Ryno van Staden is a senior researcher at the CSIR optronics sensor systems (OSS) group.
Research experience and interests
Van Staden experience and interests are defence, electronic warfare, electro-optics, infrared countermeasures, man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS) and systems engineering.
Ryno van Staden joined the South African Air Force (SAAF) in 1998. He obtained his B. Eng (Electronic) degree at the University of Pretoria in 2002 and was utilized as electronic engineer at the SAAF 5 Air Supply Unit (ASU) Engineering Services up to middle of 2003. From middle 2003 up to 2007 he was systems engineer responsible for airborne Infrared (IR) self-protection systems and countermeasures at the SAAF Electronic Warfare (EW) Centre.
In 2007 he left the SAAF to join the then Grintek Ewation (currently GEW Technologies) as senior systems engineer with the focus on distributed strategic communication intelligence (COMINT) systems.
In 2012 van Staden joined the optronics sensor systems (OSS) competency area of CSIR’s Defence, Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS) business unit as senior researcher in the field of Infrared (IR) and Electronic Warfare (EW). He recently completed his B.Eng (Hons) degree at the University of Pretoria with the focus on Electronic Warfare.
Hons B.Eng Electronics
International Council on System Engineering (INCOSE)
Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
Aeronautical Operational Control (AOC)