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 Expert  730468

Expert in the GPS, Communication Satellites, Booster Rockets, and Powered Flight Maneuvers


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is an award-winning lecturer, writer, mathematician, and engineer who has conducted successful engineering design studies for the GPS and various communication satellites and booster rockets. He helped mastermind the GPS constellation, performed orbit selection trades and on-orbit maneuvering studies for commercial communication satellites, and optimum trajectory shaping and six-degree-of-freedom trajectory reconstructions for the Saturn 5 moon rocket. He also helped engineer the giant geosynchronous solar power satellites, the Spitzer space telescope now in an Earth-trailing orbit around the sun, the manned Mars mission of 2016, and the chemical inter-orbital shuttle designed to ply a regular trade-route between the Earth and the moon. His important contributions to the space-based GPS radio-navigation system have included force-multiplier effects and survivability studies for the US military, and studies intended to maximize the utility of the GPS receivers used for terrestrial, aviation, and space-borne applications. The expert has written and sold 1.7 million words, including 30 technical books. He has delivered motivational, technical, and scientific lectures in more than two dozen different countries scattered across six continents. He also helped design an exhibit for the Smithsonian Institution, made guest appearances on 25 television shows, applied for a patent, lectured professionally and composed 19,000 words for Encyclopedia Britannica. As an expert witness, he has been recruited to work on cases totaling more than $300 million. His assignments have included summarizing prior art, chart design, researching and writing, providing historical perspectives, evaluating patents, conducting engineering trade studies, polishing and rewriting the contributions of others, developing clear, persuasive and accurate story lines easily understood by aerospace experts, attorneys, judges, and layman alike.
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Global Positioning System

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aerospace engineering

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communication satellite


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2010   Post-graduate Studies   Aerospace engineering, Mathematics, and Writing   University of California at Los Angeles and University of California at Irvine  
1962   MS   Mathematics   University of Kentucky  
1959   BS   Map-Physics   Eastern Kentucky University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1994 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Expert witness, author, consultant, and professional platform lecturer

 

About one week each month, the expert gets the opportunity to visit one of the 10 NASA bases, a university campus, or a military installation where he teaches the next generation of young rocket scientists how to conquer space. Those stimulating visits are interspersed with keynote lectures, expert witness work, and consulting assignments.

1964 to 1994

 

Rockwell International

 

Systems Engineering

 

Senior Member of Technical Staff

 

Expert handled mathematical derivations, computer simulations, and systems analysis studies for the Saturn 5 moon rocket, moon rocket, the manned Skylab, Mars and asteroid missions, and the Navstar Global Positioning System. He determined the best sun synchronous orbit for the Canadian radar satellite and reviewed the problems and the promise of the GPS receiver carried on board the Landsat D. earth resources satellite. He studied and evaluated the space debris hazard for the giant 20-square-mile solar power satellite -- and the best maneuvering sequence to move it from its low-altitude assembly orbit to its final destination orbit at geo-sync. He managed a small proposal for the Personal Communicator, an early device similar to today's Iridium handsets. It was designed to relay telephone messages to and from an orbital antenna farm at geo-sync. It was also designed to handle remote teleconferencing, electronic mail, and television and telephone relay operations. He performed a variety of studies for the GPS, including force-multiplier effects on modern battlefields, survivability studies, and autonomy studies intended to minimize the number of military personnel required to keep the constellation in operation. He conducted numerous studies centering on the utility of the GPS to the Federal Aviation Administration. These included an early proposal for geosynchronous overlay satellites of the type now being planned or operated by the United States, Europe, and Japan, among others.

1961 to 1964

 

McDonnell Douglas

 

Space division

 

Senior engineer

 

Expert helped code the six-degree-of-freedom preflight and post-flight trajectory simulation programs for the S-4B stage of the Saturn 5 moon rocket. Using advanced mathematics, he worked out various ways to enhance the performance capabilities of the Saturn 5. These included optimal trajectory shaping and optimal fuel biasing to cover for statistical uncertainties in the booster rockets' day-to-day performance variations.

1959 to 1960

 

McDonnell Douglas

 

Space division

 

Aeroballistics engineer

 

Expert handled orbital mechanics studies for the Transit navigation satellite constellation consisting of six gravity-gradient stabilized satellites positioned in polar "Birdcage" orbits. He also developed a closed-form mathematical derivation used in evaluating the perturbations induced on various low-altitude satellite orbits by the Earth's equatorial bulge. He set up trajectory simulations and range safety evaluations for the two thor boosters used in launching suborbital ballistic capsules in which an early communication satellite, the Echo Balloon, was tested in space. He evaluated the probability of camera recovery and established the identity of two previously unidentified flying objects that unexpectedly entered the camera's field of view.

1958 to 1958

 

Naval Ordinance Laboratory

 

Silver Spring, Maryland

 

Student Trainee

 

Expert performed kill probability studies for the Tartar and Talos shipboard defensive missiles. He evaluated the effectiveness of the "continuous rod" warheads that expanded in "accordion fashion" into a circle of metal intended to cut attacking airplanes in half.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

Awards/Recognition

Expert received the only perfect "10" rating from the U.S. Air Force among 44 research projects. The assignment centered around the survivability of the Navstar GPS radio navigation satellites and their support hardware in the face of enemy attacks. He received an award for the best presentation at the Society of Automotive Engineers annual meeting in Long Beach, California. The presentation dealt with the precision timekeeping capabilities of the four atomic clocks carried on board each of the GPS Block 2 satellites. He helped to design an exhibit explaining how atomic clocks keep such amazingly accurate time. For several years it remained on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. He managed a 60-page proposal for a simple space-based Personal Communications System equipped with conventional parabolic and phased-array antennas. Proposed a demonstration of the concept linking the President of the United States with the Mayor of New York. Expert heled compose the words and design the color charts for a 25-page monograph, funded by Mike Griffin, the head of NASA. It dealt with the major technological breakthroughs developed and perfected at the 10 NASA bases scattered across the United States.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He wrote and designed the figures for one of the best technical books in 1982, "How to Cope with Computers" (Hayden Book Company) and a Book-of-the-Month-Club selection in 1984, "The Robot Revolution" (Simon and Schuster). He wrote and designed the color graphics for various aerospace-related articles totaling 19,000 words for Encyclopedia Britannica.


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1958 to 1958   Naval Ordnance Laboratory   Student Trainee   Expert worked as a student trainee in Silver Spring, Maryland, designing and testing "continuous rod" warheads capable of cutting enemy airplanes in half.
to       He worked on several government proposals and contracts, including various DoD studies of the GPS including it's nuclear detection services, and it's UHF cross-links used in relaying nuclear detection measurements from satellite to satellite.
to       He handled orbit selection trade studies for the Canadian Radar Satellite and the DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program), consisting of two sun synchronous satellites, and kill probability evaluations for the Navy's Tartar and Talos shipboard antiaircraft missiles.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert provided advice on navigation satellites and constellation design for Damlier-Benz in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
  • He wrote proposals and developed small business concepts for Consultare International in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • He designed, wrote, and edited a video presentation announcing that Boeing Aerospace had become responsible for the next generation of GPS satellites.
  • Developed, wrote, and polished effective advertising copy touting a new family of GPS receivers being marketed by Navstar, Ltd., in Daventry, England.
  • Instructed young South African engineers on the fundamental principles of orbital mechanics and reviewed their emerging Greensat satellite design at Stellenbosch University and at Houwteg Corporation near Cape Town, South Africa.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on RMS and GPS.
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:
The expert witness assignments handled by this Aerospace Industry Expert have centered around summarizing prior art and industry practices, patent evaluation, providing accurate historical perspectives, planning, outlining, flowcharting, report writing, chart design, editing and rewriting the works of others, mathematics, engineering, computer simulation, document review, model building, three-dimensional sketches and perspective drawings, clarifying difficult and elusive concepts, and, in particular, putting together clear, affective -- and responsive! -- Story lines that can be understood and appreciated by experts and layman alike. Typical cases served include: A series of patent-infringement cases dealing with the design details and the novel features such as electrical power conservation, miniaturization, and compact packaging of civilian and military GPS receivers. A $50 million intellectual property case centering around a newly planned constellation of 12 privately owned medium-altitude mobile communication satellites. A $240 million commercial communication satellite, with an unusually high apogee altitude, that was destroyed when it unintentionally plunged into the Earth's atmosphere. Technical advice concerning the purchase of a GPS-oriented patent for a clever and convenient interfacing technique specifically designed to facilitate the exchange of GPS positioning information in a convenient, user-friendly manner. Key participants in these various actions have included TRW Systems, Boeing Aerospace, Trimble Navigation, and the Space Communications Corp. in Tokyo, QUALCOMM, Inc., and ICO in London.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on automatic vehicle locator technology issues
  • Gps legal expert for consulting on GPS Litigation Case in California.
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   Summary
1978 to 2012   The expert has marketed, consulted, lectured, and taught in more than two dozen countries scattered over six continents. Key locations have included Lima, Peru, Sydney, Australia, Munich, Germany, Montreal, Oxford, England, Auckland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi, Mexico City, Barcelona, and Stellenbosch, South Africa. The expert's words, in books and lectures, have been translated into a dozen different languages including Russian, French, Spanish, Iatalian, Serbo-Croatian, international sign language, Portuguese, Hebrew, and Japanese.

 

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