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     Date Submitted:19-06-2012
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     KeywordsSpacecraft and Launch Vehicle Mechanical System Engineering Integration Test and Operations
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    Professional Summary

    Spacecraft system engineering professional with diversified experience in space vehicle system design, analysis, test, and operations.  Large spacecraft mechanical system engineering a specialty.

     

    Career Highlights

    -       Orion Crew and Service Module (CSM) System Engineer – provided design guidance and general system engineering expertise; assisted in the development of the next generation of human rated, deep space, spacecraft; worked directly with CSM IPT Lead Management.

    -       Principle / Chief Mechanical System Engineer, three Titan IV Class Spacecraft – 100% mission success.

    -       Led mechanical activities at launch site during Space Shuttle launch.

    -       Served as Chief Systems Engineer for three winning spacecraft proposals. Led advanced development teams for over 12 NASA Explorer / Mars Scout Program proposals and concept studies.

    -       Collaborated with several NASA centers on advanced designs for deep space missions, including JPL, GSFC, KSC and DSN.

     

    Education:

     

    Universityof Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    M.S., Aerospace Science

    Graduated:  May, 1981

     

    MiamiUniversity,Oxford, Ohio

    B.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology

    Graduated:  June, 1979

     

    Professional Experience:

     

    Red Canyon Engineering / Aerotek                         Dec 2006-Present

     (Subcontract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, CO)

    ORION Crew and Service Module Manned Spacecraft System Engineer

    -       Provided System Engineering expertise and reported directly to the Orion Crew and Service Module (CSM) Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead management team.

    -       Reviewed and approved CSM requirements, specifications, designs, integration and verification plans.

    -       Reviewed and approved CSM design implementation.

    -       Provided expertise in system design as Management Representative at Engineering Review and Configuration Control Boards.

    -       Developed, and provided subsystem guidance, for Cost Basis of Estimate (BOE) cost analysis on several contract revisions.

    -       Developed the CSM IPT Integrated Team Plan and provided CSM representation on the IPT Implementation Team.

    -       CSM Risk Integration Lead: managed CSM IPT technical and cost risks using the ARM (Automated Risk Management) tool.  Represented CSM Management at Integrated Risk Management Review Boards.

     

     

    Lockheed Martin, Denver, CO                         1981 – 2000

     

    Principle Spacecraft Mechanical Systems Engineer (1993-2000)

    -     Oversaw verification by test and analysis of spacecraft mechanical systems requirements.

    -       Responsible for mission success, failure investigations, launch, and on-orbit anomaly resolution for a significant national spacecraft program.

    -       Oversaw requirements development and managed design activities for significant spacecraft block upgrades.

    -       Developed, verified, and operated ground and flight hardware with associated software.

    -       Oversaw two spacecraft systems integration and test programs; presented system issues at monthly meetings.

    -       Developed requirement verification plans.

    -       Other requirements of the position:  troubleshooting skills, launch vehicle integration, on-orbit scripts, and spacecraft operations experience.

    Subsystem Engineer (1989-1993)

    -       Served as Structures and Mechanisms Subsystem Engineer.

    -       Oversaw integration and factory test of spacecraft structural subassemblies and mechanisms for a large LEO spacecraft program.

    -       Supervised spacecraft handling, transportation, and launch vehicle integration.

    Mechanical Engineer- Stress Analysis (1981-1989)

    -       Conducted stress analysis for spacecraft propulsion tanks and honeycomb thrust reversers for jet aircraft engines.

    -       Performed NASTRAN computer modeling, MX ground emplacer design analysis, and assisted in a study of Large Space Structures.

    -       Obtained SSBI clearance (active for the following 16 year period).

    Mechanical Engineer- Stress Analysis (1981-1989) continued

    -       Performed design analysis and structural qualifications of spacecraft composite appendages using NASTRAN and classical analysis methods.

    -       Promoted to lead engineer for spacecraft structural program.

    -       Gained experience in spacecraft mechanical integration and test, including deployment testing and analysis, mechanism performance evaluation, and overall spacecraft handling and transportation techniques.

     

     

    Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder CO                    2000 – Aug 2005

     

    Principle Spacecraft Systems Engineer / Chief Engineer:

    -       Led advanced spacecraft conceptual design teams resulting in award of three flight hardware development contracts (AIM, WISE, and STP-SIV).

    -       Conducted configuration design trades, subsystem sizing analysis, launch vehicle and ground system compatibility, functional requirements synthesis and lower level performance requirements allocation. 

    -       Conducted extensive customer interface duties, including Concept Study Oral Reviews, Technical Management Reviews, Design Reviews etc. 

    -       Developed space mission architectures for numerous scenarios, including, LEO, GEO, Heliocentric Drift Away, L2, and Interplanetary.  Familiar with launch and ground segment interface requirements for EELV, and smaller launch vehicles, DSN, AFSCN, and USN.

    -       Served as technical point of contact for a variety of customers including university research scientists, JPL, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Principle Investigators.

    Lead Systems Engineer:

    -       Oversaw system design and development of the RS300 Internal Research and Development Program; led160 Kg class spacecraft to PDR level maturity.

    -       Oversaw new avionics system development, and a novel structural configuration through Engineering Development Unit build and test.  This design now provides the basis for several Ball flight programs, including Orbital Express, and WISE.

    -       Led conceptual development of robotic spacecraft servicer satellite, including system trades and development of spacecraft bus design for on-orbit servicing architecture.

     

     

    Judge Technical Group                            Sept 2005 – Dec 2006

    (Subcontract to ITT Industries, Ft Wayne IN)

     

    Spacecraft Instrument System Engineer

    -      Instrument system analysis: (NPOESS) payload requirements, vibration tests, materials, contamination, range safety compatibility, FMECA, pointing, structural, thermal, and mass management.

    -      Utilize DOORS to manage requirements for the CrIS program.

    -      Performed mechanical system analysis, pointing and alignment analysis.


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