Invited Talks 5
Near-Field Test Challenges of High Frequency Digital Phased Array Antennas
- Doctor Daniël J Janse van Rensburg, (NSI-MI Technologies & Nearfield Systems Inc, USA)
Dr Daniel Janse van Rensburg - NSI-MI Technologies
Sr VP & CTO: Far-Field Systems and Products Business Unit
Daniel Janse van Rensburg manages the Far-field and Products Business Unit at NSI-MI Technologies. He is responsible for all far-field, compact range, radome, RCS and target simulation systems produced by NSI-MI. He was named to this position in November 2020 after a successful tenure as Sr VP of Instrumentation and Test Applications. Daniel brings over thirty years of experience in the RF test and measurement industry. During this time he conducted research and development of new test methodologies, worked as antenna and RCS test range operator, installed and commissioned test systems world-wide, managed test applications, led sales and marketing efforts and did domestic and international business development.
He is a graduate of the University of Pretoria, South Africa where he earned a PhD in Computational Electromagnetics. Starting his career in the world of computational methods, antenna placement and scattering analysis, he migrated to the measurement domain where he conducted research on compact range systems and microwave imaging techniques. He joined the Canadian Space Agency as Research Engineer in 1994 where he was immersed in near-field test technology in support of various space programs. He moved to COMDEV (now Honeywell) in Cambridge, ON, Canada in 1996 where he was responsible for production near-field testing on the first Iridium program. He joined NSI in 1998 as Applications Engineer and assumed the role of Sales Manager in 2006. Upon NSI merging with MI Technologies in 2016, he was named CTO of NSI-MI Technologies.
He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada and Fellow of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA). He was the recipient of the AMTA Distinguished Achievement Award in 2015 for his contributions to near-field technology. He remains actively involved in academia and was appointed Adjunct Professor in the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada in 2005 and continues to provide post graduate student supervision there. He is the author of more than 80 journal and conference papers; regularly contributes to industry courses on antenna test technology; and is co-author of the IET text: Theory & Practice of Modern Antenna Range Measurements.