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Expert in Electromagnetic Systems, Directed Energy, Radar, Electronic Warfare, New Technology Acquisition.

Expert ID: 727749 California, USA

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Expert has researched the PV cell technologies now in production and in the pipeline. While promising incremental efficiency and cost improvements abound, several "completely different" approaches were found that can produce 80%-90% conversion efficiencies across broad spectral bands at roll-to-roll printed film costs. Suppliers of the design subsystems were contacted, informed of the new concept, and are presently aiming their work toward demonstration cells. If successful, this work will improve the national economics of both renewable and conventional energy generation by about a factor of 5.

Expert has designed and built "smart" radars with full polarimetric and other advanced target discriminant identification capabilities for many years. These included 16, 86 and 94 GHz versions, designed for air surveillance, missile guidance and tank fire control, respectively. Also designed were combined radar/HPM weapons for ship and high value target defense. Ground penetrating radars include a 2cm-resolution deep mapper with GW output, and a UWB formation imager designed to guide a drillstring real time in thin coal seams. These were all technical "firsts" that provided employers and clients substantial market advantages.

Expert has over 30 years experience identifying, locating and evaluating new product-enabling technologies. (Also, new product-threatening and "asymmetric" ones.) Areas have included remote sensing techniques, antenna beam control methods, counter-stealth approaches, industrial process controls, energy storage materials, anti-carjack systems, fuel conversion/transport approaches, synthesized electronic materials and many others. These were applied in large aerospace and commercial firms, Government-owned firms and medium-sized commercial enterprizes. Expert has organized and managed national workshops on new technology evaluation/impacts.

Expert began application of HPM technologies to military scenarios in the 1970's, eventually starting 5 industry development groups, obtaining funding for them, designing products and building their test facilities. He co-chaired the first US national conference on HPM. Experience ranges from target effects optimization to systems engineering to components and packaging to prototypes and field demos. Along the way, propagation estimates, target coupling models, potential hardening and countermeasures were all developed. Direct observation of lab and field effects of full-scale products on targets (later including IED's) were made as early as 1979.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Bakersfield, California - Salinas, California - Santa Barbara, California - Santa Maria, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1965 Degree: MS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Ohio State University
Year: 1964 Degree: BS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Case Western Reserve University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1992 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Founded firm to provide technical and business development consulting in electromagnetics, system engineering, radar, energy and remote sensing areas. Experience in over 15 countries.
Years: 1989 to 1992 Employer: Lockheed Martin Title: Manager, Advanced Electronic Programs Department: Advanced Development and Technology Operation Responsibilities: Co-founded this new HQ division with a Norm Augustine charter to "Build the DARPA of Martin". Initiated programs in several then-cutting edge areas, obtained funding, trained staff, built facilities.
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Alcoa Aluminum Company Title: Director, Advanced Electronic Projects Department: Alcoa Defense Systems Responsibilities: Initiated, managed development projects in ECM, LO, Counter-LO and HPM areas.
Years: 1983 to 1987 Employer: Intelcom Radiation Technologies Title: Program Manager Department: IRT Responsibilities: Built successful microwave group, labs, won several million dollars in funding.
Years: 1982 to 1983 Employer: Boeing Aerospace Company Title: Chief Scientist Department: Kent,WA Responsibilities: Senior technical direction for Boeing's largest MMW missile seeker program.
Years: 1978 to 1982 Employer: General Dynamics Corporation Title: Program Manager Department: Pomona Responsibilities: Initiated programs in ship defense radar, MMW guidance, electric guns, electronic materials.
Years: 1976 to 1978 Employer: Martin Marietta Corporation Title: Engineering Specialist Department: Orlando Responsibilities: Helped build first precise MMW tank fire control radar, "STARTLE"
Synthesized MMW phased-array beam control materials, demonstrated antennas.
Years: 1974 to 1976 Employer: Lawrence Berkeley Lab Title: Senior Electronics Engineer Department: Electronics Responsibilities: Built MMW gas spectrometer, patented cavity tuning concept.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1992 to 1993 Country / Region: Canada Summary: He was technical lead on this country's winning proposal for a national coastal (radar) surveillance system for Malaysia.
Years: 1999 to 2001 Country / Region: China Summary: Transferred production of a US-designed magnetic field survey instrument to Chinese factory.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Country / Region: Republic of South Africa Summary: Contacted RSA Government for introduction of French high tech manufacturing into the country. Brought French business and academic representatives to meet their RSA counterparts.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Life Senior Member, IEEE

Fellow, MIT Electromagnetics Academy
Licenses / Certifications
FCC Radiotelephone License, radar endorsement
Professional Appointments
SPIE International Conference Chair (5 years)
Awards / Recognition
IEEE Lecturer, China, 2001
Publications and Patents Summary
Fourteen published papers, 6 patents granted, 2 pending.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Courses/Seminars: "System Engineering", "Microwave/HV Lab Safety", "Compact Radar Design", "Pulse Power Science", "RF/Microwave Propagation", "Antenna Design", "Marketing in Tough Times", "Vessel Traffic Control Systems", "Designing Electro-Active Materials", "Borehole Navigation Radar".
Vendor Selection
Located, managed over 20 subcontractors, areas included high energy density capacitors, ultra-strong filament-wound gun barrels, HPM tubes, HPM cathodes/modeling, magnetic circuits/structures, target HPM vulnerability modeling, many others
Marketing Experience
Remote sensing satellites ("SPOT"), space-based radar, conformal antennas, oil & gas exploration/navigation/drilling, energy-independence national options/strategies, HPM sources and technologies, UWB radar hardware, extreme environment electronics, lightning protection, solar cells, missile seekers, ship defense radar, OTH radar, target ID radar.
Other Relevant Experience
On the ground knowledge of "best and brightest" players in remote sensing, many other technologies in over 15 countries. Business partners and contacts worldwide.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Can easily translate French written documents, writing them only fair, speaking now poor.

Fields of Expertise

photovoltaic cell, ground-penetrating radar, radar countermeasure, radar, radar interference, military defense system, technology evaluation, technology innovation, new product assessment, corporate strategic planning, new technology business value measurement, new product development, high-power microwave radiation, high intensity radiated field, high-energy radiation, electronic warfare, radio-frequency shielding, electromagnetic shielding process, electromagnetic testing, vacuum science, business strategy, battery measurement, radar system, business management, electronic jammer, frequency-modulated radar, millimeter-wave radar, microwave reflector antenna, electromagnetic radiation detection, X-ray pulse, X-ray shielding, solar panel, antenna analysis, missile detection, atmospheric interference, frequency response measurement, Advanced Integrated Electronic Warfare System, renewable resource, electrical measurement, joint venture, dielectric property measurement, attenuation coefficient, bistatic reflectivity, atmospheric attenuation, absorbing wedge, microwave radiation absorbing material, electric field strength, electromagnetic interference test, solar technology, project cost management, attenuation, antenna illumination, oil exploration, antenna design, Doppler weather radar application, Doppler weather radar, impulse generator, electromagnetic radiation scattering, absorption spectrum, passive radar, Cerenkov radiation, coherent radiation, chirality, chirp signal, microwave absorption, spatial resolution, antenna diagnostics, missile system, electric charge, electromagnetic field human health effect, radio wave human health effect, microwave radiation human health effect, electromagnetic radiation human health effect, biological material radiation effect, project cost estimation, project cost engineering, electromagnetic radiation material interaction, electromagnetic susceptibility, rail gun, polymer science, electromagnetic compatibility measurement, vacuum-tube amplifier, direct-power generator, surface-wave antenna, adaptive antenna array, aerosol measurement, solar infrared radiation energy, navigation, infrared radiation energy, electromagnetic radiation, surface science, missile defense system, missile, photovoltaics, psychology, target identification, X-ray emission, solar thermal energy system, renewable energy system, magnetic field, radio wave, electromagnetic interference, microwave radiation, gamma radiation, wideband amplifier, whistler, traveling-wave amplifier, spectroscopy, solar energy focusing system, solar energy, signal processing, risk management, remote sensing, project management, nuclear electromagnetic pulse, millimeter wave, jamming, electronic countermeasure, electromagnetic pulse, economic analysis, antenna

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