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     Date Submitted:17-02-2011
     Last Modified:19-02-2018 (05:39)
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     Current job:Senior Mission Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpacecraft systems engineering mission design operations software requirements verification validation conceptual


    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

    Contingency planning

    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.

    Special Studies.

    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.

    Technical writing.


    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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