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Photonics Division

Precision’s Integrated Photonics team has core competencies in software systems, cellular/multi-band radio and antenna development, signal processing, and photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design.

We are developing systems that offer an alternative to the conventional wireless hardware deployment paradigm.

Our technology uses optical devices to enable the placement of all radio components at a centralized hub, which results in a radio access network (RAN) capable of servicing a multitude of passive remote antennas.

Our software expertise combined with state of the art devices designed in-house allow for radios to be placed closely to the edge of the network in order to meet the demands of network agility. Our system deployment consists of a coordinated, remotely manageable, and easily serviceable architecture.

As a system solution, it offers scalability not only in terms of customer growth, but also flexibility in core radio technologies. Our system products are especially poised to tackle the challenges of high throughput access for internet service providers. With support for waveform-agnostic deployment, our technology is critical to future embodiments of 5G converged wireless access networks.

Bryce Tennant

Bryce Tennant

Bryce Tennant, CTO, Precision holds his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering / Signal Processing from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has over 20 years of industry experience in software design, digital signal processing, real-time embedded development, fiber optic communications, HF/VHF/UHF radio communications, and audio/acoustics. Prior to joining Precision Optical Transceivers, Bryce was a Senior Principal Engineer and the DSP/Audio Architect with Harris Corporation. He holds 8 patents and 2 papers in various fields of signal processing and communications. His current academic and industrial interests center around Silicon Photonic systems and solutions, primarily with a focus on the manufacturing challenges of medium to high volume applications.

Tom Benedett

Thomas Benedett

Thomas Benedett, Director of Engineering, holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has over 30 years’ experience in systems engineering and leading engineering teams through product development from conception to delivery in a variety of disciplines including Satellite Systems, Sensors and Controls, Xerography, real-time embedded software development and RF communications. Prior to joining PrecisionOT, Thomas was a Senior Principal Engineer and Engineering Manager with Harris Corporation. He has also held senior engineering and/or engineering management positions at Xerox, Bosch Security Systems, and Raytheon, and has served on several standards committees. In his current role he is leading product development for both the commercial and government sectors through a combination of strategic partnerships and in-house engineering.

Brent Josefiak

Brent Josefiak

Brent Josefiak, Principal Signal Processing Engineer, received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He has 13 years of industry experience in embedded real-time systems, RF control, signal processing, and software defined radios.  Prior to joining Precision Optical Transceivers, Brent was a Principal Engineer in the Advanced Development group of Harris Corporation.   Brent has two U.S. patents relating to radio configuration and control.  His current research areas include waveform design for congested electromagnetic environments and SDR architecture.

Barrett Bartell

Barrett Bartell

Barrett Bartell leads RF design at Precision Integrated Photonics. After graduating with a B.S. degree in Physics from the University of California, San Diego, his career has spanned the fields of Airport Security, Bio-technology, High-Power RF, and High-Speed Digital and Wireless Communications, designing products from HF to E-band. Barrett holds a patent for a microwave bio-sensor, and continues to develop devices and systems that bring cutting-edge technology to market.

David Calhoun

David Calhoun

David Calhoun, Principal Systems Engineer, received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University (New York, NY). Prior to both joining Precision Optical Transceivers and his graduate work, he received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ). David’s experience includes system design and implementation of high performance embedded architectures supplemented by integrated silicon photonic devices. He has held R&D positions supported by the Department of Defense, The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), Columbia University, The University of Delaware, and several industry partners focused on extreme-scale computing. David’s current interests include design and manufacturing of photonics-assisted systems in 5G networks.

Donald Adams

Donald Adams

Donald Adams, Principle Silicon Photonic Designer, received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.  He has over 10 years experience in integrated photonics, specializing in modulator design, filter design, and photonic signal processing.  Prior to joining Precision Optical Transceivers, Donald was a Silicon Photonic Design Engineer with Cisco Systems Inc.  He holds 2 patents and 7 papers in integrated photonics.  His current interests include Silicon photonic fabrication methods, and photonic-electronic interfacing techniques for improved sub-system performance.