Alfred R. Lopez is an IEEE Life Fellow; He became a Fellow
in 1983 with the citation: For contributions to the design and application of
electronically scanned antennas. He started his career at Wheeler
Laboratories, Great Neck, NY, in 1958 and continued as part of this group
until his retirement in 2010. At that time the Wheeler Lab group was part of
BAE Systems in
In the 1960s he worked on the design of antennas for the
NIKE anti-ballistic radar systems. In the 1970s and 1980s he was very much
involved in the definition, design, development, implementation and
certification of the Microwave Landing System. In the 1990s he worked on the
design of base-stations antennas for cellular telephones. In the late 1990s and
up to his retirement in 2010, he worked on the design of antennas for a GPS
aircraft landing system. He developed the ARL-1900 antenna that turned out to
be a critical element for the FAA approved system now operating at the
He has published significantly in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Transactions and Magazine. In recent years he has concentrate on passing on to the next generation, some of the teachings of Harold A. Wheeler regarding electrically small antennas and impedance matching. On his web site, www.arlassociates.net he provides access to some of Wheeler’s work and some of the work of two of his colleagues at Wheeler Labs.
He is listed as an inventor in 53 U.S. Patents.
He is a past chairman of the IEEE Long Island Section Awards Committee and was an active member of this committee for more than 25 years.