- 10 years of Electrical Engineering experience included RF design, developing test methods, and programming in Labview.
- Spearheaded all new test system development efforts with modernization to automation, which enabled testing to telecommunication standards and more efficient testing activities.
- Was able to design multiple PCB layouts in a more compact form to save on materials and comply with smaller footprint.
- Designed, implemented and tested multiple Telecom devices including xDSL, POTS, coax for CATV and Satellite applications, Ethernet, and Homeplug that became highly profitable new products selling millions of units.
- Troubleshooted numerous RF and telecommunications products using common and custom built testing equipment.
- Was able to learn new technologies and tools quickly to become highly proficient and wear many hats.
- Proven success and familiarity with all stages of electronics design from simulation and initial designing, to prototyping and initial testing, to PCB layout design and fabrication, to final testing in a custom made test system.
- Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering with second in Computer Science.
Self-motivated and dedicated Electrical Engineer seeks to add value to company’s bottom line by using a wide range of skills and knowledge in both electronics and computer fields
-Developing Test Systems -C/C++, Java, C#.NET
-Surge Protection Technologies -Expertise in Labview
-Analog and Digital Circuit Design -PCB design using PADS
-Telecommunications Standards -MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
-Planning and Organizational Skills -Ansoft HFSS
-Problem Solving -NI Multisim
-Meeting Deadlines -Filter Design using Nuhertz Filter Solutions
-Research/Report Writing -Network Analysis
-Embedded System Design -Assembly Language
Summer Engineering Intern
Tested complex embedded microprocessor circuit boards. Diagnosed solid-state boards to component level, soldering and replacing parts as needed.
- Worked in a team to program (in C using CVI/LabWindows), document, and present a virtual instrument program that interfaced with radar systems. Military personnel used it to monitor and present data and any errors storing for diagnoses.
Sep 2002 - Aug 2012
- Was brought back week after as a consultant for three months and worked on 4 projects after being laid off because of new ownership and outsourcing (last project finished February 2013).
- Was instrumental in bringing company, exclusively dealing with just surge protection and cable management products for telecommunications providers, into 21st century with networking solutions and products that brought it out of an economic downturn and transform into a highly profitable company.
Performed all phases of new product development, existing product modification, and troubleshooting, successfully and on time, from initial electronics design and simulation, to prototyping and initial testing, to PCB layout design and fabrication, to final testing in a custom made test system. Quickly emerged as company’s resident RF testing expert from rookie status through experience and self-directed study utilizing network analyzer and specialized telecom equipment and custom designed circuits and setups. Consistently produced well-written test procedures and technical reports in a timely manner, which contributed to engineering, sales and management personnel formulating more accurate long- and short-range plans. Also, helped develop new and innovative line of embedded microcontroller telecommunications switches, which assists telecom providers in provisioning new network installations remotely and save on truck rolls. These products have made millions for the company since.
- Successfully designed, implemented and tested the software and interfaces of two expensive ($150,000 total) and sophisticated automated surge test systems written using Labview software to replace obsolete systems. The result was a 3-fold increase in number of units tested leading to a more streamlined quality control of all surge protection devices, which is the company's bread and butter product. Also, collaborated with a company in San Diego to design and debug interface and communications with the hardware of the system, demonstrating the ability to work well in a team setting.
- Developed many new telecommunications products for xDSL, HPNA, and Ethernet using RF design techniques and tools, which resulted in a revenue increase of millions of dollars. Was praised on one special project for developing a highly profitable xDSL filter and balun combination circuit, working well in a team setting, and completing before deadline by being given a raise and taken out by supervisor for a free lunch.
- Became highly skilled at PCB design, worked on at least five projects, after just a one-week class on PADS and PCB design. Was able to produce highly dense two layer boards while still adhering to the specifications, which allowed larger capacity in a smaller package. (some boards as small as 1" by 1" with up to 40 components)
- Designed and assisted a team in constructing and configuring a $200,000 test system that recreated a realistic xDSL communications system from DSLAM, through 4000ft long twisted pair cable bundles, to customers' modems. After setup, operated and configured as necessary to enable testing of its products before deployment or troubleshooted a problem providers were having in the field, which was instrumental in company developing new products that sold millions in revenues.
- Successfully and consistently setup and coordinated dozens of testing projects in teams of up to 5 people and each over a period of up to 6 months using custom designed setups and appropriate equipment. These testing activities enabled qualification of all products to telecommunications' standards, such as Telcordia or ANSI, as well as competitive market evaluations. Wrote lengthy company-wide report integrating and tabulating all measured data.
- Implemented an installation app in C# from scratch, and modified a WIN32 configuration app for company's Homeplug adapters allowing the company to broaden its product line and break into emerging markets in a timely fashion.
- Fully developed, including the circuit, PCB layout, and antenna, new product and corresponding custom test system, a wireless powerline 60Hz proximity detector for safety of power companies' personnel.
- Assisted in writing official RF requirements, in testing and measuring devices for compliance to high speed networks, for a major telecommunications standards organization (Telcordia), and in some cases actually wrote the requirements and testing procedures myself.
Apr 2002 - Jun 2002
Installed, learned about, and programmed a mock-up version of a large microcontroller driven distributed fire alarm system utilizing an Echelon network to accurately simulate its operation in high rise buildings.
- Was instrumental in developing a test program, using National Instrument's Labview, to test various boards in-system quickly and in large quantities (QC).
- Wrote test procedures to test the firmware in some of their circuit boards (QA).
Sep 2003 - Sep 2007
Bachelor of Science
- Used my strong problem solving skills to obtain a degree in August of 2006
- Graduated Cum Laude: cum GPA- 3.8
Graduate studies toward Masters degree in Computer Science. Professional development includes extensive training in software engineering while employed at TII Network Technologies, Inc. Course work in computer networking has rounded out my background. Completed coursework in Software Engineering, which has significantly contributed to my expertise in Labview software development.
Basic and Intermediate Programming Techniques using C++, Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics, Computer Hardware, Software Engineering, Visual Basic Programming, Java Development, C# Programming, Programming Language and Compiler Design, Computation Theory, Advanced Algorithm Design and Analysis, Computer Architecture, Operating Systems Design, Artificial Intelligence, Database System Design, Computer Networks, Web Page Development, also took two courses in Game Design from another school that was work with my school called Digipen Institute of Technology out of Seattle, WA.
Pursuing a degree in:
Masters of Science in Computer Science
Sep 1997 - Dec 2001
Bachelor of Engineering
- Senior Design Project- E-commerce Web Design and Performance Measurement
Base Courses in Math: Advanced Algebra, Trig, Advanced Calculus, Linear Algebra, Statistics
Base Courses in Physics and Chemistry: Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetics, Modern and Solid State Physics
Engineering Courses: Circuit Analysis, Electronics, Digital Systems and Design, Signals and Systems, Power Systems EM Waves and Transmission Lines, Optoelectronics, Communications Theory, Control System Design, Analog Electronics Design, Embedded Microprocessor Systems, VHDL, PLD, FPGAs, Micro-Fabrication Techniques and Computer Architecture Design, Digital Signal Processing
Classic Circuits in Circuit Theory, Electronics, Digital Systems, Embedded Microprocessor Systems, Digital Signal Processing Systems, Programmable Digital Devices and Systems Use of Essential Instruments and Experience in Write Reports
Software Training and Experience:
Pspice, Multisim, Matlab, Assemblers and Debuggers, DSK tools, C/C++, Assembly, and VHDL
Is a 1.5 by 1.5 inch doube sided board. Top and bottom are shown. Includes outlines of components and reference designations
Is a 1.45 inch by 0.87 inch double sided board with 40 components, one large relay and micro-controller. Top and bottom sides are shown. Was able to do this after just a one week class on PADS and PCB design.
Here are the boards dimensions just to show how small it is. It contains lots of pretty big components like a relay, micro-controller, a few large caps.
$200,000 test system. Would hookup UUT, test equipment, and computers to send signals and data. Used to test various xDSL products to standards for the customer that sold in the millions.
Here is one of the popular applications of this test system. It tests the ring trip FEC errors of a xDSL device inserted into the network. The DSLAM used and in the picture to the left is the 7330 from Alcatel-Lucent.
(25 2Wire Modems on Top, Alcatel-Lucent DSLAM on Bottom) Purchased, Setup (on Rack), and Configured Hooks up to real local loop twisted pair wire (up to 4000 ft and 25 pairs) and test equipment on right.
A summary report of a custom setup I did for testing Homeplug products.
Here are four pictures of the test setups and equipment I commonly used to do RF testing. The top one is a picture of the network analyzer, next two down are the test setups and adapters used for coax and xDSL testing. The bottom is a picture of the Fluke cable tester and some of the data it puts out for Ethernet testing.
Wrote all of section 7 of the Telcordia GR974 (Requirements for Telecommunications Line Protectors) on testing and requirements for High-Speed Digital Networks in conjunction with Ernie Gallo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the other member companies. I was considered the group's resident expert.
Here is a copy of the full test report I officially submitted on a VDSL2 splitter for the Australian market. Its shows all the data, tables, charts and test setups I developed and used routinely.
A picture of a test setup designed to surge a customer's modem to troubleshoot a problem in the field.
A picture from MS Project of a testing project I managed with up to 5 team members, including me, and over several months. Also compiled all the data and wrote the report.
Here are a couple of diagrams of RF tests I'd routinely do to calibrate the network analyzer and measure its accuracy.
This is a custom voice band test setup I designed to test TII's xDSL products. It uses a TIMS, power supply, four large caps, two very large inductors, and custom built terminations.
Modified Homeplug configuration utility using Visual C++ to make it more specific to company needs.
Custom made the install shield to suite company needs using a combination of InstallShield, WIN32 and Visual C#.NET. The top and first program was written in Visual C# using a WIN32 function to link to Installshield.
Modified Homeplug configuration utility using Visual C++ to make it more specific to company needs.
This is the same product as above outside its housing so you can see the internal components. It is TII's staple product for xDSL applications and is used in lots of products it sells.
Developed the RF characteristics of TII's coax surge protection devices for various applications including CATV and Satellite frequency ranges.
Developed the RF characteristics of TII's ethernet protection products for Telcom providers. Top one works to CAT6 specifications.
Designed these devices which splits and isolates POTS signals from DSL signals and meets ring trip requirements for IPTV. Also designed TII's foreign xDSL splitters for European, Australian, and Mexician service providers and micro-splitters for use use inside the home.
This is the same product as above outside its housing so you can see the internal components. This product millions and is very profitable for TII. I also custom designed the blue balun transformer you see pointed to by the red arrow.
Designed and developed this VDSL2 splitter that transforms the balanced 100 ohm twisted pair DSL signal to an unbalanced 75 ohm coax signal with very low loss. This device contains a low pass filter to allow VDSL and HPNA to coexist on the same coax for IPTV installations. This is particular useful in MDU applications and homes were twisted pair is of low quality. The second product below is without the extra VDSL2 splitter.
From SUNY Stony Brook Achieved this in December 2001 in just three years.
From American Sentinel University Achieved this in August 2006 and graduated Cum Laude.