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Personal Statement

I am currently a PhD research student in the DSP Enabled Communications branch of the Centre for Intelligent and Dynamic Communications (CIDCOM) Group within the EEE department. My field of study is primarily focused on Software Defined Radio (SDR) Implementations for the Internet of Things. The transition from my undergraduate degree to postgraduate student was bridged with the position of Research Staff member in the same Department, and in this period of time I was part of two projects; one concerned with the trial of 802.11af Wi-Fi radios, and the other with writing educational course material for Software Defined Radio.

The latter project is still ongoing and is focused on developing material that aims to teach students, hobbyists and professionals about SDR using a device known as 'RTL-SDR'. RTL-SDR is a very low-cost SDR hardware device that for the first time, allows wide scale teaching of the subject, as normally this type of hardware costs £1000s. Used in conjunction with MATLAB and Simulink, the material presents the theory behind a variety of both analogue and digital transmitters and receivers, before progressing to their practical implementations in software. The intention for this material is that it will be released to the public domain in the very near future.

 

Linkedin: uk.linkedin.com/in/atkinsondale

Supervisors: Professor Robert Stewart, Dr Louise Crockett

Academic / Professional qualifications

I studied as an undergraduate in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, and graduated in June 2014 with a First Class (Hons) Bachelor's Degree. I am now continuing my studies towards a PhD in the DSP Enabled Communications branch of the Centre for Intelligent and Dynamic Communications (CIDCOM) Group within the EEE department.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • MATLAB/ Simulink SDR Implementations
  • RTL-SDR and USRP SDR Hardware
  • VHDL Development and FPGA Implementations

Industrial Relevance

802.11af WiFi White Space Trial in Glasgow: I was given the opportunity to become involved with the Glasgow branch of the Ofcom white space trial, thanks to my connection with the Center for White Space Communications research group at the University of Strathclyde. The innovative trial, which is one of the first of its type in the world, saw around 20 international organisations come together to test a variety of new white space technologies for a number of different applications. The focus in Glasgow was primarily on deploying 802.11af WiFi networks, in an effort to assist Ofcom in completing its TVWS regulations and to road-test equipment from partners 6Harmonics and MediaTek.

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Projects 2014 2017

Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Atkinson, Dale

Stewart, R., Crockett, L. H. & Atkinson, D.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)

1/10/141/10/17

Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Research Output 2015 2017

3 Citations (Scopus)

Partial discharge detection using software defined radio

Mohamed, H., Lazaridis, P., Upton, D., Khan, U., Saeed, B., Jaber, A., Zhang, Y., Mather, P., Vieira, M. F. Q., Barlee, K., Atkinson, D. S. W. & Glover, I. A., 6 Jan 2017, 2016 International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering (ICSAE). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, p. 373-376 4 p. 7810220

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Partial discharges
Software radio
Electric potential
Insulation
Wireless networks
7 Citations (Scopus)

Partial discharge localization based on received signal strength

Mohamed, H., Lazaridis, P., Upton, D., Khan, U., Mistry, K., Saeed, B., Mather, P., Vieira, M. F. Q., Barlee, K. W., Atkinson, D. S. W. & Glover, I. A., 26 Oct 2017, 2017 23rd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Open Access
File
Partial discharges
Insulation
Defects
Monitoring
Electric potential

Activities 2015 2015

  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

IEEE Metro Area Workshop, Glasgow

Robert Stewart (Organiser), Kenny Barlee (Organiser), Louise Helen Crockett (Organiser), Dale Atkinson (Organiser)
13 Oct 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

2015 IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference - Workshops

Robert Stewart (Organiser), Kenny Barlee (Organiser), Louise Helen Crockett (Organiser), Dale Atkinson (Organiser)
11 May 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course