Mr. Desautels is a Mechanical Engineer specializing in accident reconstruction and failure analysis of mechanical systems. His areas of expertise include vehicle dynamics, instrumentation and testing, and electronic data recording systems. He is proficient in digital data acquisition for measurement and analysis of acceleration, vehicle speed, and component displacement.
He is also an ACTAR-certified Accident Reconstructionist and has expertise using computer simulation software for accident reconstruction and analysis. He has Technician and Analyst level certifications for the Bosch CDR system and has significant experience retrieving and/or analyzing electronic “black box” data from passenger vehicles, heavy trucks, trains, onboard vehicle camera systems, and other data recording systems.