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Expert in Neural Networks, Target Recognition, Image/Signal Processing, Correlation Analysis, Program Management

Expert ID: 730881 Texas, USA

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Developed fast, effective neural network techniques to ensure that the error is monotonically non-increasing as the network size increases. Published several technical papers on neural network technology.

Performed digital signal processing and filtering as part of a project he managed for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control under a contract sponsored by the USAF Space Division. Used advanced filtering and an unique peak detection algorithm along with advanced DSP chips to meet very demanding project requirements. This was part of the Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Digital Signal Processing Electronics (DSPE) contract. Published technical papers on this work.

Performed extensive image processing work to implement automatic target recognition algorithms (ATR) for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. Extended this work as Program Manager for two classified programs. Published technical papers for the unclassified parts of the work. A patent disclosure was also submitted. Performed work on one-dimensional (1D), two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) data

Performed extensive theoretical developments on correlation processing for cruise missile and smart missile technology. Published an extensive number of technical papers in this area. Work performed for Martin Marietta Aerospace.

Member of the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Software Process Group (SPG) that attained the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Level 3 certification for the embedded software projects also referred to as the Capability Based Assessment for Internal Process Improvement (CBA-IPI). Extended this work as Project Manager company wide for no embedded software activities.

Managed multiple Programs and Projects at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Martin Marietta Aerospace, TRW Systems and the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) Applied Research Laboratory (ARL).

Independent Research Projects Completed

(1) Review of patent on neural networks to determine suitability of investment by a startup company for ORC International and the unnamed startup company [2017]
(2) License Plate Recognition (LPR) literature review for the Neural Decision Laboratory (NDL) and another company [2014-15]
(3) Applicability of neural networks for an employee characteristic ranking system for Profiles International [2013]
(4) Techniques for detection of scratches on smooth surfaces for University of North Texas and Nine Sigma [2008]
(5) Applicability of Laser Radar Imaging for inspection of railroad tracks for defects for Georgetown Rail


Developed and employee ranking system to use in ranking and salary increase determination. This was developed in Microsoft Excel and included unique display capabilities. This was initially developed for the Electronic Systems Department but it was so well received that it was used for all of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control- Dallas

Expert has consulted in writing proposal for the evaluation of the condition of railroad tracks using image data.He has consulted in writing proposals for the detection of scratches on smooth surfaces. Expert has consulted in proposal techniques for the evaluation of metrics for employee performance evaluation.Independent Research Projects Completed

(1) Review of patent on neural networks to determine suitability of investment by a startup company for ORC International and the unnamed startup company [2017]
(2) License Plate Recognition (LPR) literature review for the Neural Decision Laboratory (NDL) and another company [2014-15]
(3) Applicability of neural networks for an employee characteristic ranking system for Profiles International [2013]
(4) Techniques for detection of scratches on smooth surfaces for University of North Texas and Nine Sigma [2008]
(5) Applicability of Laser Radar Imaging for inspection of railroad tracks for defects for Georgetown Rail

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas - Fort Worth, Texas - Arlington, Texas - Plano, Texas - Garland, Texas - Irving, Texas - Grand Prairie, Texas - Mesquite, Texas - Waco, Texas - Carrollton, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: PhD Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
Year: 1968 Degree: MS Subject: Electrical Engineering with minor in Mathematics Institution: University of Tennessee
Year: 1966 Degree: BS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Christian Brothers University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: University of North Texas (UNT) Title: Adjunct Faculty Department: Electrical Engineering Responsibilities: Expert developed and taught advanced electrical engineering courses. Specifically, these courses have included digital communications, control systems, electric circuits, and senior projects.
Years: 1982 to 2007 Employer: Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Title: Program Manager and Principal Staff Engineer Department: Electronic Systems and Systems Engineering Responsibilities: Expert was previously the Program Manager and Principal Investigator for the Seeker Technology and Software Development Program (2005 – 2007) and the Weapon Seeker Improvement Program (2001 – 2005). These two programs were developing advanced automatic target recognition algorithms for the next generation of laser radar (LADAR) sensors for future missiles and submunitions.
Expert was also the Manager of Signal and Image Processing (1985 – 2005) at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control - Dallas (LMMFC) [formerly Loral Vought Systems (LVS) and LTV Aerospace and Defense] and has over 39 years of experience in engineering. He developed the Signal and Image Processing Group as a new functional group at LMMFC.
From 1998 through 2000 he concentrated on implementing the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) at Lockheed Martin to achieve the software capability for Level 2 and Level 3. During this time he was a member of the Software Process Group and previously a member of the Process Coordination Group. This assignment included developing and implementing the processes and participation in one Capability Based Assessment for Internal Process Improvement (CBA IPI) (Level 3 - November 1999) and two evaluations (Level 3 - August 1999 and Level 3 Enterprise effort - June 2000). He had the responsibility for leading the Enterprise (non-embedded, non-real-time, diverse environment) software process improvement effort. This Enterprise effort resulted in a successful evaluation of these unique software projects in June 2000. He has also taken specialized software process training at the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Software Engineering Institute (SEI), the Software Productivity Consortium (SPC), the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and at Lockheed Martin.
He was previously the Principal Investigator for LMMFC for developing target recognition and image processing algorithms for a contract on the DARPA Autonomous Systems Technology (AST) Program and was also the Lead Engineer for the algorithm development activities for the Demonstration of Advanced Solid State LADAR (DASSL) contract. He was also previously the Principal Investigator for the LMMFC contract for the Joint Advanced Weapons Guidance (JAWG) Program. He also developed enhanced detection and aimpoint optimization algorithms for the ERINT Program (now PAC-3 Program) using neural networks and robust statistical signal processing techniques.
He has performed work in the areas of automatic target recognition (ATR) for both tactical and fixed, high-value targets, scene data base generation, development of target and missile trackers, application of neural networks, artificial intelligence and expert systems techniques, and development of new signal processing architectures for implementation of advanced algorithms.
He also developed the Image Processing Laboratory at LMMFC-D that consists of multi-user networked PCs running Linux and Windows, and peripheral equipment for displaying, recording, generating and manipulating various types of imagery. He also developed a separate Image Processing Laboratory annex for other specialized activities.
Expert has also developed image processing algorithms for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) applications for the Interceptor Electronics (INTELECT) Program and under Advanced Space Defense Systems Studies IR&D. He developed the LMMFC-D plume track point determination algorithm that was recognized by the SDI Program Office as a Significant Technical Achievement in Research. He also directed and performed algorithm development in the area of hardbody localization and missile identification.
He was also previously assigned as Project Manager for the Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Digital Signal Processing Electronics (DSPE) Feasibility Study. This contract led to a design which showed significant improvements in ASAT performance capabilities and which was amenable to real-time implementation. This feasibility study resulted in a follow-on contract for which Expert was also Project Manager. This DSPE Preliminary Design Program performed further analyses and designed, constructed and tested an 8-channel breadboard. A critical element of this program was the design of an optimum real-time filter and an enhanced target location algorithm, which extracted the target signature from high-frequency noise and a low-frequency modulation signal that was five times as strong as the target signature. These DSPE contracts were successfully completed on time and within budget and resulted in a system that met stringent size, weight and electrical power constraints.
Algorithm and design work for scene matching correlation was extended under Internal Research and Development (IR&D) to develop an enhanced processing architecture using a new generation of DSP chips. This new design, the Real-Time Signal and Image Processing System (RTSIPS), was constructed and tested to process two- and three-dimensional imagery using enhanced target recognition and scene matching algorithms.
Prior to these assignments, Expert was the Lead Engineer for the Automatic Laser Target Classification (ALTC) Program and for Automatic Acquisition IR&D, developing algorithms for smart missiles using advanced ATR techniques. He developed algorithms for image enhancement, edge extraction, target detection, target segmentation and feature extraction. These algorithms included median and alpha-trimmed mean filters, hypothesis-based detection algorithms and synergistic target segmentation algorithms. Imagery processed included laser radar (LADAR) (range, intensity and Doppler signatures), passive imaging infrared and millimeter wave radar.

Years: 1976 to 1982 Employer: The Pennsylvania State University Title: Research Engineer Department: Applied Research Laboratory Responsibilities: Expert applied digital signal processing techniques to the detection and tracking of underwater targets. He was the lead engineer for the development and implementation of a real-time, bit-slice, microprocessor-based target detection algorithm for a prototype torpedo system. He also designed digital filters for various applications and developed least-mean squares processing techniques for the decoupling of target and interference sources. He also assisted U.S. Navy personnel in proposal evaluation and contract monitoring.
Years: 1972 to 1976 Employer: Martin Marietta Aerospace Title: Senior Engineer Department: Electronic Systems Responsibilities: Expert was involved in the development of correlation and spectral analysis techniques for correlation map-matching systems for missile terminal homing systems. He performed theoretical analyses and developed computer simulations for analyzing radar signal processing performance. A feature/edge correlation system was developed which resulted in improved accuracy over conventional systems. A detailed error analysis was performed to generate accuracy predictions and error sensitivities for an operational terminal homing system. He also performed control system design and analyses, tracking filter design and bandwidth optimization, and body-fixed guidance studies.
Years: 1969 to 1972 Employer: TRW Systems Title: Member of Technical Staff Department: Electronic Systems Responsibilities: Expert performed mathematical modeling of systems and computer simulation studies for Skylab missions. He also performed preflight and postflight analyses for Apollo missions. He was also a member of the Apollo 13 planning and analysis team. Major efforts involved the application of Kalman filtering techniques in the design of a real-time roll angle determination technique for Skylab and the evaluation of the effects of gravity gradient torques on Skylab for various inertial orientations.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a Life Senior Member of IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and the University of Tennessee Alumni Association. Recognized as Alfred Marquis Who's Who in America Lifetime Achiever. Recognized as Worldwide Association of Notable Alumni (WANA) VIP
Licenses / Certifications
PE in Florida and Pennsylvania
Awards / Recognition
Copy of Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded by NASA Manned Spacecraft Center for work on Apollo 13; President's Performance Award at Lockhed Martin for software capability improvement; and many other awards and recognition, Recipient of the IEEE-AESS Judith Resnik Space Award
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 35 technical publication in peer-reviewed and evaluated technical journals and conferences. He also has one patent pending.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has extensive training in statistical theory. He has taught courses at the University of North Texas in advanced communication theory, modern control systems and circuit theory; and developed the first course at University of North Texas in control systems. He has also taught courses in statistics at Rollins College, taught course in applied regression theory at LTV Aerosapce and Defense, and been substitute faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Vendor Selection
Expert has conducted proposal evaluation and contract monitoring at Pennsylvania State University's Applied Research Lab. He has also selected DSP chip vendors and selected subcon tractors at Lockheed Martin.
Marketing Experience
Expert has cultivated marketing experience as Senior Life Member of IEEE.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Very proficient

Fields of Expertise

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