Expert Details

Expert in Hardware Reliability Testing; Vibration and Shock, Climatic Testing

Expert ID: 723038 California, USA

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Expert has actively worked with clients for many years to specify, set
up, perform, and report on accelerated environmental testing. Sample products
include electro-optical systems, cell phones, roller coaster audio systems,
helmet mounted displays, automotive and medical equipment.

Expert has used accelerated thermal life testing with vibration to run many accelerated life tests on a wide variety of products in the military/aerospace sector as well as commercial applications.

Expert is a burn-in expert and has advised many clients on how to set up burn-in processes. This includes specifying tests, writing procedures, and selecting equipment. Expert teaches classes in burn-in.

Expert has performed many tests to evaluate coatings to environmental exposure including solar, corrosive atmosphere, high humidity, and fungus.

Expert is an expert in environmental chamber operation and procurement. Expert can write chamber specifications, acceptance test procedures, do supplier selection and coordination, and all other tasks to ensure that environmental chambers are procured successfully. Expert has taught classes in chamber usage and application.

Expert has been performing environmental testing of all types for over 30 years. His services run the gamut from specifying tests, writing procedures, performing tests, writing reports, and performing failure analysis. Typical tests include vibration, shock, temperature, humidity, altitude, solar simulation, salt fog, acceleration, decompression, and explosive atmosphere.

Expert has experience in instrumenting, measuring, and analyzing vibration and shock data in the field.




Expert has specified and overseen the design verification tests and reliability tests for audio equipment installed in rides for an international theme park operator.He has taken field measurements of vehicle vibration and shock, analyzed that data, and used those data as test inputs for vehicle mounted hardware. Expert has consulted in specifying appropriate test parameters for Space Shuttle hardware.He has consulted extensively in the display industry performing many tests on head worn, aircraft cockpit, and vehicle displays.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Hayward, California - Sunnyvale, California - Concord, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1969 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Emgineering Institution: NYIT

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1996 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Expert is a consultant in the area of hardware reliability testing including vibration and shock, HALT/HASS, and all other environments including temperature, humidity, and low pressure.
Years: 1977 to 1996 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Section Manager, Engineering Test Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: He was in charge of all qualification and reliability testing as well as being laboratory manager. Products tested included aircraft and spacecraft electronics and optical systems.
Years: 1975 to 1977 Employer: Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Title: Undisclosed Department: Missile Systems Division Responsibilities: Expert performed dynamic and climatic testing on electronic and mechanical systems.
Years: 1971 to 1975 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Engineer Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: He oversaw dynamic and climatic testing performed by Air Force suppliers. His responsibilities included review and approval of test parameters and procedures.
Years: 1965 to 1969 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Test Engineer Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Expert performed dynamics and climatic testing on aircraft and spacecraft electronic and mechanical systems.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1971 to 1975 Agency: USAF Role: Engineer Description: Expert specified and approved dynamics and climatics testing performed by USAF suppliers.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1998 to 1999 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Expert performed reliability testing and general management consulting for a German company; he worked one year full time in Germany.
Years: to Present Country / Region: World Wide Summary: Expert has taught vibration, shock, and HALT classes as well as Climatics testing classes in Finland, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Mexico and China.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has worked with legal firms as a technical expert on product liability cases.
Training / Seminars
He regularly teaches classes in vibration and shock testing, fixture design, HALT/HASS reliability tests, and climatics testing (the latter of which he developed) to companies in a wide range of industries.
Vendor Selection
Expert regularly performs source selection of testing facilities as well as test equipment.
Marketing Experience
He has been successfully marketing his own consulting firm since 1996.

Fields of Expertise

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