Juan Deaton is a Senior research scientist at Apothym Technologies Group, using his 20 years of telecom experience and research to build virtualized satellite communications systems. In his previous employment with Comtech EF Data, he was engaged in various types of research, such as anti-jam waveforms, satellite channel models, and developing LDPC codes for Versa FEC 2. Before working at Comtech EF Data, he worked for the Idaho National Lab, where he researched spectrum optimization, spectrum modeling, and emergency communications. He also worked for Motorola’s CDMA network division, receiving the 2005 CDMA Quality Award for developing hands-on training for CDMA cellular equipment deployments. His patented and published work includes spectrum sharing in 4G wireless networks, wireless airborne emergency communications, and mobile advertising. Dr. Deaton holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Tech and a BSEE from the University of Idaho.