Graduate School, Saint Louis University (Saint Louis, MO) 9/92 – 5/96
Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering - Concentrated on spacecraft mission development, trajectory, and mass propertiies.
ParksCollege of Saint Louis University(Cahokia, IL) 8/87 – 12/91
Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering
Northrop Grumman Corporation
SPACECRAFT / AIRCRAFT CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, MISSION DESIGN AND OPERATIONS, AEROSPACE VEHICLE SIZING AND MASS PROPERTIES, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION
Northrop Grumman Corporation (El Segundo / Redondo Beach, CA) 5/05 – Present
Aerospace Engineer (E4) – Systems Engineering / Mission Operations / Flight Testing
Current Project: Unmanned Air Systems
National Polar-Orbiting Environmental Systems Satellite (NPOESS)
Lunar Lander, Lunar Habitat and Lunar Surface Applications Proposal
James Webb Space Telescope
Systems Engineer / Mass Properties Lead:
Aircraft / Spacecraft Conceptual Design
Trained in using parametric methods for sizing air and space vehicles for mass and volumes based on performance requirements and historical data.
Past NGC Projects:
Constellation Program – Crew Exploration Vehicle Proposal
Mass Properties Engineer Lead with the following responsibilities:
Lockheed Martin Space Operations
LAUNCH AND OPERATIONS, SHUTTLE AND ISS MISSION OPERATIONS, SHUTTLE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION, SPACECRAFT CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, SIZING AND MASS PROPERTIES, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION.
Lockheed Martin Space Operations(Houston, TX)
Aerospace Engineer, Sr. 8/03 – 5/05
Assigned to the following projects:
Cargo Mission Contract: Led the Mass Properties and Engineering Analysis Team responsible for developing, calculating, verifying, validating and releasing all mass properties and volumetric data for pressurized and unpressurized payloads bound for the ISS.
Columbia Orbiter Accident Investigation:Member of the SEMDA team, under the direction of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB), tasked with determining impact area of foam debris using a technique consisting of morphing 2-D video pictures onto a 3-D model of the Space Shuttle. The SEMDA team was the first to identify the RCC leading edge tile that was impacted.
Orbiter Mid-Life Certification (Return-to-Flight Effort):Assisted Boeing and USA teams in re-certifying the Orbiter Main Propulsion System (MPS) and Main Hydraulic System (MHS). Responsible for developing certification matrices, verification of design and procurement specifications, certification and testing plans, procedures and results, and certification authorization requests with associated NASA responses.
Shuttle External Tank Video Camera System: In the post-Columbia Return-to-Flight effort, assisted the video camera system team in selecting adequate locations for wide field-of-view (FOV) miniature cameras on the Shuttle ET. The task involved modeling the Shuttle stack with up to nine camera ports on the tank surface, and providing the ideal FOV for camera installation.
Planetary Surface Inflatable Habitat: Member of the conceptual design team working on a proposal for an inflatable habitat for lunar and Mars expeditions. Main area of responsibility is design configuration of ingress and egress airlock module and descent/ascent section. Designated principal systems engineer in case of project selection by NASA.
Alternate Access to Space:Assisted the AAS Project Office in determining safest trajectories and traffic patterns, as well as payload requirements for an AAS unpressurized cargo vehicle in support of the ISS program.
Orbital Space Plane Program:Member of the investigation team tasked with determining OSP approach, docking, and emergency separation envelopes, corridors, and trajectories for the OSP-ISS Interface Requirement Document. Conducted clearance analyses of OSP when docked to various configurations of the ISS.
Manned Mission to Mars– Artificial Gravity Habitat: Developed a preliminary weight budget for a reusable, nuclear-powered, artificial gravity habitat designed for deep space, long duration, manned missions.
Aerospace Engineer, Jr. 8/99 – 8/03
International Space Station Mission Operations: Mass Properties Project Lead Responsibilities include the following:
AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS, FAA CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION, FAA ICING CERTIFICATION
VisionAire Corporation (Chesterfield, MO)
Aircraft Performance Engineer 5/95 – 8/99
Assisted the Chief of Advanced Design in evaluating aircraft aerodynamic performance in support of development and certification flight testing activities.
Aircraft Systems Engineer (Icing Protection)
Based on regulatory requirements, produced and released the VA-10 Vantage Airframe Icing Protection Specification Control Document, and negotiated a single contract for the entire icing protection system. Coordinated conformity and compliance documentation for certification activities with the FAA and JAA, and prepared the certification test plan and matrix in cooperation with the Icing Designated Engineering Representative (DER).
PARKS COLLEGE OF SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
Graduate Assistant in Structural Dynamics 1/93 – 5/95
Assisted the Head of the Graduate Program in teaching Dynamics, Static and Structural Dynamics.
Lockheed Martin SEAT Team Award October 2000
NASA / Lockheed Martin SEMDA Team Award for STS-107 Accident Investigation Work – Image Analysis Team and determination of debris trajectory and impact zone August 2003
Speaks fluently French, Dutch, German, and Italian.
Good overall knowledge of 3-D CAD modeling using I-DEAS and CATIA-v5.
Proficient in the usage of the Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST) Mass Properties Tool / Database dbMASS.Basic familiarity with the following: Satellite Tool Kit (STK) and Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirement System (DOORS).
Interests: Traveling (flying), photography, painting (art), archeology, paleontology, architecture, and aircraft scale modeling.
US Citizen – NASA MOD (JSC), DoD Secret and SSBI Clearances
References available upon request
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