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Yeehaw: Scott Yee

Scott Yee, Technologist, Consultant, Aerospace Engineer and owner of Open Technology Development, LLC.

He is a native Arizonan and has worked in the fields of R&D and engineering for over 14 years. His technical expertise range from: embryonic optics/photonics to consumer product marketing. He has always enjoyed helping companies and individual develop new ideas or help them take their ideas from concept to prototype. It is the hard work of development that is the most rewarding as in most journeys. After all an idea is only an idea as Thomas Edison said, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

A brief summary of Scott’s past work and experience:

Solid State Lighting (SSL) Systems:
3+ years experience in developing Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lighting systems. Designed and implementation of optical lab measurement systems for Ultra High Brightness (UHB) LEDs.

Photovoltaics and Automotive System Design:
Led a team of university research students in the development of solar powered vehicles for 3 years. Managed design for mechanical, electrical and aerodynamics of a competition solar vehicle.

Consumer Product Development:
Participated in partnership with a team of entrepreneurs to design, develop and market a consumer paper based product. Our team successfully produced and patented a prototype for sale to a Fortune 25 company.

Research, Design and Implementation of Aerospace Systems:
9+ years aerospace systems design architecture. Performed several investigations of emerging optical systems for Boeing Phantom Works as a primary research engineer/scientist.

Aerospace R&D Program Management:
3+ years experience in program management and team leadership roles for various R&D and product development. Lead proprietary DOD research programs as the primary program manager for Boeing Phantom Works. Assigned as principle investigator for several multiple million-dollar IRaD and CRaD embryonic optical system R&D programs. 2+ years experience in team lead role to determine the use of solar cells to supplement ground and air platform power needs.

UAV Systems Design:
2+ years experience in design and analysis of conceptual and prototype UAVs. Lead multiple integration teams for avionics and power plant for an experimental micro-UAV. Performed aircraft sizing analysis and design for a mini-UAV. Participated in several research studies to investigate embryonic technologies that can be implemented into UAV systems.