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     Date Submitted:17-07-2012
     Last Modified:06-12-2012 (04:48)
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     Current job:Senior Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSenior System Engineer with experience in all stages of development

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    Extensive experience in the development of satellite systems and high speed satellite and terrestrial telecommunication networks beginning from the planning phase and continuing through to the implementation and final operational phases. Has worked with the leading edge technologies in both arenas and has performed many functions as a hands-on staff engineer and director of an engineering staff. Very familiar with the FCC and ITU regulatory processes and has been member of US delegation to a number of ITU functions.


    THE AEROSPACE CORPORATION, Chantilly, VA                              2004-present

    Senior Project Engineer

    Provided system engineering support in the development and deployment of government satellite systems and ground infrastructure. Program manager of large scale satellite system software development for the delivery of a Storage Area Network and communications systems.  Analyzed regulatory and technical issues in DOD communications frequency bands.

    • Coordinated the use of a shared frequency band between NASA and the DoD  to protect the NASA Deep Space network from interference during critical communications.
    • Awarded Certificate of Achievement by government for significant contributions and dedicated service to the Frequency Management office.
    • Led team that developed  a complete set of requirements for the ground infrastructure need to support a new generation of DoD satellites which resulted in a successful Ground Requirements Review, an important milestone in the procurement cycle.


    HARRIS CORPORATION, Alexandria VA                          2002-2004

    Senior System Engineer

    Responsible for providing system engineering support to the Missile Defense Agency in the areas of satellite and terrestrial communications systems, network management and network architecture.

    • Member  of team that designed highly effective interfaces between a fiber optic communication network for a battle management system and the legacy weapons systems to facilitate and expedite  centrally monitoring of alerts for the Missile Defense Agency.
    • Recognized for superior performance  in the development of the first set of approved Ballistic Missile Defense System engineering specifications.


    W.L. PRITCHARD, Bethesda,MD                                   January 2002- July 2002

    Director of Engineering

    Consultancy providing program management, regulatory support and technical assistance to a number of telecommunications firms involved with wireless communications and data networking.

    • Led team that reviewed Irridium’s satellite applications to determine accurate assessment of risks and possible performance shortfalls associated with mobile satellite communications in urban areas.

    ASTROLINK, Rockville, MD                                      2000-2001

    Director, Gateway and Terminal Development

    Start up company focused on design and development of an international satellite data communications system for international businesses.

    • Responsible for the development programs for the major commercial earth stations and user terminals to be deployed in the global satellite network.
    • Led team that determined what ATM standards and protocols would be integrated into the terminal.
    • Oversaw the engineering program management, integration and testing activities associated with the programs.
    • Approval authority for milestone payments made to contractors.
    • Negotiated contracts for the gateway development program system engineering support and the development of specialized test equipment to be used in the integration and test activities.


    INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT, North Potomac, MD                                1996-2000

    Provided program management, regulatory support and technical assistance to a number of telecommunications firms involved with mobile satellite communications, wireless communications, data networking and videoconferencing.
    Major customers included: Asian Cellular Satellite System (AceS); ICO; XM Radio; Thuraya

    • Represented AceS at Pasifik Satellite Nusantara the IOR Multilateral L-Band GSO/MSS Intersystem Coordination Meeting in Jakarta.
    • Assisted in the launch of the XM Satellite system by developing and initial satellite design approach and developing the technical content for the FCC license application which culminated in the actual realization of the system.
    • Led effort to coordinate the operation of XM radio ground repeaters with NASA test sites in the proximity of major metropolitan areas to facilitate the l[censing of the terrestrial repeaters.


    AMERICAN MOBILE SATELLITE CORPORATION, Reston, VA                           1990-1996

    Director of Subscriber Equipment and RF Engineering

    Start-up company that designed and developed an L-band mobile satellite system to be operated in North America.  Managed a group of engineers responsible for the development and type acceptance of all mobile terminal equipment used on the network.

    • Led team that developed the aeronautical and maritime terminal which increased the addressable market for AMSC services.
    • Recognized for the completion of the development of the Maritime Mobile Earth Station from the presidents of AMSC and KVH.
    • Awarded Presidents Award for the completion of the development of the Aeronautical Mobile Earth Station from the presidents of AMSC and Cal Corp.
    • Led team that evaluated the potential interference of the mobile terminals to the GPS receivers and convinced the FAA that the danger to their navigation was minimal which allowed the system to be licensed by the FCC.
    • Supported the FCC in coordinating the operations of the system with mobile systems of other countries that culminated in the first 5 nation coordination agreement for the mobile satellite band.

    CONTEL ASC, Rockville, MD                                 1982-1990

    Senior Director, Systems Engineering

    Managed three departments with a total of 25 professional delivering marketing support and business development, domestic and international transmission facilities planning and new product and proposal development.

    • Led team that managed the operation of circuits on 50 transponders on numerous satellites which was the basis of revenue for the company.
    • Evaluated the transponder utilization and developed a carrier power and spacing scheme that increased the transponder utilization by 25%.
    • Received International Teleconferencing Association Award in recognition of outstanding achievement and extraordinary contribution to the state of the art in Two-way video, Contel ASC’s Network Controller.



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