Mr Eddie Ball
Tel: +44 (0)114 22 25839
My industrial expertise and academic research interests span 3 broad, overlapping themes:-
I am investigating new fields of radio transceiver design, applied to modern commercial & industrial applications for:-
If you are a researcher looking to work in areas related to these fields, please contact me.
If you are an industrial organisation with desire to better exploit these fields, or address existing complex technical issues, please contact me.
Research Group: Communications
I am a Reader in RF Engineering, in the Communications Research Group.
Prior to starting at The University of Sheffield in 2015, my career has been as a practising RF Engineer in industry:-
My industrial expertise is in building innovative, bespoke, wireless systems that require a balanced and holistic view of RF / Digital / DSP / Protocol aspects to achieve best partitioning for performance vs cost trade-off. I am experienced in adapting COTS radio protocols and creating bespoke protocols.
I am particularly experienced and passionate about hardware design, for both high volume and low volume manufacture.
My reach extends from the pre-specification creation process, through all theoretical aspects of RF design, to the practical lab bench development and field test; all core to the creation of a mass producible item. I’m also experienced at talent identification and selection for developing high capability teams.