Robert T. Short, Ph.D.
PhaseLocked Systems (August 2004-Present). Founder and Principal.
Technical consulting services for wireless systems, including
OFDM and spread-spectrum radios.
- Simulation, analysis, circuit design and patent work.
- Analysis of 3GPP waveforms in nonlinear circuit
- Tutorials, including 3GPP waveforms (IS-95 and WCDMA),
OFDM(A), Spread-spectrum, CDMA.
- Equalization in Satellite Communication Systems.
- WiMax-like OFDMA system and UWB systems. I have created several
concepts that are currently in the patent process, and have provided
clients with technical support for ASIC and FPGA design as well as
business acquisition efforts.
- Involved in patent work, both submitting patents and
assisting with infringement suits.
Alereon, Inc. (September 2002-July 2004). Chief Engineer.
Technical lead for an ultrawideband chipset development.
- Led staffing effort for RFIC and Digital ASIC development
- Primary architect for the Alereon UWB chipset and support
- Helped support fundraising through technical coordination
of due diligence efforts.
- Led chipset system engineering efforts.
- Coordinated PHY ASIC design from inception, hiring, through
Pacific Crest Corporation (February 2001-August 2002). Chief
Technical lead for a variety of wireless positioning products.
- Responsible for system architecture and development of a
new wireless networking product, as well as updating and
re-engineering existing wireless products.
- Responsible for updating and enhancing engineering
processes, both for existing products and a new wireless networking
product similar to an 802.11b system.
- Created, staffed, and managed a new remote development center.
ParkerVision, Inc. (April 1997-February 2001). Corporate Staff
Scientist and Design Center Manager.
Technical lead for a team of engineers designing low power analog
- Developed detailed and accurate mathematical models for a
new direct downconversion technology.
- Coordinated the design of
analog ASICs and discrete wireless systems.
- Signal Space Design, Inc. (September 1998-January 2000).
President and Founder.
Technical and managerial lead of a team of extremely competent
young engineers for a contract engineering firm. Designed analog and
digital communication systems, low noise circuits, and embedded
systems. SSD was profitable every month and was sold to ParkerVision
in January 2000.
- Digital Scientific, Inc. (April 1997-August 1998).
Director of Wireless Engineering.
director and manager for the development, from inception to
manufacturing, of a line of 2.4 GHz spread spectrum
multiprotocol data radios. Coordinated design and marketing
of a flat-panel antenna line. Was awarded an SBIR for
research into multiuser systems in multipath and fading
channels. When funding for the wireless division was
eliminated, I acquired the assets and formed Signal Space
Digital Radio, Inc. (April 1994-April 1997). Chief Technology
Contract engineering, including spread-spectrum radio development,
embedded systems, signal processing, FSK systems, software design.
The University of Utah. (July 1989-June 1994).
Professor of Electrical Engineering.
Tenure-track faculty with the University of Utah. Duties included
teaching, research, and administration. Courses taught included
communications, signal processing, and control systems (single and
multivariable). Research included adaptive systems, spread
spectrum interference reduction, nonlinear systems, multiuser
receivers, adaptive A/D converters, and implementation of DSP
algorithms in integrated circuits. Managed the College of
Engineering computer facilities.
July 1984-July 2001.
Research Professor of Electrical Engineering. Occasional research
contract, course instructor.
Unisys, Inc. (October 1984-October 1989). Senior Staff
Digital communication systems and intercept receivers.
Hewlett-Packard. (September 1981-August 1984). Engineer.
Operating system design, implementation, and testing.
Motorola GED. (January 1976-August 1981). Engineer.
Radar system and circuit design.
Naval Weapons Center. (July 1973-December 1973). Coop
student, Hybrid Circuit Lab.