Hall of Distinction Class of 2015-2016

Brack is currently an Airborne Electronic Hardware Engineer with Boeing Commercial Airplanes. As the AEH process focal for Boeing, she is responsible for policies and training related to electronic hardware design assurance and certification of avionics equipment on Boeing airplanes. She is recognized expert in the application of the industry guidance standards including RTCA DO-254.

She has more than 25 years of experience in the design and verification of Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)< Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and digital hardware, and 14 years of experience in AEH certification following DO-254. Her design experience spans commercial, military and space avionics on a wide range of systems including flight controls, flight management, communication radios, navigation, satellite control, passenger cabin control and integrated modular avionics platforms. While at Honeywell, she was awarded patents for system architecture and microprocessor architecture aspects of a fly-by-wire flight control system.

As an active member of the international industry-wide DO-254 User’s Group, Karen has contributed to papers on applying electronics hardware design assurance to emerging electronic component technology.

Her received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering at LSU and at University of California at Irvine, respectively.