Technology consultant to multi-disciplinary teams to market
submarine cable systems to international telecommunication companies.
Responsible for direct support of sales through customer education and system
design consultation. Teamed with applications engineers to develop numerous
technical responses for $50M to $300M undersea cable systems.
Transmission/Fiber-optic Engineer - 1987 through 1995
Directed a team of
engineers responsible for the design and development of AT&T's third generation
of undersea repeater. This repeater is based on erbium-doped optical
amplifiers. The repeater is part of undersea systems (up to 9000 km) that span
the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and operate at a bit-rates up to 5 Gb/s.
Responsibilities included the overview of optical component development teams,
repeater performance testing, and transfer to production.
Led team of
hardware and software engineers to develop automated test facilities for the
manufacture of fiber-optic, high bit-rate, high reliability, regenerative (600
As lead engineer, coordinated the transition of the regenerator
from development to production.
Provided systems engineering for the design and production of a
high reliability, 1.5 mm, 591 Mb/s
laser transmitter and its components.
Participated in a team effort to perform forward-looking systems
engineering to maintain technological perspective on the undersea fiber-optic
Worked with domestic and international customers to perform
shipboard installation, integration and testing to complete the first
trans-Pacific fiber-optic cable system.
Investigated polarization-selective fiber couplers and bulk-optic
technologies for laser transmitter sparing.
Coordinated a successful program to design, evaluate and produce a
mechanical fiber-optic switch for inclusion in the AT&T undersea repeater.
Evaluated the use of new technologies in undersea systems
including the trade-offs between various transmitter designs and various
transmission fibers (dispersion-shifted fiber, pure-silica core, etc.).
Provided laboratory-wide consultation on development methodology
for software and hardware development including document control.
Systems Engineer - 1984 through 1987
providing system-wide coordination of the many aspects of submarine cable system
development and operations.
Developed software architecture and wrote detailed requirements
for a computer system to perform supervisory control of the undersea
transmission system and terminal equipment.
Devised software testing methodology and coordinated
implementation of software testing.
Designed software simulator of undersea system and terminals.
Headed team to develop software simulator on UNIX-based PC.
Provided a system for standardizing databases for testing
Investigated burst noise and its effects on system maintenance.
Headed a department-wide effort to define and control the software
Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Teaching Assistant and Research Associate - 1982 though 1983
professor in graduate, Digital Communications course.
and evaluated student performance in Linear Systems and Communications course
and implemented an image processing based, component inspection system for use
on printed circuit boards. (Center for Manufacturing Productivity and Technology
image processing techniques for investigating low resolution automatic image
Corporation, Paramus, N.J.
Assistant Engineer - 1979 through
computer communications needs within the banking industry. Responsible for
hardware installation and maintenance, product specification, system
documentation, and technical report writing.