Ferdie Potgieter has worked in Electronic Warfare (EW) at the Defence Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS) at the CSIR since 2002.
As a senior researcher, his work involves Electronic Warfare Support (ES) research and development on the detection, location and classification of communication and radar emitters.
He is also active in the field of Radar Cross Section (RCS) measurement systems and signal analysis and has published IEEE conference papers on emitter classification.
He presents an introductory EW course in the UCT Radar Masters programme and lectures at the annual SAAF EW systems course. His research interests include signal processing, pattern recognition, compressive sensing and sub Nyquist sampling.