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Communications System Design Radio Frequency (HF, VHF, UHF) Expert

Technical Consultant #2441


Expertise

  • Integration, analysis and testing of large-scale radio frequency (HF, VHF and UHF) communications systems.
  • Navy, Air Force, NASA, Army, Marine, Coast Guard and foreign military platforms.
  • Simultaneous Operation (SIMOP) of fixed-frequency and frequency hopping (spread-spectrum) multi-band, multi-radio systems.
  • Interference mitigation techniques utilizing filters, combiners, multi-couplers, frequency management, and antenna isolation.
  • RF communications Link analysis and interference studies.
  • Operation of Commercial AM and FM Radio Broadcast stations.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Founder, 2011 - Present

  • Perform technical consulting related to military and commercial communications systems.

Projects
Coast Guard National Security-Cutter Program

  • Identified critical, safety related defects on the Coast Guard National Security Cutter Communications System.
  • Reported defects to the system's contractors and to the U.S. Government.
  • Produced detailed test procedures and analysis reports, resulting in the isolation and repair of the defects, and a financial recovery by the government of $4.4 million.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, NJ, Principal Member Engineering Staff, 2000 - 2012

Principal Member Engineering Staff, 2005 - 2012

  • As executing Communications Subject Matter Expert (SME), consulted on virtually all communications related technical matters, provided tasking and technical mentoring to engineers with varying experience and skill levels, and provided technical guidance for major subcontracts.
  • Communications Lead for a Low Observable (LO) landing craft for Special Operations Command.
  • Developed key elements of a Next Generation Communications System design. Devised and executed a series of tests for evaluating a complex RF distribution system on Legend-Class Coast Guard National Security Cutters. These tests successfully characterized system performance, identified failures and isolated their cause.
  • Generated two (2) winning proposal documents related to the .U.S. Navy Integrated Topside program.
  • Performed a trade study of Project 25 aircraft radios, determining that a cost savings of approximately $2 million was achievable by replacement of the existing radios.
  • Performed a comprehensive link analysis for the Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) surface-to-air missile communications downlink.
  • Functioned as Cost Account Manager and Technical Resource Manager for several key work packages.
  • Identified and solved critical problems with a shipboard High Frequency (HF) radio subsystem.
  • Authored several key technical papers on various topics related to HF, VHF and UHF communications systems.
  • Generated the System Specification and system level performance analyses for the High Band Multifunction Receive System (HBMRS) project.

Engineering-Leading Member, 2000 - 2005

  • Systems Engineer on the Navy Theater Wide Advanced Radar (NTWAR).
  • Generated trajectory simulations and dynamic range analysis for this project. Received a monetary award for outstanding performance.

RF Products, Inc., Camden, NJ, Director of Subsystems Projects, 1996 - 1999

  • Developed a unique RF Distribution Subsystem for U.S. Navy Special Projects aircraft, resulting in a sole-source contract award for the company's first complete subsystem. This subsystem obtained U.S. military-nomenclature status.
  • Expanded the company's established knowledge base of "slow-tune" cavity filters and multi-couplers, to a widely diverse base including miniature, electronically-tuned filters; switchable combiners; low-noise amplifiers; limiters; step-attenuators and other RF components.
  • Proposed and implemented a plan to hire key technical personnel and acquire advanced Computer-Aided Design tools, enabling the company to integrate complex subassemblies into lightweight, structurally sound and thermally efficient packages.
  • Initiated the company's first Subsystems Integration laboratory to perform integration testing of subsystems, and to demonstrate these subsystems to customers.

Telephonics Corp., Farmingdale, NY, Principal Engineer, 1994 - 1996

  • Initiate new business ventures, including a bid for the design, development and integration of the Communications Subsystem on the replacement "Nimrod" Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the UK. As a result, Telephonics was selected as the Communications Subsystem integrator for two of the three major contenders for this program; and subsequently was awarded a contract valued at over $100,000,000.
  • Designed the system architecture and prepared specifications and Requests for Proposal to more than 120 potential vendors, for equipment such as spread-spectrum radios, cryptographic equipment, two independent Satellite Communications Subsystems, antennas and switching assemblies. Led a team that conducted evaluations of the management, technical and cost volumes submitted.
  • Initiated the development of a next generation, fiber optic, airborne and shipboard Inter-communications subsystem.

Grumman Corporation, Bethpage, NY, Senior Engineer

  • Taught a course to the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) on the AN/ALR-73 Passive Detection System deployed on their E-2T AEW aircraft.
  • Represented Grumman as a consultant to Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and to the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF), in the installation and operation of spread-spectrum, secure communications equipment on Japanese E-2C aircraft.
  • Technical responsibility for development and testing of the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) for the F-14 and E-2C, and responsibility for integration of the JTIDS on the F-14.
  • Incorporated satellite communications (SATCOM) equipment on AEW aircraft.
  • Developed a unique solution to the problem of simultaneously operating a large number of radio transceivers on airborne command posts, including the Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center (ABCCC). Subsequently presented the approach to other companies for teaming arrangement.
  • On the EA-6B aircraft program, solved critical problems encountered with onboard UHF and HF communications subsystems, and provided briefings to program management and to the customer.
  • Developed a unique data link system for the EA-6B, capable of exchanging secure communications with the U.S. Marines Tactical Electronic Reconnaissance Processing and Evaluation Subsystem (TERPES).
  • Received an award for completing this assignment ahead of schedule.
  • Submitted an employee suggestion estimated to result in a $67 million savings over a 10-year period.
  • Developed, integrated and tested acoustic processing and recording subsystems for S-2T Turbo-tracker aircraft,
  • Designed computer simulation programs to simulate Ultra-Wideband Radar signals and their target returns. The simulations generated by these programs were used to evaluate various techniques for detection of low-observable radar targets.

WGLI/WALK Radio, Long Island, NY, Radio Station, Engineer

  • Operated the stations' transmitting equipment, automation and recording systems.
  • Provided engineering support for live radio talk shows.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

Curricular Continuance in Professional Development

  • Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Acoustic Processing training in latest techniques, utilized for the detection of submarines.
  • Spread-Spectrum Communications, Adaptive Antennas, Advanced Avionics Integration, Sensor Fusion, Optic Fiber Technology and Ultra-Wideba.

License

  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) First (General) Class Radiotelephone Operators License, for operation and supervision of any broadcast transmitter in the United States.

Awards

  • Received relator's share award of $990,000 from the U.S. Government for resolving safety and performance issues on Coast Guard National Security Cutters.

Publications and Patents

Author-Co Author of Technical Papers and Educational Text

  • Topics: Demand Assigned Multiple Access Communications Systems; Modern Digital Voice Coding Techniques; Data Compression Techniques; Integration Program ARC-182 Investigation Summary- Systems/Weapons; Dynamic Antenna Assignment - Pre-determined Antenna Ordering; "UHF Have-Quick" Frequency Management for Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center (ABCCC); Marine Integration Testing, Analysis, Interface Timing Requirements; Performance Evaluation: AN/ARR-84 Sonobuoy Receivers During S-2T Vibration; Feasibility Study Integration (Second UHF Radio onto EF-111 Aircraft); Computer Simulation ( Impulse Radar Signals-Clutter-Limited Environment)

Education

  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University of New York, New York, NY
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
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