Brent Sorensen, Universal Synaptics Corporation co-founder, co-owner and Vice President of Research and Development, has over 40 years of industry and civil Air Force scientific, reliability and test engineering experience. His primary focus has been root-cause failure analysis and resolution of complex electrical aging/intermittent/No Fault Found (NFF) anomalies on F-4 and F-16 aircraft and other avionics and electrical systems.
His experiences and discoveries in these areas led to the research, development and commercialization of the patented IFD Intermittent Fault Detector and the current IFDIS and Ncompass-Voyager omnipresent wiring/circuit analyzers, as well as other live signal anomaly acquisition systems for the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Sorensen participated in the core technology development work on a SBIR contract with Prime Contractor, Total Quality Systems (TQS) and the United States Air Force for the award winning IFDIS, Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System which subsequently won the 2010 & 2012 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium's “Great Ideas” competition!
Mr. Sorensen’s hardware and software inventions have resulted in the diagnosis and ultimate repair and recovery of several hundred rogue and BCM, bad actor F-16 Radar System Modular Low Power Radio Frequency (MLPRF) Line Replaceable Units (LRU’s) resulting in dramatic savings, immediate ROI and a near tripling (and increasing) of MTBF on IFDIS tested LRU’s for the U.S. Air Force.
As part of the Neural Engineering Research and Development Section at Hill Air Force Base, Mr. Sorensen developed the first Neural Network to Computer Algorithm Translator, the first automated, multi-language Rapid Test Program Set (TPS) development program, and the first Digital Pattern Generator using genetic programming. He co-developed, for the Air Force, the Logistics-Networked Avionics Maintenance System (LAMS) for the F-16 avionics depot and Rockwell’s Minuteman Data Acquisition System for ambient background vibration analysis. Mr. Sorensen also served as the Air Force Integrated Maintenance Information System (IMIS) engineer as part of a team including Lockheed-Martin and Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL) engineers working on the F-16 Prototype Portable Maintenance Aid (PPMA).
A life-long entrepreneur, prior to forming Universal Synaptics Corporation in 1995, Mr. Sorensen owned and operated one of the largest commercial electronic repair businesses in Northern Utah. Mr. Sorensen has extensive skills in Hardware and Software developments.