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Antar K. Salahuddin 6251 Love Dr., #1437 Irving, TX 75039 214 485-0437 (home) 214 982-9994 (mobile) email@example.com Education: Texas A&M University College Station, TX BS Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications Elective), December 1994 Experience: (Dec07-Mar09) Tyco Electronics (M/A-Com) Irving, TX System Solutions Engineer (Sales Engineer) Duties: Provide technical responses for Requests For Proposals (RFPs) for Public Safety Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Networks. Assist sales team in creating relationships with customers, including making customer visits. Assist sales team in business development functions. Assist sales team in coming up with winning strategies to win new customers. Provide RF Coverage/microwave designs, block diagrams, system configurations, point by point responses and pricing for customer proposals. Assist sales in customer contract and cost negotiations. Perform site surveys and measurements to aid in the design and proposal process. Technologies worked with: P25, EDACS, OpenSky, WiMAX Broadband (4.9 GHz). (July06-Dec07) Wireless Facilities Incorporated (WFI) Plano, TX Principal Engineer Duties: Serve as Broadband/WiMAX Subject Matter Expert (SME) and engineering manager. Aid in proposal writing and pricing for prospective customers. Assist in writing WiMAX (802.16e) training modules for executives, sales and engineering staff. Assist sales in Business Development (BD) functions, including going on sales calls. Project manage WiMAX CW Drivetesting, design and model tuning projects. Managed a team of approximately 20 engineers and contractors. Perform some WiMAX CW Drivetesting, system design and model tuning. Perform some microwave design (11 GHz, 18 GHz). Software used: EDX Signal Pro, PlanetEV, Pathloss (January06-July06) Glow Networks Richardson, TX Principal Engineer Duties: Serve as Broadband/WiMAX Subject Matter Expert (SME). Aid in proposal writing and pricing for prospective customers. Write WiMAX (802.16d/e) training modules for sales and engineering staff. Manage broadband projects, including mobile WiMAX trials in Canada and Mexico. Served as technical lead for various drivetesting projects including: CW Drivetesting, RF Baseline testing, and EVDO Shakedown/Cluster testing. Project Manage broadband (WiFi/WiMAX) deployment projects, including backhaul design, installation and commissioning (I&C), and WiFi/WiMAX module I&C. (April05-January 06) Telnet Las Vegas, NV; Minneapolis, MN RF Engineer II Duties: Perform design (RF Propagation analysis, link budget, PN offset planning) of CDMA 1XRTT network for Sprint PCS. Evaluate Nextel sites for possible relocation of current Sprint PCS sites for the site consolidation project between Sprint PCS and Nextel. Nextel sites are being evaluated for possible relocation to alleviate pilot pollution and improve coverage in certain areas. Project lead for Pre and Post Optimization of 1XEVDO network for Sprint PCS (Nortel and Lucent infrastructure). Use Grayson Invex 3G optimization tool to perform single site shakedowns and cluster drivetests. Utilize Windcatcher for post processing of cluster drivetests. Perform no-harm testing to ensure that the 1XRTT voice network is not adversely affected when an EVDO site is turned on. Utilize Nortel CACP for EVDO site datafill/neighborlist entry. Optimize and fine tune EVDO clusters before and after commercial launch. (Jan05-Jan06) RF Analysis and Design, LLC Cedar Hill, TX Principal/Founder Develop sales strategies for targeted potential customers (Cellular/PCS, Wireless ISPs, Municipalities, MUD (Municipal Utility Districts), Public Safety, Hotels, Restaurants and other wireless entities.). Perform RF Consulting services (Wi-Fi Hotspot/Hotzone design and installation, point-to-point microwave design, two-way radio system design, RF design and troubleshooting (RF propagation analysis, spectrum analysis, interference analysis, frequency planning, and site survey). Design and optimize cellular networks (1XRTT, EVDO, iDEN). Project manage wireless deployments (broadband/cellular), including backhaul design/installation, and installation and commissioning of WiFi/WiMAX systems. Software used: PlanetEV, EDX Signal Pro, Pathloss 4.0, Invex3G Customers: Prime Controls, RedMoon Broadband, Bliss Communications, Sprint PCS (Telnet), Earthlink. (July04-Jan05) Redmoon Broadband, Inc. Plano, TX RF Engineer Duties: Perform design, optimization and some installation of both wireless/microwave point to point and point to multipoint networks. The point-to-point (microwave) networks were both unlicensed (5GHz), and licensed (11 and 18 GHz using Dragonwave products). Microwave designs were performed using the Pathloss software. Perform site survey, path analysis, link budgets, interference analysis, spectrum analysis, frequency planning, RF propagation analysis, system troubleshooting and overall system planning for both the WISP network and for the mesh network division. Perform networking functions like TCP/IP subnetting and some layer 3 routing. The WISP network utilized both 5 GHz technology (Trango Wireless) and 802.11b microcells (utilizing both Cisco Aironet and Orinoco). Feasibility studies were done for potential mesh wireless customers (usually municipalities) for mesh networks, as well as wireless hotspots and hotzones. The RF Engineer also worked with senior management in strategic planning for deployment of mesh networks. Due to the size of the network, the RF Engineer had to take 24 hour Technical Support call every other week. (Dec03-July04) T-Speed Broadband, Inc. (May02-Sept03) Dallas, TX RF Engineer Duties: Perform design, optimization and some installation of both wireless point to point (5GHz and 11GHz licensed microwave) and point to multipoint wireless ISP Network (U-NII, ISM bands and 802.11b) for both point to point and point to multipoint links. The microwave/point to point links were designed using both EDX Signal Pro and Pathloss. For the 5 GHz cells both Adaptive Broadband and Motorola Canopy equipment was used. For the 802.11b cells both Cisco Aironet and Orinoco technology was used. Perform site surveys, link budgets and site layout/selection and design for prospective hub and customer sites. Analyze and solve performance problems in the wireless network. Perform frequency planning/coordination for network. Analyze and field test for network performance using spectrum analyzers. Perform networking activities like TCP/IP subnetting and some layer 3 routing. Manage a team of three installation technicians. Develop processes for technicians for performing site surveys, installation guidelines and basic RF troubleshooting techniques. Involved in researching new wireless infrastructure solutions. Since May of 2002 churn for performance related issues have dropped from 30% to below 5%. (Sep03-Dec03) Motorola Computer Group Tempe, AZ Project Engineer Duties: Perform optimization, troubleshooting and documentation for Astro25 deployment for Phoenix/Mesa Police and Fire Departments. Perform RF Engineering (design) for wireless hotspots using Motorola Canopy infrastructure in both the U-NII and ISM bands. (August01-October01) EDS (Electronic Data Systems), Sabre unit Ft. Worth, TX Sr. Communications Engineer Duties: Perform design and system integration of IEEE 802.11(b) data networks for major airlines. Perform R&D on new wireless data technologies and evaluate for future use. Refine the site survey process and evaluate site surveys coming in from the field. (Aug99-June01) Marconi Wireless (formerly known as MSI) Richardson, TX Sr. Consultant Engineer/Team Lead Duties: Project management of RF Design and RF Optimization functions (Frequency Planning, retune analysis, PN offset Planning, RF coverage optimization, system drive test, neighbor list/handoff Analysis, performance parameter optimization), RF Design Engineering (including RF propagation analysis and site planning), as well as FCC/FAA compliance issues and project management functions for various wireless clients. Design licensed microwave T1/DS3 backhauls from cell site to switch (11 and 18 GHz). Both MSIs Planet and Agilent’s Wizard propagation tools were used. Design and implement in-building distribution systems as necessary. Attend planning/zoning meetings as the RF Engineering representative. Install and test Planet software at customer site. Act as team lead at customer site. Serve as liaison between the client, the other MSI engineers on the customer site and the MSI home office. Technologies used: WCDMA, CDMA (Lucent), TDMA (Nortel), and iDEN (Nextel, Nortel GSM equipment). Primary client was Nextel Colorado. (Feb99-Aug99) Telxon Corporation The Woodlands, TX Sr. RF Engineer Duties: Design wireless data collection networks using spread spectrum technologies (both DS and FH), CDPD and IEEE 802.11(b). Integrate systems into company product line. Test integrated systems for FCC compliance, capacity, RF system propagation and overall functionality. Test equipment and networks using Spectrum and Network analyzers. (Nov97-Feb99) UNIsite, Inc. Tampa, FL Sr. RF Engineer Duties: Aid in the development of the UNIstar software, which models collocated cell sites for interference (i.e. intermodulation, spurious, harmonic and receiver Desense), and FCC MPE (Maximum Permissible Exposure) studies. Perform comprehensive RF interference studies and FCC MPE analysis (per OET 65) on collocated cellular/PCS sites using UNIstar software. Perform link budgets and propagation analysis for clients collocating on UNIsite towers using Planet and DB Planner propagation tools. (Sep96-Nov97) Nextel Communications, Inc. Dallas, TX Sr. RF Engineer, Texas Market Duties: Primarily responsible for RF system optimization (frequency planning, retune analysis, coverage optimization, performance parameter optimization, handover analysis, in-building system design and implementation) and FCC compliance issues for digital iDEN build out for Texas Market (Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio). Engineered the frequency migration from analog 2-way radio to digital cellular. Assisted/trained RF Engineers with system design (selecting sites in search areas, link budgets, RF propagation analysis, drive testing, etc.). Designed licensed microwave T1/DS3 backhauls from cell site to switch. Managed all technical issues with both Dallas and Houston market buildouts. Motorola iDEN utilizes a Nortel GSM switch. (Nov95-Sep96) CNet, Inc. Plano, TX RF Engineer Duties: Designed and optimized cellular (AMPS, CDMA and TDMA), two way, paging, and microwave point-to-point systems for various wireless clients. Tested in-house RF propagation software (WiNGS). Assist sales team in making presentations to perspective clients for both software and consulting services. (Jan95-Nov95) Aerotek Richardson, TX RF Transmission Engineer Duties: Designed two-way radio networks for various clients. Performed RF propagation analysis, link budgets, site surveys, path analysis, and system troubleshooting.
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