Full-time employment in the field of digital communications system design and digital signal processing with a special interest in the field of software-defined radios.
Brigham Young University - August 2002
Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
Thesis: An FPGA-Based Simulation Platform for Aeronautical Telemetry
Digital Signal Processing & Communications Emphasis
Mathematics Minor GPA 3.77
DSP Design Engineer Global Communications Lab.
Developed custom communications products based on GSM cellular networks and HDSL modems. Created FPGA designs of a G.711 m-law / A-law voice compander and a GMSK modulator. Constructed a complete HDSL demodulator within the Matlab simulation environment. Implemented a multiple user Full Rate / Enhanced Full Rate vocoder for a GSM base station on the TMS320C5420 DSP. Developed an adaptive position estimation algorithm for E-911 applications.
Research Assistant under Dr. Michael Rice.
Modeled frequency selective fading in wideband aeronautical telemetry channels. Developed Matlab scripts to automate post-processing of time-variant channel data. Results published in International Telemetering Conference 1999, 2000.
Teaching Assistant EC EN 485 Analog & Digital Communications
Assisted the professor in teaching communication theory to classes. Conducted recitation sessions, graded homework and administered laboratory simulation exercises. Simulink modeling of various modulation formats including: AM, FM, FSK, BPSK, QPSK, QAM, etc. Principles taught included: modulation theory, matched filtering, timing recovery, phase recovery, link budgets, and adaptive equalization.
Matlab, Simulink, Visual HDL, Mentor Graphics, ModelSim, Leonardo Spectrum, Xilinx Design Manager, TI Code Composer 2.0, National Instruments LabView. Languages: C, Assembly, Matlab and VHDL
L.D.S. Missionary to Portugal and Cape Verde Islands, West Africa.
BYU University Scholarship 4 years
BYU College of Engineering and Technology Deans List
Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award
U.S. Security Clearance SSBI November 2002
English: Native language
Portuguese: Fluent, having spent two years in Portugal and its possessions,
augmented with further studies in advanced Portuguese language at BYU