A multi-disciplined engineering background spanning 33 years with experience in the design, integration, test and implementation of analog and digital voice and data communications systems with emphasis on wireless networks (HF/LMR/Troposcatter/MW/SATCOM), LAN and Voice over IP (VoIP) systems and IP via satellite networks and Network Operations Center (NOC) design and implementation.
2008 to Present: Signature Consultants/Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) – Miami International Airport
Principal Network Engineer – Telecomm
Responsibilities include Project Engineering oversight of prime contractor and resolution of network technical issues. Project Management oversight for the implementation of airport-wide Premise Distribution System (copper and fiber cable infrastructure) for new terminal development programs, a terminal and concourse-wide distributed antenna system (DAS) for cellular carriers and fiber connectivity to improve signal performance for wireless users in the baggage pier areas. Design and implementation of ISM band microwave link for diverse pathway to support the Mid Field Fire Station and expansion of the main PBX room.
2002 to 2008: Bechtel Incorporated/Dade Aviation Consultants – Miami International Airport
Principal IT Analyst
New Security System (NSS) design for Miami-Dade Aviation Department at Miami Int'l Airport (MIA). Responsibilities include (1) Project Engineering oversight of prime contractor and resolution of technical issues. Additional responsibilities include development of specifications for a terminal-wide Paging System incorporating both announcement control and fire system/emergency "all-call" operations; development of voice over IP (VoIP) network and wireless LAN system specifications for MIA operations; (2) Project Management oversight for the implementation of airport-wide Premise Distribution System (copper and fiber cable infrastructure) for new terminal development programs. Coordinated with DHS to assess requirements and provide secure locations for MDAD-provided cabling for CBP equipment. Reviewed and updated the Design Guidelines Manual (DGM) established by MDAD for use by contractors and A&E Firms for system design at MIA.
1998 to 2002: USA Teleport, Incorporated – Miami, FL
Director of Engineering and Operations
Directly responsible for the design, maintenance and operations of the South Florida - based Teleport and the USA Teleport (USAT) assets both domestic and international. Responsibilities include initial turn-up of the Miami HQ earth station (consisting of 4.6 meter, 3.7 meter and 2.4 meter C-band antennas); coordination with Regulatory entities (COMSAT, INTELSAT) for new International earth station commissioning; new carrier assignments, and alignments; and with the FCC for new domestic earth stationlicensing and commissioning. Developed engineering and operations documentation for the USAT network, which includes the Engineering Index (for document control of initial release and revisions), System Block and Level Diagrams, AC and DC Power Wiring and Distribution Diagrams, Network Connectivity Diagrams, Timing Diagrams, Interface Control Diagrams (for multi-vendor equipment interface), Facility Layout and Civil Works Drawings, Rack Face Elevation Drawings and Operational Procedures for Network Control. Performed all link budget calculations and developed test and commissioning procedures for new international earth station certification based on INTELSAT SSOG Procedures. Developed the design for a comprehensive Network Monitor and Control system for M&C of domestic and international earth stations using a satellite control channel to each site with back-up access capability via the public switched network and the Internet.
1984 to 1998: GTE Government Systems – Chantilly, VA
Senior Staff Engineer
As Senior Staff Engineer, developed the console system design to control trunked UHF voice and conventional VHF/FM, HF and VHF air/ground systems as part of the communications infrastructure for a new ARAMCO oil field complex. Previous responsibilities for this customer include development of the design for a digital cellular network compliant with Global System for Mobile (GSM) communications standards, a feasibility analysis for the conversion of existing ARAMCO in-kingdom transmission systems to conform with SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) standards and the design of a UHF radio network, data collection system and network control centers for a new oil field and pipeline project.
Staff Engineer – Transmission Systems
Directly responsible for the design, fabrication and test of a MF/HF/VHF Communications Control Console and served as Project Engineer of a Coastal Radio System project for the Ports Authority Corporation, Kingdom of Jordan (US Department of State project). Previously assigned as Staff Engineer directly responsible for the design of telephone, multiplex, data, VHF, radio and special circuit sub-systems as part of a 22 hop microwave system for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, performed the post-award site survey for the project and developed all test procedures for the network. Also, served as Project Engineer responsible for the design, installation and test of an 11 GHz DS-3 microwave link for American Satellite Company in Atlanta, GA. Proposal experience includes LAN and ISDN systems and voice and data networks (including network management) for Air Traffic Control Centers (FAA and foreign military).
Project Engineer – Satellite Communications Systems
Directly responsible for the design of new 3.8-meter VSAT terminals to support the Social Security Administration (SSA) operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This responsibility includes link budget calculations, Statements of Work (SOW) for contractors and all civil work design for the new sites and upgrades to existing sites. Also developed protection plan for GTE assets within the region in response to serve tropical weather conditions. Directly responsible for the design, fabrication, test and commissioning of a fully self-contained, 3.7-meter transportable, dual-band (C/Ku-band) earth station to support DoD telemedicine projects and other ad hoc requirements. Directly responsible for the engineering and management of the final phases of the Commercial SATCOM Interconnectivity (CSI) project for the National Communications Service (NCS), which included developing annual CONUS test beds (including integration with mobile cellular equipment and troposcatter terminals), the refurbishment of flood-damaged C-band earth stations and ultimately liquidation of assets for the project. Directly responsible for the design, test and implementation of 9.3 meter C-band earth stations supporting over the air re-keying (OTAR) of KG equipment and associated channel equipment for a DS-1 network for the U.S. Navy AUTEC Range Operations between Andros Island, Bahamas and West Palm Beach, Florida. Directly responsible for the design, implementation and test of a 6.3 meter C-band earth station (including both the CONUS and in-Kingdom tail circuits and interface equipment) as part of a network for transmission of encrypted (via M/A-COM LC-76 bulk encryption equipment), real-time RADAR data between the United States and Thailand, as part of an air defense contract with the Royal Thai Air Force.
1983 to 1984: Butler Service Group/American Satellite Company (ASC) – Rockville, MD
Project Engineer – Central Office Engineering
Directly responsible for the design and upgrade/expansion of ASC Central Offices. Responsibilities included circuit design, office layout, equipment specification and selection, complete project documentation (circuit layout records, cable running lists, installation drawings, BoM/SoV, and work orders) and project cost control. Initial responsibility involved traffic studies, design and installation of telephone interconnect and development of all VF test procedures for an integrated voice/data prototype network.
1981 to 1983 Cortronics Systems International – McLean, VA
Directly responsible for the design of inter-port telephone and VHF systems as part of a troposcatter and microwave network for the Nigerian Ports Authority. Responsibilities included traffic studies, design of PT&T interfaces, PBX and key systems, auto patch, ARD circuits, DC power systems and site facilities. Additional responsibilities included development of the project system block and level diagrams, equipment specification and selection, project documentation (circuit layout records, cable running lists, BoM/SoW, trunking diagrams, site layout and installation drawings), factory test of equipment, and development of all VF test procedures for the system.
1980 to 1981: Page Technical Services, Incorporated – Vienna, VA
Directly responsible for new telephone and security systems design and upgrade of existing telephone systems for the Peace Hawk program in Saudi Arabia. Additional responsibilities included development of cross-connect lists, circuit layout records (CLR) and cable running lists as part of a microwave communications system for SOHIO at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
1979 to 1980: Racal-Milgo Incorporated – Miami, FL
Part of three-member development team responsible for developing an in-circuit/functional test facility to augment the existing manufacturing test operation. Directly responsible for the development of test procedures of 2400 and 4800 baud modems using the GenRad GR-2270, PDP-11/34 based
in-circuit/functional automatic test system.
1978 to 1979: Northern Telecomm – West Palm Beach, FL
Responsible for the development of procedures used to test DMS-10 PE control packs and power supply equipment. Upgraded ATE programs by performing comparative studies between a captive DMS-10 system and the existing programs using field equipment.
1976 to 1978: MCI, Incorporated – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Department Head – Engineering Test and Evaluation Department
Responsible for testing and verification of all manufactured assemblies incorporated into mixing consoles and multi-channel tape decks. Designed specialized test equipment for use by engineers and technicians within the company. Prepared and developed testing standards and associated procedures for new products. Acquainted new technical personnel to equipment design and operation. Trained non-technical staff on basic electronics. Additional duties involved review of staff’s performance and recommended merit compensation or disciplinary actions, the later being review before the Vice President of Manufacturing and the HR Representative.
Miami-DadeCommunity College Associate Degree (December 1972)
FloridaAtlantic University Ocean Engineering Major
ThomasEdison StateCollege Bachelor of Arts
Natural Science/Mathematics (2012)
GeorgeWashington University Digital Telephony (CE)
CONTEL Federal Systems Project Management Course
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