Gavin is the Team Leader for the E3 Test and Evaluation and EM Security team based at QinetiQ Ltd, Farnborough. Gavin heads up a team of engineers developing test methods, providing consultancy for internal and external customers and a test team providing both equipment level EMC testing and mobile HIRF testing both in the UK and Overseas. His specific areas of interest include, research and development of equipment level and whole platform EM test techniques, High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) and Product/Equipment EMC design techniques and qualification.
Gavin was instrumental in the development of whole aircraft Direct Current Injection (DCI) techniques and worked on reverberation chamber methods in conjunction with the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC). Gavin spent four years within a commercial IT company gaining valuable experience in the areas of EMC design from board to chassis level and in the routes to worldwide commercial product compliance. Gavin has experience of design and verification techniques across a broad spectrum of EM disciplines and has been an active participant in many Military and Commercial aircraft HIRF measurement programmes. Gavin is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Gavin has presented many technical papers at EMC seminars and conferences both in the UK and oversees, including IEEE and IET sponsored events.
Challenges of using the Reverberation Chamber for Military Equipment Testing
Dr Richard Hoad
The rapidly evolving landscape in High Power Radio Frequency Directed Energy Weapons
RF Shielding Effectiveness measurements for high performance applications