Education: BS in Electrical Engineering - University of Illinois (Urbana) 1976
System/Project Engineer -- The Aerospace Corporation
In support of AF Space and Missile Center (AFSMC) Space Development and Test Directorate (SDTD) Operationally Responsive Satellite and Launch Vehicle (LV) Missions, my current responsibilities include:
(1) Assessing Experiment/Demonstration Mission Objectives to determine feasibility and compatibility with AFSMC/SDTD capabilities, charters and goals involving internal assets: (a) DoD Space Test Program (STP) Mission Design, (b) Orbital Corp. Minotaur LV and (c) Satellite Operations Center, including but not limited to:
-- AFSMC/XR SENSE CubeSat Demonstrations
-- AFSMC MILSATCOM LYNX Demonstration
-- NASA LADEE Lunar Mission
(2) Performing Mission Orbit/Constellation Design, Modeling, Simulation and Analysis utilizing:
-- STK/PRO, STK/Astrogator, STK/ODTK, etc.
-- The Aerospace Corporation Satellite Orbit Analysis Program (SOAP)
-- Rideshared Secondary Satellite Orbit Determination/Propagation Algorithms
-- Maneuver Mission Control Sequence (MCS) Development
-- Orbit Decay/Accuracy & Mission Lifetime Estimation Algorithms
(3) Performing Satellite System Engineering, Cost Analysis, Acquisition Strategy, Design and Integration/Test utilizing:
-- Spacecraft (Payload and Bus) Excel Spreadsheet Models of M/V/P
-- Hosted Payload Best Practices and Lessons Learned
-- Spacecraft Lifetime Determination and End-of-Life Disposal Strategies
(4) Developing Requirements for a Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Center (MMSOC) with advanced capabilities including:
-- Automation or “Lights Out”
-- CubeSat Deployment and Early Orbit Support
-- Ka-Band Telemetry Tracking and Commanding (TT&C)
In support of the SMC/XR Directorate, my previous responsibilities included investigating, developing and prioritizing advanced space concepts:
(1) Hyperspectral VIS/IR Sensor and Detector Array Systems
(2) Microwave/Millimeter-wave Phased-Array Radar Systems
(3) RF and Photonic Communication Systems
(4) Launch Vehicle Systems and Range Improvements
(5) Prompt Global Strike Hypersonic Vehicles and ICBMs
(6) Wideband Antenna/Receiver Systems for Target Geolocation
(7) Chemical Space Based Laser (SBL)
(8) Ultra-Short Pulse (USP) Solid-State Laser (SSL)
In support of AF Research Laboratory (AFRL), my previous responsibilities included developing advanced technologies:
(1) Radiation-Hardened Signal, Image & Data Processing ICs and Systems -- Generic VHSIC Spaceborne Computer (GVSC) and Advanced Spaceborne Computer Modules (ASCM)
(2) CubeSat Micro/Nano Devices, MEMS, MMIC, Packaging & Integration
(3) Guidance, Navigation, Attitude, and Flight Control (GNAFC) Systems utilizing:
-- Inertial Navigation with Accelerometer/Gyro Instrument Clusters
-- Global Positioning System (GPS) -Aided Inertial Navigation
-- Tactical/Strategic Missile and Re-entry Vehicle Guidance Laws.
(4) Acquisition, Tracking and Pointing (ATP) Systems
(5) Hyperspectral VIS/IR Sensors and Detector Array Systems
(6) Relay Mirror Optical Systems
Integrated Circuit Engineer -- United Technologies/Mostek
Responsibilities included Process, Device, Test and Product/Yield Engineering of commercial memory and microcontroller devices at both the R&D prototyping and Manufacturing (volume production) levels; specifically:
(1) Application & Utilization of advanced microelectronic wafer processing technologies (ion implantation, plasma etching and deposition) to produce unique device physics in high-speed transistor & interconnect structures
(2) Testing & Failure Analysis at all wafer and packaged device production milestones.
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