Objective: Seeking a challenging and rewarding position in space mission design and system development, especially in areas leading to innovative space technology.
Boeing Satellite Systems (former Hughes Space and Communications) 1990 to Present
El Segundo, California
Associated Technical Fellow: Chief analyst in GNC/Astrodynamics department with 20+ years of technical leadership in spacecraft flight operations and system desgin. Major accomplishments are:
· Pioneer in space flight operations with electric propulsion system. Devise innovative low thrust transfer strategy, algorithms, and mission design for all electric orbital mission transfer, which leads to the viability of low cost space systems and the first commericial production of all electric satellites
· Leveraging on prior experience in operation software management, develop re-usable astrodynamcis library in conjunction with common engineering tool such as Matlab to enable flexible, rapid, and low cost development of advanced orbital software for mission operations and analysis
· Design efficient orbit maintanence strategy and algorithms to simplify the satellite operations as well as reducing the cost of space system
· Provide consultation and analysis for spacecraft design and space system architecture, and assist in the development of innovative space technology such as space based radar
· Over 30 space flight operations experience spanning over wide variety of spacecraft designs and mission types, including continuous consultation and support to end customers:
o Boeing 376, 601, 702, and X37
o LEO, HEO, and GEO transfer orbit and stationkeeping
· Current SSBI and DoD Top Secret.
· Fuel Efficient Methods for Satellite Stationkeeping and Momentum Dumping, USP 6015116.
· Optimal Sun Safe Attitude for Satellite Ground Targeting, USP 7823836.
· Node-Synchronous Eccentricity Control, pending.
· System and Methods for Simultaneous Momentum Dumping & Orbit Control, USP 7918420.
· Compound Steering Law for Efficient Low Thrust Transfer Orbit Trajectory, pending
· Enhanced Compound Steering Law for General Low Thrust Mission, pending
University of Rochester Rochester, New York 1984 to 1990
Ph.D. and M.A. in Physics: Graduate research in experimental high energy physics including the design, production, and analysis of particle detectors. Physics research in the Monte Carlo Study of high order Quantum Electro-Dynamics processes based on observations of tagged two-photon events.
University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma 1981 to 1983
B.S. in Physics: Graduated with distinction.
Member of Phi Beta Kappa
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