25+ years experience leading successful electro-optical engineering development teams
Summary of Qualifications: 25+ years experience leading successful electro-optical engineering development teams - Coordination of electrical, software, mechanical, and optical specialist engineers in the design, fabrication, and integration of EO systems. Customer and end user relations: Experienced in the Voice of the Customer practices Broad experience with electro-optical technologies, customers, and markets Technical management of subcontractors to support development programs Creation and maintenance of project budgets using MS Project: cost estimation of all program phases, reporting of program budget status.
Professional Experience: April 2010 to Present Accepted buy-out off from ITT April 2010 Working part time at ITT Night Vision / ITT Exelis on system integration and test activities Updating Technical Education College courses in C++ and AutoCad (2 semesters) Independent self study: Electronics a worked through two Orcad PSpice tutorial volumes Electronics a worked through several texts and problem solving volumes Mathematical Physics a electromagnetics and electrostatics
1990 to 2010 ITT Night Vision Roanoke, VA Systems Engineer / Project Engineer Engineer in Systems R&D department of ITT Night Vision. Led numerous design teams in Contract and Internal R&D programs. Managed subcontractors, prepared and presented briefings for customers and management, prepared cost estimates, managed overall R&D projects, and supported field testing Significant Programs include: Digital Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (DENVG): Design Team Leader and system engineer for a multiyear development integrating two digital video cameras, real-time image processing and digital image fusion, and a miniature display in a head mounted system Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG): System Engineer for initial phases of development for an optical overlay image fusion system aMCPCMOSa Image Intensified Digital Video Camera: System Engineer with emphasis on support electronics and performance evaluation Striker Camera: Incorporated standard image intensifier tube product into a specialty camera used in a ground, tactical weapon Integrated Night Observation Device (INOD): System Engineer on advanced optomechanical design for a day/night weapon sight Advanced Image Intensification (AI2): System Engineer for incorporating several new technologies into an experimental night vision device including a miniature video display Worked on various image intensified camera projects for scientific applications
1982 to 1990 Contraves Goerz Corporation (now L3 Brashear) Pittsburgh, PA Systems Engineer a Electro-Optical Tracking Systems Systems and Project Engineer in an engineering development environment. Designed, integrated and delivered Electro-Optical tracking systems tailored for each customer. These tracking systems are used at USG test facilities such as White Sands Missile Range, China Lake, Cape Canaveral, etc., for tracking the position of moving vehicles. Learned the value of configuration control, planning and expediting, manufacturing discipline, and QA in the development environment. Designed, integrated and delivered low light tactical surveillance systems. Included design and integration of Gen 2 and Gen 3 tube based image intensified cameras. Led the development of electronics and opto-electronic subsystems, as a part of overall system design. Leveraged existing company electronic designs and design practices, by using evolutionary, building block approach to new designs.
1979 to 1982 Boeing Aerospace Co. Seattle, WA System Engineer, Test Engineer Performed system engineering duties on large aerospace programs a Exposure to team based engineering activities, including documentation, planning, and testing disciplines. Education: BS Electrical Engineering University of California Irvine, California BA English Tufts University Medford, Massachusetts
Three Patents Pending Four Papers published in SPIE conference journals Professional Memberships: Member of SPIE.
Patents and Publications: Six patents issued: US 6,560,029 Video Enhanced Night Vision Goggle US 6,701,535 Adjustment Mechanism for a Headmount Apparatus US 6,931,668 Headmount Apparatus for Attaching and Supporting Devices US 6,974,261 Optical Bonding Structure US 7,116,491 Ganged Focus Mechanism for an Optical Device US 7,193,783 Mounting/Adjusting System for Vision Enhancement System US 8,130,261 System and Method for Dynamically Enhancing Depth Perception in Head Borne Video Systems