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EMC Engineer

Huntsville, Alabama, 35811, United States
January 14, 2018

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George R. Wilmer

Huntsville, AL

Phone: 256-***-**** - mobile



RF, wireless / EMI engineer with extensive experience in RF system design, integration, test, project and program management. Experienced in detailed planning, design and implementation of wireless communications projects (3 MHz – 42 GHz) from board level to system level design. Design and development experience in the following technology arenas:

•Wireless: RFID, Bluetooth, 802.11x, ZigBee, 802.16x, Trunked/conventional LMR, GPRS, SATCOM

• EME / Environmental: per DO-160, MIL-461, MIL-462, MIL-810, Boeing D6-15040

• Avionics: DO-181, DO-186A, ED-23B, FAR 25.581, Boeing D6

• Antenna Design: UHF/VHF/ FM - slot array, cavity back resonators, panel antennas

• Applications: DoD, FAA, NASA, NOAA, Public Safety & Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Public Utilities, Aerospace, Railroads, Commercial Experienced with project management methodologies. Knowledgeable of business and cost issues, risk assessment and mitigation, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Experience working in a formal CMM/CMMI process environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Multilingual (English, French, German). Skillful in the use of Microsoft Office software suite, MS Project, MS Publisher, Visio, AutoCAD LT, Mentor Graphics PAD (schematic capture), MapInfo, EDX Signal Pro, as well as various other PC software packages. Experience

RF Systems / EMC Engineering Consultant, - Wilmer Engineering Huntsville, AL. (June 1993 – November 2005, January 2007 – Present) Wilmer Engineering provides technical consultation in the areas of EMC, systems engineering and data communication to include system, subsystem and board level design. Responsibilities include providing technical direction, management and operations of this consulting company as well as consulting to primary clients. A partial list of clients of Wilmer Engineering includes: Bombardier Aerospace (Montreal, Canada) Present) – Served as an EMC Engineering Specialist, with the Product Development Engineering team designing the new business jet, Global 7000. Responsible to

Analyze new harness designs, assess impact on systems, propose EMC compliance approaches, write/review test plans, test procedures and test reports,

Analyze modifications at aircraft level and check compliance with certification regulations,

Support and witness EMC tests in Canada, United States and Europe,

Scope the critical work needed, estimate the time required, plan and execute according to priorities. Thales Avionics (Melbourne, FL) March 2015 – January 2017 – Functioned as the Sr. EMI engineer on an IEC

(inflight entertainment center) project. Responsible for running DO-160 tests, writing EMI procedures & related test reports. Reviewed & compared ROMs for testing by third party labs. Managed and scheduled third party labs. Created SOWs & RFQs for testing by labs. Participated in design reviews. Advanced Communications & Surveillance System (Phoenix, AZ) 2014 – Worked in the hardware sustainability group. Responsible for creating EMI and environmental qualification test procedures for T2CAS (TCAS & TOWS system). Expertise required in DO-160 as well as DO-185 (MOPS for TCAS). B/E Aerospace - (Bohemia, NY) 2014 – For this aerospace client, responsible to conduct EMI tests, write EMI test plans, test procedures and test reports. Used TILE! Version 6 to run DO-160 and Boeing D6-15040 tests. Involved in environmental testing as well as vibration.

Rockwell Collins - (Bloomington, MN) 2013 – Worked at an EMC lab providing support for an aerospace client testing a new TACAN radio unit. Emphasis was on HIRF / radiated susceptibility testing. IDAir - (Huntsville, AL) 2012 – Provided FCC Part 15 EMC consulting and testing services to a company developing a biometric fingerprint scanning system. Nemko USA - (San Diego, CA) – 2012 – Served as the Sr. EMC Engineer responsible to set up and conduct EMC testing to MIL-STD-461 and DO-160. Also responsible for consultation with clients on EMC issues and writing the final EMC test reports.

Goodrich Lighting Systems - (Oldsmar, FL) 2008 – Responsible for the development of DO-160D / E qualification test plans, procedures and test reports relative to testing of the landing lights, taxi lights, Flight Deck interior lighting systems, CANbus and Analog Power Units for the Boeing 787 aircraft. Primary test focus included EMI and Power Quality testing of these units.

Hamilton Sundstrand - (Rockford, IL) 2007 – Functioning as a RF Test Engineer, responsible for the systems level DO-160 testing of Power Distribution Panels related to the Boeing 787 program. Used Cadence Allegro to analyze EMI design issues and also created a white paper detailing engineering guidelines for mitigating EMI at a circuit card level as it was expected this particular board would have to be relayed out. Honeywell - (Phoenix, AZ) 2007 – As a Senior Engineer in the Boeing 787 Flight Control Electronics group, responsible for developing the system level HIRF and lightning test plans and test procedures as well as providing project management for this effort. Required extensive DO-160E test knowledge as well as project management skills interfacing and coordination with Boeing, Rockwell-Collins, GE Aviation and Moog. Cobham Electronics - (Prescott, AZ) 2005 – Functioned as the Sr. RF Engineer responsible for the EMI and Environmental Qualifications testing of this company’s new CVC-151 VHF Transceiver. Involved bench level testing to insure that this radio met the manufacturer’s Minimum Performance Specifications and complied with DO-160E, DO-186A and ED-23B (European MOPS).

Conducted testing and worked with VP of Engineering to develop the final test report for TSO approval. Coordinated and conducted MIL-462 performance test measurements of radios at off-site facilities. Sanmina SCI - (Huntsville, AL.) 2005 - Served as a Senior EMI/EMC/HIRF Engineer. Responsibilities included writing final test reports per the following standards that the equipment had been tested to: RTCA DO-160D/E, MIL- 461E, HERF/HIRF, Lightning and ESD standards and guidelines. Eclipse Aviation - (Albuquerque, NM) 2004 – Provided EMI/EMC/HIRF and Lightning Engineering as part of the development of this new ultra light jet (Part 23) aircraft. Required extensive knowledge of ARINC, RTCA, FAA, MIL and SAE standards to insure that this aircraft met FAA certification. Developed compliance / certification test plans for the above. Responsible for scheduling, selecting and working with outside vendors for EMI/EMC/HIRF and Lightning tests. Witnessed and verified test results. Rockwell Collins - (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) - 1997 - Served as a Systems Engineer & Hardware Qualification Engineer in the Situation Sensors and Systems Group. Member of the TCAS II and Mode S Transponder hardware design and developmental, system engineering and integration team. Knowledgeable of ARINC 429 and 1553 data buses.

Initially generated the environmental (per MIL-810), EMI/EMC (per RTCA-DO-160, MIL-461 & -462) and HIRF test plans for FAA certification for the Mode S Transponder and Traffic Alert Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II) as designed by Rockwell Collins.

Conducted the environmental, EMI/EMC & HIRF testing of these units per RTCA / MIL-STD requirements as well as compliance with various international specifications that led to FAA certification. EDUCATION

BSEE candidate; 13 credits remaining for completion

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Electrical Engineering coursework, 3.1 GPA

Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN. campus

Electrical Engineering coursework, 3.0 GPA

University of Alabama - Huntsville

Project Management Professional certification (in process of completing)

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