36 years experience in space systems design, analysis, and operations.
Hawk Institute for Space Sciences, Greenbelt Maryland — Systems Engineer
August 2012 - PRESENT
JPSS Program Systems Engineering
Satellite longevity manager
Spacecraft and ConOps development
Global Precipitation Measurement Systems Engineering Team
I&T, launch site, and test support
ATK Space, Beltsville, Maryland — Sr. Systems Engineer
June 2005 - August 2012
Launch site engineering support.
Tacsat 3 lead systems engineer and fault protection engineer.
New business systems engineering.
Systems engineering process improvement.
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, Maryland — Sr. Systems Engineer
June 1996 - June 2005
Fault protection design and test.
Spacecraft systems engineering and requirements development.
System Verification lead for STEREO and CONTOUR missions.
Mission Operations for NEAR
Lockheed Martin Corporation, East Windsor, New Jersey — Sr. Systems Engineer
July 1986 - June 1996
Manager of mission analysis and design group.
Spacecraft systems engineer on special studies and proposals.
Mission design and orbital operations.
Hughes Aircraft Corporation, El Segundo, California — Staff Engineer
June 1981 - June 1986
Orbital analysis and operations.
Palapa/Westar recovery mission
Syncom IV F3 rescue
Orbital analysis software development.
Customer training and on-site support.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland — M.S., Applied Physics, May 2000
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa — B.S., Physics, May 1981
Space systems concepts, operations concept, and analysis in all orbital regimes.
Space system contingency planning and on board fault protection.
Spacecraft design, test, and operations in all phases, including clean room operations.
Engineering operations: DOORS, Jira, CVS, Subversion, Git, NASA MIS, NASA Work Order system, and all MS Office applications. Fault Tree analysis.
Risk management and requirements management.
Data analysis with regular expressions, Matlab and R.
NASA Goddard C3 software.
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