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Test Engineering

United States
May 31, 2017

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Brian Patrick Sullivan

928-***-**** (cell) 928-***-**** (message)

POB 31365, Flagstaff, AZ 86003 (mailing)

Career Summary: 25+ years of remarkable successes in Electronics Test, Engineering and R&D.

Employment History:

Chelton Avionics - Cobham Aerospace Communications Prescott, AZ 86301

RF Engineering Technician IV March 2015 to Present

Experienced at comprehension of electronic schematic, and block diagrams for prototype test:

• Experience and high skill level using bench equipment (oscilloscopes, distortion analyzers, network/spectrum/vector analyzers, power meters, logic analyzers, etc.)

Engineering and Test Skills include:

• Engineering Liaison to Manufacturing and Test

• Test Failure Analysis

• Production Test Refinement

• Design Enhancement for Continuous Improvement

• Test Yield Analysis

• Test Plan generation and execution of testing to DO-160

Environmental Testing:

• Use of temperature chambers and environmental testing equipment (temperature, vibration, EMI/EMC)

• Design, fabrication and test of special test PCBs using a PCB milling machine

• Design and fabrication of board fixtures, test panels, custom interfaces, including procuring the parts, assembly, wiring cables and switches

Prototype module initial testing:

• Basic and advanced processor debugging skills, ability to use peek/poke processor emulation and processor bring-up commands

• Understanding of and practical experience with JTAG: to include: boundary scan mode, program mode, and

• processor emulation mode

• Program images into Complex Programmable Logic Devices, Field Programmable Gate Arrays and Flash memory devices

• Replacement of SMT fine pitch components (0201, fine pitch TSSOP, switching power controllers w/Belly pads to J-STD-001)

• Hands-on assembly and wiring skills, prototyping skills, small shop fabrication machinery skills

Honeywell Aerospace - Engineering Test Services Phoenix, AZ 85034

Engineering Technician July 2014 to March 2015

Perform complex operations with a variety of data acquisition systems including the setup, calibration and operation of various data acquisition and sensor instrumentation in support of gas turbine engineering development and test. Using instrumentation such as: strip chart recorders, X-Y recorders, computer based digital data acquisition systems, acoustic systems, signal analysis systems, various signal conditioning and instrumentation sensors, including Bently Probes, Kulite Probes, accelerometers, pressure transducers and thermocouples.

General Dynamics - C4 Systems Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Sr. RF Technician February 2014 to July 2014

Tested, aligned, tuned and trouble shoot to surface mount component level a software defined, DSP based radio for the FAA NexCom CM-300 Air Traffic Control VHF and UHF TDMA, VoIP radio system, transmitting both voice and data and conforming to IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001 Standards.

L3-Com/Thales - Avionics Communication Surveillance Systems Phoenix, Arizona 85027

Engineering Technician November 2013 to February 2014

Worked closely with engineers fabricating, modifying and documenting complex custom test fixtures and devices from drawings and diagrams for the research and development of avionics transponders and flight recorders, including building RF cables, machine milled precision parts, custom enclosures, dedicated RF and digital test fixtures, display panels, computer interfaces, sophisticated test setups, custom wire harnesses and cabling.

L3-Com Warrior Systems - Electron Tube Operations Tempe, Arizona 85281

Fabrication Technician April 2013 to July 2013

Processed and tested components for Military grade, 3rd generation, Optical Night Vision Devices and Systems.

General Dynamics - Advanced Information Systems Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

Sr. RF Technician II October 2009 to February 2013

System and board level test and troubleshooting to component level GPS IIF and GSP III Earth Orbiting, Satellite Flight Hardware using vibration tables, temperature and thermo-vacuum chambers to ensure high reliability; included fabrication of sophisticated Special Test Equipment, writing Test Procedures and Engineering Development of new RF, analog and digital hardware, all conforming to AS-9100, ISO-9001, IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001 Standards.

General Dynamics - C4 Systems Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Sr. RF Technician February 2009 to August, 2009

Tested and troubleshot RF and digital embedded ARM processor hardware of a software defined, DSP based radio for the Joint Tactical Radio System.

Integrated Technology Corporation Tempe, AZ 85281

Sr. Electronics Technician September 2006 to October 2008

Designed and developed a servo-controlled, dual camera, Robotic Vision System capable of sub-micron resolution; including electronic and mechanical design with full documentation and performance based statistical data analysis.

Yoyodyne Consulting Flagstaff, AZ 86003

Technical Consultant May 2001 to September 2006

Fabrication and test of RF (1.8 MHz to 1 GHz) Filters and RF (400 MHz to 3.0 GHz) Return-loss bridges; hand soldering fabrication and test of prototype SMT and THT analog and digital devices. Installed, repaired and upgraded Ku-band Satellite Dishes, PCs and PC networks.

Sedona Scientific Sedona, AZ 86336

Associate Engineer July 1997 to May 2001

Developed and fabricated prototype sensors, sensing technology, electronic circuits, data acquisition systems, ATE test fixtures and Proof of Concepts, including prototype fabrication of models for new products. Wrote Test Procedures and defined Production Plans for military and commercial products.

Certifications: Root Cause Problem Solving, ITAR Export Training, J-Standard-001, IPC-A-610, ESD Class-0 Training, ISO Class-6 Clean Room, Personal Protective Equipment, Cryogenic Safety, Lead Hazard Awareness, MIL-STD-980 (Foreign Object Debris/Damage), DO-160 (Airborne Equipment Test), Flight Hardware Handling and Information Systems Security Training

Fabrication tools: Vertical Mill, Drill Press, Band Saw, Grinder, Router, Shear Press, Punch Press, Soldering Iron and TiG welder

Diagnostic Equipment: Oscilloscopes, Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Power Meters, Function Generators, Signal Generators, Signal Analyzers, Multi-meters, RF Amplifiers, RF Splitters, RF Attenuators and RF Bridges, Logic Analyzers, Programmable Power Supplies, In-circuit Emulators, Digital Acquisition (DAQ) Systems, Boundary Scan Testing, Device Programmers, X-Y chart recorders, strip recorders and Special Test Equipment

Software tools: CADStar, CADint, PADS, OrCAD, AutoCAD LT, LabVIEW, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Visio, Orion, Solumina, QTS, AIM, Eclipse, WRS, CBOS

Unique Skills: High ladder, tower antenna installations and repairs; prototype and test fixture fabrication, RF and Digital Development and CPU Debug

Education, Certifications and Licenses:

Cobham Aerospace Communications Root Cause Problem Solving Certification April, 2016

Cobham Aerospace Communications ITAR and EAR Export Compliance Certification January, 2016

General Dynamics J-STD-001-D and IPC-A-610 Soldering Certification March, 2014

SBCA Small Dish and Multiple Antenna Installation Certificate # SCBA-216624 October, 2003

National Radio Examiners Master of Communications Technology Certificate # 56604 November, 2002

FCC General Radiotelephone Operators License License # 007-7427-03 September, 2002

MTTC IPC Certified, J-STD-001 Soldering Instructor Registered Instructor # 1359 January, 1999

Tektronix/Kimmel-Gerke Assoc. Systems Grounding Certificate October, 1999

DeVry Institute of Technology Electronics Technician Diploma June, 1983

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