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E(MC)2 STAFF

 

Brian Farmer - Brian has a long career providing E3 and Spectrum Supportability systems engineering and program management services to the DoD, including the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the Joint Spectrum Center (JSC) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division.  After working for several companies in the E3 engineering business, Brian started EMC Management Concepts in 2002 with one goal in mind:  to provide world class E3 and Spectrum related engineering management services to the DoD.  Besides being the Chief Executive Officer, primary business developer, and lead program/contract manager for this growing small business, Brian still provides direct E3 program management support to several Navy offices and the JSC.  He leads contract efforts to develop and deliver E3 and Spectrum Supportability training to the acquisition community and is the manager of NAVAIR's Air Systems EMI Corrective Action Program information system NARTE Certified EMC Engineer EMC 000895-NE

 


 

Diana (Di) Dunty - Di joined E(MC)2 in 2006 and is currently doing E3 related engineering, and graphics/web design work for the Joint Spectrum Center's E3 training projects and the Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIRs) EMI Corrective Action Program (ASEMICAP) Information System. Di graduated from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in 2003 with honors in Computer Management and Information Systems.  She started with the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute (IITRI) as a technician and worked on various Marine Corp and Navy EMC-related projects. In 1995, she was hired by the SENTEL Corporation as a Senior Data Analyst and was later promoted to Assistant Engineer upon receiving a degree from UMUC. While at SENTEL, she worked on various E3 related projects in support of Marine Corp, Navy, and Army such as AEGIS and various Unmanned Aerial Systems.


 

Hans Rodriguez - Hans has a diverse background as an Navy Technician in areas developing an overall E3 expertise, with over 14 years of Naval experience serving in various Aircraft Carriers, Naval Stations, and Squadrons, to include the Naval Aviation Enterprise Project Improvement projects. He served as an Aviation Ordnance Technician, as an F/A-18 Maintenance Operator, Intermediate Level Maintenance Technician and as a staff member of the Strike Fighter Wing, Atlantic. He served as a technical expert, managed, provided essential research, and directed field operations and maintenance of aviation ordnance and aircraft armament system testing and repair. He was instrumental in the development and management of the HERO instruction for electromagnetic sensitive circuitry in weapons armament equipment. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Embry Riddle in Aviation Maintenance with two minors in Management and Safety. He has fully qualified in all assignments ensuring mission readiness.

As a staff member of the Strike Fighter Wing, Atlantic, he provided in-depth research of the entire U.S. Navy inventory and usage of Aviation Armament Equipment. His efforts lead to an initial savings of $1.5 million with a five to ten year projected savings of over $8 millions. He has worked in the development of the Instructional Guide for the Joint Spectrum Center HERO analysis software, JSC Ordnance E3 Risk Assessment Database (JOERAD) . He conducted validation of new JOERAD versions 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3. His efforts made it possible to develop a comprehensive instructional guide with associated supporting documents.


 

Dennis Winkelsas - Dennis Winkelsas is a Navy veteran with over 35 years in the business of government contracting. In the Navy, Dennis commissioned the USS La Moure County (LST 1194), and served as 3M Coordinator and Electronics Material Officer. He also ran the Meteorological and Oceanographic Equipment Technical Liaison Office repair shop at Fleet Weather Central in Norfolk. In industry, Dennis worked for Tracor, Inc., RCA Service Company / Lockheed Martin, and Veridian Engineering. As a contractor, he worked with the Navy's Main Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) as Communications Inspector during the Acceptance and Final Contract Trials of the Spruance class Destroyers and the Underway Material Inspections (UMI) of various Active Fleet ships. From 1981 to 1996, Dennis served as TEMPEST Program Manager for Commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet under contract with NAVSEA. He was instructor for the Shipboard TEMPEST Inspector's Course, and certified active duty and civil service personnel as TEMPEST Inspectors. He also inspected the TEMPEST security posture of about 50 ships each year, and provided guidance to shipyards, SUPSHIPs, SPAWAR, and Fleet personnel in the proper installation of classified information processing systems. From 1997 to 2001, Dennis provided TEMPEST and EMI/EMC services to the Coast Guard's Maintenance and Logistics Command, Atlantic (MLCA) and Telecommunication and Information Systems Command (TISCOM), including authoring the Coast Guard's TEMPEST criteria COMDTINST 2241.5A, and investigating and solving complex EMI and TEMPEST problem in the Fleet.

At EMC Management Concepts, Dennis is conducting Return-On-Investment analysis for EMI fixes on Naval ships and aircraft, and is assisting NSWCDD in developing a shipboard EMP hardening standard.


 

Jim Maughan - Jim’s expertise in Spectrum and E3 originates from years in the U.S. Army as a trained Spectrum Manager and subsequently as a DoD contractor supporting the Joint Staff J6. In his previous position he was a Senior-level Spectrum Analyst responsible for developing operational plans and procedures for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs as well as supporting the Combatant Commands Spectrum Offices. He coordinated closely with the Service Spectrum Offices and assisted numerous Program Management Offices in coordinating spectrum and SSRA requirements. He has authored and edited key DoD regulatory policies and manuals, conducted complete rewrites of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Instructions and Manuals and lead as the first contractor elected to be Steering Member of the MCEB Spectrum Operations Working Group. He led and assisted this group of subject matter experts in providing guidance and procedural information to developers and ensuring the effective operation and further automation of the DoD Radio Frequency Resource Record System (FRRS). He represented the U.S. as alternate and provided support to the primary Government representative during international meetings of the Combined Communications and Electronics Board (CCEB) and 3 NATO Subcommittees. Jim has experienced the pressures of Spectrum Management during combat operations as one of the first Spectrum Managers to establish operations in Iraq during the initial forced entry of OIF1.


 

Joe Kmetz - Joe is National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineer (NARTE) certified Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) engineer with over 34 years of E3 engineering experience in Naval Aviation. He is an E3 technical expert, possessing an in-depth knowledge of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Electromagnetic Vulnerability (EMV), Lightning, P-Static, Radiation Hazards to Personnel (HERP) Ordnance (HERO), and Fuels (HERF), Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), electrical bonding, and directed energy weapons (DEW) protection phenomena and their application to aircraft, systems, and sub-systems.

For the past 20 years, he was the lead E3 engineer in the Force Warfare (FW) group for the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Engineering Branch, AIR 4.1.13.1, within the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).

He participated in all program milestone decision activities including design reviews, systems engineering team (SET) meetings, technical interchange meetings (TIM), and integrated product team (IPT) meetings for the following aircraft, and their derivatives, of which I am the responsible Navy E3 lead TAE) engineer are: C-12, C-130F/R/T, C-2, C-20, C-26, C-35, C-37, C-40, C-9, E-2C/D, E-6B, EP-3E, KC-130J, KC-130T, P-3, P-3 SPA, P-8A, T-34, T-39, T-44, T-6.

Prior to that, he was an electronics engineer at the Naval Air Test Center responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, monitoring, and conducting the technical EMC test and evaluation of aircraft weapons systems and sub-systems. He was the lead engineer in the Force Warfare Group of the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Section, with primary responsibility for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO), and Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft and mission system tests and evaluations.


 

Cedric Branson - Cedric Branson is a retired Naval Aviation Electronics Technician First Class (AT1) with 20 years of service in Aviation maintenance, trouble shooting and repair, as well a piloting Unmanned Air Vehicles. He was first stationed with the VP-46 Grey Knights in Whidbey Island, Washington where he learned intermediate repair of APN-187 Doppler Navigation Radar, ARN-87 Navigation Radio, and 51V4 Glide Slope Receiver. After that he completed the six month Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) career course and checked in with the VAQ-130 Zappers and deployed on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Next he received orders to Fleet Composite Six (VC-6) Detachment Patuxent River, MD and became a RQ-2B Pioneer UAV Pilot followed by 11 months deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, “flying” over 1500 flight hours. That work was followed by a tour was with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VX-1) at Pax River MD where he was tasked with standing up the squadron’s MQ-8B Fire Scout detachment. His last posting was aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) after which he retired to Patuxent River, MD, working for Northrop Grumman as a MQ-8B Fire Scout Ground Control Station (GCS) Technician. He is now part of NAVAIR’s Air Systems EMI Corrective Action Program (ASEMICAP), investigating and resolving Fleet aviation EMI Problems.


 

 

Wei Tan - Wei is an RF engineering with over 15 years of experience in a variety of RF disciplines including:

  • Application of Radio Frequency (RF) engineering principals to support analysis of legacy and emerging spectrum-dependent technologies
  • Review of emerging spectrum technologies, coordination, and deconfliction of Navy operations in dense electromagnetic environments, development, and review of policies and procedures, and finally coordination both nationally and internationally
  • Support of existing and future Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC) and Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) within RF microwave and signal conversion designs and applications
  • Design of microwave systems, analog control circuitry and mechanical layout for a field-deployable EPR (Electron Paramagnetic Resonance) spectrometer under a grant from homeland security.
  • RF circuit test engineering for testing repeater products on a satellite.

 


Mario Maniego - Mario is an experienced telecommunications specialist with 20 years’ experience in frequency usage and management. He’s an exceptional team leader, adept at supervising and training spectrum and frequency management related tasks and personnel. His specific experience includes:

  • Organization and coordination of Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) resources with Joint, Allied, National and International Organizations for the Department of the Navy (DON).
  • Procurement of the required frequency resources, and the engineering of frequency assignments to satisfy DON operational requirements in construction and fulfillment of COMSECONDFLT Operation Task Communications (OPTASK COMMS) plan using the Afloat Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Program (AESOP).
  • Supported spectrum requirements to include all DON tactical, non-tactical, operational, exercise, administrative, assignments, temporary assignments, spectrum certification requirements, frequency assignments and coordination processes that included foreign and domestic Spectrum Management (SM) support.
  • Collected and interpreted frequency requests from various organizations and agencies, taking into consideration the various technical parameters involved, and the radio frequency propagation as related to atmospheric characteristics and potential for interference, and provided support from available frequency resources, and assignments to satisfy the stated requirement.
  • Coordinated with frequency managers of lateral and subordinate organizations as necessary to fulfill and assign radio frequencies to satisfy user requirements utilizing Spectrum XXI program (SXXI)
  • Extensive knowledge of National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) Radio Frequency Management Rules and Regulations as they pertain to DoD and Federal Assignment and Certification processes within the United States.