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     Date Submitted:17-02-2011
     Last Modified:17-02-2011 (02:28)
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     Current job:Senior Mission Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSpacecraft systems engineering mission design operations software requirements verification validation conceptual

    Summary of Qualifications

    • 30 years continuous experience in aerospace industry, and 28 years direct involvement in system engineering, mission analysis, mission design, and operation of spacecraft for diverse missions and sponsors.
    • Leader of spacecraft design project and proposal teams on must-win competitive procurements, and experienced in project and line management.
    • Technically and methodologically current, with strong analytical and computer skills.
    • Committed to continuous process improvement and maturation.
    • Current DOD Secret Clearance.


    Johns Hopkins University

    Master of Science, Applied Physics, 2000.

    Iowa State University

    Bachelor of Science, Physics, 1981

    Career History

    ATK Space Systems and Services (previously Swales Aerospace, Inc.)

    June 2005 to Present

    Sr. Mission Systems Engineer

    Systems Engineering process improvement, including authoring Systems Engineering Management Plan process and template.

    Lead ConOps development, launch vehicle selection and ground system design for new commercial opportunities.

    Lead Systems Engineer for successful Tacsat 3 Spacecraft Bus Program

    • Spacecraft architecture, configuration, and ConOps design
    • Requirements and requirements management and verification planning.
    • Fault protection detailed design, coding and test.
    • Risk management process and implementation
    • Resource budgets and management
    • Configuration management
    • Mission Operations support and handbook
    • Anomaly resolution and flight software improvement.
    • Authored final report.

    Conceptual spacecraft design for new business opportunities

    Requirements management architecture for NASA programs

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

     Laurel, Maryland

    June 1996 to June 2005 (APL staff from January 1997 to present, Resident Contractor at APL with Old Dominion Systems of Maryland, Inc. from 6/96 until 1/97).

    Senior Professional Staff

    • Lead Fault Protection System Engineer for New Horizons mission.
    • Deputy Mission Systems Engineer for MESSENGER.
    • Spacecraft Systems Engineering team on the New Horizons project.
    • Concept of Operations, velocity control requirements, mission design and orbit maintenance strategy for NASA's Geospace missions.
    • System Performance Verification and planning for NASA's STEREO observatories.
    • System performance verification, analysis, and lead Spacecraft Simulator engineer for NASA's Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft. This includes verification analysis, requirements to test traceability and verification matrices, and detailed system test planning.
    • Led a project team studying the impact of Ultra Low Power electronics on spacecraft design. Included conceptual design and mission design of a small imaging spacecraft.
    • Contributing to the entire range of flight operations for NASA's first Discovery mission, the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous(NEAR), including successful 1997 Mathilde flyby.
    • Preliminary mission analysis for TIMED.

    Lockheed Martin Astro Space, East Windsor, NJ

    August 1986 to June 1996

    Manager, Mission Analysis and Design: 1995 - 1996

    • Technical and administrative leadership of Mission Analysis and Design engineering unit in a turbulent plant closing environment. Consistently met commitments with minimum staff and tight schedule requirements. Recruited, selected, hired and trained new contributing engineers. Conducted employee performance evaluations and addressed delicate compensation issues.
    • Orbital lifetime and mission design studies for GE-1 Minimum Residual Shutdown Atlas launch.
    • Mission Lead for Koreasat F1 and Echostar 101 satellite launches.

    Senior Systems Engineer 1986 - 1995

    • Smallsat concept leader and competitive analysis on GPS IIF proposal. Accurately identified top competitor.
    • Principal Investigator for Smallsat remote sensing spacecraft IR&D.
    • Mission analysis for 1994-1995 ALARM and SBIRS studies.
    • Leader for 3 years of spacecraft bus team as part of TRDRS II and TDRS H, I, J capture efforts. Led team through design iterations and concept studies and analyses in response to rapidly evolving customer requirements.
    • Mission design and system engineering on EOS Common Phase B and Phase C/D proposal: mission analysis, navigation and propulsion design tradeoffs, verification planning, technical compliance, requirements traceability.
    • Mission design for ALARM ATDRSS, Lunar Observer Phase B, Telstar 4, ACTS, and other spacecraft missions. Both ELV and STS launches. Experience with Atlas/Centaur, Titan III, Delta II, Ariane, Proton and Long March II and III ELVs. Familiar with Pegasus, Taurus, Titan II and Sea Launch (Zenit).
    • Member of Orbit Analysis team in operational support of geosynchronous launches.

    Hughes Aircraft Company, El Segundo, CA

    June 1981 to July 1986

    Staff Engineer

    • Key member of Orbit Operations and Analysis Team. Flew 13 communications spacecraft missions. Designed, coded, and tested FORTRAN mission analysis software, and trained customers.
    • Major role in analysis, mission design and operations of 19984 Westar/Palapa recovery mission and 1985 Leasat 3 salvage mission.
    • Wrote O&M manuals and training materials for F/A-18 RADAR and AT&T Telstar 3 Satellite Control Facility.


    • Space mission design, analysis and orbit and attitude determination.
    • Requirements definition and verification planning.
    • Fault protection design, analysis and verification.
    • Space mission operations planning and simulation.
    • Project management and team leadership.
    • Competitive analysis.
    • Written and oral communications.
    • UML and SysML
    • Computer skills:
    • Programming in C, Java, Perl, Matlab.
    • Spacecraft control and test procedures in STOL and SCL.
    • Environments: Mathematica, Matlab (incl. Simulink and Stateflow), DOORS, STK, Jira, EPOCH 2000, OS X, SCL, CVS, Subversion/Tortoise,Unix, FaultTree+, MS Project.

    Honors and Awards

    • 1998 NASA Group Achievement Award for NEAR Project.
    • 1998 APL Quality Forum and Improvement Award, for participation in NEAR Mathilde flyby and Earth Swingby.
    • 1996 Milestone Achievement Award, Lockheed Martin Astro Space, for Contributions to the ACeS program.
    • 1995 Special Compensation, Lockheed Martin Astro Space, for leading mission design team in Koreasat F1 launch anomaly recovery.
    • 1984 Achievement Award, Hughes Aircraft Company, for Westar/Palapa recovery mission.

    Recent Additional Training

    Professional Interests

    • Space Exploration and Development
    • Model-based system engineering and fault protection design.
    • Process improvement through application of CMMI, Agile and Lean principles
    • Applications of neural networks and evolutionary algorithms.
    • Member, INCOSE and AIAA

    Recent Publications, Presentations and Reports

    • "Fault Tree Analysis for CONTOUR Mission," June 2000.
    • "Impact of Ultra Low Power Electronics on Spacecraft Design," Report to U.S. Government sponsor, October 1999.
    • "NEAR Cruise and Mathilde Flyby Operations - Report from the Front Lines of Low Cost Missions," Third IAA Conference on Low Cost Planetary Missions, 29 May 1998.

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