Here are some of the areas which I have worked in and where I have experience - some are listed on the right. The list is not exhaustive...
- Project Management
- Data Networking
- Solar and Hydro Electrical Power Supply
- Electrical Distribution (Mini-Grids)
From simple breakout boards, through signal processing to micro controller applications and remote sensing. Whether you require a design, layout or prototype - I will be happy to look into it - even simple designs or layouts. Here are some examples of work done and details of the design stages. I work with industry standard tools such as Eagle, KiCad, to produce standardized Gerber Files understood by any PCB manufacturing house.
Taking a single measurement is only of limited use. It tells nothing of the effect over time. Are there any outliers? Is this an anomaly? By taking multiple measurements errors are reduced and outliers can be identified. Automating such a process enables many measurements to be taken and a lot of data can be used analyzed with relative ease. By adding a visual component it is easy to get an idea of what the data is doing and some very interesting trends can be seen.
Rural-electrification and mini-grid projects are gaining momentum in Africa. In order for a project to deliver on its purpose it is important to ensure that all systems are working as intended and that the contractor has not forgotten or overlooked anything. Here is an example of some hydro-electric power commissioning work in a rural mini-grid in Malawi.
Often it is helpful to have a independent set of eyes look over a system or problem to point out some aspects previously overlooked. You may require a second opinion on an idea or direction. Mayne you need to verify if a system is actually performing as claimed. Here is an example of a solar waterpump test to verify through testing the amount of water available from the system.