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Expert in Mechanical Engineering Design and Analysis

Expert ID: 722631 California, USA

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Expert has more than 30 years of experience in providing mechanical engineering support to electronic and LASER products for military and commercial applications. He has performed in engineering, program, and supervisory roles including design, analysis, budgets, scheduling, manufacturing support, field installations, and marketing support. His work in thermal areas included design and verification of satisfactory operation of electronics cooling and temperature control using heat conduction, free and forced convection, evaporative cooling, and radiation using finned heat sinks, fans, blowers, heat exchangers, cold-plates, air conditioning, and heat pipes by use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and classical methods.

He has calcuated the centers of gravity of complex shapes and assemblies.

Expert has provided packaging design of printed circuit cards, black boxes, units, and racks for ground-based, mobile, shelter, trailer, armored personnel carriers, shipboard, airborne, and space environments. He also performed analysis to demonstrate compliance to specifications in severe environments. Structural areas included static and dynamic analysis to determine stress, strain, deflection, acceleration loads, and failure using finite element analysis (FEA) and classical methods. He has also supervised physical testing of mockups, prototypes, and qualification units using vibration shake tables, and shock machines.

Expert has many years of basic fluid system design and verification of satisfactory operation of pumps, piping, tubing, channels, fans, blowers, heat exchangers, and cold-plates by use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and classical methods.

Expert has designed, analyzed, and specified heating components and temperature-controlled chambers for electronic systems.

Expert has provided packaging design of printed circuit cards, black boxes, units, and racks for ground-based, mobile, shelter, trailer, armored personnel carriers, shipboard, airborne, and space environments. He also performed analysis to demonstrate compliance to specifications in severe environments. His work in structural areas included static and dynamic analysis to determine stress, strain, deflection, acceleration loads, and failure using finite element analysis (FEA) and classical methods. Expert’s work in thermal areas included verification of satisfactory operation of electronics using heat conduction, free and forced convection, evaporative cooling, and radiation using finned heat sinks, fans, blowers, heat exchangers, cold-plates, air conditioning, and heat pipes by use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and classical methods. His work in acoustic areas included selection of low-noise producing fans and predicting total system noise levels of a multi-rack electronics system for a submarine application. Expert has supervised physical testing of mockups, prototypes, and qualification units using vibration shake tables, shock machines, thermal ovens, acoustic noise chambers, and high-altitude chambers. Work in LASERs included design, analysis, manufacture, and installation of high-power CO2 LASER-based workstations providing programmable and manual operations such as cutting armor plate, welding nuclear fuel rods, drilling holes in ceramic substrates, and other general-purpose uses. Expert has done the concept design, analysis, and specifications for sub-contracted refrigerated, and heat exchanger cooling systems for shelterized and trailerized programs. Expert has provided mechanical support to ground and shipboard installations of electronics and LASER-based systems in foreign and domestic sites. He has supervised the construction of large reinforced concrete antenna foundations in a foreign site. He has calculated the centers of gravity of complex shapes and assemblies. He has designed and analyzed heating components and temperature-controlled chambers for electronics. In addition, Expert has provided concept, detail design, analysis, manufacturing support, and marketing support for aluminum and composite material telescopic quick-erecting masts for tactical military applications. He holds one patent for a revolutionary mechanically extended mast.

Expert has done the concept design, analysis, technical write-ups, costing, and presentations for many successful proposals for defense electronics and commercial LASER programs.

Expert has written many internal and customer technical reports and letters for defense electronics and commercial LASER programs.

Expert has more than 30 years of experience in providing mechanical engineering support to electronic and LASER products for military and commercial applications. He has performed in engineering, program, and supervisory roles including design, analysis, budgets, scheduling, manufacturing support, field installations, and marketing support. He has performed that work for system natural response, natural frequency, vibration, and shock situations. Expert’s work in structural areas included static and dynamic analysis to determine stress, strain, deflection, acceleration loads, and failure using finite element analysis (FEA) and classical methods. Expert has supervised physical testing of mockups, prototypes, and qualification units using vibration shake tables, shock machines, thermal ovens, acoustic noise chambers, and high-altitude chambers. Expert has provided mechanical support to ground and shipboard installations of electronics and LASER-based systems in foreign and domestic sites. He has supervised the construction of large reinforced concrete antenna foundations in a foreign site.

Expert’s work in LASERs included design, analysis, manufacture, and installation of high-power CO2 LASER-based workstations providing programmable and manual operations such as cutting armor plate, welding nuclear fuel rods, drilling holes in metals and ceramic substrates, and other general-purpose uses. He has provided mechanical support to installations LASER-based systems.

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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: M.S. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1968 Degree: B.S. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of New Mexico

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1986 to 2002 Employer: General Dynamics Title: Senior Member of the Technical Staff II Department: Advanced Information Systems Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for physical design, analysis, and environmental testing of a satellite-based payload with responsibility for budget and schedule. He provided technical sustaining engineering to follow-on to United Defense's Electronic Fighting Vehicle System (EFVS) Mast program. He designed and analyzed a complex, high density, high-powered VME card file chassis with superior cooling capacity.
He provided management and hands-on technical leadership for the Magic Mast™ business area. He was responsible for development of the EFVS and other mast programs. He provided sustaining engineering for the PATRIOT, TRAILBLAZER, and MEWSS production mast systems for mobile DOD programs resulting in budget underruns. He supervised mechanical engineers. He directed and participated in the development of light and heavy-duty composite telescopic masts on IR&D and contract programs. He received a U.S. patent for a mechanically erected telescopic mast. He developed sophisticated spreadsheet programs to design and analyze mast performance. He provided technical support to quick-erecting mast marketing by performing trade-off studies, writing white papers, developing conceptual designs of mast systems, analyzing mast performance, and giving presentations.
Years: 1982 to 1986 Employer: XMR INC. Title: Program Manager Department: Responsibilities: He managed XMR's largest single contract, a $1.4M sub-contract for laser enclosures and power supplies for a government funded alexandrite laser system, resulting in a $100k underrun. He was placed as Program Manager at request of customer after managing the proposal effort as a consultant to XMR. He also acted in positions of program mechanical engineer and contracts officer. He supervised and organized design drafting section. He directed the successful implementation of a centralized computer system for accounting, purchasing, inventory, and parts lists. He organized and streamlined the proposal department, resulting in increased credibility of quoting practices, which passed government audits.
Years: 1979 to 1982 Employer: Spectra-Physics Title: Senior Staff Engineer Department: Industrial Laser Division Responsibilities: Expert provided all technical support to marketing and sales. He provided conceptual designs, quotations, and customer presentations for all custom CO2 laser-based industrial systems. He set up and organized ILD's proposal capability. He designed and built an esthetic and functional laser-based workstation for exhibit in a major Midwest tool show within six weeks. He worked in the Systems Department as a Program Manager for four custom CO2 laser-based systems, resulting in customer satisfaction and profit on all programs. Customers were FMC, IBM, ALCOA, and Rockwell International.
Years: 1968 to 1979 Employer: GTE Government Systems Title: Engineering Specialist Department: Responsibilities: He directed efforts of five engineers and ten design drafters in design and packaging of the original AN/WLR-4(V) Electronic Surveillance Measures (ESM) system in U.S. Navy submarines. He reduced space of digital racks from two to one. Expert also directed construction of two massive reinforced concrete antenna foundations in a remote overseas site, within budget and schedule under severe weather, labor and equipment conditions. He headed an emergency tiger team to solve a critical solder joint failure problem on a satellite-based module resulting in successful elimination of failures. Expert performed mechanical packaging, thermal design and analysis of power modules for the original AN/MLQ-34 (TACJAM) jamming system for the U.S. Army, permitting a significant increase in output power. In addition, Expert provided thermal and acoustic noise design and analysis for all units and racks of the AN/WLR-8 ESM system for employment in U.S. Navy submarines and surface vessels. He successfully met stringent acoustic noise limits while meeting challenging cooling requirements. Responsible M.E. for a computer controlled receiver system housed in two 40' trailer vans, the R-47 receiver for utilization in U.S. Navy aircraft. He designed and built feed antenna rotators and composite material boom for offset parabolic dish antennas. He designed and built a rotating feed antenna system with six interchangeable antennas for in-house anechoic test chamber; the unit was in service for over 20 years.
Years: 2002 to 2005 Employer: Seven Summits Consulting Title: Consulting Mechanical Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert is currently establishing himself as a sole-proprietor consulting mechanical engineer

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of ASME and NSPE.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a licensed Professional Engineer in California, Registraion Number M28336, expires June 30, 2005.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert was awarded U.S. Patent Number 4,932,176 for an Extendible and Retractable Mast System, 1990.

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Expert has many years of selecting vendors and suppliers in composites, laser accessories, motors, shelters, trailers, gear boxes, environmental control units, etc.
Marketing Experience
He has one and a half years of experience supporting the marketing department of Spectra-Physics as the technical systems developer, bidder, and presenter.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has many years’ experience quoting systems projects, writing proposals, and giving customer presentations. In addition, Expert has worked on engineering teams to develop new products for the defense electronics and commercial LASER industries.

Fields of Expertise

air cooling system, air-cooled heat exchanger, cold plate, conduction, conduction cooling, convective cooling, cooling, cooling equipment, cooling fan, cooling system, electronic equipment heat conduction, electronic equipment heat transfer, electronic equipment thermal design, electronics cooling, evaporation, evaporative cooling, fan application, forced convection, heat exchanger application, heat sink, heat transfer, heat transfer equipment design, liquid cooling, natural convection, thermal modeling, thermal resistance, thermal test, center of gravity, dynamics, finite element analysis, fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, liquid flow, pipe flow, pressure drop, heating, mechanical engineering, proposal writing, report writing, technical communication, technical editing, technical writing, word processing, writing, statics, structural design, structural mechanics, vibration, laser application, laser cladding, laser cutting, laser drilling, package design, severe environment, composite material testing, military standard-810, elastic modulus, dynamic fatigue, elastic yield point, composite material design for manufacturability, elastic limit, mechanical shock analysis, bending moment, laser design, electronic packaging, composite structure design, vibration test specification definition, shock test specification definition, electronic equipment vibration isolation, mechanical system dynamic response simulation, new product design, laser development, packaging design review, structural dynamics, packaging evaluation, packaging development, coolant fluid, composite material stress analysis, new product development, printed circuit board stress analysis, printed circuit board packaging, printed circuit board, acoustic measurement, shock loading, mechanical shock, shock testing, shock absorber, electronic module, marketing, framework, air, elastic property, vibration isolation, truss, stress analysis, shock resistance, shock isolation, project management, laser, heat exchanger, deformation modeling, deformation analysis, convection heat exchanger, composite material processing, composite structure, classical dynamics, air flow

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