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From Top-Level Design Specification to Detail Design

May 4, 2021
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

This event will feature Ed Palacio, President and Co-founder, P&L Technical Management Solutions Corp who will speak about top-level design specification and detail design


This event is part of the Industry Leaders Lecture Series hosted by the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences.


Ed Palacio

Eduardo F. Palacio,
P & L Technical Management

Abstract: This discussion will focus on the process of breaking down top level system specifications into detail design requirements that an individual designer can address. It will talk about the systematic decomposition and allocation processes, from top-level requirements decomposition to functional identification and allocation, to functional decomposition and finally to the physical allocation to a design entity… be it for microwave, analog, digital, or signal processing hardware, or FPGA or embedded processor code. It will use the introduction of Direct Digital Synthesizers into historically analog equipment as an example of the process. This discussion is appropriate for both practitioners as well as undergraduate Engineering students.

Ed Palacio has 40 years of experience in directing development and production of complex military electronic systems. He has held Profit and Loss responsibility at the Business Unit and Sector levels, as well as functional lead positions in Program Management, Engineering and Operations. Currently he is President of P&L Technical Management Solutions, a Small Business focused on technology, program, and business development for the military and civilian market. Prior to this, he was VP of Program Management and Business Operations for ITT/Exelis Electronic Systems. Before joining ITT, Ed was VP of EDO Corporation’s Electronic Warfare Sector. He is/has been a member of multiple advisory boards in industry, academia and professional organizations.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Werlatone Corporation, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and has served on Industry Advisory Boards for The Cooper Union School of Engineering, SUNY Stony Brook Engineering Department and currently in the New York Institute of Technology College of Engineering and Computing Sciences Dean Executive Advisory Board. He currently teaches at Stony Brook University’s Department of Technology and Society. Ed holds a BEE from the Cooper Union School of Engineering and Science and two MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Technology Management from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. He serves on the IEEE Board of Directors as the Region 1 Director for 2020-2021.