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Robert W. Mathewson

Robert W. Mathewson PhotoRobert W. Mathewson
IndustryTelecommunications Engineering
TitleConsultant for Site Design & Material Management
ExpertiseDesign & technology application, cell phone and hard wire infrastructure; Telecommunications installation and ancillary material management
Current OrganizationRobert W. Mathewson & Associates
Type of OrganizationConsulting on installations and telecomm solutions for all cell phone operations
Major ProductRemote Base Transceiver Stations and Mobile Switching Centers
Area of DistributionNational
University/DegreeB.S., Washington & Lee Univ., VA, 1963; M.S., Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1979; Master's equivalent in Telecommunications Electronics Systems Engineering, US Army, 1975
BornNovember 17, 1940, Buffalo, New York
Honors & AwardsMilitary- Bronze Star, Gallantry Cross with Palm, CIB, Army Commendation Medal; Professional of the Year, America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2008
AffiliationsNorth Texas Global Communications Society; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Protection Engineers Group (Lightning & Over-Voltage Protection)
Hobbies & SportsHorseback riding, competition skeet shooting, woodworking
Career AccomplishmentsDesigned and built a 50,000 Line Mobile Central Office in a 40 foot Sea Land Container; Invented and built a weather proof Hybrid Cable containing power, ground, Data Transfer and alarming; Built a Centralized Over-Voltage protection unit that when connected to the Hybrid Cable provides protection, power and data transport between up to 3 tower-top mounted radios and their ground control station; Designed a seismic mounting platform for Central Office Switching equipment; Participated in the design and building of a compact cabinet and sleeves for the new Nokia Siemens Flexi-BTS; Designed an 8 hour Battery Back-Up System for Remote Cell Sites to meet the FCC-70-139 Back-Up Order-this is now augmented with a Fuel Cell application for both Remote Cell Sites and Mobile Central Office applications; Designed an anti-sway frame for Nokia Class 5 Switching Cabinets; During the 12 years with Nokia, Mr. Mathewson has designed over 90% of the Central Office External Communications cables that are used to interconnect Nokia's central office switching cabinets in which one design alone cut 20% from the basic installation Bill-of-Materials for this type of installation
Work HistoryU.S. Army, 1964-1989; Central Office Design Engineer, MCI, 1989-97; Nokia Networks Project Engineer for Remote Cell Sites & Mobile Central Offices, 1997-2006; Nokia Siemens Networks Manager Site Design & Material Management, 2006-present
ChildrenKatherine, Robert Jr., Ryan, David; 7 Grandchildren
SpouseElizabeth Ryan
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