Apply over 60 years of creative electronic, mechanical and software experience to the definition, prototype manufacture, and development of new products, processes, and methods through the intelligent application of processor controls and real time software techniques.
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Villanova University with additional studies in mathematics at New York University Uptown and Manhattan College.
Presently hold four Patents for industrial test equipment. The Patent are 4015466, 4016753, 4061025 and 4090130. Other patents applied for.
Author of several books: "Detailing AR Rifles and Carbines: Including most Civilian, Military and Law Enforcement Variants of AR-10, AR-15, M4, M16", "Concoction of a Beer Engineer","More Concoctions from the Beer Engineer", "Brewing By the Numbers", "The Hard Cider Handbook", "In Search of a Good 5¢ Yeast" and others. Most of these books address the problems and solutions with the process control of brewing systems.
⛤ 2019 to present: Redoing my last website and using it to give all my books and software to the world to use and learn with. One more book will be written and published free on the internet for everyone
⛤ 2013 to 2016: Started to set up a machine shop and build custom prototypes for measuring and correcting variations in long range cartridge match cartridge development, President and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) - Crossfire Engineering, Inc.
⛤ 2008 to 2013: Moved to Pennsylvania and registered as Crossfire Software to continue website support for existing customers.
⛤ 1988 to 2008: Internet website design for many large and small businesses, Crossfire Engineering.E. Windsor, AZ
⛤ 1987 to 1988: Contract - Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, CT
⛤ 1985 to 1987: Contract - Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT
⛤ 1985 to 1985: Contract -General Electric, Utica, NY
⛤ 1984 to 1985: Incorporated Crossfire Engineering which became Crossfire Engineering, Inc.Inc, E. Windsor, CT
⛤ 1981 to 1984: Chief of Design Crossfire Engineering
⛤ 1977 to 1983: Senior Control Systems Engineer - Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, CT
⛤ 1975 to 1976: Senior Control Systems Engineer - Autosense Equipment Ltd.,Bicester, U.K.
⛤ 1972 to 1975: Senior Control System Engineer working on automotive research
⛤ 1968 to 1972: Started Drag-on Motors to Enhance the performance of executive cars.
⛤ 1968 to 1972: Transferred to the Guidance and Control Group
⛤ 1966 to 1968: Quality Assurance Engineer and Electrical Design Engineer - Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, CT
Hardware and Systems Design Experience:
⛤ Designed and built commercial websites for internet sales, credit card security, order taking, e,ail screening. inventory control, taxes, blogs and bulletin boards for everything from jewelry store national chain to a beer dispensing equipment manufacturer since 1988 when I retired to spend time with my wife ⛤ Establish test procedures for the software development and qualification testing of various flight control system. Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, CT
⛤ Design and develop a VAX based Steady State Simulator for the prediction of Steady State Control Law Results for several Flight Control System. Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, AZ
⛤ Provide hardware definition, design and evaluation for a helicopter (wind tunnel model) control system using Z80s, 8748s, 8751s, STD BUS, IEEE Bus, IBM and HP PCS. These systems provided Real Time servo motor/brake control for pneumatic linear and nonlinear control functions. Some parts of the system provided system accuracy and response verification, status displays, and BITE. Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, AZ
⛤ Provide hardware specifications, design and evaluation for an IEEE BUS monitoring and status reporting system for several Environmental Control Stations. General Electric, Utica, NY
⛤ Resurrection of several old and non-functioning radar test stands for production use. Task included: Complete replacement of lost documentation, definition of replacement modules for obsolete parts and modules, and the reconstruction and checkout of finished test stands, cabling, and re certification by DOD. General Electric, Utica, NY
⛤ Provide design input and full instrumentation installation and evaluation for an automated environmental test facility. Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, AZ
⛤ Redefine and update of an electronic fuel control computerized test stand. Required complete definition of all parts for procurement (drawings, part lists, and substitution), re-defining of all assembly procedures and drawings. Provide checkout and final test procedures for DOD acceptance. Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, AZ
⛤ Invention of a very accurate, High Voltage Probe that measures voltages in excess of 50 kv without circuit connections. Patent 4090130 was obtained for this unique design. Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, AZ
⛤ Provide significant hardware definition, design and evaluation of a Diesel Engine Diagnostic system which measures engine cylinder pressure, compression, horsepower, torque and jerk without the use of conventional monitoring systems. Patents obtained during this effort were 4015466, 4016753, and 4061025. Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, AZ
⛤ Provide the hardware definition, design, installation and evaluation for the automated Diagnostic Test Facility at GMC Truck Diagnostic Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, AZ
⛤ Provide hardware definition, design and evaluation for the microprocessor interface for the automated dynamometer testing facility at Detroit Diesel Allison Test Facility. Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, AZ
⛤ Provide hardware definition, design and evaluation for the optical bench and gas sampling system used for the Arizona state exhaust emissions test facilities. Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, AZ
⛤ Provided significant contributions to the development of a microprocessor based automotive diagnostic test system for the Ford Motor Company Service Research Center. Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, AZ
⛤ Design and development of an automated Diesel Engine Oil coolant Control System for the British Leylend Automated Engine Test Facility at Longbridge, England. AutoSence, Bicester, Oxon, UK
⛤ Design, manufacture, and evaluation of many vibration and shock test fixtures and systems for industrial, military and aerospace applications. Crossfire Engineering.
⛤ Design and manufacture of many special applications tooling, models and fixtures for the simplification of and/or performance of complex electrical, mathematical and mechanical tasks.
⛤ Design, fabrication, and checkout of many control systems, fixtures, and tooling. Most recently a products for the brewing industry. Crossfire Engineering.
⛤ Design, procure, assemble, and test several small computer systems for area businesses. Crossfire Engineering.
⛤ Licensed Gunsmith for over 10 years for Crossfire Engineering
Software Design Experience:
⛤ Design and Implement Custom Software for Security, Advertising, Access Control, etc.
⛤ Development of specialized programs for the MCS-48, MCS-51, Z80, Z800, 8086, 8088 and the 80286 micro controllers and microcomputers as well as proprietary real time controllers using a wide variety of macro assemblers and cross assemblers, and ADA, C, and FORTRAN compilers on VAX, Intel ICE, and HP/IBM PCs.
⛤ Perform software verification testing in ADA based flight programs.
⛤ The Real Time programs were used for the control and monitoring of flow valve positioning, servo motor/brake controllers, digital sample and hold systems, analog and digital converters and filters, direct Fourier Transforms in spacial coordinates, model tracking and fail safe mode positioning.
⛤ Real Time Programs were used in Built In Test Equipment (BITE), Troubleshooting, control and monitoring of environment and production testing, process control, and other non active control applications.