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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:16-08-2011
     Last Modified:17-08-2011 (05:53)
    Job information
     Current job:Space Systems Architect
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace Shuttle cargo operations and engineering, small spacecraft modularity, international/domestic space standards development, lunar dust science, standards based space architecture, mission assurance
    CV

    Summary

    • Thirty years successful leadership in operational and developmental engineering, technical management, system test, operational test and market development across the space industry.

    • Experience on space systems (space shuttle, multiple spacecraft) design, fabrication, testing, manned and un-manned launch operations, ground segment operations testing and evaluations, more.

    • Lunar dust research scientist (keywords: dust levitation)

    • Programming experience from machine language to multiple high level languages.

    • Consistent excellent results under pressure.

    Experience

    5/09 to present; Technology Service Corporation, Tactical Space Systems Architect:

    • Technical and business leader in enterprise/system architecture development, automated tools integration, and value extraction.

    • By name systems engineering support to the Operationally Responsive Space Office .

    • Principle Investigator for automated spacecraft checkout Innovative Research.

    • Working ITAR process with Depts of Commerce and State for international market entry.

     6/08 to present; Consultant:

    • Combining business and technical best practices to deliver value from emerging opportunities in complex systems.

     3/03 to present; Space Infrastructure Foundation, Inc., Founder, Executive Director:

    • Purpose is development of space-based infrastructure for the benefit of all people. Current activities are listed at www.spacestandards.org.

     1/04 to 4/09; Space Environment Technologies, Infrastructure and Standards Division, Director and Chief Engineer (Space Infrastructure, Inc. prior to May 2006):

    • Started Space Infrastructure in 2004 and sold to SET in 2006.

    • Industry leader in technical space standards application. (USAF and NASA customers)

     2/01 to 5/03; Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation; Principal Systems Engineer:

    • US/Russian program ground segment lead engineer

    • NASA and DoD satellite operations design support

    • Performed infrared spectrometer independent research and development

     10/96 to 1/01; US Space Command; Lead Operations Engineer:

    • Technology insertion lead for year 2020 space capabilities.

    • Developed operations plan for a 16 country military technology demonstration (keyword: JWID)

    • Watch Officer in the US Space Command Space Operations Center

     6/93 to 10/96; AFOTEC; Test Director and Head of Division:

    • Led a specialized 20 person team for space systems operational test and evaluation.

    • Planned and executed end-to-end tests of space surveillance systems, GPS, Mobile C2

     1991 – 1992; Near Earth Objects: Sub-Committee member for Energy and Interactions at the 1991 NEO workshop at Los Alamos National Labs: Evaluated Near Earth Object intercept physics, system implications and potential asteroid negation recommendations to NASA.

     7/91 to 6/93; AFRL; Chief Engineer and Program Manager for Space Communications:

    • Organized and led a six organization government/industry partnership to build a demonstration satellite for EHF TT&C and communications technology.

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    9/89 to 6/91; AF Space Technology Center; Space Based Radar Program Manager:

    • Initiated and led an integrated technology development effort across services, government agencies and industry (including MIT and NASA).

     10/88 to 8/89; AF Weapons Lab; Particle Beam Theory Section Lead:

    • My nine man section defined exotic space based weapon theoretical parameters for SDI.

    • Established the first credible system performance requirements for on-orbit operations.

     6/87 to 10/88; AFOTEC; Operational Test Manager:

    • Linked operational requirements with test scenarios for the $12 Billion NATO next generation Interrogation, Friend, Foe or Neutral system (keywords: correlation data base)

     3/83 to 6/87; 6595th Shuttle Test Group; STS Test Director/Test Engineer:

    • Lead for hazardous cargo facility electrical, mechanical, HVAC, prop/pneumatic, and security systems construction, integration and test

    • Operations engineer for STS-V1 shuttle payload (Keywords: SLC-6, STS-62A)

     5/80 to 1/81; Quantic Ind., Inc; Testing Technician:

    • Performed destructive and non-destructive tests on military and civil pyrotechnics.

    Military

    Jan 1981 to Jan 2001: US Air Force Active Duty

    Nov 2003 to May 2009: USAF Reserve. Chief architect and engineer for the ORS Office.

    Industry Leadership Positions

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics;

    Standards Executive Council member

    Chair of the Committee on Standards for Space Plug and Play Avionics Architecture.

    International Organization for Standardization (ISO);

    US Head of Delegation, Subcommittee for Space Systems an Operations (TC20/SC14)

    Project Lead for standards on Spacecraft Initialization and Commissioning, and Lunar Simulants

    Associations

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Associate Fellow

    American Geophysical Union, Member

    Standards Engineering Society, member

    AOPA, member (Private pilot with Instrument rating)

    Education

    2008 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs MBA - International Business

    2000 Instrument Pilot Rating

    1. Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA Joint Military Education II

    1995 Private Pilot Rating

    1993 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM MS, Physics (Astrophysics)

    1983 Air Force Institute of Technology, W-PAFB, OH BS, Aeronautical Engineering

    1980 Willamette University; Salem, OR BA, Physics and Mathematics

    Publications

    Papers

    Dust Levitation on the Moon, Space 94 Proceedings, Vol. 2

    Engineering Implications of Levitating Lunar Dust, Space 94 Proceedings, Vol. 2

    Lunar Dust: Implications for Astronomical Observatories, SPIE Annual Meeting, April 1991, Orlando, Florida.

    Resolution of Thermal and Synchrotron Emission Regions of NGC 3504, American Astronomical Society, 176th Meeting, 1990.

     Astrophysical Constraints on the Distribution and Origin of Cosmic Rays in 4 Nearby Spiral Galaxies, Proc. 21st Intl. Cosmic Ray Conf., 4, 76. January 1990, Adelaide, Australia.

     A Layered Architecture for Mitigation of Dust for Manned and Robotic Space Exploration, Earth & Space 2006: Engineering, Construction, And Operations In Challenging Environments Proceedings, March 2006

    A Standard for the Space Environment at the Moon, COSPAR, July 2006, Beijing, China

    Improving the Process of Coupled Loads Analysis, 26th NRO/AIAA Space Launch Integration Forum, 12-13 September 2006

    Extension of A Layered Architecture for Mitigation of Dust for Manned and Robotic Space Exploration, Space resources Roundtable, October 2007

    Space Plug and Play Avionics Standards: Progress, Problems and a View of the Future, InfoTech , May 2007

    Integrating a Modular Excavator as a Smart Tool into the Space Exploration Infrastructure using Small Satellite Systems Protocols, Small Satellite Conference, August 2008

    Development of a Useful Standard for Lunar Simulants, COSPAR, July 2008, Montreal, Canada

    Reports

    Multiple Contributing Authors, ISO Technical Committee for Space, Jan 2005: Business Plan, and edited sections “Business Environment” and “Representation on the Technical Committee”

    Multiple Contributing Authors, AIAA R-099-2003: Space Launch Integration Recommended Practices

    Multiple Contributing Authors, AIAA R-099-2001: Recommended Practice: Space Launch Integration

    Abstracts

     Pressure-Temperature Regimes and Core Formation in the Accreting Earth, American Geophysical Union Monograph Series, Jeffreys Symposium on Interrelations Between Geophysical Structures and Processes

    Presentations

    Technical Standards for the Space Industry, 2002 Conference on Core Technologies for Space, November 2002, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Engineering Implications of Levitating Lunar Dust, Poster Presentation, Space 92, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Editorials

    The Importance of Commercial Space Standards, Aerospace America, May 2001

    Classes

    The ABCs of Standards, with the AIAA. 2007, 2009

    Architecture and Standards for Space Systems , with the University of Colorado. 2011

    Books

    Multiple Contributing Authors, Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD, Microcosm Press, 2011


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