Technology Development Manager of bleeding edge sensor systems @ BAE Systems FAST Labs
University of New Hampshire
Dedicated, determined, and diligent Antenna and RF Systems Design engineer with proven accomplishments implementing theory, computer modeling, and optimization in the development of new antenna technology and integration of existing technologies. Physical antenna and system prototyping experience both individually and interfacing with other disciplines including mechanical engineers, systems engineers, and technicians in the build and test phase
Dedicated, determined, and diligent Antenna and RF Systems Design engineer with proven accomplishments implementing theory, computer modeling, and optimization in the development of new antenna technology and integration of existing technologies. Physical antenna and system prototyping experience both individually and interfacing with other disciplines including mechanical engineers, systems engineers, and technicians in the build and test phase of prototypes. Business development contributor with a customer needs-driven thought process, and deeply technical background.
Motivational leader and “hands-on” team contributor, manages multiple responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced, highly technical environment ensuring all projects remain on time and within budget. Effective communicator that works with diverse individuals at every level, from technicians to corporate, and generates trusting relationships through integrity, professional character, and industry expertise.
•Design, develop, test, evaluate, and integrate antenna/RF hardware and systems from VHF/UHF through Ka band and optical
•Ku/Ka Tx/Rx phased array aperture design (patch, microstrip, stripline, slotline)
•Ku/Ka patch antenna design
•Ku/Ka satcom RF/array design
•Provide novel (embedded, array, conformal, LO, electrically small, broadband) antenna solutions
•Develop novel RF communications technologies and smart antenna technologies
•Support RF propagation analysis and system level performance characterization via functional testing, field-testing and integration of antennas and communication systems
•Expertise in computer simulation of antennas and RF systems
•Extensive hands-on experience in outdoor and anechoic antenna ranges and analysis
•Expertise in business management as a small business owner and entrepreneur
Specialties: Antenna / RF / Array design, business development, antenna and EM modeling, arrays, LO design, optical design, range testing, nanotechnology,
Antenna Systems Engineer @ •Key technical proposal author for business development
•Continuous contact with customers and potential customers
•Technical lead for a novel, low-cost Ku/Ka phased array antenna development government contract and followon IR&D. Led the team in electrical and mechanical design, prototyping. Exceeded evaluator's expectations, leading to followon work.
•Research and design of a novel optical nanotechnology. Brought the technology from concept stage through several milestones including physical prototypes, accelerating the maturity of the concept
•Inventor of several novel technologies and innovations From June 2011 to Present (4 years 7 months) RF/Antenna Engineer @ Developed new business as R&D project lead on several vehicular communications antennas
•Optimized electrical design over a series of physical prototypes and models, ultimately meeting system performance requirements and exceeding performance of all other competitors under consideration
•Oversaw electrical testing at a government site where antenna performance was confirmed.
•Nurtured customer relationship by working closely with and keeping the customer up to date on progress and schedule From August 2010 to June 2011 (11 months) Electrical Antenna Design Engineer II @ Antenna design experience within full product cycles from computer modeling, physical prototyping, physical range testing (scattering and gain), and platform integration.
•Key player in the success of an IR&D for developing a DF slot array to meet requirements for DF/Geolocation on an airborne platform
•Independently developed a novel GPS quadrifilar helix antenna that led to the success of a program
•Developed a broadband communications antenna, exceeding gain requirements/expectations by 5 dB; and met all other performance criteria
•Analyzed, designed and tested LO (low observable), direction finding (DF), Geolocation, broadband, communication, satellite, array antennas
•Direct the testing of antennas in indoor and outdoor ranges, and provide data analysis of the test results
•Assist in managing time and team to ensure work is completed on-time and within budget
•Trained and mentored Junior Engineers and employees who were new to the company; and continually provide advice, process, technical knowledge, and company policies
•Utilize, provide assistance and training with HFSS, FEKO, Matlab, Microwave Office software tools From June 2008 to August 2010 (2 years 3 months) Engineer and President/Chairman @ •Founded a successful corporation in wireless and DSL internet service and enterprise wireless and wired network consulting; and grew existing customer base by over 400% in a single year through networking, referrals, and generating leads
•Supported clients as lead engineer in network installation, design, and maintenance; and antenna broadcast tower site design and installation
•Led the business side including marketing, business relationships, company finance
•Spearheaded design, implementation and maintenance of IT, servers, and enterprise class networking From January 2004 to June 2008 (4 years 6 months) Hardware Engineering Assistant & Intern @ •Served as the Lead Designer on a control board in an RFID server used for thermal management
•Passive and active RFID product testing and installation From January 2008 to May 2008 (5 months) Research Assistant @ •Responsible for the successful execution of an NIJ research contract by developing a novel UHF police cruiser antenna that met requirements and was installed on 20 NH State Police cruisers.
•Installed and evaluated a system to stream media to NH State Police cruisers across the state. From May 2006 to May 2008 (2 years 1 month) Owner and Head DJ @ •Owner of a successful entertainment company providing music services primarily for weddings and corporate events
•Customer service POC and marketing leader, nurturing new customers
•Headed up entertainment, business and event planning, marketing, and finance side of the business From January 2000 to May 2008 (8 years 5 months) Electrical Power Engineering Intern @ •Computer modeling of power installations and systems
•Field mapping of electrical power-line systems From May 2005 to August 2005 (4 months)
M.S, Electrical Engineering; antennas and electromagnetics @ University of New Hampshire From 2006 to 2008 B.S., Electrical Engineering @ University of New Hampshire From 2002 to 2006 Benjamin McMahon is skilled in: Integration, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electromagnetics, Systems Engineering, Simulations, Analysis, Engineering Management, PCB design, ANSYS, Troubleshooting, Test Equipment, Simulink, Labview, System Design
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