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Antennas for Enabling UAV Line-of-Sight C2 and Data

Wednesday, October 20th

Online 11 a.m. EST / 5 p.m. CET

Line-of-Sight Communications in a multi-domain environment poses unique challenges for antennas and the end-users. Competing requirements and operational needs drive design and product definitions.

Join our webinar on Wednesday October 20th 11am EST to learn from our industry experts Engineering Director, Doug LaFreniere and Product Director, David Popelka as they share Antenna challenges focused on operational requirements, enabling technologies and product solutions.

By attending this webinar, you can expect to come away with:

1. Understanding UAV/communication antenna requirements and capabilities.
2. What are the operational challenges and requirements for UAV/communication antennas.
3. Our view of the future of UAV/communication antennas and data link industry.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Operational requirements that drives design
  • Trade space for antenna systems
  • Developing the best operational solutions


  • Director of Product Management
  • Head of Research and Development
  • VP of Engineering
  • Director of Engineering
  • Design Engineers
  • Program Managers
  • Senior Management
  • Director of Business Development
  • Sales Director
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Sourcing Manager

Presented By


Doug LaFreniere

Director, Engineering Software and Defense Antennas

Doug LaFreniere is the Engineering Director for Software and Defense Antennas for Smiths Interconnect Inc. Doug has more than 30 years’ experience in the microwave and communications industries and has been with been with Smiths Interconnect Inc. for the last 20 years where he conceptualized and contributed to the development of multiple antennas, in addition to Data-link and SATCOM antenna systems. Doug holds several software certifications, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State University Northridge.


David Popelka

Director, Product Development

David Popelka is the Product Director for Smiths Interconnect Inc. David is responsible for the defense and commercial product lines, product strategy, along with product and technology roadmaps. David earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Bradley University and an MBA from Mercer University. He has over 25 years of industry experience in system level technology including product design, product management, global sales and market segment management.

Wednesday, October 20th

Online 11 a.m. EST / 5 p.m. CET

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