Dr. Akram Hammoudeh

Name: Akram Hammoudeh
Job Title: Associate Head of School of Engineering
Telephone: 01443 482513
e-mail: akram.hammoudeh@southwales.ac.uk
Qualifications: BSc, PhD, MIET, CEng

About:

Dr Hammoudeh was born in Amman-Jordan. He received BSc in Electrical Engineering from Yarmouk University, Jordan, in 1987 and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Bath, England, 1990. In 1991 he joined the School of Department of Electronics and Information Technology at the Polytechnic of Wales, as a post-doctoral research fellow in radiowave propagation, before being appointed as a Senior Lecturer in 1993 at the University of Glamorgan. In 1999 Dr Hammoudeh was appointed as the Head of the Information and Media Technology Field before being appointed as the Head of Telecommunications Division.

Main Teaching Areas:

Telecommunications

Main Research Areas:

Dr Hammoudeh is active in research/consultancy in the area of millimetre wave WLAN mobile radio systems and microcellular mobile radio propagation. He is currently active in the following areas:

  • Indoor and outdoor coherence bandwidth characterisation of line-of-sight millimetre wave mobile systems
  • Multipath fading countermeasures and diversity systems
  • Reflection, penetration and scatter mechanisms of smooth and rough building materials
  • Ray-Tracing algorithms and prediction techniques
  • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum applications on millimetre mobile radio links
  • Channel modelling using frequency swept and STDCC techniques
  • Performance evaluation of next generation broadband systems

Selected Journals:

  • D Scammell, and A Hammoudeh, “Estimating Channel Performance for Time Invariant Channels”, IEE Electronics Letters, Vol. 40, No. 12, June 2004.
  • A Hammoudeh, D Scammell, “Frequency Domain Characterisation of Indoor Wireless LAN Mobile Radio Channel Employing Frequency and Polarisation Diversity in the 63.4GHz-65.4GHz Band”, IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology, vol. 53, No. 4, July 2004.
  • D Scammell, a Hammoudeh and M Sanchez, “Estimating Channel Performance for Time Invariant Channels”, Electronic Letters, vol. 40, No. 12, June 2004.
  • A Hammoudeh, D Scammell and M Sanchez, “Measurements and Analysis of the Indoor Wideband Millietre Wave Wireless Radio Channel and Frequency Diversity Characterisation”, IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 51, no. 10, October 2003.
  • Iñigo Cuiñas, Jean-Pierre Pugliese, Akram Hammoudeh and Manuel García Sánchez, “Frequency Dependence of Dielectric Constant of Construction Materials at Microwave and Millimeter Wave Bands”, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 30, no. 2, pp123-124, July 20, 2001.
  • M Sanchez, A Hammoudeh, J P Kermoal, and E Grindrod, “Coherence bandwidth characterisation in an urban microcell at 62.4GHz”, IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology. Vol. 49, No. 2, March 2000

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Conferences:

  • A Hammoudeh, and D Scammell, “Effect of receive antenna directivity on RMS delay spread and coherence bandwidth for indoor millimetre wave mobile radio channels”, European Personal and Mobile Communication Conference, EPMCC’03, April 2002, Glasgow-UK.
  • D Scammell and A Hammoudeh, “Measurements and Characterisation of RMS Delay Spread and Coherence Bandwidth in Indoor Radio Channels at Millimetre Waves”, IEEE PHFC, London-UK, September 2002
  • David Scammell, Akram Hammoudeh and Manuel García Sánchez, “Characterisation of 62.4GHz radiowave propagation through a single tree using wideband measurements”“ 11th Int. Conf. Antennas and Propagation ICAP’11, April 2001.
  • Iñigo Cuiñas, Jean-Pierre Pugliese, Akram Hammoudeh and Manuel García Sánchez, “Comparison of the electromagnetic properties of building materials at 5.8 and 62.4GHz”, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Boston-USA, September 2000.
  • A Hammoudeh, Nikolaose Lappas, M Sanchez, and E Grindrod, “Millimetre wave channel measurements at 62.4GHz with space diversity for indoor mobile radio picocells” International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, CAP’00, April 2000.
  • A Siamarou, A. Hammoudeh, and M Sanchez, “Time and frequency domain channel sounding at millimetre waves for indoor wireless communications”, International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, CAP’00, April 2000.

Committee Papers presented at COST235 and UK Study Group 5 meetings:

  • M Al-Nuaimi, and A Hammoudeh, “Measurements of penetration loss and scatter of microwave signals by trees”, COST235 TD, Study Group 3, CP 86, November 1992.
  • A Hammoudeh, and M Al-Nuaimi, “Influence of vegetation on attenuation of radiowave signals in the X-Band frequency region”, COST235, Study Group 3, CP 149, June 1993.
  • A Hammoudeh, and M Al-Nuaimi, “Influence of vegetation on scatter of radiowave signals in the X-Band frequency region”, COST235, Study Group 3, CP 150, June 1993.
  • M Al-Nuaimi, A Hammoudeh, and M Ding, “Building and vegetation scatter-Review of models”, Study Group 5, February 1994.
  • M Al-Nuaimi, A Hammoudeh, and M Ding, “Scatter cross section characterisation of building and vegetation scatter”, Study Group 5, February 1994.
  • A Hammoudeh, and M Al-Nuaimi, Scattering cross section characterisation and attenuation rates of vegetation media at microwave frequencies”, COST235, Study Group 3, CP 227, April 1994.

Engineering Education Conferences:

  • A Hammoudeh, and J Barrett, “Tackling Engineering Retention: A Firsthand Experience”, International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEE’002, Manchester-UK, August 2002.
  • A Hammoudeh, “Tackling Student Retention: strategic and Tactical Interventions”, Invited Speaker, PROGRESS03 Strategies for Student Achievement in Engineering, Hull-UK, September 2003.

Consultancy Reports:

  • A Hammoudeh, “60GHz Propagation Measurement Programme” DERA Consultancy Report, UGCS 1997, Agreement Number CSM/366/UA
  • A Hammoudeh, “Narrowband Chanel Characteristics of Millimetre Wave Mobile Radio Systems In Suburban Environments”, DERA Consultancy Report, UGCS 1999, Agreement No. CSM/787/UA