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Prof. Dr. Michael Hartje, DK5HH
Dr. Howard White, VE3GFW
Dr Howard White was first licensed in 1958 whereupon he connected a 4 bit tube computer to a radio to send digital computer counts, Dr. While was CEO and Chief Technologist of more than a dozen companies in the fields of traffic control computers, transportation monitoring systems, vehicle tracking systems and digital communications. Since retiring in 2012, he has worked on remoting SDR radios and has SDR remoted from 23 different countries. At Dayton 2015, Flex Radio named him "2014 Elmer of the Year".
Prof. Dr. Harald Gerlach, DL2SAX
Helmut Göbkes, DB1CC
Helmut Goebkes was licensed in 1974 and his interest in Amateur radio was targetd always in the technical part. His company, Technologie 2000 GmbH was founded in 1991 and is specialized in development of customized measurement eqipment for pharmaceutical and industrial companies. His interest in SDR technology started in 2008 as he stumbled over the works of Jim Ahlstrom, N2ADR. Helmut Göbkes started to upgrade this basic work to a practical and usable full digital transceiver system, the HiQSDR Transceiver. A half year ago, he started in cooperation with the DARC the development of the project R2T2, the WebSDR System with stations spread over germany.
Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR
Gerald Youngblood is the founder and CEO of FlexRadio Systems. FlexRadio is a leader in Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology for the Amateur Radio market. In 2003, FlexRadio introduced the first true SDR transceiver for the amateur radio use, the SDR-1000. FlexRadio currently markets a complete family of direct sampling radio servers, the FLEX-6000 Signature Series along with multi-channel receivers for the signal intelligence market.
Gerald’s career spans over 45 years in the technology industry, where he founded or helped to found eight companies related to computer hardware, software, and peripherals. In 1994, he led SunRiver Corporation (later Boundless Corp.) to become a publicly traded company with ~$140 million in 1996 sales.
Stephen Hicks, N5AC
VP Engineering, FlexRadio Systems
David Minchin, VK5KK
David Minchin, of the Wireless Institute of Australia, where he was President of VK5, was first licensed as VK5KK in 1975. He has spent much of the past 40 years experimenting on frequencies above 144 MHz, more specifically microwave frequencies up to 76 GHz. His involvement with SDR has been to experiment and create a transceiver better suited for use with microwave transverters and digital modes.
Marcus Müller, ETTUS
Marcus Müller first came into contact with SDR and GNU Radio in 2010, when he did a team project implementing spectral estimation algorithms for GNU Radio. Since then, he became an active member of the GNU Radio community, had some fun with OFDM radar, did a Google Summer of Code project and enjoys his work as support engineer for Ettus. He's still working on his master degree in electrical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Gerhard Häring, DK6RH
Gerhard Häring lives near Weiden (Northern Bavaria), is HAM operator and member in DARC since 1972. He studied Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at Munich Technical University (TUM) and has been working as a teacher at a vocational school for Electrical Engineering since 1980.
Stefan Scholl, DC9ST
Stefan Scholl (DC9ST) is a member of the Amateur Radio Research Group of TU Kaiserslautern, Germany. He is currently doing a PhD in the domain of forward error correction systems and is interested in homebrew radio equipment and SDRs.
Bastian Blössl, DF1BBL
Bastian Bloessl is a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Paderborn, Germany. At University he uses Software Defined Radios to study Vehicular and Sensor Networks. In his free time he plays with SDRs to explore the spectrum and maintains several GNU Radio Out of Tree Modules for example for the FM Radio Data System, ZigBee, and WiFi.
Andreas Müller, DC1MIL
Chaos Computer Club München
Christian Obersteiner, DL1COM
Chaos Computer Club München
Martin Dudok van Heel, PA1SDR
Martin Dudok van Heel, is the founder Olifantasia.com signal processing solutions and one of the first GNU-Radio developers. Focussing on developing great SDR, GNU-radio and USRP firmware applications, GSM security research and the opensource GSM basestation implementation OpenBTS. He has been selling USRPs and OpenBTS GSM basestation kits in Europe, since the very first USRP in 2005.
Martin developed an extremely efficient and lowpower SDR implementation of FM radio and RDS for a German Car maker.
Martin developed algorithms, gnuradio code and specialized capture timing firmware for the USRP and UHD driver for a system that does Synthetic Aperture Radar to detect avalanche danger in snow-layers and collapse danger in ground layers in mines.
Doing vast GSM 2G/3G research, Martin developed IMSI catchers, IMSI catcher detectors and specialized OpenBTS versions.
Martin also built a system for GPRS-uplinking temperature data of sensors in the setting concrete of a large DAM being build in Muskrat Falls, Canada. 24x7 uptime required at cganging temperatures, most of the time far below minus 20 degrees Centigrade. This system has been running for 24x7 since 9 december 2014.
András Retzler, HA7ILM
Andras, HA7ILM has developed an SDR software as his Bachelor's thesis project while studying electronic engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary.
Markus Heller, DL8RDS