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electronics engineer

Simon Watts, British electronics engineer. Achievements include patents for radar. Named a Member of Order of British Empire, Queen of England, 1996; named Freemen of City of London, 2005, Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Engineers, 2006; fellow, United Kingdom Royal Academy Engineering, 2000. Fellow: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Institution Electrical Engineers (chairman international radar conference 1997).

Background

Watts, Simon was born on December 18, 1949 in York, Yorkshire, England. Son of Peter Annesley and Valerie Watts.

Education

Bachelor in Engineering Science, University Oxford, 1971. Master of Arts, University Oxford, 1971. Master of Science, University Birmingham, 1972.

Doctor of Philosophy, Council National Academic Awards, 1987.

Career

Student apprentice Electric and Music Industries Electronics, Hayes, England, 1967—1972, research engineer, 1972—1987. Chief scientist THORN Electric and Music Industries Electronics, Sensors Group, Crawley, England, 1987—1995, Racal Radar Defense Systems, Crawley, 1995—2000, Thales United Kingdom, Aerospace Division, Crawley, since 2000. Chairman radar research consultative committee Federation Electronics Industry, 1990—1996, chairman research and technical committee, 1996—1998.

Board member defense science advisory council Ministry of Defense, London, 1997—2006. Chairman European common industry group 1 European Defense Industries Group, 2000—2002. Visiting professor University College London, since 2003.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for radar.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Sea Clutter: Scattering, the K Distribution and Radar Peformance, 2006. Contributor scientific papers in field.

Membership

Fellow: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Institution Electrical Engineers (chairman international radar conference 1997).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, amateur radio, local church activities.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Stewart Stewart-Wallace, July 23, 1977. Children: Thomas Annesley, Edward Stewart.

father:
Peter Annesley

mother:
Valerie Watts

spouse:
Elizabeth Stewart Stewart-Wallace

child:
Thomas Annesley Watts

child:
Edward Stewart Watts