Expertise DescriptionI have more than 25 years experience in the field of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), System Integration, and Industrial Control Systems. I have a strong technical background in SCADA and PLC computer-based industrial controls and networks. I have extensive experience with hardware and software, such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC and SLC), graphical interface products, and Distributed Control Systems (DCS). I have experience with Pharmaceutical Current Good Manufacturing (cGMP) environment and Validation of computer software for Biotechnology process controls. My additional experience involves electronic Microsystems development with embedded software and design of innovative high-tech systems and products that support diverse industries, including medical equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, environmental, petroleum (gas), pharmaceuticals, and engraving equipment. My consultations include the defense industry with satellite communications, navigation computers used on Polaris submarines, and navigation computers for aircrafts. My other experience consists of feasibility studies, engineering reviews, business plan development, market evaluation, funding research, patent application, and corporate evaluations for venture capital. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: controls for 7000HP motor in steel rolling mill, Insurance matter, patent matter for air quality data monitoring and archiving system, software integration for SCADA and controls of a large water treatment plant, controls and software in boiler explosion, Insurance matter, controls for municipal water plant, pharmaceutical process control (fermenter) software, patent prior art, control device as possible fire ignition source, control system (PLC) for a gas turbine powered electricity co-generation plant, SCADA system to manage a large water supply system.
My consulting experience includes program-writing and field upgrades, testing and proving a system on multiple machine models, reverse engineering of control system, preparation of engineering documents and drawings, and preparation plans for outside contractors, due diligence in the acquisition of the SCADA and controls division, review of conceptual design of computer controls; examination of reasonableness of compromise between technology and price, feasibility, conformance with standards, and present practices, and overall benefit; examination of telecommunications options, private versus public, for SCADA data network, contract research and development in a private laboratory concerning products primarily microsystem-based systems with embedded real-time software, communications system analysis, link calculations, noise analysis, and error detecting / correcting codes.
I did extensive software programming, particularly during the first several decades after graduation. I have experience with patent matters both as an expert witness and personally as a holder of one patent, in addition to being named on several others. My total expert witness cases, both ongoing and closed, numbers about 28.
|M.S.E.E.||University of Washington|
|B.S.E.E.||University of Washington|
|Registered Electrical Engineer (P.E.)|
|State of California License|
Awards & Affiliation
Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases