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     Date Submitted:02-03-2011
     Last Modified:02-03-2011 (03:14)
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     Current job:Senior Flight Dynamics Analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     Keywordsflight dynamics, orbital stationkeeping
    Over 20 yrs experience with stationkeeping telecommunications satellites/flight dynamics; also commercial pilot (USA license); also familiarity with ATC/ATM; management experience, excellent communication skills.
    May 2003 to present
    SES Americom, Mt. Airy MD. Senior Spacecraft Analyst. Responsible for stationkeeping of several A2100 satellites.
    March 1997 to May 2003
    Computer Sciences Corporation, Rockville, MD.  Computer Scientist. Systems integration for CNMOS (Consolidated Network Mission Operation Support) project at Goddard Space Flight Center--involving the use of Java technology for the development of a Web-based platform-independent satellite control center interface. Crosslink Scheduler development for GPS IIF including requirements definition, interface
    design, and code development. DOORS for project CM. Engineering team member for Multi-Center Traffic Management Advisor, NASA/FAA project under Advanced Air Transportation Technologies.
    May 1996 to March 1997
    Logicon Geodynamics, Hanover, MD.  Engineer, Level V.  C programming and Motif application development for DoD client.
    Aug 1995 to May 1996
    CTA Space Systems, McLean, VA.  Principal Software Engineer. Establishment of Command and Telemetry lists for INDOSTAR, and integration into the STORM toolkit of satellite control applications.
    June 1985 to Aug 1995 
    GTE Spacenet Corporation, McLean, VA.  Orbit Control Specialist. GE Americom, Mt. Airy, MD.  Senior Member Engineering Staff  (GTE Spacenet became part of GE Americom in October, 1994) Key Contributor Award, 1994. Responsible for stationkeeping RCA 3000 series GTE satellites. Participated in GSTAR-III recovery, 1989; and G-II/G-IV transition, 1992.  Learned the C and C++ programming languages on my own (at a local community college), 1991-93. Developed software for maneuver evaluation, ephemeris plotting, end-of-life prediction, fuel optimization, automated telemetry gathering from TREND data to offline HP9000. Set up a fuel and maneuver database on a LAN using Excel format. Performed a special assignment in Beijing Sept.-Nov. 1994, supporting the ChinaSat contract.   
    Dec 1982 to May 1985 
    Hughes Communications, Inc., El Segundo, CA. Head, Orbital Dynamics Group. Performed Galaxy and Leasat stationkeeping. Project coordinator for development of Leasat Software Simulator. Developed curricula, led training for HC orbital staff, and for Morelos project in Mexico.
    Jun 1982 to Dec 1982 
    McDonnell-Douglas Technical Services Co., Houston TX. On-orbit navigation engineer.  Performed Space Shuttle trajectory analyses and post-flight orbit modeling.
    Mar 1980 to Jun 1982 
    Western Union Telegraph Co., Vernon, NJ. Orbital Dynamics Engineer. Responsible for spacecraft stationkeeping, fuel usage, and telemetry analyses for the WESTAR series of communications satellites.
    Spacecraft applications:  Satellite Tool Kit (STK), OASYS, Spacecraft Orbit Control Software (SOCS), TREND Programming, DBMSs, languages, and tools:  FORTRAN, C, Motif, HTML Desktop applications: Sun & Win95 programs/applications, also PowerMac applications environment
    U.S. citizen by birth; Top Secret / poly, 1996; Secret, 1997
    Parvez, S., and J. Pardo. East-West Stationkeeping Near An Equilibrium Longitude at 105 Degrees West.  Advances in Aeronautical Sciences, Vol. 65. 1987.
    Pardo, J. North-South Coupling Study. International Journal of Satellite Communications. June-July 1986.
    Contributing Editor for AOPA Flight Training Magazine. Various articles including bi-monthly "Weather Never Sleeps" column in Flying Safe section, and staff writer on a wide variety of aviation topics on
    BS, magna cum laude, NYU School of Engineering & Science.
    MS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
    Courses taken:
    1999  DOORS
    1998  1998 Rational Apex C++;  Introduction and Managing Development
    1997  Object Oriented Analysis and Design Using OMT with C++, Rational Rose; Rational Software Corp.
    1997  Object Oriented Analysis/Design, UMBC
    1997  Java Programming, UMBC
    1993   Introduction to Object Oriented Programming with C++ at Montgomery County Comm. College
    1985   Orbital Mechanics course, The Aerospace Corporation, taught by Dr. V. A. Chobotov
    1984   Satellite Communications course, Hughes Communications
    --on request
    hobbies:  flying (instrument-rated commercial pilot in airplanes, helicopters, and gliders--1LT/Mission Pilot, USAF/Civil Air Patrol); also running, SCUBA diving, bicycling

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