Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Research Centres: Structure & Motion Laboratory
Steve is an Electronics Technician working on the LOCATE project. His role includes the manufacture of radio tracking collars, and the design and construction of electro-mechanical systems.
Steve’s previous career was in the Scientific Civil Service where he was responsible for managing an Electronics and Mechanical engineering workshop. His interests include electronics and maintaining classic cars.
Following the success of our modified research aircraft in our LOCATE project, the ERC-funded AIRSCAN project allows us to commercialise and make available the modifications developed for a modular, single-operator aerial survey and data acquisition airplane: the Trail ADAP. The potential users for this technologically-advanced yet undemanding aerial data acquisition platform include government, NGOs, companies and individuals, with applications ranging from mapping, survey data collection, conservation, academic research and many more.
Measuring the detailed movement and relative location of individual animals within groups has, up to now, not been possible in most situations. The CARDyAL project has been designed to open a new field of research in this area, and in so doing to develop tools and methods that can be used in many other applications.
Professor Alan Wilson leads a team of researchers in the southern African savannah to identify how speed, manoeuvring and habitat impact the hunting and evasion practices of carnivores and their prey.