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RESUME OF Gary D. Edwards
21237 Irish Road Goodrich, Michigan 48439
W 810-636-4330
LowObservable@hotmail.com
Top Secret /SSBI / SCI Security Clearance W/ full scope polygraph
OBJECTIVE Permanent position in the Electromagnetic or Antenna industry, with a company that recognizes my technical abilities, has room for growth and rewards dedicated employees.
EDUCATION Masters degree Physics 1986, Ohio State University
Concentration on Electromagnetics and Electro-Optics GPA 3.9
Bachelors degree Electrical Engineering 1981, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Concentration on Antenna Theory and Design GPA 4.0
SUMMARY Electrical engineering experience on Low Observable programs and structures
Hardware testing of Radar Absorbing Materials (RAM), Radar Absorbing Structures(RAS), Frequency Selective Surfaces (FSS Systems)
Radar Cross Section data analysis
Antenna Design for defense and commercial satellite, cellular GPS and wireless technologies, to include underwater, miniature, smart & airborne applications. Designs include, but are not limited to: Spherical, Reflectors, Horns, Phased Arrays, Patches, Fractal, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) (GNSS) and Flat Panels.
Antenna test and measurement experience in a variety of RCS test ranges & anechoic chambers. Farfield / Nearfield ranges
Method Of Moments and Physical Optics (PO) codes with 3D and 2D models
Development of airframe structures
Working with microstrip patch antennas and other printed circuit antennas. I developed an analysis code to predict the performance of microstrip fed slot antennas(using MOM).
HFSS expert, vs #10
Carlos , X-Patch, MoM expert
Anechoic chamber and open air RCS test range background. Chamber design, layout and test experience, absorber design.
RF Circuit design experience, Low power RF circuit design, VCO, receiver, amplifier, LNA design, PLL's, RF filters, modulation and demodulation,Analog design of high speed A/D, Digital Signal Processing.

I performed numerical modeling using NEC Code to do both RCS prediction and antenna performance analysis. I also spent some time developing code to model reflector antenna performance. This involved using GTD to predict the antennas aperturedistribution in the near field and transforming to the far field (spherical near filed to far field). I also supported an improvement program at the Bistatic RCS measurementfacility.
I was involved in numerous Antenna modeling and measurement programs. In short almost every effort I was involved in at MIT Lincoln Lab was tied to antennas/ RCS work I was responsible for implementing the numerical RCS and antenna capabilities in our Group.
My antenna experience and systems knowledge were utilized by a group working with high dynamic range fiber optic links. I ran numerous filed experiments using Aircraft to collect the propagation data. Field experiments were also run aimed at determining the reflectivity of clutter environments. In short almost every effort I was involved in at MIT Lincoln Lab was tied to Antennas / RCS work .
Experience working in the Automotive, Aerospace, Satellite communications, Cellular and wireless industries designing Antennas, and RF hardware to include Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) & Passive Entry Passive Start (PEPS) systems, also know as Remote Starters.
EXPERIENCE
Dec 2000 - Present ERS Antenna Company, Laguna Niguel, California & Goodrich, Michigan

Lead Low Observable Antenna engineer
Successfully aided in Writing our Radar Cross Section (RCS) Range Manuals and preparing for the upcoming Radar Range certifications conforming to the NIST standards.
Radar Cross Section (RCS) and Antenna measurements and techniques.
Designed of Low Observable Antennas.
Design of broadband, dual polarized Antenna's and Phased Array Antennas for Ground based and airborne Radar Applications.
Design of a reduced signature test body.
Use of analysis codes for RCS and Antenna prediction.
CARLOS , X-PATCH , MoM
Write software to perform data reduction and processing.
Designed Conformal Broadband Antenna for UAV applications.
Radar Cross Section (RCS) Range Engineer providing engineering support to programs requiring RCS fixtures and array designs, measurements and analysis. I was also responsible for the design of 3 anechoic chambers and an open air Radar Cross Section (RCS) range, used for both commercial antenna test and measurements, as well as DoD applications from small hand held antennae, to large aircraft, guided missiles and ground based vehicles.

Jan 1994 - Dec 2000 Integrated Aerospace Company, Laguna Niguel, California


Lead RCS/Antenna engineer
Lead RCS/Antenna engineer responsible for the successful integration of multiple sensors into existing platforms. Duties include the following:
Several years combined experience in Radar Cross Section (RCS) and Antenna Design / measurements and techniques.
Design of broadband, dual polarized Antenna with limited volume availability for conformal array application.
Design of a reduced signature test body.
Use of analysis codes for RCS and Antenna prediction.
Designed absorber materials to be used in the most sophisticated antenna / EMC / RCS test chambers.
Designed and installed anechoic chamber.
Formulate and implement risk reduction studies to evaluate design concepts.
Write software to perform data reduction and processing.
Radar Cross Section (RCS) Range Engineer providing engineering support to programs requiring RCS fixtures and array designs, measurements and analysis.
Lead Radar Cross Section (RCS) and antenna design engineer for "short fuse" program requiring significant Radar Cross Section Reduction (RCSR) to vehicle and sensor systems of existing weapons platform for a feasibility demonstration.

Aug 1987 - Jan 1994 Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas

Co-op Antenna Engineer providing design and range support to engineering team.
Duties include the following:

Provide design and analysis assistance for antenna concepts.
Compile results of hardware test and analysis and give feedback to engineering team.
Provide engineering support for range test.
Use of analytical tools to evaluate possible antenna concepts.
Computer operating systems: (Sun/UNIX, SGI/UNIX, and PC's).
Computer languages (FORTRAN, PASCAL, VNI)
Experienced in proposal/report preparation and presentation.

  References and publications available on request