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James Lux
2857 Silk Oak Ave
Thousand Oaks CA 91362

James Lux brings a multidisciplinary approach to a wide variety of projects. He has developed, or managed the development of, systems and applications in several industries, so he is familiar with the fact that each industry has its own unique requirements. In addition, he has significant hardware design and development experience as well, including a 250 MHz bandwidth arbitrary waveform generator, a 2-18 GHz wideband instantaneous spectrum analyzer, and a unattended calibration station for monitoring an orbiting radar. He has worked with Hollywood special effects companies producing such spectacular effects as a 40 foot man-made tornado and a computer controlled rack of 96 cameras to track a 100 mph tennis ball. He has over 20 years of software development experience, ranging from FORTRAN simulations on IBM 1130's to fault tolerant file systems on multiprocessor architectures, to DSP for radar signal processing, to developing multimedia products.

His wide background means that his "start-up" time on a new project is minimal. Extensive experience with both hardware and software makes him a good team leader for projects where hardware/software integration is critical: He can explain the hardware limitations and requirements to the software people, and the software limitations and requirements to the hardware people. This is especially important with many of today's systems which rely on a synergistic combination of hardware and software.

Mr. Lux has good communications and presentation skills, and has been team leader for numerous proposal efforts and design reviews. He has been published in a wide variety of journals and periodicals, at all levels of reader sophistication, and is particularly adept at explaining complex technical information to an audience which doesn't have a technical background.

Technical skill highlights

Algorithms: Signal processing, databases, OS kernels, device drivers, cartographic projections, simulation of various social and electronic systems

Programming Languages: Ada, APL, BASIC, C, C++, FORTRAN, Pascal, PL/I, Visual Basic, Assembler (680x0, x86, Z80)

Operating Systems: CP/M, MSDOS, SEL MPX-32, RSX-11M (Kernel & File system mods), Unix, VAX/VMS, Windows, Windows NT (SDK, DDK, etc.)

Microprocessors (programming & hardware): 80x86, 680x0, Z80, TMS320

Hardware Experience: CMOS, TTL, ECL, Analog to 2GHz at component level, building block level above 2GHz.

Network/datacom: Netware, TCP/IP, HDLC, LAP-B, ISDN

Industry familiarity: Defense/Aerospace, Entertainment, Real Estate, Law Enforcement, Computer

Licenses: State of California "Engineer-In-Training" (XE105716); FCC General Radiotelephone Operator with Radar Endorsement (#PG-GB-024372); FCC Radio Amateur (W6RMK); FAA Private Pilot, Airplane Single Engine, Land

Professional Societies: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), American Meteorological Society (AMS), Society for PhotoOptical Instrumentation Engineering (SPIE)

Patents: US 5,971,765 - Method and System for Generating Artificial Tornadoes and Related Vortex Phenomena

Work Experience

revised 18 May 1999