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     Date Submitted:07-12-2012
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     Current job:Lead Power Subsystem Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPower Systems, Software, Spacecraft Operations, anomaly resolution, nuclear power
    CV

    Power Systems Engineer II

     

    Irvine, CA

     

    Astronautical Engineering Experience

     

    Lead Power Subsystem Engineer

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Cassini Spacecraft Operations         Jul 2006 – Present

    Responsibilities:

           Power & Pyro System (PPS) analyst

    Create S/C power operational modes & write S/C commands to uplink

    Develop software for analyzing telemetry and automating tasks

    Manage the PPS financial budget

    Accomplishments:

    Took initiative to overhaul the power budget and liberate wattage for science use

    Performed Systems Engineering to design power modes which operate from 2011 to 2017

    PERL programming to reduce uncertainty in power forecast software by:

    -       Adding RWA power consumption and RTG power available inputs

    -       Finding and correcting numerous errors

    Authored a paper and coauthored another paper (see Publications)

     

    Thermal Vacuum Testing Intern

    JPL, Environmental Testing Laboratory                        Jul 2005 – Jul 2006

    Maintained & operated solar space simulation chambers

    Experience with cryogenics, data acquisition, & machining tools

    Acoustic & vibration dynamics testing

     

    Education

     

                 Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering, Graduation in May 2014

                       University of Southern California, Los Angeles                2010 – Present

     

                 Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, August 2006                 

    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona                     

     

    Awards

     

    JPL Mariner Award (2)                       Mar 2012

    -       Supported the NASA Engineering & Safety Center (NESC) in investigating the CAssini Plasma Spectrometer (CAPS) instrument’s short circuits and the safety risk by further operating CAPS

    -       Provided NESC with telemetry & data analysis showing what short circuits are implied by telemetry

     

    JPL Mariner Award (1)                       Aug 2009

    -       “For finding an extra 20 watts of power that had been misallocated in the Cassini Power report since pre-launch. This extra 20 watts will enable many extra science observations for the Cassini mission.”

    -       Simulated the power telemetry electronics with PSPICE to achieve higher accuracy and reveal the 20 watts available for use by science instruments

     

    JPL Spot Award                     Sep 2011

    -       “Outstanding contributions in the diagnosis, support, and recovery of Cassini’s Bus Imbalance Anomaly & CAPS Instrument Recovery effort.”

    -       Extensive use of OrCAD/PSPICE simulation of the power system in determining the shorts and current leakages that fit telemetry

     

    Publications

     

    Cassini Spacecraft Balanced Power Bus Performance and Anomalies                                (In Progress)

     

    Searches for Solar-Influenced Radioactive Decay Anomalies using Spacecraft RTGs     May 2012

                 D. E. Krause, B.A. Rogers, E. Fischbach, J. B. Buncher, A. Ging et al

                              Astroparticle Physics Journal

     

    Regaining 20 Watts for the Cassini Power System                     Jul 2010

                              Presented at AIAA International Energy Conversion Engineering

    Conference (IECEC) in Nashville, TN

     

    The Cassini Power System Performance over the Last Decade                     Jun 2007

                 G. Carr & A. Ging

                              Presented at AIAA IECEC in St. Louis, MO

     

    Skills

     

    Professional in Excel, Word, & PowerPoint

    Classes taken in AutoCAD & NASTRAN

    Proficient in Web Design (HTML, PHP, Javascript & SQL), C++, MatLab, PERL, UNIX,  OrCAD/PSPICE, LabView & VBA

    Composite Materials Experience

     

    Relevant Courses

     

    Astronautical Engineering, Master’s Level at USC:


    Space Environment & S/C Interactions        Spacecraft System Design

    Orbital Mechanics

    Statistics for Engineers


     

    JPL Short Courses:

    Verilog (FPGA/ASIC)              Visual Basic for Applications

    Root Cause Analysis                Power Subsystem Systems Engineering

     

    Aerospace Engineering, Bachelor’s Level at Cal Poly Pomona:


    Aerodynamics & Propulsion Labs

    Feedback Control Systems

    Structural Analysis & Design

    Aerospace Vehicle Design

    Aerospace Vehicle Stability & Control

    Computational Fluid Dynamics

    Dynamics of Aerospace Systems

    Elements of Electrical Engineering

    Fluid Mechanics

    Gas Dynamics

    Heat, Mass & Momentum Transfer

    High-Speed Aerodynamics

    Materials Science & Engineering

    Rocket Propulsion

    Subsonic Aerodynamics

    Thermodynamics

    Vector Statics & Dynamics

           Systems Engineering



    College Engineering Activities

     

    Senior Vehicle Design Class Team Leader              Dec 2005 – Jun 2006

    Leader of team of six designing a spacecraft to meet certain RFP requirements

    Presented design to industry professionals for review

     

    Senior Project: AUVSI competition                  Jul 2005 – Jun 2006

    Member of group building an autonomous UAV

                

    Propulsion Team Leader                   Sep 2003 – Apr 2005

    “Design, Build, Fly” AIAA competition

    Designed & constructed R/C airplane with composite materials

    Responsible for design & assembly of electronics & propulsion

    See http://www.aiaadbf.org

     

    Memberships

     

    Sigma Gamma Tau, National Honor Society in Aerospace Engineering

     

    Professional Member of AIAA                 Mar 2004 – Present

     

    Cal Poly AIAA Student Chapter, Treasurer             Jun 2005 – Jun 2006

     

    Cal Poly AIAA, Junior/Senior Class Representative                  Jun 2004 – Jun 2005

     

    Other Experience

     

    Merchandise Control Associate

    The Good Guys                        May 2004 – Jun 2005

    Processed inventory & attended to customer service concerns

     

    Construction Worker

    Five-Star Quality Builders                      Sep 2002 – Mar 2004

    Assisted contractor in building log homes

     

    Ski Rental Technician & Ski/Snowboard Instructor

    Mountain High Ski Resort                       Dec 2000 – Apr 2003


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