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     Date Submitted:17-10-2013
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     Current job:GNC Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsTrajectory Optimization, 6DOF, Monte Carlo,
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    OBJECTIVE:

     

    I want to be involved with the investigation and development of spacecrafts and launch vehicles through trajectory analysis, propulsion technology, aerodynamics of launch and atmospheric reentry, and orbital mechanics. I will utilize the knowledge I have gained from my Aerospace Engineering degree, Astronautical Engineering certificate, and professional experience.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    Jan 2012 – Present                      Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer/Aerospace Engineer

    Interorbital Systems (IOS), Mojave, CA

     

    ·       Modified critical launch vehicle parameters (mass properties, aerodynamic coefficients, engine characteristics, etc.) and analyzed trajectories for 3DOF/6DOF simulation results.

    ·       Performed critical trajectory optimization for IOS Neptune family of launch vehicles to meet mission requirements.

    ·       Presented performance capabilities of launch vehicles for NASA’s Small Business Investment Reward (SBIR) and NASA’s Enabling eXploration and Technology (NEXT) contract.

    ·       Conducted surveys, cases, and Monte-Carlo trajectory simulations to generate data required by the FAA and Air Force.

    ·       Practiced and accustomed with orbital mechanics in solving Keplerian orbit elements for current and potential customers.

    ·       Active in creating flight profiles for orbital and suborbital trajectories, as well as the development of a lunar mission as part of Team Synergy Moon for the Google Lunar X-Prize competition.

    ·       Assessed performance characteristics of rocket propulsion systems for space launch vehicles including liquid-propellant rocket engines and solid-propellant rocket motors.

     

    Composites Technician/Rocket Technician

     

    ·       Managed the mixing of solid rocket fuel (aluminum, ammonium perchlorate) and handled storable propellants (turpentine, furfuryl alcohol, nitric acid).

    ·       Experienced with the cutting and shaping of patterns for basic layouts of parts, vacuum bag processing, and oven/autoclave curing.

    ·       Manufactured component parts for ablative-cooled rocket engine design (phenolic, fiberglass, carbon fiber) including main combustion chambers and nozzles.

    ·       Performed carbon fiber layups on aluminum-lined fuel tanks and carried out the pressure testing of those tanks to achieve a safety factor of 1.5.

    ·       Carried out a series of field tests for component and equipment verification, including the experimentation of liquid propulsion systems and solid rocket motors.

     

    EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

     

    Jan. 2012 – Sept. 2013     Certificate in Astronautical Engineering

    University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension, Los Angeles, CA

                                        Courses taken:    Spacecraft Systems Design and Analysis                  Orbital Mechanics

                                                                Introduction to Satellite Communication                 Space Power Systems

                                                                Space Mission Systems Engineering                       Spacecraft Propulsion

                                                                Spacecraft Thermal Management                                                                

     

    2007 – 2010                   Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

    UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

     

    2005 – 2007                   Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts

    Ohlone College,Fremont, CA

     

    SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

     


    -        Trajectory Analysis Optimization Software (TAOS)

    -        Missile Lab

    -        Missile DATCOM

    -        Solid Works

    -        Satellite Tool Kit (STK)

    -        COMSOL Multiphysics

    -        Autocad

    -        Matlab

    -        Simulink

    -        Microsoft Office

    -        Star Office

    -        Open Office

    -        Sony Acid Pro

    -        Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8


     

    ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

     

    Sept. 2009 – June 2010               Communications and Structural Analyst

    Mission and Spacecraft Design

     

    ·       Specialized in the development of a satellite communications link operating at the X-band frequency, which included a comprehensive analysis through a Link Budget.

    ·       Established the general arrangement of all spacecraft equipment and mechanisms within the structure to comply with necessary spacecraft configurations using Solid Works.

     

    Structural Analyst, Avionics Specialist

    Aircraft and Wing Structure Design

     

    ·       Designed and analyzed a wing structure for an acrobatic aircraft compliant to the Federal Aviation Regulations Part 23.

    ·      Specified avionics, payload, and landing gear system for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) at the preliminary design level.

    ·      Evaluated and reviewed properties of materials to develop a UAV structure.

     

    Jan. 2009 – June 2009                  Lab Technician/Assistant

                                                    Fluid Mechanics/Aerospace Laboratory

                                                   

    ·       Designed, constructed, and successfully flight-tested a remote control airplane with 12” wingspan in a wind-tunnel.

    ·       Arranged and Experimented with the Characterization of Fluid Solar Cells, testing of Strain Gauges, and Hot Wire Anemometry.

     

    CERTIFICATES AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

     

    Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) Southern California Scholarship Reward, May, 2013

    Certificate of Completion in Fundamentals of Hypersonic Aerodynamics, AIAA, 2011

    17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technology Conference, AIAA, 2011

    Non-Violent Crisis Intervention in the Work Place, CPI, 2005, 2009

    High School Diploma; Irvington High School, 2005

     

    ASSOCIATIONS:

     

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2011-Present

    Front Sight Training Institute (Diamond Lifetime Member), 2011-Present

    National Rifle Association (Lifetime Member) Alameda County, 2011-Present

    Golden State Amateur Radio Club, Union City, 1995-1999

                Ho’okahi Pu’uwai Outrigger Canoe Club, Foster City, 1998-2003

     

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