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     Date Submitted:04-06-2011
     Last Modified:28-09-2013 (07:27)
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     Current job:Principal Scientist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace Situational Awareness, Space surveillance, Space systems battle management, Space control policy, requirements, and strategic long-range planning, Space control doctrine, strategies and tactics, Modeling and simulation of conceptual space weapons, s

    Objective:  To solve very difficult problems in space warfare, force application, and space situational awareness studies, analyses and operations research.


    * 37 years experience in military operations research - 34 years directly in space warfare:

      - Space Situational Awareness (SSA) assessments

      - Space surveillance/imaging, orbital dynamics and sensor coverage analyses

      - Space systems battle management, command, control and communications (BMC3)

      - Space control policy, requirements, and strategic long-range planning

      - Space control doctrine, strategies and tactics for future systems

      - Modeling and simulation of conceptual space weapons, sensors and targets

      - Space systems survivability/hardening

      - Commercial space threat assessment

      - Microsoft Access programmer


    Technical Accomplishments

    Examples of My Work Can be Viewed at My Personal Website:

    “SAT - Space Analysis & Theory”

      Space Strategies

    I formulated innovative space weapon employment strategies for the overall conduct of possible future space battles. I also conducted space warfare computer simulations that demonstrated the best tactics for possible future scenarios, including Defensive Counter Space. I developed extensive lists (6,000) of intelligence indicators and possible adversary Courses Of Action (COA’s) for a variety of potential space control systems. I also developed a detailed (2,000 lines, 50 columns) Space Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (IPB) database. These were incorporated into my analysis tool, called SWAT (Space Warning and Assessment Tools), to allow the user to conduct Predictive Battlespace Awareness for attacks on space systems. I also developed innovative displays of space object orbital parameters that synthesize to users which adversary actions are threatening to key space assets. SWAT also includes automatic mission characterization and state change algorithms developed by myself. A recent Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Preparation and Warning, described SWAT as “Unique in this country, with no one else conducting this kind of far-thinking research in Space Situational Awareness”. I have also lectured at the Air University on space doctrine, strategies and tactics.

      Space Policy and Doctrine

    I have analyzed Government policy and international treaties concerning space, and provided recommendations for modifications to these policies and treaties for the Air Force Air Staff. I developed the most extensive and complete strategies-to-task analysis (QFD) ever done for space. This provides a top-down requirements traceability tree for all possible conceptual activities in space control.

    I researched concepts among the military services for overall rules of thumb for warfare, called “Principles of War,” then generalized these principles to space control. These principles of space warfare were then used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to help break a deadlock in their discussions over the roles and missions of USSPACECOM, before it was established. I also developed a space NIIRS (National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale) intelligence collection rating scale; Space Threat Envelopes (most threatening regions of space); Space Choke Point Maps; Most Probable Space Attack Time Maps; space Centers Of Gravity; and a space conflict escalation ladder. The space conflict escalation ladder was used by the White House when formulating new National Space Policy for the current administration. I also assessed space control requirements documents, and inserted these into a Microsoft Access database I designed myself to provide linked traceability from fundamental national policy and military objectives to possible Courses Of Action.

      Modeling and Simulation

    I have designed and managed development of many computer simulation software tools for space control including orbital mechanics, space surveillance, BMC3 and wargaming. I then ran these simulations for specific scenarios and derived data for use in long-range planning activities. In addition, I developed a unique concept for integrating space, terrestrial and info war targeting into one unified methodology with common measures of merit. This shows the flow of information from sensor to shooter, and from space to terrestrial systems. I then programmed this algorithm into Microsoft Access, and have successfully used it in many studies and exercises.

    I participated in the development of simulations for satellite inspectors and microsatellite defense. I also developed simulations of laser relay mirror experiments, and airborne laser weapon systems. I developed a Microsoft Access database of satellite characteristics, failures, optical signature history, images, military requirements, and space object close encounters. I designed a Monte Carlo model in MatLab for satellite maneuvering to visualize space threat envelopes. I have also modeled satellite keep-out zones for safety and threat warning constraints. I used orbital dynamics tools to determine optimum experiment deployment strategies for the Starfire Optical Range (SOR). I also calculated optimal space surveillance sensor geographic locations, and optimized orbits for satellite inspectors. I modeled Crew Exploration Vehicle orbits from the earth to the moon. In addition, I constructed satellite CAD models and calculated Radar Cross Section signatures for different spacecraft attitudes. Finally, I developed a Microsoft Access database of star characteristics.

      Advanced Planning

    I have managed or participated in 15 different blue-ribbon architecture studies that provided senior Government decision makers with long-term (10-20 year) strategic planning road maps. These studies have been briefed to the Secretary of the Air Force, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Congress, and the National Security Council.

    For example, I conducted a long-range planning study that has had a major impact on the future of military space. I developed the original concept for this study, marketed this concept to the Air Force, convinced them of its importance for validating their space systems, and kicked-off two years of intense analytical studies by the top experts in the field. I established the overall objectives and logic flow of this study, procured and managed contractor support, and performed most of its supporting analyses. In addition, I wrote the final report and briefing. These results have been briefed to all levels of the Government, including Congress.

      Space Surveillance and Satellite Control

    I managed several major studies concerning the observation of objects in space and Space Situational Awareness. I developed study requirements, prepared statements of work, obtained funding approval, negotiated contract awards, monitored contractor technical performance, and briefed study results.

    I have performed various space surveillance technical analyses for sensor coverage and timelines for both foreign and allied systems (land, ship, air and space-based) using computer simulations and orbital mechanics. These included the Space Surveillance Network and the Air Force Satellite Control Network. I have also developed models for imaging of satellites in space, and conducted analyses of solar phase angles for satellite illumination in reference to an observer platform. I developed a National Imagery Interpretability Rating Scale (NIIRS) for space objects, applicable from other observing satellites. I also designed and constructed a computer animation and video illustrating the threat to allied military forces from commercial imagery satellites.

      Space Weapon Systems (Force Application) Tradeoff Studies

    I developed some of the original concepts for space-to-earth weapons. My landmark study was briefed to the National Security Council, and many of its original conclusions are still used in subsequent studies, 30 years later.

      Space Systems Survivability

    I developed long-range requirements for space systems survivability. I researched possible exotic space weapon techniques, and developed plans for countermeasures. I also surveyed physical security techniques for space ground facilities, and managed advanced technology programs supporting space systems survivability. I have analyzed many Defensive Counter Space scenarios for threat assessments, and optimized probable attack orbits.

      Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I)

    I provided management support to two major development programs for C4I.  For the first, the Space Defense Operations Center (SPADOC), I provided long-range mission concepts, and interface connectivity analyses. In the second, classified program, I developed requirements, wrote statements of work and other contractual documents, and participated in source selection boards.

      Scenario Generation

    I developed space control scenarios based on Defense Planning Guidance modified to include detailed space-related actions and effects. These were used in advanced concepts studies. One recent group of scenarios I developed was praised by the Air Force Program Manager as the best briefing he had seen among all three contractors at PDR. Another space scenario I developed is a baseline for many other Rome Labs programs. I also coded a software tool that automatically generates bounded random space scenario systems for military exercises and wargames.

      Space Threat Assessments

    I managed threat assessment panels reviewing world-wide threats to space systems. I developed threat assessment requirements and formats, and integrated this data into other long-range planning activities. I also developed threat ranking methodologies. In addition, I modeled threat space systems capabilities in orbital dynamics tools.

      Exercise Support

    I have participated in and supported fifteen different wargames, exercises and experiments for joint and coalition operations that integrated both military space and terrestrial planning and targeting.



    I have managed teams of 5-10 professionals in quick-reaction response to Government requirements. These teams have performed systems engineering overview of contractor development programs in the $100’s million range. I also manage a Modeling and Simulation Group.


    My excellent communications skills, both oral and written, have been honed by decades of briefings to senior Government decision makers from the Air Staff and Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Program Managers at Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), and Air Force Research Labs (AFRL). This experience enables me to synthesize the essential information these senior decision makers require without unnecessary detail so often presented by technical briefers.

      Personal Computer Expertise

    Because of the quick-response nature of many of these studies, automated support of the analyses is essential. I am very experienced with PC systems, and have been able to perform quick, accurate and detailed analyses because of this. I have invented several innovative techniques on the computer that have allowed analyses not before possible in the time allotted. For example, I was able to produce the most extensive strategies-to-task analysis ever done for military space in just three weeks by adapting organizational chart software to the problem. I also produced a 350 page summary report on an architecture study and a 6,000 event scenario in Microsoft Project, each in one month’s time, because of my computer management skills. I am also an accomplished Microsoft Access programmer and have developed many databases and user interfaces. In addition, I have won National recognition for my technical skills in AUTOCAD graphics design, and have been featured in a National computer graphics magazine. I am also skilled in the Rhinoceros 3-D modeling tool, and have some familiarity with MatLab, and the Lucernhammer radar cross section analysis tool.


    2006 - Present              Principal Scientist             Metatech Corporation        Albuquerque, NM

    2003 - 2006                  Group Manager                   Schafer Corporation          Albuquerque, NM

    1994 - 2003                  Principal Engineer             ManTech Aegis Research  Albuquerque, NM

    1987 - 1994                 Project Engineer                 The Aerospace Corp.            El Segundo, CA

    1977 - 1987                 Senior Analyst                      Analytic Services (ANSER)     Arlington, VA

    1974 - 1977                 Technical Analyst                ARINC Research                    Annapolis, MD

    1973 - 1974                 Research Staff                     Westinghouse Research Lab    Pittsburgh, PA


         1974                                     M.S.  Experimental Physics              Carnegie-MellonUniversity

         1973                                     B.S.   Physics and Mathematics      Carnegie-Mellon University


                      Naval Air Systems Command Special Recognition Letter

                      ARINC Research Special Recognition Letter

                      Joint Chiefs of Staff, Deputy Director Special Recognition Letter

                      USAF/AFSC, CINC Special Recognition Award

                      USAF/RDQX Deputy Chief of Staff Special Recognition Letter

                      Space Defense Command and Control System (SPADCCS) Certificate of Appreciation

                      Aerospace Corporation Special Systems Division Program Recognition Award

                      USAF/SSD/XRJ Special Recognition Letter

                      Aerospace Corporation Special Projects Office Special Recognition Letter

                      Aerospace Corporation Special Systems Division Special Recognition Award

                      USAF Special Projects Office Recognition Letter

                      Aegis Research Corporation Special Recognition Letter

                      Space Program Executive Officer (PEO) Certificate of Appreciation

                      Aegis Research Corporation Special Recognition Memo

                      Space and Missiles Systems Center Recognition


                   AIAA             American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Senior Member

                    APS               American Physical Society, Lifetime Member

                  CAMP             Council on America’s Military Past

                  MVPA             Military Vehicle Preservation Association

                  NMMMH        New Mexico Museum of Military History – Current Board of Directors Member


    2006- Present

    Metatech Corporation– Principal Scientist

    Space strategy, tactics & requirements development

    Algorithm development for automatic space object mission assessment

    Algorithm development for automatic space object change of state detection

    Algorithm development for automatic space attack strategy assessment

    Space attack intelligence indicators development

    Automatic space systems scenario generation software tool design

    Spacecraft on-orbit visualization modeling

    Spacecraft rendezvous simulation

    Satellite Threat Envelope modeling

    Space Choke Point display development

    Space Principles of War analysis

    Space Centers of Gravity analysis

    Space Escalation Ladder analysis

    Space Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (IPB) software development

    Satellite Databases development

    Radar Cross Section signature calculations

    Orbital optimizations

    Military requirements database

    Space scenarios generation

    Space Situational Awareness data collection tracking software development

    Military communications network vulnerabilities analyses

    2003- 2006

    Schafer Corporation– Group Manager

    Spacecraft on-orbit visualization modeling

    Spacecraft rendezvous simulation

    Laser Relay Mirror advanced planning CONOP generation

    Airborne Tactical Laser simulation

    Satellite Threat Envelope model

    Satellite Databases development

    Star Database development

    Crew Exploration Vehicle simulation

    Starfire Optical Range (SOR) support

    Radar Cross Section (RCS) signature calculations

    Orbital optimizations

    Military requirements database

    FPGAMission Assurance Centersupport

    Space sensor to shooter networks development

    1994- 2003

    ManTech Aegis Research Corporation– Principal Engineer

    Advanced systems planning

    Information Warfare analyses

    Software development (Access databasing and user interfacing)

    Space architecture assessments

    Program management

    Satellite video animation development

    Military requirements generation

    Scenario generation

    Tactics and strategy conceptual development

    Orbital dynamics sensor coverage calculations

    Military exercise, wargaming and experiment scenario generation, and analysis

    Space sensor to shooter networks development

    1987 - 1994

    The Aerospace Corporation– Project Engineer in the Program Office

    Advanced systems planning

    Space architecture assessments

    Program management

    Military requirements generation

    Space scenarios generation

    Orbital dynamics sensor coverage calculations

    Space surveillance long-range system architecture assessments

    Space command and control systems management (SPADOC, SPADCCS)

    Space intelligence data assessments

    System trade-off studies

    Overviewing contractor systems development programs

    1977 - 1987

    ANSER Corporation– Senior Analyst

    Advanced systems space planning

    Space architecture assessments

    Space program management

    Space military requirements generation

    Space scenario generation

    Orbital dynamics sensor coverage calculations

    Space surveillance long-range system architecture assessments

    Space command and control systems management (SPADOC, SPADCCS)

    Space systems survivability studies and long-range planning

    Space intelligence data assessments

    System trade-off studies

    Space military roles and missions assessments

    Space policy, doctrine, requirements, and strategic long-range planning.

    Autocad design and modeling

    1974 - 1977

    ARINC Research Corporation– Technical Analyst

    Integrated logistics support

    Field test support

    Test planning

    1973 - 1974

    Westinghouse Research Lab– Research Staff

    Nuclear power analysis and design development

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