Complete Product Development of M2M automation and Smart Energy solutions - from requirements gathering, quick-turn concept prototyping, to (H/w, S/w) co-design, development, to validation testing and contract manufacturing.
Keil MDK-ARM, IAR-EWARM, NETOS, FreeRTOS, MQX, Contiki-OS, Embedded-Linux (Debian, OpenWRT, OpenMesh), TimeSys/LinuxLink, Android, WinCE/XP-Embedded*, OSGi-R4.x, LonWorks, BACnet, 1Wire, Modbus.
M2M, IPSO, Internet-of-Things, IPv6 WSN, 6LoWPAN, NXP LPC21xx/23xx/ 17xx, 8051, PSoC, AVR, MSP, MC13224, Digi ConnectCore/ ConnectME, Freescale Kinetis, Vybrid 6xx dual core processors
W3C compliant RESTful web-services for resource-constrained battery powered WSN nodes.
Web portal, high-performance messaging patterns, Pub-Sub, web-app oriented application development.
Automated Demand Response, Energy Management, Building Automation
Product Development/ Management, Program Management, Systems Engineering, System Architecture, Embedded Systems
Full-spectrum, turnkey product development & deployment support services, including validation testing, agency approval support and contract manufacturing
Product/ marketing requirement gathering and validation through Gate reviews
Distill marketing requirements (MRD) into technical development plan -- e.g. System- Architecture, Engineering specifications, User-experience/ interface, Hardware-design, Software design, Integration plan, Test/ validation protocol, Design-reviews, Test fixtures, Automated testing (at contract/ manufacturing and final assembly stages), QA/ QC and alpha, beta test planning, evaluation, failure analysis, and so on...
Engineering design -- Analog, Digital Hardware + Firmware/Software + Communication system Co-design.
Circuit board design, prototype building and testing. Proof of concept validation, evaluation
BSP, driver development, OS/ App code porting and validation, unit testing
Incremental integration testing. System test planning and execution
Beta test planing and on-site evaluation/ monitoring
Interface with QA, QC, Contract manufacturer, coordinating transition activities with them
Product training, documentation
Forecasting, Long range planning inputs
Product Development & Management Association
Product innovation (PM/ NPD) training modules
University of California San Diego
Sustainable Business Practices
iCue Sustainability Services
M2M & Smart Energy Design Consultant, Developer
2010 - Present
Building upon years of experience in design & development of Data Acquisition, Control, Automation, Energy management systems and Enterprise Integration -- I started independent consultancy, focused on full service, turnkey solutions development in M2M, Intelligent Facilities (Smart-buildings/cities) & Clean-Tech
Accomplishments (solutions consulting and engineering development)
Automated Demand Response appliance (OpenADR); pilots deployed
Wireless IPv6 RESTful web-services enabled Sensor, Control platform
Dynamically reconfigurable Enterprise Integration Platform: plugging in facility data (O&M intelligence) to BI, Analytics Cloud and mobile apps.
BACnet web-services & Cisco EnergyWise Advanced App. Controllers
Web-managed Distributed (biogas) Micro-grid optimization framework
Senior Systems Engineer, Product Lead
2000 - 2011
Organized, Led NPD and actual engineering development of 3+ generations of Lighting Control and Building/ Energy Management & Integration product lines -- Lighting Management, Lighting Integrator, Smart-Wired Switching/Control Panel lines
* Thru consolidation of product lines and innovative redesign, delivered $500K/ year, for 7 years in cost savings + $2M annually, in new sales.
* BACnet, DMX, LON lighting control product; system integration projects
* Developed and managed offshore engineering outsourcing program with Honeywell India. Started PD accelerator building on this program.
* 2002, Web enabled lighting control panel (Ethernet + GSM interfaces)
* 2004, Industrys 1st Native BACnet/MSTP lighting panel (my 1st ARM7)
GE Industrial Systems/ HCi
Systems Design Consultant
1997 - 2000
I was brought on-board this unique venture to help manage product portfolio (of automation control systems); which was in need of major update. Stepping up to the challenge -- I delivered overhauled flagship platform, well under budget.
* Refactored legacy code into reusable libraries; optimized quality, cost.
* Successful product initiatives led to lucrative acquisition by Legrand.
Embedded Developer (Data Acquisition & Control)
1990 - 1997
PC (E/ISA, PCI), and microcontroller based data acquisition & control (DAQ) products and system solutions/ applications. Developed a modular PC based DAQ platform. This hugely successful, innovative solution allowed 4 times as many functions (via plug-in IO modules), each of which previously needed a dedicated PC card. This reduced cost and improved system factoring/ function.
* Designed Data Acquisition System for Central Water, Power Research Station, Pune -- used in design simulation model of a major naval port.
* Automated test jig for flight computer chassis -- for Indian Air Force
* Software/ DAQ solutions development for Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd., and Institute of Armament Technology, Girinagar Pune.
*Automotive (engine and braking systems) performance test systems development for Mahindra & Mahindra, Kalyani, Ashok Leyland.