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     Date Submitted:18-10-2013
     Last Modified:18-10-2013 (07:22)
    Job information
     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,

    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.



    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



    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


    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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