10/2006 – Present Lockheed Martin Space Systems CompanySunnyvale, CA
DMSP – Defense Metrological Satellite Program
Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) Team Member: Generated ground procedures and Functional Failure Mode and Analysis (FFMEA).
Integration and Test (I&T) and Flight Software (FSW) Support: Wrote, maintained, and configuration controlled ATLAS spacecraft test software and databases used to exercise spacecraft subsystems during functional and environmental testing.
Software Configuration Management and Tools Development: Author of the DMSP Ground Software Disaster Recovery Plan and Engineering Memos associated with software configuration control and data analysis using self written cli, ATLAS, shell, Perl, and C tools. Performed monthly backups, Data General system administrator, and co-author of DMSP Software Maintenance Plan.
Launch Support: Supported launch of DMSP S19 at the Vandenberg facility as ATLAS and database software support.
10/2004 – 10/2006 Lockheed Martin Space Systems CompanySunnyvale, CA
SBIRS – Space Based Infrared Systems
Software Tools Development: Created Perl/Tk GUIs and associated tools for building the SBIRS Pointing Control Assembly (PCA) database and FSW image. Responsible for writing, upgrading, and running PCA EEPROM burn tools. Developed tool to translate Remote Control scripts to SCL spacecraft test language.
FSW Team Support: Assist development and test engineers with software related problems, e.g shell scripting, Perl, Matlab, C, Clearcase, Excel.
1/2004 – 10/2004 The Boeing Company Huntington Beach, CA
Developed GPS crosslink functionality test procedures while waiting for secret clearance. Hired to test spacecraft electrical power subsystem requirements using pSpice and Matlab.
5/2001 – 12/2003 Lockheed Martin Technical Operations Palo Alto, CA
Satellite Systems Engineer
Space Vehicle Testing: Supported space vehicle testing and Stanford Mission Operation Center simulations as lead command controller using OASIS Command and Control and data processor using Engineering Data Reduction (EDR) software and self-written UNIX shell, Perl, and Matlab tools.
Real-time Operations: GSFC training: SN (TDRSS SWSI through NCC) and GN data flow certified.
Planning and Evaluation: Generated operations procedures and Stored Program Commands (SPCs) used in GP-B operations. Wrote Matlab plot scripts and plotting tools used by subsystem engineers to review test data. Generated anomaly resolution data and functional test vehicle sign off reports (RTworks checks, CSTOL procedures, OASIS messages, telemetry summary, event listings, SPC sorts, and Matlab plots). Author of GP-B’s training plan and safemode contingency procedures.
4/2000 – 5/2001 Lockheed Martin Technical Operations Sunnyvale, CA
Satellite Systems Engineer
SKYNET 4/NATO IV Stage 1 and SKYNET 4 Stage 2 Certified Planner Analyst, Launch, and Early Orbit (LEO) operations certified, and over 150 hours of Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN).
Real-time Operations: Performed real-time spacecraft supports. Demonstrated proper voice protocol and Command and Control Segment (CCS) proficiency on console. Analyzed telemetry to determine spacecraft state of health and resolved vehicle anomalies.
Planning and Evaluation: Generated daily passplans and submitted weekly Program Action Plans ensuring requirements were met. Updated schedule records in CCS on the Planning and Evaluation Processor. Updated CCS database calibration curves. Completed simulation training covering timelines, spacecraft control loops, and launch pass plans.
Launch Support: Supported SKYNET 4F launch with the Astrium UK team as prime console analyst on the mission control launch team. Ran launch sequences in drift and transfer orbit through station acquisition and TT&C handover. LEO certification involved extensive training in AOCS including Active Nutation Dampening (AND) and Attitude Acquisition (ATA) modes, TT&C, and launch and on-orbit vehicle emergency reconfigurations.
Education 5/2000 Humboldt State University Arcata, CA
B.S., Industrial Engineering
Degree focus in product development, industrial design, production planning, inspection and testing, Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering. Additional courses in computer-aided drafting and computer numerical control.
Senior research project in unmanned aerial vehicles. Designed, built, and flew a small model aircraft that was flown remotely with a CCD camera system. The vehicle offered a first person perspective from takeoff to landing. Currently involved with UAVs as a hobby.
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