Eric Laurence Smitt
W. Melbourne, FL 32904
Doctor of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Specialty – Aerospace Sciences, University of
Central Florida, Orlando FL., December 2000
Dissertation – “Factors Attributing towards Student Achievement in Charter Schools”,
Masters of Systems and Engineering Management, University of Florida, May 2005
Master of Education, Science Education, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL., May 1996
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, May 1977
Masters Graduate Work, Industrial and Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette,
PCB Fabrication and Design Experience
Lockheed Martin Space Systems - Design completed 2009
The DTS-SITU Test Equipment involved the design of a 15" x 15" 4 layer PCB to
provide interconnection between Geotest VXI boards used in this piece of
equipment. The board was to connect between the 16 PBC's installed in the unit
(front of boards) to the 9 unique Cannon connectors used in the interconnection
of the DTS Device Test Simulator, and the 7 unique cannon connectors used in
the SITU (Systems Integrated Test Unit) tester. Connections were made
between cannon connectors on the 2 devices (located in the D5 Instrument
Chassis) and the DTS SITU Tester by 14 shielded wiring harnesses. The new
unit reduced time to test from 7 hours to 1 hour.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems - Design completed in 2008
A potential redesign of the missile antenna probe assembly (located in the D5
Submarine Launch Tube) occurred because one of the frequencies used in the
launch of the instrumented missile had to be changed to prevent interference in
the destruct receiver due to RF interference on the destruct frequency. The
board was designed using patch antenna software to provide S-Band, L-Band
and P-Band communication from ground support equipment to the instruments
loaded in the D5 missile (during ther installation phase). The board was
designed and tested, and all the VSWR and Isolation characteristics met required
spec, but the board was not put in the final solution.
I came up with a method of non-destructive testing for the fuse / igniter used in
the D5 Missile by measuring its complex impedance over a range of 2 MHz to
2400 MHz. A constant impedance PCB with necessary coupling and isolation
was created and installed in all Ohio Class Submarines.
Lockheed Martin Naval Surveillance System. (1992 - 1995)
I designed the L88V3 Radar Processor, using a 17 x 17 inch 8 layer PCB using
12 TMS320C6201 Parallel Processors (480 Ball Grid Array) interfaced with dual
port rams. The total project was SMT and assembled at Lockheed Martin
Wildwood FL assembly. This board operated at 2500 MHz.
Intellikey Corporation (1989 - 1992)
I designed the Intellikey Key which was a 6502 microprocessor, 16K NVRam, IR
transmitter and Receiver, voltage regulator, on a 2 sided PCB, .9" x .9". This
was hermittacly sealed along with the tey blade as an integral component of the
Intellikey systrem. The system used all SMP components.
I designed the lock assembly PCB, also all PCB, containing a Z80 processor,
necessary ROM and RAM, an analog ASIC for power control, a digital ASIC for
interface. This board was powered with 4 AA batteries for over a year, firing a
solenoid at lease 12 times per day/
I designed the Intellikey programmer which could program both the key and lock.
ELS Designs 1980 - 2017
I designed advanced electronics for commercial radio stations and advanced
amateur radio stations. The latest assembly was a 12 frequency channel audio
processor used in November 2017 at a amateur radio operation in Bonaire.
These devices improved signal to noise reception by over 40 dB by eliminating
and enhancing specific 200 Hz audio frequency ranges.
Remote antenna switching and selection circuitry was designed from 2009 to
2015 to control the switching of up to 16 amateur radio antennas.
Help Now Security Systems is a system designed in 2000 that provided security
calling for people who "fell down and could not get up". The unit was a 2 part
system, the transmitter pendant, and the receiver, speaker-phone, and dialer.
EMI / EMC Experience
Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Performed EMC Studies of the instrumentation package for the Trident D5 to
assure any RF leakage into the receivers was minimal. Did RF Probe studies
with Vector Network Analyzer to study effects of shifting the destruct frequency of
the D5 12 MHz off the tuned thick-film antennas. Designed methodology to
measure actual propagation delay on RF multiplexers.
Data General Corporation Westboro, MA
Developed the FCC EMI laboratory for emission compliance for all Data General
Computers. Designed and fabricated 3 and 10 meter open field measurements range
in the back parking lot of the Westboro corporate headquarters. Designed the
manufacturing anechoic chamber (installed in Southboro MA) to measure RF emission
from computer systems and all interconnecting cables. Taught EMI prevention design
to the power supply engineering group. Designed the Nova 3 CPU board and back
panel to maintain impedance continuity on signal traces (on CPU Board) using 8 -layer
PCB fabrication, minimizing RF emissions and improving reliability of Nova 3 system.
Professional Experience and accomplishments:
Lockheed Martin Space and Strategic Missiles 2001 - 2010
Cape Canaveral, FL
Senior Electrical Engineer, In-Tube-Conversion, US Navy D5 Program,
• Designed VXI Based Automatic Tester for ground support equipment that reduced
testing time from 2 days to 2 hours.
• Determined effects on destruct frequency change on range safety (destruct)
system, and developed cost effective work-around now used in all Ohio Class FBM
• Designed, developed and supervised the installation of new CAT scanner for
Trident 1st and 2nd solid fuel motors
• Was the technical resource for all EMI related investigations (Mil Std 461).
• Provided complex analysis and white papers on a multitude of issues.
UCF, School of Electrical Technology 2001 - 2010
• Adjunct Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, developed and taught
CET3055 (Microprocessor Fundamentals), and CET3144 (Advanced
Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics Surveillance Systems 1996 - 2001
• Senior Electrical Engineer, Designed the L-88-V3 advanced aerostat surveillance
L-Band Radar using 12 TMS320C6201 parallel processors.
ELS Designs Consulting Services 1994 - 1996
• Consultant to various electronics companies in Central Florida, designed
commercial electronic equipment
• Commercial power factor correction equipment,
• home security systems,
• wireless remote control and communication equipment,
• Laser range-finding equipment.
Science Instructor, Brevard School District 1991 - 1994
Brevard County, FL
• Science Instructor. Taught Middle School Sciences, Earth-Space Science, and
Integrated High School Science.
Intellikey Corporation 1988 - 1991
• Founder & Manager, Advanced Products Research and Development, designed
Intellikey Access Security System (installed in over 200 locations world-wide).
Data General Corporation 1978 - 1988
• Senior Staff Specialist – Engineering Services, Developed the Remote Support
Hardware concepts for Data General MV and Eclipse. Minicomputers.
• Designed advanced ASIC’s for integrating remote protocol in MV series
• Staff Specialist –developed the FCC EMI laboratory for emission compliance for all
Data General Computers.
• Senior Engineer –designed of Nova 4, and Eclipse S140, floating-point processors
and array processors, Nova 3, Nova 1200 minicomputers.
• Authored Minicomputer Design / Interface Handbook for Data General Computers.
Purdue University, School of Industrial Engineering 1973 - 1978
West Lafayette, IN
• Staff Engineer –maintained Data General computers on campus
• Designed experimental interfaces for faculty and graduate student research.
US Navy – Naval Security Group
Communications Technician – Maintenance Branch,
• Officer Candidate – Purdue University, NESEP Student.
Awards, Publications, and Patents:
• Co-Inventor on 17 design patents in areas of Biomedical Engineering, Computer
Support Architecture, and Access Security Devices.
• Publications –
• “Boundary Scan Techniques in Standard Cell Design”,
• “Remote Support”,
• “Architecture Selection in Advanced Test Equipment”,
• “Remote Network Bus Architecture”,
• “Architectural Selection for Automated Test Systems”
Received “Employee of the Quarter” award from Data General Corporation (1985) for
development of Remote Support maintenance strategy and equipment.
• President, Congregation Beth El, Melbourne FL., Rabbi
• Chaplain – Health First Medical System
• Amateur and Commercial Radio
• Volunteer Examiner for the American Radio Relay League.
• Amateur Extra Class FCC Amateur License – K9ES.
• American Radio Relay League Technical Specialist.
FCC General Radio License (Formerly FCC 1st Class Commercial Radiotelephone
License with Ships Radar Endorsement).
Married with 2 adult children