Ralf Rudersdorfer was born in Ennsdorf, Lower Austria. He completed his entire education with distinctions. Till 1999 he was with the Institute of Applied Physics (o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Dieter Bäuerle). Then he moved to the Institute for Communications and Information Engineering, both at the University of Linz, Austria, to take over the laboratory area and technical agendas of the Institute. In summer 2002 he was a Guest Consultant for laboratory equipment and RF-hardware and taught the practical training "electronic circuit engineering" at the revived Institute for Electronics Engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He is and was repeatedly, in advisory capacity, involved in internal and external (research) projects.
His interests are in the fields of fundamental RF-, microwave- and electronic-measurement technologies, RF-hardware, high-power RF-generation, antenna techniques, and radio monitoring systems. In these fields he has published a number of papers, with high practice relation, in journals (the first one at an age of 21 years), and given several presentations. He is also engaged in radio communications and broadcasting systems with special interests in the traditional frequency spectrum below 1.5 GHz, and especially in the short wave range. Additionally he holds the authorship of over 50 measurement reports about current receivers, transceivers, and exciters for different standards in an approved German trade magazine, and officiates as an independent technical news editor since 2002.
Mr. Rudersdorfer received the Juvenile Procreation Award in the section radio technology at the UKW-Tagung Weinheim, Germany, in 2003. During the AFTM 2006 (VHF/UHF- and Shortwave-Conference) at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany, he was awarded the first place in the construction competition, section measurement technique.
He is a chartered radio amateur since 1997 and holds the call sign OE3RAA.