LifeWave Biomedical Team

J. Paul Tupin, Jr.

J. Paul Turpin, Jr.


Paul is a co-founder of LifeWave Biomedical and holds 35 years of experience in the electronics industry, predominantly in microwave system and radar system design. He presently serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Technology Advancement Group, leading the development of next generation position, navigation, and timing equipment for U.S. military applications. He heads all hardware and software development efforts.

Paul has extensive hardware and software radar system design experience at i4C Innovations/Intersections, LifeWave Biomedical, Lockheed Martin, and Texas Instruments.

At i4C Innovations (LifeWave Biomedical Animal Licensee), Paul served as Director of Product Development and led the development of three generations of canine vital sign collars based on UWB radar. He was responsible for the development of the first generation product and its integration into volume production at the contract manufacturer Sanmina. He also led the FCC compliance testing/certification. Paul also served on the European Union ETSI UWB Working Group (TGUWB) for 2 years where he helped revise the UWB regulations to comply with the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED).

At LifeWave Biomedical, Paul served as Vice President of Engineering and was the primary technical contributor on a variety of UWB radar sensor designs, with responsibility for system architecture, hardware design, test/debug, and algorithms. He designed clinical studies, developed protocols, and participated in a number of animal and human studies. He was also the principal inventor on LifeWave’s UWB patents. He successfully completed projects for the US Army and NIH/NHLBI, including basic cardiopulmonary measurement, detection of changes in cardiac stroke volume, and a CPR/resuscitation aid featuring detection of viable blood pressure.

Earlier in Paul’s career, he served at Lockheed Martin as a senior hardware engineer for the Information and Communications Division. During his first two years with this division, he designed circuitry for radar and communication systems. Most notably, he was the lead RF engineer on a communications simulator for the U.S. Navy Submarine Command. In this capacity, he was responsible for the architecture, design, fabrication, and test. His frequency synthesizer design represented a dramatic improvement over previous efforts and became the base for a variety of subsequent projects. Paul started his career at Texas Instruments (TI) as a hardware design engineer. At TI, he worked for the Advanced Projects Department of the Radar Division where he designed numerous circuits for next generation radar systems.

Paul holds a BSEE from University of California, Davis and an MSEE from California State University, Sacramento. His graduate research focused on hardware and algorithmic improvements to pulse Doppler ultrasound imaging.