Dr. Allen Katz has been a licensed Radio Amateur since 1956, most active in VHF and Microwave operation. One of his primary research interests has long been Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) propagation - the use of the Moon as a passive reflector for extended range microwave communications. His task as SETI League EME Chair is to help members use signals reflected off the lunar surface to validate and calibrate their SETI receiving systems.
Dr. Katz is a professor of Electrical Engineering at The College of New Jersey. He has more than 25 years of experience in the microwave and satellite industries. His work spans the frequency range from UHF through Ka-band and has involved both hybrid, MMIC and photonic circuits including the design of the first practical MMIC linearizer. He holds 14 patents and has written more than 50 technical publications.
Al is founder and President of Linearizer Technology, Inc. He received the ARRL Technical Merit Award in 1976, the John Chambers Award in 1982, an IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984, the GE ASD Technical Excellence Award in 1990, the IEEE Region I Achievement Award in 1992 and the Martin Marietta Astro Inventor of the year award in 1993. He is a Fellow of IEEE and its Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) Society and a member of the MTT Technical Program Committee. He is the 2002 recipient of the American Astronomical Society's Randolph Lovelace II Award. His citation reads: "This award recognizes your technical leadership and contribution to significantly increase satellite communications payload performance through the development of microwave linearizer technology."
Allen Katz is a SETI League Charter Member. Please feel free to visit his home page at The College of New Jersey, which includes a nice photo of Allen with his eighteen foot dish.
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