Dr. Upadhyay is President of Mayflower Communications Company, Inc., a company that concentrates on research, prototype development, and commercialization of advanced communication and navigation systems. At Mayflower, he has been the technical director of projects for DOT/FAA, NASA, DARPA, the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy, which have made fundamental contributions to the field of GPS receivers, GPS Anti-Jam techniques, GPS/INS navigation and attitude determination applied to space and airborne systems, and wireless communication systems. During the period March 2000 to September 2001, Dr. Upadhyay also served as President and CEO of Envoy Networks, Inc., a venture capital funded company focused on developing and marketing spectrum effecient 3G commercial cellular technology and products. At Envoy, Dr. Upadhyay developed innovative technology to enhance the capacity and coverage of wireless cellular networks for both voice and data, which are subjects of several U.S. patents. Prior to forming Mayflower in 1986, Dr. Upadhyay was Chief of the System Analysis Group in the Radio Communication and Navigation Division at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (1978 – 85), Cambridge, MA. He was involved in developing design methodologies, signal processing algorithms, and system integration approaches to enhance the dynamics and Anti-Jam (ECCM) performance of GPS systems. He served as program manager (1985-1986) on the DARPA-sponsored Miniature GPS Receiver Phase I development program. Between 1973 and 1978, he was Head of the System Engineering group on the GPS Manpack program at Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Upadhyay has published over twenty papers in technical journals and has contributed a book chapter. He is the co-inventor of four U.S. Patents: Pre-correlation Digital GPS Receiver Architecture (Patent No. 4,894,842), Adaptive Transversal Filter (Patent No. 5,268,927), and Standalone Interference Canceller for Spread Spectrum Systems (Patent No. 5,596,000), and Integrated Adaptive Spatial-Temporal System for Controlling Narrowband and Wideband Sources of Interferences in Spread Spectrum CDMA Receivers (Patent No. 6,115,409). He received his B.S. (with honors) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India in 1966; M. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1968; M.S. from Princeton University in 1970; and Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin in 1973, all in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Jarmale joined Mayflower in 1997. He has over 20 years of experience in various aspects of systems engineering and software architecture/design and development: Embedded Software, DSPs, Instrumentation, Graphical User Interfaces, Data Processing, and Communication Protocols. In his current position as Vice President of Navigation Group at Mayflower, he is responsible for research and development of new navigation technologies. Currently, Mr. Jarmale is leading the programs related to MGUE development and navigation technology enhancements (namely, GPS/INS, CSAC, WiFi, etc.). Currently, he is managing the Air Force program under which Mayflower is developing a very small system for MGUE integrated with Electronic Protection/Electronic Support system Prototype for GPS jammer detection, geolocation, and characterization in a very small form factor. Recent programs that Mr. Jarmale successfully managed include: Navigation Warfare Electronic Support (an integrated Electronic Protection/Electronic Support system for GPS jammer detection, geolocation, and characterization in a very small form factor) system, Robust Collaborative GPS Navigation System (RC-GNS) that augments GPS receiver with WiFi signals, and High Sensitivity Military GPS Receiver (HSGR) system. His contributions at Mayflower include design and development of embedded software for various GPS receiver products, Kinematic Carrier Phase processing, and analysis of GPS measurements. In the past, he was responsible for development of GUI for GSM Protocol simulation models, and for development and analysis of simulation models for Air Traffic Control System using OPNET. Prior to joining Mayflower, Mr. Jarmale worked at Teradyne (1996), Baysoft Private Ltd. (1995), Indian Space Research Organization (1994-1995), Priya International Ltd. (1992-1993), and also taught at an Engineering college (1988-1990). Mr. Jarmale received his B.E. in Electronics & Communication Engineering degree in 1987 and M.Tech in Industrial Electronics in 1992, both from University of Mysore, India.
Mr. Warwick has served as our Controller & Director of Finance since December 2007 and as Treasurer since March 2008. He is responsible for managing all functions relating to accounting, finance, and contract administration. Mr. Warwick is a CPA with 20 years of experience in public accounting and over 15 years of experience in financial management. Mr. Warwick previously served as Controller for MicroFinancial Incorporated, a publicly traded leasing company from 2005 to 2007. He also served as an officer of both Able Laboratories, Inc. and RxBazaar, Inc. from 2000 to 2005. Able was a publicly held generic drug manufacturer and RxBazaar was a publicly held distributor of pharmaceutical and medical products. From 1988 until 2000, Mr. Warwick was employed at Wolf & Company, P.C., a large regional public accounting and business consulting firm, most recently as a principal. Mr. Warwick is a graduate of Bentley College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Taxation. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Thomas joined Mayflower Communications in 2015 where is currently leading the requirement and development for our SGUE (Small GPS User Equipment) military MGUE receiver program sponsored by SMC/GP. He has over 20 years of experience in the U.S. Armed Forces and served on the U.S. Air Force HQ Staff for the USAF Requirements for Space as the Director of the Position Navigation and Timing Branch for the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Defense (DoD), on the Global Positioning System. He managed all DoD requirements in support of the GPS Space, Ground Control, and User Equipment segments for the DoD GPS Enterprise Modernization effort. Mr. Thomas was selected to serve at the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) as part of the Training with Industry Program to support programs improving Space, Special Operations, and Sensitive Operation capabilities to the DoD and government Agencies. Mr. Thomas provided direct support on a classified programs in support of JHU/APL Space Department and Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). He served as the Director of Integrated Joint Special Technical Operations (IJSTO aka STO) in a Special Mission Unit (SMU), planned, developed, and incorporated unique highly compartmentalized capabilities and Special Access Programs (SAPs) into DoD operations. Mr. Thomas has a Bachelor of Arts (BA), History, The Citadel and certification from the National Security Space Institute in Space Flight and Orbital Mechanics.
Mr. LeComte is the Director of GPS anti-jam technology providing a leadership role in all of the RF hardware development, evaluation of RF systems, and systems testing for GPS receivers and GPS Anti-Jam (AJ) solutions. As part of his efforts in directing AJ technology at Mayflower, Mr. LeComte has managed several Anti-Jam programs including the Ballistic Trajectory Extended Range Munition II (BTERM) program, the Mayflower Low Elevation Antenna Nuller (M-LEAN) program, the Small Antenna System (SAS) program, Submarine Anti-Jam GPS Enhancement (SAGE), and Multi-Platform Anti-Jam GPS Navigation Antenna (MAGNA) RIF program. In addition, Mr. LeComte has provided management support for field testing Mayflower AJ and GPS technologies at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), Facilities for Antenna and RCS Measurements (FARM) at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson AFB. Previously Mr. LeComte worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he was responsible for optical/RF systems designs for high-speed multi-gigabit 20 GHz terrestrial air-links in which he acted as test director. As part of that effort, Mr. LeComte designed a 20 GHz atmospheric propagation simulator utilizing transversal filter techniques to provide repeatable testing of atmospheric equalizers used to counter the effects of depolarization. From 1990 to 1995, he designed various RF and photonic antenna nulling systems to counter the effects of broadband signal jamming. From 1988 to 1990, he was involved in receiver designs employing phase-locked loop techniques for reception of communication space satellites. From 1982 to 1988, Mr. LeComte worked on the design, fabrication, and test of various RF and digital subsystems for EHF communication satellites. Mr. LeComte holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Microwave Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Senior Manager, Hardware Product Development Group
Mr. Wyeth is the lead principal digital design engineer and manager of the digital design group responsible for the design and development of GPS receivers, Anti-Jam, and navigational technologies. He has experience in all phases of new product development, from the conceptual stages to high volume production release. He is proficient in designing complex logic and timing simulations, timing closure, high-speed PCB design, and signal integrity analysis, as well as directing PCB layout, hardware debug, design verification, and testing. In the past his work has included high speed design in the field of networking. He was a key engineer with Enterasys Networks and Zhone Technologies and was an important contributor to their next generation of standalone, stackable, chassis switch, and core routers employing 10 gig to the desktop and 10 gig to the core. His digital designs have included critical board interfaces such as XAUI, SERDES, PCIE, SGMII, QSGMII, DDR3, IEEE1588 / SYNCE, GPON, and Ethernet 10/100/1000 copper / fiber interfaces. In his current position at Mayflower, Mr. Wyeth has been involved with the digital development, design, and test of the Submarine Anti-Jam GPS Enhancement (SAGE) and Multi-Platform Anti-Jam GPS Navigation Antenna (MAGNA) programs. He has implemented the DDR3, high speed serial I/O, and power supply designs of the board and managed the signal integrity work. A recent project has been the High-Integrity P(Y) Code Receiver (HIPR) design which features (2) SAASM receivers and is based upon the GRAM-S standard. Mr. Wyeth holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Mr Egan joined Mayflower in 2016 to lead our Manufacturing operations. Mr. Egan has 25 years of manufacturing experience in the electronic manufacturing industry. Mr. Egan previously served as the Business Development and General Manager of Polaris, a commercial manufacturing division of Lockheed Martin, from 2002 to 2016. Prior to Polaris Mr. Egan also served as CEO of CTI a privately held contract manufacturing company from 2000 to 2002. Prior to that Mr. Egan held the VP and Director position of Business Development of ACT manufacturing a publicly held global contract manufacturing company in Hudson MA. from 1993 to 2000
Mr. Egan is a graduate of Norwich University with a Bachelor of Science in Business administration and a Master of Science in Management from Lesley University in Boston.