Arik Brown

Arik Brown

Northrop Grumman
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Region 2 (Eastern U.S.)

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Dr. Arik Brown worked at Northrop Grumman Corporation Mission Systems from 2000-2020,
Dr. Brown has been involved in radiator design, array pattern synthesis, system level analysis of
antenna architectures and system architecture design. He has worked on various airborne and
space platform programs. Dr. Brown taught several internal courses for the Antenna
Department's Antenna Fundamentals Class and an Antenna System's Design class. He also
taught an Introductory Electronically Steered Array class for potential and existing customers.
While at Northrop, Dr. Brown achieved the level of Technical Fellow working in roles as Chief
Engineer and Chief Architect for advanced sensor electronic payloads spanning Radar, SIGINT,
Comms, and Electronic Warfare.

Dr. Brown joined RADA USA in 2020 as the Senior Principal Radar Systems Architect. At RADA USA, he is responsible for the strategic application and new development of RADA’s advanced multi-mission systems for tactical applications involving Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS), Counter Rockets, Artillery and Mortars (C-RAM), Short Range Air Defense and Active Protection Systems. His oversight supports critical capability for the Maneuver Force and Critical Infrastructure Protection.

Over the course of 20+ years, Dr. Brown has been a driver for innovation. He is the recipient of
6 Trade Secret awards, 4 New Technology awards, 23 disclosures and the author of 7 external
publications. Additionally, he received the Northrop Grumman Award for Excellence and 3
Presidential Leadership Awards. For the Black Engineer of the Year Award conference (BEYA),
Dr. Brown has been the recipient of the following awards: Modern Day Technology Leader
(2008) and Professional Achievement in Industry (2019).

Dr. Brown’s expertise spans multiple domains including space, air, ground, and maritime. He
has lead technology projects spanning Space SIGINT, Airborne/Ground Based Radar, EW
systems, AESAs, mmW arrays, sensor fusion, AI/ML, and Information Operations. He is a world
class expert in phased array technology and is the author of two books: Electronically Steered
Arrays: MATLAB Modeling and Simulation (2012) and Active Electronically Scanned Arrays,
Fundamentals and Applications (2021).

Dr. Brown received a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in
Electrical Engineering, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the
University of Michigan. His Ph.D. focus was Computational Electromagnetics.

IEEE AESS Position History:
  • 2024-Present   Member Services Committee Member (Member Services Committee)
  • 2024-Present   Short Course Committee Member (Short Course Committee)
  • 2023-Present   Board of Governor Member-at-Large (BoG)
  • 2023-Present   Professional Networking & Mentoring Committee Chair (Member Services Committee)
  • 2023-Present   Professional Networking & Mentoring Committee Chair (Professional Networking & Mentoring Committee)
  • 2023-2023   Publications Committee Member (Publications Committee)
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