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     Date Submitted:10-10-2012
     Last Modified:11-10-2012 (07:26)
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     Current job:Sr Technologist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSystem Engineer, Contract Management, ITAR, Avionics, Memory Systems, Precision Optics
    CV

    TITLE:  Avionics Systems Engineer, Contract Manager


    OBJECTIVE

    To Lead a Dynamic Team in System Development and Technology Infusion


    QUALIFICATIONS

    Thirty-seven years experience in Team Building, Problem-Solving, System Engineering

    Fifteen Years Contract Management

    ProvenTeam Leadership    √ Foreign Contract Management           √ Earned Value Management √ITAR  √DOORS  √Active TS+ Security Clearance

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    Patent Applications – 4 US Patents

    Public Speaking – Invited Speaker at Nineteen International Conferences

    Publications – Twenty-Seven Articles in International Publications

    Proven Team Leader – Manager of Specialized Teams

    Proven Manager – Managed Contracts to $32M USD.  Including Foreign sources.  ITAR-compliant.  All deliveries on-time and on-budget

    Proven Leadership – Founder International Memory Technology Symposium (NVMTS) – now in it’s Eleventh Year


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    37 years System Design, Analysis, Test

    1986 – Present, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

    Deputy Project Manager, ALHAT – Automatic Landing Hazard Avoidance.  Resource scheduling, budgeting, hardware development

    Contract Manager, Ultra-Capacity Li-Ion Battery Development (2011)

    Subsystem Engineer, SMAP Integrated Control Electronics Assembly(2009 to present).  Oversight of Rotating Body Control system

    Data System Architect, Theia (2009).  100 Terabit non-volatile data recorder

    System Engineer, Fine Optical Control System, Extra-solar Interferometry Mission (SIM) Avionics (2008 – 2009)

    System Architect, Europa Explorer Mission (2007, 2008)

    Chief Engineer + Contract Technical Manager, $32 Million contract for radiation hardened memory system (2006 – 2008). Managed five development contracts including Foreign Contractor

    Avionics Architect, Valor Mission (2005)

    Chief Engineer, X2000 Non-Volatile Memory Slice (1998 – 2003) NASA Standard product  $13M FFP contract

    Avionics System Architect, X34 Mission, (1999).  Developed MEMS accelerometer. University Contract

    Avionics System Engineer, Mars Observer Mission (1988 – 1990)
    Developed JPL standard for 1553 Databus communications

    Cognizant Engineer + Contract Technical Manager, Cassini Solid State Recorder (1990 -1994), $14M FFP contract.

    Circuit Designer (1986 to 1990) to System Engineer (1990 to present)

    Previous Employers

    Litton Industries, Los Angeles, (1975 to 1981) – Avionics Test Bed, Flight Test Engineering and Monitor

    Sperry Flight Systems, Phoenix, (1981 to 1984) – Space Shuttle Payload Designer and Operator (MAGLEV)

    Quadri Electronics, Phoenix, (1984 to 1986) – Development of Tactical Non-Volatile Memory

    PUBLICATIONS

    Nano-Optics Workshop,Boise State University. September 2012.  Lead presenter.  

    Unibody Piezoelectric Actuator and Extension Sensor,  47th International Symposium on Application of Ferroelectrics, July 2010, Edinburgh, UK

    Non-Volatile Memory Challenges for Deep Space Missions, (Invited),  20th International Flash Memory Summit, June 2010, Santa Clara

    Memory Challenges for Deep Space Missions, Solid State Devices Meeting, September, 2010, Tokyo

    Memory Technologies and Data Recorder Design, Proceedings, IEEE Aerospace Systems Society, - March 2009

    A Feasibility Study of HDD for Deep Space Application, Invited, 8th Annual Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Conference, Tokyo, 2007

    An Examination of Cell Morbidity in Strontium-Bismuth-Tantalate Capacitors after exposure to Gamma radiation,Proceedings, 2006 International Symposium on the Integration of Ferroelectrics, Honolulu

    Lest We Never Forget: A History of Space Data Recorders, Invited, 8th Annual IEEE Workshop on Microelectronic Devices, Boise, ID, 2006

    Radiation Tolerance of Oki Fully-Depleted SOI Media after exposure to High Processing Temperatures, Proceedings, 2006 IEEE International Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT

    The Effect of Integration of Strontium-Bismuth-Tantalate Capacitors onto SOI Wafers, Proceedings, 2005 International SOI Conference, Honolulu

    "MP3 in Space, The Challenges of Applying Today's Technology to Tomorrow's Missions," presentation to Compact Flash Association (Invited), Kona, Hawaii, May 2002

    Deep Space Memory Requirements, Proceedings, IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2000, Big Sky, Montana

    Cassini Solid State Recorder, Proceedings,IEEE Non-Volatile Memory Conference, Summer 1997

    Cassini Solid State Recorder, Proceedings, Society Photo-Optical Instrument Engineers, Fall 1996

    SMALL BUSINESS

    Owner, Private Car Supply, 1975-1980.  Provider of original and reproductions of unique hardware for Museum-quality passenger railroad car restoration

    AWARDS

    2010, 2011 NASA Tech Briefs Award, 4x

    2007 JPL Mariner Award & JPL Development Team Award

    2006 JPL Development Team Award

    2005 NASA Technical Team Achievement Award

    2004 JPL Team Achievement Award

    1999 JPL Award for Outstanding Accomplishment,. 

    Four Time NASA NOVA Award Winner

    PATENTS

    A Method of Determining Destructive Readout Memory Content via Non-Destructive Means

    Remote Sensing and Quantization of Analog Sensors

     Wavefront Detector with In-Situ Deformable Optics and Autonomous Correction

    Active In-situ Adjustment of the Properties of Chalcogenide Glass

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

    Senior Member IEEE, Member: Electron Devices Society; Ultrasonics and Ferroelectrics Society, Aerospace Electronics Systems Society

    Member,SAE Technical Standards Committee – ASD3 (Time-Triggered Technologies)

    Member, Materials Research Society

    EDUCATION

    Arizona State University, 1975, Bachelor of Science, Electronic Engineering


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