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 Expert  718026

Expert in Space/Rocket Systems & Voice Mail

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Iowa (IA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 23 years experience in the management of both projects and programs as well as research and development specialty engineering groups. He has a profound understanding of human nature and, as a result, the ability to create an environment for excellence. He has been a highly successful manager.

project management

A majority of Expert's career has been in the conceptualization, planning, design, development, manufacturing, and test operations of spacecraft and space launch systems and the associated ground assets. He has led large teams (up to 500) of scientific and engineering personnel in the accomplishment of challenging space system goals.

aerospace engineering

Expert has designed numerous electronic circuits, subassemblies, and systems including power switching, sensing, instrumentation, and conditioning for 16 Earth orbiting satellites, three upper stage boosters, two primary space launch boosters, and one shuttle mission. He was responsible for all aspects of these designs, including theoretical research, prototyping, packaging, manufacturing, mil-specs, ground and flight testing, operation, and documentation. These efforts comprise well over $100 million in hardware systems.

outer space experiment design


space hardware development

A significant portion of Expert's work has included the conceptualization, planning, design, development, manufacturing, test, installation, operation, training, and maintenance of industrial systems. He has led large teams of technical personnel in this pursuit.

industrial systems engineering


systems engineering

Expert has 15 years experience as a designer and chief designer of electrical circuits that arm and fire a wide variety of electro-explosive (pyrotechnic) devices for applications ranging from bolt cutters and pin pullers to solid rocket motors. His experience is with spacecraft and rocket systems. He was the principal design engineering author for the re-write of MIL-STD-1576 Electroexplosive Systems employed on the Space Shuttle. Expert has considerable experience designing and managing the design of precision analog/digital instrumentation and power conditioning circuits and systems, satellite ranging systems, dedicated microprocessor-controlled instruments, and a wide variety of control systems.

analog device design


analog instrumentation


aerospace military specification

Along with his extensive experience in control circuitry and equipment for electroexplosive devices, Expert is well versed in attendant safety analysis. His designs have flown on numerous satellites and rockets.

electroexplosive device

Expert is the developer of Magic Voice, a PC-based, feature-rich, automated voice mail and fax system. It comprises 100,000 source lines of code. Features of the system include a sophisticated and easy-to-use interactive voice response and a full-functioning auto attendant. This system is designed for direct connection with telephone company lines or connection to PBX/KSU business telephone systems. Expert consults on and installs telephone and phone mail systems as well as audio conferencing systems.

telecommunications electronics science


voice mail


telephone system




integrated voice response system


telephone equipment


telephone line


voice interface


facsimile communication

Having a thorough knowledge of fax systems, Expert has developed a sophisticated, multi-line fax-on-demand and fax retrieval/broadcast system. He also operates a national fax-on-demand and fax broadcast service bureau.

facsimile broadcast


facsimile retrieval

Expert has developed numerous PC-based automated test systems. These have included complete environmental and stimulus control to test complex spacecraft subsystems under a wide variety of conditions. His most recent effort is a feature-rich voice mail system (see above).

Expert develops commercial and custom Internet client software for Windows platforms. His GoRobot product is an autonomous search robot (spider) that "crawls" the web searching for information specified by the user and returns web-links or actual web files to the user's PC. GoRobot will perform up to 100 entirely disparate searches at the same time. No sites, servers, portals are required for GoRobot to function. GoRobot only needs a Windows PC and an Internet connection.


process automation


telephone-computer service integration


personal-computer-based industrial process control

Expert designs, installs, administers, and consults on Windows NT (TM) networks.

Microsoft Windows NT

Expert has designed and manufactured many computer-controlled data acquisition and control systems that fall under the broad category of ATE (automatic test equipment). Systems that he has worked on range from small "suitcase" sized test sets to ATE that was housed in full-size rack enclosures.


computerized data acquisition

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Des Moines, Iowa;  Cedar Rapids, Iowa;  Davenport, Iowa;  Waterloo, Iowa;  and Iowa City, Iowa.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   BS   Electrical Engineering   University of Virginia  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1991 to





President, Chief Engineer


1985 to 1991


U.S. Naval Research Laboratory


Naval Center for Space Technology


Program Manager, Spacecraft Systems


1972 to 1985


U.S. Naval Research Laboratory


Naval Center for Space Technology


Power Systems & Instrumentation Section


1971 to 1972


U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory



Electromagnetic Compatibility Section


1967 to 1971


WCHV (AM) and WCCV (FM) Radio Stations



Chief Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Registered EIT in Virginia. Expert is also a licensed FCC commercial radio operator, with a "General Radio Telephone Operator's" License.

Professional Appointments

He is a former Chairman of the Systems Working Group, Interagency Advanced Power Group.


He has received numerous awards, including the U.S. Navy Excellence in Engineering Award for his role as Chief Engineer and Program Manager of LACE Spacecraft System (1990).

Publications and Patents Summary

He has authored several publications and has submitted a patent application.

Consulting Services:
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:
  • Space shuttle expert for consulting on trade secret issues.
  • Expert for consulting on expert witness.
  • Expert witness in LED/SSL driver design case.
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.


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