Stuart E. Cart

Director of Innovation and Process Leadership

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Stuart E. Cart is Stavatti’s Director of Innovation and Process Leadership. Formerly a master of salvaging programs which teetered on the brink of failure, Mr. Cart employs a ‘guided discovery’ approach which allows one to respond appropriately to his/her environment using internal capabilities rather than reacting to it fearfully. His is a way of commanding situations and allowing one to be in a present relationship with problems in a manner which brings resolution to them as a natural, free flowing processes, from one’s inner ability rather than force-fitting historical answers and knowledge.

Stuart Cart has is an electronics engineer who spent ten years recovering failed aerospace programs and twenty one years reverse engineering foreign equipment for air force intelligence. He has devised many systems that greatly enhanced engineering functions and their reliability that are used by government organizations like the National Security Agency (NSA) and commercial integrated circuit manufacturers. Stuart has invented several technologies and approaches which were instrumental in allowing the government to meet its challenging objectives. He has written twenty seven technical books describing sophisticated systems and their operation. He taught at Purdue University in Indiana for ten years where he designed an electronics course and laboratory and became the highest rated member of the teaching staff on the combined Purdue and Indiana Universities campuses.


1. Developed a concept of engineering and management which saved 35% of the man hours required from preliminary design through fabrication while increasing reliability. Later developed into Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) by Hewlett-Packard

2. Developed the management profile and conducted the design of a tri-service computer-based test set after several aerospace industries had failed. The program spawned the creation of two engineering design awards from the Department of the Navy (designed-in Reliability and Maintainability (R&M), and designed-in Human Engineering). A cost savings of 70% was realized while increasing the reliability and maintainability by 400%.

3. Lead a $4 million program to develop a state-of-the-art UHF telemetry transmitter after the designing company failed to produce a workable design. It was in design for eight years and manufacturing for three.

4. Conceived and managed the redesign of an aircraft mission control computer reducing the weight from 1742 lbs to 22 lbs and the power from 5,200 watts to 33 watts. The new concept used older technology which helped to reduce the program cost from $4 million to $90,000 while increasing performance, quality and maintainability by 600%.

5. Spent nine years designing, developing, and facilitating courses in electronics, including laboratory equipment, for Purdue University and became the top rated staff of the combined Purdue and Indiana University campuses.

6. Developed and demonstrated, numerus times, an engineering approach to take failed aerospace programs (considered impossible), redesign them to be at least 10 times better than the best proposed product at no more than 1/10 the cost of the lowest bidder and reduce the time through production from up to 13 years to 1 year.

7. Conceived the high reliability electrical termination, junction and connection system now used exclusively in submarines, ships, commercial and military aircraft and spacecraft throughout the world.

8. Designed the world’s smallest hybrid (thickfilm) computer in 1983 which included processing of analog signals.

9. Devised and implemented the concept of “no operator training required.” Equipment cost was reduced by 93% while increasing the reliability and maintainability (R&M) by 800%. Implementation saved the tri-services over $1 billion.

10. Inspired the concept on the hybrid thickfilm, transformerless, synchro/digital converter and was first to use it in a system reducing the cost of the converter from $6,000 to $500. It was manufactured by CDC.

11. Devised the design standard, accepted by the Navy and the Department Of Defense (DOD), for developing, hardware, software and hardware/software integration.

12. Wrote the technical portion to the DoD’s Configuration Management for Software Configuration Management Specification (structured programming) which is the specification of how to write software for the Department of Defense.

13. Conceived the EMI filtering for pyrotechnic devices used in missile and space applications and has the highest reliability factor for an electrical assembly accepted by the government.

14. Headed the engineering team which developed and verified the modular design concept for electronic componentry used in Air Force and FAA avionics applications after an advanced research and development lab gave up.

15. Designed and developed the Surface Mount (SM) technology in the application of signal conditioners for space telemetry. The SM technology is now used in many applications like notebook and automotive computers.

16. Helped develop the integral panel switching now used on commercial and military avionics equipment, also reported to have been the source of automotive digital instrumentation panels and controls for home entertainment systems and remote controls .

17. Trained newly graduated engineers in adjusting to an industrial environment and enabled them to appreciate their role in the engineering discipline.

18. Served five years as president and chairman of the board of a church. During which time we retired much of the building debt and reorganized the constitution into a legislative and an administrative board to allow community members to participate in the opperation of church functions as a contribution to the community.

19. Designed an integrated circuit for implanting into the brain to monitor brain activity for researchers working on problems with space travel.

20. Conducted a seminar for high school students to invent microcircuit designs to be used for brain implantation by Matt Kabriski at the Air Force Institute of Technology.

21. Provided facilitation to organizations to advance their technologies. e.g. ITT, Howard Sams, developed a new process for microcircuit systems which allowed them to develop test and repair procedures for Sams PhotoFacts used by technicians to repair home appliances and entertainment systems.

22. Lead engineering teams, in a threatening environment, which performed exceptionally well compared to their colleagues. The program improvement was always over 10,000% while tardiness, complacency, and sickness disappeared.

23. Established the Command, Control and Communications (C4) Foreign Material Exploitation (FME) capability, acquired the test equipment and Computer Aided Design equipment.

24. Lead, what was considered to be, the largest Free World exploitation program which set standards for follow on programs. It was also considered to be the most complex, complicated and successful exploitation at a cost of $500,000 a day and was conducted in the shortest time – 6 months rather than the estimated 7 years.

25. Wrote the initial specification for the Foreign Technology Division of the air force’s FME laboratory.

26. Conducted an FME project at no cost in 2 hours that was estimated to require 17 man months and equipment costing $100,000.

27. Provided coaching for creativity and innovation in industry which revealed to professionals how to use their knowledge to produce a high degree of self-actualization and results similar to those above.

28. Made several trips overseas to exchange information with representatives and officials of foreign governments resulting in the resolution of technical and managerial problems.

29. I was informed that I was one of less than four people banned from the Soviet Union because, in part, of the unpredictable acquisition and use of scientific information.

30. Provided the tools and empowerment for an international consortium, which had given-up after four attempts, to successfully lobby Congress in changing their laws for incorporating ATLAS program language into airborne and military equipment using embedded computers saving the Government over a $1 billion.

31. Built a four place high performance experimental air plane.

32. Designed the system used by the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency to describe and disseminate information for digital data signals definition. The system is now used by semiconductor industries to describe their digital communication microcircuits used in cellular telephones, satellite communications, remote control, etc. This technique reduced the time required to get information to designers from over a year in many cases to one day, if required, while increasing the reliability by thirty points.

33. Received an award from the Inspector General (IG) of the air force for developmental work done on an On the Job Training (OJT) program. The award was based on initiative and met none of the five award criteria.

34. Designed the format for the Air Defense Data Systems (U) and the executive summary for it. The executive summary test case reduced an engineering analyst’s time to produce an answer from four days to thirty seconds for a manager while increasing the reliability of the answer.

35. Authored thirteen of the twenty five books of the Air Defense Data Systems.

36. Designed the basic format used by the Missile and Space Intelligence Center for their reporting.

37. Provided the foundation for the C4 system hierarchy and parameter tree, also used for CROSSBOWS.

38. Established the methodologies of defining the reverse engineering and designing missile related command, control, communication and intelligence systems. The Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center established a thirteen person branch to continue and maintain the effort.

39. Was a member of a team which consolidated three air force intelligence agencies.

40. Was an examiner and team leader for the Dayton Quality Excellence Award which uses the Baldrige Criteria. He also appeared on a television talk program representing Quality Dayton.

41. Established a concept to recreate The Spirit of Dayton which has been accepted by US Congressman Tony Hall.

42. Established an international group of people who create new educational methods to focus their efforts on Dayton as the center of a national education reformation and establish a new school and a new system of education in Dayton based on high leverage accelerated learning techniques.

43. Responsible for education for Quality Dayton and the Barn Gang. The Barn Gang was the group which spawned inventions making Dayton the invention capitol of the world.

44. Provided input to the design of the virtual intelligence information warfare operation for the air force.

45. Wrote a proposal to transfer the Mounds and DESC facilities into the private sector, and designing an innovation center as a part of that effort. This is supported by members of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Quality Dayton, the Barn Gang, Affiliates Society Council, etc.

46. Redesigned the CROSSBOWS simulator validation program which includes policies and procedures, management directives and engineering design guide lines up through the executive committee appointed by congress.

47. Conducted design work for the Chief Scientists of the intelligence community for the Virtual Information Warfare system of the future.

48. Worked with the Chief Scientist of the National Air Intelligence Center in developing requirements and processes to align the organization with the Baldrige Quality Award criteria.

49. Provided a slight modification Esterline-Angus recorders for Central Soya to monitor and identify grain types after the manufacturer stated they could not design such a device let alone modify an existing one.

50. Designed radiation hardening for communication aircraft to protect radio receivers to withstand nuclear blast fields of 50,000 volts per meter.