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Qualifications

PhD (Satellite Communications) – University of South Wales, UK. /Thesis submitted/
MSc (with Distinction) (Mobile & Satellite Communications) – University of Glamorgan, UK
MSc (Computer Science) – Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
PGD (Computer Science) – Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
BSc (Mathematics/Statistics) – University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

About

www.ekerete.net

Publications

Journal Papers:
Ekerete, K. E., Obi, C. C., Hunt, F. H., Jeffery, J. L., Otung, I. E., (In Preparation), “Slant Path Attenuation Prediction from Point Rainfall Measurement in Southern England”, IEEE Transactions on Antennae and Propagation.

Ekerete, K. E., Hunt, F. H., Jeffery, J. L., Otung, I. E., (2016), “Variation of multimodality in rainfall drop size distribution with wind speeds and rain rates”, IET Journal of Engineering. doi:10.1049/joe.2016.0013.

Ekerete, K. E., Hunt, F. H., Jeffery, J. L., Otung, I. E., (2015),“Modelling of rainfall drop size distribution in southern England using a Gaussian Mixture Model”, Journal of Radio Science. 50, doi: 10.1002/2015RS005674.

Book Chapter(s):
K’ufre-Mfon Ekerete, Francis Hunt, Judith Jeffery, Ifiok Otung, 2016, “Specific rain attenuation derived from the Gaussian Mixture Model for rainfall drop size distribution”, 8th International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (WiSATS 2016) Cardiff, United Kingdom, 19th – 20th September 2016.

K’ufre-Mfon Ekerete, Francis Hunt, Judith Jeffery, Ifiok Otung, 2015, “Multimodality in the rainfall drop size distributions in southern England”, 7th International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (WiSATS 2015) Bradford, United Kingdom, 9th – 10th July 2015.

Conference Papers:
K’ufre-Mfon Ekerete, Francis Hunt, Judith Jeffery, Ifiok Otung, (In Preparation), “Fade Prediction Modelling using a Gaussian Mixture Model”, 9th International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (WiSATS 2017), Oxford, United Kingdom, 24th – 25th July 2017.

K’ufre-Mfon Ekerete, Francis Hunt, Judith Jeffery, Ifiok Otung, 2016, “Modelling of Effective Rainy Slant Path Length in Southern England for Instantaneous Rain Attenuation Computation on Satellite Links”, 22nd Ka and Broadband Communications Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. 17 – 20 October, 2016.

K’ufre-Mfon Ekerete, Francis Hunt, Judith Jeffery, Ifiok Otung, 2016, “Specific rain attenuation derived from the Gaussian Mixture Model for rainfall drop size distribution”, 8th International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (WiSATS 2016) Cardiff, United Kingdom, 19th – 20th September 2016.

K’ufre-Mfon Ekerete, Francis Hunt, Judith Jeffery, Ifiok Otung, 2015, “Multimodality in the rainfall drop size distributions in southern England”, 7th International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (WiSATS 2015) Bradford, United Kingdom, 9th – 10th July 2015.

K’ufre-Mfon Ekerete, Francis Hunt, Judith Jeffery and Ifiok Otung, 2015, “Multimodality in the rainfall drop size distributions in southern England”, 3rd Annual Postgraduate Researchers Presentation Day, University of South Wales Postgraduate Research Centre, Ty Crawshay, Treforest, United Kingdom, 15th May 2015.

K’ufre-Mfon Ekerete, Francis Hunt, Judith Agnew, Ifiok Otung. 2014, “Experimental study and modelling of rain drop size distribution in southern England”, IET Colloquium on Antennas, Wireless and Electromagnetics, United Kingdom, May 27th, 2014.

K’ufre-Mfon Ekerete, Francis Hunt, Judith Agnew and Ifiok Otung, 2014, “Experimental study and modelling of rain drop size distribution in southern England”, 2nd Annual Postgraduate Researchers Presentation Day, University of South Wales Postgraduate Research Centre, Ty Crawshay, Treforest, United Kingdom, 16th May 2014.

Poster Presentations:
Judith Jeffery, K’ufre-Mfon E. Ekerete, Ifiok Otung and Francis Hunt, 2016, “The measurement and modelling of rainfall drop size distributions at the Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research”, Royal Meteorological Society/National Centre for Atmospheric Science (RMetS/NCAS) Conference 2016, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom, 6 – 8 July 2016.

Ekerete K.E, Hunt F.H, Agnew J.L. and Otung I.E. 2014, “Modelling of rainfall drop size distribution in southern England using a Gaussian Mixture Model”, IET Satcom Security and Efficiency Conference, IET Birmingham, Austin Court, United Kingdom, 26th November 2014.

Memberships

  • Uni. of South Wales Mobile & Satellite Communications Research Group
  • Integrated Communications Research Centre
  • IEEE
  • IET
  • Nigerian Computer Society
  • Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria
  • Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria
  • National Geographic

Consultancy

  • World Bank (IDA)
  • UNDP
  • African Development Project Facility
  • World Food Programme

Research

  • Characterisation and prediction of propagation impairments on Earth-space paths
  • Design of Fade Mitigation Techniques for Ka satellite communication systems
  • Modelling of Rainfall Drop Size Distributions using a Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM)
  • Fade prediction modelling using a GMM
  • Rain attenuation modelling in temperate and tropical climates
  • EUTELSAT HotBird 6 satellite beacon measurements at Pontypridd and Chilbolton

Areas of Expertise

  • DSD modelling
  • Attenuation of satellite signals due to rain
  • Slant path fade predictions modelling
  • Systems study, design and development

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