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Michael enjoys contract positions in embedded systems or aerospace product research and development which use his technical and leadership capabilities in hardware, software, integration, systems engineering, and flight test.  Michael has a wide range of product development experience in defense aerospace, general aviation, embedded systems, Windows applications, and databases.


5/99 Present

Addisoft Consulting, Inc., under contract for: Avidyne Corp, Lincoln, MA

Cockpit display products

Full life cycle DO-178B embedded software development including requirements development, design, code, test, customer support

Electronic hardware requirements, interface, design, test

Cockpit U/I and human factors

Software responsibilities in data interfaces and processing for ADAHRS, GPS, VOR, autopilot, systems monitoring, and databus

Aircraft systems engineering

FAA certification (PSAC, SSA, etc)

Aircraft integration

Avionics and vehicle simulation

Flight test, including responsibilities as pilot, flight test engineer, test card design, data analysis and presentation, data collection system design

Onsite aircraft integration and flight test for Avidyne customers

Market research

Trade show support


3/98 5/99


Addisoft Consulting, Inc. Contracts on various software development projects

 Legacy conversions (DOS, Win16) to Win32

 Font management for a business forms application

Various client / server database applications for plant production control / monitoring, accounting, sales, etc


1/99 Present


Avionics educational support for support Texas State Technical College Avionics Dept.

Data monitoring / conversion / collection software for flight management, communications, nav, and surveillance systems

Glass cockpit and databus training

 Bench level avionics debug / repair tools

 Advisory Committee member


6/91 2/98


Raytheon E-Systems Airborne Division, Waco, TX (formerly Chrysler Technologies Airborne Systems)

Hardware and lead software architect for NASA proposal effort worth $100M awarded in 1996

Designed hardware, programmable logic, and software for several embedded microcontroller and microprocessor boards

Win32 program development for simulation and test applications.

Team lead for electronics and software development efforts for several USAF / USN strategic communciations and data processing projects on E-4B, EC-135, E-6B

Led IR&D efforts to develop a next generation secure aircraft audio / data / video network.

Researched and applied corporate software economics for proposal efforts, including formal effort/cost/schedule models, metrics, productivity factors, SEI CMM, subcontracts management, and process improvement


2/94 2/97


Texas State Technical College, Waco, TX

Part time instructor in computer networking, programming, and Windows applications

Developed telecommunication curriculum content


5/88 8/90


Cooperative Education Student Engineer, Chrysler Technologies Airborne Systems, Richardson, TX (formerly Electrospace Systems)

Embedded and desktop programming for target processors, test fixtures, and simulation.

Electronics design and test


BS Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1991

Various classes in software engineering

Various classes in aircraft and avionics systems

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