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Objective


Project Engineer within the product development cycle, directly supervising engineers and technicians of various disciplines; to include acoustics, electronics, mechanical and software.



Design Engineer in the design, development and troubleshooting of sonar system electronics .


Experience


9/2001 - 2/2002 Radiation Monitoring Devices, Watertown, MA

Contract Engineer



> Made major contributions to the completion of the design, development and manufacturing process procedures for the "Power Probe", a radiation measuring diagnostic instrument for use during breast cancer surgery.



12/2000 - 6/2001 Sippican, Inc. Marion, MA

Contract Engineer



> Project and Design Engineer for the successful completion of the state-of-the-art upgrade to the VHF receiver of a buoy tethered meteorological ocean probe.

> Project and Design Engineer for the replacement of the obsolete circuitry of a microwave transmitter/oscillator of a balloon lofted meteorological atmospheric probe.



7/2000 - 12/2000 Techen, Inc. Milford, MA

Contract Engineer



> Thru reverse engineering and system troubleshooting, determined the extent of re-build required for a computer controlled printed circuit board tester.

> Performed a patent search to determine the feasibility and legality of a new design for an electronically controlled professional treadmill.

> Completed a number of component engineering analysis' and searches.



7/2000 - 12/2000 L-Tronics, Inc. Waltham, MA

Contract Engineer



> Working with a webmaster, designed, developed and registered a website to market the company's precision coaxial cable assemblies.



2/2000 - 7/2000 Exergen Corporation Watertown, MA

Contract Engineer



> Project and Design Engineer for the successful completion of the design and development of the electronics for the TAT-4000, a hand held, infrared sensing, body temperature measuring instrument.



11/1996 - 2/2000 Kaye Instruments Bedford, MA

Engineering Manager



> Managed and contributed to the design, development and successful completion of the electronics for a precision multi-channel temperature measurement system (Validator 2000).

> Managed the test and component engineering support to manufacturing.

> Prepared the procedures for product testing to determine their Y2K Compliance.

> Made major contributions to the development of the mathematical non-linearity correction algorithms for the Validator 2000.

> Assisted in the preparation of the Quality Assurance Test Cases for the Validator 2000.

> Member of the internal ISO 9000 auditor team.



9/1995 - 11/1996 Foxboro Company Foxboro, MA

Contract Engineer



> Utilizing the analog and digital trouble-shooting skills developed during previous positions in design/development and field service engineering, determined the "root cause", to the component level, of failures in industrial process monitoring transducers and sensors. In those cases of recurring failures having the same "root cause", recommended and/or designed modifications to the product to prevent the fault from recurring. The surface mount and leaded circuitry of these transducers and sensors was comprised of analog bi-polar and CMOS ICs, digital CMOS ICs, bi-polar and CMOS transistors, A/D converters, dc-to-dc converters, low noise high gain amplifiers, and voltage references.



5/1995 - 9/1995 Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Cambridge, MA

Contract Engineer



>By applying reverse engineering techniques to the previously designed sub-assemblies of a Hydrogen Maser Clock intended for orbit in space, determined the functionally critical parameters of these sub-assemblies, designed custom test equipment for their verification and prepared the test documentation detailing the procedures required. The circuitry of these sub-assemblies was comprised of discrete analog bi-polar and CMOS ICs, bi-polar and CMOS transistors, multiplying D/A converters, A/D converters and voltage references. It utilized low noise high gain amplifiers, voltage and current regulation and wave form synthesizers operating in a frequency range from approximately 0.01 Hz to near 8 kHz.



9/1994 - 5/1995 Texas Instruments Attleboro, MA

Contract Engineer



> Designed a discrete micro-power system, for use by the telephone company at each subscriber's location, which allows the phone company to determine and differentiate between communication problems in the line and in the subscribers facility. This circuitry was comprised of discrete (FETs) and analog and digital CMOS ICs. It utilized dc-to-dc converters, low noise high gain amplifiers, voltage and current regulation and oscillators operating in a frequency range from low speech frequencies to near 80 kHz.



4/1994 - 9/1994 Liberty Technology Hopkinton, Ma

Contract Engineer



> For a bio-electronically controlled prosthetic limb (Boston Elbow), designed a miniature high gain, low noise, low power preamplifier for detection, amplification and bandwidth limiting of the biological electrical signals (myoelectronic) from the muscles of an amputee's residual arm. Also participated in the re-design of this system's primary analog electronics that processed this signal for use in controlling a powered prosthetic arm. This SMT IC circuitry utilized low power low noise high gain amplifiers, active filters and analog signal processing operating in the lower frequency audio range.



8/1993 - 4/1994 Seabeam Instruments East Walpole, MA

Contract Engineer



> Designed and developed a complete, ultrasonic (kilohertz carrier range), speech communications, handheld, transmitter / receiver system. The SMT IC circuitry utilized low noise high gain amplifiers, active filters, analog signal processing ICs, oscillators and piezo-electric transducers operating near 40 kHz.

> Designed and developed a high-voltage, high-current pulse power supply for a 50+ kilowatt sonar transmitter.



2/1988 - 8/1993 Seabeam Instruments East Walpole, MA

Engineering Manager



> Managed an electronics design department, and performed analog circuit and systems design.

> Developed, installed and tested at-sea:

* Sonar system for shallow water survey and mapping of the ocean.

* Multi-channel sonar transmitter for a deep-water survey and mapping.

> Designed, developed and built prototype multi-channel sonar receiver.



EDUCATION North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Graduated 1962 - BS Electrical Engineering


Education


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Graduated 1962 - BS Electrical Engineering


Certification

Skils


Skill Name Experience

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Analog circuit & system design 15 years

Project Engineering 10 years

Engineering Management 10 years

Technical Writing 5 years


 


PROJECT ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE



> Supervised and contributed to the design, development and build of the manufacturing prototype of the state-of-the-art upgrade for the VHF receiver of a buoy tethered meteorological ocean probe. (Sippican)



> Supervised and contributed to the design, development and build of the manufacturing prototypes of a hand held, infrared sensing, body temperature-measuring instrument. (Exergen)



> Designed, developed & built a manufacturing prototype of the high voltage pulse power supply for 50+ kilowatt sonar transmitter system. (Seabeam Instruments)



> Designed, developed & built manufacturing prototypes of an ultrasonic (kilohertz carrier range) handheld speech communications transmitter / receiver system which utilized the acoustic propogation of an amplitude modulated ultrasonic carrier thru metallic structures. (Seabeam Instruments)



> Supervised and contributed to the design, development and build of the front-end analog electronic system for a multi-beam sonar system for survey and mapping of the ocean floor, a multi-channel sonar transmitter system for a deep-water survey / mapping and a prototype multi-channel sonar receiver. (Seabeam Instruments)



> Supervised and contributed to the design, development and build of various electronic, optical and hydraulic manufacturing test instruments and fixtures for Liquid Chromatography instruments. (Waters Associates)



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DESIGN EXPERIENCE



> Designed circuitry to replace the obsolete design of a microwave (1.8 GHz) transmitter / oscillator of a balloon lofted meteorological atmospheric probe. (Sippican)



> Designed analog and digital circuitry for a hand held, infrared sensing, body temperature-measuring instrument. (Exergen)



> Contributed, as a member of the team, to the analog and digital design of the electronics of a multi-channel precision temperature measuring instrument. (Kaye Instruments)



> Designed the analog circuitry of custom manufacturing test equipment for the sub-assemblies of a Hydrogen Maser Clock intended for orbit in space. In addition, gained familiarity and experience working with low level magnetic sensors and long time-constant feedback loops. (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)



> Troubleshooting, repairing and designing replacement circuitry for industrial process monitoring sensors and transducers which failed in manufacturing test or at a customer’s site. (Foxboro)



> Designed and developed new circuitry to alleviate the cause of failures of industrial process monitoring sensors and transducers which occurred during manufacturing test or at the customer’s site. (Foxboro)



> Designed the analog circuitry for a discrete micro-power system, for use by the telephone company at each subscriber's location, which allows the phone company to determine and differentiate between communication problems in the line and in the subscriber’s facility. (Texas Instruments)



> Designed and developed a miniature high gain, low noise preamplifier of a bio-electronically controlled prosthetic limb, for detection, amplification and bandwidth limiting of the biological electrical signals (myoelectronic) from the muscles of an amputee's residual arm. (Liberty Technology)



> Designed and developed a high voltage pulse power supply for 50+ kilowatt sonar transmitter system. (Seabeam Instruments)



> Designed and developed a complete, ultrasonic (kilohertz carrier range) handheld speech

communications transmitter / receiver system which utilized the acoustic propogation of an amplitude modulated ultrasonic carrier thru metallic structures. (Seabeam Instruments)



> Contributed as a member of the team designing a multi-beam sonar system for survey and mapping of the ocean floor, a multi-channel sonar transmitter system for a deep-water survey / mapping and a prototype multi-channel sonar receiver. (Seabeam Instruments)



> Designed the electronics of various manufacturing test fixtures for Liquid Chromatography instruments. As a result, gained familiarity and experience working with sample handling systems, motion control systems and lasers. (Waters Associates)



> Designed the electronics for a machine wear particle analysis instrument. (Foxboro Analytical)



> Designed and developed the electronics of an exposure meter for microscope photography. (Foxboro Analytical)



> Contributed as a member of the team designing a vector graphics CRT display system for the FAA Air Route Traffic Control System. (Raytheon Company)

Holliston, MA,
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