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Expert in Satellite Communications Systems Consulting - Engineering, project management.

Expert ID: 725474 Washington, USA

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Expert has spent over 40 years in the satellite communications industry, working with communications satellites and the communications networks they support. He
has been a communications technician at satellite teleports, a field manager managing satellite communications operations, and a principal engineer in the terrestrial
systems engineering group at SES Americom.
He has extensive experience in designing, evaluating, and testing satellite communications systems, including small terminal systems using VSAT antennas, and
larger systems using satellite earth station and teleport facilities with medium to large satellite antennas. His expertise includes satellite link analysis, and preparing
engineering diagrams and technical documentation.
Accomplishments include:
* He led engineering team in design, development, and integration of a super head end to acquire video programming from satellites, re-encode the video, and deliver
IPTV to telephone companies and other companies wanting to deliver video over IP networks to subscribers. Efforts resulted in a new product, IP Prime, and a new
company division.
* He collaborated with team of engineers on a new product, Mobile Maritime Broadband, that provides internet connectivity and voice over IP by satellite to marine
locations. This product was for KVH and has grown into the KVH Mini VSAT network.
* He designed new satellite communications package that allows TV broadcasters to extend the reach of their base broadcast transmitters; launched by SES
Americom as SignalSat.
* He designed engineering solution to correct audio problem with a statewide videoconferencing network involving 37 sites.
* He directed team of 5 technicians to implement design changes to 37 sites and complete upgrade in 10 days with no interruptions to the conference schedule.
* He managed a 3 month project to monitor a customer’s satellite downlink to solve a longstanding interference problem.
* He enabled the consistent delivery of high availability and customer satisfaction through efficient scheduling while reducing overtime and minimizing operational
costs.
* Ultimately, he recognized with with 4 “A-Team” awards, 7 “Recognition of Excellence” awards, and 3 management cash awards.

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Consulted for Globecomm Systems Inc. in developing project requirements for a GSI client who used the information to develop a Request For Proposal. This RFP was used to solicit bids for constructing a major facility for the client.Consulted as on-site project manager for Globecomm Systems in building a super head-end for a Globecomm client.Consulted as a program manager for ASC Signal in manufacturing, testing, and integrating fixed and transportable satellite antenna systems for ASC Signal clients.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington - Tacoma, Washington - Bellevue, Washington - Everett, Washington - Federal Way, Washington - Kent, Washington - Bellingham, Washington - Lakewood, Washington - Renton, Washington

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: AS Electronic Technology Subject: Electronics Institution: University of Guam
Year: 1976 Degree: BBA Subject: Business Institution: University of Guam
Year: 1982 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Institution: University of La Verne

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2015 Employer: WBMSAT PS Title: President - owner Department: Satellite communications consultant Responsibilities: He provides consulting and the following services: project management, satellite communication systems design, link analysis, cost proposal preparation, drafting engineering diagrams, writing technical proposals, preparing test plans, and testing equipment and systems.
Years: 2000 to 2007 Employer: SES Americom (formerly GE Americom and RCA Americom) Title: Principal Member Engineering Group Department: Terrestrial Systems Engineering Responsibilities: He performed technology needs assessment with customers and designed customized satellite communications systems. He developed cost proposals, engineering diagrams, technical proposals, and system description documents. He conducted satellite link analysis and prepared link budgets. He oversaw equipment ordering and cost management. He coordinated system installation and integration and oversaw system acceptance testing. He supervised vendor teams and in-house cross-functional teams.
Years: 1983 to 2000 Employer: SES Americom (Formerly GE Americom and RCA Americom Title: Regional Manager and Earth Station Manager Department: Terrestrial Systems Operations Responsibilities: He managed operations of six satellite earth stations, supervising up to 10 satellite communications technicians. He oversaw operations budget, technician work assignments, communications operations, and equipment and facility maintenance. He ensured high customer satisfaction.
Years: 1971 to 1983 Employer: RCA Americom Title: Earth Station Technician Department: Field operations Responsibilities: He installed, operated, tested, and maintained all earth station communications equipment, including RF low and high power amplifiers, up-converters, down-converters, modems, and other earth station infrastructure equipment.
Years: 1964 to 1968 Employer: U.S. Air Force Title: Sergeant - Weapons Mechanic Department: Strategic Air Command Responsibilities: He loaded weapons on B-52 bombers, and trained and evaluated weapons loading teams during Vietnam War.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of PMI (Project Management Institute), and the following LinkedIn groups: IPTV, Satellite Group, Satellite services work group, and the University of La Verne's Business Alumni Association (ULV)
Licenses / Certifications
GE Capital Black Belt: Wave 3 Six Sigma Training;

General Class Radiotelephone FCC License with radar endorsement
Awards / Recognition
Member Chi Omicrom Gamma honor society at University of Guam, graduated Magna Cum Laude. Received four "A-Team" awards and five "Recognition of Excellence" awards from GE Americom. Additionally, he received two "Recognition of Excellence" awards and three management financial awards form SES Americom for work on IP Prime.

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
He located equipment vendors manufacturing a wide range of equipment required to work together in building satellite communications systems, and obtained equipment specifications and pricing. He tested and evaluated equipment for the required applications. He located system integrators, wrote statements of work and requests for proposals, then evaluated integrators based on their proposals, experience, state of their business, and pricing.
Marketing Experience
He stays up to date on the state of the satellite communications industry, reading trade journals and publications, and publishing a weekly newsletter summarizing satellite industry news headlines for the week.
Other Relevant Experience
He is skilled in performing satellite link analysis, developing system block and network diagrams, writing system technical descriptions, and testing satellite communications systems and equipment. He is adept at facilitating group discussion and managing team workflow. He is a very good communicator and writer. He is experienced in managing project flow and supervising contractor work.

Fields of Expertise

communication satellite, satellite, satellite antenna, satellite communication, satellite communication link analysis, satellite communication system evaluation, small earth terminal design, small earth terminal testing, VSAT antenna, earth station, International Business Machines, IP multimedia subsystem, frequency division multiple access, mobile satellite communication, network reliability, high-frequency communication, INTELSAT, Reed-Solomon code, microwave power amplifier, quadrature phase shift keying modulation technique, sun sensor, RS-485, direct broadcast satellite, broadcast satellite, television satellite, Shielded Twisted-Pair Distributed Data Interface, video-on-demand system, Viterbi decoding, digital demodulation, video conferencing, baseband, satellite communication/telephone system interface, matrix switch, PC Anywhere software, Procomm software, data communication network, Lissajous figure, computer file, extremely high frequency, signal acquisition, packet switching system, electronic communication equipment, satellite teleconferencing, Ethernet Network, video communication, spread spectrum communication, digital-to-analog conversion, data communication, computer communication, voice communication, data transmission, telecommunication, microwave fiber-optic communication, digital communication, forward error correction system, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, data, electromagnetic interference, wideband amplifier, systems network architecture, network architecture, fiber optics, broadband communication

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