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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:04-11-2011
     Last Modified:29-03-2018 (06:41)
    Job information
     Current job:Consulting Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsElectro-optical systems, engineering and management,
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE
    Kenyon Consulting (2018 - present) Providing electro-optical remote sensing engineering and management solutions.

    UrtheCast (2014 - 2018) DIRECTOR, OPTICAL PAYLOADS AND SPACECRAFT (VANCOUVER, BC CANADA)
    Supported a state-of-the-art camera and Synthetic Aperture Radar constellation (OptiSAR) being developed for multiple international partners. Providing Program Management of the key spacecraft and optical instrument sub-contractor for this development program. Perform Systems Engineering including performance modeling, error budgeting, requirements analysis and allocation, engineering coordination as well as management and customer reporting and presentation.

    Starshine Engineering and Analysis (2009 - 2014) CONSULTANT
    Supported multiple proposals and development efforts for GeoEye and other clients including IS2, Overwatch and Canopus Systems. Provided Systems Engineering and senior-level consulting support for various programs involving business development, subcontract oversight, review preparation and general systems engineering.

    OrbImage Corp, later GeoEye (2004 - 2008) SENIOR DIRECTOR, NEXTVIEW SPACE AND LAUNCH SEGMENTS (DULLES, VA)
    Responsible for all technical and programmatic aspects for the GeoEye-1 Satellite and Launch Vehicle contracts. Developed requirements and interfaces between these and the GeoEye-1 Ground Segment, managed all contract and programmatic issues, supervised all design, development, integration and test activities, and finally, coordinated all launch and on-orbit checkout activities. Responsible for hiring and managing several engineers and contractors supporting the GeoEye-1 program over the four-year development period. Served as GeoEye Program Director for the successful GeoEye-1 launch aboard a Delta II rocket out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in September 2008.

    Orbital Sciences Corporation (1994 - 2004) SENIOR SCIENTIST, SPACE SYSTEMS GROUP (DULLES, VA)
    Proposal manager on several major efforts including the successful Orbiting Carbon Observatory, an Earth Science System Pathfinder (ESSP) mission with JPL awarded in July, 2002. Study manager on the 2001 GOES-R Instrument Accomodation Study for NASA. Led the successful proposal for the 2003 GOES-R Architecture Study for NOAA. Provided Systems Engineering support for the NPOESS Phase A/B Study. Also served as payload consultant on the OrbView commercial remote sensing program in support of the Program Office. Provided analysis, review and recommendation of various technical issues involving the telescope and camera assemby.
    DIRECTOR, ADVANCED PROGRAMS, SENSOR SYSTEMS DIVISION (POMONA, CA) Program Manager for the National Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite (OMPS) Risk Reduction Phase Program. OMPS is the next generation ozone-monitoring instrument for the converged operational weather satellite system. Program Manager for the OrbView-3 Camera Program, the primary instrument for a commercial remote sensing program developed within Orbital. Served as Camera Program Manager from inception through program PDR. Responsible for management, technical planning, business development, systems engineering, concept design and performance analysis for proposals and internal research and development efforts including: - Advanced Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) - Wide Field-of-View Imaging Spectrometer (WFIS) - Atmospheric Pollution, Aerosol, and Chemistry Satellite proposal with Orbital/Space Systems Group - Several Space Instrument Proposals for NASA and others

    Martin Marietta Astro Space Division, formerly GE Astro Space (1985 - 1994) SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER (VALLEY FORGE, PA)
    Lead Systems Engineer for payload accommodation on Landsat 7 spacecraft program with responsibilities including: - Generation and maintenance of payload specification and Interface Control Document - Resolution of technical issues between satellite and payload - Oversight of instrument subcontractor to ensure payload performance met system requirements Lead Systems Engineer and Deputy Program Manager for NASA Laser Atmospheric Wind Sounder (LAWS) Phase A/B program. Responsibilities: - Overall systems engineering and management of subcontractors - System-level performance analysis and simulation - Heterodyne receiver subsystem development Management, systems engineering and analysis responsibilities on several proposals, programs and internal research and development efforts including: - Proposal Manager and then Program Manager for an Air Force study contract to determine utility of laser radar for surveillance missions - Task manager for laser radar analysis of SDI Kinetic Energy Weapon (KEW) fire control sensor - Responsible for detailed IR&D end-to-end sensor simulation for design and analysis of active and passive electro-optical sensors

    Perkin-Elmer Corporation (1978 - 1985) OPTICAL SYSTEMS ANALYST (DANBURY, CT)
    Optical analysis on Hubble Space Telescope including: - Simulation, performance prediction and error budgeting for the telescope assembly - Generation of ground software for use during initial on-orbit performance verification and optimization activity

    CLEARANCE
    Previously held Secret and Top Secret Clearance.

    PUBLICATIONS
    Author or co-author of 11 papers relating to passive and active sensor modeling, lidar remote sensing and heterodyne detection technology.

    EDUCATION
    1992 Penn State University MASTER OF ENGINEERING, ENGINEERING SCIENCE
    1978 Rochester Institute of Technology BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, MATH/PHYSICS


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