MR. STEVEN OMONDI AWINO


POSITION
CURRENT DESIGNATION: TUTORIAL FELLOW , DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING
OFFICE EMAIL: sawino@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: +254(020) 2219929, 3341639, 3343672
CONSULTATION HOURS: 8AM-5PM MON - FRI
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (M.SC.)ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING-TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING MAJORUNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL (SOUTH AFRICA)2015
BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (B.TECH)ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING-TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)2012
DIPLOMAELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING-TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERINGTHE KENYA POLYTECHNIC (KENYA)2010
O LEVEL/EQUIVALENTKENYA CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATIONKWOYO OYUGIS SEC. SCHOOL (KENYA)2003
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
MAY 2016 - NOV 2016RADIO SUPPORT OFFICERROYAL MEDIA SERVICES (RMS)-ICT DEPT. (KENYA)
SEP 2013 - JAN 2015BROADCAST SUPPORT ENGINEERRADIO AFRICA GROUP LTD-TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT, BROADCAST SECTION (KENYA)
DEC 2016 - CURRENTTUTORIAL FELLOWTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (TUK)-TELECOMMUNICATION DEPT. (KENYA)
FEB 2013 - AUG 2013STUDIO MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANSTANDARD MEDIA GROUP-KTN TV (KENYA)
JAN 2016 - APR 2016TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEERRADIO AFRICA GROUP LTD-TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT, BROADCAST SECTION (KENYA)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
My research focuses on the use of indoor low-voltage power line networks for data transmission. This is due to the fact, power line networks are readily available and thus a cost-effective technology as compared to other systems. However, this channel suffers from several kinds of disturbances, especially, an ever-varying impedance, multipath propagation due to several branching points and impulsive noise among others. 
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
Powerline Channel modelling POWER LINE COMMUNICATION
Measurements and characterization of the powerline channel for data transmissionPOWER LINE COMMUNICATION
OFDM based BPSK Modulation and BER analysis in impulsive noise power line communicationPOWER LINE COMMUNICATION
Measurements, Characterization and Modelling of Power Line Communication (PLC) Impulsive NoisePower Line Communication
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Steven O. Awino and Thomas J. O. Afullo, “Power Line Communication Channel Modelling Using Parallel Resonant Circuits Approach,” in Proceedings of SATNAC, Western Cape, South Africa, 6-9 September, 2015. http://www.satnac.org.za/proceedings/2015/SATNAC%202015%20Proceedings.pdf
- Alternative approach to Power Line Communication (PLC) channel modelling and multipath characterization.  http://researchspace.ukzn.ac.za/xmlui/handle/10413/13286
- Steven O. Awino* and Joseph O. Abok* (2016).On the in-door low-voltage power line for broadband data communication. The 3rd Technical University of Kenya International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Development. Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. 23rd to 25th February, 2016 http://research.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php/2015-06-08-16-13-26/conference-workshop-seminar-proceedings
- Steven O. Awino, Thomas J. O. Afullo and Peter O. Akuon, “Analytical BER of OFDM power Line Communication at Different IAT of Impulsive Noise,” in Proceedings of 25TH Southern Africa Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) 2017, 30 January – 1 February 2017, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa, pp 496-501, ISBN 978-0-620-74503-1. http://www0.sun.ac.za/saupec2017/Proceedings/ProceedingView.php?%20ProceedingID%20=%2025
- Steven O. Awino and Thomas J. O. Afullo, “Measurements and Multipath Characterization of Power Line Communication Channel,” in Proceedings of 24TH Southern Africa Universities Power Engineering Conference (SAUPEC) 2016, 26 - 29 January 2016, Vaal University of Technology, Gauteng, South Africa, pp 353-360, ISBN: 978-0-620-67151-4. http://www0.sun.ac.za/saupec2017/Proceedings/ProceedingView.php
COURSES TAUGHT
Course Name Brief Description Period
Microwave EngineeringElectromagnetic wave propagation, Rectangular waveguides, Circular waveguides, Scattering matrix, Microwave generators, Antennas, and Transmission line theory 2016 - TO-DATE
Electromagnetic FieldsVector Algebra, Coordinate Systems and Transformation, Vector Calculus, Electrostatic fields, Electric Fields in Materials, Magnetostatic Fields, Magnetic Forces and Materials and Devices, Boundary Conditions in Electromagnetic Fields, 2016 - TO-DATE
Control System EngineeringIntroduction to Control Systems Engineering, Control Systems Modelling, Feedback Control Systems, Time Response Analysis, Stability Analysis, Frequency Response Analysis, Polar and Nyquist plots. 2016 - TO-DATE
Analogue & Digital Control SystemIntroduction to control systems, Control systems representation and modelling, Feedback system characteristics and analysis, Control system components, Converters, Shaft position encoders, Motors, Analogue and digital control system, 2016 - TO-DATE
Digital BroadcastingIntroduction and development of Digital Broadcasting technology, Digital Audio and Video compression techniques, Digital modulation schemes used in Digital Broadcasting systems, Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB), Conditional Access techniques and management, Structure of Digital TV networks and Transmitting Stations, Future developments in Digital Broadcasting. 2016 - TO-DATE
Multimedia CommunicationIntroduction to multimedia communication, Packet switching technologies, Network access technologies and protocols, System hardware and design, Fundamental concepts in Video and multimedia applications, Multimedia video compression techniques, Multimedia audio compression techniques, Multimedia broadcasting. 2016 - TO-DATE
Computer Hardware & MaintenanceThe visible PC, Motherboard, Memories, Power supplies, Hard disk drives (HDD), Floppy and CD media drives, Audio and video drives, Network cards and drives, Printers and scanners. 2016 - TO-DATE
Digital ElectronicsMedium scale integrated logic circuits, Sequential logic circuits, Programmable logic devices, Semiconductor memories, Introduction to microcomputers, Analogue-to-digital converters (ADC) and Digital-to-analogue converters (DAC). 2016 - TO-DATE
Electrical Engineering MeasurementINTRODUCTION TO MEASUREMENTS AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENTS STANDARDS, ELEMENTS OF MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT ERRORS AND ANALYSIS, TRANSDUCERS, MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS, CALIBRATION OF INSTRUMENTS AND MEASUREMENTS. 2016 - TO-DATE
Electrical Measurement & Fault diagnosisUnits, Measurement Techniques, Circuits and common faults, Repair aids, Reliability Maintenance, Fault location and repair. 2016 - TO-DATE
Analogue Electronics IThermionic emission, Atomic theory of matter, Semi conductor theory, Semi conductor diodes, Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT), Power Supplies. Field Effect Transistors (FET) 2016 - TO-DATE
Analogue Electronics ACharacteristics of PN junction, Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) Amplifiers, Field Effect Transistor (FET) Amplifiers, Two-port networks, Amplifier coupling methods and responses, Feedback in amplifiers and oscillators, Large signal amplifiers, Miller effect, Pulse amplifiers, Noise in amplifiers 2016 - TO-DATE
Electrical Circuit Theory IIBTwo port networks, Transmission lines, Impedance matching on transmission lines, Network synthesis, Filter Approximation, Realizability conditions on network functions, Two element kind networks 2016 - TO-DATE
ANY OTHER EXTRA INFORMATION
IEEE (SA): Member No. 92872486
IEEE-HKN Mu Eta Chapter: Member

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