Spencer L. Webb, President, AntennaSys, Inc.
Trained in electrical engineering at MIT (1979-1983), Spencer Webb spent eight years as an analog circuit design engineer prior to finding and focusing on his passion: antennas.
Mr. Webb began his antenna consulting business circa 1991. Early projects included working on low-earth-orbit satellite ground-station communications antennas for some of the first email-over-satellite projects to handle urgent medical communications. He was able to successfully triple the data throughput of stations that were located in Africa by improving the antennas.
His work in the area of covert electronics for the law-enforcement and intelligence fields began in 1994, when Mr. Webb became the Senior Antenna Engineer for Dynatech Tactical Communications in Hudson, New Hampshire. For the next six years, Mr. Webb developed a reputation for innovative and extremely efficient antenna designs for audio transmitters, video transmitters, beacons and tracking systems.
In 2000, Mr. Webb left DTC and started AntennaSys, Inc., with DTC as one of the first new clients. Since that launch, he has continued to design antennas for satellite communications, GPS, law enforcement surveillance applications, wireless video and tracking.
Mr. Webb is retained as an antenna consultant for numerous product development companies incorporating embedded antennas in their products.
Mr. Webb is a respected trainer for the U.S. Military in the area of improvised antennas, SATCOM and RF propagation. (See TACOPANTS).
As part of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, Mr. Webb helped to design a 40-pound satellite ground station which replaced a 400-pound suite of equipment. This man-packable system has reached Phase Three of the SBIR program, and numerous systems have been sold to the U.S. Military.
Mr. Webb is a named inventor on over seventeen U.S. patents, and multiple international patents.
When not designing, prototyping and consulting on antennas, Mr. Webb is a dedicated husband and father to two kids who think that every home’s garage is meant to house a complete machine shop. An Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator, callsign W2SW (formerly KW2S, WA2BSR, WN2BSR, and “Hey, Kid!”), he's been licensed since 1977. He is an avid photographer, competitive shooter, private pilot (PP-SEL, Glider, Instrument Airplane), and 3rd-degree Black Belt and Instructor in Taekwondo (USTIU, WTF, Kukkiwon).
Mark R. DeLuca, Principal Antenna Engineer / Program Manager
As a senior design engineer, Mark is responsible for supporting new product capture and design efforts. He works with the company’s president on the overall technology strategy tapping into his experience in large system and array architectures. He has designed over 50 array and standalone radiators, array diagnostic and calibration systems, developed antenna system requirements, and has an extensive microwave metrology background.
Mark’s main area of interest involves working dynamically with a customer to start with overall system needs and bringing a solution into reality. This typically involves the use of AntennaSys' electromagnetic field simulation tools, homegrown analysis scripts, and of course rapid prototyping and test.
Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Merrimack College and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mark is a named inventor on 3 patents (but is working on catching up to Spencer’s 17).
Outside of AntennaSys Mark moonlights for a taxi service named "Fatherhood", where he shuttles his two terrific children from event to event. They share his love of running, golfing, the great outdoors, and a certain Border-Collie Lab mix named Bailey!