Resume of THEODORE BLUESTEIN (now deceased)
4385 N. Paseo Rancho Tucson, Arizona 85745 (602)
New York City, New York -- July 7, 1934 Wife, Helen E.
Four Children -- 31, 29, 27, and 17 years of age
B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering -- Pennsylvania State University June
M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering -- University of Southern California
Hughes Master of Science Fellow
Hughes, Raytheon and Motorola Management Development Programs
New York State Scholarship -- declined
Member Sigma Tau -- National Engineering Honor Society
January 1982 to January 1989 --Hughes Aircraft Company, Tucson
Engineering Laboratories/Land Combat Systems Division -- Senior Project
Engineer, TOW Program
As a Senior Project Engineer in the TOW Systems Engineering
organization, I have served as the lead engineer for several different
project. These include:
Bradley Fighting Vehicle/TOW 2 -- I was responsible
for directing, coordinating and integrating the Tucson efforts. The
responsibilities involved the tactical software, systems analysis and
simulation, and flight test planning and execution.
Egyptian Co-production Proposal -- I was
responsible for preparing the systems engineering portion of the proposal
and supporting International Marketing in coordinating it with the rest of
TOW Mirage Failure Analysis -- After several
failures during a foreign flight demonstration program, I led an effort to
define the cause and develop fixes as required. Much of what was developed
at this time was later incorporated into the TOW EPROM software.
TOW EPROM ECP -- I served as the Project Engineer
for the program to develop an EPROM version of the Ground TOW System. This
included directing TI's efforts in the
development of a significantly modified version of the software,
including the logic to handle mirage situations.
Swiss TOW 2 Co-production Courses -- I developed
and coordinated a series of classes for Swiss factory and government
representatives on the TOW System, production fabrication and assembly,
techniques, and testing.
In addition to the above I also handled several other
assignments including running GO Club solicitations, U. S. Savings Bond
drives, and a six-month TOW instructional program for the TOW Weapon
Systems Engineering Department.
Tune 1979 to December 1981 -- Hughes Aircraft Company, Tucson
Manufacturing Division, Roland Project Office
December 1980 to T anuary 1989 --
Senior Project Engineer
Responsible for Tucson Support of MIP (Modification Improvement
Program). Tune 1979 to December 1980 -- Systems Engineering Section
Responsible for Roland Systems Engineering activities
at Tucson including hardware integration, interface definition and
control, performance validation, test planning and evaluation, and
simulation and analysis.
April 1976 to Tune 1979 --
Motorola Government Electronics Division Program Manager, Missile
Responsible for Advanced Systems and Technology
Programs including SIRCS, ASALM, Air-to-Ground ARM and an Anti-Tank
Missile. During LIghtweight Radar Missile (LWRM now AMRAAM) contract
served as Motorola's Program Manager working wit Northrop. Also had
responsibility for initial phases of SMASH air-to-surface missile homing
and Advanced ARM programs. Ran AMRA AM Captive Flight Tests.
Tune 1971 to March 1976
Raytheon Company, Missile Systems Division Principal Engineer
May 1973 to March 1976 --
Manager, Guidance and Controls Marketing
Responsible for marketing of all technology programs in
guidance and controls. This included responsibility for proposal budgets,
IRAD planning, and customer contracts. Programs included the Advanced
Visual Target Acquisition Systems (Helmet Mounted Sight), Common Aperture
Multi-Spectrum Seeker (CAMS) and Multi-Mode Guidance.
March 1972 to May 1973 --
Staff Engineer, Systems Design Department
Served as Technical Staff Engineer on AGILE Proposal as
well as preparing the cost proposal. Served as Lead Engineer for Systems
Engineering for Raytheon's Lightweight Weapon Control System, a radar and
processor system for small ship anti-missile/antiaircraft defense.
Prepared system and equipment specifications based upon requirements,
allocations, and design trade-off studies.
June 1971 to March 1972
Missile Manager, Hardsite Defense System Program Office
Responsible for the missile portion of Raytheon's
Hardsite Defense System (Site Defense for Minuteman) proposal effort. This
included directing and integrating Martin Company's efforts as a team
member into the total system as well as coordinating the Raytheon efforts
in the missile area including all contacts with the SAFSCOM Missile
Office. Coordinated and integrated the test activities to be conducted at
Martin and flight tests at Kwajalein.
August 1969 to Tune 1972 -
Piedmount Capital Company
Sold insurance and investment programs as an independent contractor.
Products included mutual funds, life insurance, tax shelters and group
health insurance accounts.
November 1961 to August 1969 -- Staff Engineer, Systems Engineering
February 1969 to August 1969
Staff Engineer, Systems Engineering Laboratory
Served as consultant to program offices and prepared technology
proposals as a lead engineer.
July 1968 to February 1969
Systems Integration Manager,
Short Range Missile Program Office
Responsible for total weapon system integration for
Raytheon's proposal efforts for the USAF Short Range Missile (AIM-82).
This included all aircraft design and integration efforts (launchers,
cockpit, sights, human factors, etc.), ground support equipment,
reliability, QA, and the test and evaluation program.
September 1965 to July 1968
Missile Manager, SAM-D (Patriot) Program Office
Responsible for pre-proposal, proposal and contract
efforts on the SAM-D missile. This included all aspects of the missile;
radome, guidance, control systems, propulsion and airframe. Directed the
guidance system work at Raytheon and the airframe work at Martin Company
while coordinating and integrating the efforts into the total weapon
system. Specific Martin activities included; wind tunnel tests, radome
sled tests, breadboard autopilot and actuators testing and structural
November 1961 to September 1965 --
Senior Engineer, Missile Systems Division
During the period November 1961 to September 1965, I
served in a variety of capacities from Project Aerodynamicist on
Raytheon's Phoenix Missile System proposal to project engineer on
Raytheon's AADS-70 and ASMS programs.
Directed airframe redesign effort on XADR-7 A
(2.75" Decoy Rocket for B-052) and initial design and wind tunnel
activities for Sea Sparrow. Developed Steerable Tactical Ballistic Missile
Concept for U. S. Army Missile Command.
June 1956 to November 1961 --
Hughes Aircraft Company
Joined Hughes Aircraft Company as a recipient of a
Hughes Master of Science Fellowship, attended school evenings and worked
as a wind tunnel test engineer. Project Aerodynamicist with responsibility
for the GAR-ll (now AIRM-26A) and the HM-55 (Swedish Version) missiles.
Had nuclear safety responsibility.
President of Quality Flying Club (Raytheon employees)
Raytheon Bedford Laboratories United Way Chairman for 1976 campaign.
Board member and chairman, 1977-1978, of the Walden
Massachusetts Branch of the American Cancer Society. Chairman of the 1975
Cancer Crusade in the Walden Branch (includes: Acton, Concord, Carlisle,
Bedford, and Lincoln).
Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics, Chairman of Tucson Section, 1986-1988 -- Advisor to
the University of Arizona student section. Served as Judge for Student
Paper Conference for Region VI four times.
Editor of newsletter.
Member of The Tucson Repeater Association (HAM Radio Club).