters|

Why is RF filtering so important? Simply put, filters reduce the interference in the environment that affects the performance of the communication system, and reduce the interference caused by the communication system. The lack of RF filtering can affect the performance of the UAS in a number of ways: Communication range is reduced due to [...]

6 06, 2018

How to Choose the Best RF Filter for Your Application

By |2020-01-22T14:03:40+00:00June 6th, 2018|Product Development, RF Filters|

When choosing an RF filter for your communications system, test and measurement setup, or RF module design, there are numerous options available. The best option depends on your specific application. Below are some key parameters that will guide your decision:   The frequency range(s) that shall pass through the filter (i.e., the passband) The frequency [...]

7 12, 2017

MILSPEC Product Qualification

By |2020-01-22T14:14:09+00:00December 7th, 2017|Product Development|

Our standard products are designed to MILSPEC product qualification and to work in a myriad of applications, including ground, surface, and airborne systems. The standard environmental specifications for our products include a wide temperature range (-40°C to 85°C), operation to 30,000 feet altitude, humidity up to 95% noncondensing, and a vibration profile of 0.04 g2/Hz [...]

4 10, 2017

When does a system requires a heat sink?

By |2020-01-22T14:14:44+00:00October 4th, 2017|Product Development|

A very important consideration when operating a power amplifier is its ability to remove the heat generated by the device. Power transistors, like all semiconductors, must remain below their maximum permitted junction temperature. If too much power is dissipated through the transistor, the junction temperature will increase and the component will become damaged. Even if [...]

9 11, 2016

A Message to Co-Op Seekers and New Graduates

By |2020-01-22T14:26:08+00:00November 9th, 2016|Leadership Insight|

I recently had the pleasure of attending the engineering career fair at my alma mater as one of several co-op seekers in the building. It was great to be back to the place where I earned by BSEE degree, and to see how much had changed, and how much had stayed the same. The venue [...]

19 09, 2016

Achieving a Quick-Turn Business System for Product Sales

By |2020-01-22T14:29:50+00:00September 19th, 2016|Product Development|

What does it take to compete in the defense electronics industry? Time. More precisely stated, it is the lack of time.  One of the most important success factors for product sales in today’s market is the speed at which a company can deliver product to the customer. The market does not tolerate long lead times [...]

10 08, 2016

Don’t forget about RF Filtering your UAS Communication Systems!

By |2020-01-22T14:30:12+00:00August 10th, 2016|Product Development, RF Filters|

One of the most commonly overlooked building blocks of a UAS communication system is RF filtering. Whether your system is for command and control or streaming sensor data such as live video, proper filtering can be the key element in achieving the communications range or data throughput desired. Unfortunately, it is often not realized that [...]

27 06, 2016

Faster Time-to-Market Through Automated Test Equipment (ATE)

By |2020-01-22T14:34:46+00:00June 27th, 2016|Product Development, Testing|

Product testing can consume an inordinate amount of time and resources, slowing the time to market. Traditional technician-on-the-bench testing can take up to two weeks to fully characterize a product such as an RF power amplifier (PA). It’s a long, tedious, and repetitive process. It’s costly as well – the cost of manpower and the [...]

16 05, 2016

Will an RF Preselector Improve the Performance of My System?

By |2020-01-22T14:35:17+00:00May 16th, 2016|Product Development, RF Filters, RF Front End|

An RF Preselector (a.k.a an RF Tuner or “front-end”) is used to prevent out-of-band signals from entering the radio receiver. In a super-heterodyne type of receiver, front-end filtering is essential to prevent unwanted signals from degrading the performance of the receiver. Without filtering, the frequency conversion stage(s) of the receiver will convert all signals received [...]