Ian Flood is an experienced engineer specialising in spectrum sharing, frequency planning and frequency assignment problems. Ian has a solid background at the scientific end of regulatory work.
Ian has BEng and MPhil degrees in Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science. He has published several papers in peer reviewed journals on frequency assignment, encompassing both academic research and the practical problems experienced in professional practice. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Working for the Radiocommunications Agency and Ofcom in the UK, Ian was responsible for the development of frequency assignment methods and criteria for microwave fixed links including consideration of complex technical-policy issues and a range of spectrum engineering problems. This included leading on the refinement of frequency assignment criteria and design of the Soft Boundary Frequency Assignment method used in the 18 GHz frequency band. He made contributions to planning for the London 2012 Olympics, sharing between microwave links and ESOMPs and technical preparations for the launch of Ofcom’s e-band fixed link frequency assignment service. This work involved the drafting of technical reports, discussion papers and published technical documents to a high standard.
Ian has managed and collaborated with many researchers and this has included the design of R&D projects. He has considerable experience working with frequency assignment software including the specification of complex requirements and the subsequent testing.
Since being with Transfinite, Ian has worked on the RLAN and FSS sharing problem at 5 GHz including international representation within CEPT and on a study at C-band investigating sharing between Fixed and Mobile services.