Anyware, LLC, a Maryland limited liability company, is a single member business dedicated to providing cost effective Computer Engineering hardware, software, and firmware development services for a range of applications and platforms in today’s gig-based economy. Mr. Paul Shultz, Managing Member, has over 35-years of design engineering, product development, manufacturing, technical management, and executive leadership experience with commercial and military customers.
Mr. Paul Shultz
Managing Member | Anyware, LLC | 2020 – Present
Performed design and programming tasks for gig-based clients including Python scripts, Arduino embedded C++ programming and hardware configuration, Python and Excel Selenium web scrapping, and Microsoft Office VBAs for office automation and financial modeling.
Vice President | L3Harris (Chesapeake Sciences Corporation) | 1994 – 2019 (retired)
Vice President – Responsible for program execution and business operations. Worked closely with program managers on budgets, schedules, earned value, technical solutions, risk/opportunity management, and customer satisfaction. Aligned business functional departments, operations, engineering, finance, planning, and human resources, to ensure successful program execution across two East coast locations. Implemented numerous Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBAs) to support the gathering, reporting, analyzing of business metrics, program health, and estimates to complete.
Director of Engineering – Led company technical direction, solutions, and readiness for current and future products. Responsible for IRAD planning, department planning including staffing, staff readiness, training, capital and expense budgets, ISO 9001 Design & Development processes, organization, and personnel management.
Sr. Staff Engineer – Principal telemetry architect responsible for implementation of high-resolution data acquisition and telemetry systems and products. Responsible for the development and application of a standard, generic, ATM/SONET network-based telemetry system used in both military and geophysical applications. Implementation used FPGA networking layers with a centralized, command microcontroller programmed in C.
Senior DEVELOPMENT Engineer | US Design Corporation | 1992 – 1994
Lead firmware engineer responsible for new product development of an optical jukebox caching system. Responsible for the research, development, and implementation of cache search and replacement algorithms suitable for large, optical jukeboxes connected to Virtual Memory System (VMS) and Unix hosts. Performed advanced research and implemented a highly efficient caching engine using IBM developed frequency-based replacement policy combined with probabilistic skip list tree-based data structure on an i960/pSOS+ platform in C.
Independent Instructor | 1992, 1994
Prepared students for American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) principles and instrumentation exam with a focus on ultrasound physics. 100% student passing rate (6 out of 6).
Group Engineer | Martin Marietta | 1986 – 1992
Responsible for the design, realization, and application of highly parallel single instruction multiple data (SIMD) and multiple instruction multiple data (MIMD) computer architectures, hardware, and software to solve high throughput digital signal processing problems. Largest processing system used over 20,000 parallel, bit serial systolic processors for time domain beamforming. Used Matlab to process, analyze, and display results.
Specialist Engineer | General Electric INFORMATION Services Company | 1984 – 1986
Assigned to technical networking projects related to new products and services for GE’s worldwide pre-Internet computer network that served over 600 cities in 23-time zones.
Engineer I | EG&G | 1982 – 1984
As part of a small team, assisted in the design, development, and delivery of a multi-board, MC68000 microprocessor-based acceptance test system for the US Army Military Computer Family (MCF) program. Designed and implemented interface hardware and FORTH software to test MCF interface functionality provided by multiple vendors.
CONTINUING Education ED2Go | Howard County Community College
Introduction to ASP.NET 2012
Intermediate C# Programming 2012
Master engineering science | 1992 | Loyola College In Maryland
Major: Computer Engineering
Related coursework: Computer Architectures, Signal Processing, Systems/Software/Object Oriented Programming
Bachelor of Science | 1982 | University of Maryland College Park
Major: Electrical Engineering
Related coursework: Microprocessors, Digital Design, and Software Programming
Skills & Abilities
- Responsible for program execution and business operations of L3Harris $70M/year site.
- Captured orders over $100M in 2019.
- Managed and aligned a department of 40, multi-disciplined engineers to successfully accomplish company, department, and customer goals.
- Proposal manager for two major towed array sensor competitive solicitations that resulted in first article development and production option contract awards with a potential value of $300M.
- Key technical contributor towards multiple SBIR Success Stories, Washington Technology Fast 50, and INC 500 business awards.
- Experienced in the application of hydrophones, vectors sensors, non-acoustic sensors, and telemetry electronics for underwater acoustics environments. Primarily focused on towed SONAR arrays for anti-submarine warfare. Analyzed system performance including transfer channel functions and in-water noise performance.
- Project engineer responsible for design, development, verification, and validation of towed array products including TB-16G, TB-34, and Active Low Frequency Towed System. In addition to telemetry system design, performed system requirement allocations, created system requirements verification matrix (SRVM), identified test methods, conducted verification and validation testing, and conducted functional configuration audit.
- Principle Investigator for SBIR Phase I/II N03-048 High Bandwidth, Hull Mounted Array Telemetry and Display System, which examined data telemetry bandwidth issues associated with submarine hull mounted sensors.
- Researched and implemented frequency based cache replacement algorithm with efficient Skip Lists search algorithm.
Embedded Systems and Software
- Experienced in digital hardware design and software development using microprocessors, microcontrollers, sequencers, bit-slice architectures, programmable logic, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), application specific integrated circuits (ASIC), and specialized high-speed parallel processors.
- Used VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL) to program FPGA behavior. Performed pre/post synthesis simulations to verify functionality using ModelSim, Simplicity, and vendor’s tools for placement and routing.
- Developed real-time, embedded C/C++ software for different microprocessors and microcontrollers in various environments. Most designs implemented without the benefit of a real-time or underlying operating system.
- Experienced with various interface and networking standards including TCP/UDP/IP and ATM/SONET. Worked with both optical and electrical network physical layers.
- Product development experience with network-based telemetry systems, electrical and optical high-resolution data acquisition systems, towed acoustical arrays, mass storage systems, multi-processor digital processing systems, network protocols, and test systems.
- Privately implemented a neighborhood watch website using ASP.NET/C# that accepted and posted incident reports and notified users (neighbors) of crime issues within the community. Used SQL database for users information and incident reports.
- Used Python and Excel with Selenium Chrome driver for customer web scrapping requirements.
- Provided customer office automation software for Microsoft Office products using Visual Basic for Application (VBA) for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Project.
Publications and Significant Presentations
AC/DC Principles and Applications, 2nd edition, American Technical PuBlishers, 2016
Foundational textbook that teaches learners how to apply basic laws and analysis techniques to traditional introductory circuits, as well as providing popular, real-world AC and DC circuits to demonstrate concept principles.
“Advances in Towed Array Sensor Technology for Manned and Unmanned Platforms,” 2012
Presentation for JHU/APL Submarine Technology Symposium that examined application and use of directional acoustic sensors hosted on underwater platforms.
“An Overview and Lessons Learned from the Five Octave Research Array (fora) with SOME Perspectives for Future Towed Arrays,” 2011
Supported paper presented by John R. Preston PSU/ARL at Underwater Acoustics Measurement Conference that provided an overview of high channel count, multiple aperture, towed array (FORA) used on multiple sea trials over an 8-year period.
“IMPROVING THE FLEET’S CAPABILITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY TRANSITIONS,” 2009
Presentation for SUBTECH Offsite in Newport News, VA that highlighted transitions of critical sensor technology from multiple, small business innovated research (SBIR) phase I/II contracts to production programs that improved US Navy anti-submarine warfare capability.
“TB-34 THE NAVY’S NEXT GENERATION FATLINE TOWED ARRAY,” 2008
Presentation for National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Joint Undersea Warfare Technology Fall Conference in Groton, CT describing the next generation of submarine fatline towed array that improved the existing, 30-year old acoustic architecture by increasing coherent system gain at higher frequencies.
“INTERCONNECTED SENSORS AND SYSTEMS,” 2003
Overview of a common telemetry system used to support multiple US Navy towed array applications. Telemetry system used ATM/SONET telecommunications networking standards. Presented at National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Joint Undersea Warfare Technology Spring Conference in Monterey, CA.
“MASSIVELY PARALLEL MIMD/SIMD SYSTOLIC PROCESSOR FOR SONAR PROCESSING,” 1989
Presentation at the Martin Marietta Signal Processing Conference in Baltimore, MD describing the application of a highly parallel systolic processing system for time domain beamforming used in a helicopter dipping SONAR system.
“SINGLE MODULE SYSTOLIC PROCESSOR WORKSTATION,” 1988
Presentation showing the implementation of multiple signal processing algorithms on a bit serial, SIMD/MIMD parallel processor workstation at the Martin Marietta Signal Processing Conference in Orlando, FL.