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Ian Platt

Principal Scientist, Electromagnetics

Ian Platt

BSc (Hon), PhD (Physics)

Ian started his scientific career as a theoretical physicist studying the propagation of electromagnetic waves in plasmas; he earned a PhD from La Trobe University Australia. Over the intervening 25 years he has been employed as a researcher in this field by the University of Massachusetts (US), the United States Air Force, Telecom Australia, La Trobe University, UK Ministry of Defence (now QinetiQ) and RLM Systems (a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Tenix). Since joining Lincoln Agritech in 2004, much of his work in electromagnetic propagation has revolved around the development of new sensor devices.

He has particular interests in:

  • Time Domain Reflectometry moisture measurement and imaging
  • Structural sensing using Optical Fibres and Time Domain Reflectometry
  • Radar application to remote sensing
  • Stochastic modelling for use in DSP applications

His research subjects are:

  • Moisture measurement
  • Novel sensors
  • Information processing
  • Optical fibre sensors
  • Measurement and instrumentation

Academic and Professional History:

  • Research Scientist, Lincoln Agritech (current)
  • Physics Lecturer, La Trobe University Melbourne Australia (2004)
  • Research Team Leader, RLM Systems (Tenix and Lockheed Martin), Planning and implementation of the Jindalee OTH Radar coordinate registration system (1994 – 2003).
  • Contract Research Scientist, Ministry of Defence (now Qinetiq), United Kingdom, Design of HF radio communications frequency agile systems (1993 – 1994).
  • Research Associate, University of Massachusetts USA, Atmospheric Research (1987 – 1992).


High Gain Microstrip Patch Antenna as Illuminating Source for Near Field Imaging, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science
Tan A E-C, Platt I, Hayward A, Nelson J, Eccleston K W, Anton E
TAN et al APS-URSI paper
Microwave Field Measurement of New Zealand Alpine Snow Wetness, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Tan A E-C, Rack W, Eccleston K W, Platt I G, Anton E-M, Woodhead Ian M
TAN.A_IGARSS paper2023
Demonstration of a Negative-Refractive-Index Lens Imaging System, 2022 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC)
Eccleston KW, Zhou Y, Platt IG, Tan A E-C, Woodhead IM
DOI: 10.23919/APMC55665.2022.9999905
Multipixel Metamaterial Lens Imaging System, 2022 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA)
Eccleston K W, Zhou Y, Platt IG, Tan A E-C, Anton E, Woodhead I M
Additive Manufacturing of Human Torso Phantom for microwave imaging, 2022 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA)
2022 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA) Y. Zhou et al
Orthogonal bases for biomedical inverse scattering, 2022 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA)
C. J. Bateman et al
A Dual Dielectric-Resonator-Loaded Probe System Designed for Microwave Medical Imaging, 2021 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements & Applications (CAMA)
Zhou, Y., Eccleston, K., Tan, A., Platt, I., Bateman C., Woodhead, I
Non-Invasive Groundwater Velocity Measurements Using a Novel Electromagnetic Flowmeter, “IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements”
Mitchell B, Zhou Y, Hayes M, Heffernan B, Platt I, Bailey J, Hunze A, Gao K, Long N, Woodhead I
Modelling of the Dielectric Resonator and Metal Strip Based Negative-Refractive-Index Lens, 2021 IEEE Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC)
Eccleston, K W, Zhou, Y, Platt, I G, Tan, A E-C, Woodhead, I M
Contrast Capability of the NRI Lens, 2021 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements & Applications (CAMA)
Eccleston K. W., Zhou Y., Platt I. G., Tan A. E.-C., Bateman C., Woodhead I.M.
Dispersion Errors in Time Domain Reflectometry, ISEMA Conference
Woodhead, I., Platt, I., Rankin, D., Tan, A., Eccleston, K
Planar Lens Based on Dielectric Resonators and Printed Continuous Metal Strips, 2020 Asia Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC2020)
K. W. Eccleston, Y. Zhou, I. G. Platt, I. M. Woodhead and A. E.-C. Tan
Snow Depth Measurements from an Octo-copter Mounted Radar, IEE – International Microwave Symposium
Adrian Tan, Josh McCulloch, Wolfgang Rack, Ian Platt, Ian Woodhead
Evaluation of Backpropagation Reconstruction Algorithm for 3D Microwave Imaging of Body Part Anomalie, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting
Claire Migliaccio, Christian Pichot, Ian Platt, Adrian Tan, Ian Woodhead
Radar Measurements of Snow Depth Over Sea Ice on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Tan, A. E. C., McCulloch, J., Wolfgang, R., Platt, I., Woodhead, I.
Matrix-Based Constitutive Parameter and Generalised Surface Effect Retrieval, 4th Australian Microwave Symposium (AMS2020), 2p, Sydney, Australia
Eccleston, K.W., Platt, I., Woodhead, I., Tan, A. E. C.