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 Expert  728834

Expert in System Engineering, Laser Sensing, Radiometry, Optical Detectors, Laser Detectors, and Optical and Laser Measurement

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 35 years' electro-optic sensor development experience. He has specific experience with laser sensing, wavelength discrimination, coherency discrimination, direction-of-arrival, and pulse processing. In addition, Expert has extensive laser sensor testing experience. This experience includes test protocols, developmental testing, component testing acceptance testing, instrumentation, and NIST traceable radiometrics for pulsed and CW laser measurement. Expert has specific experience in design and systems engineering of laser sensors and optical sensors for military, commercial and medical applications. His experience includes applications such as direct and indirect detection of laser illumination, direction finding, passive crowd counting, signature/source simulations and spectral discrimination tools.

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Expert also has litigation experience in product failure modes for electronic and electro-optic systems for automotive and laser measurement systems. He has substantial experience as a project manager in product development and systems engineering team leadership.

electrical engineering


electronic system design


electronic warfare


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electrooptical systems design


infrared detection system


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radiation detector


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Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Muncie, Indiana;  Anderson, Indiana;  Columbus, Ohio;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  Springfield, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  and Middletown, Ohio.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2000   PhD   Electrical Engineering (with Electro-Optics emphasis)   University of Dayton  
1983   MS   Electrical Engineering   University of Dayton  
1976   BS   Electrical Engineering   Tennessee Technological University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1976 to




Research Scientist


Expert is currently the research coordinator for laser sensor development in the Sensor's Directorate at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. He is responsible for managing a $19million/year portfolio of sensor-related developmental projects supporting laser detection, combat identification, and a variety of quick-reaction hardware development projects.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert holds numerous DoD awards.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has three patents and numerous AF inventions. He has authored and/or co-authored over one hundred publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Proceedings from 2015 Meeting of the Military Sensing Symposia (MSS) Specialty Group on Active E-O Systems and Electro-Optical & Infrared Countermeasures  
 - Proceeding of the 2011 Deps Systems Symposium  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1976 to 2011   US Air Force   Research Scientist   Expert is presently researcher and research coordinator of in-house laser sensor technology laboratory. He oversees a team of 10 scientists, engineers and technicians employed at complex system engineering efforts. He manages a $40M portfolio of research and testing activities.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert developed a combined control system for endoscopic surgery leading to the sale of the patent to a major pharmaceutical supply company (Baxter Laboratories).
  • Expert helped mediate "stuck accelerator" electronic failure modes against FORD for the successful replacement of a customer vehicle.
  • Expert successfully developed a passive, low-cost optical crowd counter for estimating mall window traffic.
  • Expert successfully developed an optical dew sensor for cuing dehumidifying equipment in underground bunkers.
  • Expert successfully developed a temperature controller for home brewing applications sold on the Internet, and later applied the technology to Sous Vide temperature controllers for gourmet cooking applications.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Consulting on Laser measuring in challenging environment.
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 conducted successful mediation support of "sudden acceleration" issues with automotive systems. He has also conducted the successful mediation of accuracy of laser measurement systems for machining,
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in high presision laser measurement for litigation involving product claims & liability.
  • Expert for consulting on LED and Heat Sink Experience.
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.

Market Research:
Expert has a DoD prospective with substantial defense and industry partners.

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:

Expert has conducted training sessions in laser sensing and sensor development.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has selected numerous vendors for E-O system development, lasers, detectors, electronics, photonics, radiometrics, and scientific equipment.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is experienced in signature modeling for laser propagation and sensor performance predictions.


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