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 Expert  725406

Expert in Portable, Battery-Operated, Electronic Device Design and Development, Trenchless Technology


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Maryland (MD)
USA
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He has been involved in development engineering management and new product development management for most of his professional career. He has assembled teams of engineers and technicians that have worked together superbly and have produced several successes, as measured by products introduced to their respective markets. He was trained in the school of "integrated product development" by a Fortune 100 corporation with a long track record of success, and was later able to transfer those skills to small and medium company environments, and to apply to his clients' own product development needs during his full-time consulting years. He has been responsible for, or heavily involved with, many "firsts" in various industries. The first display pager by Motorola, the first synthesized radio by Motorola, the first barcode based wireless refueling management system, the first pipe and cable locator that includes a remote radio link, the first collapsible magnetic locator, etc. The products he has created, designed, and introduced to market span across many areas within the electronic engineering field, including: digital electronics, microcontroller software and hardware, analog electronics, digital signal processing, LCD driving and control, voltage regulators, power circuits, high voltage power supplies, electromagnetic coupling, low level signal processing and filtering, user interface design, membrane switches, surface mount technology, radio transmission and UART interface. He is uniquely keen to the need to work closely with the marketing and manufacturing organizations, as well as with current and potential customers to ensure the successful introduction of a product to market. An engineering "wonder" that can't be manufactured or that customers find annoying to use will never become a market success!. In that regard he is uniquely qualified to have a broader view of product development, yet maintain a high level of technical involvement and knowledge that earns the respect of his team of engineers and ultimately leads to a successful product backed by a solid engineering design.
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development engineering management

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new product development management

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design engineering

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design for assembly

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design for cost

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design for manufacturability

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design for testability

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design process

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design-for-quality

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development process

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device product development

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electronic product development

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electronic product technology innovation

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electronics research and development

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engineering design

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medical device product development

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new product design

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new product development

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product development cycle time

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rapid product development

Electronics engineering, digital, and analog circuit design have been the core of his career, whether he was actually designing circuits and systems, teaching the theory of design to engineering students, or managing projects with several engineers involved in these areas. From using discrete logic gates for simple control and command functions to gate arrays and PLD (Programmable Logic Devices), digital circuits have been a constant component of most, if not all, the products he designed or was involved with throughout his career. No design was free of analog circuits and most were battery operated, meaning that there was always a need for voltage regulators, both linear and switched mode, voltage doublers, inverters, and converters. And since many of the products he designed dealt with RF or low level noisy signals, he has been involved in the design of front end amplifiers, filters, and signal conditioners, as well as A/D and D/A converters to enable the signals to be processed by a microcontroller or DSP. In addition to digital and analog circuit design, most of the products and projects he has been involved with included a microprocessor or microcontroller and embedded memory. So he has also been responsible for software design, using assembly language and C language. The bulk of his software design dealt with real time signal manipulation and with user interface aspects of the product, giving him a solid knowledge of the details associated with driving LCD's, optoelectronic devices, membrane switches and synchronous and asynchronous interfaces.
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digital circuit

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electronic circuit

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electronics engineering

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adder circuit

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analog circuit

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analog switch

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combined analog/digital circuit

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data bus

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digital circuit design

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digital integrated circuit

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digital logic

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electronic breadboard

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electronic circuit analysis

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electronic circuit design

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electronics testing

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parallel circuit

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resistance-capacitance circuit

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software design


Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1985   MS   Electrical Engineering   Florida Atlantic University  
1980   BS   Electrical Engineering   University of Buenos Aires  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

VP Product Development

 

He is responsible for the management of all new and existing product design and development activities. This includes electrical, mechanical, and software design, as well as the product definition stages, working closely with customers and marketing. Company makes pipe and cable locators and magnetic locators.

1996 to 1998

 

Adaptive Technologies, Inc.

 


 

Director of Engineering

 

He was responsible for the management of all product design and development activities in connection with a product applying new beta and gamma radiation detection technology to measure thickness and density of materials such as paper, plastic film, and aluminum foil.

1987 to 1996

 

Expert Engineering, Inc.

 


 

President

 

He founded and run this engineering consulting firm specializing in real time hardware and software design and applications. Projects included two-way portable radio software design, a system of multiple electronic signs for railway stations, a mobile fueling management system and hardware/software design for a portable ultrasound machine.

1984 to 1987

 

Motorola, Inc

 

Portable Two-Way Radio Division

 

Engineering Group Leader

 

He was the leader of a group of engineers working on the design of a new line of portable, synthesized, microprocessor controlled two-way radios. Target customers were police, firefighters, secret service and other public safety and security agencies.

1981 to 1984

 

Motorola, Inc

 

Paging Division

 

Senior Electrical Engineer

 

He worked in the design of the LCD display controller software and hardware for the first display pager produced by Motorola. He also worked with testing and manufacturing engineers developing test protocols and fixtures for production.

1980 to 1981

 

Coratomic, Inc.

 


 

Electrical Engineer

 

He designed a magnetic-coupled link used to program and control an implantable insulin delivery pump from an external, hand-held, programming device. The work was part of early experimentation with implantable insulin pumps that the company was conducting in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh and other corporate partners.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, EWB - Engineers Without Borders, PES - Power Engineering Society.

Licenses/Certifications

He is a former PE (Professional Engineer) in the State of Florida. License currently set to inactive.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has two patents (US 6356082 - Utility Locator Radio Link, and US 5700999 - Bar Code Based Refueling System). He has several articles published in trade magazines, such as Design News, Equipment World, Trenchless Technology and Cleaner Magazine.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Cleaner Magazine  
 - Equipment World Magazine  
 - Trenchless Technology Magazine  
 - Design News  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He designed and implemented a barcode-based, wireless solution for a client whose company provided a mobile refueling service to commercial fleets. This led to his first patent and launched the company's IPO. The company is now a successful public enterprise and continues to use essentially the same system.
  • He was instrumental in the design, implementation, and maintenance of an electronic messaging system for a commuter train running along the east coast of South Florida. The system is still in use today and is essential to the operation of this valuable public transportation alternative.
  • He provided advice to a condominium association about the effects of exposure to microwave radiation from cell towers. The association used the technical findings to decide whether or not they would lease space to a cellular carrier for the installation of such tower.
  • He designed and implemented firmware for a portable ultrasound scanner used in veterinary applications. The system architecture was based on an advanced Motorola microcontroller and was written in C and assembly language. At the time the scanner was the lightest and smallest unit of its kind in the market.
  • He was part of the design team that incorporated a wireless link into a pipe and cable locator for the first time, leading to his second patent. This design innovation produced increased productivity, flexibility, and ease of use into an instrument that traditionally consists of two pieces that can be as far apart as a thousand to two thousand feet.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Safety of manually transported CCTV/ HID lighting equipment.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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  • Expert in RF Technology for litigation case involving false claims of machine to tighten skin.
  • Expert in security systems needed for consulting on identification of controller's that may infringe patent.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2007 to 2007   India/New Delhi   He conducted field demonstrations of pipe and cable locating equipment to the Ministry of Railroads.
2006 to 2006   Argentina/Tucuman and Buenos Aires   He made presentations and conducted field demonstrations of locating equipment to gas, telephone and power utilities.
1986 to 1986   Canada/Toronto   He conducted field testing and evaluation of two-way radio communications equipment for the RMCP (Royal Mounted Canadian Police)

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Native language. Totally fluent, including technical jargon. He has made presentations and conducted business in Spanish, as well as written manuals and technical instructions.
Italian   Minimum level of proficiency. Could decipher a written document to gain cursory knowledge of its contents.
Portuguese   Minimum level of proficiency. Could decipher a written document to gain cursory knowledge of its contents.

Market Research:
He has current in-depth insight in the industries of pipe and cable locators, metal detectors, and unexploded ordinance detection. He has been heavily involved in two-way radio communication applications, bar coding, and automatic ID applications. He also has insight in medical electronics, including ultrasound, imaging devices and implantable devices.

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

As an adjunct professor at two different universities, he developed and taught a graduate course titled "Real Time Design with Microcontrollers"; and he taught two undergraduate courses titled "Digital Electronics" and "Introduction to Electrical Engineering". He developed and delivered numerous internal training seminars for current and former employers. Some seminars were employee-oriented, others were customer-oriented.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has sourced and located vendors for the electronics industry throughout his career. LCD's, PCB's, contract manufacturers, molded plastic parts, passive and active electronic components and membrane switch panels are just a few examples of his expertise in sourcing vendors. He has been involved in every stage from initial vendor selection to vendor qualification and final approval.

Other Skills and Services

He has written user manuals and other technical literature in English and Spanish. He has evaluated technical products for overseas companies considering importing those products, and has good knowledge of issues concerning FCC certifications, CE approval and the RoHS European directives.


 

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