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Torrance, California, United States
Posted:
January 24, 2018

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FREDERICK ("Fred") E. LAWLER

***** **** ***, #***

Torrance, CA 90503-9002

714-***-****

ac36ci@r.postjobfree.com

PROFILE:

Experienced & Versatile Digital & RF Acquisition, Architecture, Subsystems Design & Development, Integration, Test, Certification & Sell-off Engineer (with MSEE & SECRET Clearance) Responsible for Successful Implementation of Advanced Technology Projects involving Payload, Avionics & Telecommunications across Complete Life-Cycle in both Commercial & Aerospace Industries.

SKILLS:

*Proposal, Design, Analysis, Simulation, Prototype, Integration, Test, Certification & Sell-off

*PC-based Tools: DOORS, MATLAB, SIMULINK, SPW, LABVIEW, CAIV, Office 2010

*Technical Writing, Reports, Specifications, ECPs, Briefings, RFPs, RFQs, SOWs, CDRLs

*Pro-Active Team Player & Aggressive Subcontractor Technical & Management Approach

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

08/15 to Present: SMC Contractors (TASC & BTAS) El Segundo, CA

Senior Systems & Test Engineer Responsible for Requirements Analysis & Acquisition Planning for Future Upgrades to 10+ USAF Payload & User Terminal Programs (eg, EPS, GPS, FAB-T & ESS):

*Reviewing & Enhancing 5 Key Acquisition Docs (SOW, CONOPS, CDD, TEMP & SEP)

*Contributed Key Inputs to 31 Attachments (450 artifacts) towards Program Certification Approval

*Restructured GPS Test Vector Working Group (TVWG) (coordinating 30+ Organizations)

*Lead TVWG Team in Defining, Coding & Documenting over 40 Inter-Segment Test Scripts

*Coordinated & Conducted Weekly TVWG TELECONs & Numerous Technical Meetings & PMRs

*Produced Requirements Flowdown via DOORS & Created Test Vector Scripts via MATLAB

03/12 to 09/16: ITT Tech Institute (Part-time; Nationwide Shutdown per DoE) Torrance, CA

Adjunct Professor Responsible for Teaching & Enhancing Undergraduate Electronics, Telecommunications & Networks Lectures & Co-requisite Labs:

*Strengthened Technical Writing & Presentation Skills by including a Formal Research Topic, Paper & Class Presentation in select “Senior-Level” Classes.

*PC-Based Tools (eg, Electronic Workbench (EWB) & VisSIM) utilized in Labs Employing Modern Test Equipment (eg, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Digital Multi-Meters, etc).

*Specific Courses & Labs Successfully Enhanced & Taught include:

ET-2530: Digital Communications (ASK, FSK, PSK, QAM, PLL, PCM, T-1, PSTN)

ET-2560: Introduction to “C” Programming (Flowcharts, Pelles IDE, Algorithms, Loops)

ET-2640: Microprocessors (8051, LED, ADC, RTC, Assembly, RAM, ROM, Interrupts)

ET-2750: Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) (SLC-500, Ladder Logic, Timers)

ET-3110: Networking & Communications (TCP/IP. Ethernet, Packet Switching)

ET-3220: Mobile Wireless (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, VPN, IEEE-802.11, VLAN)

ET-3330: Telecommunications Systems (Eb/No, BER, SATCOM, Link Budgets, EIRP)

ET-4640: Embedded Systems (Microcontrollers, PIC18, Assembly, I/O, IDE)

10/13 to 05/15: TELEDYNE-CONTROLS (AVIONICS LRU OEM) El Segundo, CA

(Direct; Boeing Production Contract Funding Suddenly Reduced)

Senior Systems & Test Engineer Responsible for Data Acquisition LRU Requirements Flowdown & Test Planning (using DOORS & implementing ARINC-429, DO-160, DO-178 & DO-254):

*Imported & Baselined 4 Boeing (Customer) System Requirements & ICD Specs into DOORS

*Generated Flowdown Traces (in DOORS) between Boeing (System) & Teledyne (Subsystem) Specs

*Employed DOORS to Export & Baselin Requirements Verification Trace Matricies (RVTMs)

*Identified, Coordinated & Documented over 50 System Spec Exceptions & Deviations

*Produced Excel SS Detailing Effectivity of 30+ Boeing Specs vs 100+ System Spec Requirements

*Assisted in Defining Data Acquisition Built-In Test Equipment (BITE) Methodology & Test Planning

2011 thru 2013: ROCKWELL-COLLINS (RC) (AVIONICS LRU OEM) Tustin, CA & Portland, OR

(2 Contracts; Customer Funding Cutbacks)

Senior Systems & Test Engineer Responsible for Requirements Flowdown (using DOORS) &

Development of Flight Control & Head-Up Display (HUD) LRUs for Advanced Commercial Aircraft:

*Employed DOORS to Baseline & Update LRUs’ Mechanical & Electrical Requirements

*Incorporated Latest FAA Certification Standards (DO-160, DO-254, DO-178, & ARINC-429)

*Reviewed Applicable Customer Engr Coordination Memos (ECMs) into Subsystem Spec

2010 to 2011: SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL (SS/L) (SATELLITE OEM) Palo Alto, CA

(Direct; Voluntary Separation When Local Contract Employment (with RC) Arose)

Senior Systems & Test Engineer Responsible for Design, Development & Test Planning for

Broadband Multi-Band (C, Ku & Ka) GEO RF Broadcast Payloads (for INTELSAT & DIRECTV):

*Developed 5 RF Payload Performance Budgets (G/T, EIRP, Spurs, Gain/Loss, EMI/EMC)

*Generated “Bottoms-up” Key Payload Size, Weight & Power (SWaP) Estimates

*Baselined & Maintained Payload Bill of Materials (BOMs) & Coordinated with Subcontractors

*Coordinated Flight Hardware Unit Deliveries & Assessed Bus Integration Schedule Impacts

*Prepared for & Conducted Several Successful Customer PDRs & CDRs & Related CDRLs

*Authored & Enhanced SS/L Payload Design Guidelines (for Mentoring Junior Engineers)

2009 to 2010: NORTHROP-GRUMMAN-ISR DIV (formerly TRW-ESL) San Jose, CA

(Contract; DoD Program Funding Cutbacks)

Senior Systems Engineer Responsible for Operational Sustainment of Current & Requirements

Analysis for Future Upgrades for SIGINT Avionics Payloads & Supporting Ground Stations:

*Performed Requirements Analysis to Flowdown UAV Spec into Payload Spec via DOORS,

*Refined, Tracked & Resolved Numerous HW & SW Problem Tracking Reports (PTRs),

*Prepared Technical & Costing Inputs for Several Future O&M Proposal ECPs,

*Planned & Executed Several Avionics LRU Functional & Environmental Acceptance Tests,

*Co-authored ELINT Antenna Subsystem SOW for Enhanced Logistics Subcontract Support.

2008: TECHNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS, Inc Brea, CA

(Direct; Lay-off due to Sudden US Navy (USN) Contract Cutbacks)

Senior Systems Engineer Responsible for K-Band Electronically-Scanning Interferometric

RADAR Avionics Subsystem Development & Integration Planning for USN Shipboard Platform:

*Performed Requirements Analysis to Flowdown Customer Spec into RADAR Hardware Spec, *Identified & Resolved many Electrical, Mechanical, Thermal & Power Subsystem Interfaces,

*Generated & Quantified Key Target Engagement Scenarios for Subsystem Acceptance Tests,

*Pro-actively Identified, Co-ordinated & Resolved Technical & Programmatic IPT Issues,

*Planned, Prepared & Presented Key Portions of Successful Subsystem HW & SW CDR.

2007 to 2008: BOEING-INTEGRATED DEFENSE SYSTEMS (IDS) Long Beach, CA

(Contract; C-17A Production Contract Cutbacks)

Senior Systems Engineer Responsible for Advanced Cargo Transport (C-17A) Avionics Upgrades (eg, UHF Transmitters, GPS Links, 1553A Bus & PowerPC CPUs):

*Employed DOORS (Requirements Flowdown CAE Tool) to Generate & Baseline Several

LRU Specs from System Spec & Air Vehicle (AV) Segment Spec,

*Generated & Enhanced Key Acquisition Planning CDRL (Operational Concepts Doc (OCD)),

*Coordinated LRU Specs, SOWs & RFQs for Vendors’ Qualifications/Down-Selects.

2003 to 2007: NORTHROP-GRUMMAN-SPACE TECH (NGST) Redondo Beach, CA

Senior Systems Engineer Responsible for Next-Generation Transformational Satellite (TSAT)

(Laser, RF & Digital) Payload Spec (PLS) Definition & Development:

*Utilized DOORS to Generate & Baseline PLS from Space-Segment Performance Specs,

*Coordinated PLS Flowdown to Subsystem Hardware & Software Specs (via DOORS),

*Reviewed, Identified & Incorporated Applicable Change Requests (CRs) into PLS,

*Supported Laser, RF & Digital Payload Subsystem Requirements Reviews (SRRs).

Previously, Senior Subsystems & Systems Engineer Responsible for V-Band (60 GHz) Crosslink Subsystem (RF & Digital) Development (portion of AEHF Satellite Payload):

*Coordinated & Published Crosslink Subsystem CDR Agenda & Briefing Book.

*Expanded Subsystem Operational Command Constraints (CMD/TLM) Document.

*Planned & Generated S-QPSK MODEM (BER & Transition Density) Test Plan.

*Updated Crosslink Subsystem Requirements Flow-down (System/Subsystem/Unit).

*Identified Changes & Errata to Payload Spec & Crosslink Subsystem Spec & ICD.

*Defined Subsystem Requirements Verification Sell-off Methodologies & Briefings.

*Executed MODEM Transition Density (Visual BASIC) Simulation Study.

*Completed & Coordinated Transition Density Engr Change Proposal (ECP) Package.

2002 to 2003: SAIC, Inc. (LA-AFB Contractor to GPS MJPO) Torrance, CA

Senior Systems Engineer Responsible for Requirements Analysis, Acquisition Planning, Configuration & Data Mgmt for Current Operational & Planned Upgrades within Space, C3 &

Multi-User Segments of Classified Secondary Payload Portion (NDS) of GPS-IIR/IIF/III Systems:

*Supported (Custom FORTRAN) Modeling of Various Proposed L-Band/K-Band

Crosslink & Downlink Optimal Constellation Configurations.

*Flow-down of Customer Spec (ORD) Into Contractors SOWs, System & Segment Specs.

*Enhanced Web-Based Management Tool Facilitating Disposition of Various User &

C3 & Segment O & M Deficiency Reports (DRs), Action Items & CDRLs.

*Critique of Contractor Technical & Contractual CDRLs (eg, SOWs, SRSs, RFPs, etc).

*Participated in Future Implementation Studies (eg, Transformational Communications

Architecture, Intelligent Airborne Terminals & Data Fusion with SBIRS).

*Assisted Various Potential SAIC New Business Opportunities (eg, NASA-JPL).

1998 to 2002: BOEING-SPACE & COMMUNICATIONS El Segundo & Anaheim, CA

Senior Embedded Subsystem Engineer Responsible for IR&D Multi-PowerPC (G4)-based

Software-Defined Radio (SDR) (JTRS) Avionics Subsystem & Prototype Development Projects.

Previously, Lead Payload Subsystems Engineer Responsible for RF (Generation & Timing) Subsystem Development of Prototype & Flight (L-Band & C-Band) (TDMA & GSM) Payload for Advanced Digital PCS Satellite System (THURAYA).

1996 to 1998: RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LABS (RDL) Culver City, CA

Lead Hardware Engineer Responsible for Two IR&D (Optical CDMA & 28-GHz Wireless) Projects.

1995 to 1996: MYKOTRONX, INC. Torrance, CA

Systems Engineer Responsible for Two New COMSEC Product (PCMCIA ASIC-based Encryption Card (KRYPTON) & KG-227 Processor Flight Slice) Development Projects.

1989 to 1995: TWO LA-AFB DMSP SPO CONTRACTORS El Segundo, CA

Systems Engineer Responsible for Systems Engineering (plus Configuration & Data Mgmt) for Current Operational & Planned Upgrades within Space, C3 & Multi-User Segments of Multi-LEO Remote Sensing Satellite (S-Band & UHF) System (DMSP).

1988 to 1989: NASA-JET PROPULSION LABORATORY (JPL) Pasadena, CA

Project Engineer (JPL Contractor) Responsible for COMSEC Telephone (STU-III) Hardware Lab Testing & Integration into JPL (L-Band) Mobile Satellite Experiment (MSAT-X).

EDUCATION:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (GWU) Washington, DC

MSEE in Communications Engineering & Computer Science

VIRGINIA TECH Blacksburg, VA

BSEE in Communications & Computer Engineering

NGST & Boeing Sponsored Classes: IPv6 Networking Fundamentals

Introduction to Satellite Tool Kit (STK)

Introduction to MATLAB & SIMULINK

Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Design

TEST EQUIPMENT: BERT, DSO, DVM, Spectrum Analyzer, RF Power Meter, Power Supplies

PUBLICATIONS: GWU Graduate Research Report (Digital Image Processing)

Numerous Technical & Project Documentation, Including:

SOW, System, Subsystem, Unit, Interface & Test Specs & Briefings.

AFFILIATIONS: IEEE Communications & Computer Societies, AFCEA & INCOSE.

VOLUNTEER: Coordinated & Conducted Several Sold-Out JPL Mars Rover Talk & Local

Professional Society Expo Events (including STEM Student Outreach)

CLEARANCES: Active SECRET, Recent TOP SCRET/SCI (CI POLY), COMSEC/TRANSEC



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