My design experience began with Osprey Racing – UNF’s Formula SAE team. It was at Osprey Racing I was given an introduction to PCB, circuit, and harsh environment design. My work entailed complete electrical system specification, component selection, control system schemes and programming, and wiring of the racecar.

construction of the wiring harness, from beginning to end. The circits are mapped out on a table, twisted concentrically, and covered in heat shrink and molded shrink boots, ending with connector termination.

The years of my experience culminated in several board designs for power distribution and sensor communications on the car. This allowed for system control and data acquisition all using the CAN bus network on the car.

PDB V2 – integrated CAN bus, 8 high current outputs, fault protection, power distribution, and multiple general purpose DIO.

My introduction to many design methodologies used by other FSAE teams and professionals in the industry began at Osprey Racing, teaching me essential skills in design and build. This led me to my my first full-fledged electrical engineering position at Drone Aviation Corp.

PLC board made for Drone Aviation Corp

In my five years as an employee of Drone Aviation Corp I was responsible for:  system design, documentation, and integration to support customer requirements; tasking and technical training of engineering interns; research and development of new technologies for use in supporting new customer demands; and all levels of the design and manufacturing process for electrical systems from schematics to PCB design to wiring harness construction.

As a military contractor, Drone Aviation corp created key systems for use in communications and surveillance roles within multiple agencies, both inside and outside of the military. The demands of these different responsibilities required flexibility and attention to detail, knowledge of harsh environment design, and the ability to work in a multi-faceted environment as part of a small team.