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 Expert  722975

Expert in Embedded Systems, Communications, Sensors, Signal Processing, Power Control, Diagnostics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Expert has developed hybrid electric vehicles, vehicle-based power systems, automotive controls, engine controls, flight controls, and propulsion control systems for aircraft, automotive, locomotive, marine craft, and spacecraft.

advanced vehicle control system

Expert has developed aerospace control systems from concept through flight certification. Applications include fly-by-wire flight controls, engine controls, power system controls, weapons systems, aircraft radar systems, mission computers, data concentrators, video processors, etc. Aircraft include C-17, F-16 Airbus 360, Embraer, Dornier, Bombardier, etc.

aerospace control system

Expert has developed avionics solutions for aircraft controls, power systems, data management, hydraulic controls, motor controls, video display, aircraft radar, network processors, ARINC-429, 1553, health and utility management, diagnostics, and prognostics.

avionics engineering

Expert has developed control systems for aircraft control, automotive control, motor controls, robot controls, locomotive controls, and power management. He has a patent issued for an automotive control system.

control system

Expert has developed electromechanical control systems for aircraft, automotive, HEV, locomotive, and industrial applications. He has developed high-precision, safety-critical motor control technologies. He has designed electromechanical power conversion applications (engine, generator, storage, and motor). He has performed system analysis from concept to field implementation.

electromechanical control system

Expert has designed real-time embedded systems for avionics, automotive, communication, radar, locomotive, marine, medical, defense systems, robotics, diagnostics, and utility applications. He developed systems from concept to fielded implementation. He developed and facilitated real-time embedded systems and software courses and consulting projects for corporate clients. He has consulted with corporate client and resolved critical real-time software testing and a debugging crisis.

real-time embedded system software development

Expert has developed real-time systems and control algorithms for safety-critical applications.

real-time system

Expert is an expert system analyst that can assess customer needs, define system requirements, decompose and allocate to subsystems, define system architectures, perform necessary trade studies, develop functional solutions, and verify and validate to specifications. He is a “womb-to-tomb” systems engineer.

system analysis

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Syracuse, New York;  Utica, New York;  and Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Automotive Electronics
Automotive Electronics (Especially Cruise Control); Audi:...
Embedded Systems, Digital Media, Wireless Communications,...
Avionics, Aviation, Communication System

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2000   MBA   Technology Management   UOP  
1997   MS   Electrical Engineering   Binghamton University   Edison Scholar
1992   BS   Electrical Engineering   Wilkes University   Summa Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to





Chief Engineer


Expert provides engineering services specializing in new product development, project management, systems engineering for vehicle platforms and control systems. Examples of his work include: •DSP-based safety-critical motor control system for aircraft fueling application •Sensor-based instrumentation application for automotive prognostic system. •Model/simulator for avionics performance evaluation and requirements validation •Military vehicle power systems engineering for pulsed-power radar platforms •Electrical design of ground and air vehicle navigation/communication systems •Model-based development for aircraft motor control application •Aircraft engine component diagnostic test and integration system •Developed Adaptive Product Management processes for effective product R&D •Product manager for avionics, e-business and information technology programs •Strategic development, planning and launch of new ventures and partnerships •Led marketing and business development for engineering software tools •Technical leadership of aerospace power control systems embedded on TI DSP

1994 to 2000


Lockheed Martin


Control Systems


Principal Project Manager


He was a Project Manager for avionics, power system, automotive, and military projects. Examples of his accomplishments and responsibilities include: •Successfully ensured project performance and compliance to all contract requirements (cost/schedule/specification) for multiple projects •R&D management for HEV, aerospace, PHM, and engine control programs •Systems engineering lead on aerospace/automotive programs and proposals •C-17 advanced avionics roadmapping, planning, development and leadership •Embedded system and FPGA development in compliance with DO178B/DO254 •Test equipment design for integration, qualification, EMI, certification

1992 to 1994


Cummins Engine Company




Systems Engineer


Expert developed control algorithms for diesel engine and fuel pump controllers, and designed hardware and software for embedded systems and diagnostic tools.

1990 to 1992


Pennsylvania Power and Light




Distribution Engineer


He was responsible for the maintenance of voltage quality along distribution lines, and managed division operations to include load projections and power quality.

1988 to 1990






R&D Engineer


He developed a visual computer system to automatically scan insulation, measure quality control parameters, perform SPC, and control manufacturing process.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is Vice Chairperson of the Binghamton Section of IEEE; Vice President of Programs for the Project Management Institute; and an active member of the IEEE Power Electronics Society, Computer Engineering Society, Project Management Institute, and Software Engineering Institute.


He has an active secret clearance. He is a Certified Project Manager and is a certified UOP faculty member.

Professional Appointments

Expert is an Adjunct Faculty member of an MBA program for graduate and undergraduate students. He is trained and approved for R&D management, strategic management, business consulting, project management, and global business courses. He is a Leader for the MBA Capstone Course. He was appointed by the Binghamton University Research Foundation as professional development leader for project management and new product development training and consulting. He developed and delivered professional courseware in product management, embedded systems development, digital data communication, power systems design, technical business development, engineering development processes, and signal processing.


Expert has received the Boeing Golden Eagle Award, Boeing Silver Eagle Award, Lockheed Martin Tradition of Excellence Award, and several other recognition and achievement awards. He has received exemplary performance reviews by employers, and supplier awards from customers.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has presented papers on various topics, and has one patent.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Expert's Firm  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1994 to   Various   Systems Engineer   Expert has developed various mission-critical aerospace and defense applications. He currently holds secret clearance.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Topic: Mobile Radar/Communication Power SystemSituation: The client was pursuing a business-critical, strategic contract for a mobile radar application. A key performance parameter was an efficient and robust power system. The proposal development team needed expert power system technology skills to complement the radar and communication system design.Benefits and Results: Expert developed an electric power source and conversion and distribution system for a high-power pulsed radar application. He also developed a hybrid power system that integrated vehicle power, auxiliary power units, external AC and DC sources, and an uninterruptible power supply to power communication equipment. All designs complied with performance requirements and applicable military standards.
  • Topic: DO-178B Safety-Critical ApplicationSituation: The client was developing a aircraft tanker refueling system, but they lacked the systems/software engineering and specifically the DO-178B process development expertise. Program plans, process requirements and safety-critical architectures had to be defined. Motor control and BIT algorithms needed development.Benefits and Results: Expert supported program planning, architecture definition, requirements development, and preliminary design of a refueling boom control system. He defined DO-178B development plans and verification processes. He also developed system and software requirements for operating system, input/output interfaces, built-in-test, and data management and control algorithms.
  • Topic: Rotorcraft Flight Performance EvaluationSituation: Simulation client needed a rotorcraft flight dynamics model to serve as the plant for a flight simulator. The model had to integrate seamlessly with the simulator hardware/software platform and had to be tailored to multiple aircraft.Benefits and Results: Expert developed a flight dynamics simulation model to support control law development and system performance evaluation. The model supported user-defined aircraft characteristics, blade-element modeling, and customized dynamic flight equations.
  • Topic: Communication System DevelopmentSituation: An extensive avionics system was under development. There were many different companies providing different digital data components that had to be integrated. Comprehensive system requirements could not be defined. The client needed to incrementally integrate performance models of components as they became available from vendors.Benefits and Results: Expert outlined and defined aircraft data interface requirements. He developed a modular communication system model to evaluate performance and validate compliance to requirements. The model enabled individual components to be incrementally integrated as vendors supplied the data characteristics.
  • Topic: Aircraft Diagnostic SolutionSituation: Logistics costs plagued the client's aircraft component manufacturing. Failures were detected late in the supply chain. The client wanted a means to detect failures early in the manufacturing and servicing supply chains.Benefits and Results: Expert developed a diagnostic system to unintrusively detect manufacturing failures and structural defects from the field. An integrated, portable hardware/software diagnostic system was development and replicated in logistical hubs.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Avionics expert for consulting on precision cargo delivery systems.
  • Marine engine electronics control expert for consulting.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has New York State court witness experience presenting technical expertise in avionics, power, and aerospace/defense applications.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Engineering expert for consulting on product failure.
  • Expert in diesel marine engines for consulting on marine turbine failures due to defective designs.
  • Expert for consulting on Automotive Engineer.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2004 to 2005   Mexico   Expert performed field application engineering and developed an enterprise-wide power control system for a large-power industry in the Yucatan.
2001 to 2003   Canada   Expert led an aerospace/defense program that required a business partnership and collaborative engineering development with a Canadian aerospace company.
1995 to 1997   India   Expert participated on a critical quad-redundant flight control system development project for a combat aircraft. This project required multiple, long-term work periods in India.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert has seven years of training in Spanish and can work with Spanish documentation in addition to speaking and writing Spanish.

Market Research:
Expert has been a project leader on major critical business programs. Chief Technical Officer on several business projects. He led full-life-cycle development of several winning multi-million dollar ventures from inception to completion. He has over 12 years experience managing multiple projects in excess of $50M concurrently. He is a forward-looking, effective individual and team worker. He is a self-starter, and is a proactive, creative, out-of-the-box thinker. His innovative and entrepreneurial spirit has captured several new business opportunities. He is recognized for leadership and focus on capturing new business and achieving program goals while directing teams of over 40 diverse personnel. He is knowledgeable and aggressive, with a high degree of personal and professional integrity. He is an accomplished problem-solver, troubleshooter and decision-maker. Expert is skilled at evaluating future business needs and strategizing technologies to meet them, and experienced in strategic planning and implementation. He is an active member of several steering committees. He is a solid communicator with the ability to gather/disseminate ideas, and has excellent team leadership and customer interaction skills. He has been a team leader of technology steering committee to address technical improvement needs to support business growth. He led a high-level, cross-functional team to strategize the business, technology, and product roadmaps for Lockheed Martin across joint DoD services. He has given technical capabilities and business presentations to potential customers, and product and technology presentations at trade shows and conferences.

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:

He developed and delivered professional technical courseware in embedded systems development, robotics, digital data communication, power systems design, power system protection, actuator control design, engineering development processes, signal processing, and engineering decision-making. He also developed and delivered professional business management courseware in product management, technical business development, project management, managerial communications and ethics, operations management, management of R&D, and innovation processes and technology transfer in the global economy.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has performed full life-cycle development of aerospace and defense products. This required him to decompose systems into components, define performance requirements of those components, identify prospective component vendors, evaluate vendor products, select components, and integrate the components into the systems.


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