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Expert in Optical Fibers and Telecommunications: FTTx, Field Testing Transmission Systems, Design, Research

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Arizona (AZ)
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Expert began R & D work on optical fiber and fiber communication systems in 1970. At the time he had spent the previous 10 years on the design of microwave relay systems. When the potential of fibers became apparent, a separate research effort was begun at Bell Labs that included some of his people. He transferred to lead groups that worked on both the exploratory development and final development of paired cable and coaxial cable digital transmission systems. In the 80's, with the break-up of the integrated Bell System, he returned to optical fiber work. He was appointed District Supervisor of an optical fiber systems research group in Bellcore. During the 80's his group contributed significantly to the fund of knowledge that now has become the current high-growth fiber area known as FTTx (Fiber-to-the-(home, curb, node, etc.). He retired from Bellcore in 1990 to accept a teaching position in the Electrical Engineering Department of Embry-Riddle Aeromautical University, Prescott, AZ.

optical fiber


acceptance angle


fiber optics


infrared optical glass filter


optical communication


step-index fiber


total internal reflection

Expert spent 30 years at Bell Labs researching, designing, developing, and field testing transmission systems. His knowledge of radio and cable systems design, modulation techniques, transmission degradations/ limitations, and costs is both broad and deep. One of his strengths lies in his ability to understand the details of design of different communications systems and the trade-offs involved in their use. Another lies in his ability to distill these usually complex relationships down to simple, easily understood concepts. This served him well when he left R & D work to teach at a University in 1990.

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Expert started his second career in 1990 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, teaching various EE courses. He developed an optical fiber course and has taught it every year since about 1994. Teaching at the university level was not difficult for him since he always was good at, and liked, communicating complex concepts to people. He stopped teaching full-time in 1998 and wrote a book to use in his teaching - and also to be used by practicing engineers in need of an understanding of optical fiber technology. He still teaches part-time at the University and as a consultant.

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fiber to the x

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona;  Mesa, Arizona;  Glendale, Arizona;  Scottsdale, Arizona;  Chandler, Arizona;  Tempe, Arizona;  Gilbert, Arizona;  Peoria, Arizona;  and Flagstaff, Arizona.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1963   MS   Communication Systems/EE   NYU  
1957   BS   Electrical Engineering   Rensselaer Poly. Inst.  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to






Adjunct Prof.


Teach from 1 to 3 classes per semester (2 semesters per year)

1990 to 1998


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University




Associate Prof.


Teach a 12 credit hour load per semester and provide support for University activities.

1985 to 1990


Bell Communications Research(now Telcordia)




Research Group Director


Lead group of PhDs doing research on optical fiber communication systems for use by the Bell Operating Companies set up at the time of AT&T divestiture.

1960 to 1984


Bell Telephone Labs (now under Lucent Tech.)






Lead groups designing and developing various communications systems for different media (Microwave radio, paired cable, coax, optical fibers)

1957 to 1959


US Army


Signal Corps


1st Lt.


Teach guided missile technology at US Army Ordnance Missile Command, Huntsville, Al.

Career Accomplishments:

He is an IEEE-Life member, and was very active on the Comm.-Soc. Radio Committee in the 60's and 70's. He organized a number of Seminars, including the first IEEE Session on Optical Fibers in 1971. At Embry-Riddle he organized the IEEE and Eta Kappa Nu student Chapters. Also he was campus advisor for his social fraternity and Az. State Chairman for a number of years.


He received the Embry-Riddle Innovation Award for work on an electric car.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has about 15 publications, mainly on Optical Fiber systems and technology. He recently had a book published on optical fibers intended for undergraduate students and practicing engineers.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - SciTech Publishing Co.  
 - National Fiber Optics Engineers Conference  
 - Electronics Letters  
 - Optical Society of America  
 - IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1957 to 1959   US Army- Sig.C.   1st Lt.   He held Guided Missile Technology and Radar Repair MOS's. He taught guided missile technology to field grade officers.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Sponsored by Bell Atlantic, he taught optical fiber, electronics and communication technology at ATT and Western Electric locations in the Phoenix area.
  • At Wulfsberg Electronics, Prescott Az., he developed and taught courses on basic electronics and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) to hourly employees.
  • For GHz Communications Co., he did studies on MMDS and LMDS radio distribution systems, Also, he recommended equipment for these applications.
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Market Research:
He has very broad experience in telecommunications systems. His expertise now lies mainly in optical fiber systems and teaching. He communicates easily with people of varied backgrounds, making esoteric and complicated subjects understandable.

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Additional Skills and Services:

While at Bell Labs/Bellcore he organized and delivered many seminars and talks, both intra-company and at industrial meetings. At Embry-Riddle, he developed a fiber optics course. He also wrote and published a book (ISBN 1-8849-3234-7, "Optical Fibers and RF: A natural Combination", SciTech Pub.). In consulting work for Bell Atlantic and Wulfsberg Electronics he developed and delivered seminars on optical fibers and electronics.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

In an engineering and supervisory capacity at Bell Labs/Bellcore, he interfaced with Western Electric (Lucent) to get products manufactured, tested and delivered. In providing consulting services in the 90's for Ghz Corp.,Phoenix, Az he analyzed and recommended MMDS/LMDS equipment.


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