Micah Kurtz

Education

University of Arizona

  • Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering Bachelors
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • Related Course Work:
    • C and basic C++ Programming
    • Circuit Theory
    • Microelectronic Circuits
    • Semiconductor Processing
    • Digital VLSI Systems Design
    • Mathematics/Physics

 

Professional Experience

Quantance, Inc.          Electrical Systems Engineer (Contractor)                             7/13-1/14

  • Successfully designed and tested a digital compensating polyphase filter which achieved cheap implementation for mismatch compensation
  • Designed and tested an effective zero-forcing equalizer filter for equalization of RF response in front of power amplifiers
  • Developed statistical analysis post processing software tools which achieved stronger business related interpretation of Quantance’s Envelope Tracking solution
  • Achieved stronger code reliability by establishing nightly code regression test routines
  • Performed prototype testing activity of Quantance’s Envelope Tracking solution
  • Programming language used was principally Matlab

Ridgetop Group, Inc.                                                                                 Engineering Intern 1/13-6/13

  • Achieved on schedule a successful integration of a MIL-STD-1553 USB adapter into an existing testbed in order to transmit fault degradation results
  • Effectively worked with a group of engineers to collaborate the best overall design for the MIL-STD-1553 data bus integration
  • Gained familiarity with the functions and protocols of the MIL-STD-1553 data bus and applied such knowledge into the MIL-STD-1553 USB adapter design and integration
  • Accomplished adequate fluency in LabVIEW with no prior experience
  • Programming language used was principally LabVIEW

Senior Design Capstone Project            Engineering Student                             8/12-5/13

  • Software and electrical engineering student in design of a portable wind and rain simulator achieving variable wind and rain settings
  • Successfully designed the embedded controls system in the C programming language with an Arduino Mega ADK microcontroller for hardware control
  • Successfully designed systems remote graphical user interface in the Processing language for system control
  • Achieved complete wireless control of the system via integration of embedded controls system and the graphical user interface
  • Contributed in design of the electrical system with a fellow student and very adequately implemented safe and reliable circuitry for the overall system
  • Completed entire project design and received an overall grade of ‘A’ for the impressive ‘above and beyond approach’ our project displayed

Professional Skills

  • Matlab, C, basic C++, LabVIEW, Processing, Pspice, Arduino, Mircochip MPLAB, Visual Studios, and MS Office.
  • Embedded microcontroller interfacing and system design, wireless analog and digital communications, circuit layout assembly, and use of general electronics lab equipment.

Related Interests

  • Embedded Control Systems (hardware and software)
  • Automation Controls (hardware and software)
  • Hardware Circuitry Design
  • Wireless Communications
  • Electromagnetics

 

 

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