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Electromagnetic Systems Engineer and Consultant: Directed Energy, Radar, Electronic Warfare, Subsurface Radar and Nanotechnology Electronic Materials

Technical Consultant #1649


Expertise

  • High Power Microwave (HPM) directed energy weapons, fielding and IED defeat weapons.
  • Unconventional Electronic Warfare (EW) techniques and implementations.
  • National-level, integrated surveillance/sensor/communication network design.
  • Radar systems, components, target identification discriminants and methods.
  • Subsurface radar design, borehole navigation, formation analysis.
  • HPM propagation, coupling, breakdown and non-linear effects.
  • Target vulnerability assessment, prediction, measurement and mitigation.
  • High voltage, high power and extreme-environment electronics.
  • Electronic scanning antennas and control components.
  • Emerging and disruptive new technologies identification, assessment and impact predictions.
  • Design and synthesis of new electro-active materials, from DC energy storage to MMW control.
  • Ultra-efficient solar cells; infrared energy harvesting methods and devices.
  • Nanotechnology applications, lab and measurement techniques.
  • National-level energy independence strategies, options and economics.
  • New business development strategies, competition assessment and market economics.
  • Short and long range technology planning and technology acquisition strategies.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Founder and President, 1992 - Present

  • Proposal technical lead, Canada's largest foreign vessel traffic control system win.
  • Designed, built volume-production programming and Q/A certification machines for RFID tags.
  • On the ground technology assessments in over 15 countries, many fields and clients.
  • Built permanent high-tech business relationships in France, Germany, and Japan.
  • Co-founded commercial U.S. electronic instrument firm and moved manufacturing to China.
  • World marketing rep for major European and South African high-tech firms.
  • Built Research and Develop Department for Oil & Gas Exploration borehole navigation client, resulting in 3 patents.
  • Shepherded successful acquisition of neutron assay instrument maker for said client.
  • Synthesized highest-efficiency solar/IR energy collection system ever made.

Martin Marietta/Lockheed-Martin ADTO, CA, Manager, Advanced Electronic Programs, 1989 - 1992

  • Co-founded this new HQ Operation, with N. Augustine charter: "Build the DARPA of Martin."
  • Initiated, managed radar, EW, MMW, HPM, energy storage, missile and other programs.
  • Hired, trained staffs and signed up subcontractors for these programs.
  • Designed, built lab and field test facilities for products; conducted many field tests and demonstrations.
  • Designed and demonstrated first compact EMP-based, flyable weapon.

Alcoa Defense Systems, Rancho Bernardo, CA, Director, Advanced Electronic Projects, 1987 - 1989

  • Initiated, managed development projects in ECM, LO, Counter-LO and HPM areas.
  • Designed, built lab facilities, hired staffs and signed up subcontractors.
  • Wrote HPM portion of the "Hardening Handbook" under US Navy sponsorship.

Intelcom Radiation Technology, Del Mar, CA, Program Manager, 1983 - 1987

  • Built a successful microwave/MMW department, major lab and mobile facilities.
  • Won numerous DoD contracts, built and tested portable EW and HPM systems.
  • Built and demonstrated first HPM-based IED clearing system (Yuma PG, AZ).

Boeing Aerospace Company, Kent, WA, Chief Scientist/Principal Engineer, 1982 - 1983

  • Senior technical direction for Boeing's largest MMW missile seeker program.
  • Recruited internationally-recognized staff and consultants.
  • Formed IP strategies, did competition assessments and supported marketing efforts.

General Dynamics Corporation, Pomona, CA, Program Manager, 1978 - 1982

  • Initiated programs in MMW guidance, ship-defense radar, HPM, and electric guns.
  • Built major lab facilities.
  • Organized and held first US National HPM Conference (under U.S. DDR&E aegis).

Martin Marietta Corporation, Orlando, FL, Engineering Specialist, 1976 - 1978

  • Helped build first MMW precision tank fire control radar, "STARTLE."
  • Did lab proofs of first low-loss, analog, high power MMW scanning array antennas.

Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA, Senior Electronics Engineer, 1974 - 1976

  • Built MMW gas spectrometer; patented ultra-precise cavity tuning mechanism.
  • Built picosecond pulse lasers and dye cells for molecular diagnostics.

Ball Aerospace Corporation, Boulder, CO, Senior Engineer, 1974

  • Built and patented first conformal, dual-pol, dual-frequency micro strip GPS antenna.
  • Built conformal radar antenna for High Altitude Supersonic Target (aircraft).

EG&G Corporation, Albuquerque, NM, Program Manager/ Senior Engineer, 1972 - 1974

  • Designed, tested dispersed-pulse EMP simulator for Kirtland AFB outdoor range.
  • Supported laser output window tests on first USAF Flying Laser Laboratory.

General Dynamics Electronics Corporation, San Diego, CA, Senior Engineer, 1968 - 1972

  • Built and field-tested first U.S. polarization-adaptive, fully polarimetric radar.
  • Invented and patented two new classes of field-controlled microwave dielectrics.
  • Built electronic-scanned phased array antennas using said high power dielectrics.
  • Served as NSF reviewer of Antarctic whistler-mode radar program.

McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, MO, 1966 - 1968

  • First lab confirmation of damping and reflection laws for (plasma) ion-acoustic waves.
  • Built whistler-mode, planetary ionosphere diagnostic radar.

Honors & Publications


Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Five years as SPIE Conference Chair.
  • IEEE-sponsored Lecturer, China (electronic materials, vessel traffic systems, antennas)

Member, Division Research Advisory Council

  • Co-chaired and organized first all-Army HPM conference (with SAIC).
  • Member, MIT's Electromagnetics Academy; Senior Life Member, IEEE.
  • Organized and served on Numerous U.S. Government Panels and Technical Committees.

Credentials

  • Graduate Studies, Clinical Psychology, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Graduate Studies, Plasma Physics, Washington U., St. Louis, MO
  • FCC General Radiotelephone (w/radar) License.
  • Chevron-Texaco Rig Safety Course Certified.
  • License: FCC General Radiotelephone with radar (Commercial); FCC Amateur Radio

Publications

  • Over 40 published papers: Basic research in wave propagation in plasmas, MMW spectroscopy and phased arrays, subsurface navigation and communication to industrial process monitoring instruments.
  • Fourteen reviewed journal and conference papers.
  • Six U.S. patents.

Education

  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Ohio State U., Columbus, OH
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
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