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Expert in Radar, SAR Radar, Tactical Data Links, and Electronic Warfare

Expert ID: 733247 New Hampshire, USA

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Expert has a long history with RF systems dating back to 1977 when he joined the US Air Force. As a radar and navigation specialist he kept the systems operational on the RF-4C.

Discharging from the military with an Honorable Discharge he started his career working for Teledyne Brown Engineering on Soviet Sam Missile Defense Systems. As the RF lead on the SA-6 he and his team reversed engineered the system and restored it to operational use. In addition, Expert was involved in building test benches for the transmitter and data link systems. Expert sold off the radar and test benches in Cairo Egypt in 1985. Returning from Egypt Expert designed and tested radar scattering camouflage netting for the US Army. Operating from 2 to 95 GHz the nets suppressed radar signals blending the vehicle radar signature into the surrounding terrain. Tests results confirmed the new nets met the speciation and expectations.

At EG&G Special Projects, Expert was the principle investigator on the S-300 Soviet Air Defense System. He and his team reversed engineered the SA-12 Billboard radar. Expert reported his findings to the exploitation group at Wright Pattern, AFB, and to the National Security Agency (NSA). Expert found a unique RF spur signature during antenna pattern testing. ELINT organizations used this information as an identifier for the Billboard radar. Expert also operated the radar during mock war games.

Expert was the RF systems engineer in Textron’s Sensor Fused Weapon. Expert led the RF group during operational testing at Eglin AFB. The weapon system passed all requirements.

At Raytheon, Expert led the design and development of a radar module used of a phase array antenna during transmitting and receiving. The module was part of a subsystem used on the shipborne phased array radars. The design was a success.

Throughout his ten year career at BAE system Expert’s key success happened during his assignment as the Hardware Manager for the Joint Strike Fighter Electronic Counter Measure System. He led requirement and design reviews. He led the Integration and Test team to a successful completion. At peak staffing Expert led 95 BAE engineers and managed a 100 million dollar contract with Northrop Grumman. Expert was responsible for a total budget of 154 million dollars. Expert met schedule and maintained a CPI and SPI of greater than 1 for 30 months. Expert delivered the system to Lockheed Martian on time to start SIL testing.

As technical director Expert was successful in developing an EO/IR camera system in less than thirty two days for the US Army. Expert and the system deployed with the 3rd Armored Calvary to Fort Erwin, CA. He successfully demonstrated the system during the thirty day exercise. It was so success the Regimental Commander at Ft. Hood wanted 85 units before they deployed to Iraq.

As Chief Engineer and data link expert for United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) Tactical Reconnaissance Systems (TRS) division Expert has greatly contributed to the testing and fielding of the DB-110 data link. Expert designed and developed the Anechoic Chamber used for data link open air end-to-end testing in the lab. He has optimized the ground station antenna search pattern to locate the aircraft more efficiently. The optimized pattern decreased search time and increased the probability of aircraft detection. Expert is also very knowledgeable on radomes and radome material.
Expert assisted the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) engineers with system and radome requirements. He has developed models, analyzed and provided reports on the expected system performance Expert has been an instructor at the United Technologies Academy of Engineering Excellence on the topic of SAR motion errors and correction algorithms.

For all TRS programs, Expert has performed analysis on multipath issues, RF safety, data link towers. Currently, Expert is the RF consultant for the DB-110 programs.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2001 Degree: Doctor of Science Subject: Systems Engineering & Operations Research Institution: Southeastern Institute of Technology
Year: 1990 Degree: Master of Science in Engineering Subject: Radar Systems & Antennas Institution: Southeastern Institute of Technology
Year: 1990 Degree: Bachelor of Engineering Science Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Southeastern Institute of Technology
Year: 1981 Degree: Certificate of Appointment Non-Commission Officer Subject: Avionics Navigation and Radar Systems Institution: United States Air Force
Year: 1981 Degree: Associate in Applied Science Subject: Electronics Engineering Technology Institution: Community College of the Air Force
Year: 1981 Degree: Associate in Applied Science Subject: Avionic Systems Technology Institution: Community College of the Air Force

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Engineer Department: TRS Value Stream Responsibilities: Lead technical interface to International Customer’s on the DB-110 EO/IR Reconnaissance System. Line of Business Radar and Data Link Subject Matter Expert. Act as the voice of the customer to engineering providing requirements and performance expectations. Interface to CONUS and OCONUS sub-contactors. Lead customer site acceptance tests and training. Lead R&D and concept designer for SAR surveillance and data link systems. International customer base for foreign military and direct commercial sales include the air forces of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Japan Maritime Self Defense. Candidate for Engineering Fellow.

• Tactical Data Link Subject Matter Expert. Duties include RF Link Analysis, Lab end-to-end testing (cable and open air), RF material testing, radome analysis, field installation, flight-testing, customer site surveys, and assist field service representatives with fault isolation and repair.
• Airborne Data Link designs include data encryption/decryption, ground station antenna tracking schemes, and incorporation of Link 16.
• Active Electronic Scanning Array and Synthetic Aperture Radar Technical Advisor for business unit.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: DRS Defense Solutions Title: Project Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Provide executive leadership and direction in the planning and execution of multi-million dollar global military contracts, with responsibility for all engineering budgets, technical schedules, resources, while developing and delivering products that meet or exceed customer expectations. Lead Electronic warfare engineer responsible for defining electronic attack (EA) system requirements including vendor selection, system design, and firmware and software requirement development.
• Project Engineer for the Electronic Warfare Battalion (EWB) system, responsible for leading a team of Systems Engineers through the decomposition of contractual documents, utilizing findings to define and communicate system requirements allowing for the completion of program milestones for system requirement review.
• Led the hardware and software teams through all phases of the design and development process for EWB systems consisting of an RF communications system, computer workstations, electronic direction surveillance systems, and an electronic attack RF jamming system.
• Electronic attack systems engineer charged with project planning and the development of jammer architecture, leading vendor sourcing and contract functions including the development of project statement of work and subcontractor selection.
• Recognized for achieving two significant program milestones, leading subcontract vendor through the design process to develop preliminary and critical design reviews.
Years: 2000 to 2010 Employer: BAE Systems Title: Technical Director Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Expert held many leadership positions in his ten years. As Technical Director he had full oversight and responsibility for the leadership and direction of multi-million dollar technical contract development and operations for the development of a wide range of military products that include radar, laser, situational awareness, countermeasures, and logistics support technologies As a Program Engineering Manager he directed multiple engineering and technical projects and IRAD initiatives across multiple programs and systems. As a Hardware Manager on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter responsible for the development of a hardware integrated master schedule in collaboration with Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, and Manufacturing teams. Responsible for the discretionary management of a project budget in excess of $150 million.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1985 to 1986 Country / Region: Egypt Summary: Was the onsite RF lead and manager for Teledyne Brown Engineering working with the Egyptian Army. Was responsible for the installation and sell-off of the radar transmitter, data link and slip-ring test benches. During his time there he had to repair and in some case redesign RF test benches that did not meet requirements. Had the honor of using the first test bench to troubleshoot a radar failure. Successfully sold-off the test benches and transferred ownership of the test facility to the Egyptian Officials.
Years: 1996 to 1996 Country / Region: Europe Summary: Traveled with US State Department Officials to examine foreign made radar systems to be used in war games. He inspected the radar components, antennas, cabling and operator control stations. Using his previous knowledge of Soviet radar systems, expertise was highly valued by the US State Department. The results of he review resulted in actionable items for the State Department.
Years: 2012 to 2012 Country / Region: Japan Summary: As the United Technologies Aerospace Systems Chief Engineer for Japan, traveled to Japan to present the Program Status on the EO/IR upgrades and long term maintenance concepts to the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) acting as the Prime contractor to the end user, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF). The meeting was a success and ultimately the program was a success as well.
Years: 2013 to 2013 Country / Region: Pakistan Summary: As the United Technologies Aerospace Systems Data Link expert, traveled to Pakistan interface with the Pakistan Air Force and to lead the installation of the data link system. Coordinated flight tests to ensure the system was performing in accordance with the requirements specification.
Years: 2014 to 2015 Country / Region: Saudi Arabia Summary: As the United Technologies Aerospace Systems Data Link expert, traveled to Saudi Arabia many times interface with the Royal Saudi Air Force on the construction of a 36 meter data link tower and the tower installation of the data link system. Coordinated flight tests to ensure the system was performing in accordance with the requirements specification. Participated in the system sell-off with the Royal Saudi Air Force and the US Government.
Years: 2014 to 2015 Country / Region: Oman Summary: As the United Technologies Aerospace Systems Data Link expert, traveled to Oman many times interface with the Royal Oman Air Force on the construction of the data link radome and the installation of the data link system. Installed two data link systems with radomes at two different Omanie airbases. Coordinated flight tests to ensure the system was performing in accordance with the requirements specification.
Years: 2015 to 2015 Country / Region: United Arab Emirates (UAE) Summary: As the United Technologies Aerospace Systems Chief Engineer for UAE, traveled to UAE to present the Program Status on the EO/IR enhancements and new data link encryption capability. Presented the encryption design details and the test strategy. The meeting was a success and ultimately the program was a success as well.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
The Association of Old Crows (an international professional organization specializing in electronic warfare).
Awards / Recognition
Honorable Discharge United States Air Force
BAE Systems Bronze Award, High Power Vehicle Distribution Box
BAE Systems Silver Award, MMPV Alternator Optimization
BAE Systems Bronze Award, CTV+ Diagnostics Integration
EG&G Special Projects Service Award
RDI Service Award
P-803 Program, Certificate of Appreciation Award
The Scarecrows, recognition of good work and support
Range Support Directorate, Service Award
The Scarecrows, Letter of Thank You for Dedicated Service to the Range
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert holds a patent and has spoken at several high-profile events. He has a full-length book published as well.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has attended many RF and microwave related seminars during his career. In addition, he has held training class at BAE on his Doctoral Dissertation: A Study of the Role of Feedback in Error Recognition in Engineer-to-Engineer Communications. He was Guest Speaker at the 6th Annual Corporate University Week, 2004, Orlando Fla. Topic: Best Practices in Timing and Delivery of Learning. At his current company, Expert was the Main speaker at UTAS Lunch and Learn, March 28, 2013. Topic: Anechoic Chambers and Featured in the Inside Goodrich Newsletter highlighting the new Anechoic Chamber and RF testing capabilities at the Westford, MA facility.
Vendor Selection
In 2011 while at DRS, Expert was responsible for finding an electronic warfare supplier. He developed the system specification, requirements and technical description. He also developed a list of requirements the candidate suppliers must meet. Expert researched and found four potential suppliers; SELEX ES located in Basildon UK, L-3 TRL Technology located in Gloucestershire UK, Rohde & Schwarz located in Munich Germany and Cobham Defense Electronics located in Lansdale Pennsylvania. After receiving the feedback from each supplier, Expert traveled to each supplier to advance the technical discussions. He managed the interviews at each facility. Upon completion of all the interviews, he led the selection committee and made the final selection. The process he established resulted in selecting a qualified supplier providing EW system that met the requirements, cost and schedule.
Marketing Experience
Expert was a marketer at the 2008 Association of the United States Army: AUSA held in Washington D.C. Here he explained and demonstrated a new diagnostic software targeted for military vehicles.
From 2005 to 2008, he marketed his sports invention at trade shows in Chicago, New England sporting goods stores, the Boston Red Sox and to angle investors.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has held many engineering leadership roles which will enable him to quickly see from a clients point of view not only technical solutions but issues that may rise in regards to one solution vs another. He can aid in pointing out future issues and concerns that may impact the client's project.

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