Principal Communications Engineer: Strong technical base with extensive career experience in systems engineering, test and evaluation activities and test equipment, EMC/EMI, electronic warfare, counter-IED technologies, RF, microwave, LASER design and test activities for commercial telecommunications networks and government customers (microwave, wire line, optical, and wireless networks) with ability to organize and direct the efforts of site engineering teams.
Alion Science and Technology Aug 2012-March 2013
Perform Interference simulations for LTE Cellular User Equipment and Base Stations affecting satellite down links for Government customer in L-Band, S-Band.
Provide technical support to NOAA in support of Ground Station Interference analyses, determination of harmful levels of RFI from LTE cellular network.
Analyze Federal Earth Station RF antennas and equipment in L and S Bands to determine level of performance.
Orbital Sciences Corp May 2011-Aug 2012
As a Senior Principal Engineer, I represent Orbital Sciences on the SCNS Contract (ITT is the Prime) and provide technical support for the Blossom Point, MD TDRS Ground Station Antenna acceptance tests. My support to NASA includes RF Engineering of the two main space to ground link 20 meter antennas, 5 meter end to end test antenna, selecting test and site support equipment, writing purchase orders, and providing project management support to NASA at Blossom Point for sub contractor management.
Intelect Corporation Jan-March 2011
Performed RF coverage testing for 490/800 MHz Public Safety bands in subway tunnels in a system consisting of leaky coax, broadband distribution amplifiers, a distributed antenna system, and fiber optic back haul. Made measurements of uplink and downlink transmit/receive signal levels through a revenue generating train into the leaky coax, through the BDAs, and to the RADIO Operations Center via the fiber optic back haul.
Researched potential interference via FCC ULS database, performed remediation efforts on RF Noise on the ICAD system in the 800 MHz Public Safety Band by measurement and setting of transmission level points, gains, and attenuator values to optimize the system for “unity gain”.
Lockard and White, Mustang Engineering Nov-Dec 2010
Design of over water wireless mesh network for Northern Alberta Canada to extend fiber optic backbone for a real time process control system, specified requirements, selected equipment, performed path loss studies including Fresnel loss zones, guided the customer through the issues to evaluate bids and proposals, and designed a prototype wireless network for bid comparison purposes.
American Systems, Counter-IED Engineer, Afghanistan April-Oct 2010
Exploit IED VOIED/RCIED devices to reverse engineer devices, aiding Intel in finding Insurgents.
Ultra Electronics ATS RF Engineer Bahrain June 2009-Oct 2009
Microwave Network, Bahrain, seven sites, Digital Radio, Channel Banks, Installation, circuit test and cut-over oversight for Bahrain Defense Force/US Marines.
Installation and test experience with Link-11, Link-16 warfighter workstations.
SEB Technologies, Inc Sep 2006-May 2009
Drafted test plans and performed baseline test & evaluation for active RFID-US Army product manager joint automated identification technologies, RF test and measurement HERO
(RF Hazards around Ordinance) Dahlgren, VA,
Supported post-award testing for RFID III vendor products at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Supported field test of Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Software Defined Radio for new Iridium satellite transceiver-cognitive RFID/Radio (CR2) Oak Ridge National Laboratory at pm J-AIT location.
Contractor to multiple small businesses Aug 2003-Sep 2006
Designed small satellite star tracker test station
Designed optical test set and tested passive optical fiber components.
Route survey engineering SCADA/Communications Network Upgrade.
Stand-by Communications engineer for Network Installations (strike).
Performed cable/connector assembly validation for US Navy submarine (ASDS)
Weapons systems integration of Link-16 workstation on HC-130 military aircraft.
Installed/removed TASS perimeter defense system Iraqi AOR Air Bases.
TYBRIN Corporation Oct 2001-April 2003
Designed/tested network communications system upgrades for US Air Force sensor technologies SME (RADAR, RF, EO (infrared), multi-spectral technologies).
The Boeing Company Sep 1998-Sep 2001
Designed/installed/tested optical network infrastructure for Delta-4 launch pads.
Conducted MIL-STD-810F testing for Space Station optical fiber payload.
Performed analysis of DNA Bioreactor and was written into NIH white paper
Performed Integrated Test on Space Station Truss Elements (Video, Power).
PT Industries, Int'l Apr 1997-Aug 1998
Built/tested impedance test head for outside plant copper loop, designed new Subscriber pair Verifier (SPV) for reversal of copper loop from central office.
Prior Career Positions May 1980-Feb 1997
Designed routes for large city fiber optic networks.
Laid out East Coast optical fiber network routes, equipment rack configurations.
CAD optical fiber and analog/digital microwave network builds.
Designed, installed, tested, dual ring OC12 private optical fiber network $30M.
Installed microwave hops and tower drawing packages, protective relaying circuits on transmission lines, SCADA installations, optical hardware standards.
Designed undersea optical fiber cables, sensors and video links.
RF communication test rack engineer mast mounted electro-optic site.
Managed team of 12 on prototype All Optical Towed Array (AOTA).
Designed/tested optical and computer experiments for space shuttle missions.
BA-Physics/Mathematics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
64 Hours graduate coursework Optics, Elec Eng, and Physics.
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