Archive of: Systems Engineering

  • The Pantograph Barrier: Part 1 of 4  Of Pantographs & Wires
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    The Pantograph Barrier: Part 1 of 4 Of Pantographs & Wires

    The marriage of the pantograph and the catenary has been wonderfully stable and productive for 120 years, but the insurgence of high speed trains has started to reveal a “Pantograph Barrier”. This four-part series will examine the technical issues that have caused this 120-year-old technology’s inherent limitations and how advances can lead to the operation and initiation of new, truly high speed intercity services. Part one will begin with the history of overhead electrification technology and where the technology is today.
  • Megan Huff Named as Market Leader for Rail & Transit Division
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    Megan Huff Named as Market Leader for Rail & Transit Division

    Ross & Baruzzini is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Huff as the Vice President and Managing Principal for its division Macro, one of the leading rail, transit and public safety radio systems engineering consultancy firms in the United States.
  • Mike Zoia Named as Director of Aviation - North America
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    Mike Zoia Named as Director of Aviation - North America

    Ross & Baruzzini is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Zoia to Director of Aviation - North America. In his new position Zoia assumes responsibility for operation of the firm’s aviation practice in the United States and Canada leading strategic and tactical planning efforts, overseeing client relations and managing transportation projects and related engineering teams.
  • Ross & Baruzzini Welcomes Airport Executive Mark Crosby
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    Ross & Baruzzini Welcomes Airport Executive Mark Crosby

    Ross & Baruzzini is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Crosby as Senior Aviation Consultant.  With more than 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry, Crosby is an accredited airport executive and recognized expert in airport security, emergency management and public safety.  He will be responsible for a wide range of business development activities in the domestic aviation market and offer executive management support to current aviation clients in the western region of the United States.
  • Ross & Baruzzini Welcomes Vicki Sundstrom as Project Engineer
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    Ross & Baruzzini Welcomes Vicki Sundstrom as Project Engineer

    Ross & Baruzzini is pleased to announce the appointment of digital signage and wayfinding expert Vicki Sundstrom as Project Engineer.
  • Bridging the gap: Adjust traditional processes for success in the aviation marketplace
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    Bridging the gap: Adjust traditional processes for success in the aviation marketplace

    The digital revolution isn’t entirely a hipster phenomenon. Airport users live in an online, connected world. Not only is the airport industry recognizing the importance of the passenger experience, but it’s also discovering the significance of addressing the connected, tech-savvy traveler. At the same time, the aviation industry’s macroeconomic demand to be cost-conscious is leading to alternatives to conventional capital project development. However, these brick-and-mortar alternatives don’t always readily embrace digitization.
  • Developing airport systems infrastructure is a partnership, not a transaction
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    Developing airport systems infrastructure is a partnership, not a transaction

    As airport engineers and designers, it’s crucial that we understand that our services are more than just a commodity. After all, clients in the aviation industry rarely have “common” problems (the moment I find one who does, I’ll concede this point); they face exceedingly specific challenges every day, and they call for far more than just generalized engineering solutions.
  • A brief and moveable history of aviation security
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    A brief and moveable history of aviation security

    In “the business” – those familiar with the vagaries of aviation security – we too often get so immersed that we lose context. Aviation security is not in fact a steady-state feature of aviation, but a constantly evolving response to moving circumstances.