Mr. Campbell comes to us from a full career in the industrial
electronics industry launched by a six-year adventure in the
U S Navy.As an electronics technician, he repaired a variety
of shipboard military hardware systems including TACAN, RADAR,
and Satellite Secure Voice computers linked through SATCOM.
During his service at North Island Naval Air Station, Mr.
Campbell, acting as Ground Electronics Division Chief, participated
in the San Diego County Disaster Preparedness Program by selecting
the VHF radio networking products enabling all local civilian
and military authorities to have emergency communication via
shared radio channels. He also played a supporting role with
the U S Navy and Textron evaluation teams, coordinating staff
communications for the XV-15 project [V-22 Osprey prototype
aircraft] during air operations and testing at NAS North Island.
Prior to his association with EI he worked for several small
companies in R&D and production support. He was a contractor
to Lockheed Martin writing and reviewing worst case analyses,
revising telemetry circuits, and restoring test tooling for
a spacecraft laser communication satellite. He has designed
application specific data collection electronics, custom environmental
sensor and lightning protection circuitry, and supervised
production of groundstation radio hardware for GOES, GMS,
and Meteosat environmental monitoring satellites.
As part of a product development partnership, Mr. Campbell
designed and fabricated magnetic-field antenna structures
incorporating an orthogonal reception technique for reading
passive implantable transponders. Mr. Campbell was responsible
for two-axis motor control firmware design of the laser rangefinder
delivered to the U.S. Army STRICOM. He was, most recently,
a system designer for the Denver-RTD hybrid electric Mall
Shuttle bus. As a consequence of a childhood interest in antique
radio, he has amassed a comprehensive library and practical
knowledge of known electrical wonders including radio physics,
digital computing, machine control, and analog sensors.