Maxwell J. Toms                                                                                                      

49 Julian Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada, K7C 3W7

mjtoms@sympatico.ca   (613) 257-7290

 

 

Engineering Development and Support

For over thirty years, Maxwell J. Toms has performed the functions of design and development for a number of deployed Radio Communications, Information, Control and Audio Systems, for a number of government, municipal, industrial and commercial clients.  Max is well versed in the engineering development process. Responsibilities have included all project elements such as System Definition, Drawings, Configuration, Maintenance Requirements, Vendor Assessment, Training Requirements, Design, Fabrication, Test and Implementation.

 

Engineering Planning, Design And Development Activities

 

Communications Networks: Completed or assisted with the engineering planning, design and development, with supporting documents of the following systems or equipment:

        The Morrisburg Wireless Delivery System, a wireless communications system connecting to the Fibre-optic system, including a fibre back-haul and 2.4 GHz 4.5 Mbps point-y-multipoint delivery system (2002).

        The Williamsburg Township Wireless Delivery System, a wireless communications system connecting Williamsburg to the Fibre-optic system in Morrisburg, including a 45 Mbps 5.8 GHz back-haul and 2.4 GHz 4.5 Mbps point-y-multipoint delivery system (2002).

        The Iroquois & Environs Wireless Delivery System, a wireless communications system connecting Iroquois to the Fibre-optic system in Morrisburg, including a 45 Mbps 5.8 GHz back-haul and 2.4 GHz 4.5 Mbps point-y-multipoint delivery system (2001).

        The Iroquois Fibre Network, a communications distribution system, 9 km fibre, 156 pairs, with Gigabit Ethernet switching, covering all the commercial and industrial areas of the Community (2001).

        The Morrisburg Fibre Network, a communications distribution system, 12 km fibre, 252 pairs, with Gigabit Ethernet switching, covering all the commercial and industrial areas of the Community (2001).

        Operation Amateur Skyhook, an airborne 2‑Meter FM repeater package for amateur radio. Carried aloft to 100,000 feet on an NRC balloon, the payload showed portable communication was feasible over nearly 500 miles. It was the first successful attempt of its kind anywhere, and was reported in the major amateur magazines. (1979)

        Gros Morne Repeater, an efficient VHF‑FM repeater for remote locations. Provided a battery operated mountain‑top unit for Gros Morne National Park, Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland. (1974-1977)

        JML Repeater, an efficient VHF‑FM repeater for remote locations, located on a remote mountaintop for JML Electronics, Corner Brook, Newfoundland. (1974-1977)

        Town Of Stephenville System, a new efficient VHF‑FM repeater system complete with portables and mobiles, Stephenville, Newfoundland. (1974-1977)

        Town Of Port aux Basques System, a new efficient VHF‑FM repeater system complete with portables and mobiles, Stephenville, Newfoundland. (1974-1977)

 

Military Systems: Completed or assisted with the engineering planning, design and development, with supporting documents of the following systems or equipment:

        An Automated Maintenance Support System, a diagnostic system, covering airframe, engines and avionics, for the NSA Program. (1989-1991)

        A Passive Aided Vision System, utilizing the Spar TOD FLIR System and DBA Video Tracker. The engineering and design plan was developed for a proposal to the DND for the new shipborne helicopter program. (1988)

        The AN/SPS‑10 Radar Receiver, an upgraded solid-state receiver for the Canadian Navy’s medium air detection system. The effort included including development of packaging and testing. (1981‑1982)

        The AN/SPS-12 Radar Receiver, an upgraded solid-state receiver for the Canadian Navy’s long-range air detection system. The effort included including development of packaging and testing. (1981‑1982)

 

Automatic Test Equipment: Completed or assisted with the design and development of test equipment, with supporting documents, for the following:

        The NODLR Test Set, a multi-functional ATE suite for the Night Observation Device Long Range Program, including (9) deliverable units. Technical Consultant. (1988‑1989)

        The CP-140 FLIR Test Set, a multi-functional ATE suite for a Texas Instruments 8008A FLIR system, for CP‑140 Aurora R&O Program. Technical Consultant. (1986)

        The I6 TWTA Test Set, a multi‑function multi‑port RF ATE system for space qualification testing of I6 Travelling Wave Tube Assemblies (4 and 11 GHz). Team leader. (1983‑1984)

        The BrazilSat TWTA Test Set, a RF ATE system (refurbishment and updates) of for space qualification testing of BrazilSat TWTAs. Team Leader. (1983)

        The AN/SPS‑10 and -12 Radar Receiver test suite, for qualification and production testing of the radar receiver system and components, part of the Destroyer Life Extension Program. Team Leader. (1981‑1982)

        The ANIK D TWTA Test Set, a multi‑function RF ATE system for space qualification testing of the ANIK D Travelling Wave Tube Assemblies, (4 GHz). (1980‑1981)

 

Miscellaneous:  Completed or assisted with the engineering planning, design and development, with supporting documents of the following systems or equipment:

        The Flight Simulator Project, a personal initiative to build a full-scale F-16 fighter cockpit assembly for added realism for simulation gaming. This unit, completed in 1993, was acquired by the North Bay Museum in 2006, to set up an interactive display.

        The All-Sky Camera Control Unit, a programmable digital sequencer for the Hertzburg Institute of Astro Physics (NRC), for use with their 70mm all‑sky cameras. (1978)

        The Clode Sound Studio, a multi‑track sound recording studio for Clode Sound Productions Ltd, of Stephenville, Newfoundland. It was the first such facility to be located in that province. (1975-1976).

        A series of sound re‑enforcement and public address systems for commercial and private clients. (1974-1977).

 

 

 


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