Titan ICT Consultants
James Reed heads up Titan ICT’s operations in Sydney and is considered a subject matter expert in communications solutions architecture and radio and wireless technologies. James has an intimate understanding in the design and deployment of diverse communications system with an emphasis in LTE technology. With a career traversing several countries, including Australia, Brazil, India, China and the USA, in diverse lead technical roles, James shares his wealth of knowledge and passion for telecommunications by regularly mentoring aspiring engineers and speaking at events.
Thursday 13 June: 9.30am-10.00am
Tower auditing using CSI techniques
One of the challenges often faced in radio upgrade projects is obtaining current and accurate tower asset information. Through drone technology, reality modelling, machine learning and ground penetration radar, a new and safer method now exists to collect and convert data into a virtual 3D model of the tower outlining asset details, dimensions and high-resolution imagery. This case study examines the outcomes from an Australian public safety agency responsible for the performance of a regional radio system that first responders depend on for reliable voice communications. There are several hundred communication towers contained within this system. As early adopters of the tower auditing technology, the Agency has been able to obtain accurate data of both the assets on the tower and the foundations under the ground. The presentation will review how this Agency harnessed the tower audit technology and how the combined data collection has provided an accurate picture of its tower assets enabling the verification for the capacity to support further assets.