David A. Burgess

Kestrel Signal Processing, Engineering Consultant

Most of David's work has been in signals intelligence and radiolocation. This afforded him extensive experience with physical layer and protocol processing for cellular air interfaces (GSM, IS-95 and others) and in the design of high-performance software radios. Now he is applying that expertise to low-cost telecommunications systems through the OpenBTS project, a hybrid GSM/SIP basestation effort based on open-source hardware and software. The OpenBTS vision is a new kind of wireless service for underdeveloped rural areas that can be operated at a fraction of the cost of conventional cellular and leapfrog to simple, direct IP/mobile convergence.