Ian Flood

Ian Flood is an experienced engineer specialising in spectrum sharing studies and interference management problems.

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 aspects of professional practice and academic research investigating the development and application of graph-theoretic methods. He is a Chartered Engineer, with membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and London Mathematical Society.

Working for the Radiocommunications Agency and then 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.

Since joining Transfinite in 2013, he has worked on studies involving RLANs, fixed links, satellite services and mobile services including 5G. Specific problems include geographic sharing between fixed and mobile services in C-band, sharing between RLANs and FSS at 5 GHz, consideration of FSS protection criteria and modelling interference from mobile into MSS user links in L-band.

Ian’s work includes representation at various fora including within CEPT and ITU.