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     Date Submitted:28-08-2013
     Last Modified:28-08-2013 (08:45)
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     Current job:Guidance Navigation Control Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsGuidance Navigation Control Engineer


    Challenging full-time position that utilizes and expands my technical breadth and depth in the field of navigation, guidance and control, provides ample opportunities to proactively generate innovative solutions to complex problems, within an environment that focuses on achievement of results.

    Qualifications Summary

    Expertise in analysis and development of guidance and autopilot algorithms, linear control systems and Kalman filtering estimation and sensor fusion techniques with extensive experience in the development and utilization of high fidelity 6-DOF modeling and simulation of guided launch vehicles to drive system-level requirements.  Strong technical documentation and presentation skills.  Self-motivated capable of working independently and as a team while supporting several projects simultaneously.  Exceptional skills in problem solving and root-cause analysis.

    Professional Experience

    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel MD

    Guidance Navigation Control Engineer– July 2005 to August 2013

    ·      Guidance Systems Analysis

    o   Conducted guidance algorithm analyses for advanced missile systems.

    o   Performed GNC concept trade studies to develop system level performance analyses.

    o   Contributed to the development of advanced GNC requirements.

    o   Developed, analyzed and implemented 6-DOF simulation models and vehicle body dynamics.

    o   Validated and verified high fidelity simulations.

    o   Analyzed, implemented and tuned digital Kalman filters for signal smoothing and estimation.

    o   Utilized Monte Carlo simulations to assess and optimize system performance.

    o   Developed hardware-in-the-loop simulation models for software verification.

    o   Provided analyses between flight test and simulation results

    o   Performed informal and formal presentations at the technical level.

    o   Delivered technical documentation and recommendations based on my analyses.


    ·      Autopilot Development

    o   Designed and implemented a bank-to-turn autopilot for an electromagnetically or powder launched under-actuated projectile

    o   Generated linearized wind tunnel, CFD and flight test derived aerodynamic models of the projectile

    o   Formulated autopilot design utilizing LQR control theory and eigenstructure assignment

    o   Analyzed linear closed and open loop responses of the autopilot at various flight conditions within the flight envelope

    o   Coordinated with navigation, actuator and aerodynamic subject matter experts to drive autopilot requirements.

    o   Participated in high-level requirements driven technical interchange meetings.



    Drexel University, Philadelphia PA

    ·      Doctor of Philosophy Candidate in Control Systems

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA

    ·      Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

    ·      Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude




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