About

Radio Waves: Who we are

Radio Waves, a Smiths Microwave company, offers a diverse product range of high-quality microwave antennas from 1.3 GHz to 86 GHz for Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint applications supporting all unlicensed and licensed band requirements. Applications include telecommunications backhaul, WiMAX broadband wireless bands, ISM, LMDS, broadcast, enterprise applications. Radio Waves is known globally for their high performance, reliable construction and design and flexible delivery capabilities.

History

Founded in the early 1980s, Radio Waves, Inc. has grown from specialized beginnings to become a major leading international provider of antennas for various microwave and broadband wireless applications. Initially, Radio Waves focused on multi-element phased antenna systems and components for low frequency communications. Then Radio Waves started developing special purpose antennas primarily for the portable and fixed broadcast and millimeter wave markets. The success of Radio Waves innovative design in these markets lead to Radio Waves growth into what is now one of the leading microwave antenna manufacturers in the world.

Radio Waves is headquartered in Billerica MA, 35 miles Northwest of Boston. Radio Waves supports a wide range of design, engineering, and production activities in a modern environment at our "Antenna Design Center of Excellence." Radio Waves has developed a number of "firsts" in the microwave antenna industry, including the first integrated "slip-fit" microwave antenna design and the first LMDS hub antenna to meet stringent CS2 requirements. Radio Waves specializes in designs that maximize system performance. The company’s test and manufacturing equipment supports product development activity through 110 GHz, including a 900-ft antenna test field. Radio Waves is the world leader in commercial millimeter wave antennas for applications such as 60 and 80 GHz e band, PTMP (point-to-multipoint) and small cell backhaul.

Certifications

Radio Waves has received the following certifications:

ISO 9001 Certificate

ISO 14001 Certificate

Occupational Health and Safety - 18001 Certificate

Leadership Team

Navi Miglani, Product Line Director and Site Manager
Navi is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of Radio Waves. He brings extensive Wireless and RF communications industry experience to Radio Waves. He has held senior product management and program level positions within global corporations and was most recently at ANADIGICS INC. where he was Director of Product Management in their Wireless Mobile Power Amplifier Business Unit. Prior to that, Navi held senior level positions at Bitwave, a start-up focused on reconfigurable radios, RF Micro Devices, a global leader in RF Power Amplifiers and SyChip Inc. a start-up focused on wireless modules for consumer and enterprise applications. Navi holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Birmingham University in the United Kingdom.

Patrick O’Donnell, Controller
Pat joined Radio Waves in 1998 as Controller. Pat has over 20 years of financial and system experience in several manufacturing companies. Prior to joining Radio Waves, Pat was a Controller at Microwave Radio and Data Electronics. Pat has an M.B.A. and B.S. in Accounting from Bentley College.

About Smiths Microwave

Smiths Microwave is a leading provider of components, sub-assemblies, antennas and systems solutions, primarily for defense and aerospace applications, and solutions that test, filter and process high-frequency signals for wireless telecommunication networks. As a family of brands, Kaelus, Radio Waves, TECOM, TRAK, LORCH, TRAK Limited, Millitech, EMC Technology and Florida RF Labs provide exacting solutions for antenna systems for the military and commercial aerospace, transceivers, frequency sources, timing systems, component applications, and a wide range of innovative RF and Microwave solutions for the wireless telecommunications sector. Alongside Smiths Connectors and Smiths Power, Smiths Microwave is part of the Smiths Interconnect division of Smiths Group www.smiths.com, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.