Areas of expertise:
Aerospace, Environmental Technology, Instrumentation, Sensors and Measurement Science, Systems Engineering, Space Systems
Space system engineering
Measurement physics and signal processing - especially for space sensor systems such as radar
Radar and Earth observation applications
Environmental applications - land surface and atmosphere in particular.
Current research projects:
Geosynchronous synthetic aperture radar (GEO SAR)
Sustainable space - space debris mitigation and remediation
Low-cost de-orbit systems for small satellites (e.g. TechDemoSat-1 and ESA's ESEO mission).
Steve's academic training is in mathematics and experimental physics (Cambridge University, 1st class), then ecological physics (instrumentation and atmospheric physics; Cranfield Institute of Technology).
He was funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering for an Industry Secondment to Astrium, and works as the UK representative for design engineering to the ISO committee for Space Systems and Operations (ISO TC20/SC14).