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Brian Hirth
Project Manager and Senior Electrical Engineer Consultant
Washington DC and Florida

Security Clearance: TS/SCI (Top Secret / SSBI)

Executive Summary:
Project Manager and Senior Electrical Engineer Consultant with 21 years of combined RF communications and electronics experience in military and commercial applications, including 12 years in engineering leadership, technical management, business strategies, and project management. Experienced with complex electrical and mechanical systems and subsystems design, modification, integration, proposal and new business development, market analysis, requirements development, technical analysis, and certifications.

Project Management and Project Engineering Experience:
New business development, Technology Evaluation and Advising, Operational Analysis, Subcontract Management, Resource Management, Domestic and Foreign Customer Relations, Leading Integrated Product Teams, Proposal and CONOPS Development, Requirements Definition and Verification, Trade Studies, Schedule and Cost Development, Business Strategies and Risk Management, CMMI, Earned Value Management, Hiring and Training, FAA Flight Test Environment and Regulations, Export Control, and Technology Transfer and Acquisitions.

Electrical and Systems Engineering, and Scientific Experience:
Avionics, Vehicular and Naval System Integration, Electronic Warfare, Power and Control Systems, Ground Stations, Threat Detection and Countermeasures, Frequency Management, Information Technology, Weapon Systems, Communication and Navigation Systems (DO-160 -254 -178B), Link Budgets, SATCOM, EMC/EMI, RADAR and Low Radar Cross Section, Microwave Antenna Design / Analysis / Testing, GPS, Space Based Communication Systems, Environmental Testing, Communication Networks, and Mobile / Hard-line Telecommunications.


Professional Experience

Seneea Corporation - Las Vegas, NV
Technology Analysis & New Business Consultant
October 2006 - Present
Founder and President
New business development
Resume Writing Products
Scientific & Engineering Consulting
Project and Executive Management
RF communications, electronics, and antenna systems for military and commercial applications
Proposal development and Technology assessments
Requirement definition and Conops development

Northrop Grumman Corporation , Technical Services - Hagerstown, MD
Avionics Integration Engineer
March 2009 - October 2009
Electrical systems and avionics integration
Electrical load analysis and power system modifications
Onboard and remote sensor modifications
Wire bundle design and routing
Writing and approving test procedures
Installation kit development and verification

Department of Defense, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Pentagon - Washington, DC
Ideal Innovations Inc. - Government Contractor
Science and Technology Advisor
April 2008 - October 2008
Evaluated, advised, and directed technology for counter improvised explosive devices (C-IED)
Project management and oversight for emerging technologies
Fielding operational systems and testing
Subject matter expert for C-IED Defeat the Device Operations
Electromagnetics and communications
RADAR, CREW, and Electronic Warfare
Jamming and Signal Detection

General Dynamics Land Systems - Woodbridge, VA
EMC/EMI Communications Engineer
January 2008 - April 2008
RF design engineering for UHF / VHF and SATCOM
Performance improvements and evaluation
Technical studies and data analysis
CoSite interference, EMC, EMI, and antenna performance
Requirements development and verification

Harris Corporation - Palm Bay, FL and Washington, DC
Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead and Electrical Engineer
July 2006 - January 2008
Satellite communications antenna feed design
Antenna hardware prototyping, development and testing
Compact range and spherical near-field measurements
Geometry photometrics measurements
Link budget and computational analysis
Project management, schedule and labor planning
Systems engineering testing and integration
Evaluated system hardware and software functions
CONOPS development, and verified systems requirements

The Boeing Company - Wichita, KS
Avionics and Communications Systems Engineer Lead
June 2004 - July 2006
Communications systems design and integration
Flight test and avionics functional testing
Military satellite communication integration
Wire bundle design and EMI/EMC analysis
Conducted technical interface meetings and design reviews
FAA Part 25 certification

The Boeing Company , IDS - Wichita, KS
Antennas and Propagation Engineer
July 2002 - June 2004
EMC/EMI antenna systems analysis
Avionics upgrades and antenna installations
Modeling and simulations (Coupling Expert, MATLAB, LabVIEW, HFSS)
RF antenna simulations and far-field range testing
Phase interferometers
RADAR jamming analysis and threat assessments
Antenna coupling effects and isolation
Multipath investigations and reduction

VertexRSI - Silicon Valley, CA
Microwave Engineer and Project Engineer
April 2001 - July 2002
Cassegrain antenna feed design and LNA subassemblies
RF antenna component range and bench testing
Waveguide component redesign and optimization
Modeling, HFSS, MATLAB, MathCAD, AutoCAD, Solidworks
Project planning and cost management
Writing test procedures
Approving technical drawing packages

L-3 Communications , Randtron Antenna Systems - Silicon Valley, CA
Microwave Engineer
March 2000 - April 2001
Low radar cross-section (RCS) antenna design and testing
Frequency selective surface (FSS) designs
Anechoic chamber, compact range, and bench testing
Electronic warfare system
Hardware prototyping
Wrote test procedures
RF antenna element optimization
Component manufacturing


Education
Numerous post-graduate continuing education courses taken in Business, Management, and Engineering.

University of Phoenix - Wichita, KS and Silicon Valley, CA
Master of Business Administration - Technology Management Emphasis


Oregon Institute of Technology - Klamath Falls, OR
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology - Telecommunications Emphasis

US Army National Guard, Officer Candidate School - Ashland, OR
Commissioned US Army Communications and Electronics Officer


Military Service
1999 - 2000
Oregon Army National Guard, 1 / 186th Infantry Battalion. Ashland, OR
Communications and Electronics Officer
Honorably Resigned Commission, October 2000

1997 - 1999
Oregon Army National Guard Military Academy, GOLD. Ashland, OR
Officer Candidate

1996 - 1997
Oregon Army National Guard, 1 / 186th Infantry, Company E. Klamath Falls, OR
Communications and Electronics Team Leader

1992 - 1996
Arizona Army National Guard, 1 / 285th Aviation Apache Helicopter Battalion. Marana, AZ
Communications and Electronics Team & Section Leader

1989 - 1992
Arizona Army National Guard, 2 / 180th Mechanized Field Artillery. Tucson, AZ
Communications and Electronics Specialist



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