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 Expert  726933

Expert in Electronics and Power Conversion Design, Root Cause Analysis, Nuclear NEMP and EMP Protection.


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United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has applied leadership in the electronic design industry since 1988. Designing electronics and power conversion, (AC/DC and DC/DC) for military and commercial industries, specializing in the power conversion and electronic architecture industries. Designs taken from prototype to full production for many commercial and military products using a combination of analog and digital designs.

Military electronic designs also incorporated full nuclear EMP and NEMP protection, detecting damaging NEMP pulses, protecting the power supplies and systems from the damaging EMP pulse in the event of a nuclear attack, his knowledge of semiconductors in radiation environments is well understood, furthermore Expert was instrumental in driving the MoD to use plastic industrial semiconductors as a cost cutting exercise, he successfully proved that the cost of an end product could be reduced by over 200%, whilst making zero impact on reliability and improving design for manufacture and production yield rates.

Military designs complied to full operation at -55C to +150C, requiring ultimate efficiency, reliability and cooling techniques. In addition the designs were able to survive severe vibration profiles, both random and sine. Electronic test equipment was also designed and built to support these products.Expert has been a leader in the NEMP protection of power and high efficiency design. Expert has production designs fitted to many aircraft, ships and vehicles for the Army, Navy and Air Force. Many of these are still in production today.

Commercial designs included battery charging power supplies installed on the sea bed for oil rigs, audio amplifiers and switched mode power. In recent years Expert has been instrumental in driving green power into the data center and computing industry. Working with Sun Microsystems, Intel, Google, Dell, HP and Microsoft he has been an active member of the climate savers initiative and has been feeding data to the US EPA to support the latest Energy Star specifications.

Expert is considered a top expert and visionary in the electronics industry. He is a highly experienced engineer with strong skills in design and application of power supplies and power conversion devices. He has strong knowledge of the applications, end-markets, and competition in power conversion industry. He is excellent architect of power systems for server applications. Expert is a very effective communicator with exceptional analytical skills. He is well connected in the industry with influence on the standards generating activities.

Expert is one of the most knowledgeable power system architects in the industry. He devised and implemented profound architectural changes that helped Sun Microsystems to become a leader in high efficiency data processing equipment. In addition, Expert has a unique combination of technical expertise in AC/DC and DC/DC power conversion and business sense.

Expert has always led from the front, he drives supplies and manufacturers to the limit of their technical capabilities, and will not accept "it cannot be done". He understands the point at which pushing design too far becomes detrimental to the overall cost of a product. He has been responsible for the success of many companies as he led them towards cutting edge technologies and designs, often proving them wrong in their first approach that the design was not possible.

Expert has led research and development programs from a technical and marketable perspective. He understands where the two cross over. He has always delivered on these tasks, often out performing the beginning definitions of the task. He understands the full design process, from early design, through to prototype and debug, production and production test.

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analog circuit

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consumer electronic equipment

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consumer electronic product

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electrical laboratory

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electronic assembled device

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electronic breadboard

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electronic ceramic filter

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electronic circuit

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electronic circuit design

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electronic circuit element

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electronic circuit element testing

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electronic device

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electronic device design

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electronic equipment

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electronic equipment diagnostic equipment

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electronic equipment protective packaging development

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electronic equipment random vibration

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electronic equipment shock vibration

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electronic equipment thermal design

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electronic logic circuit

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electronic module

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electronic output

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electronic package thermal impedance

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electronic product

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electronic product design review

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electronic product development

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electronic product prototype

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electronic product technology innovation

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electronic record

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electronic rectifying element

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electronic switching

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electronic system

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electronic system design

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electronics cooling

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electronics design engineering

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electronics engineering instrument

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electronics fault testing

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electronics radiation hardening

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electronics repair

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electronics research and development

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electronics research-and-development management

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electronic circuit analysis

Expert has excellent analytical skills, his root cause analysis skills are precise, with fine attention to detail and a thorough technical background, he always finds root causes and applies corrective actions. His fault finding skills are second to none. He understands component failure modes, reliability requirements and always asks the one question that forces analysis down a new route, moving closer to true root cause analysis. He has led Tiger Teams in both commercial and military programs worldwide, including operating on foreign airforce bases in hostile conditions to get to root cause problems quickly and effectively.

Expert operates in an extremely calm manner. The more hostile and political the environment, the more he strives for that end goal. He has never failed to reach the correct conclusion, and furthermore always manages to bring both parties together, removing hostilities and gaining respect from all sides.

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aerospace electronic component failure analysis

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electric-power converter

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electronic device reliability

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electronic equipment failure analysis

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electronic equipment mechanical fatigue

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electronic fault diagnosis


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1986   HNC/HND   Electronic Principles and Design In Microelectronics   Bedford College And DeMontford University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Engineering Services

 

Founder

 

Expert founded Peritus Power. Peritus Power offers a full design and consultant service for a worldwide client base. Services range from new cutting edge designs, marketing positioning, root cause analysis and military power conversion with or without NEMP protection.

2000 to 2009

 

Sun Microsystems

 

Systems Group

 

Senior Technologist And Strategist Power Technology

 

He is responsible for Sun's power roadmap, high efficiency designs and reliability. He is responsible for driving Sun's electronic design vendors towards the latest technology without increasing cost, whilst maintaing a competitive edge with Sun's competitors.

1996 to 2000

 

Pulse Electronics

 

Defence Power Engineering

 

Technical Manager

 

He was responsible for the entire design and development of products for military customers. Overseing design engineers, technicians, CAD and test staff.

1988 to 1996

 

Pulse Electronics

 

Defence Power Engineering

 

Senior Principle Design Engineer

 

He was responsible for many designs for military and commercial applications, from prototype to full production.


Publications:
Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - EDN/Reed Publications  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert worked alongside analysts to create and produce a 5 year roadmap and strategy plan for a major US power conversion company for AC and DC power. Plans were submitted and accepted by the companies board of directors and future financing secured.
  • Expert recently (2009) developed a cutting edge ultra high efficiency AC DC power supply for use in multiple markets. Design taken from prototype to full production.
  • Expert developed a high efficiency military NEMP protected DC DC power supply with full operation at -55 to +150C. Design is now in production.
  • Expert works with multiple start up companies to validate new technology and help position it in the market place. Expert is called upon to help decide if the "new idea" or "technology" has a place in the market and what the full potential could be.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in emp for consulting on EMP Protection.
  • Expert in Nuclear EMP.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has supplied technical information for lawyers dealing with claims surrounding damage and personal injury caused by failed electronic equipment.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1998 to 1998   Singapore   Expert was the lead design and troubleshooter for a military power supply product that required technical design activities in country on a Singapore air force base. Expert headed up a team supported by British Aerospace.
2004 to 2004   Korea   Expert's expertise was called upon to assess and close out on a root cause and corrective action in regard to a serious power supply failure with a major Korean manufacturer. This was achieved to a satisfactory conclusion. Expert was instrumental in teaching the vendor about a failure mode they had previously not recognised or understood.
2000 to   USA   Expert is in regular contact with US companies, the majority of his work is conducted with US companies.

Market Research:
Expert is a visionary in technology and industry trends. He correctly identified the cost reductions from the military and UK governments on the cost of military electronics. He identified the use of NEMP technology before it became a requirement, and led Sun Microsystems down the green power route before the rest of the industry had even heard of it. As a result Sun produced the first energy efficient servers, and currently produces the most efficient multi threaded processor system on the planet.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has developed improvement paths for engineers and technicians to further their abilities in the industry.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has a diverse range of contacts worldwide, and being well respected can command an unparalleled level of support quickly. Expert works with clients in Europe, USA and Pac Rim, he also works along side EM's in Taiwan and China.

Other Skills and Services

He has an skill set to be reckoned with in carbon footprint reduction of any electronic design. He is able to tear down any design and from the roots up identify improvements that cause a rebirth of the the product. He is recognised as a leader and visionary around the world. Expert is a world class analyst when it comes to root cause and corrective action of failed electronic equipment.


 

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