Tracy Norton

Freelance Electrical Engineer & Mechanical Engineer

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Location:Buena Park, California, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/tracynorton
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Current- Port City Instruments, Wilmington NC (Dr Randy May)
Project contract designing laser based spectroscopic research instrumentation. All hardware and packaging design/productization and assembling electronics....Solidworks 2010, PADS 9.2, Autocad 2009

July ‘97- Current Independent Part-time Contracting- Schematic drafting using Mentor Graphics ‘PADS’ Powerlogic, PCB/PWB design using Mentor Graphics PowerPCB and mechanical/ opto-mechanical design and drafting using AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, & Solidworks. Electronic Packaging Design, reverse engineering and research. Prototyping. Electronic assembly. Wire harness design. RF/microwave pcb layout. Analog data acquisition design. Assembly drawings, operation manuals, and assembly documentation. Standards: IPC & JPL D-8208 (revI)

Clients: Port City Instruments-Wilmington NC, Spectral Imaging Laboratory-Pasadena CA PSTech-Chatsworth CA, ViaSpace-Pasadena CA, Michael Eastwood Assc-So. Pasadena CA, TTE-Santa Monica CA, Oak Crest Inst of Science-Pasadena CA, CalTech-Pasadena CA

Aug ‘02-Oct ‘06 SpectraSensors Inc.

Duties: Assistance in all R&D aspects and engineering tasks thru the complete prototype development cycle. Packaging design (using Solidworks and AutoCad), pcb design (using PADS), wire harness design, cost analysis, component research, purchasing, and inventory. All prototype assembly.

Apr ‘06-Nov ‘08 ViaSpace- Pasadena, CA
Viaspace is a technology transfer and startup incubator, utilizing technology developed at JPL Pasadena

Duties: Consulting in packaging design (using Solidworks and AutoCad), pcb design (using PADS), wire harness design, component research for Humidity In Hydrogen Sensor for DMFCC Division, and other projects (CalTech)

Mar ‘01-Aug ‘02 Tunable Photonics Inc.
Tunable Photonics is a spin-off of SpectraSensors (see below) developing advanced fiber optic and wavelength locking technologies. FiberSpace acquired TPC Aug’02.

Duties: Assistance in all engineering aspects and R&D tasks thru the complete prototype development cycle.

Jan ‘01-Jun ‘08 MayComm Instruments LLC – Wilmington, NC
MayComm Instruments designs and mfrs custom, aircraft mounted research sensors and custom data acquisition instruments for atmospheric research based on technology developed at JPL.

Duties: Consulting in all engineering aspects and R&D tasks thru the complete instrument development cycle. Packaging & Hardware design (using AutoCAD and SolidWorks) and PCB/PWB design (using Innoveda PowerLogic and PowerPCB), cost analysis, component research, purchasing, and inventory. Harness design and assembly.

Mar ‘00-Mar ‘01 SpectraSensors Inc.
SpectraSensors designs and manufactures high sensitivity laser based gas and H20 sensors using technology developed at JPL Pasadena for environmental research and Mars lander missions.

Duties: Assistance in all engineering aspects and R&D tasks thru the complete product development cycle.

Feb ‘00- Mar ’00 Swales AeroSpace
Swales AeroSpace, Pasadena was a dedicated JPL engineering support contractor.

Duties: Drafting of schematics and design of pcb’s for JPL EOS projects using Protel99SE. Mech enclosure detailing w/ Solidworks ‘99

Swales has since been acquire by ATK

PC skills- Windows XP Pro, Microsoft Office Pro, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD 2010, Mentor Graphics PADS, Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor

Certificate in NASA/Mil-spec soldering and harness assembly.