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 Expert  108114

Expert in Electronic Engineering

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Expert is an electrical engineer with extensive experience in electronic and electromechanical design. His expertise includes linear systems design and analysis, linear signal processing, system interfacing, and familiarity with C and Fortran programming languages. He has built a solid reputation as an analog circuit design engineer and general problemsolver.

electromechanical design


analog circuit design



Expert applied analog circuitry to solve the problem of detecting the feeding of two or more sheets of paper through an input scanner, where the separate sheets can be of different stocks. The solution involved the creation of an ultrasonic sinusoid that was then passed through the paper via a pair of transducers. The resultant response amplitude and phase were measured. The design was completely self-compensating for the inherent signal phase shifts and attenuation. Ultimately, the linear outputs of the system were interpreted by a microprocessor.

analog circuit application


phase-locked loop


phase-locked loop design

When asked to provide a system that would detect the passage of a dummy product moving along a packaging line, Expert designed a radio frequency-based solution modeled after the Grid Dip Meter principle. The system consisted of a swept sinusoidal source fed into a loop antenna on one side of the conveyor belt and synchronously detected on the other side by a similar antenna. The dummy consisted of a tuned coil that adsorbed the RF energy when it passed and the detector would sense that and stop the line. This system was very robust and operated reliably in a high industrial electrical noise environment.

analog-signal processing

To control the temperatures of various subsystems within a blood analyzer, Expert developed computer control algorithms that controlled to within 0.05 degrees Celsius. This task was all the more difficult because the heaters and coolers were sized at the power levels only necessary for steady state operation. To obtain the stated accuracy he used a proportional plus integral controller model, modified so that the integrator windup of the system during the startup phase was completely eliminated and the temperature showed no overshoot as it came within the control zone.

control system


control system analysis


control system design

Expert provided the overall system design and the individual circuit design for a slide projector auto-focus photocell leakage tester. This piece of test equipment was computer controlled to facilitate its usage on the production line. It involved test signal generation and detection along with conversion to feed data to the computer. He designed the testing algorithms that were then programmed into the computer by other team members. This unit allowed production workers to do go/no-go testing of the cells with automated documentation of the results.

electronic equipment design

In one situation Expert worked on a very small high-powered magnetic component of an optical shutter assembly needed to be measured to high levels of accuracy. He designed a quadrature electronic magnetometer that measured the strength and direction of the magnet's internal vector to within 0.1 gauss and 0.2 degree accuracy. These specifications exceeded the project goals.

electronic system design

Testing of the frequency response of magnetic actuators of the type used in optical disk drives requires a moderately high power linear current generator with a bandwidth into the tens of kilohertz. Expert designed such a unit that was able to output up to three-quarters of an ampere, peak-to-peak, over a bandwidth of almost one hundred-kilohertz into the poorly defined load characteristics of magnetic actuators.

linear amplification

An electro-photographic printer project required a linear laser driver that would create gray scale directly rather than by two level half-toning, which would require inordinately high data rates in the system being designed. Expert conceived and designed a microcomputer controlled very high speed laser current generator that was re-calibrated, line by line, by measuring its transfer-function during the dwell time and updating driver parameters on the fly. This system was able to print near photographic quality images on plain paper at high page rates.

linear system

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Buffalo, New York;  Rochester, New York;  Syracuse, New York;  Utica, New York;  and Niagara Falls, New York.

Often requested
with this expert:

Automotive Electronics
Brushless DC Motors
Forensic Meteorology and Severe Weather Event Reconstruction
Electromagnetics, Basic Physics

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1981   MS   Electrical Engineering   Rochester Institute of Technology  
1971   BS   Electrical Engineering   Rochester Institute of Technology   Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1998 to





Independent Consultant


1986 to 1998


Eastman Kodak


Electronics Group, Engineering Research




1982 to 1986


Eastman Kodak


Engineering Technology Laboratory


Project Engineer


1971 to 1982


Eastman Kodak


Kodak Apparatus Research Laboratory




1996 to 1996


Light Source





1975 to 1977


University of Rochester


Center for Visual Science




Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of IEEE and the Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Beta Phi honor societies.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - (Patent Pending)  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has provided an on-site design review for a medical products company concerning a cortical stimulator product.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Magnetometer design expert for consulting on Flux Gate Magnetometer design.
  • Expert in solenoid design for consulting on development of the magnetic flux and electrical calculation.
  • Audio signal processing expert for consulting on developing new custom intercom/signaling product.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in internet advertising.
  • Expert for consulting on defective starter solenoid.
  • Expert for consulting on airbag failure.
  • Expert witness in LED/SSL driver design case.
  • Forensic media expert for consultation on proof that a video tape had been erased.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert gave a course in electronics technology to production workers. He also gave a seminar on the theory and operation of a video digitizer he developed to team members and service personnel.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is currently helping design an MRI-compatible LCD video monitor and is designing an optically-based short-range positron sensing system for a client's coffee roasting apparatus.


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