Bernard Rees

Radar Systems


Bernard Rees is a native of the United Kingdom where he earned an undergraduate degree in EE in 1966 and was with the Marconi Company’s Avionics Division before immigrating to the US in 1970.  In the US, he has worked in various engineering companies in the areas of radar engineering, ASW and automatic test systems.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering in 1975 from California State University, Northridge, and has pursued further graduate studies at the University of Southern California, specializing in estimation theory.

Mr. Rees has over 40 years of experience in the aerospace industry, of which 35 years have been in radar development. His radar positions include Director of Advanced Programs, Technology Service Corporation; Manager of Advanced Technology, ITT Gilfillan Division; Principal Analyst at Xontech Special Studies Division; Vice-President of Technical Operations at Swerling, Manasse and Smith and Principal Staff Engineer, Hughes Aircraft Company.  He also worked in the R&D group at Lockheed California Company as a Senior Analyst developing advanced acoustic ASW signal processing algorithms.

Bernard Rees has worked mostly in developing concepts and prototypes for advanced radar systems on land, ship, UAV and manned aircraft platforms, including several active array antenna radars in various RF bands.  In the UAV arena, he has been involved with both airborne and ground based Sense and Avoid (SAA) radar technologies and SAA operational evaluations.  He has worked with many US government agencies and US companies and several international companies and governments.  He has also been a member government/industry panels and committees on stealth vehicle testing, radar spectrum management, and low-observable modeling and simulation.

Mr. Rees specializes in systems engineering and modeling and simulation of complex sensor systems.  He has developed simulation models for UAV airborne SAA radar evaluations, and several simulations for ATC primary and secondary radars and multilateration systems.  He developed a deliverable simulation for many-on-many modeling of advanced ground-based integrated air defense systems (IADS) threats.  Other simulations have included specialized models for evaluating helicopter radar detectability and deliverable models for evaluating wind turbine radar interference on air traffic control radars.

Mr. Rees has holds three patents in multilateration used for air traffic control.  He was a member, of the AFOTEC Independent B-2 Advisory Group, and has chaired a MORS Air Defense Modeling and Simulation Workshop Working Group.