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About nVisti

nVisti is comprised of industry leaders and experts specializing in systems integration, program management, and wind measurement. Nowhere else in the industry can you find such an elite team of professionals working together toward a common goal of advancing fire control systems and individual soldier systems.

Through our partnerships with Applied Ballistics and Accuracy 1st we have continued to grow and expand the business to deliver products and training to the US Military as well civilians.

Our Skills

Program Management
Systems Integration
Direct & Indirect Fire Control Systems
Optical Wind Measurement
Image/Signal/Data Processing
Bluetooth Low Energy / Personal Area Networks
Embedded Electronics & nRF52 Experts
Android and iOS Application Development

Meet the Team

Nick Vitalbo

President & Principal Engineer

Nick began his career at Lockheed Martin in Akron, OH where he was one of the principal engineers on various infrared countermeasures (IRCM) and optical communication programs such as DARPA’s ORCLE program and the Air Force’s ALT program (mobile ad-hoc networks). Mr. Vitalbo was responsible for the system integration, pointing-acquisition and tracking, and system testing. After his laser-based work within Lockheed Martin, Mr. Vitalbo became the technical director, and chief engineer for several key Lockheed Martin programs (One Shot, DInGO, Towerhawk, and all Precision Engagement Technology programs). Upon departing from Lockheed, he started both companies and has partnered with industry leaders such as Applied Ballistics. Mr. Vitalbo has acted as the chief engineer on as many as half of a dozen government-funded fire control systems. Commercially, Mr. Vitalbo has contributed significantly to the Kestrel Weather Meters with Applied Ballistics, the Sig Sauer BDX (Ballistic Data Exchange) line of devices, and the Bushnell NITRO 1800.

 

Mr. Vitalbo is responsible for many of the electronic systems and much of the software in the systems developed by nVision, nVisti, and Applied Ballistics. In addition, Mr. Vitalbo has developed other software and electronic systems that are used for device-to-device communication, digital imaging, ballistics, and wind sensing applications. His areas of expertise are in communications, EO/IR systems and sensors, and optical systems. He has a special focus on the atmospheric propagation of lasers and the integration of small arms fire control systems.

 

His roles and responsibilities include leading the technical team and software and hardware development. He obtained both his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.A. in Computer Science from Bucknell University in 2003 with areas of concentration on Physics and Mathematics.

 
 

Dan Periard

Principal Engineer

Dan brings over ten years of experience in the development of soldier-carried systems that improve shooter accuracy at long ranges. Mr. Periard has been the key developer for the implementation and enhancement of the WEZ algorithms, which have been utilized to define system requirements for optical wind measurement systems, mortar fire control systems, and sniper weapon systems, as well as for mission planning.

 

Mr. Periard has performed extensive system-level modeling to quantify the expected performance of direct and indirect fire control systems. Mr. Periard has also served as the lead systems engineer and modeler during the Downrange Wind Measurement SBIR project; during that time, Mr. Periard developed the ballistic error budget model to determine how much the proposed system would improve shooter performance, and under what conditions the system would operate. He has continued in the second phase as the lead systems and mechanical engineer for the Downrange Wind Measurement system. In addition, through nVision’s work with Applied Ballistics, Mr. Periard has acted as the lead mechanical engineer for a number of product development efforts, including AB’s Rapid Engagement Module (REM), the Integrated Ballistic Engine Augmentation Module (IBEAM), and other internal projects.

 

Previously, he was the lead test engineer and ballistics algorithm SME for the One Shot program, which successfully demonstrated a capability to optically measure the wind and predict ballistic hitpoint out to over 1000m. Mr. Periard acted as the lead systems engineer at Lockheed Martin for the DInGO digital riflescope program; he was responsible for developing requirements, performing system trade studies and analyses, and integrating hardware for successful phase 1 demonstration of >40FPS HD video pipeline. He holds a Master of Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, in addition to a dual B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering & Physics from Clarkson University.

Zak Harriman

Software Engineer

Cross trained across a variety of technical disciplines, Mr.Harriman has experience with network/server infrastructure, software development, and end user I.T. technical support. Mr.Harriman has been involved in the development of applications such as Kestrel LiNK Ballistics, Sig BDX, Vortex FURY HD, and AB Analytics. When Mr.Harriman isn’t at his desk, he can be found participating in and instructing continuing firearms & tactics education programs for civilian & law enforcement professionals.

Jon Hallsten

Electrical Engineer

Jon obtained his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cedarville University. He continued his education to obtain his MBA from the University of Akron where he focused on Global Technology Innovation. Jon has over 15 years of experience in international business, management, and engineering where he has led teams effectively through design and manufacturing efforts which have resulted in the development and deployment of over 5 million devices worldwide.

Jeff Jones

Software Engineer

Jeff is an experienced Software Engineer that develops robust mobile applications for government, commercial, and internal usage. Jeff has built applications that integrate into many systems such as the government’s ATAK application and Nett Warrior Android devices. From embedded systems running C++ to network-based systems running Java, Jeff has written integration software for an array of different systems. With Jeff’s more than 7 years of experience in the industry, Jeff is a valued team member.

Mike Brinkmann

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer who’s experience includes large (17 ton) through small (1 pound) rotating electrical equipment, medium voltage solid-state drives, marine diesel coolers, x-ray auxiliary equipment, experiment packages on the International Space Station, etc. Comfortable in: design, troubleshooting, prototype, and test stand assembly. Enjoys reading fiction and poetry, and listening to music, from Gilbert and Sullivan to EchoSmith with stops along the way for Alice Cooper, AC/DC and the Who.

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