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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
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Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:19-10-2011
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     Current job:Satellite Communications Field Service Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsRF Technician RF Engineer Satellite Communications Technician Telemetry Monitoring Spacecraft Payload Control Fixed Satellite Systems Technician X Ku Ka L C Bands
    CV

    Clearance:  Current TS/SCI Expires  June 2010

    Qualifications

    8 Years of Experience:

    • Using signal flow diagrams wiring schematics of various system equipment, ground equipment, antenna group equipment and spacecraft equipment.
    • SATCOM/Network Control and Coordination experience in IF/RF Communications on X, C, L, S, Ku and Ka band systems.
    • Fault isolation, system restoral, system installation and initialization, equipment testing of strategic and tactical satellite communications systems.
    • Analyzing system and network performance and designing solutions to improve performance, user technical proficiency and network efficiency.
    • Troubleshooting network problems, data, voice, IP equipment issues to component and circuit card level and correcting those faults.
    • Performing routine preventive maintenance and using various Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment to improve component operating efficiency.
    • Providing technical support and training on site and remotely in mobile and fixed satellite systems.

    Career Achievements

    • Resolved satellite network interferenceof a high priority mission in support of OIF, receiving unit Joint Chief of Staff recognition for excellence.
    • Mobile SATCOM Subject Matter Expert, Managing 50+ personnel and increasing site Mobile Satellite Systems proficiency and broadening technical proficiency on TDMA system theory and troubleshooting.
    • Recognition for technical expertisefrom 4th Space, providing training to unit soldiers and increasing technical ability significantly on a new geolocation system.
    • Recognition of a grave satellite failure, requiring coordination of immediate and unplanned cutovers to 30+ terminals to an adjacent satellite, resulting in 100% communications restoral.
    • Developed troubleshooting proceduresfor a TDMA network cutting troubleshooting time in half and increasing overall network usage by vastly minimizing downtimes.

    Technical Competancies

    Space Vehicle Control/Maintenence          Telemetry Monitoring           Payload Configurations    Fault Isolation and Resolution     SATCOM Ground Facility Management      RF Test Equipment              Fixed Satellite Systems             L,C,X,S,Ku,Ka             Network Control analysis             Basic IT Support/troubleshooting   LAN/WAN   IP Modems Direct/Remote Customer Service Support
    Windows/Familiar with Unix and server support

     Professional Experience

    Rockwell Collins SatCom Field Engineer Kabul, Afghanistan   February 2011 – July 2011

    • Field Customer Service Engineer in support of US Army warfighter communications using Deployable Ka/Ku band Earth Terminal FDMA Equipment.
    • Monitored and maintained multiple satellite FDMA links and TDMA networks and their equipment with downtimes of less than 60 minutes per month.
    • Proficient in troubleshooting data level and cryptographic level outages
    • Advised distant ends troubleshooting SATCOM equipment over phone and VoIP to restore communications.
    • Worked successfully in hostile and austere conditions with minimal to immediate deadlines.
    • Experience maintaining TDMA networks as the Hub for the Kabul Region with over 50 terminals.
    • Ability to bring a TDMA/FDMA system online from the ground up in order to perform accurately and reliably.
    • Maintained our TDMA database of over 50 terminals on our Linux based Sun Server by full server installation, configuration and periodic system maintenance
    • Performed routine maintenance, hardware configurations, upgrading and replacing hardware components.

    A Co. 53rd Signal BNFort Detrick, MD                                                          Sep 2007 – Nov 2010

    • Shift supervisor and senior technical lead to a SATCOM shift of 12 other soldiers and NCOs, responsible for operation of an Satellite Network Operations Center and reviewing and assessing equipment configurations and upgrades.
    • Primary technical lead of Ground Mobile Forces SATCOM (GMFSC), in charge of developing technical procedures, technical training certification and 24/7 on-call support for a company of 50+ personnel.
    •  Coordinated and performed multiple satellite cutovers and complete satellite configuration and communications restoral of 30+ FDMA, TDMA and SSMA SATCOM links and terminals.
    • Monitored multiple satellites simultaneously, responsible for spacecraft health and welfare 24/7/365 in normal conditions and satellite eclipse conditions.
    • Maintained total spacecraft frequency integrity by making necessary on-board adjustments to the frequency standard through analysis trending.
    • Using the Replacement Satellite Configuration Control Element, maintained telemetry and control link to multiple satellites. Certified with this system from Lockheed Martin and ITT.
    • Wideband Global Satcom (BUS 702) spacecraft systems, payload and capability course.
    • Global Satellite Configuration Control Element operation and maintenance certification from Boeing.
    • Use of Geolocation equipment, gathering intelligence, maintaining and resolving threats of possible communications jammers.

    C Co. 1st Satcon BN (53rd SIG BN)Landstuhl, Germany                                Sep 2004 - Sep 2007

    • Presided over 300 missions and up to 30 Fixed Satellite and Mobile Satellite terminals at any given time to users in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
    • Supported Naval Operations SHF users In the Atlantic and Indian Oceans During OIF and OEF.
    • Maintained links for and technically advised users on multiple, high priority National Airborne Operations Center, Presidential and Departmental missions.
    • Provided user communications in support of the 2004 Humanitarian Tsunami Relief in Sumatra.

    Satellite Network Coordinator CourseFort Gordon, GA                            Apr 2004 – Sep 2004

    • Trained on satellite link engineering, satellite orbital mechanics, satellite network control theory and technique in FDMA, TDMA and SSMA/CDMA networks.
    • Graduated with Honors with a grade of 94% qualifying as first in class.

    Satellite Operations/Maintainer CourseFort Gordon, GA                         Aug 2003 – Apr 2004

    • Study of basic electrical circuitry and satellite systems.
    • Trained on multiplexing, converter theory, signal processing theory, modulation, FEC, signal amplification theory, fiber optics theory, antenna theory.
    • Instructed and tested on maintenance and troubleshooting on converters, muxes, modems and amplifiers.

    Education

    • 21 Credit hours with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
    • Army Warrior Leaders’ Course
    • Basic Satellite Communications Operator/Maintainer Course
    • Satellite Network Coordinator/Controller Course (Honor Graduate)
    • Space Vehicle operator and control courses (DSCS III and WGS 702 Bus)
    • Working on acquiring a Network+ and CCNA certification.

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