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 Expert  713027

Expert in Aerospace Defense Systems

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is extremely knowledgeable regarding: spacecraft controls; spacecraft mass properties and structural dynamics; flight simulation; flight algorithm and software; inertial reference units; tv, radar, and laser tracking; telemetry; and radiation environment and nuclear hardening. In addition, he has extensive experience in: antiship missile defense systems; radar and infra-red sensors and seekers; ballistic missile penetration aids ; and attitude and divert-maneuver controls for kinetic kill vehicles (kkv).

In several kkv programs at rocketdyne, Expert was responsible for leading the work in avionics, including: attitude controls; flight simulations; hardware & software design; and flight test. Recently, adrian has been a principal in the conceptual design of a kkv propulsion module for the us army theater high altitude area defense (thaad) missile.

Expert is a leading specialist in aerospace defense systems innovation. His expertise is in concept formulation, system definition, and development of smart missile avionics and related subsystems. He has worked extensively on the preliminary design of sensors and attitude control systems. From the inception of the dod strategic defense initiative (sdi) programs, adrian has been actively engaged in kinetic energy weapons development (sabir, brilliant pebbles, asat, gbi, leap, thaad, etc.). Expert has over 30 years prior experience on systems for defense of ballistic missiles (peacekeeper, etc.), naval ships, and bomber aircraft (b-70 and b-1).


avionics equipment


avionics engineering


airborne avionics equipment


airborne missile system


airborne radar


aircraft integration


electronic countermeasure


electronic warfare




microwave electronic equipment




missile detection


missile system


nuclear biological chemical defense


nuclear defense


nuclear, biological, and chemical contamination survivability




weapons system

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1960   Graduate Courses   Physics   UCLA  
1953   BS   Physics   Cal. State University, San Diego  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1991 to


Expert's Firm



Avionics Consultant


KKV avionics design guidance Nuclear hardness design guidance

1973 to 1974


ITT-Gilfillan Radar Division


Radar Design


Project Manager


Airport surface detection equipment design concepts (ASDE Radar)

1969 to 1972


Litton Data Systems


Ship Electronics


Sr. Member Tech Staff


Directed team in design of Radar & Countermeasure Systems for new class of destroyers (DD 963 Spruance) and the Landing Helicopter Assault Ship (LHA).

1968 to 1969


Proj. Mgr., RCA Electromagnetic & Aviation Systems Divisio n


Ship Electronics


Project Manager


Directed team in design of the Electronic Warfare (ECM) System for the DD963 Spruance class destroyer.

1961 to 1968


Space & Reentry Systems- Ford Aerospac e


Strategic Defense Systems


Program Manager


Low observables design of ICBM reentry vehicles. Design of ICBM decoys and ECM vehicles. Analysis of USA and enemy ICBM detection & tracking radars.

1956 to 1961


Design Specialist, North American


Aircraft Advanced Design


Radar Specialist


Requirements analyis and selection of radars for bomber, reconnaissance,and interceptor aircraft (B70, SR71, F108, etc.).

1979 to 1990


Rocketdyne, Rockwell International


Design Technology


Member Technical Staff V


Avionics systems conceptual design for Kinetic Kill Vehicles. Nuclear Hardness design of Peacekeeper ICBM electrical components.

1975 to 1979


B-1 Division, Rockwell International


B-1 Avionics


Project Engineer


Resident project engineer during design, development, and testing of the B-1 Bomber Electronic Countermeasures (ECM)System

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.


B. S. Degree +


Expert received an Award of Merit from both the Rocketdyne Division President and the Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Office (SDIO) for his achievements in the establishment of the National Hover Test Facility at Edwards Airforce Base, and for his contributions in the first highly successful test of a kinetic hover interceptor.

Publications and Patents Summary

Author/Editor of numerous technical reports under various government contracts. Mostly classified.

Government Experience:
see work experience  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Provided RF conceptual design of the USAF KKV hover test facility.
  • Provided guidance to the design of the THAADSKKV at Rocketdyne Div., Boeing North American.
  • Prepared nuclear hardness assessment report for an electrical component on KC-135 aircraft.
  • Prepared assessment & report of Nuclear Underground Test on various materials for use in ICBMs, KKVs, and other spacecraft.
  • Performed IR&D analysis and report of low observables spacecraft plus penaids versus enemy defenses.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Aerospace expert flight systems for consulting on Flight Systems and ACS.
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:
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Limited speaking and reading of Spanish.

Market Research:
Have travelled extensively to goverment agencies to market new concepts, mostly radar and ECM.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Prepared a training document and lectured same to USAF personnel on Nuclear Hardness Assurance for the Peacekeeper ICBM Stage IV.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Have extensive experience in working with suppliers to achieve unique hardware for advanced weapon systems concepts. Often beyond the current state-of-the-art.

Other Skills and Services

Is an accomplished avionics systems conceptor/architect and has led numerous successful solicited & unsolicited proposals to government agencies.


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