Alan has worked as a mechanical engineer with over 36 years in the test and measurement field. His experience started with aircraft nacelles then truck noise vibration and harshness and for the last 24 years performing vibration and acoustic testing of spacecraft and components. Expert in root cause analysis for manufacturing, test instrumentation and equipment issues. Managed specification and contruction of large environmental test facilities. With years of experience in reverberant chambers, he carefully evaluated the results of a demonstration test before recommending that MAXAR (formerly Loral) use direct field acoustic testing instead of the reverberant chamber.