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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The 11th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 1st and 2nd February 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Flexible and continuous connectivity, anywhere, at any time remains a key priority for major defence forces around the world. With the critical threat of cyber warfare intensifying, there is now a pressing need to ensure secure communications can be effectively operated in contested environments. The...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0100
Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body every second. Now, scientists have demonstrated that the Earth stops energetic neutrinos-they do not go through everything. These high-energy neutrino interactions were seen by the IceCube detector, an array of 5,160 basketball-sized optical sensors deeply encased within a cubic kilometer of very c...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world cooperation in meteorology that continues today. Weather - and particularly extreme weather - affects everything we do. Being able to see the whole disc of Earth allows forecasters to see developing weather systems, as well as working out wind spee...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The historic chamber's massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope's journey to the launch pad. The cryogenic vacuum test began when the chamber was sealed shut on July 10, 2017. Scientists and engineers at Johnson pu...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building. The satellites were flown in pairs to French Guiana last month. Once safely unboxed i...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality. This month, an expedition with a dozen of experiments mobilised 50 people and four space agencies du...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it has expanded its current relationship with authorized value-added reseller Satcom Direct (SD), to offer ViaSat's full suite of in-flight connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business jets. The new agreement adds ViaSat's latest Ka-band business jet service to SD's IFC portfolio, which already included ViaSat's global Ku-band IFC service. ViaSat's Ka-band service is expecte...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017. ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists speculated that lava would flow freely in lakes on the starlit side and become hardened on the face of perpetual darkness. The lava on the dayside would reflect radiation from th...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
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     Date Submitted:17-02-2013
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     Current job:Senior Systems Engineer
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSYSTEMS ENGINEERING/SPACECRAFT SAFETY AND SURVIVABILTY/AIR TRAFFIC SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT/ FLIGHT CREW OPERATIONS INTEGRATION/ AIR SAFETY ENGINEERING/ FLIGHT TEST/ CERTIFICATION/ PROJECT COORDINATION/ MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
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    SYSTEMS ENGINEERING/SPACECRAFT SAFETY AND SURVIVABILTY/AIR TRAFFIC SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT/ FLIGHT CREW OPERATIONS INTEGRATION/ AIR SAFETY ENGINEERING/ FLIGHT TEST/ CERTIFICATION/ PROJECT COORDINATION/MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

    Offer a unique combination of education and expertise including Master of Aeronautical Science/ Bachelor Of Mechanical Technology, Spacecraft Safety,  Air Traffic Systems research and management, Flight Crew Operation Integration, Air Safety Engineer, flight test engineer/ crew member, and project coordination. Extensive experience with troubleshooting and problem-solving technical issues while interfacing with multiple organizations.  Proven ability to deliver innovative solutions that fully support meeting cost, schedule, and corporate objectives, e,g, saved millions of dollars at NASA and Boeing through innovative solutions such as flight test vehicle choice, intellectual property protection, and reduction in overall 787/747-8/777 program costs.

     

    ICARUS INTERSTELLAR                                                 SEPTEMBER 2011- PRESENT

    Lead Designer-Module 18- Spacecraft Safety and Survivability

    Responsibilitiesinclude internal and external safety analysis. Conduct safety reviews into the potential failure modes of the Icarus mission, and a preliminary reliability analysis for a Daedalus-like mission. Educate and lead the II Team with regards to Safety & Reliability processes and requirements.

     

    Highlight Of Achievements

    ·         Systems Integration, Systems of Systems Management, and Systems Safety, utilizing such tools as FHA/FTA/FMEA/ESA

    ·          Working across the various departments at Icarus, currently putting together Systems Requirements, Design-Build Teams and Integrated Product Teams with a Safety focus

     

    TASC, INC.                                                   SEPTEMBER 2010 – PRESENT

    NEXT GEN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION & IMPLEMENTATION – WASHINGTON, D.C.

    Senior Aerospace Systems Engineer- Next Gen Implementation & Integration

    Responsibilities included acting as a senior consultant to the FAA on NextGen I & I, Program Risk Management, Integrated Master Schedule, Air-Ground Equipage, Unmanned Aerial Systems integration into the National Airspace System (member of RTCA SC-203), Systems Safety and Risk, Human Factors for Next Gen. Performed safety analyses for NextGen per SMS.

     

    Highlight Of Achievements

    ·      Originator of new methodology for speedier and more precise way of getting overall acceptance of UAS in the NAS- improved safety and certification data tracking via the ETOPS process per Advisory Circular, Federal Aviation Regulations and FAA Orders

    ·      Technical Lead for 1090 MHz Spectrum Congestion Mitigation safety analyses, leading 2 other subcontractors, assessing several alternatives from a safety perspective, utilizing such tools as FHA/FTA/FMEA/ESA/SMS

    ·      Worked on SC-203 Working Group 4- generating safety requirements for UAS in the NAS

    ·      As Interoperabilty Focal for Air-Ground Equipage, assessing NextGen systems effects on airplane safety and performance

    ·      Working out processes of combining Program Risk Management with Integrated Master Schedule to increase Program visibility

     

     

    NATIONAL AERONAUTICS & SPACE ADMINISTRATION                            JULY 2009 – MAY 2010

    CREW SYSTEMS AND AVIATION OPERATIONS BRANCH – HAMPTON, VA

    GS-14/Senior Aerospace Engineer –Air Traffic Operations Simulation (ATOS) Lead/Senior NextGen Air Traffic Systems Safety Analysis

    Responsibilities included planning and scheduling research in the Air Traffic Operations Lab (ATOL), coordinating between Branch management and Project Principal Investigators, developing 5-year plan for the ATOL, performing systems safety assessments on NextGen air traffic systems, and proposing/integrating new flight deck interfaces for these systems

     

    Highlight of Achievements

    ·      Conflict Detection & Resolution flight deck interfaces for Autonomous Flight Rules/AFR Safety assessment- work with industry pilots and NASA researchers  to ensure that Airborne Self Separation proposals meet the safety requirements of the NAS

    ·      Safety Assessment Team focal for NASA- Interval Management, utilizing such tools as FHA/FTA/FMEA/ESA

    ·      introduce new human factors models for IM/AFR

    ·      Technical Manager (TM)/Contract Officer Technical Representative (COTR) for various contracts

    ·      Award for Outstanding Performance from Langley Research Center Director

     

    THE BOEING COMPANY                                      AUGUST 1984 – JUNE 2009

    BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE GROUP – SEATTLE, WA

    Engineer 3 – Flight Deck/Flight Crew Operations Integration                  (November 2006 to June 2009)

    Responsibilities included Airframe Systems for 747-8, 777 Freighter, 747/767/777 Production, and 747-8 Engineering Cab Simulator Focal

     

    Highlight of Achievements

    ·      Planned and performed testing for 747-8 Simulator (Engineering Cab) in support of FAR Part 25 certification program.

    ·      Devised/performed regular regression testing in the 747-8 Cab.

    ·      Innovated with new crew operations procedures for all models listed above, using CRM and other flight deck safety processes.

    ·      Performed safety analyses on new flight deck designs, utilizing such tools as FHA/FTA/FMEA/ESA.

    ·      Mechanical Systems/ Landing Gear/ Hydraulics focal for Flight Deck- design/ build/certification per FAR Part 25

     

    Engineer 3- Airplane Safety Engineering                           (October 2000 to November 2006)

    787 Airplane Safety/Analysis: Responsibilities included leading the Systems Survivability Review Team, analyzing aircraft and systems survivability. Also represent Airplane Safety as focal for Propulsion, ETOPS, Mech/Hydraulics and Flight Controls.

    In-service Air Safety included analyzing aircraft events and making safety determinations/dispositions utilizing such tools as FHA/FTA/FMEA/ESA, and representing the Air Safety organization at Engineering Investigation Board/Fleet Support Review Board/Safety Review Board/AIR Board. Support accident investigations and continuing airworthiness objectives for Boeing aircraft.

     

    Highlight of Achievements

    ·      787 System Survivability Review Team leader: Led a multi-disciplinary team analyzing aircraft systems against airplane threats for purposes of determining aircraft survivability. Recommend configuration changes to program as required. Use lessons learned from previous accidents and in-service events to drive design safety requirements (e.g. TWA 800/SFAR 88, USAir 427/Rudder hardover )

    ·      Used tools such as CAFTA/CATIA/ ENOVIA to evaluate different proposed designs for SSRT

    ·      Established Particular Risks Analysis plan for 787 Program per SAE ARP 4761, utilizing such tools as FHA/FTA/FMEA/ESA

    ·      707/727/737 Safety Advisor focal for all Air Safety issues and supported accident investigations on these aircraft- e.g., led a team investigating wire design in the cockpit as a result of 737 events / Swissair 111 MD-11 fire/ etc.

    ·      Propulsion Technical focal for Safety on 707/727/737/737NG/787 aircraft

     

    Specialist Airplane Level Test/FAA Part 21/25 Certification Engineer                        (June 1993 to October 2000)

    Flight Testing/Certification: Responsibilities included interfacing between Boeing Flight Test and the FAA to ensure FAR Part 25 certification efforts on the 777 series, the 767-300/-400ER and the 747-400 airplanes were successful; creating and implementing Behavior Assurance Plan/Service Ready flight testing; originating and applying waivers and exemptions from applicable Federal Aviation Regulations. Planned/conducted all First Of A Model flight testing on the 777/747/767.

     

    Highlight of Achievements

    ·      777 Flight Test certification/FAA coordination: Aided in obtaining joint FAA/JA type certification and ETOPS type design approval – an aviation first for transport category aircraft. Responsible for Function & Reliability flight testing per FAR 21.35, Part 25

    ·      Planned/performed ETOPS and F&R testing for 777-200/-300

     

    Senior Flight Test Operations Engineer                             (January 1987 to June 1993)

    Flight Test: Responsibilities included control and maintenance of Flight Test airplanes' engineering configuration, test directing, flight test operations safety, troubleshooting and resolving technical issues pertaining to Flight Test airplanes, controlling test airplanes' gross weight and center of gravity while in flight, and ensuring cabin safety.

     

    Highlights of Achievements:

    ·      Lead Operations Engineer on several Flight Test programs.

    ·      Duties included all FAR Part 25 flight and ground testing, and ensuring interior certification / flammability requirements were met 

     

    RELEVANT CONTINUING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    o    Private Pilot with ~ 1200 hours in various aircraft types. 3000 hours as a flight test engineer on all Boeing models

    o    Aircraft Accident Investigation & Management I & II – Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

    o    Aircraft Certification, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

    o    Certification and Continued Airworthiness for FAA – Designated Engineering Representatives, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA

     

    EDUCATION

    Stevens Institute Of Technology –  Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering expected in 2013

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Master Of Aeronautical Science (December 2004). Specializations in Flight Operations and Aircraft/System Safety

    Purdue University – Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Technology (1984); Minors in Astronomy, Physical and Biological Anthropology


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