Dr. David C. Jenn
Professor, Naval Postgraduate School
PhD, University of Southern California

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Mailing address:

    833 Dyer Road, Room 437

    Monterey, CA 93943

    Phone: 831 656-2254

    Fax: 831 656-2760



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Faculty Director of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering's Microwave & Antenna Laboratory

Short courses are available on demand in the areas of

  • Radar Cross Section and Stealth Technology
  • Radar Systems
  • Antennas and Propagation

Much of the material here, including the software, is also available at www.dcjenn.com (a non-US government web site).  For a short curriculum vitae see here.


Author of the book:

Radar and Laser Cross Section Engineering (Third edition)



AIAA Education Series, 2019 (third edition), 2005 (second edition), 1995 (first edition)

(Call 1-800-682-AIAA for information)


Errata sheet for the third edition in PDF format is here (updated 11/2023).

Final errata sheet for the second edition in PDF format is here (updated 10/2020).

Free Matlab software! (Zipped files using WinZip)

  • 2D planar phased array antenna pattern calculations, ARRAY2D (version 3.3)

Array2d displays

  • Radar detection range and jamming calculations, RADJAM (version 2.2.1)
  • Bistatic radar system analysis program Bidarsa (version 1.2)
  • Radar cross section calculations using the physical optics approximation, POFACETS (version 4.5)

Pofacets displays

Electronic Warfare Certificate Program  (592 Curriculum)

  • Non-resident students accepted
  • Distance learning program
  • Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering,  MEng (EE)
  • Certificates awarded: EW Engineer, Journeyman EW Engineer, Senior EW Engineer
  • Program brochure 
  • ECE certificate form 

Miscellaneous Materials (as of 2013 all course materials have been moved to Sakai)


Some Ongoing Thesis Topics

  • Wirelessly networked digital antennas
  • General study of antenna performance on unmanned air vehicles (UAVs)
  • Specular radar absorbing material (RAM) design
  • Radar cross section (RCS) code development
  • Phased array mutual coupling compensation techniques
  • Array antenna software development
  • Microwave powered micro-air vehicle (MAVs)
  • Antennas for land mine detection radars
  • Direction finding (DF) antenna development
  • Radar cross section of tunnel and cave openings
  • Urban and indoor propagation study for wireless and UAV applications
  • Random arrays for bistatic hitchhiker radars

    Descriptions of some of the topics are available in PDF format here.

Research Areas

  • Micro-Air Vehicles (MAVs) Powered by Microwaves Transmitted From a Ground Station

CNN interview on wireless power transmission

  • Digital Antennas Using Commercially Available Wireless Base Station Chips

Digital antenna array

  • Modeling And Simulation of Aerodynamic Radomes

HARM radome testing

  • Urban Propagation and Calculation of Building Wall Losses

building wall loss measurement

  • Direction Finding Arrays

direction finding array

  • Radar Cross Section Analysis and Prediction

RCS model of F-18

  • Radar System Simulation and Imaging

stepped frequency radar image

  • Urban and Indoor Propagation Modeling

NYC simulation model and signal contours

  • Digital Receive Tracking Array

Digital tracking array in the NPS anechoic chamber