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     Date Submitted:13-02-2012
     Last Modified:15-02-2012 (04:04)
    Job information
     Current job:Orbit Determination Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, ,
     Keywordscanada, astrodynamics, manager, navigation, trajectory, orbital mechanics
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    Career Objective

    Management position within and aerospace engineering organization in Canada.

     

     

    Work Experience

     

    2008 - now Team Manager, Cassini Orbit Determination NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

    • Leading a team of 8 engineers for the navigation of the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn. • Supervising the daily deliveries of orbit determination solutions to the project. • Conducting high fidelity covariance studies to predict navigation preformance. • Coordinating radio tracking data, optical navigation images and trajectory correction maneuvers. • Coordinating trajectory correction and momentum wheel biasing maneuvers.

    • Planning short to long-term workforce.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Juno (Jupiter Orbiter): navigation support in preparation for launch (August 2011).• Mars Science Laboratory (MSL): data simulation with anomalies for operation readiness (Nov 2011). • Akatsuki (Venus Climate Orbiter or Planet-C): launch support (JAXA mission, May 2010). • NASA flagship mission study: joint ESA/NASA Titan orbiter/lander (2010). • Cassini: leading a research campaign aimed at calibrating the Titan atmospheric density results.

     

    2005 - 2008 Guidance Navigation & Control Engineer NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

    Performed Orbit Determination for the Cassini spacecraft. Processing radio metric and optical navigation measurements to determine the ephemerides of Cassini, Saturn and the nine major satellites of Saturn. Requires knowledge in numerical integration, data processing and filtering techniques. Performed detailed reconstruction of spacecraft, planet and satellites ephemerides and uncertainties for scientists. Performed a re-design/optimization of the Cassini reference trajectory to maximize the science return for the only targeted Iapetus flyby in the mission.

     

    2002 - 2004 Astrodynamics Engineer Canadian Space Agency, Longueuil, Quebec

    Led the development of a GN&C simulator for spacecraft formation flying, on-orbit rendezvous and servicing projects. Performed trajectory design work for Mars mission feasibility studies for the 2011-2015 launch window. Evaluated/supervised industry proposals for research grants programs.

     

    2001 Research Assistant Center for Space Studies CISAS, Universit`a degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy

    Development of Precise Orbit Determination software with GPS data. Processed GPS data for orbit determination of Argentina’s SAC-C satellite.

     

    1999 - 2000 Research Assistant Center for Space Research, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

    Developed code to process LIDAR data for navigation and shape determination. The study used data from NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission.

     

    1998 Co-op Engineer CAE Electronics - Space Systems, Montreal, Quebec

    Simulated the space shuttle arm controller for the ISS simulator in CSA’s astronaut training facility.

     

    1997 Co-op Engineer CAE Electronics - Aircraft Systems, Montreal, Quebec

    Led the development of the turbine engine controller for the Black Hawk helicopter simulator.

     

    Professional Skills

     

    Management

    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities and operations of an engineering project. 

    • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures. 

    • Consult and negotiate with clients to prepare and develop specifications 

    • Explain proposals and present engineering reports and findings.

    • Assign, coordinate and review the technical work of project teams. 

    • Recruit personnel and oversee development and maintenance of staff competence in required areas. 

    • Supervise and co-ordinate the development of aerospace vehicles software.

     

    Technical

    • Strong computer/scripting knowledge (C, FORTRAN, Matlab/Simulink, Perl, Python, STK). 

    • Design and develop guidance, navigation and control systems for aerospace vehicles. 

    • Develop and conduct computer simulations using advanced mathematical modeling. 

    • Develop operational specifications, schedules and manuals for GN&C operators.

    • Investigate and report on GN&C issues and prepare recommendations for corrective action. 

    • Lead several tasks at once.

    • Display initiative and reliable judgment. 

    • Strong leadership and interpersonal/communications skills.

    • Bilingual in French and English. 

     

     

    Education

     

    2000 M.Sc.E., Aerospace Engineering The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

    Master’s thesis: Altimeter Range Crossover Analysis for the Near Earth Asteroid Mission.

     

    1998 B.Sc.A., Mechanical Engineering Université Laval, Quebec, Quebec


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