Latest Space News
Wed, 22 May 2019 00:18:23 +0000
Despite a surge in Chinese launch activity and growth of commercial Chinese launch developers, executives with American companies said they’re not worried about potential competition with them. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 21 May 2019 22:50:16 +0000
The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), an agency created in 2015 to accelerate the adoption of commercial technology to solve national security problems, is trying to reduce the time it takes to award contracts from 90 days to 60 days. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 21 May 2019 22:24:22 +0000
From 2013 until 2017, Barrett served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Aerospace Corporation SpaceNews.com
Tue, 21 May 2019 22:05:02 +0000
Dissatisfied with the length and content of proposed rules to streamline commercial launch and reentry regulations, industry officials say they will ask for an extension of an ongoing public review period for those rules. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 21 May 2019 21:54:24 +0000
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) is eager to increase development testing. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 21 May 2019 21:11:45 +0000
Tethers Unlimited is designing a satellite servicing vehicle that would leverage technologies developed for the U.S. Defense Department and NASA to service spacecraft in low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 21 May 2019 19:46:20 +0000
GAO predicts the OCX schedule will continue to slip. Raytheon: “The GAO findings are inaccurate.” SpaceNews.com
Tue, 21 May 2019 16:07:08 +0000
China has recently made it clear it intends to contend aggressively over this important industry and it is worth noting that extremely lax regulation has often played a critical role that nation’s ability to undercut other U.S. industries. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 21 May 2019 11:25:38 +0000
A supplier base of hardware and service vendors sees opportunities for new business from the growing number of satellite and launch vehicle ventures, even if space remains a small part of their overall business. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 20 May 2019 16:24:44 +0000
The sale includes nine satellites — half of EchoStar’s fleet when counting leased payloads — plus employees who handled satellite operations, associated properties, and licensing for an orbital slot. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 20 May 2019 12:46:25 +0000
Just as Jeff Bezos, and others like him, are pushing the envelope of technology and business models, there is a similar need to push the limits of space policy such that it will support a space settlement agenda. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:05:06 +0000
SpaceX filed a bid protest in federal court against the government May 17, but most details about the protest, including the specific award being protested, remain undisclosed. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 20 May 2019 04:18:45 +0000
In order to meet the goal of landing humans on the moon in 2024, NASA needs to get one element of its proposed lunar Gateway on contract in the near future so it will be ready in time. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 19 May 2019 21:42:23 +0000
The HAC notes that the decision to not back the $72 million request should not be read as a complete rejection of the idea of establishing a Space Force. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 18 May 2019 20:38:45 +0000
Thornberry is proposing legislation that would make it easier for startups like Capella Space to continue to get private funding and compete for DoD small business awards. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 17 May 2019 21:10:32 +0000
A House appropriations subcommittee approved a spending bill May 17 that provides NASA with more than $22.3 billion but largely ignores an administration request for an additional $1.6 billion to support plans for a 2024 human return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:17:01 +0000
NASA announced May 16 it has selected 11 companies to begin studies and initial prototype development of portions of lunar landers the agency hopes can help it meet its 2024 human landing goal. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 20:34:56 +0000
Under the proposed system, space officers would only compete against space officers for promotions. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 19:48:28 +0000
The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill May 16 that adds more than $1 billion to NASA’s original request but offers little in the way of additional funding for exploration priorities included in the agency’s recent budget amendment. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 13:14:20 +0000
Chinese private launch firm LandSpace has completed assembly of a liquid methane-liquid oxygen rocket engine for its new Zhuque-2 launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
More space news...
19232 cvs - 777 jobs

LOOKING FOR A JOB?

  • HOME
  • POST YOUR CV
  • JOB SEARCH
  • LOOKING FOR STAFF?

  • HOME
  • REGISTER
  • CV SEARCH
  • POST JOBS
  • CV: Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer

    Printer Friendly

     


    << BACK

    Personal information
     Name:<withheld>
     Age:<withheld>
     Country:<withheld>
     Location:<withheld>
    Contact information
     Email:<withheld>
     Phone:<withheld>
     Mobile:<withheld>
    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:26-08-2012
     Last Modified:26-08-2012 (12:17)
    Job information
     Current job:Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     KeywordsGuidance, Navigation, and Control Flight Software Integration Hardware/Software integrated testing Hardware design and procurement Procurement oversight System of Systems Integration
    CV

     

    Summary of Qualifications

    Aerospace engineer with broad knowledge of aerospace vehicles, subsystems, and the interaction among them.  Specialized knowledge of navigation and control (GN&C) systems.  Over 20 years of diverse experience spanning the lifecycle of highly successful programs,  with 17 years on NASA’s International Space Station, including spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control systems; sustaining engineering and spacecraft mission operations; flight software verification; hardware procurement; integrated vehicle performance; end-to-end system verification; and mechanical design. 

    Clearance

    TOP SECRET/SCI/SSBI 05/2009

    CI Poly 05/2007

     

    Expertise and Critical Contributions

    Organized and lead multi-disciplinary team spanning vendor, prime contractor, and government organizations at multiple sites to redesign, rebuild, test, deliver, and integrate NASA’s International Space Station control-moment gyroscope qualification unit as a flight-worthy spare.  Built enduring positive relations among government customer, prime contractor, and vendor organizations.

    • Developed subcontractor Statement-of-Work.  Facilitated proposal development.   Participated in fact-finding and contract negotiations. 
    • Performed vendor technical oversight, coordination, and management during redesign and rebuild.  Gained approval of technical approaches from prime and government engineering organizations.  Initiated Material Review Board technical review and disposition of flight-worthiness issues. 
    • Integrated rebuild schedule into manned space program traffic model, payload hardware development schedule, payload integration schedule, and existing spares maintenance schedule for seamless availability of spares. 

     

    Improved system performance, health and safety by identifying and resolving anomalous signatures and adverse trends in spacecraft GN&C operational hardware,  improving processes and interfaces and optimizing performance. 

    • Identified anomalous pointing controller performance incurred by lubricant breakdown.  Created and lead ad-hoc, geographically disperse study team of technical experts which synergistically analyzed and resolved the issue.  Leveraged factory expertise. 
    • Investigated pointing control system state estimator modifications to save computational requirements by optimizing friction prediction algorithms.  Performed 6 degree-of-freedom (DOF) simulations of reduced-authority controllers, demonstrating adequate performance margins.
    • Identified out-of-family degradation of navigational sensor hardware and implemented compensating software changes.
    • Developed requirements and designs for software and displays which monitor spacecraft zero-fault tolerant conditions, detects and responds to failures.  Optimized software autonomy and minimized operator input requirements.  Developed and optimized operator procedures.

     

    Defined and executed Design Analysis Cycles for International Space Station.   Developed Design Reference Missions and defined analytic baselines for design and mission.  Gained commitments for analyses and negotiated delivery schedules from geographically and organizationally disperse engineering community.  Integrated analysis results across diverse engineering disciplines and mission phases.  Resolved complex multidisciplinary issues among stakeholders.  Impacted design requirements and mission definition.

     

    Verified International Space Station Guidance, Navigation, and Control flight software interfaces and requirements using test, observation, demonstration, and analysis of Mil-Std-1553B bus data in integrated hardware/software laboratory.  Hardware-in-the loop testing using real-time simulations.  Developed MATLAB analytic tools for the reduction of data captured using Protocol and Simulation Software (PASS).  Maintained test data and history of anomalous behavior. 

     

    Experience & Work History

    2004 to Present - Flight Control System Analyst, Boeing-Colorado

    Provided direct support to flight operations, test, anomaly resolution, and vehicle recovery.  Performed trending and analysis of vehicle attitude determination and control systems, periodic subsystem health and integrity checks, command path verification and sensor calibrations. 

     1999 to 2004 – GN&C Systems Engineer, Boeing - Houston TX

    Provided direct support to launch, check-out, and sustaining engineering for GN&C subsystem of International Space Station.  Performed subsystem trending and characterization.  Identified root-cause and resolved on-orbit issues with flight software performance. 

     

    1994 to 1999 - Senior Systems Engineer, Boeing – Houston TX

    Lead Sustaining Engineering and Operation efforts of Vehicle Integrated Performance team for ISS.   Lead and focused sustaining engineering planning and task definition.  Performed systems engineering analyses, coordination, and resolution of complex multidisciplinary vehicle performance issues. 

    • Primary liaison between U.S Space Station Vehicle Integrated Performance team and Russian Automated Rendezvous and Docking (AR&D) teams.  Built positive relations with representatives of Russian Space Agency and Russian industry partners during technical interchange meetings and regular teleconferences. Contributed to resolution of Russian vehicle rendezvous radar anomalous behavior. 

     

    1991 to 1994 - Flight Systems Engineer, Grumman Aerospace, Houston TX.

    Implemented Design Analysis Cycles for International Space Station.  Defined baseline missions and designs.  Gained commitments for analyses from diverse engineering community.  Integrated analysis results into requirements and operational constraints.  Resolved complex multidisciplinary issues.  Impacted system design and mission definition.

    • System Engineering and Integration focal for verification of Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) system.  

     

    1987 to 1991 - Design Engineer, Grumman Aerospace – Houston TX

    Performed system-level analysis and derived system-level requirements for various critical resources (i.e. weight, power, volume, logistics, and thermal capacity) of International Space Station.  Designed various mechanical restraints and mobility aids for International Space Station.  Produced engineering drawings and solid models using CAD/CAE skills.

    1985 to 1987 – Associate Engineer, Veda Incorporated, Arlington VA

    Provided engineering and managerial support to the Land-Based Fixed-Wing Aircraft Class Desk of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), and to the Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft Test Directorate (ASW ATD) of Naval Air Test Center (NATC) in Patuxent River MD.  Analyzed, developed and revised top level test planning documentation and tracked flight test completion. 

     

    Education

    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,    1986

     

    Extensive graduate course work in Aerospace Engineering

    University of Colorado-Boulder         

    - Space Flight Dynamics

    - Linear Control System Design

    -Statistical Orbit Determination (Batch, Kalman and Extended Kalman filters)

    - Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GPS/GNSS)

    -Aerospace Environment

    - Aerospace Math I and II

     

    Training

    - Boeing "Leadership for Space"

    - APOLLO Root Cause Analysis training

    - Boeing "Pre-Management Aptitude Program"

    - "Birkman Assessment of Motivational Behavior"


    Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.

    All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.

    All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide. 

    Pricing starts at €450 (approx £400 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!

     

    2019 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):

    1 month - Discovery 450 euros convert
    3 months - Bronze 1150 euros convert
    6 months - Silver 1950 euros convert
    12 months - Gold 3200 euros convert

     

    If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)622757477 or send us an email at sales@space-careers.com. We will set up an account for you and invoice you. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.

     

    Subscriptions

     

    Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.

     

    VAT:

    Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
    - if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
    - if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)

     

    Support:

    For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)622757477.
    Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)622757477 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.

    Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.

     

    Warning:

    We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
    Recruitment agencies are only eligible for a Gold package and recruitment agencies recruiting for companies already using Space Careers will not be accepted.

    To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
    * The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
    * Email - Must end in @yourcompany.com. Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.

    Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing sales@space-careers.com. Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.

     
    Terms & ConditionsCopyright ©2019 Spacelinks
    Web Analytics