Dr Paul Davey
Profiles

Dr Paul Davey

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Electronics and Embedded Systems

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

  • Final Year Projects Manager (PROJ324, PROJ325, PROJ515)
  • Module Leader for Embedded Systems (ELEC240)
  • Academic Liaison Person (ALP)

Qualifications

PhD, BEng (Hons)

Professional membership

Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)

Teaching interests

  • Interfacing Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • Embedded systems design
  • Electronics & Robotics Projects
  • Internet Technologies and Applications
  • PC Technology

Research interests

All storage technologies are converging towards the absolute quantum limit in order to meet a constant demand for greater storage capacity and speed. In an attempt to overcome the ensuing reduction in signal-to-noise ratios, the application of advanced parallel signal processing techniques and Multi-Dimensional coding to multi-track storage systems, are being investigated to satisfy the demand for both increased storage density and higher data rates. This research has already resulted in a number of Two-Dimensional coding strategies for magnetic recording and it is intended to extend this work to Three-Dimensions for volumetic and holographic optical storage.

Key Areas of Interest:

  • Digital Signal Processing and Coding for Information Storage Systems
  • Optical and Magnetic Storage
  • Information Sensing and Security
  • Embedded Systems Design
  • Interfacing Microprocessor & Microcontroller Systems
  • Spintronics and Quantum Computing

Grants & contracts

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIPS (KTP)

2012 -  Kingsbury Lake Ltd. : 
To develop a prototype tool with the selected technology for use on packaging material.

2012 -  Spinnaker International Ltd. :
To research and design a highly efficient resonant inductive charging and energy storage system.
 
2014 -  Fairford ElectronicsLtd. : 
To evaluate the requirements of different markets and develop a power electronic energy saving device using innovative technology that could be incorporated into other products.

EXTERNAL CONTRACTS

Project Leader

2006 - 12  Bank of England Printing Works (2 projects, £12,798)
2004 - 09  DeLaRue (9 projects, £49,098)
2009         Cottage Heating Ltd. (£2,994)

Principle Investigator
2004 - 05   Arjo Wiggins (2 projects, £68,000)
2003 - 04  Trix SRT (£31,438)

Research groups

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Wolfson Nanomaterials and Devices Laboratory

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Awan SA 2018 'Label-Free Sensors Based on Graphene Field-Effect Transistors for the Detection of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Cancer Risk Biomarker' Diagnostics , DOI PEARL
Abdulrazaq MB, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2017 'Performance of 2D SOVA along and across track in shingled magnetic recording media' Telfor Journal 9, (1) 38-42 , DOI PEARL
Li B, Pan G, Suhail A, Islam K, Avent N & Davey P 2017 'Deep UV hardening of photoresist for shaping of graphene and lift-off fabrication of back-gated field effect biosensors by ion-milling and sputter deposition' Carbon 118, 43-49 , DOI PEARL
Li B, Pan G & Avent N 2016 'A Simple Approach to Preparation of Graphene/Reduced Graphene Oxide/Polyallylamine Electrode and Their Electrocatalysis for Hydrogen Peroxide Reduction' Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology , DOI PEARL
Shah P, Ahmed M, Ambroze M, Tjhai C & Davey PJ 2007 'Novel Soft-Feedback Equalization Method for Multilevel Magnetic Recording' Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on 43, 2280-2282-2280-2282 , DOI
Ahmed MZ, Davey PJ & Kurihara Y 2005 'Constructive inter-track interference (CITI) codes for perpendicular magnetic recording' Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 287, 432-436 , DOI
Jenkins D, Clegg W, Windmill J, Edmund S, Davey P, Newman D, Wright CD, Loze M, Armand M, et. al 2003 'Advanced optical and magneto-optical recording techniques: a review' Microsystem Technologies-Micro-and Nanosystems-Information Storage and Processing Systems 10, (1) 66-75
Liu XQ, Li A, Clegg W, Jenkins DFL & Davey P 2002 'Head-disk spacing variation suppression via active flying height control' Technology Conference 51 (5), 897-901
Ahmed MZ, Davey PJ, Donnelly T & Clegg WW 2002 'Track Squeeze Using Adaptive Intertrack Interference Equalization' IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 38, 2331-2333
Davey P 2001 'CD-ROM Optics for Flying  Height Measurement in Hard Disk Drives' Proceedings of SPIE, International Society for Optical Engineering 4442, 126-134 , DOI
Windmill JFC, Clegg WW, Jenkins DFL & Davey PJ 2001 'A new theoretical probe for the magnetic force microscope' Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 226, 1267-1269
Ahmed MZ, Donnelly T, Davey PJ & Clegg WW 2001 'Increased Areal Density Using a 2-Dimensional Approach' IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 37, 1896-1898
Books
Tunstall G, Clegg W, Jenkins D & Davey P 2001 Using compact disc player optical systems to measure differentially hard disk drive slider and disk motion under hostile conditions.
Conference Papers
Almustapha MD, Abdulrazaq MB, Ahmed MZ, Marcel AA & Davey P 2016 'Decoding and detection for magnetic recording channel using single parity coding' , DOI
MacVeigh S, Al-Omari AH, Welsh J, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2016 'An adaptable interleaved DC-DC boost converter' 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC) 07/06/2016 10/06/2016 IEEE , DOI
Al-Omari AH, MacVeigh S, Ahmed MZ, Davey P, Blackler M & Welsh J 2016 'A new method to analyse eddy current loss in an integrated magnetic structure for boost converter' 2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific) 01/06/2016 04/06/2016 IEEE , DOI
Abdulrazaq MB, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2015 'Concatenated 2D SOVA for two dimensional maximum likelihood detection' TELFOR , DOI
Al-Zubaidi S, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2015 'A novel buck-boost DC-DC converter using close-coupled inductors' 2015 IEEE 6th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG) 22/06/2015 25/06/2015 IEEE , DOI
Al-Zubaidi S, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2014 'High power factor single phase rectification technique with reduced line current harmonics' 2014 IEEE 15th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL) 22/06/2014 25/06/2014 IEEE , DOI
Al-Zubaidi S, Ahmed MZ & Davey P 2013 'Design of single bidirectional switch single phase rectifier with reduced size DC side capacitor' 03/11/2013 06/11/2013 18-23 , DOI
Ahmed MZ, Davey PJ, Donnelly T & Clegg WW 2003 'New high rate low density parity check codes for multi-track recording'
Jenkins D, Clegg W, Windmill J, Edmund S, Davey P, Newman D, Wright CD, Loze M, Armand M, et. al 2003 'Advanced optical and magneto-optical recording techniques: a review' 66-75
Ahmed MZ, Donnelly T, Davey PJ & Clegg WW 2002 'Track squeeze using adaptive inter-track interference equalisation'
Ahmed MZ, Donnelly T, Davey PJ & Clegg WW 2002 'Track Squeeze Using Adaptive Inter-Track Interference Equalisation'
Tunstall G, Jenkins D, Clegg W, Li A & Davey P 2001 'CD-ROM optics for flying height measurement in hard disk drives' SPIE 46th Annual Meeting - Proceedings of SPIE 126-134
Liu XQ, Li AM, Clegg W, Jenkins D & Davey P 2001 'Head disk spacing variation suppression via active flying height control' IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement 888-891
Davey PJ, Donnelly T, Mapps DJ & Darragh N 1998 'Two-dimensional coding for a multi-track recording system to combat inter-track interference' 1949-1951 , DOI
Donnelly T, Davey PJ & Carlyon S 1997 'Laser-operated mouse for a physically disabled child'
Davey PJ, Donnelly T & Mapps DJ 1994 'Two dimensional coding for a multiple-track, maximum-likelihood digital magnetic storage system' Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 4212-4214 , DOI
DAVEY PJ, DONNELLY T & MAPPS DJ 1993 'PULSE SLIMMING IN MAGNETIC RECORDING USING DIGITAL SIGNAL-PROCESSING TECHNIQUES' 73-76 , DOI
Ahmed MZ, Davey PJ, Donnelly T & Clegg WW 0 'New high rate low density parity check codes for multi-track recording' Digests of INTERMAG 2003. International Magnetics Conference IEEE , DOI
Patents
0 METHOD FOR READING MAGNETIC DATA. WO 2006/046016