MS Physics

Years of

Frederick L. Williams has spent more than 40 years in positions of responsibility in the field of electro-optical systems. His involvement has ranged from conceptualization through development to completion of a wide range of initiatives. He has considerable experience in team-building, mentoring, and leadership and has developed an understanding of the need to balance drivers of performance, risk, and resources to reach project goals.




  • Senior Staff Engineer, Harris Corp./Exelis Inc./ITT Industries Aerospace/Communications Division/Fort Wayne, January 2000 to June, 2016
  • Senior Principal Engineer, Orbital Sciences Corp., Pomona, Cal., 1997-2000
  • Technical Staff Engineer, ITT Industries Aerospace/Communications Division, Fort Wayne, Ind, 1988-1997
  • Senior Staff Engineer, Perkin-Elmer Corp., Danbury, CT, 1983-1988
  • Optical Engineer, CBS Technology Center. Stamford, CT, 1980-83
  • Senior Optical Engineer. Leeds & Northrup Co., North Wales, PA and Largo, FL, (1975-1980)
  • Associate Scientist. Eikonix Corp., Burlington, MA, 1974-75



  • Derivation and allocation of requirements, from a sensor level to module level and to components
  • Development of key tests to verify system performance
  • Requirements analysis and evolving development, including system and component specifications
  • Concept development and related functional decomposition leading to refined requirements
  • Synthesis and evaluation of candidate electro-optical system architectures



  • Systems Engineering Certificate Program, University of California at Riverside (2000)
  • Master of Science in Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA (1974)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN (1972)