This expert witness is an electrical engineer with over 30 years of experience in the development and deployment of automotive electronic systems, including safety systems - airbag controller and vehicle stability systems and aftermarket electronics such as fleet management controller. He has a wide breadth of electronic subsystem experience, including motion and location sensing, global positioning systems, hydraulic and electrical actuation, and cellular data communications.  This expert has applied his engineering and management skills in multiple domains including electronic design and manufacture, firmware design, development and testing, as well as engineering development process definition.

Expert Witness Experience

Intellectual Property Expert (IP); Patent Expert; Source Code Reviews; Reverse Engineering

Testimony Experience:  Deposition

Notable Skills

  • Electronically controlled automotive vehicle dynamics control systems, including brake-based vehicle dynamics controls, as well as the control of active and semi-active suspension systems
  • Electronic and electrical component design
  • Firmware development from 8-bit assembly language programming to object oriented programming to automatically generated software using Matlab/Simulink’s code generator
  • Automotive communication protocols​: SAE J1850, ISO-9141, Keyword Protocol 2000, CAN, SAE J1708, SAE J1939 and Flexray
  • Development of location based systems utilizing global positioning systems (GPS)
  • Development of data communications using UDP/IP via GSM cellular communication networks
  • Design processes and practices for robust hardware and firmware development – Capability Maturity Model (CMMi), ISO-26262, GM/Delphi VDP
  • Owner of seven U.S. patents

Education

Master of Science (MSE) in Control Systems Engineering.