Recent News


WEO launched high-profile promotional and recruiting efforts

November 22, 2015

IEEE Antenna Magazine, IEEE Microwave Magazine, Microwaves&RF, beginning in December 2015.

After 8 years of maintaining a low profile and focusing on research, WEO is reasserting its technological leadership role in high-performance ultrawideband antennas and wide-scan phased arrays as a result of recent breakthroughs and solidification of patent portfolio.

WEO seeks joint ventures for GPS/GLONASS/Galileo antennas and handset antennas

July 27, 2006

WEO is vigorously seeking joint ventures to accelerate the following two products to the global wireless market: Universal GPS/GLONASS/Galileo Receiver Antenna and Multiband Multifunction Handset Antenna. These ventures will be primarily managed by WEOE (Wang Electro-Opto Enterprises), which is focused on the commercial market. Interested entities with appropriate financial/manufacturing capabilities for global competition are invited to contact Mr. Paul H. Butler, Director of Program Development, e-mail pbutler@weo.com, for details.

WEO presents papers on broadband body-worn antennas at 2006 IEEE AP-S Symposium

July 24, 2006

Wang Electro-Opto Corporation (WEO) presented papers at the 2006 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium in Albuquerque, NM, on July 12, 2006. The papers, entitled "Broadband Omnidirectional Helmet Antennas," and "A Multioctave Broadband Vest Antenna Based on SMM Antenna Technology," describe WEO's recent advances in broadband body-worn antenna technology. The research presented was partially supported by the U.S. Army CERDEC at Ft. Monmouth, NJ. The technologies developed are applicable to a number of military and commercial applications. The papers and presentations can be downloaded from the Publications section of our web site.

WEO presented at 2006 SBIR VC Fair

March 20, 2006

Dr. Johnson Wang, president of Wang Electro-Opto Corporation (WEO), presented at the 2006 SBIR VC Fair held in Boston, MA, on March 16-17, 2006. Boston is one of the few centers of high-tech investment sources. Companies at locations far away from such investment source centers competed vigorously for the opportunity for presentation. The event was organized by Innovation Development Institute (www.inknowvation.com). WEO (Wang) was among twenty five companies selected for full presentation, out of 70 companies from across the United States seeking equity financing. Each of the 70 applicant companies had been awarded one or more SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Phase-II contracts. In addition to PowerPoint presentations, each presenting company provided a two-page �nutshell� and a ten-page summary of its business plan. All the information is made available to VC (venture capital) and CVC (corporate venture capital) investors through Innovation Development Institute. Investor inquiries can be directly made to WEO. Please contact Dr. Johnson Wang by email at jjhwang@weo.com.

WEO selected to present at 2006 SBIR VC Fair

February 6, 2006

Wang Electro-Opto Corporation has been selected to make a presentation in the upcoming 2006 SBIR VC Fair, where VCs, interested major corporations, and SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research, funded by the U.S. government) companies seeking equity financing, joint ventures, etc. meet.

IWAT 2006 Paper to be presented

December 1, 2005

Wang Electro-Opto Corporation will present a paper in the 2006 IWAT (International Workshop on Antenna Technology) symposium, to be held March 6-8, 2006, in New York. The paper, entitled "Fundamental Bandwidth Limitation for Small Antennas on a Platform", calls attention to a fundamental issue of ignoring the "platform" on which an antenna as a rule is installed or measured. This problem is sometimes overlooked even by seasoned antenna engineers and systems engineers developing major wireless systems, and often results in failure of the entire RF connectivity. Such failures, sometimes with megabuck consequences, have caused many business managers to refer to the development of wireless systems as a "black hole".

The paper will be available for download from www.weo.com after the symposium.

WEO presented six papers in five international symposiums in 2005

August 30, 2005

The papers are available for download in the Publications section. These papers present WEO's state-of-the-art advances in fundamental antenna technology for broadbanding, size reduction, and platform conformability.

WEO Helmet Antenna was field tested successfully by the U.S. Army

March 10, 2005

The U.S. Army recently conducted both laboratory and field tests on WEO's helmet antenna. As a result of these successful tests, Army R&D personnel promoted the antenna to the Army at large at a recent conference at Ft. Dix. A portion of their presentation material is made available here with their permission.

WEO was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to develop helmet and vest antennas for future warfighters in a JTRS-intensive environment

January 11, 2005

WEO was competitively awarded this contract, which includes advanced product development and field tests on helmet antennas and vest antennas by the Army, from the U.S. Army CERDEC at Ft. Monmouth, NJ. For the helmet antenna, WEO was the only company selected. For the vest antenna, WEO is one of several companies selected. These antennas must be wearable and capable of providing stable and reliable RF connectivity regardless of the soldier's body movement and orientation. They must also be able to cover the extensive and ambitious broadband/multiband requirements dictated by the JTRS (Joint Tactical Radio System), which is the spine providing the future military's C4ISR (Communications, Command, Control, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) capabilities.

The JTRS program, which in essence started from the mid-1980s, has been historically severely challenged technically by its antenna requirements. The irreducible size and bandwidth limitation are fundamental technical barriers to future wireless systems, which are moving toward broader bandwidth, or equivalently higher speed. WEO feels both privileged and challenged to perform this extremely important and difficult but often overlooked and delayed task.