If ATDI was a country, it wouldn’t be the biggest but it would be a superpower.
What would make it a global player is the resources it can command – problem-solving assets that can be deployed pretty much anywhere on earth.
One of them is Dr. Haim Mazar, an expert on spectrum management and engineering and vastly experienced in working with the ITU and administrations. He is enhancing ATDI’s work in RF spectrum and engineering and serves as ITU expert. On joining the company in June this year, Haim was given an international brieftaking his skills and knowledge wherever they are needed most.
“ATDI works with regulators, emergency services, air traffic controllers, the armed services and commercial companies on every continent except Antarctica so it’s a pretty wide-ranging remit,” Haim notes.
It is not, though, a notion that is alien to him. Prior to joining ATDI, he travelled to five continents to teach and consult – in English, French and Spanish – on RF spectrum management.
Haim’s experience spans 44 years in all manner of radio services and national, regional and global regulatory activities. His expertise is RF spectrum management, RF engineering and interference, and regulating short range devices. ITU-R Study Groups 1, 5 and 6 nominated him as contact person, to represent them in ITU joint studies regarding human exposure to radio waves.
“Radio frequency spectrum management is an area of great interest both within the industry and beyond,” he notes, “with lots of public-service imperatives that go hand-in-hand with the engineering, so it is a fascinating area to be involved with.”
Haim is a lecturer at Sami Shamoon College of Engineering, teaching 4th year electronic engineering students advanced wireless communications. He is also an author and his book, Radio Spectrum Management: Policies, Regulations and Techniques, is due for publication by John Wiley & Sons.
For more than 24 years, he contributed to all ITU-R working parties on spectrum control, spectrum monitoring, radio frequency interference, broadcasting, land mobile, fixed service, satellites, short range devices, propagation and antennas, making more than 165 technical contributions to ITU-R. Until mid-October, 2015 he will continue to serve as the vice-chairman of ITU-R Study Group 1 (Spectrum Management).
ATDI has proposed to the ITU Haim be nominated as Vice Chair of ITU-R Study Group 5 (Terrestrial Services). Haim will join ATDI engineers at the ATDI’s booth in ITU World Radio Conference WRC-15.