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I joined Huddersfield at the end of summer 2017 as the Professor of Communications Systems Engineering.  My remit is to build a communications research activity driven by the emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things.  I am also tasked with developing external collaborations that will enable the development of the research profile of the Department.

Prior to joining Huddersfield, I was briefly the Head of Electronics and Maths at the University of Derby, and before that spent nearly 10 years running my own consultancy business working at the interface between academia and the commercial world.  My work here spanned a wide array of activity including, for example, leading academic engagement for HPC Wales and leading university owned commercial operations.   Between 2003 and 2007 I worked for Bangor University as both a Professor and as Technical Director for the Centre for Advanced Software Technology -  as a part of this role I established and led a software development office in Singapore.

Between 2000 and 2003 I held a range of commercial roles in start-up ventures and was Research Director at Marconi Wireless.  Before that I held an academic role at University College London where I became a Reader in 1999.

I have published around 100 papers and filed 8 Patents in the areas of optical communications, fibre-radio systems, and circuit/system design.

My current research interests are focused on communications technologies that will support the deployment of the Industrial Internet of Things.  This gives me the scope to look at almost anything of interest to me including technologies that will support high bandwidth connectivity for mobile devices, high bandwidth access and core technologies, networking technologies and system design.  I am also developing an interest in analysing data.

Research Degree Supervision

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fibers Physics & Astronomy
millimeter waves Physics & Astronomy
Millimeter waves Engineering & Materials Science
Radio systems Engineering & Materials Science
Fibers Engineering & Materials Science
optical communication Physics & Astronomy
Optical communication Engineering & Materials Science
Telecommunication links Engineering & Materials Science

Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 1990 2019

Securing Manufacturing Business Intelligence for the Industrial Internet of Things

Hill, G., Al-Aqrabi, H., Lane, P. & Aagela, H., 22 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) Fourth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology. Springer Verlag, 16 p. 174

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Competitive intelligence
Intellectual property
Internet of things

Design of realisable optimum post-detection filters for high data-rate m-PAM systems with clock jitter tolerance

Lane, P., 31 May 2018, In : Electronics Letters. 54, 11, p. 701-703 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pulse amplitude modulation
Timing jitter
Local area networks

30 Gb/s transmission over 40 km directly modulated DFB laser-based SMF links without optical amplification and dispersion compensation for VSR and Metro applications

Tang, JM., Lane, PM. & Shore, KA., 19 Jun 2006, 2006 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

optical communication
142 Citations (Scopus)

High-speed transmission of adaptively modulated optical OFDM signals over multimode fibers using directly modulated DFBs

Tang, JM., Lane, PM. & Shore, K. A., 6 Feb 2006, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. 24, 1, p. 429-441 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

frequency division multiplexing
optical communication
high speed
66 Citations (Scopus)

Transmission performance of adaptively modulated optical OFDM signals in multimode fiber links

Tang, JM., Lane, PM. & Shore, K. A., 1 Jan 2006, In : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 18, 1, p. 205-207 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

frequency division multiplexing
Multimode fibers
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
Telecommunication links
optical communication

Activities 2000 2000

  • 1 Oral presentation

Comparison of Downconversion Techniques for Software Radio

Phil Lane (Speaker), Milan Patel (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation