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 Expert  727749

Expert in Electromagnetic Systems, Directed Energy, Radar, Electronic Warfare, New Technology Acquisition.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Expert has researched the PV cell technologies now in production and in the pipeline. While promising incremental efficiency and cost improvements abound, several "completely different" approaches were found that can produce 80%-90% conversion efficiencies across broad spectral bands at roll-to-roll printed film costs. Suppliers of the design subsystems were contacted, informed of the new concept, and are presently aiming their work toward demonstration cells. If successful, this work will improve the national economics of both renewable and conventional energy generation by about a factor of 5.

Expert has designed and built "smart" radars with full polarimetric and other advanced target discriminant identification capabilities for many years. These included 16, 86 and 94 GHz versions, designed for air surveillance, missile guidance and tank fire control, respectively. Also designed were combined radar/HPM weapons for ship and high value target defense. Ground penetrating radars include a 2cm-resolution deep mapper with GW output, and a UWB formation imager designed to guide a drillstring real time in thin coal seams. These were all technical "firsts" that provided employers and clients substantial market advantages.

Expert has over 30 years experience identifying, locating and evaluating new product-enabling technologies. (Also, new product-threatening and "asymmetric" ones.) Areas have included remote sensing techniques, antenna beam control methods, counter-stealth approaches, industrial process controls, energy storage materials, anti-carjack systems, fuel conversion/transport approaches, synthesized electronic materials and many others. These were applied in large aerospace and commercial firms, Government-owned firms and medium-sized commercial enterprizes. Expert has organized and managed national workshops on new technology evaluation/impacts.

Expert began application of HPM technologies to military scenarios in the 1970's, eventually starting 5 industry development groups, obtaining funding for them, designing products and building their test facilities. He co-chaired the first US national conference on HPM. Experience ranges from target effects optimization to systems engineering to components and packaging to prototypes and field demos. Along the way, propagation estimates, target coupling models, potential hardening and countermeasures were all developed. Direct observation of lab and field effects of full-scale products on targets (later including IED's) were made as early as 1979.


photovoltaic cell


ground-penetrating radar


radar countermeasure




radar interference


military defense system


technology evaluation


technology innovation


new product assessment


corporate strategic planning


new technology business value measurement


new product development


high-power microwave radiation


high intensity radiated field


high-energy radiation


electronic warfare


radio-frequency shielding


electromagnetic shielding process


electromagnetic testing

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Bakersfield, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Barbara, California;  and Santa Maria, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1965   MS   Electrical Engineering   Ohio State University   Research Assistantship, Sigma Xi
1964   BS   Electrical Engineering   Case Western Reserve University   Research Assistantships, 3 Scholarships

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to







Founded firm to provide technical and business development consulting in electromagnetics, system engineering, radar, energy and remote sensing areas. Experience in over 15 countries.

1989 to 1992


Lockheed Martin


Advanced Development and Technology Operation


Manager, Advanced Electronic Programs


Co-founded this new HQ division with a Norm Augustine charter to "Build the DARPA of Martin". Initiated programs in several then-cutting edge areas, obtained funding, trained staff, built facilities.

1987 to 1989


Alcoa Aluminum Company


Alcoa Defense Systems


Director, Advanced Electronic Projects


Initiated, managed development projects in ECM, LO, Counter-LO and HPM areas.

1983 to 1987


Intelcom Radiation Technologies




Program Manager


Built successful microwave group, labs, won several million dollars in funding.

1982 to 1983


Boeing Aerospace Company




Chief Scientist


Senior technical direction for Boeing's largest MMW missile seeker program.

1978 to 1982


General Dynamics Corporation




Program Manager


Initiated programs in ship defense radar, MMW guidance, electric guns, electronic materials.

1976 to 1978


Martin Marietta Corporation




Engineering Specialist


Helped build first precise MMW tank fire control radar, "STARTLE" Synthesized MMW phased-array beam control materials, demonstrated antennas.

1974 to 1976


Lawrence Berkeley Lab




Senior Electronics Engineer


Built MMW gas spectrometer, patented cavity tuning concept.

Career Accomplishments:

Life Senior Member, IEEE

Fellow, MIT Electromagnetics Academy


FCC Radiotelephone License, radar endorsement

Professional Appointments

SPIE International Conference Chair (5 years)


IEEE Lecturer, China, 2001

Publications and Patents Summary

Fourteen published papers, 6 patents granted, 2 pending.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on compressor blade hardning - gas turbine engines.
  • Expert for consulting on 2.4 Ghz omni directional antenna design project.
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:
  • Infrared countermeasures system expert for consulting on litigation case involving IRCM systems.
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
1992 to 1993   Canada   He was technical lead on this country's winning proposal for a national coastal (radar) surveillance system for Malaysia.
1999 to 2001   China   Transferred production of a US-designed magnetic field survey instrument to Chinese factory.
1998 to 2000   Republic of South Africa   Contacted RSA Government for introduction of French high tech manufacturing into the country. Brought French business and academic representatives to meet their RSA counterparts.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Can easily translate French written documents, writing them only fair, speaking now poor.

Market Research:
Remote sensing satellites ("SPOT"), space-based radar, conformal antennas, oil & gas exploration/navigation/drilling, energy-independence national options/strategies, HPM sources and technologies, UWB radar hardware, extreme environment electronics, lightning protection, solar cells, missile seekers, ship defense radar, OTH radar, target ID radar.

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:

Courses/Seminars: "System Engineering", "Microwave/HV Lab Safety", "Compact Radar Design", "Pulse Power Science", "RF/Microwave Propagation", "Antenna Design", "Marketing in Tough Times", "Vessel Traffic Control Systems", "Designing Electro-Active Materials", "Borehole Navigation Radar".

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Located, managed over 20 subcontractors, areas included high energy density capacitors, ultra-strong filament-wound gun barrels, HPM tubes, HPM cathodes/modeling, magnetic circuits/structures, target HPM vulnerability modeling, many others

Other Skills and Services

On the ground knowledge of "best and brightest" players in remote sensing, many other technologies in over 15 countries. Business partners and contacts worldwide.


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