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Electrical Software Secure Terminals Avionics Systems Engineering Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Electrical Software Engineering, Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Engineer Cellular Telephone, Engineer Digital Wireless Personal Communications System, Electrical Software Engineering CDMA Analog Digital Microprocessor Based Systems, Engineer Secure Terminals, Electronic Design Engineer, Engineer Qualcomm, Engineer Hewlett Packard, Omnitrac, cell phone,

Expert Witness No.783



Stanford University, September 1978 – June 1980
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

University of California, San Diego, September 1974 – June 1978
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Work Experience

A Private Company
Senior Systems Engineer/Section Manager
May 2002 – Present
Processing architect for the F-35 Lightning II, the next generation fighter aircraft for the Navy, Air Force, Marines and our allies.  Expertise includes Integrated Communications, Navigation and Identification (CNI) avionics systems engineering, CNI digital processing architectures for software defined radios, embedded cryptography, key management and information assurance and design.  Responsible for all requirements for the CNI Avionics Interface and Control subsystem.

Senior Staff Engineer/Manager
May 1995 – April 2002
Hardware lead for Forward Link Gateway Transceiver System for Globalstar, a satellite based digital wireless personal communication system.  Managed team of 5 engineers and 3 technicians.  Worked closely with systems, software, device verification and test, systems integration and test, regulatory, mechanical and manufacturing teams.  Developed high level and low level design documentation for subsystems.  Careful planning lead to highly successful on-time completion.

Designed and implemented Globalstar Modulator Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) to perform Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) processing using Mentor Graphics and Forte (Chronology) Timing Designer.  Developed high level and low level design documentation for subsystem.
Designed and implemented Globalstar User Modem ASIC Emulator Circuit Card Assembly using FGPAs, PLDs, VHDL and ABEL.
Project Engineer (phone lead) for the CONDOR Secure Terminal, a CDMA based mobile phone with net broadcast and secure services intended for government and law enforcement agencies.  Managed team of 30 engineers and developed world’s first U.S. Government Type 1 certified mobile phone.  Responsible for the overall terminal including systems, software, security, hardware (audio, baseband, RF, antenna), mechanical design, industrial design, device verification and test, regulatory and systems integration and test.  Worked closely with manufacturing, manufacturing test and accessories teams.

Hardware lead for Digital Cinema COTS DSP-based encoder system.

Developed proposal for mobile phone based real-time optimal navigation system incorporating gpsOne and Snaptrack position location services.

Adapted QUALCOMM’s OmniTRACS system to use military GPS.

Responsible for developing engineering department design guidelines.

Recruited, interviewed and hired design engineers to staff critical projects in Research and Development.

Research and Development Project Manager
June 1978 – May 1995
Participated in all aspects of product design, hardware, software and firmware development, prototyping, manufacturing, testing, failure analysis and engineering management for hardcopy graphics product line including pen plotters and inkjet printers.  While working as a Research and Development Engineer and Research and Development Project Manager engineering activities included development of many different electronic systems, including microprocessor based digital electronic systems, analog electronic and electromechanical systems such as servo control, video rasterization, assembly level I/O drivers, thermal head and driver design, environmental testing and international regulatory requirements.

As Site Engineering Productivity Manager duties consisted of improving engineering productivity by identifying, defining and implementing leading edge engineering tools, processes, links and training to improve product development effectiveness.  This effort was so successful it was used as the model for all other Hewlett-Packard divisions.  Featured speaker on improving the Engineering Design Process at the 1987 Design Automation Conference and many national and international presentations attended by executives of Fortune 500 companies.

As Engineering Productivity Manager with HP Corporate Engineering managed the development and implementation of a database system to provide project development productivity metrics to enable Hewlett-Packard R&D Functional Managers to optimally manage their Research and Development labs.  The first release of this system was used by 17 Hewlett-Packard sites.

Received Hewlett-Packard Corporate Engineering Productivity Award for best design process implementation.

Developed corporate wide engineering strategies and practices as a member of the Hewlett-Packard Electrical Engineering Technical Council for 4 years.

Provided technical leadership in the design and development of new products and manufacturing technologies, conceived, analyzed and presented proposals for leadership in new technologies, processes, components and equipment to achieve global competitiveness and developed knowledge of latest technology trends, supplier capability and theory in manufacturing as Manufacturing Development Engineer/Scientist and Strategic Supplier Manager for facsimile product line.

Negotiated, placed and managed contract for $120 million annual purchase with international contract manufacturers after extensive research of U.S., European and Asian manufacturers.  Developed contract which was used as a model for all subsequent outsourcing.

Recruited, interviewed and hired design engineers to staff critical projects in Research and Development.

University of California, San Diego
September 1980 – June 1994
Developed entire curriculum and course materials as Lecturer for Computer Science and Engineering Department’s Digital Hardware Laboratory which was required for all Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science majors, over 3400 students taught during tenure.  Class covered practical design and implementation aspects of digital electronic circuits.

Consulting, Various
Served as Court-Appointed Expert Witness for a U.S. Magistrate Judge in intellectual property action.

Served as Expert Witness in intellectual property, warranty and deceptive advertising actions involving analog, digital and microprocessor circuitry and microcomputer peripheral controllers.

Analyzed optical imaging system and designed an analog electronic circuit to replace the existing digital video processing at significantly lower cost and higher performance.

Designed a high speed open reel magnetic tape interface for a personal computer along with assembly level driver routines.

Developed a personal computer based Equestrian Registration database system.

Developed personal music database which lead to the creation of Musicmatch.

University of California, San Diego
Research Assistant
September 1975 – June 1978
Developed software to reduce, analyze and graphically display data from Pioneers 10 and 11 using techniques such as power spectral analysis.  Co-authored paper “The Phase of the Ten-Hour Modulation in the Jovian Magnetosphere (Pioneers 10 and 11)” which was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Organizations and Registrations

United States Government Top Secret clearance (SSBI/Disco), November 1999 – Present
United States Government Secret clearance, 1997 – Present
Professional Engineer:  Electrical Engineering, State of California, 1983 – Present

U.S. and European Patents

Available upon request.


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