|HOME ADDRESS||:||Sydney, Australia|
|STUDY IN PROGRESS||:||Masters of Electrical Engineering at The University of Newcastle|
|DEGREES COMPLETED||:||Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Commercialisation, Uni. of Newcastle|
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Hons I), Uni. of Syd.
Bachelor of Science (Physics and Computer Science), Uni. of Syd.
A mm-wave High Speed Wireless LAN for Mobile Computing -- Architecture and Prototype Modem/Codec Implementation|
D J Skellern, T M P Percival, C Lee, P J Ryan, T McDermott, N H E Weste, J W Dalton, J A Graham, T F Wong, A F Myles.
Hot Interconnects, 1996.
Reprinted in IEEE Micro, Jan/Feb 1997
A 50MHz 16-point FFT Processor for WLAN Applications
N Weste, M Bickerstaff, T Arivoli, P J Ryan, J Dalton, D J Skellern, T M Percival.
IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference 1997.
March 2005 - Present|
Continuing consulting work on a casual basis in parallel with full time postgraduate study on an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship.
Feb 2002 - March 2005
Contract with The University of Newcastle for the design and implementation of a system to test space-time codes. The project covered the entire system, from the antenna to the application software. Skills used included RF design, mixed signal design, FPGA design, VHDL, PCB layout, device driver and Matlab/C/C++ software.
Oct 1998 - Feb 2002
Technical lead of wireless modem development for Southern Poro Communications, directing a group to develop modems for 3G, 4G and 802.11. These modems used advanced multiuser detection and coding techniques, targeting both ASICs and FPGAs. The project covered all aspects of wireless modems from ASIC design to RF systems and MAC software.
Aug 1997 - Oct 1998
I was employed by Harrison Electrical to design a building control system. Communication was by carrier over power lines.
Jan 1995 - Aug 1997
I was employed by Macquarie Research Limited to develop a broadband wireless access system. This project involved high speed digital logic, FPGAs, ASICs, antenna systems, mixed signal electronics and SMT PCBs. The system was designed to operate at frequencies ranging from 2.4GHz to 60GHz. This work led to the foundation of Radiata Communications, eventually bought by Cisco Systems for $600 million, and to the writing of the IEEE 802.11a standard.
Dec 1991 - Jan 1995
I was employed by DSTO, to do research and development of high frequency radar. Tasks carried out included construction of a direct digital synthesiser, based on SMT GaAs and ECL technology, RF amplifier design, equipment testing, antenna characterisation, field trips, experimental work, hardware installation and software projects. This was a Designated Security Assessment Position.
Nov 1989 - Oct 1984
A continuous record of casual/part time employment.
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|OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS||:||Danced in both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney Olympic games. Commitment and confidence were required for the long process of auditions, numerous rehearsals and the final performance in front of 110,000 people plus global television.|
|INTERESTS||:||Restoration of Engineering Heritage (member of MV Cape Don Society), Dancing, Bushwalking, Mountain biking|