Expert in Motion Sensors, Occupancy Sensors, Passive Infrared, Analog, Digital, Electronics & Proposals
Expert ID: 730520 New York, USA
Expert has spent 14 years developing digital signal processing circuitry and systems for acoustic signal processing used on US submarine sonar. Expert has over 15 years of experience in the development of high security passive infrared motion and occupancy sensors with a patent on a pet immune motion sensor that was the best product of its type developed at that time. Expert has invented many products with half a dozen patents granted for some of them. He is a well-known consultant and inventor. Proposals that Expert was the primary writer resulted in contracts worth over $50 Million.
Consulted to help debug automatic module test equipment and individual circuit card test equipment. Designed a cost-saving, solid-state circuit to replace expensive and malfunctioning electromechanical components for an office time-stamp product. Developed highly accurate/precise linear measurement equipment using laser optics and mechanical instrumentation for DOT High-Speed Linear Induction Motor train test track located in Pueblo, Colorado. Expert is responsible for taking a boiler control and temperature measurement system through a testing laboratory for ETL© certification. He assisted in the development of a fuel tank level sensor using acoustic techniques. Expert was a consultant to a client who is using out-of-the-house manufacturing for an electrical laboratory product. Liaison with a manufacturing facility, value engineering, and general production troubleshooting for manufacturing. Assistance with the test, test equipment, quality control, and design verification.
DETAILED TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE
Designed a sub-nanosecond pulse amplifier. Participated in the development of an 800 MHZ A/D converter. Developed Phase Lock Loop circuitry for a high-density Floppy Disk Controller. Built a solid-state acoustic data recorder. Developed low noise acoustic amplifier circuitry. Investigated perceptual effects of quantizing/sampling parameters on digitized music. Project Engineer for a 15 channel multiplexed stereo entertainment system using ASIC technology used in Commercial Aircraft. Developed Video Sync restoration circuitry. Worked on high-speed Analog to Digital (A/D) Conversion and Instrumentation circuitry. Developed Digital/Synchro & Synchro/Digital Converters. Conducted circuit input and simulations using ORCAD & PSPICE using captured waveforms. Familiar with designs utilizing Pyroelectric Detectors. Expert in the development of extremely low-powered, high gain sensing circuitry. Proficient in the design of circuits that have a high degree of immunity to RFI, with low spurious emissions. Expert in EMI suppression techniques and interference surveys with regards to both emission and susceptibility.
Wrote winning Optical Pattern Recognition proposal. Wrote a technical proposal directly resulting in a $50 Million contract and authored numerous proposals. Produced rapid turn-around demo and feasibility units for marketing staff. Obtained technical data which resulted in an $80 Million program. Corporate consultant for software development services contract. Expert in publications, computer photo editing, preparation of advertisements, digital photography, and soft typesetting. Managed customer relations and conducting product demonstrations.
IBM-PC / Macintosh installations, AppleTalk applications, upgrades, repairs, setups, and training. WindowsXP, WordPerfect, MS Word, Excel, AutoSKETCH, Photoshop, Paintshop Plus, ORCAD, PageMaker, Photostyler, PSPICE, PASCAL, Visual-BASIC, Corel Draw, and DOS utilities. Computer interfaces for flat panel display, hardware controls, data logging, and test applications. Wrote drivers for a CPM-based personal computer.
Developed embedded microcomputer (MCU) and microprocessor (MPU) circuitry. Worked with Motorola 6800, 6809, RCA CD1302, Intel 80186/80286/80860, TI MSP430F, etc. Designed digital controls for power switching electronics. Designed and developed PROM Programmer. FPGA, PLD, FPLA, and complex state machine designs. Developed communication controls demo unit for commercial aircraft radio operation. Supervised development of a custom LSI ASIC circuit and liaison to the silicon designer/foundry. Organized microprocessor training courses. Developed STANAG 4156 serial Interface, Manchester (1553) Multiplex Interface, and EIA-RS-232 serial data bus interfaces. Developed 160 MHZ ECL Prescaler (in 1967) for Phase Lock Loop circuitry. Designed data interface buffer for the VAST automatic test system. Devised complex parallel time-multiplexed bus to streamline pipeline processing. Designed controls for a wireless RF remote control link for illumination control system. Developed a statistical noise measurement modeling and analysis strategy. Designed display electronics for communications controls that operated multiple radio transceivers on a dual redundant CRT display panel.
DSP signal detection circuitry design is used for the extraction of weak signals deeply buried in noise. Developed memory, multiplier, DSP, FFT, D/A, and video display cards used for DSP applications. Established algorithms and circuitry for high-resolution frequency domain spectrum displays. Developed a DSP algorithm for combining infrared and microwave data to yield exceptional detection on a PIR /X-Band dual-tech motion center.
Hybrid, Multi-Chip-Module, LCC, and Printed Circuit Board packaging designs. Parts selection, location, and obsolescent replacement expert. RFI suppression consultant for a machine tool manufacturer. Solved EMI problems. Produced technology package for offshore video game fab.
Developed an extensive line of automatic and manual photo-transistor, photo-diode, and LED test equipment. Invented a technique for sensing low light level signals based on the CCD phenomena. Responsible for fiber optics-based gasket measurement system. Debugged a circular Bar Code scanner for pharmaceutical labels. Instrumented vehicle for precision laser-based railroad track-bed survey for Dept. of Transportation. Productized electro-optical textile processing machine controller. Participated in the development of a 35-mm optical tape data recorder/player. Worked on optoelectronics for the Point of Sale terminal manufactured by Singer-Friden. Devised optical wire gauge, sausage bore measurement, and leaf scanning applications.
Familiar with the use of OrCAD for simulation of analog circuitry, with much experience using OrCAD for analog filter and high gain amplifier simulations. Developed a simulator using Visual BASIC for modeling a complex Fresnel optic array that could predict the performance, before fabrication of the physical model. Performed simulation of digital signal processes using MS-Excel. Wrote a signal processing program in Visual BASIC to analyze over 1,000 data files and model algorithms and compile processed, tabulated results of the algorithms.
Wrote PASCAL code for data/graphics for SONAR Systems display applications. Wrote Assembly Language microprocessor code for acoustic signal tracking and display. Constructed complex dBASE III+ and IV and Alpha V language database programs for documentation and inventory control. Coded communications/display presentation in BASIC. Performed data and telecommunications programming. Utilized CAD for drawings and simulation programs, PLD designs, simulation, and schematic capture. Documented software development projects and participated in Software Quality Control efforts. Generated code for numerous serial interfaces.
Built fixture for stepper motor controller and optical sensor test. Application Engineer for test instrument manufacturer. Built automatic phototransistor measuring and sorting automated production test station. Designed Built-in Test Equipment (BITE). Worked in a test group on component, module, and Automatic Test Equipment (ATE). Developed BIT analyses and improvements. Designed test fixtures for memory and multiplier evaluation and test. Designed module, PC card, and system-level manual and automatic test equipment. Designed/developed display circuitry for an FFT Spectrum Analyzer and also for a conventional 500 MHZ Spectrum Analyzer.
|Year: 1964||Degree: BEE (BSEE)||Subject: Electrical Engineering||Institution: The City College of NY (CCNY)|
|Years: 2006 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department:|
Responsibilities:Expert is currently consulting on a select number of projects, after retiring from forty years of full-time employment as an electrical engineer and inventor for the nation’s leading technology firms. He offers clients very individualized attention, high-quality design and a results-oriented perspective. Skilled in the design of consumer end-item products, developed for high-volume, automated production and also for low-volume, leading-edge, high-technology military products. Expert experienced in the preparation of winning technical proposals and detailed product specifications.
|Years: 1997 to 2006||Employer: Honeywell International||Title: Sr. Project Engineer||Department: Short Range Radio|
Responsibilities:Expert designed consumer product circuitry for mass production. Developed high-tech, wireless, low-powered sensing devices used for home and industrial security and for home automation applications. Invented new and original product ideas and developed Intellectual Property for Honeywell, including multiple patent applications (one patent granted and the others currently pending). He is experienced in the printed circuit board layout of high frequency radio transmitters. He developed a simulator program for infrared optics in Visual Basic. Expert in the design of low-power, high-gain sensor circuitry. He developed a series of three Pet Immune Passive Infrared Motion Sensors. Originated a series of algorithms for the finest Dual-Technology (microwave and infrared) Motion Sensor ever sold, which guaranteed immunity to pets up to 100 pounds. This technology was granted a United States patent. Specified many custom ASICs and worked with the design/foundry from development through full product completion. These were used for economical production of large-scale commercial products in that they reduced the component count of the products. He is proficient in highly accurate and precise temperature sensing instrumentation, and developed a wireless heat detector. Invented, designed and developed a wireless frost, heat, freezer, refrigerator and flood sensor, conceiving the initial concept and selling it to the Marketing Department. This item replaced a single function device at a savings of 40% of the previous manufacturing cost.
|Years: 1995 to 1996||Employer: Lockheed Martin||Title: Consultant||Department: ATARS|
Responsibilities:He performed Built In Test (BIT) analysis, troubleshooting and critical review of existing digital/analog designs. Identified design deficiencies through statistical data-analysis modeling techniques. He wrote specification for a 256 mega-pixel reconnaissance camera system. Reverse-engineered and created block diagrams for a complex video system. Expert participated in a proposal team for an electro-optical sensor sys-tem, obtaining a development contract for the target product.
|Years: 1993 to 1995||Employer: Hameg Instruments||Title: Chief Engineer||Department: New York|
Responsibilities:Expert ran the New York office for a large privately owned worldwide commercial test equipment manufacturing corporation and reported directly to the owner in Germany. Expert performed new product development, customer liaison, advertising design, office management, and production of catalogs and manuals. He developed a digital display interface for a Spectrum Analyzer and PC display software. Issued all English language printed material and wrote, designed and produced sales literature, collateral materials and advertisements. Provided Applications Engineering services and developed new products ideas.
|Years: 1979 to 1993||Employer: United Technologies Corporation||Title: Sr. Development Engineer||Department: Norden Systems|
Responsibilities:He was responsible for the design/development of Digital Signal Processing circuitry used for the detection of signals immersed in noise. Expert acted as a Project Engineer for various system improvements, upgrades and modernizations. He developed display and processing software, system interfaces and analog and digital circuitry. He developed state machine circuitry using FPLA, FPGA and other gate array products. Expert developed software code in Assembler and Higher Order Languages. Specified high density memory module arrays.
|Years: 1975 to 1979||Employer: Griffon Corporation||Title: Principle Engineer||Department: Telephonics|
Responsibilities:Expert was the lead circuit design engineer for the Advanced Systems IR&D group, developing fast turnaround circuit/system designs, proposals and new business activities. Expert was responsible for the development of a digital stereo entertainment system used in commercial airliners. He designed communication control electronics and displays. Performed analog and digital circuit/system designs for proposals and developed the hardware upon contract award. As a result of writing a winning proposal, the company received a contract from IBM valued at well over $50M. Designed and developed a MIL-STD-1553 data inter-face.
|Years: 1973 to 1975||Employer: Honeywell Corporation||Title: Senior Engineer||Department: SAICOR|
Responsibilities:He designed and developed digital and analog signal processing circuitry for a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Spectrum Analyzer and other commercial test equipment. Produced initial concepts and designed and developed DSP circuit boards. Expert invented an innovative spectral display technique.
|Years: 1971 to 1973||Employer: Quantum Sensing Inc.||Title: Chief Engineer||Department:|
Responsibilities:Lead a team of technicians and assemblers in developing electro-optical assemblies and test equipment for a phototransistor foundry. Designed many electro-optical products and circuits for customers. Increased production throughput by designing high-speed, automatic test equipment. Generated fast response to Marketing Department requests for prototype sensing equipment.
|Years: 1969 to 1971||Employer: Interstate Electronics||Title: Senior Engineer||Department: Hartman Systems|
Responsibilities:Designed and developed Sonobouy release system for the S3A. Suggested a coding scheme that simplified customer’s firmware and reduced hardware in the release system.
|Years: 1967 to 1968||Employer: Harris Corporation (PRD Electronics)||Title: Engineer||Department:|
Responsibilities:Designed the Buffer Control Unit (BCU) for the Versatile Avionics System Test (VAST). Selected a line of digital logic that was used in all designs done by the company. Worked on a sub-nano-second pulse generator and developed a high speed decade divider module used in a frequency synthesizer.
|Years: 1964 to 1967||Employer: Fairchild Camera & Instrument||Title: Engineer||Department:|
Responsibilities:Worked on individual module testers for the LEM Program Reader Assembly (PRA) used on NASA’s Apollo Mission to the Moon. Tested electro-optical circuits and stepper motor controllers. Developed a line of module testers for the EA-6B aircraft and participated in the development of automatic system test equipment. Participated in writing a proposal for NASA. Apprenticed to a team of outstanding engineers in the field and participated in development of their circuitry.
|Years: 1963 to 1963||Employer: Ajax Business Machines||Title: Electronics Consultant||Department: Summer position|
Responsibilities:Initially hired as a draftsman to create mechanical component drawings. After the summer was over, performed consulting tasks for the company including troubleshooting electro-mechanical design of their product and design of control circuitry that replaced expensive electro-mechanical parts.
|Years: 1962 to 1962||Employer: Stone & Webster Engineering||Title: Jr. Engineer||Department: (Associated Nucleonics Div.) Summer position|
Responsibilities:Drafted layouts of conventional steam and nuclear power plants. Performed miscellaneous tasks in the field of power engineering. Analyzed chemical warfare plant layout. Checked out and performed design verification of nuclear food irradiation plant safety interlock plan. Prepared technical documents.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2009 to 2009||Country / Region: Canada||Summary: Expert worked as a consultant and assisted to develop algorithms and capture technology for passive infrared based occupancy sensors.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Senior Life Member MENSA Society (GNYM Chapter)
Long Island Metal Workers
Suffolk County Inventors and Entrepreneurs
IEEE Consultants Network on Long Island (LICN) Tau Delta Phi, Alumnus
Riverhead Moose Yacht Club
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Six Sigma, Green Belt Certification|
|Awards / Recognition|
|US Patents (6)|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has various magazine articles in the field of security and marine electronics.
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Consulting Assignments to date:
- Debugged automatic module test equipment and individu- al circuit card test equipment.
- Designed a cost-saving, solid state circuit to replace ex- pensive and malfunctioning electromechanical compo- nents for an office time-stamp product.
- Developed highly accurate/precise linear measurement equipment using laser optics and mechanical instrumenta- tion for DOT High Speed Linear Induction Motor train test track located in Pueblo, Colorado.
- Performed preliminary nuclear power plant electrical de- sign. Worked on a door-safety interlock design for the first nuclear food irradiation plant in Natic, MA.
- Designed Phase-Locked-Loop circuitry for customer in order to double the storage density of an early floppy disk drive controller for retail inventory control computers.
- Designed video image stabilization electronics. Devel- oped special purpose custom electronics for security cus- tomers.
- Consultant for multiple corporations.
- Designed and developed RF remote control link that was used to lock/unlock a timeout room for unruly students
- Debugged logic and analog circuitry for a pharmaceutical label bar code scanner,
- Wrote technical contract for firmware development pro- ject
- Solved EMI radiation problem in tool design plant.
- Reverse engineered and developed a block diagram for a complex 256 mega pixel camera system reconnaissance system. Found design errors on a temperature monitoring system and inspired the design for an improved version which was funded by the Navy. Generated a complete specification used on a winning proposal for a reconnais- sance system for the F-18 aircraft.
Many others- list available upon request.
|Was specialist in the location of obsolescent components at Norden Systems and Honeywell.|
|Worked in the area of high security where he developed many different types of security products and helped apply and received US and international patents on these inventions.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Almost 50 years of total experience in many phases of electronics. Expert worked on the US space program, defense product development, commercial product development and proposal generation.|
Fields of Expertise
acoustic detection, infrared sensor, photoelectric device, proposal writing, sensor interface, electronic security, analog circuit simulation, combined analog/digital circuit, digital logic, acoustic sensor, burglar alarm, digital circuit simulation, analog signal processor, digital circuit design, analog-to-digital conversion, digital circuit