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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
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     Date Submitted:18-10-2013
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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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