Twenty years experience in the space industry of managing and developing software projects.
Application areas of expertise are in flight dynamics, spacecraft simulations and Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Extensive experience of the ESA simulations infrastructure (SIMSAT, generic models and SMP2), the ESA packet standards, requirements engineering and ECSS standards and familiar with SCOS 2000.
Technical management of Galileo constellation spacecraft simulator which involved 2 sub contractors and a team of up to 6 staff. Overall contract value circa 2m Euros. Successfully made six deliveries in nine months.
Project management of the GOCE spacecraft simulator. Contract value circa 700k Euros and personally negotiated a further 20% additional income in change notices.
Provision of Flight Dynamics consultancy to Inmarsat which led to a successful follow up project for the provision of a launch window optimisation tool that has been used for Inmarsat 4 launches.
Professional Qualifications and Education
Chartered Engineer, CEng, MIET.
Prince 2 Registered Practitioner.
Chartered Accountant, ACA.
MSc, Control Systems Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.
BSc (Hons 2:1), Mechanical Engineering, University of Southampton.
Maths, Physics, Chemistry A Levels (All A grade).
Technical Skills Listing
Project management and technical management (contract reviews, sub contractor management, cost and schedule control and planning, internal and external reporting, risk management, staff reviews, staff recruitment, design reviews, code reviews).
Bid/proposal writing and assessment.
Requirements analysis and design.
System testing (verification and validation).
Modelling and simulations (including attitude and orbit control, data handling, instruments and radio frequency subsystems).
Familiar with SCOS 2000 based ground control systems, ECSS and ESA packet standards.
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS, GPS).
Operating systems: Windows, UNIX (Linux and Solaris).
Middleware: Corba, COM and Globus.
Design Methodologies: UML, Yourdon.
Software Development Methods: Waterfall and Agile.
Kalos Solutions Limited
Jan 2012 – Present - Director
Provision of software subcontract management services for a control system software integrator. Successfully gained Qualified Partner status for the provision of Flight Dynamics work to the European Space Agency.
Jan 2012 – April 2012 - Consultant
Conducted an analysis of the European Space Agency’s flight dynamics system. Reviewed commercial flight dynamics tools and other operators’ systems. Author of a report recommending the best way to improve the existing flight dynamics system.
Dec 2011 – April 2012 - Designer
Designed the attitude and orbit control subsystem (AOCS) for the Sentinel 2 and 3 spacecraft simulators. Analysed the source spacecraft documentation and requirements. Synthesised the UML design for all the actuators and instruments.
Oct 2011 – Nov 2011 - Internal Consultant
Performed a review of tools and processes used in software development and recommended a standardised set for use by projects in the space division.
Aug 2011 - Sep 2011 - Bid Author
Author of the technical volume for the Bepi-Colombo spacecraft simulator bid.
June 2011 – Aug 2011 - Bid Author
Author of 50% of the winning technical volume for the Sentinel 2 and 3 spacecraft simulator projects. Designed and costed the attitude and orbit control, electrical and radio frequency subsystems and acted as part of the team for reviewing the overall proposal and costings. Total contract value circa 2m Euros.
March 2007 – June 2011 - Development Manager
Development manager for the Galileo Constellation Simulator. Managed the software development of a team of 6 and two subcontractors for a Linux based Simsat development. Lead developer for the data handling and radio frequency subsystems. Successfully integrated the spacecraft on board software image into the Sparc ERC32 chip emulator. Conducted design and code reviews, planned and monitored the technical progress and system testing. Developed system tests in accordance with existing spacecraft operational procedures. Provided the technical interface to the customer and sub contractors. Successfully made six deliveries in nine months to support the customer schedule. Automated the simulation infrastructure to enable daily regression tests and improved the installation of the infrastructure to enable it to be scripted – this approach is now used on all subsequent simulator projects. Provided two customer training courses on-site. Overall project budget circa £2m.
Dec 2003 – Jan 2008 - Project Manager and Designer
Project manager of the GOCE spacecraft operational simulator. Managed the project cost to within the agreed budget. Successfully negotiated 20% of extra revenue change notices and ensured that all deliveries were made at the agreed time. Performed internal and external monthly reporting and risk management. Conducted design reviews, code reviews and staff appraisals. Developed the cold gas and ion thruster models. Maintained and used the SCOS 2000 ground control system used for testing (together with the Simsat ground models used to interface to it). Designed the attitude and orbit control and payload segment models. Project budget circa 700kEuros and a maximum team size of 6.
Jun 2006 - Dec 2006 - Developer
Wrote and performed the system testing of the AEOLUS operational simulator attitude and orbit control models.
Feb 2005 - May 2005 - Consultant
Provision of consultancy to Astrium UK – production of the Galileo Ground Control Segment Flight Dynamics requirements for the invitation to tender issued by the European Space Agency.
May 2004 – May 2005 - Project Manager and Designer
Bid author, project manager and designer of a launch window optimisation Tool for ESA and Inmarsat. Tasks involved performing the design, the second phase of developments and system testing. The development was on Windows and Solaris and used Fortran and Java.
Sep 2001 – Nov 2003 - Project Manager
Project manager and technical authority for the SciSys element of GalileoSat System Simulation Facility Phase 2. The team size was 5. Requirements analysis and architectural design of the environment (including ionosphere, troposphere and interference) and ground segment models. The project used C++ and COM middleware.
Aug 2003 – Dec 2003 - Consultant
Provision of Flight Dynamics consultancy to Inmarsat for verification testing of a new flight dynamics system.
Apr 2000 – Jul 2003 - Project Manager and Designer
Project manager and developer on two Grid projects. Implemented a RedHat Linux GRID using Globus middleware. Investigated the parallelising of Geant4 jobs over the GRID.
Apr 2000 – Sep 2001 - Designer
Design authority for the environment and ground segment elements of the Galileosat System Simulation Facility Phase 1. Responsible for the architectural design, implementation and testing of ground and environment models.
Sep 1999 – Mar 2000 - Designer
Architectural design and implementation of the IBIS instrument model for the Integral spacecraft simulator project. The code was written in Ada.
Jul 1997 – Sep 1999 - Team Leader
System architect and team leader for the flight dynamics element of the Meteosat Second Generation central facility. The team size was 6. Fortran was used for the algorithmic code and C++ for the user interfaces.
May 1996 – Jun 1997 - Study Author and Developer
Development of an Excel VBA Markov based reliability modelling tool used for assessing reliability, continuity and integrity performance.
3S Electronic Publishing Ltd, Mar 1995 – Apr 1996 - Project Manager
Project management and development of electronic publishing systems using Visual Basic and MS Access. Products were developed using agile software methods.
Vega Group plc, Sep 1990 - Feb 1995 - Project Manager and Developer
Project management and development for various projects including: a ground equipment emulator for Inmarsat, a tool to receive and display sea surface temperature maps, a pointing error analysis tool, an attitude Kalman filter, and a spacecraft to ground data modelling tool. Provision of routine spacecraft operation reports for Skynet 4 and ECS spacecraft.
Imperial College of Science and Technology, Sep 1989 – 1990 – Msc Study
KPMG Peat Marwick, Sep 1986 – Sep 1989 - Chartered Accountant
Financial audit and tax work for a range of UK companies.
Bechtel Ltd, Sep 1985 – Sep 1986 - Control Engineer
Control systems engineer for petroleum industry.
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