Cahn Litigation Services is skilled and experienced at identifying aviation experts to provide expert witness services for aviation litigation matters, and is called upon by attorney clients to locate an expert witness, representing either the plaintiff or defendant, with specific knowledge in avionic systems and technology. Example cases requiring avionics expert witness service involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, inter partes review in the PTAB, or trade secret disputes. Forensic engineering of components can prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. A specialist in avionics technology might also provide expert testimony in a product liability case involving failure analysis, or be called upon to testify in an aviation accident investigation. An avionics expert witness typically has extensive experience in wireless communications, embedded systems, GPS, computer science, aviation, aircraft maintenance, and/or FAA regulation.
Avionic systems are the electronic systems used on aircraft, and encompass communications, navigation, displays, fuel systems, flight control system, cybersecurity threat detection, landing gear, collision-avoidance system, flight recorder, weather systems and flight management systems. Pilot training and certification in advanced avionic systems is critical for aviation safety.
Litigation support by an aviation expert witness could include reverse engineering, writing an expert report, and expert testimony at deposition and at trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a qualified expert with prior expert witness experience. In addition, clients may seek an aviation industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work. An expert witness needs to not only have expertise in the subject, an expert witness must possess the ability to explain evidence to a juror.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Avionics experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Avionics landscape.
This expert has many years of direct hands-on experience performing tests, inspections, installations, and troubleshooting aircraft communication transceivers in many makes and models of general aviation aircraft. This experience is under the industry recognized term of "Avionics", which includes a wide range of aircraft electronic equipment. This expert owns and operates an FAA certified repair station exclusively focused on avionics testing and certifications with fixed-wing and helicopter capabilities nationwide.
The communication transceiver tests this expert performs includes transmit power output and frequency checks to verify the output power of the transmitter and the accuracy of the frequency tuner within the radio. It is important to note that these tests may be performed on the bench with bench test equipment and the subject radio being removed from the aircraft and associated antenna. Or, the tests may be performed while the radio is installed in the aircraft and connected to the associated com antenna using ramp test equipment. This expert's experience is primarily with the latter scenario.
This expert was a technical instructor for an Air Training Academy where this expert taught blocks of training required under FAA Part 147. This expert also served as an FAA Designated Mechanic Examiner, administering the FAA oral and practical exams to applicants for the Airframe and Power Plant certificates. This expert is also an accomplished instrument/commercial pilot with over 1800 hours in fixed-wing single and multi-engine aircraft and is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, and Aircraft Electronics Association.
This expert is the CEO of two award-winning aerospace firms, and is certified to perform flight management systems (FMS) certifications by a major airline (and for FAA programs via bilateral agreements). This expert has played an integral part in the test design, TSO, and Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) certifications of the CMC CMA 900, 3000, and 9000 FMSs, including RNP certifications, where applicable. This expert has test flown and achieved STC certifications for the Universal UNS-1Ew and Honeywell FMZ-2000 FMSs, including RNP certifications and is known for performing the first certifications as a delegated test pilot for Garmin's GNS 430 and GNS 530 integrated GPS/NAV/COM systems. This expert's company operates an aircraft and a simulator expressly designed for the evaluation and testing of FMS equipment. This expert led the development of the electronic charting industry which is closely associated with FMS equipment and has several years of experience teaching FMS and embedded avionics certification and is also delegated nationally by New Zealand (DE-RNZAF-019) to perform FMS certifications. Additionally, this expert had overall design responsibility for the cockpit of a company's test aircraft, including the FMS and all of its interfaces, planned and conducted all of the FMS flight testing, including RNP and WAAS approach approvals. This expert also performed the same function for the Universal EFI-890R in their airborne test-bed, and this expert's company has a current grant for the development of a next generation software FMS. Further, this expert was the lead investigator for NASA's TASAR expert decision support system, and designed the FMS architecture and interfaces for the program.
This expert holds a PhD in Physics, and leads a technology consultancy specializing in Electro-Optics Sensor System Analysis, Modeling & Design. This expert has deep experience with LiDAR and LADAR systems and has worked for aerospace companies' systems in instrumentation and delivery of information to the cockpit. This expert also worked for a defense contractor using LiDAR range-finders for tanks. This expert's technical skills include LiDAR & LADAR Design, build, testing and integration, Laser Systems Analysis & Modeling, Electro-Optics Sensor System Analysis, Modeling & Design, as well as Mathematical Analysis & System Engineering.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and is a full-time consultant primarily supporting military and aerospace matters, leveraging an extensive background in software performance, real-time architecture, hardware design, implementation, interface, control, development and standards. This expert is leading a new standard development for Safety Critical Java Technology and has held a General Radiotelephone License for many years.
At a defense company, this expert served as Chief Scientist of their System Solutions organization and their Software & Systems Resource Center, where responsibilities included systems and software consulting across the organization, guiding technology dissemination activities at the SSRC, reviewing and updating the SSRC's educational offerings, teaching (e.g., Real-Time Systems Analysis, and Object Oriented Real-Time Architecture), and leading and participating in program reviews and audits. This expert supported a wide variety of projects such as SBIRS, SBIS, Air Traffic Control, GPS, various avionics systems, CCTT, LAMPS, and AWACS. This expert was intimately involved in the design and implementation of many major systems spanning a wide range of applications including space (both ground based and flight), aircraft, shipboard, submarine, command & control, and information systems. This expert’s technical interests have included distributed systems / software architecture, distributed real-time systems, software engineering (especially for real-time applications), and performance-critical object oriented systems architecture. This expert has worked with many applications of GPS technology, both military and civilian, including a wide variety of mobile platforms such as aircraft and surface ships. This expert has experience serving as an expert (providing expert reports, depositions and courtroom testimony) in software, hardware, and systems-related litigation including patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and contracts.
This expert designed Wireless interference Testing Intelligences and simulation studies for 5G, LTE-A, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, avionics GPS and Iridium, IoT, and more. This expert is a Consulting Engineer where this expert has considerable litigation, expert testimony, and expert consulting experience.
This expert has extensive experience in wireless and embedded systems design for the avionics and aerospace, public safety, consumer, cellular, medical devices, and semiconductor industries. This expert was the Consulting Engineer and Wireless SME for an android-based Wi-Fi Infusion Pump. This expert was Principal Systems Engineer, involved in Graphical Flight Planning techniques and SATCOM and worked on airliner electric power generation systems.
This expert has experience in many aspects of Secure Land Mobile Radio, Cellular Subscriber and Infrastructure, WiFi, and Cordless technologies. There this expert had assignments of SW architect, DSP Instructor and Team Lead, Patent Committee Member as both an inventor and as a practitioner, Modem and FPGA chief architect, and in International Business development.
This expert was a Principal Engineer, working on chip designs for cordless and CDMA phones. This expert was appointed faculty teaching CDMA and communications theory.
This expert is the named inventor on twenty issued US utility patents covering cellular, public safety radio, and cordless technologies, was awarded a BSEE degree, and is a registered Professional Engineer. Further, this expert is admitted to the Patent Bar and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
This expert is the recipient of several industry awards.
• Professional Engineer
• Agent, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
• Commercial Pilot, Instructor Pilot, Ground Instructor, Remote Pilot.
• Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
• IEEE ComSoc and EMC societies.
• Experimental Aircraft Association.
• Aircraft Owners and Pilots’ Association.