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     Date Submitted:22-01-2013
     Last Modified:26-03-2013 (12:30)
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     Current job:Space Missions Program Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsProgram management; Mission analyst with STK, MATLAB and C++ experience; Flight dynamics; Formation Flying; Algorithm development; Risk assessment; Requirements specifications; Software development; Spacecraft AIT; Satellite commissioning


    Professional Summary_________________________________________________________________
    - 10 years of research and work experience in spacecraft, space systems, and aircraft design
    - Deep technical background in orbital dynamics, controls, optimization, algorithm development and satellite testing
    - Proven leadership and management skills; 
    Work Experience______________________________________________________________________
    Space Missions Program Manager, COM DEV Canada, 2011-present
    - Managed a team of 9 people developing a $6 million AIS payload, hosted on an Astrium radar sat, PAZ; responsible for schedule, budget, risks and three technical subcontractors
    - Managed project to collect and deliver space-based AIS data to the Canadian Navy. Project was completed on-time and significantly under budget
    - Managed an international R&D Phase A study into a space-based global sensor network. 
    - Designed and conducted payload chain tests during AIT and launch preparations for the ADS-1B AIS microsatellite
    - Flight Director for ADS-1B payload commissioning campaign; developed commissioning plan, wrote detailed test procedures, prepared for ORR and supervised commissioning tests on orbit
    Flight Dynamics Analyst, COM DEV Canada, 2009-2011
    - Architected a payload planning algorithm to optimize the duty cycles, data latency and downlink opportunities for a constellation of uniquely constrained AIS satellites
    - Provided expert support for multiple satellite missions using STK and ad-hoc software tools in the form of orbital and coverage analyses, link and command budgets and performance diagnostics
    - Wrote and executed software test plans; wrote and peer-reviewed software requirements, mission requirements and interface control documents
    Design Engineer, Airbus Germany, 2004-2005
    - Studied the low-speed aerodynamic characteristics of future civilian aircraft in a highly dynamic multinational team
    - Developed software to rapidly design and analyze high-lift devices, reducing wing design time by approx. 20%
    Spacecraft Engineering Intern, Canadian Space Agency, 2001
    - Wrote attitude control algorithms in C++ and MATLAB and integrated them into a real-time, hardware-in-the-loop simulator for the QUICKSAT microsatellite project
    - Improved programming skills; gained experience working on a large engineering team and effective technical communication skills
    Doctorate in Aerospace Engineering, University of Toronto, 2005-2009
    Thesis: A Dynamics and Control Algorithm for Low Earth Orbit Precision Formation Flying Satellites
    Description: Developed optimal control algorithms for the CanX-4&5 formation flying nanosatellite project at University of Toronto’s Space Flight Laboratory
    Master's of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-2003
    Thesis: Multidisciplinary Optimization of Supersonic Business Jets for Low Sonic Boom
    Description: Investigated potential supersonic aircraft configurations which mitigate the sonic boom to acceptable noise levels with support from NASA Langley and Gulfstream Aerospace
    Bachelor's of Science in Honors Physics, University of Victoria, 1998-2002
    Thesis: The Design and Development of a Laser Doppler Velocimeter
    Description: Designed, constructed, and calibrated a laser Doppler velocimeter to non-intrusively determine the speed of a smoke-seeded airflow in a subsonic wind tunnel
    Selected Publications__________________________________________________________________
    B.J. Kumar, J.K. Eyer, “Average Relative States for Spacecraft Formation Control in the Presence of J2 Disturbances”, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 70, pp. 61-67, Jan.-Feb. 2012
    J.K. Eyer, C.J. Damaren, “Quasi Periodic Relative Trajectory Generation for Formation Flying Satellites”, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 1403-1407, Jul.-Aug. 2009
    J.K. Eyer, C.J. Damaren, “The Stability Analysis of a Discrete-Time Control Algorithm for the CanX-4&5 Formation Flying Nanosatellites”, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Proc. of the Institution of Mech. Eng., Part G, Vol 223, No. 4, pp. 441-452, 2009
    J.K. Eyer, C.J. Damaern, “State Transition Matrix Optimization for Reconfiguration Maneuvers of Formation Flying Satellites”, Engineering Optimization, Vol. 41, Issue 5, pp. 419-435, 2009
    J.K. Eyer, C.J. Damaren, R. Zee, E. Cannon, “A Formation Flying Control Algorithm for the CanX-4&5 Low Earth Orbit Nanosatellite Mission”, Space Technology, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 147 – 158, 2007
    Certifications and Skills________________________________________________________________
    - Proven ability to manage complex projects, perform high quality work and to meet deadlines & budget constraints
    - Highly competent conducting leading-edge research and solving challenging engineering problems
    - Programming in Matlab, Simulink, C, C++, proficient in Windows, Mac OS, Linux, MS Office, Satellite Tool Kit
    - Exceptional oral and written communication skills
    - Conversational German, basic French and Spanish
    - Travel: Europe (24 countries), Asia (7 countries), Central America (6), South America (6)
    - Sports: Motorcycling, SCUBA diving, marathons, rock climbing , Frisbee, camping, skiing
    - Hobbies: Amateur film-making, photography, reading, writing, board games, cooking
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