Lindsay O’Brien Quarrie, BSEE, MSEE, PhD Materials Engineering , Chairman and Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

As Chairman and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Space Sciences Corporation Lindsay plans, captures and executes new business for small business innovation research (SBIR) and Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) for scientific research, design, product development, testing, analysis, engineering and management requested by Department of Defense and other federal agencies as well as commercial clients. He forms partnerships with other multidisciplinary organizations to capture funding and execute innovative research and development projects. He is Principal Investigator and manages and leads engineering teams and projects to successful completion and delivery. He has over 27 years of professional experience in problem solving and innovation through research, design, development, test, engineering and technology management with commercial, defense, government, university and aerospace partners. Areas of competence and successes includes hardware design and development for land, maritime, airborne and space, semiconductors, microelectronics (including ASICs, FPGA, analog, digital and mixed signal), radiation and nuclear effects, lasers, optics and development of thin film protection for severe environments. Materials development, characterization and failure analysis. The development and control of high energy density and high power density systems including battery, pulsed power, alternative energy, combined portable energy sources. Development of satellites and space systems. Survivability and vulnerability assessments for known space radiation environments. Development of Hover Airlift and Logistics Operation (HALO) vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) platforms. Current interests also includes Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) and high efficiency, low cost and reliable nuclear fusion techniques. He has a record of success in leading technical teams, in every stage from customer interface and program capture to hardware design, development and successful delivery and follow on.

As Principal Radiation, Reliability and Components Engineer at L3 Telemetry West Lindsay analyzed & designed for radiation effects RF and Microwave circuits in the development of more reliable products for Space and Airborne applications including spacecraft and satellite telemetry on many existing and new space programs.
• Determine the most effective selection, application, and parts screening for various high reliability part programs, for military and aerospace programs as required by Company standard and/or contract. Perform research, design and testing to reduce cost of radiation qualification of component (including radiation lot acceptance testing (RLAT) and device characterization), board and box or chassis level. Address spacecraft charging issues, displacement damage and all radiation effects including heavy ions and protons on multiple space programs.
• Monitor ongoing programs as required; resolve EEE component procurement and screening problems in a timely fashion. Review screening and test data received from manufacturers and test laboratories for compliance to specifications.
• Failure analysis, shielding analysis, derating and reliability predictions for Total ionizing Dose (TID), pulsed gamma radiation, Flash X-ray, Enhanced Low Dose Radiation Susceptibility (ELDRS) and Single Event Effects (SEE) including Single Event Latchup (SEL) and Single Event Upsets (SEU), Bill of Materials (BOM) Analysis and evaluations to verify and to improve the reliability on a growing list of space and military communications systems. Analyze radiation use of product and calculate the cumulative effect upon the reliability of the complete system produced by the individual reliability built into components and sub-assemblies.
• Evaluate defective components and failure analysis reports as required.
• Interface internally and externally with multiple disciplines to solve and achieve effective performance and reliability.
• Circuit level simulation and Fault Tree failure analysis capability using multiple tools and modeling capabilities.

As Technical Program Manager and Research Engineer, Lindsay designed and implemented a $13 million dollar Microelectronics Testing and Technology Obsolescence Program (METTOP) and Radiation Effects Design & Test Laboratory for the Defense Logistics Agency and United States Army at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NM for a diverse range of microelectronics applications and research. He has conducted extensive research across a spectra of radiation environments concerning nuclear effects on microelectronics and semiconductors collaborating with Sandia National Labs, Los Alamos National Labs and the White Sands Missile range to name a few, on several radiation effects projects and techniques. Lindsay also provided opportunities for many undergraduate and graduate students in physics, computer science, electrical and materials engineering as well as collaboration with the university faculty on various and diverse projects and the publication of several papers. He has completed research for Hardware Anti-Tamper Shape Memory Alloys, radiation effects, radiation shielding of microelectronics, metaplastic semiconductor composites, environmental testing, Lead Free Research.

As Member of Technical Staff and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) Engineer at Vitesse Semiconductor in Salem, NH, Lindsay led the testing and validation of a family of Vitesse Synchronous Optical Networks/Digital Heirarchy (SONET/SDH) , 10 Gb Ethernet ASICs for key customers such as Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Ciena, Alcatel and many others.

As Site and Engineering Project Manager at Harris Corporation in Littleton, Massachussetts,  Lindsay led the planning and development of the first Broadband Wireless Access Remote Station (Clearburst RS200) for Harris Corporation, designed around the Motorola 860 telecommunications processor.

As Senior Design Engineer at Raytheon Power Design Laboratory in Sudbury, Massachussetts, Lindsay designed the control logic assembly for the Theater High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) Antennae Equipment Unit.

As Senior Design Engineer at Raytheon Naval & Maritime Systems in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Lindsay led a team as part of the Raytheon buyout of Hughes Corp Defense Systems Segment to design the Ship Self Defense System (SSDS MK II) in Fullerton California with successful transition to production in Portsmouth, RI.

As a Senior Design Engineer at Raytheon Naval & Maritime Systems in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Lindsay designed tuning magnetics for sonar transducers for the MK30 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Program and also assessed electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatability EMI/EMC on detection, guidance and navigation and towed array systems. Assessment of power electronics, frequencies and sound pressure levels for the SQQ32 program. Assessment of EMI/EMC on TLAN programs. Assessment of power electronics on F16s for JSTARS program.

As Electrical Engineer with the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Office of Science and Technology (OST) Medical Electronics Branch in Rockville, Maryland,  Lindsay provided design support and research for the safety and effectiveness of numerous electronic medical devices winning a congressional mandate design control award and the Engineering Literary Award in the Research Category for research into Power Quality and Electromagnetic Interference/Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMI/EMC) on Medical Devices at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health. Lindsay also conducted collaborative research in detecting extremely low magnetic fields to monitor axon activity as a Functional Cross-section of the peripheral nerve.

Education and Professional Associations

In 1994 Lindsay passed the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test and physicals at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland and qualified for both the Air Force Astronaut Program and the Nuclear Power Officer Program. Lindsay has authored technical publications to Military and Aerospace Programmable Logic Devices Conference, MAPLD/NASA Electronics Parts Program (NEPP) as well as a member of the JEDEC JC13 Committee on Radiation Hardness Assurance, the Space Parts Working Group and the Defense Semiconductor Association (DSA).

Lindsay is a graduate of the University of Miami Electrical and Computer Engineering Program December 1991, a graduate of the Drexel University Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Program in Power Electronics & Power Systems, including 1st year of Drexel MBA courses 1994, Direct Energy Conversion & Electromechanical Energy Conversion George Washington University 1995, Optimization of Power Systems and Power Quality Research 1996 Howard University, Advanced Computer Engineering, Verification of Very Large Digital Systems , Advanced VLSI Design, FPGA Logic Design Techniques, University of Massachussetts Lowell 2001 and completed his PhD in Materials Engineering at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, New Mexico Tech.

Engineering & Physics of Green Power
Lasers & Optics, Radiation Effects including Soft Error Rate on Semiconductors, Failure Analysis of materials Applications Nanoscience.
Lindsay is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer IEEE and a graduate of Los Alamos Neutron School 2009 as well as the US Small Business Management Leadership Institute, El Paso Texas 2007.
Lindsay has been a Member of Rotary International Socorro, NM.