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Expert in Structural Dynamics, Shock, Vibration; Missiles, Guided Projectiles, Missile Defense

Expert ID: 731401 Florida, USA

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Expert has multiple years experience in the dsign, analysis and test of missiles, projectiles and targets including modal analysis, shock and vibration and structural analysis. This includes ground support equioment as well as flight hardware and instrumentation. Programs he has worked on include Copperhead Crystal Oscillator, SPRINT, Patriot, Minuteman, ADATS, Polaris, 2000 lb bomb G&C kit, 500 lb bomb G&C kit, STAFF,HEDI, THAAD, Laser Guided Zuni, Hera, Arrow, MLRS, Various Submarines, and Tethered Periscope.



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He developed realization of an articulated-thruster aerospace control system. He conceptually designed unmanned air vehicles, space vehicles, missiles, guided projectiles and components. He Authored and designed a corporate capabilities brochure. He created a marketing plan for a novel aerodynamic control system. He developed a concept for GIF (guidance in the fuze), a complete guidance and control system that is housed within the standard NATO projectile fuze planform. He prepared proposals for innovative internal combustion engines, smart weapons, and missile upgrade guidance and control kits. He oversaw structural analysis for a gun-launched antitank weapon with a dual mode seeker. He supervised weight reduction efforts for a guidance module. For Tanenhaus Associates, Inc:
He designed a gun-test fixture for miniature Inertial Measurement Unit and coordinated the gun-test using training rounds. He is currently designing a new IMU to withstand high G gun launch.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Jacksonville, Florida - Tampa, Florida - Saint Petersburg, Florida - Orlando, Florida - Clearwater, Florida - Gainesville, Florida - Port Saint Lucie, Florida - Palm Bay, Florida - Lakeland, Florida - Melbourne, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1964 Degree: MS Subject: Applied Mechanics Institution: Stevens Institute of Technicology
Year: 1962 Degree: BME Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: The Cooper Union

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1996 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Consult to clients regarding design for high g loading, vibration and other loads. Developed realization of an articulated-thruster aerospace control system. Designed gun-test fixture for miniature Inertial Measurement Unit and coordinated the gun-testing. Conceptually designed unmanned air vehicles, space vehicles, missiles, guided projectiles and components. Authored and designed a corporate capabilities brochure. Created marketing plan for novel aerodynamic control system. Developed concept for GIF (guidance in the fuze), a complete guidance and control system that is housed within the standard NATO projectile fuze planform. Prepared proposals for innovative internal combustion engine, smart weapons, and missile upgrade guidance and control kits. Oversaw structural analysis for a gun-launched antitank weapon with a dual mode seeker. Solved vibration problem for innovative rocket engine. Supervised weight reduction efforts for a guidance module. Analyzed and sealed plans for custom homes. Designed, analyzed and sealed plans for solar water heater panels. Calculated heat loads for a small commercial structure.
Years: 2002 to 2011 Employer: SAIC Title: Consulting Employee - Engineering Department: Missiles Responsibilities: Trained Boeing engineers in the use of Avatar, a detailed simulation tool for simulating missile flight. Analyzed an interceptor missile for Boeing using Avatar to determine performance for an extensive set of various conditions. Developed models of target missiles for 6 DoF flight simulations. Analyzed various booster configurations. Provided stress, shock and vibration analysis for Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV). Assisted with the design of a test set-up for evaluating control using pulse-detonating engine. Performed data reduction including shock spectra and vibration power spectral densities. Assisted in evaluating propulsion concepts and subcontractors. Coordinated efforts of FMI, a small business involved in fiber manufacturing, for providing a damping configuration for Honeywell’s Common Guidance Module.
Years: 1983 to 1996 Employer: Coleman Research Corporation Title: Vice President - International Programs Department: Orlando Responsibilities: Directed all aspects of international activity. Managed and interfaced technically with foreign corporations and governments. Conducted software sales to foreign customers (Taiwan, Spain, Switzerland). Designed and proposed Hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) system for German customer, and export license application. Provided technical and management support to the MLRS-TGW Program (French/British/German/American), a HWIL integration effort (Taiwan), and seeker development (Germany). Provided technical assistance to U.S. Government on Arrow interceptor (Israel). Evaluated Arrow component/technology export license issues.
Years: 1983 to 1996 Employer: Coleman Research Corporation Title: Director - Mechanical Engineering Department: Orlando Responsibilities: Chaired structures evaluation for STAFF projectile Blue Team support, evaluating structural design concepts.. Performed THAAD missile system technology assessments. Participated in the Arrow Experiment for the U.S. Government, including detailed design reviews as an interceptor missile expert and post-test shock and vibration data analysis. Managed the design and demonstration of a projectile control system based on a modified nutation damper. Managed and participated in the development of g-hardened quartz crystals for railgun applications. Performed kinetic energy weapon configuration definition and technology assessments in the areas of structures, propulsion, inertial measurements, batteries, and flight computers. Led efforts on dynamic and stress analyses for MLRS-TGW program. Project Director for total design of Submarine Escape Trainer for the Naval Training Equipment Center. Performed a technology study for hypervelocity launchers and associated projectiles. Developed finite element models for Bendix Aerospace on the MATHP millimeter wave guided projectile. Led efforts on thermal/structural analysis of the Patriot Missile radome joint. Performed structural dynamic analysis for ENNK candidates for the Ballistic Missile Defense Command. Conducted ballistic, dynamic and stress analysis for an advanced cannon launched guided projectile for Martin Marietta. Project Director for the design of a tethered, floating fiber optic periscope for submarines. Managed the mechanical engineering effort on Hera, an ATBM target, was technical liaison to the U.S. Air Force for rocket motor issues. Analyzed a magnetically levitated vehicle for American Maglev, developing design requirements for the vehicle’s secondary suspension system. Supervised the mechanical design effort for the entire vehicle.
Years: 1979 to 1983 Employer: Martin Marietta Corporation Title: Engineering Manager Department: Missile and Fire Control Responsibilities:
Years: 1971 to 1979 Employer: Martin Marietta Corporation Title: Staff Engineer Department: Missiles and Fire Control Responsibilities: Task leader for dynamic analysis and test on the ADATS Program, including missile environmental definition; modal analysis; fusing and impact test/analysis; configuration; launch dynamics, (tip-off and mal-launch); structural transfer functions for missile and launcher; flight test instrumentation; and finite element structural analysis. Estimated manpower requirements, developed schedules, monitored subcontractors, interfaced with customer and vendors. Task leader for foreign cost and operational effectiveness analysis (COEA). Assured Copperhead compliance with NATO Rationalization, Standardization, and Interoperability (RSI) requirements. Developed the foreign gun compatibility testing program and led foreign government/U.S. Government joint planning efforts. Performed projectile structure dynamic analysis, interior ballistics analysis, balloting assessment, obturator analysis, vibration test and design support for titanium gyro development, and test and design support for the clam shell container. Performed dynamic analyses for Sprint and follow-on programs including Sprint II, Improved Sprint Missile system, and Advanced Terminal Interceptor. Led efforts on missile blast vulnerability, missile pin-down analyses, and launch station response analysis for earthquake produced by nuclear ground shock. Conducted vibration and shock analysis of flight test data, missile vulnerability analyses, and non-nuclear warhead kinematics. Briefed various government and co-contractor working groups and committees.
Years: 1966 to 1971 Employer: General Electric Company Title: Engineer Department: Reentry Systems Responsibilities: Calculated frequencies, modes and dynamic response for exo- and endo-atmospheric nuclear encounters including blast loads, X-ray heating in depth, X-ray surface blow-off, sinusoidal and random vibration. Performed tip-off and R/V penetration aids analyses on Mark 12 Reentry System, Biosatellite, SNAP, RVTO, Reentry F, ABRES Pre-Damaged Vehicle Flight Test Study, and large satellites. Designed mounts and analyzed responses for underground nuclear tests.
Years: 1964 to 1966 Employer: General Dynamics Title: Engineer Department: Electric Boat Responsibilities: Performed stress and dynamic analyses for structures on board attack, fleet ballistic missile, and research nuclear submarines including 637 Class, 671 Class, 598 Class and NR-1. Applied the Navy Direct Dynamic Analysis Method (DDAM) for shipboard and submarine shock response. Specified floating barge test configurations.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: France Summary: 1-Worked with French engineers at Thompson-Brandt as part of the MDTT international consortium on a terminal guidance warhead for the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS).
2-Deplanned and conducted gun compatibility testing for the signed, Copperhead guided projectile using the French self propelled howitzer AU-F1.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Germany Summary: 1-Worked with German engineers at Diehl as part of the MDTT international consortium on a terminal guidance warhead for the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS).
2-Designed, planned and conducted gun compatibility testing for the Copperhead guided projectile using the German-British towed howitzer FH-70 and the German version (M109G) of the U.S. M109 howitzer.
3-Developed and presented a proposal to TZN, a testing facility in northern Germany, for a radar testing componet for Hardware-in-the-loop testing.
4-Worked with German engineers on an anti-radar projectile.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Great Britain Summary: 1-Briefed the Royal Ordnance Board on Copperhead guided projectile, ran the Copperhead 6 DoF simulation to determine safety fans for maximum kinetic energy flights.
2-Designed, planned and conducted gun compatibility testing for the Copperhead guided projectile using the German-British towed howitzer FH-70
Years: to Present Country / Region: Japan Summary: 1-Designed, planned and conducted gun compatibility testing for the Copperhead guided projectile using the Japanese self-propelled howitzer JGSDF-75.
2-Briefed Mitsubishi Heavy Industries personnel on Coleman Research Corporation training capabilities.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Israel Summary: 1-Represented the U.S. SDIO and participated in seven designe reviews held by IAI on the Arrow anti-missile.
2-Presented corporate capabilities to members of the IDF.
3-Reviewed the Arrow program for export license issues.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASME
Licenses / Certifications
P.E. - Florida
Professional Appointments
Vice President

Fields of Expertise

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