Mechanical Engineering in support of R&D, new product development, prototype design,
machine design, etc.
MSME, San Diego State University, 1985.
BSME, Arizona State University, 1979.
summary of work experience:
More than twenty (20) of Mechanical Engineering experience, from concept to production, including:
o Design, hands-on development of components, assemblies, and systems.
o Project conceptual development, scheduling, leadership.
o Machining, forming, casting, welding, of ferrous, non-ferrous metals.
o Injection, transfer, compression molding, encapsulation, and casting of plastics, elastomers.
o Mechanisms, gears, bearings, springs, pulleys/belts, cams, etc.
o Electro-mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic components, systems.
o Motion control: motors, controllers, servo control algorithms, programming.
o Layout, assembly, detail design drawings (GD&T, ASME Y14.5-2009, ASME Y14.5M-1994, ANSI Y14.5M-1982).
o Vendor and customer interface.
o Production methods, processes, equipment.
o Test procedures, equipment.
o SolidWorks (since 1998), CADKEY 7 (3d, solid, FastSurf), Autocad (2d, 3d, solid), HP-Draft, HP-Holguin, McAuto CAD.
o FEA (SolidWorks Simulation).
o GALIL (motion control), HTML, FORTRAN, BASIC, some Visual Basic programming.
o Registered Professional Engineer, State of California.
sample project experience
underwater & downhole projects
o Development of various fiber optic cables and sensor arrays.
o Components & assys for various proprietary downhole fiber optic sensors.
o Components & assys for downhole fiber optic & wireline sensor design for gas vent leak detection.
o Components & assys for low cost Fiber Optic Surveillance Towed Array.
o Underwater electro-mechanical actuators.
o Continuous fiber-optic sensor and production equipment - conceptual design.
o Fiber-optic sensor packaging, including injection-molded plastic and cast titanium parts.
o Towed-body, active & passive sonar - conceptual hull design, structural and component design.
o Kevlar, Vectran, and steel armor strength member terminations for various electrical and fiber optic cables.
o Underwater electro-mechanical tow cable and support equipment.
o Polyethylene bonding/molding process, production molds for underwater electrical connectors, cables.
o Process to make pressure-proof underwater electrical connectors using elastomer-coated contacts.
o EPDM-molded underwater electrical cable for mine detector, including design of production mold tooling.
o Towed sonar array electro-mechanical couplings.
o Production mold tooling for 13-cable Polyethylene-molded harness assembly for submarine.
o Assembly equipment and fixtures for on-cable fiber-optic sensor assemblies.
o Electro-mechanical elevon servo-actuator w/ absolute optical encoder feedbackfor u/w towed vehicle.
o Hydraulically actuated, helicopter-mounted, dipping-sonar Latch System.
o Control system design, analysis of a tension-controlled payout/takeup cable positioning system.
o Tape winding/unwinding machine (electro-mechanical servo-controlled version), including dancer-arm web-tension feedback, dual servomotor control, Galil PC-based 3-axis controller.
o Electro-mechanical worm-drive control surface actuator for u/w towed vehicle.
o Tape winding/unwinding machine (all-mechanical version), including tension sensor.
o Table-top, low-pressure injection molding system, including molding machines, molds, cooling system.
o Heated vacuum chuck, manufacturing equipment, tooling for production of thick-film ceramic sensors.
o Microprocessor-controlled, actively heated/cooled chemical Reflux Reaction Unit (test tube rack).
o Battery-operated ski boot heater.
o Electrical heater/blower mirror de-fogging device.
o Document feeding, optical and magnetic scanning, and packaging for document verification machine.
8/85 to Present
dba PACIFICO CONSULTING
Self-Employed Consulting Engineer
o L3 ADVANCED PROGRAMS, BURLINGTON, MA.
o GOOGLE MAKANI (GOOGLE [X]), Alameda, CA.
o OCEAN PROJECTS, Willow Creek, CA.
o L3 COMMUNICATIONS, Sylmar, CA.
o US SEISMIC SYSTEMS INC, Chatsworth, CA.
o AMETEK SCP INC, Westerly, RI.
o KOLLMORGEN, Northampton, MA.
o HIFI ENGINEERING INC, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
o SABEUS, INC, Chatsworth, CA.
o NORTHROP GRUMMAN, Woodland Hills, CA.
o ALLIED SIGNAL OCEAN SYSTEMS, Sylmar, CA.
o AMMERMAN TRAUMA SYSTEMS, Paramount, CA.
o LITTON (Guidance & Control Systems), Woodland Hills, CA.
o BENDIX OCEANICS, INC., Sylmar, CA.
o G&H TECHNOLOGY (Undersea Products), Camarillo, CA.
o ANACOMP INC., Poway, CA.
o PACIFIC VIDEO PRODUCTS, Orange, CA.
o AMBER, Goleta, CA.
o PPG INDUSTRIES, INC (Biomedical Systems Division), La Jolla, CA.
o ALANEX, San Diego, CA.
o ALPINE INTERNATIONAL, Park City, Utah.
o LIGHT SIGNATURES, INC., San Diego, CA.
o AMERICAN LASER CORPORATION, Salt Lake City, Utah.
o AUGSPURGER ENGINEERING, Phoenix, AZ.
8/84 to 12/85
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY - Full-time student, MSME.
1/81 to 7/84
HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY (Ground Systems Group), Fullerton, CA MTS Engineer.
7/79 to 12/80
MC DONNELL DOUGLAS CORPORATION (Douglas Aircraft Co.), Long Beach, CA
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