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     Date Submitted:30-01-2011
     Last Modified:31-01-2011 (07:14)
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     Current job:Aerospace Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems
     KeywordsSpacecraft conceptual design, sizing, mass properties, launch and operations
    CV

    EDUCATION:

    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


    EXPERIENCE

    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

    1. Currently assigned to the Unmanned Air Systems Group in support of classified and non-classified projects conceptual design and flight testing.  Responsible for vehicle systems sizing  and mass properties verification and validation on the following: KQ-X, NASA RQ-4A Global Hawk (GRIP and SARPod), and AARES (Firebird).

    Recent Projects:

    National Polar-Orbiting Environmental Systems Satellite (NPOESS)

    1. Assigned with the verification and validation of the systems mass, CG and inertia requirements, and with the continuous monitoring of engineering change directives (ECDs) in order to evaluate how these affected the baseline mass properties; 

    Lunar Lander, Lunar Habitat and Lunar Surface Applications Proposal

    1. Member of the Altair Conceptual Design Contract (ACDC) proposal team and assigned to the Technical Volume – Concepts Analysis (reviewer, author, subject expert and BOE analyst);
    2. Assigned as evaluator of potential academic and industry partners;
    3. Preliminary sizing of the lunar lander based on Delta V and mission requirements issued by NASA
    4. Assisted in the customizing of the NGC parametric cost modeling tool and Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization Tool (MDO Tool);
    5. Led the mass properties team and assisted in the conceptual sizing and design of NGC’s concept for the NASA Altair Lunar Lander proposal (duties also included budgeting, cost drivers identification, staffing and reporting to customer);
    6. Systems Engineering: Tasked with evaluating Altair mission specifications and translating them into design requirements.

    James Webb Space Telescope

    Systems Engineer / Mass Properties Lead:

    1. Led a mass reduction effort aimed at helping JWST to regain its growth margins back to pre-PDR level;
    2. Integration of requirement analyses and verification plans for vehicle weighing.

    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:

    1. Management of LAS, CM, SM and SA mass properties engineers;
    2. Integration of all mass properties data supplied by various sources;
    3. Coordination of Proposal effort from a Specialty Engineering standpoint – author, subject expert and BOE analyst;

    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: 

    1. Training and technical support of the LMSO On-Orbit Mass Properties Team;
    2. Maintenance and support of the LMSO mass properties tools (MPVSET and MPOD);
    3. Support of the SEMDA Lab activities pertaining to the On-Orbit Assembly, Modeling, and Mass Properties Data Book;
    4. VIPER Mass Properties Specialist assigned to the Mission Evaluation Room (MER) before, during, and after ISS on-orbit activities.  (Worked on 3A, 4A, 5A, 5A.1, 6A, 7A, 7A.1, UF-1, 9A, UF-2 and 11A missions in the MOD MER, shifts 2 and 3.)
    5. Support of the VIPER Team in its VAC and CoFR activities.

     

    VISIONAIRE CORPORATION

    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.

     

    Awards:               

    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

    Special Skills:     

    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

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