About Jeff Wells - President & CEO

Jeff Wells is the founder of NuWaves Engineering and has 33+ years of Defense Electronics experience with a focus on RF Systems & Subsystems, RF products, and innovative research. Mr. Wells is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where his emphasis was on Electronic Warfare (EW). He has held senior management and technical lead positions at Xetron (Northrop Grumman) and Nova Engineering (L-3 Communications). He is a graduate of the Dorrier Underwood’s Chief Executive Mastery and Advanced Mastery Programs. Even more, Jeff is a graduate of Aileron’s Course for Presidents. Further, he graduated from the PMI Leadership Institute and has achieved the prestigious Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification. Jeff holds an Electronics Technology degree from the University of the State of New York – (Regents College) and has attended numerous professional education courses such as Georgia Tech’s RF and Wireless Engineering courses. Jeff has authored 9 papers published in proceedings of major conferences such as IEEE Military Communications (MILCOM), Defense and Security Symposium, AeroSense, and the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE). Moreover, Jeff provides the leadership for implementing commercialization and marketing plans and has a proven track record of taking conceptual designs and prototype hardware to their true commercialization value. Jeff leads the organization’s Independent Research and Development (IRaD) projects.
19 10, 2016

How is the Electronic Components Market Volatility Impacting Manufacturers of Systems and Subsystems?

By |2020-01-22T14:26:18+00:00October 19th, 2016|Design Innovation|

In the past five years the Electronic Components market has shifted dramatically. The RF/Microwave semiconductor sector of this industry, in particular, has featured a spate of headline-grabbing mergers and acquisitions (e.g. Infineon’s purchase of Cree’s Wolfspeed Division, RF Micro Devices’ merger with TriQuint Semiconductor to form Qorvo, Analog Device’s acquisition of Hittite, etc.). Perhaps not [...]

7 09, 2016

Why Should I Consider Paying an Engineering Design Services Supplier to Help Define My Product Requirements?

By |2020-01-22T14:30:00+00:00September 7th, 2016|Design Innovation|

When customers call an engineering design services company to talk about designing a custom product there are some obvious first questions. What is it that you want designed, built, and tested? How much do you expect it to cost? When do you need it by? Let’s examine the first question in greater detail as it [...]

8 08, 2016

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of SDR Transceiver Chips in RF Communication System Designs?

By |2020-01-22T14:30:22+00:00August 8th, 2016|Design Innovation|

To say that Software Defined Radios (SDR) are ubiquitous in 2016 is an understatement. What once was limited primarily to the military radio market is now absolutely everywhere, from mobile phones, to Wi-Fi routers, to ham radio development boards, to extremely inexpensive (<$20) USB dongles for spectrum sensing. While Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices [...]

14 06, 2016

When is it Worth Paying NRE for an RF Electronics Design?

By |2020-01-22T14:34:56+00:00June 14th, 2016|Design Innovation|

No one wants to pay Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) to have a widget designed and developed. Let’s get that out of the way immediately. And who can blame you? With the global economy, and through the wonders of Internet marketplace giants such as Amazon and Alibaba, one can find a widget to do practically everything. But [...]

22 02, 2016

Blow the Competition away through Quick-Turn Mastery

By |2020-01-22T14:36:22+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Leadership Insight|

Over the last decade, military project development design cycles have decreased dramatically; from several years to multiple months. Even more, the competition for these design programs has increased leaving behind mediocre companies – the competition today is first-rate and the projects will only be awarded to the best-of-the-best organizations.  A success factor for high-performance companies [...]

22 02, 2016

What RF Power Amplifier do I use for L-Band Constant-Envelope Waveforms?

By |2020-01-22T14:36:33+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Product Development, RF Amplifier|

The Department of Defense RF Power Amplifier market has broad uses for a high-performance L-Band Power Amplifier. This includes the following high-tech applications: RF Communication Systems Electronic Warfare Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Broadband RF Telemetry Software Defined Radios Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) As an example, the NuPower 13G05A can be utilized to extend the range [...]