By Nikki Ficken, AMRDEC Public AffairsJuly 13, 2017
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering employee, Dave Fisher works as a computer engineer for the Electronics and Computer Technology Function in the Weapons Development and Integration Directorate.
He currently serves as the Multi-Mission Launcher's lead for the Command, Control and Communications Systems Integration team.
"We are developing the hardware interface to the Integrated Air and Mission Defense's Integrated Fire Control Network," said Fisher.
"I am extremely proud to be part of the Multi-Mission Launcher program. Our program will be a tremendous asset to the Army that will defeat Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Cruise Missiles. MML is unique, challenging and fulfilling because AMRDEC is acting as the lead system developer; a role that is typically performed by the major defense contractors. I also enjoy the comradery of the MML program as we all strive to quickly develop the best product for the Warfighter."
Fisher also works on the development team for MML. His responsibilities include system design and integration utilizing upcoming and existing Army radios, fiber interfaces, and Ethernet devices.
"Our design and integration touches many important aspects of the Army mission, including cyber security, positional navigation and timing, and satellite communications for situational awareness."
Fisher graduated from University of Alabama in Huntsville with both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in Electrical Engineering. He has received an Achievement Medal for Civilian Service for contributions to the Non Line of Sight Launch System program, NLOS-LS and a Commander's ward for Civilian Service for contributions to the MML program.
In his free time, Fisher's love for engineering carries over into his house and home projects.
"I enjoy spending time with my lovely wife, Annette and our two dogs. Over the years, I have automated our house to the excruciating detail and despite all of the programming errors and nuances, my wife has accepted the work-in-progress. We enjoy traveling, hiking, kayaking and good food. A few years ago, we ran several half-marathons together across the U.S. and we just started training again for more races."
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to provide innovative research, development and engineering to produce capabilities for decisive overmatch to the Army against the complexities of the current and future operating environments in support of the Joint Warfighter and the Nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.