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 Expert  107908

Expert in Human-Machine Systems

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
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Summary of Expertise:

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COMPUTER-BASED SIMULATION PROCESS. Expert has managed or contributed technically to various analog, digital, custom hardware, and human-in-the-loop simulations for over thirty years. His systems engineering and concept optimization experience includes: eye-directed manual control simulations; air-to-surface automated attack modeling simulations; radar multipath modeling for ship defense against anti-ship missiles; hyper velocity missile guidance simulations; terrain-following algorithm simulations; motion depiction symbology evaluations; DRAGON missile trainer simulation contract; optimal control for anti-ICBM missile guidance; and adaptive control of command to line of sight missiles.

EYE TRACKER. Lamar developed a TV-based eye tracker and gyro-based helmet sight human-in-the-loop simulation hardware. He successfully integrated and used this system in an F-16-based fighter aircraft research simulator to demonstrate ultra-fast acquisition of multiple targets.

HELMET SIGHT SYSTEM; SIGHT DEVICE; SIGHTING SYSTEM. Lamar integrated and demonstrated in helicopter flight tests a helmet motion directed correlation tracker stabilized gimbal system. He also invented and demonstrated a gyro stabilized helmet sight.

MATHEMATICAL MODEL. Lamar has many years of experience with using mathematical modeling as the key feature of the system design process.

HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS. Lamar has established requirements, developed hardware and software concepts, and built and tested prototypes of human-machine systems throughout his career.

VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEMS. Lamar designed and demonstrated various systems in which the operator did not have a real view of the system to be controlled, but had to rely on artificial symbols and cues. Quick response interaction with automatic systems is key to the success of such systems.

TARGET ACQUISITION. Lamar has experience finding targets and logging them into a database for reconnaissance or fire control purposes. He has used helmet sights, eye trackers, and automatic target trackers to reduce operator workload, shorten acquisition timelines, and enhance performance.


computer simulation


eye tracker


helmet sighting system


man-machine system


mathematical model


sighting device


sighting system


target data acquisition


virtual reality system

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Jacksonville, Florida;  Tampa, Florida;  Saint Petersburg, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Clearwater, Florida;  Gainesville, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Palm Bay, Florida;  Lakeland, Florida;  and Melbourne, Florida.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1957   PhD   Physics major, Mathematics minor   Vanderbilt University  
1954   MS   Physics major, Mathematics minor   Emory University  
1952   AB   Physics major, Mathematics minor   Emory University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1993 to



Independent Consultant


1957 to 1993


Lockheed Martin Corporation


Systems Research & Technology Manager


Career Accomplishments:

Lamar was a Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) Inventor of the Year for his work on a missile guidance system that learned from operator manual inputs to attain better miss distance with less operator participation.

Publications and Patents Summary

Lamar has been a manager, technical contributor, and author of numerous avionic-related proposals, studies, developments, simulations, and flight test evaluation programs.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Visually Coupled Systems Development and Applications  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He served as Engineering Technical Director during the development phase of a nighttime imaging and terrain following navigation pod used in the Gulf War (LANTIRN).
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in laser gyroscope for consulting on new gyro market positioning.
  • Gyroscope expert for consulting on design and fabrication.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
United Kingdom   Lamar technically monitored a subcontractor in the U.K.
France   Lamar technically evaluated a potential vendor in France.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Lamar has limited abilities in French.
German   Lamar has limited abilities in German.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Lamar has experience locating vendors of eye trackers; helmet and head trackers; helmet-mounted displays; navigation, target acquisition, and weapon delivery avionics; and FLIR-based sensor systems.


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