Innovative, highly motivated and organized Electrical Engineer experienced in Micro Electronics Reliability, Spacecraft Power Systems, Program Management/Project Engineering, Systems Engineering/Integration, application, operation and failure analysis of a wide range of electrical power/electronic.
Experience base includes:
New Product Development
Reliability testing and Failure Analysis of Radio Frequency Power Amplifier Electronics and integrated circuits using
Design, test and application of instrumentation/data collection systems, electrical power systems, power electronics and electromechanical energy storage/conversion systems applied in commercial power, military research and electronics reliability laboratory systems
Conceptualization, development and execution of reliability test plans to characterize the reliability of electromechanical and electronic systems.
Development of novel electronics, encompassing all stages from early concept development until product launch.
Experience in design for reliability and design for manufacturing and sensitivity analyses
Proficiency with basic statistical techniques including familiarity with design of experiment (DOE) methodologies.
Proficiency in generating specifications, test protocols, and test reports.
Research and Development of high energy electromechanical and energy storage systems.
Satellite factory and on-orbit Systems Performance Analysis of Electrical Power Systems/Subsystems and Solar Arrays
ANADIGICS_ Warren, New Jersey (2000 to Present)
Corporate Summary: Designs and manufactures radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) Power Amplifier solutions using Gallium Arsenide wafer and Metal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor/Hetero-junction Bipolar Transistor (MESFET/HBT) technologies for the broadband cable, wi-fi, wireless infrastructure and wireless communication markets.
Senior Reliability Engineer
RELIABILITY ENGINEERING and PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Define, plan, coordinate and manage reliability test requirements and laboratory resources required in product development including HALT life testing - High Temperature Operating Life, Biased Humidity, ESD, Moisture Sensitivity Level, Temperature Cycling, shock, vibration testing to meet MIL STD and JEDEC Standards.
Perform system reliability testing per design specifications and facilitate transition of product designs to full production.
Accountable for success of assigned tasks and deliverables as well as tasks and deliverable of product development team members.
Create solutions for technical problems using systematic problem-solving methodologies. .
Participate in periodic design reviews of projects. .
Design and perform experiments (DOE) to assess and validate the reliability and performance of new integrated circuits and circuit modules.
Design, test and integrate Life Test hardware circuit boards and DC Bias Drivers.
Design, test and integrate Life Test Data Acquisition systems which lead to the automation of data collection and archiving.
Perform basic statistical data analysis for the purpose of test planning, pass/fail determination and product life time predictions (MTTF).
Define accelerated test methodology (HASS/HAST/THB), execute test and publish reliability test reports with respect to current JEDEC/MIL Standards.
Drive Root Cause Failure Mode Analysis efforts through Failure Analysis department engineering team
Collaborate with engineering / technical manpower and define hardware resources to produce advanced cable television, and wireless IC modules in a matrix management New Product Development organization
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING: Responsible for the maturation of new integrated circuit designs from prototype to high volume manufacturing through new product Phase – Gate System.
Assess the manufacturability and stability of new integrated circuit hardware designs to manufacturing process variations through product yield analysis.
Coordinate the inter-department efforts of engineering, assembly, IC wafer fabrication and test development to produce the on-time delivery of new designs into the manufacturing arena.
Developed and published an on-line new product development handbook to illustrate the design/test/manufacturing process flows and provide access to analysis software utilities.
Design and perform experiments to assess and validate the reliability and performance of new integrated circuits and circuit modules.
LORAL SKYNET (formerly AT&T Skynet), Bedminster, New Jersey (1997 to 2000)
Corporate Summary: Design, Launch and perform On-Orbit control/operations of corporate owned geosynchronous communication satellites
Satellite Power Systems Engineer and Project Management
Satellite Power Systems Engineer-Technical Staff: Provided technical liaison support between satellite ground station operators/management and satellite factory engineers/scientists through all phases of satellite design, manufacturing, pre-launch, launch, orbit raising and on-orbit operations for Space Systems Loral FS1300-Telstar 5, 6, 7, 8 and Hughes Space Corporation HP601-Orion 1/Orion 3.
LORAL SKYNET (continued)
Effectively worked within a multi-disciplined technical/engineering staff to address hardware performance issues during the assembly, test, pre-launch and on-orbit phases in state-of-the-art communications satellite flight hardware systems including Command Receivers, Traveling Wave Tube and Solid State Power Amplifiers, On-Board Power Systems, Nickel Hydrogen Batteries, Automatic Battery Management Systems and Solar Arrays
Analyze all satellite power systems malfunctions and anomalous behavior.
Liaise with the satellite supplier as necessary to complete the analysis including root cause identification and corrective action
Active on-site team member during satellite design, manufacture, factory acceptance testing, thermal vacuum testing and pre-launch characterization
Provided engineering support for the satellite requirements definition, proposal evaluation and negotiation, design analyses and all other satellite procurement related duties of Loral spacecraft.
Applied lessons learned from previous experience in satellite procurement and operations into the development of new spacecraft.
Performed required engineering analysis, modeling and parameter modifications to optimize satellite performance or adapt it to new business needs
Evaluated satellite power health and performance through surveillance and analysis of telemetry data, trend it against models and/or predictions.
Supported preparation of training material and delivery of technical training to satellite engineering team.
Performed circuit analysis on flight electronic hardware to investigate hardware failure mechanisms and to confirm manufacturers’ failure reports.
Authored technical finding reports for consideration by insurance carriers and operations personnel.
Recommend upgrades and improvements to spacecraft designs to meet present and future operations requirements.
Contractual management/oversight of the performance of a 6 million dollar hardware and software contract for the provisioning of the Hawley, Pa. earth station Telemetry/Tracking/Control Systems for the corporate fleet of Loral and Hughes High power class satellites.
Defined technical requirements for and managed the performance of a 3 million dollar hardware and ground station construction contract for a 4 megawatt earth station emergency power system upgrade including diesel/gas turbine generators, automatic power transfer switching, power distribution and un-interruptible power supply.
Parker Kinetic Designs, Inc., Austin Texas: Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey R&D Laboratory (1988 to 1996)
Corporate Summary: Commercialization of Pulse Power Technology, design and installation of process instrumentation/control systems and provider of engineering and technical manpower resources for scientific, military and commercial ventures.
Electrical Engineer – Research Lab Operations and Management
Summary: Served as company’s primary technical interface to the US government DoD for a $6.5 M engineering and technical support contract for an electromagnetic weapons systems Research and Development program.
Responsible for research and development facility operations and maintenance.
Responsible for the short and long term functional tasking of engineering and technical staff in the design, prototyping, manufacturing, test and operational/maintenance phases of specialized electromechanical test and control equipment
Designed Specialized hardware and Instrumentation and Control platforms for testing of Pulsed Power energy storage systems
Center for Electromechanics – Jake Pickle Research Center (1983 to 1988)
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
R&D Agenda: Develop and manufacture State-of the-Art rotating power generators and electromechanical systems under the sponsorship of government and commercial agencies and establishments.
Member Technical Staff
SUMMARY: Served as principle instrumentation and control system design engineer in support of power laboratory R&D agenda to develop high speed generators
Developed fail-safe/fault-tolerant control philosophy/strategy, produced the bidder specifications, technical documentation, acceptance test procedure/operators manuals and performed start-up commissioning for a $1.0 M process/sequence control, high speed data acquisition system, specialized system diagnostics electronic hardware including current/voltage sensors and signal conditioning.
Acted as principal power system/instrumentation and control system operator for a $5 M pulse electrical power supply system.
Performed electrical impedance characterization and short circuit testing of power generators, capacitor banks, high voltage switches and power transmission lines.Performed Fourier analysis of UPS current waveforms to determine harmonic content and specified filtering to improve power quality.
Designed, manufactured and tested an AC motor power factor controller, DC switch mode power supply, DC servo motor synchronous speed controller using phase locked loop control technology.
International Electric Co., Inc., San Marcos, Texas (1981 to 1982)
(Licensed Manufacturer for Delco Power Generators)
Corporate Summary: Manufacturer of power generation equipment
Generator Applications Engineer
SUMMARY: Functioned as principle application engineer in for a generator manufacturer
Performed factory load testing of 20-2000 kw AC power generators to ensure equipment performance levels prior to delivery.
Performed generator and controls manufacturing drawing checks prior to fabrication to certify compliance with customer requirements
Travel to customer sites for power system start-up testing and certification.
Detroit Diesel Company, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA. (1976 to 1981)
(Division Of Detroit Diesel Allison)
Corporate Summary: Manufacture and power system integration of emergency stand-by and prime power diesel electric generator systems
Field Applications Engineer
SUMMARY: Functioned as principle application engineer in the sale and application of diesel electric generator systems
Design integration, on-site "Burn-In" tests and troubleshooting of 30-4000 kW, AC/DC diesel electric power systems.
Worked in cooperationwith engineering firms, utilities, industrial corporations and electrical contractors to meet customer design specification for facility power systems equipment selection including the diesel electric power system, facility integration, switchgear, protection relaying, control systems and power distribution design and installation.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Major Area: Power Systems, Power Electronics and Computer Science
Associate in Electrical Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania State University
ADDITIONAL TRAINING, EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Completed McKneal Schwendler course on PATRAN 3 Finite Element Analysis
Completed George Washington University course on Pulse Power Technology
Completed the IEEE course on National Electric Code Color Book Series and their usage
Completed Launch Space course in Satellite Systems Engineering
IEEE- Chairman of New Jersey Chapter: Industrial Applications and Power Engineering Society
Senior Member of IEEE
PATENTS, AWARDS, CERTIFICATES AND PUBLICATIONS
Patent # 4897606, Instrumentation Ground Fault Detection System
Engineer In Training Certification
National Security Clearance- SECRET-Inactive Jan 1, 1997
Loral Space Systems-SKYNET
Twice awarded Corporate Recognition Certificate for outstanding technical and leadership performance.
ANADIGICS Presidents Award - Biased Humidity Testing and Failure Analysis Team Recognition
13 Publications-IEEE Transactions on Pulse Power and Magnetics Symposia (Listing Available)
One Publication–Consulting Engineer “ Two MW-Tandem Engine Generator Set Application”
COMPUTER SKILLS AND WORK EXPERINCE
Expert proficiency in personal computers and PC software including: Word, Excel, Project, Outlook and Power Point.
Prior work experience in P-Spice, Fortran and PATRAN Finite Element Analysis
Academic Experience in Load Flow and Short Circuit Power System Analysis
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