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department chairman , consultant , Engineering educator

Albert Darlington Helfrick, American electronics engineering educator, consultant, department chairman. Achievements include patents in magnetic recording tape erasure, a method of frequency synthesis, antenna coupling device, method of coupling Global Positioning System to Very High Frequency navigation equipment. Recipient award RF Design magazine, 1988, Excellence in Research award Embry-Riddle University, 2001, Outstanding Faculty award 2006.

Background

Helfrick, Albert Darlington was born on June 10, 1945 in Camden, New Jersey, United States. Son of Eugene G. and Irma (Darlington) Helfrick.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey, 1969. Master of Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Clayton University, Missouri, 1988.

Career

Senior research engineer Singer-Kearfott Division, Little Falls, New Jersey, 1969-1972. Senior engineer Kay Elemetrics, Pine Brook, 1972-1977. Senior project engineer Cessna Aircraft, Boonton, 1977-1984.

Principal engineer Resorcinol Formaldehyde Latex Industries, 1984-1989. Consultant engineer, 1989-1992. Professor electronics engineering Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, 1992—2003, chair engineering science department, 2003—2005, chair electrical and system department and mechanical, civil and engineering science department, 2005—2010, professor electrical engineering, since 2010.

Member committee Radio Technology Commission for aeronautics, Washington, 1980-1985, 93—. Member adjunct faculty Upsala College, 1972-1973, Kean College, New Jersey, 1979-1981, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1986-1987. Instructor aerospace University Kansas, since 2006.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents in magnetic recording tape erasure, a method of frequency synthesis, antenna coupling device, method of coupling Global Positioning System to Ultra high frequency navigation equipment.

Works

Membership

Board directors Aircraft Electronics Association Education Foundation Sergeant United States Army, 1969-1971, Vietnam. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate), Radio Club American (board directors 1989-1990, 92-94, secretary 1990-1991). Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (life) (senior, chairman Daytona Beach section, editor Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Transactions and Aerospace Electronics Systems, named Outstanding Faculty Educator, Florida Council 2006).

Connections

Married Toni Venezia, May 6, 1989. Children: A. Karl, Rachel.

father:
Eugene G. Helfrick

mother:
Irma (Darlington) Helfrick

spouse:
Toni Venezia

child:
A. Karl Helfrick

child:
Rachel Helfrick