DATE OF BIRTH 10.06.62
MARITAL STATUS MARRIED
CLEARANCE Current - Italian (NATO Secret) Previous - British (NATO Secret) / German (NATO Secret)
QUALIFICATION C.N.A.A. B.Sc. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (1984)
LANGUAGES English (Mother Tongue); Italian (Fluent); French (Basic)
SUMMARY More than twenty five years qualified experience combined with current Avionics principals and interfacing techniques, RADAR, Air to Air Missile technology, MLS guidance, IFF and cipher encryption method techniques, as well as a thorough knowledge of fly-by-wire Flight Control Systems, Propulsion systems, Fuel Systems, Environmental Control Systems, and Hydraulic Generation and Hydraulic Utilities Systems (Landing Gear, Steering and Braking) ensures ability to fully support current systems engineering aspects. Experience has been attained with FAR/JAR (25, 27, & 29) MIL-STD-1553B, ARINC-429, BASIC, C, C++, DOORS, EXCEL, FORTRAN, JAVA, LABWINDOWS/CVI, LINUX, MS-OFFICE, SQL, UNIX, and WINDOWS. This, combined with thorough knowledge of current aircraft systems hardware and software specifications and standards, assures awareness of design standard procedures and analysis techniques.
Jan ’07 – Jan ’11 AgustaWestland Spa,
Via G Agusta, 520,
21017 Cascina Costa di Samarate (VA), ITALY.
JOB TITLE Contract Safety Engineer.
DUTIES Complete Safety analysis/assessment both at system and aircraft level covering Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA), Preliminary System Safety Assessment (PSSA), System Safety Assessment (SSA), Failure Mode Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and Common Mode Analysis (CMA). In performing these tasks extensive reference and familiarity with MIL-HDK-217FN2, MIL-HDBK-338B, ARP 4754, ARP 4761, DO-178B, DO-254, and FAR/JAR 29 was required. Full aircraft systems knowledge specialising in Flight Control System and Avionic System analysis/assessment including assessment of hardware and software criticality. Specific Fault Tree tool used is Isograph FaultTree+ V11.1.
July ’01 – Dec ‘06 Aermacchi Spa,
Via Ing. P Foresio, 1,
21040 Venegono Superiore (VA), ITALY.
JOB TITLE Contract RMTS (Testability and Safety) Engineer.
DUTIES Duties include responsibility for all Testability and Safety aspects for both Airframe and Aircraft located systems and subsystems. Duties also include all overall RMTS aspects on the M-346 Advance Trainer Aircraft ranging from FRACAS definition and implementation through to FME(C)A and Fault Tree generation and analysis. In addition duties include, review and analysis of supplier documentation as well as extensive third party liaison and interfacing, including periods of deployment at subsystem supplier facilities.
Testability aspects include the integration of 13 subsystems as well as FTI monitoring and Data Acquisition System adhering to the requirements of MIL-HDBK-2165, utilising data bus interfacing protocols such as MIL-STD-1553B, ARINC 429, RS 422, RS 485, RS 232 and the CAIS FTI interface. Also responsible for parameter definition and complete system integration of Aircraft Level Maintenance data collection from these subsystems as well as associated MMI interfacing both on Aircraft (Cockpit interfacing) and off Aircraft (Post processing).
Safety aspects, conducted in accordance with MIL-STS-88C, include generation of Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA), Subsystem Hazard Analysis (SSHA) at the subsystem level and a System Hazard Analysis (SHA) at the Aircraft level. Duties also include Safety aspects of the ongoing Flight Testing activities.
May ’98 – June ’01 Flight Test Department – EADS Deutschland,
85077 Manching, GERMANY.
JOB TITLE Contract Flight Test Systems Engineer.
DUTIES Included verification of integration, functionality and performance of various airborne systems on different platforms. Preparatory functions included familiarisation of systems and analysis of specific functions and interfaces to be tested leading to the definition of parameters required for proof of conformity of functionality as well as required flight test programs, planning and preparation of flight tests, and conducting ground tests.
Actual flight testing activities included performing the role of lead system specialist during flight tests as well as participation in flight briefings and debriefings involving all associated personnel pertaining to both ground runs and flight tests required during proof of conformity.
Post flight functions included employment, adaptation and/or further development of existing tools and techniques required in the analysis and evaluation of tests/flight tests resulting in correlation of associated bus and hardwired parameter data, full documentation of test results, conclusions and evaluation reports. Also involved was system design liaison with customer representatives, design engineering, partner company representatives and external equipment suppliers.
May ’98 – Dec. ’98 Introduction and complete, successful integration of a new LINS/GPS system into the existing Tornado combat aircraft platform.
Jan.’99 – Aug. ’00 Introduction and complete, successful integration of the navigation specific functionality contained within the Avionics Upgrade Program for the Hellenic Air Force F-4E aircraft platform resulting in IOC (Initial Operational Clearance) and leading to FOC (Final Operational Clearance).
Aug. ’00 – June ’01 Introduction and complete integration of AMRAAM and AIM-9L air to air missiles into the Eurofighter 2000 (Typhoon) combat aircraft platform.
July ’97 – April ’98 Navigation and Flight Guidance System – Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG,
JOB TITLE Contract Test Equipment Systems Engineer.
DUTIES Included specification, design and development of test systems for the Microwave Landing System (MLS) LRI of a commercial Multi Mode Receiver (MMR) system. This test system was developed under the LabWindows/CVI Version 4.0.1 environment under a Windows NT 4.0 operating system.
Software tasks included development of LabWindows/CVI software, including device drivers for COTS devices as well as for a PAC ARINC 429-interface specific plug-in card module. This software provided suitably generic functionality such that it may be used to test an individual ASIC component, an individual MLS LRI as well as the complete MMR system. The COTS test items included frequency counters, oscilloscopes, multi-meters, power supplies etc., which were all controlled from within the LabWindows/CVI environment via a GBIP interface was developed.
Hardware tasks involved specification of testing resources required to adequately, but efficiently, test the UUTs. The design and layout of associated test racks including test panels breakout boxes inter wiring looms etc. was also performed.
Nov. ‘95 – July ‘97 XCEL Engineering & Management (Pty) Ltd.
P.O. Box 20355,
Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA.
JOB TITLE Contract Systems Engineer.
DUTIES Included all systems engineering aspects relating to design and development of the (SLIS) FDS a knowledge based functional model Artificial Intelligence (AI) diagnostic decision support tool.
This involved systems support from researching conceptual concepts through feasibility studies, requirement specifications, evaluation analyses and prototyping to full-scale implementation. Thorough avionics protocoling standards familiarisation and electronic technologies were combined to integrate knowledge based AI into a functional dependency decision support environment. Evaluation and feasibility studies concerning RF LAN and voice recognition technology for real-time communications between deployed platforms and central servers were included. Extensive MIL-STD-1553B mux bus interfacing integration was undertaken such that all required functionality was facilitated from a PCMCIA located interface device. This required definition of software buffers, libraries etc. to control/access this interface for full implementation into the Fault Diagnostic System (FDS). Software documentation to DOD-STD-2167A and system qualification aspects including the generation of specifications and manuals, combined with close liaison with airforce personnel, vendors and contractors constituted an integral part of the job.
May ‘94 ‑ Oct. ‘95 ATLAS Aircraft Corporation.
Kempton Park, SOUTH AFRICA.
JOB TITLE Contract Aircraft Systems Engineer.
DUTIES Included specification, integration and testing of the Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) used on the ROOIVALK AH‑2 military combat helicopter.
This involved development and specification of hardware resources required in achieving comprehensive and effective interfacing between the helicopter BASIC AIRCRAFT and the HUMS system. This included system aspects associated with the FUEL and ECS sub‑systems, which controlled and monitored the supply of FUEL to the engines and controlled and monitored the air supply to the cockpits as well as reporting associated failures. Full software modeling and Failure and Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) was undertaken to ensure correct and complete design specification. Qualification aspects, including generation of B1 and B2 specifications and DDP documents and close liaison with sub‑system design personnel, vendors and contractors, constituted an integral part of the job.
Oct. ‘92 ‑ Apr. ‘94 F. I. A. R. SpA,
Via G.B. Grassi 93,
20157 Milano, ITALY.
JOB TITLE Contract Electronics A.T.E. Design Engineer.
DUTIES Included design, development and integration of VXI based ATE hardware and software used to test RADAR LRIs used within the Eurofighter 2000 aircraft.
Hardware aspects involved specification allocation and design of resources to achieve effective but thorough testing of the UUTs. To facilitate manufacturing of test systems, information was presented in Data Package format both for Pin‑Face Adapters and system resources. Software involved conceptual design and development to DOD-STD-2167A and C/ATLAS IEEE 716‑89 standards for both LRI Testing Procedures and Self-Testing procedures of hardware, as well as C++ instrument drivers. All of which were developed within a UNIX operating system environment using the PAWS system andeffectively integrated with the hardware platform. Production of documentation such as MIL‑STD‑1519 TRDs was developed using the TYX Personal ATLAS Workstation (PAWS) and involved development and integration of hardware resource and signal routing databases. Extensive design specification and test procedure documentational preparation was undertaken with liaison at customer, partner company level, vendors and contractors.
Aug. ‘90 ‑ Sep. ‘92 ITALTEL S.I.T.,
67100 Aquila, ITALY.
JOB TITLE ATE (Final Test) Electronic Systems Engineer.
DUTIES Duties included specification, design and development of ATE hardware and software used to test military cipher encryption avionics modules as well as full ATE system engineering support for multi-national military avionics projects.
Specification, design and development of ATE hardware and software used to test cipher encryption IFF units and associated peripheral modules involved planning and co‑ordination of test systems. This covered many types of testing system principles from simple wiring and power supply test‑jigs to complete PC controlled VXI rack systems used for full system testing providing full data information collection, correlation and analysation. Multination project aspects involved research of potential military standard ATE systems, methods and testing techniques. Included was preparation of EFA IFF Interrogator Test Requirement Document to MIL‑STD‑1519 which was developed and subsequently converted into IEEE‑716‑89 C/ATLAS using the TYX Personal ATLAS WorkStation (PAWS) operating under UNIX.
July ‘84 ‑ Aug. ‘90 Ferranti Defence Systems Ltd.,
JOB TITLE Electronic Development Engineer.
DUTIES Design/development of ATE hardware and software using ATLAS language controlled VME based ATE for military inertial navigation systems and (WDNS) avionics systems. Testing was done at both system (O-level) and LRI (I-level) level utilising MIL-STD-1553B and MRCA interfaces. Extensive customer liaison was undertaken with document preparation and site visits, system installations, upgrades. A Quality Assurance permit was also obtained to facilitate responsibility for approving work performed on site.
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