Antenna Research is an economically disadvantaged, woman owned, privately held, small business.
- Logen Thiran, President & CEO
- Sandeep Palreddy, CTO/Engineering Lead
- Hans DeViso, Vice President Sales and Programs
- Jeff Smith, Director of Operations
- Dan Degutis, Product Management- Beltsville
- Sean Walsh, Product Management- Pembroke
Board of Directors
- Pradeep Wahi, Chairman
- Logen Thiran, President & CEO
- Anu Wahi
- Thomas Brandt Jr.
- Dr. Gary Salisbury (Ret. Brigadier General)
Former Board Members
- Scott Wieler
- John Seavey (Deceased)
- Lt. General Patrick O’Reilly
Antenna Research Associates
11850 Baltimore Ave, Suite H
Beltsville, MD 20705
Prior to joining the Board at ARA, Logen served as the President of DRS ICAS (Intelligence Communications, and Avionics Solutions), a wholly owned subsidiary of DRS Technologies, Inc. with operations in Buffalo, NY; Dayton, OH; Merrimack, NH; Horsham, PA; Herndon, VA; and Fort Walton Beach, FL.
Mr. Thiran’s background includes technical staff and senior management positions with Bell Labs in the area of signal analysis and communication systems. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Thiran founded, grew, and took organizations to acquisition by Fortune 500 companies.
Logen has also published several scholarly papers in various IEEE and other technical journals in the areas of Image Processing, Signal Processing, Microwave Circuit Design, and Communications.
North Carolina State University (MS/BS)
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business (MBA)
Mr. Pradeep Wahi is the Chairman of Antenna Research Associates, Inc., which he acquired in 1989 from its founder Doc Masters. He is the Chairman of PowerMax Global LLC, and he is also the Founding Member of Blu Venture Investors. Additionally, Mr. Wahi is a current and past Board Director of other privately held and Publicly Traded Companies, and an entrepreneur and Adviser for Cross-National Ventures.
Mr. Wahi has over 35 years in Technology Development and Management of Technology companies.
Indian Institute of Technology (BSEE)
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business (MBA)
Mrs. Anu V. Wahi is the Executive Vice President of Antenna Research Associates, and has been a Board Member and Advisor to the company since 1994. Until 2014, Mrs. Wahi was Executive Management at ARA specifically concerned with US DOD Business Development and Materials Management. Prior to joining ARA, Mrs. Wahi held Senior Management positions at First American Bank. Mrs. Wahi is also a Board Member of the non-profit Muse District which focuses on promoting inter-cultural dialogue through artistic expression.
University of Maryland (BS Economics)
Mr. Thomas M. Brandt, Jr. has served on the Board of Directors of Antenna Research Associates since 1989. He was a Board Member and CFO of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSYS), where he was an officer from 1997 until its sale in 2016. He is currently a Board member of Osiris Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OSIR), and has served on other public company boards. He has been the CFO or Controller of several other corporations, including a Fortune 500 New York Stock Exchange Company, and is currently vice chair of the YMCA in Central Maryland. Mr. Brandt began his career with Price Waterhouse, where he worked for 12 years.
Duke University (BA)
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business (MBA)
Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)
Dr. Salisbury is CEO of Innovative Solutions 21, a technology advisory and consulting company with customers in the corporate and Defense industry. Dr. Salisbury retired in 2014 from Northrop Grumman Corporation as the Sector Vice President of Business Development for the Information Systems Sector. He led efforts in identifying, shaping, and acquisition of new business, domestic and international. He was instrumental in determining where to invest in technology vital to the success of the $7B sector. Earlier, he was General Manager of a $110M business unit supporting the intelligence community.
Dr. Salisbury retired from the United States Air Force as a Brigadier General. His experience includes Command of a $300M Wing responsible for developing and deploying technology and Director of an Organization responsible for developing and fielding new C2 and Intelligence capabilities.
He has experience in private equity, new business startup, program management, business turn around, program management and acquisition.
He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University, Washington D.C., a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and executive development training from Syracuse University & Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and Harvard Business School.
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At Antenna Research , we design, develop, and manufacture Antennas and RF Systems for both military and civilian applications. ARA supplies antennas for Communication Networks, RF Surveillance, RF Jamming, Public Safety Networks, and Civilian markets.
ARA products cover all of the commercial and military frequency bands from 10 Hz to 80 GHz.
Antennas optimized for specific bands, as well as multi-octave antenna systems are available for fixed, mobile, and tactical applications. ARA supplies unique antenna systems in both High Volume quantities and smaller order quantities. We have supplied tens of thousands of antennas for over 50 years.
At ARA we are best known for our commitment to quality products that serve both civilian customers and save military lives. All ARA facilities maintain rigorous Quality Management Systems (QMS) based upon ISO 9001:2008.
ARA’s engineering and manufacturing operations include two facilities in Beltsville, Maryland and a facility that includes a Long Range Antenna Testing field in Pembroke, Massachusetts. All of our facilities are DoD compliant.
Our newest facility in Beltsville, MD, was inaugurated in 2009 by the Lt. Governor of Maryland. It has been recognized an excellent manufacturing facility by the Office of the County Executive.
Corporate Offices and Manufacturing Facility, Beltsville, MD
Manufacturing Facility, Beltsville, MD
Pembroke, MA facility
ARA Exhibits at CommunicAsia 2015
March 2, 2015
Antenna Research Associates will be in Singapore to present SATCOM Solutions at the annual CommunicAsia conference from June 2-5, 2015. Visit us at Booth #1N1-02! Read More
ARA Hosts 8(a) Exporting Discussion in Beltsville, MD
January 1, 2015
Congressman Steny Hoyer and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet led the conversation.
BELTSVILLE—On January 15, 2015, Congressman Steny Hoyer and Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet visited Antenna Research Associates, a manufacturer of RF solutions and Antenna based systems headquartered in Beltsville, MD.
The visit included a tour of ARA’s facilities, after which Hoyer and Contreras gave a seminar on Exporting for local 8(a) companies. The talk focused on resources available from SBA to aid with exporting. These resources include market research, loans, and advice. Many companies are not aware that this help is available to them. Read More
ARA announces participation as the 51st AOC International Symposium
September 1, 2014
Antenna Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) will participate as an exhibitor at the upcoming 51st Association of Old Crows (AOC) International Symposium and Convention at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel from October 7th through 9th, 2014. Meet us at booth #805.
Logen Thiran Joins ARA as President and Chief Executive Officer
August 12, 2014
BELTSVILLE, Md.–ARA, Inc. has named Logen Thiran President and Chief Executive Officer effective August 4. Former CEO Mr. Pradeep Wahi will remain the Chairman of the Board while Logen Thiran will assume the President and Chief Executive Officer role.
Thiran brings a broad range of technical, management and customer engagement experience in the federal government as well as the commercial and international sectors.
ARA offers careers in RF & microwave design and mechanical design in both our Beltsville, MD and Pembroke, MA facilities. Additionally, various administrative, program management, and technical sales positions are reviewed for both locations as needed. Our open positions are listed below. If interested, apply through the job listing link. We look forward to having you join our team!
Pembroke, Massachusetts Office
Design new antenna products and accessories. Prepare engineering sketches for construction of prototypes. Perform structural analysis of simple designs. Assemble prototypes and test mechanically. Write technical and cost proposals. Create Test Requirements, ATP, and Manuals. Provide customer contact and Program Management. Act as Lead engineer on major projects. Support manufacture of production antennas. Design for manufacture.
The Production Supervisor provides work direction and leadership to production employees within the guidelines of standard work rules and employment policies. Monitors all stages of the production process and ensures accurate fulfillment of customer orders through appropriate production scheduling. Holds self and others accountable for promoting safety rules and regulations, and acts in accordance with the requirements for efficiency, safety, and quality.
Performs all Range Technician’s duties. Plans sequence of testing for equipment according to blueprints, schematics, technical manuals, and other specifications. Confers with engineers, supervisor, and other technical workers to assist with equipment test and repair techniques. Analyzes and converts test data, using mathematical formulas, and reports results and proposed modifications. Sets up test equipment and conducts tests on performance and reliability of mechanical, structural, or electromechanical equipment. Analyze and interpret test information to resolve design-related problems. Any other duties deemed necessary by management.
Assemble machined parts with the required hardware, calibrate the test set-up to make measurements based on test plan and create test reports.
Beltsville, Maryland Office
Assembles systems and support structures, and installs components, units, and printed circuit boards, following specifications and using hand tools and power tools.
Load and operate CNC milling machine and lathe.
Design, develop, test components and/or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.
Design new antenna products and accessories. Prepare engineering sketches for construction of prototypes. Assemble prototypes and test mechanically. Support proposal through technical design. Create Test Requirements, ATP, Manuals. Support manufacture of production antennas.