Electronics, Technology, Software Design, Aviation Control Systems Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Electronics
  • Software and Software Development
  • Military

B.S. in Computer Science from UCLA School of Engineering in Westwood, CA

A.S. in Electronics Technology from Edison Technical College in Van Nuys, CA

Extensive experience in computer science and technology, primarily in the aviation industry. As a consultant to Lockheed Martin and Boeing, designed and resolved computer software issues. Provided custom software solutions to facilitate acquisition and analysis of critical system parameters for use in both ground and flight testing. Designed and implemented a “dashboard” type display tool for use during initial ABL flight tests. The tool provided software based temperature and pressure gauges to the flight test crew for monitoring critical BCFC system parameters during flight. Resolved a memory over-run issue at Lockheed Martin by evaluating the system architecture, isolating the root cause of the failure and was able to drive the issue to a successful conclusion within two weeks of arrival. Supported the use of Quadrus tools to perform system level data capture, analysis and troubleshooting on the Raytheon CAC2S system. The Quadrus GenITC tool was used on multiple system interfaces, including JREAP, TPS-59/63 radars, CEC, and internal CAC2S software interfaces to facilitate integration of CAC2S system components provided to Raytheon by multiple vendors. Wrote simulation test procedures and user's manual to military standards (2167A). Performed the integration of Lockheed supplied launcher, missile, and radar emulators with BMC3I software using system level interface specifications. As an engineering instructor, developed and implemented training plans and proposals for the USAF to maintain the software and firmware for a large air defense operations center. Originated practical laboratory exercises involving the maintenance and modification of system software. Developed custom hardware and software linking the two Litton L-3050 computers and the two Christian Rovsing CR-80 computers to an IBM PC to facilitate system data transfer. Trained multi-national NATO personnel in Brussels, Belgium.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates, Indianapolis, IN
Performed software design, implementation, integration, and debugging tasks for software products and as a consultant to clients.
 
Consultant, private firm, Huntsville, AL
Consulting Projects and Clients
 
THAAD Launcher
As a consultant to Lockheed Martin, provided expertise on vxWorks, Windows, C++,CORBA, and systems for the update of THAAD Launcher software. Followed Lockheed process to troubleshoot and fix multiple software issues. Worked with a Lockheed engineer to re-write the system time functionality for vxWorks due to a hardware clock update. Added commanded self test capabilities to several hardware devices. Resolved several issues with data communication between vxWorks and Windows via the CORBA interface.
 
FBM Hardware Test
As a consultant to Lockheed Martin, travelled to the General Dynamics facility in Pittsford, MA, to resolve memory over-run issues with the Automated Test Equipment suite. This suite of equipment is used to conduct automated test of FBM Circuit Card Assemblies. Evaluated the system architecture, nature of the problem, and existing status of the troubleshooting effort. Requested additional data runs to isolate the root cause of the failure. Based on the results of those runs, I was able to drive the issue to successful conclusion within two weeks of arrival.
 
CAC2S FTU
Led the consulting team that developed the Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) Factory Test Unit (FTU). CAC2S is a Marine Corps command and control system built by Raytheon. The FTU is a hardware and software system used during first article testing by Raytheon to verify CAC2S hardware delivered to the Marines. Worked closely with the Raytheon test team to develop system level requirements. Led the team in developing and implementing the overall software and system architecture to support the defined requirements. Principle architect of the final software design. Supported FTU use at customer sites in Huntsville (First Article Test), WSMR (Environmental Test), and San Diego (System Verification).
 
CAC2S Integration
As a consultant to Raytheon, supported the use of Quadrus tools to perform system level data capture, analysis and troubleshooting on the Raytheon CAC2S system. The Quadrus GenITC tool was used on multiple system interfaces, including JREAP, TPS-59/63 radars, CEC, and internal CAC2S software interfaces to facilitate integration of CAC2S system components provided to Raytheon by multiple vendors.
 
BCFC Integration
As a consultant to Lockheed Martin, provided expertise on UNIX, Ada, C, C++, and systems for integration and flight test of the Lockheed Beam Control/Fire Control (BCFC) software for the Airborne Laser (ABL) program. Participated in Systems Engineering working group to establish key software sequences. Worked closely with the Lockheed development staff to isolate and resolve software issues to support an aggressive flight test schedule. Provided custom software solutions to facilitate acquisition and analysis of critical system parameters for use in both ground and flight testing.
 
BCFC Dashboard
As a consultant to Lockheed Martin, designed and implemented a “dashboard” type display tool for use during initial ABL flight tests. The tool provided software based temperature and pressure gauges to the flight test crew for monitoring critical BCFC system parameters during flight. The tool was developed in an exceptionally short time using Microsoft Visual C++ and COTS Active X controls.
 
GDIL2-OLP
As a consultant to Boeing, designed and implemented real time playback of IMU data for testing of Raytheon EKV for National Missile Defense. Ported existing real-time structure to new hardware architecture. Software executes on a Quad Power PC board in a VME chassis under vxWorks, generates discrete analog voltages, and responds to digital inputs. IMU data is sent to EKV via RS422. Verified proper operation prior to integration with EKV using standard lab equipment (scope, logic analyzer, and volt meter).
 
TBBVSIM2 6DOF
As a consultant to Boeing, worked with Orbital Sciences (NMD booster supplier) to port an existing 6 Degree of Freedom (6-DOF) non-real time missile simulation running on a Sun workstation to a real-time missile simulation running on a Quad Power PC in a VME chassis under vxWorks. Designed the new interface between the Boeing TBBVSIM2 Real-Time Executive and the ported Orbital simulation. Worked with Boeing and Orbital to complete the integration and resolve real-time over-run issues.
 
Satellite Experiment Design Tool
As a consultant to CSC, modified and integrated existing FORTRAN code with new Visual Basic macros for Excel to develop an easy to use tool for designing satellite tracking experiments for multiple radars at differing locations and azimuths. The tool accepted satellite ephemeris data from NORAD and inputs corresponding to the number, type, and locations of multiple radars. It produced a list of satellites that could be tracked in common by all radars, and the times of the tracking windows.
 
Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC)
As a consultant to CSC, provided expertise on THAAD PDRR system capabilities to CSC for discussion of integrating THAAD into the CEC network.
 
GENITC
Design, specification, and implementation of a Generic Interface Test Computer. The system provides a generic TCP/UDP/IP message generation and manipulation tool based on the Quadrus DTASS Tool suite. Provides two full duplex interfaces which can act as either a TCP Client, TCP Server, or UDP socket. Fully configurable for port and IP addressing. Supports UDP Broadcast and Multicast. Developed using Visual C++ and MFC.
 
GSS Systems Integration
As a consultant to Lockheed Martin, provided expertise on UNIX, Ada, and systems for integration and FQT of the Lockheed Ground Support Software (GSS). GSS was the launch system used for the Lockheed PLV missile. PLV was a surrogate booster used to conduct testing of the Raytheon EKV during development of NMD capabilities. Resolved several flight-critical issues in a timely and technically sound manner to support aggressive flight schedules. Aided in porting GSS from the VADS Ada compiler to Rational when the compiler became obsolete. Received multiple awards from the customer for resolving difficult technical issues within tight time lines.
 
BMITC
Design, specification, and implementation of the TRW Battle Manager to the Lockheed-Martin Command Launch Equipment Interface Test Computer system (BMITC). This system provided test capabilities on the interfaces between the Lockheed Ground Support Equipment segments and the TRW Battle Manager for the PLV booster system. The communications are passing between Sun / Solaris platforms, Honeywell Avionics Processors, and the TRW Battle Manager platform. The system is based on the Quadrus DTASS tool suite. Responsible for requirements analysis, design, and implementation. Developed using Visual C++ and MFC. Completed development and acceptance testing ahead of an aggressive schedule to support flight test needs. Also adapted the tool for use at Reagan Test Site (RTS) as a message filter between the active launch system and a “Shadow” system used for verification of future software releases. Supported BMITC use at RTS (Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of Marshall Islands).
 
GSS ITC
Design, specification, and implementation of the Ground Support Software Interface Test Computer system. The system provided test capabilities on internal GSS interfaces. The system is based on the Quadrus DTASS tool suite. Responsible for reverse engineering Lockheed GSS internal communication protocol and, working with one other engineer, designing a PC based application to participate in the dynamic TCP/IP message routing protocol. Developed using Visual C++ and MFC. The tool was used extensively to verify GSS system requirements prior to flight test. The tool was also used at RTS to generate off-nominal system behavior for training GSS operators to respond to abnormal conditions during flight test. Supported GSS ITC use and operator training at RTS.
 
DTASS
Co-Designer of Quadrus’ Distributed Test Analysis and Simulation System (DTASS) tool set. DTASS is a set of patent-pending generic message processing tools. The tool set provides Windows based tools for defining message layout and run time scenarios. The scenarios are used by the various DTASS based applications to determine which actions are to be taken at run time. Developed the tools as a set of DLLs and Windows applications using Visual C++ and MFC.
 
Litton Data Systems, Van Nuys, CA
Principal Engineer – THAAD BMC3I Simulation Team
Worked with a team to code, test, debug, and document a simulation package in an ADA/UNIX environment for use as the primary system integration tool for THAAD BMC3I software. Wrote simulation test procedures and user's manual to military standards (2167A). Supported unit test / system test personnel in development and debug of BMC3I test procedures. Performed the integration of Lockheed supplied launcher, missile, and radar emulators with BMC3I software using system level interface specifications. Integrated all BMC3I interfaces including TCP/IP, X.25, TADIL-J, and TADIL-B. Generated temporary patches to BMC3I software as required to isolate interface problems and allow further testing. Responsible for installation and debug of BMC3I software deliveries on the target hardware at Lockheed and US Army sites in Sunnyvale, Ca. and Huntsville, Ala. Performed UNIX system administration tasks on target and test systems. Received multiple commendations and awards from Lockheed Martin.
 
Principal Engineer – TURBO-TOC Rapid Prototype Team
Developed a MS-Windows based Force Operations system prototype for demonstration to the US Army in Europe. Primary responsibility for selecting the development platform and software to facilitate rapid implementation. Aided in the design of the networked data base. Developed and implemented the Man-Machine interface to maximize visual impact and minimize required operator training. Conducted demonstrations for US Army general staff in Europe.
 
Principal Engineer – ADTOC Proposal Team
Worked with Lockheed personnel to develop a joint proposal for a US Army Air Defense Tactical Operations Center (ADTOC). Established proposed software architecture and interfaces based on system requirements. Established a proposed prototype development methodology to meet cost and schedule goals. Developed supporting documentation to military standards (2167A).
 
Principal Engineering Instructor – Leader, Firmware Training Group, TAOC/MCE Software/Firmware Training Project
Developed and implemented training plans and proposals for the USAF to maintain the software and firmware for a large air defense operations center. Primary responsibility for formulating approaches to training system generation, integration, and de-bug skills to customer engineers. Supervised personnel who developed and presented curricula on all imbedded firmware application programs in the system. Topics included firmware processing for radar interface, voice communication switching, memory control, digital data interface, and operator interface. UNIX based firmware development tools and DOS based firmware debug aids for the AN/UYK20 and Z80 CPUs were discussed and demonstrated extensively. Modified development tools, debug aids, and test hardware to allow customer engineers to perform firmware maintenance outside of the Litton Development Environment.
 
Senior Engineering Instructor – Leader, NATO NICS-TARE Depot Software Familiarization Project
Analyzed training requirements, prepared training materials, and presented a CR 80 diagnostic software course for depot technicians. Topics included processor architecture, assembly language, relevant data structures, use of output data to perform first level hardware fault isolation, and an overview of the diagnostic program execution. In addition, extensive laboratory exercises were conducted using a logic analyzer to trace the micro-code program execution within the CR 80 CPU.
 
Senior Engineering Instructor, NATO NICS-TARE Project
Analyzed training requirements and developed lesson curricula for a 26 week software maintenance course on a large scale communications system for NATO engineers. Originated practical laboratory exercises involving the maintenance and modification of system software. Developed custom hardware and software linking the two Litton L-3050 computers and the two Christian Rovsing CR-80 computers to an IBM PC to facilitate system data transfer. Trained multi-national NATO personnel in Brussels, Belgium.
 
Electronics Instructor, Edison Technical College, Van Nuys, CA
Developed and documented course and curriculum modifications. Taught basic electronics, digital electronics, digital troubleshooting techniques, and assembly language programming on the Intel 8085 and DEC PDP family processors.
 
Electronic Technician, Eaton Corp. Data System Services Division, Culver City, CA
Component level troubleshooting and repair of DEC PDP compatible computer equipment. Established and documented new test procedures, modified assembly language diagnostic programs to speed test procedures, and fabricated customized test equipment.

Languages
ADA, C, C++, FORTRAN, BASIC, PASCAL, SCHEME (LISP), SIMSCRIPT II.5, and PL/1. 80X86, Z80/Z8000, AN/UYK20, PDP and CR 80 assembly languages.
 
Platforms
Motorola Power PC, Intel 80x86/80960, DEC PDP/VAX, Sun Sparc, Silicon Graphics, HP 9000, IBM PC, Macintosh.
 
OS
Unix (Ultrix, Xenix, Irix, System V, BSD, Solaris), MS DOS MS Windows 3.11/95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP
Real-time OS VxWorks
 
Compilers
Ada: VADS, Alsys, Meridian, Rational, GNAT.
C/C++: Gnu, Borland, Microsoft Visual C++.
Basic: Visual Basic
FORTRAN: Compaq
PASCAL: Borland
 
Networks
Sun NFS, TCP/UDP/IP (Internet Protocols), X.25, 1553b, VME, RS232/422.
Data CommunicationTADIL A, B, C and J, NATO Link 1, JREAP, TCP/UDP/IP, FDDI, IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet), MIL STD-1553b, NTDS, CORBA.

HP UNIX System Administration and HP UNIX Network Administration from the Hewlett-Packard Customer Education Center in Fullerton, CA

Security Clearances
DoD SECRET - Active

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