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
Recent Significant Experience Summary:
TDRS-1 End-of-Mission Team
Caelum Research Corp., Rockville Md.
Feb 2010 to Mar 2011
F6 Program Deputy SEIT Lead
Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST), Redondo Beach Ca
Feb 2008 to Mar 2009
Mission Operations Manager, Systems Engineering Integration for the Prometheus Project, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST), Redondo Beach Ca,May 03 to Sept 05
Earlier or less significant Experience:
Feb 2008 to Dec 2008
NGST, Redondo Beach Ca,Mar 2006 to May 2007
NGAS Technical and Product Roles:
NGAS Subject Matter Expert for Operations Planning and Implementation.
Systems Engineering Product Champion for Operational Concepts.
Master of Science, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, The Ohio State University
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
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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