CONSULTANT Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Educational and Technology Projects
2007 - 2008
Conducted feasibility studies on the establishment of educational projects, and advised on utilities measurements technologies.
SYNERGY INTERNATIONAL, INC. Athens, Greece
Technology Trends Consultant
1993 - 1995
Advisor to company's top management on issues related to international education and emerging technologies. Activities have included the configuration of management information systems, educational programs, computer networks for clients, as well as the development of a multimedia productions laboratory.
AGRICULTURAL BANK OF GREECE Athens, Greece
Training Center. Participated in the instruction of seminars on the structure, benefits and use of the Internet.
RACAL-MILGO, INC. Plantation, Florida
Data Communications Division. Participated in the design of digital telecommunication systems.
HONEYWELL, INC. West Covina, California
Senior Principal Development Engineer
May 1974 - June 1975
Marine Systems Division. Responsible for the systems engineering of the AN/BQR-21 Sonar Trainer. Task included the conceptual design of the system, as well as the supervision of the detailed hardware and software design. On special assignment conducted three in-house course-series in the design analysis of digital networks and systems.
General responsibilities included participation in design review committees, and the performance of studies on related subjects such as, Automatic Target Detection, Digital Signal Processing and Processor Configuration.
RAYTHEON COMPANY Goleta, California
December 1973 - April 1974
Electromagnetic Systems Division. Contributed in the preparation of a proposal for the design of an Advanced Power Management. Developed a novel and state-of-the-art concept for an ECM (Electronic Countermeasures) Data Processor.
TEXTRON CORPORATION Belmont, California
August 1973 - November 1973
Dalmo-Victor Division. responsible for engineering research and marketing tasks in the areas of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM), Acquisition Systems and LLLTV (Low Light Level Television) Systems.
Led a four month pre-proposal effort resulting in the conceptual design of an Advanced Power Management ECM System. Specific design responsibility covered the system's advanced Data Processor.
SINGER-LIBRASCOPE Glendale, California
Staff Engineer - Systems Design
April 1972 - August 1973
Responsible for the definition and analysis of new Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) combat systems and for the development of system design and performance requirements, including project planning, proposal preparation and design studies.
Project I. Conducted a study on Tracking-while-Scanning concepts, which resulted in the development of an algorithm for the Automatic Target Identification in Track-while-Scan mode. The developed approach employed digital techniques for the automatic extraction of targets from moise and clutter.
Project II. Conducted Study on the MK 75 Mod 2 Torpedo Angle Solver to determine the effects of electronic tolerances on tactical system characteristics. Study examined amplitude degradation of key torpedo guidance functions, evaluated the significance of resulting errors, and made appropriate recommendations.
Project III. Designed Target-Weapon-Own Ship Geographic Display system for submarine Fire Control. System employed microprocessors and state-of-the-art digital technology to process sonar, torpedo and own ship data. Display provided the fire control operator with a two-dimensional configuration illustrating geographic locations of target, weapon and own ship.
Project IV. Conducted a study on Sonar Data Gathering System resulting in the design of a controller interfacing a multichannel tape recorder to a PDP-8. The objective was to simultaneously record digital data along with sonar raw audio.
Project V. Assisted in the design of a multichannel digital signal processing system employing FFT Processors to be used for the analysis of sonar echoes. Responsibility included the evaluation of the necessary system components and analysis on design compatibility of selected components.
Project VI. Assisted in the preparation of a technical proposal for the design and manufacture of a shipborne Data Display Group known as AN/UYQ-(). Responsibility was in the area of System Functional Description.
Project VII. Conducted an ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) Study. This study determined feasibility and baseline design approach for an integrated ASW combat System incorporating the functions of sonar signal processing, acoustic warfare, weapon control, and command and control. Integration was sought on the basis of cost effectiveness in the area of computer application, software structure, display commonality and information transfer.
Project VIII. Developed an Error Detection scheme employing the concept of logical symmetry offering detection of 99.99% of all possible errors. The technique was proposed for use in the Shipborne Data Display Group AN/UYQ-().
SYSTEMS CONSULTANTS, INC. / COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, INC.
April 1966 - April 1972
SYSTEMS CONSULTANTS, INC.
Consultant to the U.S. Naval Weapons Center (NWC), China Lake, California
Responsible for the preparation of engineering proposals and liaison with customer (NWC) in relation to training programs and design of avionics equipment.
Project I. Developed original and novel technique and designed necessary hardware for automated testing of digital avionics equipment. Implementation of technique resulted in a simple multipurpose digital test equipment applicable to testing of systems, or circuits of digital or hybrid nature.
Project II. Prepared complete proposal and course text for a sixty-eight hour Digital Engineering Seminar. The Seminar material started with the binary system and the description of digital integrated circuits, covered hundreds of methods and techniques of digital design and ended with the application of digital engineering to systems design.
Project III. Developed a Quality Assurance Plan for the Sidewinder/Chaparral missile detector assembly. The detector employed a highly sensitive element used for the first time in this application. The plan included a failure mechanism analysis, and stated the tests necessary to assure acceptable reliability at minimal cost.
Project IV. Prepared a detailed engineering manual for the interface of Sidewinder missile and SEAM/VTAS system. The task required the analysis of the systems involved and the precise definition of all interfacing signals.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, INC.
Developed seminar text for a commercial seminar on Computer-Aided Circuit Analysis. The text covered a number of computer programs and their applications including CIRCUS and ECAP.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS INC.
Senior Engineering Specialist to the U.S. Naval Weapons Center (NWC) in China Lake, California
Project I. Prepared a proposal, including cost estimate and time schedule, for the engineering analysis of the Guidance Control Group of the Sidewinder and Chaparral missile systems. Upon approval of the proposal, was totally responsible for the successful completion of the task. The product of this study was engineering drawings, text and dependence charts illustrating the operation of the Guidance Control Group of the above-mentioned missile systems. The material produced was in accordance with MIL-M-24100-A. Responsibility included supervision of three engineers, preparation of progress reports, and continuous liaison with customer, NWC.
Project II. Prepared complete proposal for engineering analysis of the Control Section of the Shrike missile. Upon approval of the proposal, was totally responsible for the successful completion of the task. The product of this study was engineering drawings, text and sequence of events charts indicating the operation of the Control Section of the Shrike missile. Responsibility included supervision of three engineers, preparation of progress reports and continuous liaison with customer, NWC.
Project III. Prepared complete proposal for an Engineering Seminar on Computer Assisted Circuit Design. Proposal was approved and the Seminar was conducted in February 1969. The Seminar covered the description and use of ECAP, CIRCUS and SNAP II computer programs. It also covered Computer Programming and the GE computer programs for the analysis of DC and AC linear networks. Responsibility included preparation of the Seminar text material, teaching of the course and liaison with customer, NWC. In January 1969 conducted the above Seminar for the CAI engineering personnel. (Manual), (Story).
Project IV. Conducted an analysis of the Guidance and Control Group of a ground-to-air missile. The analysis was to determine the cause of failure experienced at the final test stage.
Project V. Conducted and engineering and management evaluation of three proposals submitted to the Navy by the Industry for the development of an airborne Advanced Target Identification and Acquisition System. The task was performed for NWC, and the evaluation covered the proposed systems in full from the antennas to the display. The results of the evaluation comprised a report to be used by the Navy as a guide for subsequent selection of optimum systems.
Other Assignments. Conducted numerous in-house lectures in various engineering subjects such as Integrated Circuit Fabrication, Design Review, Phased Array Antennas, Digital Systems Design, Preparation of Proposals, etc.
Conducted several recruiting trips for the hiring of engineers, physicists and mathematicians. In these trips responsibility included final evaluation of interviews and make of offer.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, INC.
New York, New York
Engineering Specialist to the Anti-Submarine Warfare Division of the U.S. Naval Underwater Systems Center, New London, Connecticut
Responsible for the Design Review of the digital portion of the AN/SQS-35 Independent Variable Depth Sonar System. The digital portion, which was covering over fifty percent of the system, included the System Timing, Mode Controls, Beam Forming and Display. Responsibility included detailed analysis of all schematics pertaining to the above-mentioned sections, write-up of comments, and suggestions on each of the examined schematics.
Also responsible for review and evaluation of the test program for the digital portion of the system and the write-up of a "Theory of Operations" report in which the operation of the system was described.
Duties included studies on subjects associated with the Sonar System, such as the following:
- "Range Rate Error Analysis".
A detailed mathematical analysis showing the error involved in assuming that the target range rate with respect to the ship is the same as that with respect to the "fish" of the Sonar System.
- "Microelectronics Survey".
A study showing the capabilities and limitations of the various types of digital integrated circuits.
- "Digital Cursor Generator".
A design of a digital Sine-Cosine Function Generator which could simplify the cursor generation and add flexibility and new capabilities to the display of the system.
- "Application of Digital Engineering to Sonar Systems Design". (Manual).
A forty-hour Seminar. Responsibility included preparation of text material, teaching of the course, and management of the task.
MAXSON ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
Great River, New York
November 1964 - April 1966
Project I. Responsible for the design of a beam steering system for a Ku airborne phased array antenna. Radar system APQ-88. This system was a special purpose digital computer designed to perform 1500 complicated binary operations in 0.2 msec. The results of these operations were controlling the direction of the antenna beam. All digital circuits used in the system were Integrated Circuits and for the selection of the most suited IC line, all IC lines were investigated. The evaluation of the Integrated Circuits required the design of IC testing equipment and the set-up of test procedures.
On a special assignment, designed instrumentation for a polar phased array capable of plane scan, conical scan, electronic focusing, and electronic roll stabilization.
Project II. Responsible for the design of a "Threat Analysis" unit and its display to be used in an airborne working system. The function of this unit was to detect the presence of airborne and ground radars and to determine their type and direction of their location. The display was made on a miniature Cathode Ray Tube in the form of symbols indicating type and direction of detected radar. This required the design of a transistorized symbol generator made of digital and analog circuits.
Project III. Responsible for the design of built-in test equipment for an airborne missile guidance system. The function of this unit was to test the guidance system on flight by simulating guidance conditions.
BLASS ANTENNA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
New York, New York
September 1962 - November 1964
Project I. Responsible for the design of a digital system controlling an L-Band phased array radar antenna. The system was electronically steering the antenna beam in scan and track mode. The project called for system, logic, transistor circuit, and SCR circuit design. The system was composed of the beam controlling computer, the target detection and coordinate recording subsystem, the automatic built-in test equipment and the display.
The beam controlling computer and the built-in test equipment were composed of transistorized digital circuits, such as binary multipliers, Gray to Binary converters, Binary complementers, adders, subtractors, etc., and electro-mechanical components, such as stepping switches and relays.
The target detection subsystem utilized transistorized circuits, such as video amplifiers, threshold gates, up-and-down counters, etc. The display used a CRT on which the beam position was indicated.
The responsibilities included the development of test equipment and the preparation of test procedures for the entire system, as well as for each of its units. While on this project, supervised the breadboard and prototype construction. After the completion of the antenna, a radar was connected to it and the array-radar operation was observed.
Project II. Responsible for design of a phased array beam steering system similar to that of Project I, but ten times as large. This system involved digital as well as analog circuits.
On a special assignment, organized and was the lecturer of a seminar on Logic and Transistor Circuit Analysis and Design prepared for the Laboratory technicians and the Quality Control personnel.
HARDWARE DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
While a student
Digital Formant Identification Unit
Graduate - Arizona State University, 1970.
Designed and built digital voice analyzer for use in the identification of vocal formant frequencies. The purpose of the device was to determine the speakerís unique vocal characteristics, and from them develop a code identifying his voice.
Boolean Algebra Simulator
Undergraduate - Pacific States University, 1962.
Designed and built a general purpose logical equation tester for verification of Boolean expressions.
Accompanying term paper received IRE Student Paper Award.