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     Date Submitted:30-08-2011
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     Current job:Flight Dynamics Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsMission Analysis, Orbit, Trajectory Design, Astrodynamics, Flight Dynamics, Orbit Determination, Algorithm, Requirements Definition, Operations, Formation Flying, Conjunction Assessment, Space Situational Awareness.
    CV

    U.S. Citizen, fluent in English and Spanish

    Summary

    Senior Aerospace Engineer with over 16 years experience in providing mission level design and analysis, spaceflight operations planning and support, and algorithm formulation for flight dynamics software systems.  Areas of experience include navigation, trajectory optimization, collision probability and avoidance for Low Earth, Geosynchronous, and High Eccentricity orbit regimes.  Dynamic leader of small technical teams for diverse customers across civil, commercial, and DoD markets.

    Experience

    Senior Astrodynamics Specialist – Applied Defense Solutions 2007-2011

    Program management duties overseeing numerous and varied software solutions across applications such as spaceflight dynamics analysis, re-entry model simulation, C4ISR. Worked closely with teams of software developers and aerospace engineers.  Defined customer requirements and managed task support schedule.

    Subject Matter Expert duties were called on frequently in support of proposal submissions for various successful awards.  Primary technical author on proposal subjects including formation flying, conjunction analysis, remote proximity operations, orbit design.  Conducted numerous reviews of proposals and documents as senior technical authority.  Developed algorithm formulation in support of technical solutions.

    Flight Operations duties for on-orbit astrodynamics flight engineering support include analysis, operations procedures, orbit determination, trajectory design, maneuver reconstruction, and conjunction analysis for following missions Civil: IBEX, Glory;  Commercial: GeoEye-1, IKONOS-2; DoD: MUOS.

    Astrodynamics Instruction: Generated a subject matter expert course in Repeating Ground Track Orbit design for commercial spaceflight customer.  Course given company-wide in 2010.

    Flight Dynamics Software Instruction:  Served as the primary Advanced Course Instructor for the commercial off-the-shelf trajectory design software Satellite Tool Kit (STK) Astrogator. Conducted classes at remote sites across North America.  Customized content for special topics including formation flying, situational awareness, and proximity operations.

    Flight Dynamics Engineer – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 1996-2007

    Lead Orbit Design Engineer, Magnetospheric MultiScale Mission (MMS): Maintained Reference Orbit Design across multiple constraints for multi-spacecraft mission exploring magnetospheric geotail using  highly eccentric orbit. 

    Lead Orbit and Trajectory Engineer, Space Technology 5 Mission: Conceived, designed and maintained reference orbit and trajectory design for New Millenium Program Mission.  Presented progress at all NASA Key Decision Point Reviews.  Led small maneuver team for launch and operations phase.  Successful mission launched and deployed 3 microsats in high eccentricity orbit in 2006.

    Flight Dynamics Engineer, Orbit and Trajectory Design, Integrated Mission Design Center: Led rapid mission design studies (1 week duration) for proposal efforts using astrodynamics expertise in orbit and trajectory design.

    Navigation Team, Lunar Prospector Mission: conducted launch vehicle assessment and trans-lunar injection analysis for operational ascent to the Moon.

    Education

    Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering – University of Maryland – College Park, MD 1993

    Graduate Courses, The George Washington University 1996-1998

    Space Propulsion, Orbital Mechanics, Spaceflight Relative Motion, Guidance & Control, Numerical Methods, Space Vehicle Design

    Skills

    Flight Dynamics Tools: STK/Astrogator Instructor-level Expert.  Experienced user of FocusLEO, FreeFlyer, GMAT, GTDS, ODTK, ODEAS.

    Programming experience in STK/Astrogator Automation, MS Office/VBA, Matlab, Fortran 90/77, C, Perl 5/6, Visual Basic, C Shell scripting.


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