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     Date Submitted:30-05-2012
     Last Modified:30-05-2012 (03:34)
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     Current job:Researcher
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywords·C, C++, Fortran, python and Unix programming languages ·System Dynamics modeling & simulation ·Orbit/Trajectory - Modeling & Analysis ·Mission Analysis & Design ·Model Based Systems Engineering ·Systems Requirements Analysis & Trade Studies
    Platforms:           UNIX, Linux, Windows, DOS, MAC.
    Languages:         FORTRAN, C/C++, Matlab, python.
    Applications:      MS Office, CM Synergy, Visual Studio, Satellite Tool Kit, Free Flyer, GMAT, Enterprise Architect.
    Senior Systems Engineer; Raytheon, Tucson, AZ; (Nov 2007 – Mar 2012)
    ·Coordination of integration and regression testing of subsystem models in 6DOF simulation, development of subsystem interfaces, and facilitating and performing updates and analyses for truth and software models.
    ·Coordination with Systems, Software, Performance and Test engineering teams and external agencies to analyze and verify performance and to determine robustness of 6DOF simulation models through analysis of hardware and flight-test data.
    ·Coordination with Systems, Software, Performance and Test engineering teams to analyze and validate Computer In-the Loop subsystem models, subsystem hardware, and conducting analysis to validate response and control characteristics.
    ·Coordination with System Integration and Test teams to analyze and validate subsystems in accordance with specified criteria and tracking down and resolving problems and issues.
    ·Coordinating with Systems, Software and Performance engineering teams to analyze model specifications and implement recommended updates to the simulation to correct issues or deficiencies discovered from analysis as well as ground and flight-testing.
    Systems Engineer; Space Technology and Research Inc., DE; (Oct 2002 - Oct 2007)
    ·Mission Analysis & Design; Orbit Analysis; Mission scheduling & planning support; Maneuver support.
    ·System Dynamics modeling & simulation (Guidance, Navigation & Control and Attitude, Control & Dynamics).
    ·Spacecraft Tracking and Receiving Subsystem Analysis & Design.
    ·Systems Requirements Analysis & Trade Studies; Operations procedure development & maintenance.
    ·Satellite data processing and analysis and Database maintenance.
    Software Engineer; Lockheed Martin Corp, Missiles & Space, PA; (Jan 2002 - Sep 2002).
    ·Lead Analyst: Nstar-C, AMC-10,  AMC-11.
    ·Analysis of Flight Mission Requirements & Statement Of Work; Spacecraft Mission Analysis & Design.
    ·Design Review Analysis and support; Mission Readiness & Launch Rehearsal support.
    ·Trajectory Analysis, Thruster Analysis, Burn Plans, Launch Windows, Conflicts/Visibilities, Tracking/Ranging.
    ·On-Console support for launch, acquisition, tracking, orbit determination, thruster firing & fuel management operations.
    ·Flight software development & maintenance (Excel/Visual Basic/Matlab tools, Unix/C scripts, etc).
    Technical Staff Member; CSC Corp., Goddard Space Flight Center, MD; (Aug 1998 - Oct 2001).
    ·Lead Analyst: MIR, Cobe, Landsat-4 & 5, Fuse, Solar-A & SNOE.
    ·Mission Analysis & Design; Design review preparation and customer presentation.
    ·Orbit/Trajectory - Modeling & Analysis; Stationkeeping operations (Planning/Execution/Calibration). 
    ·Rehearsal/Flight Readiness support; On-Console Launch /Acquisition/Tracking/Orbit Maneuver support.
    ·NASA Ground Tracking & Space Network Tracking - System monitoring, data verification & system integration.
    ·ISS/STS/MIR – Tracking & Communications; Planning Products; Scheduling Products.
    ·Mission Operations software - development, test & prototyping; Mission Operations process automation.
    Computer Operator; Lockheed Martin Corp, Technical Operations, D. C.; (Jan 1998 - Mar 1999).
    ·Operations support for VAX computers & LAN servers (Database maintenance/System backup).
    ·Maintenance of mainframe and IBM PC software and hardware, trouble shooting & anomaly resolution.
    Research Assistant; University of Maryland, MD; (1995 - 1998)
    ·Space Human Factors: Neutral buoyancy tank study to analyze fatigue in an ORU replacement task.
    ·Design, integration and on-orbit assembly of a lunar base mining Orbit Transfer Vehicle (OTV) system.
    ·Conception, design and analysis of a six-degree of freedom, six revolute joint, robot manipulator arm.
    ·Spacecraft structure, thermal, power, propulsion and payload subsystems analysis and design
    Materials Testing Technician; Lawrence Ripac Co. Inc., New York; (Jan 1995 - Jun 1995)
    ·Spacecraft materials testing (magnetic particle, dye penetrant, ultrasound & radiographic).
    ·Material treatment to improve or correct specified design requirements (stress relieving, passivation, etc). 
    Assistant Engineer; HQ, U. S. Air Force Europe, Ramstein Airbase, Germany; (May 1993 - Oct 1994).
    ·Analysis & design for Airbase central heating and control system with specified cost constraints.
    ·Assisted in establishing database to track $27 million annual energy budget for all U.S. military bases in Europe.
    M.S., Systems Engineering, 2011      Johns Hopkins University, MD                               
    M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1994   Boston University, Boston, MA                               
    Publications/Presentations: AAS/AIAA Conference papers
    ·A Mission Analysis Survey of Potential Human- Precursor Robotic Asteroid Missions (New Orleans, Feb, 2011)
    ·Launch Analysis Supporting Human-Precursor Robotic Asteroid Missions (Girdwood, Aug, 2011)
    ·FTG-05 MAR Team Award (2009, Raytheon)
    ·Terra Flight Dynamics Team Award (2000, NASA)
    Memberships: AIAA, AAS, INCOSE.
    Activities: Biking, hiking, travel, astronomy.
    Current clearance level: Secret.

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