In loving memory...
AAC Employee, Fellow Musician and Dear Friend
Carmen was the Director of Automatic Test Systems (ATS) at AAC, having more than 35 years of experience on the Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) and Test Program Set (TPS) fields. He led multiple concurrent projects, developing automated test software and hardware systems for airborne, ground based and shipboard radar systems. His typical budget responsibilities were in excess of five million dollars. He provided basis of estimates (BOE) (including rationale) for both labor and material for all request for proposal (RFP) defined work scope.
Carmen developed and maintained a detailed baseline project plan which included monthly Earned Value Management (EVM) tracking and reporting as well as risk management. He interfaced and coordinated all activities between a multi- functional matrixed team which included the program management office, product line engineering, manufacturing, and other internal organizations.
Carmen generated and implemented a Software Quality Assurance Plan for the entire software engineering department. This involved creating a configuration management plan and reviewing documentation per the DOD Standards 2167 and 2168. Mr. Filletti performed regular software quality audits to ensure customer/contract requirements were being met.
Carmen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Syracuse University.
Carmen Filletti’s legacy lives on at AAC, and he will be forever remembered for the excellence of his work, the strength of his character, and his endearing sense of humor. Rest in Peace, Carmen.
Dr. Reinhard Erdmann
Dr. Erdmann was a Principal Scientist at AAC’s Rome, NY facilities. He retired from AFRL’s Rome Site’s Emerging Computer Architectures Branch after 20 years of service there. Currently he is supporting the laboratory be conducting research in coherent detection experiments in Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) or keyed communication in quantum noise (KCQ) which will investigate practical application of quantum physics based secure link in a real-world environment. Dr. Erdmann researches codes for increasing the security of military communications.
Reinhard had a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY where his Dissertation was “Quantum Interference Engineered by Dispersive Parameter Design” from the School of Engineering/Institute of Optics. He earned an M.S. from Northeastern University, Boston, MA in 1972 with a major in Physics. He has a B.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI with a Major in Physics & Mathematics.
Reinhard left a last legacy here at AAC and will be remembered not only for his brilliant work, but also for his easy-going, fun-loving personality and his love for rock music. His memory is sure to live on as a blessing and inspiration to all who knew him.