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Desired Position:

RF or RF Field engineer

Job Code:

WDN-2-3583

Reply to Email:

igorzav@netscape.net

Website:

 

Preferred Location:

 

Posted on:

2001-11-19

Qualifications:

Igor Zavgorodny

1212 13 street West Babylon.

NY . 11704

Phone (917)640 4721

E-Mail igorzav@netscape.net

Abstract:

RF- engineer with more then twenty five years in testing spaceware and wireless

communication hardware for military and commercial usefully as well.

. Some digital experience. .Familiar with many software packages.

Employment Experience

Aeroflex Lab Inc. 07/99 - 11/01

Plainview. Long Island . New York.

Bayside motion control 12/98 -07/99

Port Washington . Long Island . New York.

.

Circuit City (Customer service center) 06/98 -12/98

Hicksville Long Island . New York.

Certified Pager Repair 02/95 - 06/98

Brooklyn . New York

Russian NASA (Glavcosmos) 06/71 - 09/92

Moscow .former USSR

Test Experience

Accordingly, much of my time as an engineer has been spent in a field and military

environment building, tuning and measuring circuits and systems .My borrowed

motto is, "If it hasn't been tested, it doesn't work." No amount of simulation

and planning can suffice to declare a design working without testing over all

planned operational conditions. Test equipment is listed below

Test ?quipment Familarity

Spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, frequency counter, power meter, SINAD

meter, frequency synthesizer, signal generator, DMM, gain/phase meter,

I/Q test set, logic analyzer, arbitrary waveform , generator, noise figure meter,

analyzer, modulation analyzer, passive intermodulation (PIM) analyzer

(including GPIB interface to many)

Detailed Experience (chronological order, beginning with the most recent):

Designed turn-key production test solutions for wireless base station

and wireless appliance products in the GSM, DCS, PCS and iDEN^(TM) bands.

Generated electrical engineering portion of test system proposals,

including concept definition, cost estimate, labor schedule and customer interface.

Performed passive intermodulation (PIM) testing on high power base

station components.

Supported design and integration effort on VHF radio multi-port cosite

interference cancellation system.

Designed UHF amplifier/filter printed circuit assembly.

Designed and tested VHF switch matrix and amplifier PCA.

Perform system design and analysis on C-, X-, and Ku-Band satellite

earth station systems.

Create production assembly drawings and parts lists.

.

Specified, designed, analyzed, ordered parts for, directed building of,

documented, tested and integrated RF/analog transmit/receive chain of

Multi-Purpose Airport Radar (MPAR) IR&D project. S-Band through baseband

up/down conversion using combination of coaxial and waveguide components

was accomplished. Interfaces to digital controller circuits included

LVDS, RS-422 and relay implementations. High speed PIN switches and

attenuators; low noise amplifiers; high precision, low noise opamp

circuits; and precision A/D converters were used.

Provided technical support to field engineering effort responsible for

initial testing and verification of active element phased array antenna.

Planned and implemented physical integration of radar system areas at

local and open air test sites.

Designed and directed building of digital processing equipment rack and

RF/Analog equipment rack, including interface cabling.

Initiated and designed Intranet web site for RF/Analog Design

Engineering unit.

Maintained CAE software tool upgrades and performed user support.

Performed analysis and designed front end for UHF/L-Band, 4-channel,

direction-finding (DF) airborne receiving system including BIT

circuitry. Combination of connectorized and discrete components employed

in implementation of two chassis assemblies and an 8-layer,

surface-mount PCB.

Designed S/C-Band multi-octave front end for 8-channel DF system.

Completed project planning and design of test station to support depot

maintenance on a tracking and ranging S-Band receiver employed in the

Air Force Satellite Control Network (for AlliedSignal Technical Services

Co.). Design of 10 MHz distribution unit, S-Band AM modulator, and

creation of an overall testing philosophy were my primary responsibilities.

Founded Waypoint Software in 1992 to market TxRx Designer software.

Conceived of and wrote TxRx Designer software (all versions) in Turbo

Pascal. Wrote and published user's manual. Owner of all copyrights. TxRx

Designer is a full-featured frequency conversion and cascade analysis

CAE package with a custom graphical user interface.

Created and implemented marketing plan for advertisement in worldwide RF

engineering journals. Instituted customer response and order processing

system.

Conceived of and wrote EE Ref software in Turbo C++ for Windows. Owner

of all copyrights.

Lead engineer for the redesign of a van-based mobile interrogation

system used in automated utility meter reading (910 - 960 MHz).

Performed system analysis for transmit and receive subsystems.

Eliminated long-standing modulation-induced spurious output from

transmitter while increasing output power. Designed new low noise front

end for downconverter. Specified higher performance Tx/Rx duplexer.

Modified receiver cards to improve bandwidth and detector response.

Wrote and performed extensive system test and production test

procedures. Very successful program.

Served as Design Engineering interface to Manufacturing for production

related issues on van-based and handheld units.

Responsible for RF and analog design of a Single-Channel-Per-Carrier

earth station modem for the Inmarsat satellite system. Incorporated an

O-QPSK/BPSK modulator/demodulator for translation of baseband

voice/fax/data information to a 70 MHz IF within a dense, multi-layer

surface-mount board. Active and passive filters, A/D, D/A, RF

amplifiers, PIN attenuators, power splitters/combiners, mixers, and a

digital output power level setting with digital leveling loop were

employed. Designed monitor/control ELPD. Wrote interface and test

software. Thoroughly documented design and production test procedures.

Designed and implemented frequency extension into existing analog

transmitter and receiver for Inmarsat M/B system. Performed detailed

design verification tests and wrote automated test software for production.

Specified and designed rack-mounted C-Band upconverters and

downconverters to Inmarsat specifications. Integrated RF subsystem, SBC,

custom interface PCB, and local/remote user interface. Performed system

analysis and hardware testing. Created documentation for moving into

production phase.

.

Designed and documented hardware packaging and substrates for hybrid RF,

digital, and analog circuits.

Performed system trouble - shooting .fix - up for customers .

Test fixture and system interface test for high- tech production environment

including pin probing of circuit boards.

Performed preliminary RF/analog test design proposal

Participated in proposal writing test -procedure for numerous synthesizers.

Supported design and integration effort on test of submodule and module.

Designated test equipment for automated testing in newly formed Test group

of technicians.

Participated in proposal writing on numerous frequency conversion systems

Prepared test document

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