Graduated with a B.Sc(Elec Eng) from Wits University South Africa and worked for a major South African Government Research establishment for a period of 20 years.
Specialised in radio frequency systems, target recognition systems, microprocessors - digital - analog and system design and the design of software systems. Appointed programme manager of Mining Systems of MIKOMTEK. Co-inventor and development team leader of five major world first inventions in South Africa since 1989 in the fields of radio frequency identification (Supertag®), electronic detonators (MSB), low cost telephony (Elsie), retailing labeling (Displaywrite), mine communications (CNS),Trolleyponder® RFID and advanced short range radar systems with target classification. Cited as co-inventor on approximately 200 international patent applications.
Winner of a CSIR Outstanding Achiever Award and The MIKOMTEK Trevor Wadley Award for Innovation.
South African Expert on laser and radar speed measuring devices and often
assists the Automobile Association with defence for motorists.
During 1997 was a member of the Technical Committee for Safety and Procedures for Traffic Control and Traffic Control Equipment of the South African Department of Transport responsible for developing a technically sound South African Bureau of Standards specification no 1795:1997 entitled Speed measuring equipment, and developing sound prosecution guidelines for implimenting approved equipment.
Launched on 7th June 1996 the web newspaper Transponder News detailing technical and commecial developments in transponder technology, a paper that has grown to provide more than 10000 HTML imprint pages of information per month to readers worldwide..
Qualified as a Private Pilot and flies a Cessna 182 (350 hours). Sails
catamarans, formerly a Tornado and currently a Halcat.
Former Chief Timekeeper (for about 17 years) for motor racing in South Africa, and former Treasurer of the South African Military History Society for a period of 15 years.
In 1998 with Trevor Hodson, invented, developed and commercialised Trolleyponder® low cost RFID technology via their company Trolley Scan (Pty) Ltd.
Graduated with a B.Sc(Elec Eng) from Wits University South Africa and worked for a major South African Government Research establishment for a period of 10 years. Specialised in project management, microprocessor - digital - analog and system design and design of software systems. Co-inventor of four major world first inventions in South Africa since 1989. Cited as co-inventor on approximately 100 international patent applications.
Avid hockey player playing in the church league
In 1998 with Mike Marsh, invented, developed and commercialised Trolleyponder® low cost RFID technology via their company Trolley Scan (Pty) Ltd.
Graduated with a B.Sc(Civil Eng) from Wits University South Africa and worked in the Engineering Dept of the Johannesburg City Council where she later held a senior management position in the cleansing department. After leaving the City Council to look after the newly arrived family, Joan acted as a consultant for the Water branch of the Council.
Joan has qualified as a pilot and flies a Cessna 182 (130 hours).
Treasurer of the South African Military History Society and committee member of Kengray Cub Troop
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