Hi! I’m Ian Renton: code-monkey, net-junkie, UX designer and robot-tinkerer.
I have a BSc in Physics from Southampton University and now write software, as well as occasionally dabbling in electronics and network administration, in the defence industry.
I’d like to be able to speak Spanish fluently, and to have a garden to grow vegetables in. Also, a big pile of money would be nice. Just sayin’.
I am currently the lead developer of a software package for naval autonomous vehicles at a major UK defence contractor. My software work encompasses both the embedded control logic and expert systems for vehicle control, and the front-end user interface for vehicle mission planning and evaluation.
I have experience in the design and implementation of other defence solutions such as submarine communications, mine countermeasures and naval Command and Control systems.
My role encompasses the entire project life-cycle, from requirements analysis and costing at the bid stage, through design, implementation and testing to on-site trials and customer acceptance.
Here’s some of the cool stuff I’ve worked on:
- Flexible Agile Sweeping Techology (FAST) Demonstrator
- FAST and SeaFox
- Proteus underwater networks
- Automated Recyclable Waste Sorter (patent)