Ted Carancho has considerable experience and expertise in the fields of software development and electrical engineering, especially with regard to large scale manufacturing test for aerospace systems. Mr. Carancho attended California State University Long Beach, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and subsequently a Master of Science degree in Computer Science & Engineering. During his 20 years of experience in the Aerospace industry, Mr. Carancho has held positions of increasing responsibilities where he has lead teams on complex spacecraft and aircraft programs at TRW, Northrop Grumman and The Aerospace Corporation. This includes the software architecture and electrical design for automated test systems (ATE) utilizing GPIB, VXI, serial and DAQ instrumentation used for satellite subsystems (specifically the Attitude Control Subsystem) as well as RF and digital satellite communication payloads. Mr. Carancho has also architected aircraft simulation software to communicate with on-board mission capabilities for the prototype system integration laboratory (SIL). These include navigation route following, aircraft flight simulation, Primary Flight Display (PFD) pilot interfaces and aircraft bus communication. In addition to Mr. Carancho’s technical capabilities, he has participated on multiple business proposals developing cost and schedule input, and has performed as a cost account manager responsible for large scale budgets, managing cost and insuring projects stay on schedule. He has also performed as a functional manager, responsible for career path guidance, performance evaluations and salary determination. Mr. Carancho has a reputation for leading tiger teams on programs that have gotten behind schedule, to get them back on track with successful schedule recovery.
Mr. Carancho is the founder of the successful AeroQuad open source project, where an all volunteer group of enthusiasts contribute their expertise to develop a solid flight control system for multicopters. He regularly volunteers at high schools and universities to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM. Ted also had the privilege to teach a software development lab at the University of California, Los Angles for the Material Science Department.
Ted’s ability to coordinate multiple engineering teams, depth of technical knowledge in both hardware and software, experience in integrating complex subsystems and his aptitude for troubleshooting have been invaluable skills to achieve program success. His experience in building large scale automated test systems for electronic component and systems testing is an important part of the process required by the FAA and similar agencies for obtaining certification. These skill sets, experience, education and work ethic make Mr. Carancho the ideal person to lead the software architecture and systems integration efforts of ROV Systems, and give us the capability to tailor our proprietary systems specifically to the needs of our customers.