Dr. Henry E. Huey is a Principal of AVP and is responsible for evaluating emerging technologies and technology opportunities. Dr. Huey’s areas of expertise are in communications, networks, semiconductor/electronics, and next generation energy/storage systems. He has 30 years of experience working with defense/aerospace companies on Department of Defense (DoD) and NASA projects, specifically in the area of technology commercialization. Previously, Henry was a Director, Systems Engineering at an optical networking startup, Alidian Networks, that raised over $95 million from Accel, Redpoint Ventures, Worldview and others.
Highlights of Henry’s experience with DoD contractor firms are as follows:
- Loral/Lockheed Martin Western Development Labs – Chief Engineer in telecommunications, led commercialization developments in broadband satcom, high speed networking, and management of networks.
- TRW Electronic Systems Group – Senior Engineer, worked on wireless, switching and semiconductor processing technologies used in programs for NASA and DoD. Led the integration development and operational deployment of the Air Force CSOC (consolidated space operations center) ground telecommunications system. Developed high speed switching solutions that were spun out, commercialized and deployed in the Sprint broadband networks.
- Hughes Aircraft and IBM Federal – Senior/Systems Engineer, worked on advanced anti-jam, spread spectrum networking radio technology and programs, that were the basis for today’s cellular data and WiFi networks.
- Henry graduated from the University of Southern California with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.
Henry enjoys short bike rides (say 30-50 miles), grows all sorts of healthy food in his organic garden and is still improving his golf game.