In loving memory...

Carmen Filletti
Carmen Filletti
AAC Employee, Fellow Musician and Dear Friend

Mr. Filletti was the Director of Automatic Test Systems (ATS) at AAC, and had more than 35 years of experience in 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. The typical budget for his responsibilities was in excess of five million dollars. He provided basis of estimates (including rationale) for both labor and material for all requests for proposals (RFP).

Mr. Filletti 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 among a multi-functional matrixed team which included the program management office, product line engineers, manufacturing, and other internal organizations.

Mr. Filletti 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.

Mr. Filletti held 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
Principal Scientist

Dr. Erdmann was a Principal Scientist at AAC’s Rome, NY facilities. He retired from the AFRL’s Rome site’s Emerging Computer Architectures Branch after 20 years of service there. Dr. Erdman supported the laboratory by conducting research in coherent detection experiments in Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) or keyed communication in quantum noise (KCQ) which investigated practical application of quantum physics-based secure link in a real-world environment. Dr. Erdmann researched codes for increasing the security of military communications.

Dr. Erdmann held a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester located in Rochester, NY where his dissertation was “Quantum Interference Engineered by Dispersive Parameter Design” from the School of Engineering/Institute of Optics. He earned an Master of Science degree from Northeastern University located in Boston, MA in 1972 with a major in Physics. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor located in MI with a major in physics and mathematics.

Dr. Erdmann left a lasting legacy 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.