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     Date Submitted:01-10-2011
     Last Modified:01-10-2011 (09:41)
    Job information
     Current job:Simulation Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsflight simulation, re-entry, astronautics, aerospace, space debris, spacecraft fragmentation.
    CV

    Curriculum Vitae

    EDUCATION

    2009 – 2011

    Postgraduate (currently undertaking)

    Erasmus Mundus Joint European Master:

    • MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University, United Kingdom; and
    • MSc in Space Science and Technology from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

     

    2003 – 2006

    Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering (First Class Honours)

    University of Sydney

     

    1997 – 2002

    Secondary

    The Scots College, Sydney, Australia

    UAI 94.75

     

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

    2009

    Recipient of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

    2006

    First Class Honours in Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical)

    2006

    Awarded Distinction for Honours thesis in the development of Variable Stability Software for a decommissioned Boeing 707 motion based flight simulator

    2006

    Proxime Accessit to the Dux in Advanced Aerodynamics

    2006

    Selected by Sydney University as the lead presenter on ‘Unique Aircraft Designs’, a presentation given to members of the aerospace industry

    2004

    Attained Private Pilots Licence (PPL) with a tail-wheel endorsement

    2004

    Class 2 Medical Certificate (Aviation)

     

    CAREER

    2007 – 2009

    Simulation Software Engineer, CAE Australia Pty Ltd                    Sydney

     

    Experience included:

    • providing engineering support under the MSAAS contract to the Royal Australian Air Force and Civilian Airlines;
    • analysing complex simulator performance problems in a variety of aircraft systems;
    • developing software to remedy performance problems using all available technical information for the relevant aircraft system;
    • developing and carrying out advanced testing procedures for software changes, with an emphasis on system regression;
    • adhering to the strict guidelines necessary to maintain CAE’s status as an AEO (Authorised Engineering Organisation) to the Australian Defence Force; and
    • significant client liaison.

     

    Operational experience included:

    • Hercules C130J-30, Hercules C130H, Blackhawk S-7017-9 and Boeing 707-338 full motion flight simulators; and
    • Autopilot Systems, Flight Instruments, Radio Navigation and Fixed Wing Flight Performance.

     

    2006

    Aircraft Restoration Designer, Historical Aircraft                            Sydney
    Restoration Society Inc.
    Experience included:

    • fatigue and corrosion analysis/repair of a recovered WWII Thunderbolt fuselage and undercarriage; and
    • complete reconstruction of the aircraft’s tail section.

     

    2006

    Tutor at the University of Sydney, AEROMECH Faculty      Sydney

    Tutor at the University of Sydney in the AEROMECH Faculty, specialising in longitudinal and lateral-directional stability. 

    Experience included:

    • syllabus development;
    • preparation and presentation of weekly tutorial programs;
    • drafting and marking of examinations; and
    • conducting weekly consultation sessions.

     

    COMPUTING EXPERIENCE

    • Matlab/Simulink (Advanced)
    • Solidworks/CATIA(Intermediate)
    • C, Fortran (Intermediate)
    • Unix operating system (Intermediate)
    • Java(Basic)
    • Pearl scripts and VI (Basic)
    • Strand 7 (Basic)
    • STK(Basic)
    • Microsoft Suite(Intermediate)
    • Latex(Advanced)

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (A SELECTION)

    • Blackhawk VSI (Vertical Situation Indicator):Responsible for both developing software to support backup power requirements for the VSI cockpit instrument and coordinating a team of electrical engineers and hardware technicians to conduct the installation at a remote location.
    • Hercules C130J Low-pass filter for runway roughness: Responsible for developing a second order controller to filter large runway gradient changes as received from a visual-scene database. This required intensive testing of the simulators hydraulic motion system with the customer (Royal Australian Air Force) under a strict schedule.
    • Blackhawk snapshot recall function: Central responsibility for identifying and resolving software anomalies in connection with a high priority and longstanding project of CAE. This involved extensive on-site testing at Oakey Air Force Base and required an innovative solution to elevator actuation and hydraulic system issues.
    • Hercules C130H Flight Director: Responsible for improving the behaviour of the pilot’s flight director warning indications by redesigning the internal system logic. In the absence of technical data to support the design, I drew upon a group of international specialists and flight crew to identify design requirements and validate my final software design. The improvement has since been applied to C130H simulators around the world.

     

    RESEARCH PROJECTS

    • Health Monitoring of Vehicles During Re-entry (MSc thesis):Research included investigating the system and scenario-related constraints on a compact device designed to record fragmentation data during spacecraft breakup. Work included trajectory, power, communications and data handling analyses using a systems engineering approach. Applications to model calibration and spacecraft flight-data recorders.
    • CanSat: Involved in team to manufacture a ‘satellite in a can’. Designed and built ground-station circuit board, designed ground-station software and co-designed communications protocol for telemetry and command. Above and beyond requirements of the project, we successfully integrated a variety of sensors including 3-axis accelerometers and gyros, and the beginnings of a Kalman Filter.
    • Development of a Variable Stability Module for a Full Motion Flight Simulator (BE honours thesis): Research included investigating and validating the use of multivariate polynomials to represent nonlinear aerodynamic models of high performance aircraft. Worked as part of a team responsible for implementing a new visual front-end, developing motion software and designing an improved data communication system.
    • Aircraft Design: Led a six-member team in the design of a Morphing Unmanned Rapid-Reaction Rescue Aerial Vehicle (MURRAV) to a variety of specifications, including weight, speed, deployment methods and flight performance requirements. We went further to present our idea to industry representatives.
    • Wing box design and construction:Designed and built an aluminium wing torsion box to a variety of weight and load requirements. We paid particular attention to quality management of components as would be expected in industry.

     

    EXTRA-CURRICULAR AND INTERESTS

    • Live-in farm work – Tweefontein Herb Farm & Union Square Farmer’s Market
    • Auto-mechanics
    • Chairperson of the CAE Australia Pty Ltd social committee
    • Member of the Sydney University Rocket Society
    • Attained Gliding Certificate of Solo Flight
    • Long-term interest in flying aircraft, including recently undertaking a three-week flight around Australia in a Piper Dakota.
    • Other interests include swimming, rock climbing and tennis.

     

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