Steven Carlson has over 20 years of extensive experience in defense/aerospace industry dealing with design and analysis of electronic hardware with a strong understanding of thermal and structural analysis. He is a Principal Engineer in Electronic Hardware Thermal / Structural analysis at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has provided mechanical analysis consultant services to Northrop Grumman, Physical Optics Corporation, OE Waves, and multiple other electronics manufacturers for military and commercial applications. Steve holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and currently works at JPL performing thermal and structural analyses on space based electronic hardware.
Steve learned the classical techniques for analyzing electronic hardware from Joel Sloan (author Design and Packaging of Electronic Equipment) who was a colleague of Dave Steinberg (author of multiple thermal and vibration analysis books) at Litton Guidance and Control Systems. Steve has expanded the classical techniques to include modern solid modeling and Finite Element Analysis to reduce analysis time, improve accuracy, and decrease product development time.