ANY COMMENSURATE POSITION THAT APPLIES MY SKILLS APPROPRIATELY AND PAYS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE EXPERIENCE LEVEL THAT I HAVE.
34+ years of EMI/EMC testing, field engineering, avionics bench test, coherent Doppler radar design, product quality certification. Navy Combat Systems Specialist. Communications, Radar, ECM, Sonar, SATNAV, temperature, environmental, shock, vibration, structure-borne and airborne noise test specialist. Bathymetric Synthetic Aperture Sonar specialist for SASS sonar systems. EMI/EMC Certification testing and environmental testing Specialist. Systems integration and final certification specialist. Flight Data Recorder testing and certifications specialist.
A. A. - Electrical Engineering, U.S. Armed-Forces College (DANTES)(equivalency) Princeton, N.J. (1976) Graduate - Naval Electronic Warfare Schools Command, Phases A1-thru-A4 52 week course at NAVSCOLCOMD, Treasure Island, CA. (1974). Graduate - Naval Advanced Surface EW, Fleet Combat Directions Systems, Point Loma, CA. (1974)
Graduate - Naval Advanced Search Radar Operator Jamming and
Countermeasures Receiver School, Fleet Combat Direction Systems, Point Loma, CA. (1974). Graduate - AN/WLR-11A Countermeasures Receiver School, Naval Technical Training Center, Pensacola, FL. (1975). Graduated with honors, final class standing of ‘second’ in the class, by a tenth of a grade point percentage.
Extensive engineering and support experience with military electronics, predominantly U.S. Navy Combat Systems (Radar, ECM, UHF/VHF/HF COMMS., GPS, INS, SATNAV). Extensive MIL-STD. “non-destructive” testing experience with regard to Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMI/EMC) test methods. Well rounded in technical writing and revision of written test procedures, acceptance (Quality Assurance) documentation, and technical reports. Intensive avionics bench testing and installation experience, primarily in VOR/ILS, DME, ADF, WX, precision doppler Radar, and related systems. Formal computer software education in FORTRAN IV, ATLAS, and Hewlett-Packard (HPL) BASIC, as well as UNIX familiarity. Extensive MS-DOS, WINDOWS 3.11, WINDOWS-95/98, NT3.51 & 4.0, WIN 2000, WIN XP customer service and technical support background. Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) with Networking Essentials and Windows NT certifications. MIL-STD 461, MIL-STD 462, MIL-STD 167, MIL-STD 810, DEF-STAN, DO-160E, as well as other environmental and shock/vibration standards testing experience. Expert witness in Doppler radar court cases.
Department of Defense / D.I.S. SECRET-with CRYPTO upgrade at G.D. Convair, after original clearance by D.I.S. in 1973.
Commercial Instrument Single and Multi-Engine Land Pilot Rating (1981).
2000+TT, 1600+ hours pilot-in-command flight time. Eastern Airlines B- 727 second officer selectee, 1991.
DECORATIONS AND AWARDS:
· National Defense Service Medal for active duty during the Vietnam conflict
· Three consecutive Battle Efficiency ‘E’ awards for combat operations proficiency
· Good Conduct Medal
· Leading Petty Officer, EW dept., aboard nuclear powered missile cruiser U.S.S. TRUXTUN, CGN-35 (ELINT and Electronic Counter-measures Specialist).
· Combat Systems Dept. ‘keyholder’ status for Nuclear Weapons Security (PRP)
· Awarded C.O.’s commendation letter for highly distinguished and dedicated naval service, for service aboard U.S.S. Truxtun , CGN-35, at separation of service.
· Numerous commendation letters from various unit C.O.’s as a technical representative, post naval service, from both the shipboard and naval aviation community.
Dennis P. Cimino, System’s Test Engineer, Minneapolis, MN and Seattle, WA., 1989-2007
Systems Test Engineer. Commercial, military, weather, traffic radar, ESM/ECM radar counter-measures, EMI/EMC system’s level MIL-STD. certification and qualification testing. Electronics design, system integration, logistics support engineering. Coherent 250 K.W. doppler weather radar design and development engineering at Kavouras, Inc., as Assistant to the Director, Radar Development & Engineering Group. Primary responsibilities focused on designing portions of both the receiver and R.F. exciter subsystems. Experienced in EN standards for EMI/EMC certification of electronics. Experienced WIN95/98, WIN2000 and WIN XP technical support. Recently involved in environmental, temperature, shock, vibration and EMC/EMI testing of militarized versions of commercial off-the-shelf systems, at Lockheed-Martin, Eagan, MN. Most recently, under contract at Smith’s Aerospace, Grand Rapids, MI as a liason / product engineer, specializing in EMI / EMC certifications of both flight management and commercial flight data recorders, HUMS (health usage and monitoring fault prediction) data recorder systems. Emphasis on A-380 Airbus video multiplexer certification, as well as upgrades for SH-60M Blackhawk high speed Ethernet capability integration. Recent DEF-STAN and DO-160/MIL-STD 461 & 462 intensive experience at Smiths Aerospace, supporting off-site testing at Elite Testing Labs, Downer’s Grove, IL. Recently completed work as an independent consultant on the Army’s latest THAADS Air Defense program, under sub-contract to Raytheon, Sudbury, MA.. Tasked for the EMC and EMP hardening of the THAADS missile main power generation system, or MPU.
Dynaspan, White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico, 1987-1989
EMI/EMC Test Engineer. Military and commercial hardware testing in accordance with MIL-STD. 461, 462 & 285/NSA-65 procedures and data collection methods. Operation of “special-purpose” high-powered R.F. transmitters, and the calibration of equipment used for EMI/EMC compatibility testing. Selection and procurement of systems used in 34 and 96 Ghz. R.F. targetry “imagery” and “fuzing” experiments. At Electromagnetic Effects Facility (EMRETF) acted as testing liaison between U.S. Army and Dynaspan Services Co, as well as others, such as Chrysler Motors and American Honda Motor Co., during airbag certification testing. Asked to testify before the J.D. Dingell Subcommittee regarding the UH-60 Blackhawk EMI problems, and instrumental in getting all UH-60 airframes retrofitted to Mil. Std. 461 / 462, 200 volts-per-meter immunity to alleviate the flight control failures in-flight, from a known susceptibility from induced EMI coming from ground based as well as adjacent formation flight airborne radio sources. Instrumental in flight data recorder retrofits for existing and not yet funded new production UH-60 airframes.
General Instruments Corporation, Hicksville, New York, 1984-1987
Senior Field Engineer.
· Technical support & training for AN/ALR-80(V) early warning receiver for the Royal Jordanian Air Force, and as classroom instructor in maintenance and system tactical operations training. Selected for on-site representative for Amman, Jordan.
· Field support of the AN/ALR-66(V)2, 3, & 6 Radar Warning Receivers, used by the U.S. Navy SH-2F LAMPS helicopter, and the P-3B/C Orion anti-submarine patrol squadrons stationed at Barbers Point, Hawaii. Served as tactical specialist for all aircraft flight crews based at NAS Barbers. Tactical operations briefer for aircrews.
· On-site representative for the AN/ALR-66(V)3 for Patrol Hydrofoil Squadron TWO, Key West, FL., as site representative for the U.S.S. Gemini (PHM-6)., Trumbo Pt. NavSta. Supported tactical communications (secure and non-secure).
· On-site representative for the PATRIOT Counter-Anti-Radiation Missile AN/TLQ-28(V) decoy system, at Redstone Arsenal, AL., and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Strategic Defense Initiative test & evaluation of Patriot MPQ-53A.
· Served aboard research and survey vessel U.S.N.S. Bowditch (T-AGS-21) during survey and mapping operations in the South Atlantic. Responsible for all on-board electronics systems, inclusive of the ship’s G.P.S. and I.N.S. (SINS) ship’s inertial navigational equipment. Advanced bathymetric sonar support for hydrography. Supported ‘special projects’ such as the Chaff Projector Counter-ARM Decoy projectile tests at Navy Weapons Center, Michelson Laboratory, Naval Weapons Test Center, China Lake, California. Assisted in the design of ballistic shock absorption technology for the chaff launched decoy subsystem to protect AN/SPS-48
long range air search radar from soviet threat anti-radiation missile systems.
General Dynamics-Convair, San Diego, California, 1983-1984
Test Engineer. Responsible for integrated electrical testing of the transporter/launcher and launch-control systems, and other acceptance testing on the BGM-109G GLCM Cruise Missile weapons system. Much of the work involved ‘oversight’ involvement in supervision of production technicians and mechanics, as well as ‘active’ planning board participation on the corporate level. Revised and updated critical test protocols and procedures used in D.C.A.S. sell-off and final acceptance testing, as well as authoring system improvements and enhancements to communications and tactical control systems for the Launch Control Shelter EAM reception capability. Also responsible for ensuring that launch enable timing of the missile launch enable software was modified to prevent or negate ‘single launch officer’ firing of nuclear armed GLCM’s, once deployed to operating theatres in Great Britain, Germany, and Italy. Trained subordinate test technicians in launcher / launch control system and GSETS system troubleshooting processes and procedures.
Raytheon ESD, Goleta, California, 1981-1983
Senior Field Engineer. Responsible for world-wide field support of AN/SLQ-32(V)1, 2, & 3 shipboard ESM/ECM set, under NAVELEX, Portsmouth, VA. Program Office management experience while assigned to the AN/ALQ-142 King Air surveillance aircraft design and production. Involvement in engineering testing on the AN/ALQ-131(V) tactical jamming pod. Assisted in design improvements as well as developmental engineering support to flight test personnel at the Air Force Test & Evaluation range, Tyndall A.F.B., FL., for captive carry in-flight testing. SH-60B SeaHawk ALQ-142(V) integration experience. Interim program manager for the ALQ-142 for the SH-60B SeaHawk helicopter. Provided shipyards in training on SLQ-32 system final checkout and
at sea trial isolation verification testing for the (V)3 variant of the countermeasures set.
Electromagnetic Technology, Inc., San Diego, California, 1979-1981
Field Engineer. Provided shipboard testing and ‘quality assurance’ training in frequency-management and EMI interference-reduction techniques. Problem solving for COMMANDER, Naval Surface Forces Pacific, San Diego. Provided ‘quick-response’ to ‘severe’ system-to-system EMI problems. MIL-STD. 1310-D revision ‘technical writing’ experience. Technical support for both the EW and COMMUNICATIONS groups at Mobile Technical Unit Five (MOTU-5), San Diego, CA. Navigation and and shipboard system-to-system EMI problem troubleshooting expert. Recognized by the U.S. Navy as a ‘satellite navigation’ EMI/EMC technical expert, with WRN-5 and SRN-9 navigation systems. Shipboard Electromagnetic Compatibility Program (SEMCIP) rapid response ‘system-to-system’ problem solving experience, with emphasis on communications system troubleshooting and problem resolution.
US Navy, 1973-1979
Electronic Warfare Specialist, Leading Petty Officer U.S.S. Truxtun (CGN-35) 1973-1979. Expert in countermeasures and signal intelligence operations and system maintenance. Personnel Reliability Program security force member, and ‘key holder’. Highly recommended for Naval Officer program induction and retention, prior to expiration of service obligation and separation. Post separation recruited by U.S. Navy in 1981, for U.S. Naval Flight Officer flight instructor duties. Three time Navy Battle Efficiency ‘E’ Awards, National Defense Service Ribbon for Vietnam War service. Good Conduct medal. Passed pay-grade E-6 Exam prior to separation from active duty. Highly desired for retention by the U.S. Navy.
U.S. Patent Holder:
While at Kavouras Radar Group, working on the Triton HP ‘C’ Band, 250 Kilowatt precision Doppler radar, awarded ‘2’ U.S. patents, one for a ‘high voltage pulse droop compensation regulation system’ to improve output power of long pulse-width radars, enhancing their detection ranges significantly, as well as an additional patent for an ‘optical waveguide arc detection and magnetron modulator foldback’ circuit to protect high-powered radar systems from catastrophic failure from excessive energy buildup in modulators during magnetron or gyrotron transmitter misfiring that took place during waveguide arcing. A third patent was pending for coherent oscillator temperature stabilization techniques for multi-frequency, highly phase coherent ‘precision’ Doppler radar systems, but never submitted for patent, while at Kavouras Radar Group, Minneapolis.
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