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Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
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The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
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The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
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The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
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An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
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The PSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:59 p.m. Eastern and placed into orbit a Cartosat 2 imaging satellite and 30 secondary payloads. SpaceNews.com
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Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:18-10-2013
     Last Modified:18-10-2013 (07:22)
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     Current job:System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     KeywordsSystem Test and Integration, Math Modeling,
    CV

    Engineering Professional with extensive experience in exploration of development pathways that lead to successful and robust test environments for system verification.  Expertise in application-side embedded system development, deriving application requirements and assembling the aggregate into an integrated unit.  Background includes mission planning, development and testing and guidance/attitude dynamics within aerospace and electronics firms.  SECURITY CLEARANCE: Secret DoD.

     

    Education

    Master of Science – Astrodynamics- University of Colorado, Boulder 1991

    Bachelor of Science – Aerospace Engineering - University of Colorado, Boulder 1988

    Undergraduate Pilot; Trained in T-41’s and T-37’s

    United States Air Force Scholarship – Pilot/Technical- Honorable discharge

    Lackland AFB, Del Rio, TX

     

    Training and Certifications

    Security Custodian for Satellite Test Bed; Electro-Static Discharge

     

    Technical Skills

    C, FORTRAN, Python, Unix, Vxworks, MathCAD, Microsoft Office Suite, QPlot, DVDraw, VersaCAD, XSIM, XTSF, XTOP, DSATS, JBuilder, Eclipse

    Mission Planning: Orbital transfer trajectories, rendezvous and intercept maneuvers, and special orbits: Sun synchronous, Polar, Gravity Assist, etc.

    Guidance, Attitude Dynamics:  Satellite position employing radar tracking for orbit determination; vehicle attitude utilizing on-board sensors and effectors.

     

    Fields of Study

    Amateur Observational Astronomy, Astrophysics, Earth Climate, Model Rocketry

     

    Publications

    American Institute of Aerospace and Astronautics

    Award for technical research paper:

    “The Effect of a Ground-based inversion Layer on an Impacting Microburst”

     

    Professional Experience

    NORTHROP GRUMMAN INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, Rancho Bernardo,CA 2009 - 2013

    Systems Engineer 4 - NAVY X47-B UNMANNED COMBAT AIR SYSTEM                      

    ·         Generate lab Hardware-in-the-loop test procedures and test scripts, support Responsible Engineer performing FQT subsystem validation.

    ·         Troubleshoot hardware-software integration.

    ·         Support first flight operations.

    NORTHROP GRUMMAN SPACE TECHNOLOGY, Redondo Beach,CA      2006 - 2008

    Attitude Control System Integration &Test Engineering Lead - NPOESS, JWST, ATP

    ·         Generate system-level ACS functional test procedures and test scripts, tracing complete functional threads used to verify requirements in a I&T environment.

    ·         Prepare ACS test plans and EGSE requirements, providing test point criteria needed to access subsystem electrical hardware.

    ·         Support test set development tasks: procedure writing/performance, producing commonality and robust, automated testing.

    ·         Provide inputs to I&T test plans, protecting flight hardware and test personnel.

    NORTHROP GRUMMAN MISSION SYSTEMS, Manhattan Beach, CA            2004 - 2006

    Software Test Engineer - AEHF: Security Equipment Computer                                      

    Formally proved software meets all levied requirements pertaining to Key Management.

    ·         Supported SEC Software. Reviewed SEC Use Cases, Courses of Action, and ICD.

    ·         Validated Test Verification Matrix to ensure Requirement coverage.

    ·         Executed FQT tests and analyzed test output. Documented discrepancies and problems. Created and updated test procedures based on enhanced domain knowledge.

    NORTHROP GRUMMAN INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, El Segundo, CA             2003 - 2004

    Systems Engineer F-35 Man-in-the-Loop Testing                                                               

    Established aircraft performance in simulated combat scenarios with human controllers

    ·         Supported simulation applications for F-35 systems with scenario analysis, utility analysis, metrics analysis, problem space definition, and technical feasibility assessments.

    ·         Supported long-term build developments of simulation requirements (F-35, threats, targets, environment, and data collection). Researched and developed ID Fusion, MADL, AVSIM Radar, and Track Fusion.

    ·         Provided experience for real time model development.

    THE BOEING COMPANY, Seal Beach, CA                                                         1997 - 2002

    Systems Engineer / Real Time Embedded Math Modeler                                                 

    Created a simulated space vehicle providing high fidelity sensor inputs and dynamic effector feedbacks; coded real-time software/hardware for signal generation testing of embedded satellite control laws.

    ·         Collected math model requirements for the GPSIIF subsystems; coding requirements in C (VxWorks / UNIX environment) on an embedded processor.

    ·         Integrated math models together for satellite simulation, communicating I/O with flight hardware via serial, discrete, analog, 1553 hardware driver boards in a real-time environment.

    ·         Supported FQT with vehicle scenario runs including failure inject, anomaly resolution, and performance verification.

     

    Meade Instruments Corporation, Irvine, CA                                       1992 - 1997

    Design Engineer / Programmer                                                                                       

    Designed the mechanical components, the electrical-mechanical interface, and the aluminum cast parts for computer-automated telescopes (LX2OO, Magellan, LXD450).

    ·         Completed C programming development for the computer-controlled telescopes, eliminating sole source contractor and allowing on-time production.

    ·         Designed and implemented the “Two-Star Alignment” method for the computer-controlled telescope that automatically calculates relative latitude and sidereal time for an observer’s location from only two stellar position measurements.

    Devised the “High-Precision Pointing” algorithm, improving tracking accuracy to less than 10 arc seconds.


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