3030 Hickory Grove RD D, Davenport, IA 52806


Culver Engineering LLC

Aerospace Fluids Systems Engineering - Subject Matter Expert

From start to finish, we help get the job done!

About Us

Our Services

Core Capability  

  • 38 years of deep domain knowledge in Aerospace fluid system engineering. From concept, RFI/RFP, Engineering Manufacturing Development, LRIP, Sustainment to Life Extension phases.
  • Nationally recognized Fuel System, Aerial Refueling and Tank Inerting Expertise. Also proficient and provided technical leadership in Crew Oxygen, Hydraulic, Fire Protection and Thermal Management Systems. 
  • System Engineering & Project Management approaches. Experienced in ARP4754 and the balance of the triple constraints (scope, cost and schedule):
    • Requirement definition, development, derivation and management, from weapon system, vehicle fluid systems to component level.
    • Architecture, Build of Material, System, platform, HW /SW integrations.
    • Analysis and layout. Develop control law, Prognostic & Heath Management(PHM).
    • Component requirement, Buy-To package generation, supplier selection and technical management.
    • Verification and testing. Air Worthiness certification. 
    • Program technical planning and execution. Earned Value Management System.

Past Performance 

  • Accomplished program technical goals on time with a fraction of labor resource compared to other relevant military aircraft programs : X-47B Fuel and Hydraulic Systems.
  • Architected Fuel, Aerial Refueling and Fuel Tank Inerting Systems for legacy aircrafts, such as F18C/D, F18E/F, F-35 and X-47B. Provided SME Consulting role : Global Hawk, B2, E2D, V22 VAR. Supported USAF on the KC-46 airworthiness process.
  • Participated in the R&D of PHM, Fuel Tank Inerting & Flammability reduction, All Electric Aircraft, Integrated Active Fuel Thermal Management, autonomous AAR, Unmanned aircraft and its carrier suitability.
  • Provided technical guidance and chaired Life Cycle Management design reviews on Fuel Tank Inerting, Oxygen Systems/equipment and Aerial Refueling. Worked with Business Development team to capture future business, expanded market opportunities and partnership teaming agreements. 


  • Resourceful, highly motivated self-starter with proven aerospace OEM level experience on multiple DOD major programs with IPT Lead responsibility, from conception through production phases. Deliver good judgments and innovative solutions with strong technical background, insightful visions, and practical approach. Translate vision into team action and positive results.
  • DOD secret clearance with special access.
  • Diverse work environments : Aircraft OEM, supplier and government SPO. Established solid rapport in industry. 
  • Supplement the solid technical background with system engineering and project management common sense.
  • Additional Consulting resources with 30 + years experience available.

Company Data

  • Aerospace and other related fluid system engineering consulting and services.
  • DUNS : 080243840
  • Cage Code : 857X7
  • NAICS : 541330 Engineering Services, 541715 R&D in the physical, engineering & life sciences.
  • Minority and woman owned.

About Me

I started my engineering career at Rockdyne as a rocket propulsion project engineer. I moved onto Northrop Grumman and worked as a fuel system architect (and beyond) on various EMD programs such as F18CD, Blue Angels, F18EF, F35, B2, X-47B and more. These were exciting times - fast paced, a lot of accountabilities but most of all that I loved was the opportunities to learn, grow but still be able to pay attention from detail designs to top level air vehicle issues. I retired from Northrop in 2012 and moved back to the Midwest to be closer to the family. I went to work as Chief Engineer of Cobham Mission System. I worked on Drogue refueling, OBIGGS and crew oxygen life support equipment and systems. I now am consulting with USAF on the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker. I am starting this consulting business as the next natural step in my career. I hope that this will afford me the opportunity to share my experience with a broader customer base and give me many opportunities to mentor the next generation of Aerospace engineers.


Contact Us


Aerospace fluid system engineering from Fuel through Aerial Refueling, Crew Oxygen, Hydraulic, Fire Protection and Thermal Management Systems.

Culver Engineering LLC

Mailing; 4640 W 60th ST, Davenport, IA 52806, US