Tracking technology - the reality after the hype

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At this event you will learn about the radio techniques currently being used for tracking people and objects, and the challenges encountered in their deployment.

About the event

At this event you will learn about the radio techniques currently being used for tracking people and objects, and the challenges encountered in their deployment.

Radio techniques are now widely used to track people and objects, whether bricklayers, birds, bulldozers or bottles of water. Some applications are technically easy, but others are challenging and require considerable ingenuity to overcome technical obstacles. Such technical obstacles can include:

  • Small, lightweight form factors
  • The need for long battery life
  • Resistance to deliberate damage
  • Tracking hundreds of objects in a small area.

At this event, speakers who are advancing the use of radio techniques for tracking will share their knowledge and experience with the audience

You can follow @CambWireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #RadioTech.


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Welcome from our Chair Vidhya Sridhar, TTP and Radio Technology SIG Champion


Brian Collins, BSC Associates & Radio Technology SIG Champion

An introduction to the current landscape of technology for tracking and potential future opportunities.


Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan, PervasID


Joe Milbourn, Consultant, TTP Plc


Speaker to be announced shortly


Panel session with all speakers chaired by SIG Champion, Vidhya Sridhar, TTP plc


Closing remarks and the session ends


Joe Milbourn - Consultant, TTP plc

Sabesan Sithamparanathan - CEO, PervasID

Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan (PervasID)

SIG Champions

Mark Beach - Professor of Radio Systems Engineering, University of Bristol (Communication Systems & Networks Research Group)

Mark Beach received his PhD for research addressing the application of Smart Antenna techniques to GPS from the University of Bristol in 1989, where he subsequently joined as a member of academic staff. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1996, Reader in 1998 and Professor in 2003. He was Head of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering from 2006 to 2010, then spearheaded Bristol’s hosting of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Communications . He is the Co-Director of this centre. He leads research in the field of enabling technologies for the delivery of 5G and beyond wireless connectivity; which includes the recent award of an EPSRC Prosperity Partnership in the field of Secure Wireless Agile Networks (SWAN). Mark’s current research activities are delivered through the Communication Systems and Networks Group, forming a key component within Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab. He has over 30 years of physical layer wireless research embracing the application of Spread Spectrum technology for cellular systems, adaptive or smart antenna for capacity and range extension in wireless networks, MIMO aided connectivity for through-put enhancement, experimental evaluation and optimization of Massive MIMO, Millimetre Wave technologies as well as flexible RF technologies for SDR modems. With a strong industrially focused research portfolio, he is also the School Research Impact Director. 

Brian Collins - Managing Consultant, BSC Associates

Brian has designed antennas for applications including radio and TV broadcasting, base stations, handsets and consumer products, and has operated his own consultancy firm for the last 12 years. He has published more than 70 papers on antenna topics and contributed chapters to several recent textbooks. He operates a small consultancy company, chairs the Antenna Interface Standards Group and is an Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London.

Vidhya Sridhar - Consultant, TTP plc

Vidhya Sridhar is a consultant at The Technology Partnership (TTP) Plc. She has a background in digital signal processing and physical layer design and development. In her PhD at Imperial College London, she carried out research on array signal processing techniques with applications in 5G and defence. Prior to her PhD, she spent three years working on physical layer design and development in LTE and WiMAX at Broadcom (India) and Alcatel Lucent (India) respectively.

Peter Topham - Principal Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies International

Peter has more than 30 years experience of RF and high-speed circuit design, taking chips into production ranging from FM Band II through cellular, Bluetooth and on to UWB at 10GHz. He has been with Qualcomm for 7 years, specialising in low-power RF design for portable and wearable products.

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