The Leader in Ultra Wideband Technology and Product Development
Time Domain, located in Huntsville, Alabama, is the world leader in Ultra Wideband (UWB) product development. Our PulsON products allow researchers and developers to evaluate UWB as a ranging, communications, or radar technology and develop UWB enabled products that target those applications.
In 1996, significant private investment enabled Time Domain to assemble an experienced technical team of radio frequency (RF) engineers, software and product engineers, ASIC designers, physicists, information theorists, radar analysts, logic engineers, and technicians to advance the state of the art of UWB. In 1999, the Company produced the world's first UWB silicon chipset, marketed under the name PulsON.
In addition to being a technology leader, Time Domain played a critical role in prompting the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to take action and amend its rules to allow for the commercial use of UWB, which it did in 2002. That same year, the Company produced the second generation of the PulsON chipset which was designed to meet the FCC's new regulations for commercial UWB products. In September 2002, a radio powered by the PulsON chipset became the first UWB communications product to be certified by the FCC. Successive generations of the PulsON radio were introduced in 2005 and 2008. Today Time Domain's PulsON products are being used by hundreds of customers and partners around the world.
Through the years, Time Domain has maintained a strong government services business, with more than $60 million in contract revenue. In 2004, the Company received a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Quality Award for outstanding work performed in service to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). Frost and Sullivan named Time Domain the recipient of its 2007 North American Technology Innovation Award for its pioneering research and development in the field of UWB.
Time Domain holds the premier patent portfolio for UWB technology. Over the years the Company has significantly broadened its patent portfolio, both technically and geographically. As of 2012, the Company has 97 patents awarded or filed worldwide. The core patents cover the fundamental technology and include system level characteristics. Subsequent patents have expanded the core technology and applied it to specific applications which cover techniques that optimize the reception of high bandwidth transmissions, precise positioning and radar.
Rachel Reinhardt, President and CEO
Ms. Rachel Reinhardt has been appointed the President and Chief Executive Officer of TDC Acquisition Holdings, Inc. Ms. Reinhardt is responsible for expansion of the company’s businesses in both the commercial and government sectors. Ms. Reinhardt brings a wealth of business and development experience to the company. Prior to joining TDC Acquisition Holdings, Ms. Reinhardt spent over 14 years with Time Domain Corporation overseeing the development of precise positioning technologies that have been marketed and sold globally in the retail, manufacturing, logistics and defense industries. Additionally, Ms. Reinhardt successfully managed over $50M in government contract service business which included communications, tracking, and radar products employing Ultra Wideband (UWB) technologies. Early in Ms. Reinhardt’s career with Time Domain, she played a primary leadership role in helping UWB gain FCC approval and was an essential part in bringing the world’s first UWB silicon chipset to market. Ms. Reinhardt graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
Tony Buszka, CFO
Mr. Buszka is the Chief Financial Officer of TDC Acquisition Holdings, Inc. Mr. Buszka is responsible for strategic planning and all areas of financial and tax reporting. His core expertise includes optimizing cash flow, managing operations, and building processes to facilitate growth. Mr. Buszka previously served as the Treasurer and Controller for Time Domain Corporation and has held a variety of financial leadership positions with Zenith Electronics, T.R. Miller Mill Co., Inc., Ernst & Young, and American Hospital Supply Corporation. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with an accounting degree from Carroll University in 1979.
Brandon Dewberry, CTO
Brandon Dewberry is responsible for research and new product innovation targeted at solving valuable market problems. He has over 25 years experience in advanced sensors and has spent the past 13 years applying UWB RF technology to complex ranging, communications, radar, and fused sensor systems. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications and patents on UWB active and passive localization. Mr. Dewberry previously served as Senior Principal Systems Engineer and Technologist for Time Domain Corporation. Prior to joining Time Domain he developed space-borne instrumentation and control electronics at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Mr. Dewberry holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with an emphasis in Communications and Control Systems, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Auburn University.
Kneeland Youngblood, Chairman of the Board
Dr. Youngblood is co-founder and managing partner of Pharos Capital Group, LLC. A physician by training, Dr. Youngblood has extensive investment experience currently serving as a director of Starwood Hotels and Lodging, the Burger King Corporation, Gap Inc. and Energy Future Holdings Corp. (the $45 billion buyout of TXU). Dr. Youngblood was chairman of the American Beacon Funds, a $30 billion mutual fund company, and worked on the buyout that Pharos did with TPG of American Beacon Advisors, an asset holding company that had $36.6 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2009. American Beacon Advisors was an investment affiliate of American Airlines. Dr. Youngblood graduated from Princeton University with an A.B in Politics/Science in Human Affairs and earned his M.D. degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Jim Phillips, Board Member
Jim Phillips is a Partner of Pharos Capital Group, LLC. Prior to joining Pharos and its predecessor entities in 1996, Mr. Phillips was with Goldman Sachs, serving in both its Equities Management Division and in Private Client Services. Mr. Phillips graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Management and from the University of Miami with an M.B.A. He has more than eleven years of private equity experience.