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Willie Nel

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa.

Highest Qualification: MSc Eng. Digital Image Processing (University of Cape Town) 1998

Current Position: Principal Radar Systems Engineer & Technology and Innovation Manager for Radar at unit for Defence, Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa.

Current Responsibilities: Technology management in Radar area, looking at ways to innovate more and improve time to market of technology demonstrators. Consult to several areas in radar including Radar NCTR research program, Radar Signal Processor development of AwareRad radar. Lead systems engineer for spaceborne radar, imaging radar, GPS reflectometry, multi-static radar and other new initiatives in REW, Chair CSIR ICT Governance Committee, Leader DPSS REW technology innovation leadership team, Technical Chair of IEEE Radar Conference held in October 2015 in South Africa. Involved as DPSS representative of South African Radar Interest Group.  

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Radar Systems
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South Africa

Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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