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Jeffery A. Kruth

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Program/Dept: Department of Physics, Earth Science and Space Systems Engineering
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: B.S.


Jeff Kruth is the Morehead State University Radio Frequency (RF) and Electrical Engineer. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and completed coursework for a master's degree in electrophysics at George Washington University. Kruth has more than 30 years experience in defense electronics research. He has held top secret clearance and worked on a wide array of projects in microwave and RF electronics, radar systems, radio astronomy instrumentation, satellite Earth station systems and a variety of other technologies. He is the owner of a sole proprietorship firm called Kruth-Microwave Electronics Company (K-MEC), founded in 1986, whose main business areas are RF and microwave consulting and applied research and development programs for various Department of Defense components, contractors and commercial firms. 

At the Space Science Center, Kruth designs, builds and tests all RF, IF and back-end systems associated with the 21-Meter Space Tracking Antenna. These include hydrogen line receivers (L-Band), S-Band systems and higher frequency regime systems including C-Band, X-Band and Ku-Band systems. He also leads design efforts for microsatellite systems (primarily telecommunications systems) designed, built and operated by the center. These include: KySat-1, the Cosmic X-Ray Background Nanosatellite, RAMPARTS, TechSat-1, Eagle-1 and others. 

Contact Info:

Space Science Center 212H