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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next year, is a cause for concern for him as he tries to balance the agency’s priorities. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:42:59 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Nov. 15 to approve four proposed satellite constellations, authorizing nearly 8,000 small telecom satellites to serve U.S. entities from low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:22:05 +0000
NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that direct appeal didn’t budge Canadian government officials, at least for now. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:50:59 +0000
Shanahan on the Space Force legislation: “What I feel confident about is that the proposal that we are going to carry forward makes sense.” SpaceNews.com
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Solstar Space, the New Mexico startup planning to offer WiFi to people and machines in orbit, is looking for a strategic investor. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:30:42 +0000
Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund expansion of its launch activities and research projects. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:03:25 +0000
Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of a debate about the future of publicly funded Earth-observation missions after Spire CEO Peter Platzer introduced the company’s ambition to become “the Amazon” of space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:06:23 +0000
While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:36:09 +0000
It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their attention to ensuring they don’t also create a dangerous spike in orbital debris. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:00:52 +0000
Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:36:34 +0000
With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar missions can be useful to achieve their long-term goals, if designed properly. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:15:39 +0000
WASHINGTON — Air Force buyers of space systems are cutting red tape and removing layers of oversight to expedite programs, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson said on Wednesday. Wilson said the reorganization of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the establishment of a rapid procurement office […] SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:12:03 +0000
Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying the agency “must consider whether sufficient spectrum will remain available to accommodate today's C-band services,” among other issues. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:00:40 +0000
One take-away from last week’s Global MilSatcom conference in London is that the satellite communications industry is giving government buyers more choices than they can handle. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:02-08-2013
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     Current job:Principal Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:,
     KeywordsAlgorithm development, software development, image processing, signal processing, Matlab, C++, ground stations, software optimization, object-oriented programming and design, multithreaded software, parallel computing, Linux
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    CAREER GOALS

    Seeking a research or algorithm development position in a progressive and innovative system development or academic organization.

     

    LANGUAGES

    LIBRARIES

    C++(10years; 3 years formal OOD), C, Matlab (image and signal processing toolkits), x86 assembly (MMX & SSE), Tcl/Tk, UNIX shell scripting, makefiles, LAPACK, QuickBasic, and DOS Batch.  Exposure to GL, FORTRAN, Visual Basic, Pascal, LISP, Xlib, Motif, Java, JavaScript, and PowerShell.

     

    HARDWARE

    Highly-parallel Intel-basedcomputers,Sun, SGI Origin/Power Challenge, IBM RISC/6000.  Some modems and specialty hardware real-time interfacing experience.

     

    SYSTEMS

    Microsoft Windows, UNIX (esp. Solaris, Linux, SGI, IBM, HP), X-Windows, DOS.

     

    WORK HIGHLIGHTS

    21+ years experiencein high tech industry.

    12/06-present

    Algorithm Analyst, Raytheon, Dallas, TX

     

    Develop signal processing algorithms in Matlab, C, and FORTRAN in a highly parallel Linux environment.  Scientifically investigate algorithm efficacy.  Apply advanced mathematics to analyze and optimize algorithm performance.  Present results at regular national meetings and in large proprietary research papers.  Though commercial and proprietary, large program involves dozens of organizations in an academic environmentPromoted and received Achievement Award.

     

     

    12/03 – 02/06

    Senior Software Engineer II, Raytheon Systems, Garland, TX

    Analyze, design, implement, and deploy signal processing systems in C, C++, and Matlab on highly parallel Sun computers.  Enhance and debug a large existing system.  Plan and deliver occasional demos andpresentations to customers and management.  Employed OO design and layered approach to promote reuse.  Planned/executed incremental development to help ensure customer satisfaction.

     

     

    11/00 – 12/03

     

    Software Algorithm Developer, Vistas Unlimited, Plano, TX

    Design, prototype, implement, and optimize image-understanding algorithms in Matlab, Visual C++, and some assembly language (MMX, SSE) on a real-time system as part of R&D.  All algorithms operate at broadcast speeds (10.5 Mpix/sec).  Develop GUI software to facilitate analysis.  Design/perform experiments to calibrate radiometric properties of broadcast cameras.  Practiced OO design to promote reuse and to facilitate future software enhancement.

     

     

    11/97 - 11/00

    Software Algorithm Developer, Science & Technology, Raytheon Systems, Garland, TX.

    Inventand implement image processing/understanding algorithms in UNIX C++, Kornshell, and Tcl/Tk with OO design as part of R&D.  Create reusable class library of math objects and containers.  Develop makefiles and development environment.  Present demo of lab activities to recruits and customers.  Developed innovative scanning CCD camera calibration process and supporting software; wrote 60-page paper on this process.  Wrote HTML documentation for camera calibration system.  Promoted 2 times and received various honors.

     

     

     


    WORK HIGHLIGHTS (cont.)

     

    4/95 - 11/97

     

    Software Engineer, CRSS, Raytheon Systems, Garland, TX.

    Implement threadsafe math algorithms in UNIX C++ on highly parallel SGI computer as part of large successful OO project based on Fusion paradigm.  Develop Korn shell scripts to support daily activities.  Lead engineer for softwareoptimization.  Recognized leader for analysis and implementation of computational linear algebra and computational geometry.  Developed and optimized software for Ikonos Earth-imaging satellite ground station, reducing required CPUs by 33% and saving $100,000 per ground station.  Promoted and nominated for Excellence in Achievement Award.

     

     

    4 temporary terms,

    1/92 - 4/95

     

    Technical Support Specialist, IBM Technical Support Center, Austin, TX.

    Provide advanced AIX operating system support to IBM systems engineers and customers.  Some C++, C, and shell script programming.  Received exposure to over 100 product areas in the fields of compiler issues, graphics, communications, scripting, UNIX internals, UNIX system performance, and licensing.  Answered 1400 questions during my tenure.  Answered 1000+ written questions, enhancingtechnical writingskill.  Two-time winner, Best in Group.

     

     

    Summers,

    Programmer, Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Florida State University

    1987 - 1989

    Develop specialty hardware control software in DOS QuickBasic (nongraphic precursor to Visual BASIC) for scientific lab.  Recognized need for software which could provide complete control over hardware in simple menu-driven environment.  Under severe time constraints, wrote 10,000 lines in 3 months, making all previous software obsolete and saving $11,000.  Adhered to industry software development standards to enable ease of maintenance and enhancement.  Software remained in use for over 9 years.

     

    EDUCATION

    University of Texas at Austin

     

    May 1994

    M.S. in Computer Science.

     

    Minor in Numerical Analysis and Meteorology.

    GPA 3.8 overall, 3.8 in Computer Science.

     

     

    August 1991

    B.S. in Computer Science.

     

    Specializations in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics.

    GPA 3.5 overall, 3.8 in Computer Science.

    Graduated with Special Honors.

     

    SCHOLASTICS

    Graduate Record Exam:

    Computer Sci:

    810 (97%)

    Analytical

    780 (94%)

     

    (Scores & Percent below)

    Quantitative:

    800(98%)

    Verbal:

    620 (84%)

     

    HONORS

    Achievement Awards, Raytheon, 2000 & 2011.  Spotlight Awards, Raytheon, 1998 & 1999; Excellence in Achievement nominee, Raytheon, 1995.  Entered elite Computational and Applied Math Ph.D. program, UT-Austin, 1994.  Best In Group, IBM, 1992 & 1993.  Scholarship, 1989.  Dean's List repeatedly from 1985 - 1990.  Invitation to UPE National Computer Science Honor Society and 6 other honor recognition programs.  First Place Award, National Math Exam, 1985.  First Place Science PRIDE Award, 1985.

     

    INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

    Family; School volunteering; Hiking; Softball (playing, coaching, organizing); Tennis; Juggling; Astronomy; Earth science; Computer programming; Lake-side barbecuing; Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Braves, UT-Austin and Florida State University athletics.

     

     

     

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