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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:27:57 +0000
A Georgia county seeking to develop a spaceport has attracted a small launch vehicle company to set up operations and, hopefully, launch from there. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:28:56 +0000
Shanahan on space reorganization: “We’re going to find the best way. There will be some hammering and arm wresting. " SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:12:29 +0000
Gen. Jay Raymond: “There’s an explosion of things happening in the commercial industry. We want to capitalize on that." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:17:39 +0000
Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:39:09 +0000
Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:11:48 +0000
Wilson suggested her proposal is only the opening salvo. “I expect there will be a lot of discussion about how to implement the president’s vision.” SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:14:02 +0000
Melanie Stricklan, Slingshot Aerospace: “We see a big need for SSA solutions, not just in the military but also in academia and in satellite owners and operators." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:01:02 +0000
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s Space Force proposal dropped on the first day of the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber symposium, and it took the community by storm. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:00:33 +0000
The Air Force’s advocacy group, the Air Force Association, is taking off the gloves and pointedly voicing opposition to separating space out of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:12:29 +0000
Three months after its inaugural meeting, the advisory group supporting the National Space Council is working to organize itself and identify topics for study while preparing for its next full meeting. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:40:17 +0000
AFA: "Standing up a separate space bureaucracy amplifies the problem by driving more money to a headquarters function, not space operations. " SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:04:32 +0000
SpaceX announced Sept. 17 that a Japanese billionaire will be paying an undisclosed but significant sum to buy a flight of the company’s next-generation rocket for a flight around the moon carrying a group of artists. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:00:54 +0000
Airline customers are well aware of the financial troubles plaguing satellite-enabled inflight connectivity providers. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:18:08 +0000
Shotwell: “Failure is bad. But failure while you’re trying and you’re testing is not terrible. You’re learning from it.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:25:27 +0000
Ten years after then-U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne called for maximizing use of secondary payload adapters to launch small satellites on large rockets, the Air Force, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together to make that happen. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:16:24 +0000
As the military sometimes must operate in contested environments, they will need more resilient communications system to overcome any intentional interference. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:39:33 +0000
Satellite operators Yahsat of the United Arab Emirates, Brazil's Star One and Bermuda-based ABS are moving into new markets in Latin America and around the world, according to speakers at the World Satellite Business Week conference here Sept. 10. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:09:14 +0000
The launch, India’ first in five months, highlighted the United Kingdom’s desire to bolster trade with India as well as India’s desire to further commercialize production of the PLSV, a rocket often used for smallsat missions. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:16:26 +0000
Wilson: “This proposal establishes a clear mission, directly related to the strategic problem we are trying to solve." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:20:04 +0000
As it completes a lunar lander scheduled for launch late this year, an Israeli company says it’s looking for opportunities to do similar future spacecraft to tap into the growing demand for lunar missions. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:26-03-2013
     Last Modified:26-03-2013 (08:54)
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     Current job:Technical Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsSystems Engineer, Structural Engineer
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    PROFESSIONAL RECORD
     
    Engineering Services Inc.                                                         
    2009 - Present
    Toronto, Canada 
     
    Project Lead 
    2012 - Present 
    Dielectric Elastomer Actuator
    * Leading the design and development of a novel actuator for the Canadian Forces
    * Developing the system and subsystem requirements, and conceptual design
    * Modeling of electrically-activated hyper-elastic materials using analytical and numerical techniques
     
    Robotics Lead                                                 
    2011 - 2012
    Mission for Orbital Debris Elimination
    * Collaborated on orbital debris removal concept with COM DEV and Neptec for the Canadian Space Agency
    * Defined system and manipulator requirements, interfaces and concept for capturing uncooperative objects
    * Analyzed different capture mechanisms, including carbon nanotubes that adhere by van der Waal forces
     
    Project Lead   
    2010 - 2012
    Planetary Medium Manipulator
    * Led the design, development and testing of a multipurpose manipulator for the Canadian Space Agency
    * Managed a team of ten engineers and two subcontractors to ensure that all requirements were satisfied
    * Scheduled and tracked the project progress, and approved technical reports and drawings
    * Designed and analyzed the carbon fiber composite links using SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation
    * Developed autonomous capabilities using the Lua programming language
     
    Materials and Structural Lead                                                                
    2009 - 2010 
    Small Manipulator Arm
    * Performed material trade-off studies and requirements analysis for a Canadian Space Agency prototype manipulator
    * Designed and developed carbon fiber composite link using SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation
    * Created carbon fiber composite link optimization program in MATLAB
     
    Materials and Structural Lead                                                                
    2009 - 2010 
    Mobile Rover Platform with Tooling Arm
    * Performed material trade-off studies and requirements analysis for a Canadian Space Agency prototype rover
    * Wrote trade-off studies, including materials for operating in cryogenic temperatures
    * Performed stress analysis using SolidWorks Simulation
     
    Project Lead                                                                  
    2009 - 2012
    Active Neck Support System
    * Led the design, development and testing of a neck support system for the Canadian Forces 
    * Created an actuation mechanism using Nitinol shape memory alloy
    * Designed, analyzed and simulated system using SolidWorks, SolidWorks Simulation and MATLAB
     
    George Kelk Corporation
    2007 – 2009
    Toronto, Canada
     
    Mechanical Lead       
    2009
    Fiber Optic Strain Sensor
    * Developed requirements and conceptual design for a high-speed sensor using fiber optic Bragg gratings
    * Analyzed conceptual design using SolidWorks and Comsol Multiphysics
     
    Project Lead    
    2008
    Testing Automation for Sensor Electronics 
    * Automated testing and calibration procedures previously done by a technician
    * Designed and built a testing station for the electronics controlled by C program
     
    University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
    2000 - 2006
    Toronto, Canada
     
    Doctoral Student   
    2000 - 2006
    Evolving the Machine
    * Developed an innovative topology optimization method for multiple material systems
    * Coded a C++ finite element method with adaptive mesh refinement based on B-splines
    * Optimized active material distribution for controllability and observability with minimum mass
    * Solved electro-mechanical problems with over a quarter of a million design variables
     
    Carleton University
    1997 - 2000
    Ottawa, Canada
     
    Master Student   
    1997 - 2000
    Investigation of a Composite Hingeless Helicopter Rotor Blade with Integral Actuators
    * Developed a reduced-order model of a composite helicopter rotor blade with embedded piezoelectric fibers
    * Performed modal analysis and designed a vibration suppression controller using MATLAB
     
    Canadian National Railways
    1995 - 1997
    Montreal, Canada
     
    EDUCATION
     
    2006    Ph.D.    Aerospace Engineering   University of Toronto
    2000    M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering  Carleton University
    1994    B.Eng.  Mechanical Engineering  Carleton University
     
    AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
     
    * Space Exploration Signature Technologies Consultation Committee, Canadian Space Agency, 2012
    * Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2000-2005
    * Nominated: Carleton University Senate Award of Excellence in Engineering, 2000
    * ASME Student Design Competition: Carleton University Champions, 1994


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