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Fifty years after Apollo 11, we are in a far better position, and so much closer, to return to the moon and send humans to Mars than we ever have been in the past. There are still many technical challenges to overcome, but the biggest challenge remains the political will to do so. SpaceNews.com
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Satellite and rocket hardware provider Ruag Space signed a contract with Firefly Aerospace to provide payload adapters for its small launch vehicles. SpaceNews.com
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Rocket Lab passed a milestone in the production of its Electron rocket as the company gears up for its next launch and continues work on a new launch facility. SpaceNews.com
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The Connect Bidco consortium told the British government that for at least three years it would keep Inmarsat’s core network operations center and skilled engineering resources in the country once the merger, expected to close late this year, is complete.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:18:10 +0000
China carried out the controlled deorbiting of its Tiangong-2 space lab into the South Pacific, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Friday. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:36:28 +0000
Kevin O’Connell, director of the Commerce Department’s Office of Space Commerce, said the repository, called the Unified Data Library, is the first step in the transfer of some space situational awareness responsibilities as requested by the White House last year.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:00:53 +0000
The story of the Apollo program, the many heroes in the headlines and those behind-the-scenes, the unprecedented crisis and tragedies that were overcome to fulfill a martyred President’s bold promise, is a story as compelling as any great novel or Greek myth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 01:26:17 +0000
NASA has decided to extend the lifetimes of all eight astrophysics missions up for review, from large space telescopes to an instrument on the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:17:32 +0000
The U.K. will invest $34 million in small satellites, will increase support for the Combined Space Operations Center. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:00:44 +0000
History is now repeating itself. President Trump has declared he wants to send astronauts to the moon by 2024 and then Mars by 2033. But, in other words, NASA is saying to Trump the same thing it said to Bush: “You can’t do your program until you do my program.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:49:15 +0000
Virgin Galactic’s merger with a publicly-traded investment company is likely a one-off event based on the company and people involved, and not a sign of more fundamental changes in the industry, investors argue. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:39:00 +0000
A half-century after developing the computers that guided the Apollo missions to the moon, Draper is working on technologies that it says can enable new human and robotic missions to the moon in the near future. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:00:47 +0000
Just as we have built on the foundation provided by the Apollo astronauts, the next generation will build on our achievements, and future generations on theirs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:00:22 +0000
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the moon, you might notice we aren’t celebrating it on the moon. Why? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 02:44:31 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate committee July 17 that a cost estimate for landing humans on the moon by 2024 likely won’t be ready until the administration submits a budget request next February. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:01-10-2012
     Last Modified:04-10-2012 (08:16)
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineering MS Graduate
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsMATLAB, Analysis, Systems, Engineering, Electromagnetics, Physics, Spectroscopy, Unmixing, Inversion, Orbital Analysis, Dynamics, Controls
    CV

    Education

    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

     


    Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering (GPA:  3.49)

    June 2012

    Bachelor of Science, Physics (GPA: 3.55)

    December 2010

     


    Engineering Experience

    THESIS: Space Environment Effects Measurement and Spectral Analysis (2011-2012)

    Cal Poly Master’s Thesis:

    ·         Contributed to the production of a space environments testing system for analysis of orbital objects and debris materials.

    ·         Produced and improved a methodology for measuring the spectral effects of some space environments on spacecraft materials.

    ·         Measured the spectral effects of some space environments on a sample set of spacecraft materials.

    ·         Created a MATLAB script using numerical analysis and signal processing methods to identify individual material spectra from a combined spectrum.

    TEAM LEAD: Solar Collector (2009-2010)

    Cal Poly Senior Project:

    ·         Assisted as part of a team which designed and constructed a trough-type solar collector, with the goal of building a cost-effective solar cooking device for the developing world.

    ·         Lead the team in the second year of the project, analyzing and constructing a dish-type solar collector, for similar goals, with added focus on possible power generation applications.

    ·         The paper produced from this analysis, design, and construction is still used in continuing research by the team.

    TEAM LEAD: Systems Engineering (2011-2012)

    Cal Poly Class Projects:

    ·         Lead a series of class projects on systems engineering, applying systems engineering methods to various case studies and design problems.

    ·         Applied principles included (partial list):

    o    Produced formal requirements documents

    o    Developed testing, verification, and validation methods for requirements

    o    Performed simple trade studies

    o    Applied methods of functional decomposition and work breakdown structures, among others.

    ANALYSIS PROJECT: Langmuire Data Analysis (2012)

    Cal Poly Class Project:

    ·         Coded a MATLAB script to automatically calculate the plasma parameters from data measured with a Langmuire Probe with minimal user input to the script.

    ANALYSIS PROJECT: Orbital Analysis (2011)

    Cal Poly Graduate Class Project:

    ·         Developed a MATLAB script which provided preliminary orbital analysis for a mission to Vesta. 

    ·         Modeled several possible trajectories:

    o    Elliptical transfer

    o    Plane change

    o    Low-thrust

    ·         Modeled several of these with additional work on gravity assists beyond the scope of the project. 

    ANALYSIS PROJECT: Control Systems (2011)

    Cal Poly Graduate Class Project:

    ·         Designed and coded a control system for formation flight in a constellation of spacecraft using a feedback control system.

    ·         Contributed in the construction a system model in MATLAB and Simulink modeling a dynamic control system for a spacecraft in 3-axis stabilization and orbit control in a halo orbit in a libration point. 

    Skills

    Computer:    MATLAB, RS3 Spectrometer Software, ViewSpec Pro Spectral Post-Processing Tool, Simulink, C, Unix, LabVIEW, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite

    Programming Languages:

                            MATLAB, C

    Equipment: ASD FieldSpec Spectrometer, Welding and assoc. tools, shop tools, handheld power tools, fiberglass repair

    Work Experience

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     Dec 2010 to Present

    Student Research Assistant

    Cal Poly Physics Department

     2009 to 2010

    ·         Leader and team member of a multi-disciplinary senior project team constructing several solar collection proofs of concept. 

    ·         Gained hands-on experience leading and participating in the fabrication and assembly of solar collector prototypes using the Cal Poly machine shops.

    Student Research Assistant

    Cal Poly Physics Department

    Summer 2008

    ·         Worked with a small team preparing the Cal Poly observatory for the confirmation via observation of extra-solar planets. 

    Nature Program Director

    Boy Scout Camp Three Falls – Frazier Park, CA

     Summer 2007

    Intern

    Willdan – Civil engineering firm; Ventura, CA

    Summer 2006

    ·         Aided division engineer with preliminary plan checking and performed filing to assist in bringing old documents to a new computerized system.

    Extracurricular

    Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

    Sailing, both competitively and casually

    Computer building, and tinkering with computers

    Tinkering with mechanical and electrical devices


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