Ground-Based Wireless Positioning
August 2009, Wiley-IEEE Press
Ian Sharp is a Senior Consultant on wireless positioning systems. He has over 30 years of engineering experience in radio systems. His initial involvement in positioning technology was in aviation and later, in the 1980s, with the Interscan microwave landing system (MLS). In the later 1980s to the early 1990s, Ian was the R&D manager for the Quiktrak covert vehicle tracking system. This system is now commercially operating worldwide. From the mid 1990s to 2007 Ian worked at the CSIROmainly on developing experimental radio systems. Hewas the inventor and architect designer of CSIRO’s precision location system (PLS) for sports applications. The PLS has been successfully trialed in Australia and the USA. Ian holds a number of patents relating to positioning technology.
Professor Y Jay Guo is the Director of the Wireless Technologies Laboratory and Theme Leader of Broadband for Australia in the CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia. Prior to this appointment in August 2005, Jay held various senior positions in the European wireless industry managing the development of advanced technologies for the third-generation (3G) mobile communications systems. Jay has over 20 years of industrial and academic experience in antennas, signal processing and wireless networks. He has published three technical books and over 100 scientific papers in top-tier research journals and at international conferences. He holds 12 patents in wireless technologies. He is a Fellow of IET, Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University, Australia, and Guest Professor at the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS).