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Engineer Software

Lawrence, KS
March 30, 2019

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Leading Senior Engineer with over 30 years of expertise providing hardware, software, and system design; automated testing; and programming for several innovative companies.

Successful at consulting with clients to ensure project scope, system requirements, budgets, and timelines are met.

Skilled at designing power supplies, avionics displays, computer boards, test panels, ILS/VOR receivers, VDR transceivers, and integrated circuits.

Demonstrated ability at defining product specifications, researching display technology, providing cost analysis, and building GPS and communications transceivers.

Experience creating embedded designs for various avionics projects.

Expertise conducting technical writing, providing system documentation, and developing installation manuals.


HISONIC – Olathe, KS 2017 - present

Senior Staff Engineer

Work with customers to determine specifications for new products.

Design of transformers and inductors to requirements.

Interfacing with production, test and quality to solve production problems.

Review of government specifications for regulatory compliance.

CERTECH – Lenexa, KS 1999 - 2017

Senior Staff Engineer

Performed system testing and programming for engineering projects, which improved products, enhanced efficiency levels, and increased regulatory compliance.

Assigned to conduct signal routing testing for a Rockwell Collins avionics project.

Appointed to write a standardized testing tool for the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) that was instrumental in certifying agricultural equipment.

Wrote an embedded Controller Area Network (CAN) bus interface that produced a cell boat navigation display for Garmin.

Developed automated GPS tests used to improve Honeywell aviation devices.

Worked on a project to conduct automated testing for General Electric locomotives and signal stations.

Provided avionics testing of a Traffic Alert Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) ground station, which increased Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control regulations.

Conducted C++ software testing using CppUnit that was developed to produce an automated software code for a key client.

Created the interface for a NI CompactRIO controller using a Macintosh system and Objective C++. The hardware design contributed to a neonatal project for KC Biomedics.

Increased system functionality for Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and Flight Information Service Broadcast (FISB) by providing simulator programming using Visual C++.

Produced software unit tests and documentation for module regression testing of a cockpit display system for Honeywell.

Selected to develop an ATE toolkit and hardware driver using National Instruments LabWindows/CVI programming language to complete an automated testing engineering project for Honeywell.

Designed the hardware and software, in addition to creating an embedded program for a microprocessor DME simulator interface.

Collaborated with staff to develop an ISO 262 tool qualification kit for DOORS NG designed for streamlining a requirements management program.

Wrote the documentation, conducted testing, and produced a tool qualification kit for MX-Suite, which is an automated testing program used by the automotive industry.


HONEYWELL – Olathe, KS 1984 - 1998


Selected to work on numerous aviation engineering contracts based upon technical expertise.

Collaborated with a team to research display technologies and provide product specifications.

Provided system documentation and conducted technical writing for various avionics products.

Produced installation and maintenance manuals for the company, which included alignment and troubleshooting procedures.

Wrote performance requirements and designed a fan sensor board for a CNI5000 Integrated Radio Panel Rack Mount used in Cessna airplanes.

Developed the main board, interfaces, and LCD displays for a KLX 135A GPS/Communication Transceiver.

Engineered a switch mode fly back DC power supply for a KN-53 navigation receiver.

Created a gas discharge display, produced the software drivers, and designed audio amplifier and signal converter boards for KX 155A and KX 165A NAV/COMM Systems.

Utilized a Tektronix Quick Chip IC process to produce the layout of a RF-ASIC (AM) receiver integrated circuit. Project entailed optimizing the RF-ASIC design using PSpice simulation tools and writing DC circuit tests for airborne radios.

Performed Technical Standard Orders (TSO) testing for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Detherage, L., “Using the Lab Control Design and Simulation Module to Speed Up Product Development,” NIWeek 2015 Conference, Austin, Texas, August 2015.


B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1982

University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS



C, C++, Objective C++, C#, LabVIEW, TestStand, and LabWindows/CVI


MS Suite, Visual Studio, Eclipse, CADSTAR, Protel, PSpice, Nova, OMEGA-G3, OmniSYS, Ultiboard, NetBeans, and DOORS


Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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