Li Zhou


Test Analyst


Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Electrical and Electronics)

University of Canterbury, 2003


I joined Tait Electronics as a Test Technician in June 2004. At the beginning of 2006, I was promoted to a Test Analyst and it’s good to know that at Tait Electronics your hard work is acknowledged and rewarded.

My main tasks now involve test execution, test design, test tool development and test planning. Working in a big company gives me the opportunity to work with people from many other areas, such as development, manufacturing, customer support and technical training. You are always a part of a bigger thing and learning about stuff from different areas, not just sitting in an isolated cubical or lab.

Tait not only provided me various professional training courses and conference opportunities to further build up my professional domain knowledge, but also supported me to complete my Masters. Through the Wireless Research Centre, part of the UCi3, I have been awarded a $30,000 Master's scholarship to do my Master's of Engineering in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Tait gave me a years study leave to return to academia to do this full time study.

My thesis is mainly concerned with the application of triple diversity techniques to the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO) Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 digital base station systems. Specifically I will look at the application of harmonized continuous phase modulation (H-CPM) and low complexity H-CPM demodulation with a receiver space diversity combining technique. In joint collaboration with Tait, this study will be applied to the development of the next generation base station model TB9200. This enables me to develop my skills in a research area of interest to me and of benefit to Tait.

I am looking forward to returning to Tait after I complete my Masters to expand the research and development of the next generation digital base station technologies.