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Electrical Systems and Electronics Expert; Including Computer Systems, Electromagnetic Radiation and Lightning

Technical Consultant #1880


Expertise

  • Detailed research and analysis in software, electrical systems, electronics and computers.
  • Special skills in electromagnetic radiation, firmware, circuits, computer architecture, hardware and software interface, audio and video.
  • Experience in product defect and failure, patent infringement and forensic analysis.
  • Engineering in commercial applications software, control systems, electronic test and debugging.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Available for testimony, deposition, research and litigation support.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Owner, 2004 - Present

  • Consulting Engineer in operating a private practice servicing in the following areas:

Electromagnetic Field Radiation

  • Surveyed and calculated E and B fields near high-voltage transmission lines:
  • Calculated nominal exposure from public WiFi systems.
  • Calculated nominal exposure from cellular base stations.

Lightning

  • Investigated residential electrical and electronic damage in insurance claim for a strike.
  • Researched attraction of lightning to worn personal music systems.

Reverse Engineering Digital Design

  • Analyzed digital answering machine to determine disposition of recorded message.

Electronic Ignition

  • Investigated fires related to water heater, dehumidifier, electric dryer motor and furnace.

Software-Controlled Audio System

  • Resolved hardware faulty wiring, configured software and operating system.

Video on Personal Computers

  • Constructed, configured, and installed a home entertainment PC.
  • Analyzed real-time video processor overload effects in an on-site installation.

Lockheed Martin, Valley Forge, PA, Commercial Applications Software Engineer, 2004 - 2003

  • Managing classified projects.
  • Operating a side project in handheld-platform software development resulting in a patent.

Teknetix, Inc., Parkersburg, WV, Electronics Test and Debug Engineer, 2002 - 2001

  • Logic analyzers and oscilloscopes for electronics debug.
  • In-circuit test system development and Implementation.
  • Functional test design, production, and operation.
  • Manufacturing defect location and correction.

E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Washington, WV, Control Systems Engineer, 2001 - 1999

  • Distributed control system and programmable logic controller software.
  • Process Instrumentation.

Engineering Animation, Inc., Ames, IA, Software Engineer, 1999 - 1997

  • Developed OpenGL render engine with MPEG-2 compression to generate 80 GB of video.
  • Created a presentational computer game for corporate IPO.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Graduate work in FPGAs(Field Programmable Gate Array)and silicon devices, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • Registered Professional Engineer - Ohio
  • Linux Professional Institute Certificate - LPIC-1

Computer Languages

  • Python, Perl, C/C++C, Visual BASIC, FORTRAN 77, MATLAB
  • VHDL, Verilog
  • SQL, MySQL
  • Drupal, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, CGI

Computer Systems

  • Linux and most UNIX flavors
  • Windows XP, 2000, 98, 95 and NT 4.0
  • Computer and Network Architecture, Concepts, and Protocols
  • Handheld-Platform Software Development

Academic and Professional Affiliations,

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Computer Society
  • ASTM International, Committee E58 on Forensic Engineering
  • Correspondent with National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)

Patents

  • Wireless PDA-platform locator device.

Education

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
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