Dr Michael Frater is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). He has more than ten years experience in the development of communications systems and services, including videoconferencing and video and image surveillance. He has led ADFA involvement in an umber of collaborative projects, investigating tactical image and video communications. Dr Frater has been actively involved in the development of international standards for audiovisual communications and currently chairs the group within the Moving Picture Expert Group (MPEG) concerned with wireless and mobile applications of this technology. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Engineering. He is the author of a number of articles on communications systems and communications services, and is the co-author of books on tactical communications architectures and electronic warfare. Captain Frater is also a part-time Army officer in the Royal Australian Signals Corps, currently serving with the Army School of Signals.
(Last updated: October 2001)