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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:08-08-2011
     Last Modified:13-03-2012 (04:41)
    Job information
     Current job:Consultant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsMission analysis, Mission concepts, systems engineering, satellite operations
    CV

    Summary of Qualifications :

     

    Aerospace Engineer experienced in mission and systems engineering from conceptual design through on-orbit operations. Experienced in LEO Earth observing and astronomical observatories; GEO telecommunication and weather-observing platforms; as well as interplanetary missions. Familiarity in working with several NASA centers, JPL, and foreign customers. Good communications, decision-making, and team building skills. Understanding of current industry and technology developments. Qualified to lead the planning and execution of customer capabilities and needs assessments. Qualified to develop candidate mission and system architecture concepts that incorporate innovative engineering approaches.

    Management experience. Short-term activation of security clearance available.

     

    Chose an early retirement from Northrop Grumman Aerospace System (NGAS) in April 2009.

     

    Current Position :

     

    Aerospace Engineering Consultant

    Within the Heliosphere

    Feb 2010 to present

    • Self-employed as sole proprietor of Within the Heliosphere, providing aerospace industry consulting services and NASA advanced studies.

     

     

    Recent Significant Experience Summary:

     

    TDRS-1 End-of-Mission Team

    Caelum Research Corp., Rockville Md.

    Feb 2010 to Mar 2011

    • Key member of the team that planned and executed the retirement of the TDRS-1 spacecraft after 27 years of service. Helped develop the unique approach that allowed compliance with NASA orbital debris requirements despite TDRS-1 on orbit failures.

     

    F6 Program Deputy SEIT Lead

    Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST), Redondo Beach Ca

    Feb 2008 to Mar 2009

    • Responsible for System Concept Design Review and the Orbital Mechanics and Trajectory Design Review for the Flight Demonstration of the F6 fractionated spacecraft concept. Lead the Launch and Operations segment.

     

    Mission Operations Manager, Systems Engineering Integration for the Prometheus Project, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST), Redondo Beach Ca,May 03 to Sept 05

    • Supported the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO) project Phase A study from the industry kick-off briefing through completion.
    • Managed Mission Operations and Autonomy within Systems Engineering Integration following contract award.
    • Lead the development of a section of Level 2 (Project) requirements increasing NGST’s level of influence beyond the original contract scope
    • Developed the life cycle costing for mission operations resulting in an NGST mission control center and a major role in spaceship operations,
    • Prepared the Space System Operational Modes SDRL which contributed to a successful PMSR and a 95 % NGST award score.

     

    Earlier or less significant Experience:

     

    • Launch & Operations IPT Lead, GOES-R proposal, NGST, Redondo Beach Ca

    Feb 2008 to Dec 2008

    • System Requirements and Verification Lead, GOES-R PDRR Phase Contract,

    NGST, Redondo Beach Ca,Mar 2006 to May 2007

    • Mission Operations IPT Lead, TDRS-K IRAD and proposal, NGST, Redondo Beach Ca,May 2007 to Dec 2007
    • Flight Operations Manager for the EOS Common Spacecraft Program, TRW, Redondo Beach Ca, 1996 to 2002
    • Managed the Flight Operations WBS within its budget of $29 M successfully accomplishing the activation and commissioning of the Aqua spacecraft ahead of schedule
    • SEIT Planning, Crew Exploration Vehicle Proposal, NGST, El Segundo Ca,Sept 05 to Mar 06
    • Operations Lead for Systems Test & Operations IPT, Space Tracking & Surveillance System, NGST,Redondo Beach Ca,Nov 02 to Apr 03
    • Test Engineer for theTHAAD Radar Project at White Sands Missile Range, TRW/SIG, 1995
    • Launch Team Leader and Test Manager for Tracking & Data Relay Satellite System at White Sands Ground Terminal, TRW/S&EG, 1980 to 1985 and 1989 to 1995
    • Engineering Consultant for TRW System Overseas to Aeritalia in Turin, Italy on the Italian X-ray Astronomy Satellite Project, SAX., 1986 to 1988
    • A series of Technical Staff positions on the Delta LV program, the Missile-X Performance Project, and the Patriot Missile System for McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co., TRW, and Raytheon respectively, 1972 to 1979

     

    NGAS Technical and Product Roles:

     

    NGAS Subject Matter Expert for Operations Planning and Implementation.

    Systems Engineering Product Champion for Operational Concepts.

     

    Education:

     

    Master of Science, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, The Ohio State University

    Bachelor of Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, The Ohio State University

     

    Professional Development:

     

    Mission Engineering                           Executive Presentation Skills

    Time Management Strategies              Project Risk Management

    Leadership & Management Skill        Proposal Preparation Training

    Six Sigma Green Belt Training

     

    Professional Memberships & Awards:

     

    Played major role in TRW’s selection for the Aviation Week & Space Technology 2002 Aerospace Laurel andthe National Space Club's 2003 Nelson P. Jackson Aerospace Award (March 2003).. The awards were bestowed to NASA’s GSFC and TRW teams for Aqua’s on-orbit success and for a smooth introduction of the second satellite in NASA’s Earth Observing System. Aqua represented one of the smoothest launch, activation and checkout periods of any flight system in Goddard's history," said Phil Sabelhaus, who served as GSFC's Aqua project manager.

     

    Past Member of the Planetary Society, AAS, AIAA, BIS, and the National Space Society

     

    Publications:

     

    Innovative Approach Enabled the Retirement of TDRS-1 Compliant with NASA Orbital Debris Requirements, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2011.

     

    The Commercial Payload Market Beyond ISS, Space News, March 2nd, 2011


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