Freelance Consultant

David’s peers consider him a Polymath, since he has completed Trade & University Qualifications in many diverse yet interlinked fields of Engineering, Sciences and Art.
David has spent most of his 40+ years global working life, as very much a “hands on” Commissioning & Troubleshooting Technician/Engineer.
He is happiest working in the subatomic world right though to ultra massive projects involving moving moons or asteroids.
Worked at Rocket Lab in NZ as a Vehicle Test Engineer for the principal task as a member of 4-man team, to setup & perform the first structural tests on the Electron Rocket’s 9 engine power stage on their newly designed 1.2m diameter by 16m long rocket’s, largest & most complex set of tests to prove the composite carbon fibre rigidity of this critical structure, by hydraulically applying the individual lift off full thrust forces of all 9 engines, plus various angular maximum wind shear loads.

David’s Experience

  • Safety critical application
  • Concept, component compliance testing
  • 40+ years global working life
  • FMECA review & vessel costing
  • Mains AC power, UPS’s & backup generators
  • Satellite dish power & hydraulics
  • Control room electronics
  • Rocket transporter, electrics & mechanics
  • Troubleshooting

David can support

  • Research & development
  • Complex ‘cross discipline’ interface areas
  • Electrical, electronics, robotics, mechanical, hydraulic systems
  • Diagnostic fault finding & remediation planning
    Robotics, explosive cartridge handling for subsurface mining
  • Obsolescence analysis including end of life
    Automation & control systems
  • Power generation systems/synchronisation covering AC/DC
  • RF, microwave & sub-millimetre systems design reviews

David’s achievements

  • Active Australian Defence Clearance
  • Founder of ‘Partum in Futurum’
  • Maintaining OTC Moree tracking stations power generation plant, during NASA Moon landings
  • Team member at AnalogParadigm.com (space analogue computers)
  • Senior witnessing authority for DNV-GL
  • RT weather monitoring
  • His project CubeSat for track & measuring the EMP energy & pulse trajectory, generated by Intracloud & Intercloud lightning strikes