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Dr Peter Harrington

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Peter graduated with a BEng(H) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree from Newcastle University in 1981. He worked for British Aerospace Dynamics in Hatfield for 4 years. During this time he was engaged with electronic design for guided weapon and satellite systems. He joined Newcastle Polytechnic in 1985 and have enjoyed teaching microprocessor systems, embedded systems and digital electronics. Peter has been programme leader fro the Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme for the past eleven years and has been actively involved in franchise programs in Malaysia and Singapore and with partner colleges in China.

Peter Harrington

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Ellison Building

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  • Autonomous drone control within a Wi-Fi network, Harrington, P., Ng, W., Binns, R. 20 Jul 2020, 2020 12th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 2020), Piscataway, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Integrating radio-over-fiber communication system and BOTDR sensor system, Ng, W., Lalam, N., Dai, X., Wu, Q., Fu, R., Harrington, P., Gomes, N., Lu, C. 15 Apr 2020, In: Sensors
  • Multi point strain and temperature sensing based on Brillouin optical time domain reflectometry, Chen, T., Xu, X., Lalam, N., Ng, W., Harrington, P. 18 Jul 2018, 2018 11th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2018, Piscataway, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Investigation of the speed-up of a dual microcontroller parallel processing system in the execution of a mathematical operation, Harrington, P., Ng, W. 2012, PGNet 2012: The 13th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on The Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting
  • The impact of a large cohort of Chinese students on the delivery of an Engineering degree in the UK, Hou, J., Montgomery, C., Harrington, P., McDowell, L. Jul 2010, Engineering Education 2010

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD June 20 2020
  • Electrical Engineering BSc (Hons) September 01 1979
  • Member Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2014

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