* Experienced *
* Innovative *
* Analytic *
* Innovator *
* Achiever *
* Problem solver *
Module, subassembly, or complete electronics system design, from assisting with initial specification through circuit design, pcb design, to production documentation, test fixtures and writing the press release or article for the intranet site.
General technical writing, including user manuals, service manuals, press releases etc. Technical consultancy for general and specialist electronics media.
Other consultants and associates specialise in website design, ICT training, website and print editing, press and PR, disability access issues, heritage and museums, knowledge management including database design and GIS, fundraising, and project management.
Armstrong Consultants specialise in sustainable solutions complementing in-house skills.
General analogue, switched mode converters (including military spec), RF, low noise signal conditioning, power amplifiers, video, designs for automotive industry, security systems (including low power radio devices), hardware and flowcharting for embedded systems, various electronics CAD systems including Orcad, Protel, EE Designer, EDWIN, also SPECCTRA router. SMD layout and prototyping.
Good interpersonal and communications skills. Writing skills presentation skills, pc support (including building pcs and individual training).
Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (1988).
Current developmental priorities: keeping up to date with current switched mode topologies, general electronics (mostly analogue), website design using CSSP, and learning about relational databases.
I work at clients' bases or the Armstrong Consultants base. Facilities include:
Pentium PC, scanner, printer, faxmodem, internet access. Microsoft Office, CorelDraw, Dreamweaver MX, various CAD and simulation systems.
Preferred CAD system for schematic capture, simulation, and layout: EDWIN.
Electronics test and prototyping equipment including oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyser.
1984-present day Consultant Electronics and website designer.
1980 - 1984: Director of three-man electronics design/manufacturing consultancy
1978 - 1980: Oscilloscope circuitry for Gould Instruments Division.
1975 – 1978 Kelvin Hughes (Smiths Industries): radar system simulation and post design services.
1975 BSc(Hons), University College London.
Born 2 February 1954
No serious health troubles
Current passport and full clean driving licence (held since 1972).
Webmaster for a literary society ( http://www.tolkiensociety.org
), skiing, reading, general science, amateur radio.