The IET Satellite Communication Systems Course
15 - 20 September 2013 | Milton Hill House, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
Course speakers and project leaders
Des retired from BT in 2007 after 41 years with the company, 35 of those being spent in the development of satellite communications systems and associated earth station design technology, based at Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station in Cornwall. He was a key figure in the development of digital communications via satellite, working closely with Intelsat and Eutelsat on the design, test and implementation of their major systems.
More recently, as leader of the (Satcom) Technology & Service Development team, he was responsible for defining satcom operations policy and strategy and has taken a keen interest in delivering technical training and knowledge-transfer throughout his career.
Des is now an independent technology consultant and also the chairman of Goonhilly New Ventures, an informal group of volunteers whose aim is to find new work-streams for the Goonhilly site, following BT’s decision in early 2007 to migrate operational services away from the site.
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