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     Date Submitted:12-04-2012
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     Current job:Spacecraft Thermal Control Systems Engineer
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     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
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    Spacecraft Thermal Control Systems Engineer

     

    Education:

    Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering), University of Southern California. (Emphasis on Heat Transfer and Satellite Design)

    Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), City College of the City University of New York.

    Patran to SINDAG--New Plugin Interface, MSCSoftware, Santa Ana, CA,Oct 2008 (3day class).

     

    Expertise:

    Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, Spacecraft Thermal Systems Design and Analysis, Orbital Heat Load DeterminatioOrbital Mechanics for Thermal Control Applications, Numerical Methods, Spacecraft Thermal Simulator DevelopmeMission Ground Stations; Thermal Software Utilities Tool Development, Working knowledge and familiarity with SatPower, Attitude and Control, T&C, RCS and Comm Systems

    Also familiar with successful Anomaly Resolution Methods: e.g. Fishbone, Timelining, etc

     

    Professional Associations:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics:        Current Senior Life Member

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers:                    Current Member

     

    Publications:

    L.A. Hennis and M.N. Varon, "Thermal Design and Development of Pioneer Venus Large Probe", published in "ProgrAstronautics and Aeronautics", Volume 65, Pages 425-445, edited by R. Viskanta, AIAA 1978

     

    Awards:

    Selected in 2002 as: 

    Boeing Associate Technical Fellow in Spacecraft Systems Thermal Control

     

    Computer Software Applications Skills:

    FORTRAN-77 / 90, PERL/Tk, Visual BASIC for Applications, PATRAN (Geometric Construction) , SINDAG,SINDA/FLUINT, NEVADA, THERMICA,MS-EXCEL, MS-POWERPOINT, MATLAB, HSCINDA,UNIX Bash, Csh and Korn Shells, HTML,PHP,JavaScript, Windows XP, Mac-OS X, MS-WORD

     

    Most Recent Employer:

    Solidyn Solutions Inc.

    M. Pearson, President and Chief Technical Officer

    13685 W. 67th PlaceArvada, CO 80004

    Website:  www.solidyn.com

     

    Languages:

    English(native), Lower level intermediate French

     

    Applying for:

    Full Time or Part Time Employment in: Space Thermal Systems Engineering, Space Vehicle Thermal Control SystemDesign, Space Thermal Systems Analysis, Space Thermal Systems Integration and Test, Spacecraft Thermal SimulatoDevelopment, Space Systems Launch Ops Support

     

    Will relocate outside of California or outside of US as necessary

     

     

     Work History

     

    Current Extra Activities: Volunteer Tutor and WebMaster for Rocket Science Tutors Inc, see our website at: www.rocketsciencetutors.com

     

    Oct 2009 to Dec 2009 : Solidyn Subcontractor at Northrup Grumman's Aerospace Technology Systems Division at Space Park facility in Redondo Beach, California.  

    Performed correlation of a thruster firing thermal model to test data. Included researching and incorporating updated forced convection heat transfer coefficients. Successfully delivered complete documentation and user guide of the thruster thermal model. This enabled thermal engineers to incorporate the thruster models into space vehicle level thermal models. The thermal model was written in Sinda / Fluint

     

    Jun 2009 to Aug 2009 : Solidyn Subcontractor at Boeing Satellite Development Center's Battery Operations Facility in Torrance, California.  

    Lead Thermal Engineer for Acceptance Thermal Vacuum Testing of a Space Nickel Hydrogen Battery with Variable Conductance Heat Pipe (VCHP) Thermal Control System. This task entailed writing the thermal control vacuum test procedure, integration of the thermal test instrumentation on the flight hardware, test execution, post test thermal performance data evaluation and thermal test report documentation

    Prepared the sell-off package of battery packs prior to final delivery.

     

    Jun 2008 to Dec 2008 : Solidyn Subcontractor at Boeing Satellite Development Center's Facility in El Segundo, California.

    Lead Thermal Engineer for LEO satellite bus subsystem thermal analysis including: Orbital Heat Load Determination (THERMICA), satellite thermal vacuum test execution, thermal test data evaluation, Comm Payload thermal vacuum test data evaluation and thermal test model correlation. Led the successful development effort of a spacecraft thermal control simulator module to be used at a mission ground station

     

    Prior to Jun 2008 :Boeing Associate Technical Fellow at the Boeing El Segundo, California Satellite Development Center: (formerly the Hughes Aircraft Company's Space and Communications Group) in the thermophysics and thermal systems engineering department.

    Thermal Control of Interplanetary Probes (Pioneer Venus and Galileo), National Systems Programs and National Communications Systems Programs -- Spacecraft Bus and Payload Subsystems Thermal Engineer and Senior Technical Advisor. Spacecraft Bus/Payload Subsystem Thermal Design and Analysis for GEO, HEO, MEO and LEO Missions (including use of THERMICA for Orbital Heat Load Determination). Thermal Vacuum Testing, Supervision and Training of thermal engineers (including giving lectures on Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer and Orbital Mechanics for Thermal Control Applications), Thermal System Requirements Development, Launch Systems Integration, Ground Systems Spacecraft Thermal Flight Simulator Development, Satellite Launch and Initialization Operations. Thermal Systems Concepts and trade studies for proposals.

    Designed, developed, analyzed and successfully thermal vacuum tested a VCHP thermal control system for a LEO Nickel- Hydrogen battery

     

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