WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND ANTENNA TECHNOLOGIES
One Day International Workshop on Recent Advances in Wireless Communications and Antenna Technologies for space, Air and Ground Applications
Dr. Sudhakar Rao is the president & CEO of RaoS Consultants LLC providing technical consultancy to several companies. Over the past 47 years of his professional career, he worked at Northrop Grumman Space Systems (2010-2022). Lockheed Martin (2003-2010), Boeing Satellite Systems (1996-2003), Spar Aero- space Ltd, Montreal (1983-1996), University of Manitoba (1982-1983), University of Trondheim, Norway (1981-1982), LRDE, Bangalore (1980-1981), IIT Madras (1977-1979) and ECIL, Hyder- abad (1976-1977). He developed and successfully implemented antenna payloads for 90 different satellites and 10 aircraft, ve- hicular and ground communications programs. Dr. Rao’s work on complex satellite antenna patterns was adopted by the In- ternational Telecommunication Union (ITU)/CCIR in 1992 as the world-wide standard for satellite manufacturers and operators. He authored over 230 technical papers and was awarded with 57patents (51 US &6European) and 5 trade secrets.
Dr. Rao is an IEEE Life Fellow, a Fellow of IETE, and a Life Fellow of WAMSS. He received several awards from IEEE, Boeing’s, Lock- heed Martin’s, IEEE Region 6 Outstanding Engineer Award forand the 2017 Northrop Grumman’s President Award. He re- ceived Distinguished Alumni Professional Achievement Award from his alma mater NIT Warangal in 2016. IETE’s Prof. S.N. Mitra Memorial Award, and IETE’s Biman Behari Sen Memorial Award. Dr. Rao served as the IEEE APS DL and AdCom member. He was the founder and Chair for the IEEE APS “Industry Initiatives Com mittee”, served as IEEE APS Fellow Evaluation Committee member, founder and Editor of the IEEE Antennas & Propaga tion Magazine’s “Antenna Applications Comer”. Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, and Associate Editor of IEEE AWPL He is the founding EC member of the WAMS series of conferences in India. He instituted IETE – Dr. Sudhakar Rao Award in 2020 to recognize and honor outstand ing antenna engineers