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The House Science Committee favorably reported bills March 22 that would recognize a NASA center as a center of excellence in rocket propulsion and would resolve a commercial space regulatory issue.
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Relativity, the startup company developing small launch vehicles using additive manufacturing technologies, announced March 21 an agreement with NASA’s Stennis Space Center to take over one of its test stands.
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President Trump's riff on creating a military space force captured the public’s imagination, spawning memes and jokes about starship ninjas gearing up to fight the nation’s wars in space.
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The Japanese government, working with private ventures, announced plans March 20 to establish a nearly billion-dollar fund to support the development of space startups in the country.
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An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20.
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A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
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A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
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Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
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     Date Submitted:26-03-2013
     Last Modified:26-03-2013 (08:54)
    Job information
     Current job:Technical Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     KeywordsSystems Engineer, Structural Engineer
    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       
    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    
    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
    2006    Ph.D.    Aerospace Engineering   University of Toronto
    2000    M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering  Carleton University
    1994    B.Eng.  Mechanical Engineering  Carleton University
    * 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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