Avionics Systems Design Specialist &Systems Engineer
Proficient technical professional with 8 years of experience in defence avionics.
Technically advanced systems engineer and avionics design specialist with a robust background in advanced helicopter projects. Solid defence/aerospace educational background including the design of almost 100 missile guidance, RADAR and electronic warfare simulations as part of a master’s program and the design of a high-security intelligent home automation system as part of a bachelor’s program. Talent for adapting complex systems to the analysis and validation of system requirements. Ability to work in many high-tech industries by applying the “systems of systems” approach to any project. Utilize new methods to reduce systematic errors and software bugs. Strong planning and project management skills gained in international corporations. Proficient leader, project manager, and technical communicator.
Avionics Systems Design
Systems Launch / Implementation
Client Relationship Management
Quality Assurance and Testing
Modeling and Simulation
Problem Resolution / Troubleshooting
User Training and Support
Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI), Ankara, Turkey
Avionics Systems Design Specialist, 2013-Present
Engineer multiple avionics projects for the Department of Helicopter Systems, a division of the largest aerospace company in Turkey. Manage systems engineering and avionics design simultaneously as previously systems engineering department was eliminated. Manage multiple subcontracts in addition to the main contract.Complete projects according to deadline and budget. Organize regular design review meetings with customers. Involved in all design, integration, test, and troubleshooting activities.Maintain accurate technical documentation and data. Lead Electronic Warfare Concepts and Applications courses at TAI Academy.
Turkish Attack (T129 ATAK) Helicopter Project: Collaborate with LEONARDO (AgustaWestland) and ASELSAN for the following systems design projects: Electronic Warfare Systems Integration including warning receivers, RF jamming systems, and counter-measure dispense systems; Navigation Systems Integration including INS/GPS (EGI), air data computer (ADC), and radar altimeter; Communication Systems Integration including V/UHF radio, HF radio, secure voice system, IFF (Identification Friend or Foe), Intercommunication systems, and ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter); Tactical Data Communication Systems Integration; Digital Moving Map Integration; and Mission Planning Ground Station Integration. Designed/optimized multi-functional display (MFD) and keyboard display unit (KDU) pages in accordance with the pilot-vehicle interface (PVI). Coordinate tests including software, systems integration laboratory (SIL), qualification, production, acceptance, ground, and flight.
Sikorsky Utility Helicopter Project: Produce the primary parts and avionics involving original designs and Electronic Warfare Systems Integration.
Bahrain Cobra Helicopter Modernization Project: Spearhead mission systems upgrade of Royal Bahraini Air Force AH-1E and AH-1F Cobra Helicopters.
Delivery of 27+ ATAK helicopters before the milestone
Achieved 100% rate of completion of software/design improvements before the milestone.
Completely eliminated systematic errors before delivery.
Utilized rational test methods to reduce the workload of technicians by 25% vs last year.
Reduced fuel consumption of helicopters by 20% by using rational tests.
Systems Engineer, 2008-2012
Directed two primary technical projects for the Department of Helicopter Systems.
Turkish Attack (T-129 ATAK) Helicopter Project: Abided by Turkish Attack Helicopter operational requirements, military standards (MIL-STD, STANAG), regulations (CS 29), and pilot opinions to define operational and functional requirements and visual interface conception. Optimized cockpit functions including multi-functional display (MFD) and keyboard display unit (KDU) in accordance with pilot-vehicle interface (PVI) studies and designed cockpit layout. Utilized Man-Machine Interface (MMI) to design control panels, mission grips, and cyclic/collective grips. Engaged in design reviews and trade-off studies.
Unmanned Helicopter Project: Analysed flight management systems (FMS) to guide autopilot on unmanned helicopters. Developed several flight patterns in order to test FMS and configure the coding and implementation
Designed unique display (Primary Flight, Navigation, Electronic Warfare and Tactical Data) pages.
Prior experience as Intern (2004-2005) for Beko Electronics and BSH Profilo, Istanbul
MS-Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Pascal, Visual Basic, C, C++, C#, MATLAB, Simulink, SQL Server, ASP, DOORS, SysML, Rhapsody, Corel Draw,
Education and Credentials
Master of Science in Electrical-Electronics Engineering (2010)
Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Thesis: Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Helicopter Dynamics
USMOS National Defense Applications Modeling and Simulation Conference Paper: Modeling and Simulation of Lateral Flight Control Systems of an Unmanned Helicopter
Bachelor of Science in Electrical-Electronics Engineering (2006)
Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Completion Project: Independent Speech, Speaker and Face Recognition for Home Automation and Security Access
Flight Test of RADAR and Electronic Warfare System – National Test Pilot School (USA), 2014
Electronic Warfare System and Applications in Aviation Sector – TAI Academy, 2013
Flight Safety – TAI Academy, 2013
Cost Awareness – TAI Academy, 2013
Configuration Management – TAI Academy, 2013
Process of Systems Engineering – TAI Academy, 2011
Model-Based Systems Engineering – IBM, 2011
Rhapsody Training – IBM-TAI Academy, 2011
DOORS Training – TAI Academy, 2011
Tactical Guided Weapon System Design and Integration – NATO, 2009
DO-178B Training – HIGH RELY, 2008
Advanced Level on PIC Microcontroller – Teko Electronic, 2005
Hobby Electronics Education Course- Girgin Electronic, 2005
Communication and Business English Skills Certificate – MLS International College, England
Basic Communication Skills and Empathic Understanding – BALTAS Group
Qualified Individual and Effective Team Seminar – BALTAS Group
Problem Solving and Decision Making – BALTAS Group
Turkish (native language),
English (very good knowledge),
Trekking, Rafting, Latin Dance, Fitness, Friends
Reference letters available upon request including professionals/managers from aerospace/defence/high-tech industry.
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