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     Date Submitted:19-11-2013
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer and Applied Mathematician
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPassion for, and university and graduate school education in aerospace engineering, applied mathematics and astrophysics. Work experience in modeling and simulation, software development and systems engineering.
    CV

    SPECIALTY

    Engineering physics; mathematical modeling and applied mathematics.  Flight simulation.  Systems Engineering.  Engineering studies and project design and management.  Astrodynamics and Orbital Mechanics.   Spacecraft navigation and aerospace vehicle dynamics.  Theoretical Mechanics and Systems Dynamics.

     

    SKILLS SUMMARY

    Experienced professional skilled in verifying the mathematical correctness of the equations of engineering science.  Recognized abilities for analytic problem solving and deriving mathematical models of engineering systems.  Proven skills in applied/computational physics.  Space Shuttle Flight Design Integration.  Performed navigation error analysis and mission accuracy estimation in support of NASA space missions and JPL planetary missions (Magellan, Galileo and Ulysses).  Successfully supported the certification of the 777 aircraft by my efforts in Flight Test Engineering and my contributions to the efficiency and progress of the Aircraft Systems Lab.  Design and leadership of engineering studies.  Excellent customer service and computing support skills.  Successful history of scientific applications software development.  Participation on product design and development (and R&D) teams.

     

    EXPERIENCE

                                        MOIRÉ  Advanced Concepts, Issaquah, WA

     

    Oct 2013 – Present

    Applied Mathematician

    Researching antenna arrays (direction finding), and physics of aircraft endurance and range.

     

    Sept 2012 – Sept 2013

    Unemployed, and looking for work; self-study in Electrical Engineering and Microwave Physics; Mathematics and Physics exercises in C++.

     

                                        COBHAM Aerospace and Avionics, Bothell, WA

     

    Jan 2011 – Aug 2012

    Systems Engineer

    Involved in the integration and certification of airborne communications systems and computer servers.  Develop product system specifications which include the subsystem components.  Requirements capture and detailed system design, verification and test of avionics systems for commercial and military aircraft.  Work with hardware design engineers to develop hardware technologies.  Work with test engineers to write acceptance test plans (including DO-160 qualification test requirements) and conduct design verification and environmental tests.  Used PADS layout tool to verify printed circuit board stencils.  Reliability analysis and calculation of MTBFs (Mean Time Between Failure) of COBHAM products in support of FMEA analysis. 

     

    Nov 2008 – Dec 2010

    Unemployed, and looking for work; self-study in Electrical Engineering and Non-linear Dynamics.  Discovered a hypocycloid of four cusps associated with the two-body elliptical orbit.  Completed a EE course in Digital Logic Design (and FPGAs) at CWU.  Mathematics and Physics exercises in C#.

     

                                        MOIRÉ  Advanced Concepts, Issaquah, WA

     

    May 2008 – Oct 2008

    Knowledge Engineer (Applied Mathematician – Applied Physicist)

    Participated in a small development team designing advanced marine vessels, and an advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), programming in EXCEL and MATLAB.

    • Researched the use of Neural Nets to perform flight and mission management.
    • Mentored the college intern in curve fitting (equations to data) and regression analysis.
    • Enrolled in Electrical Engineering at Central Washington University, Des Moines.
    • Developed a simple finite element analysis tool and model in EXCEL.


                                        BOEING  Phantom Works Advanced Air Traffic Management, Kent, WA

     

    Oct 2004 – July 2007

    Systems Engineer, Modeling and Simulation Specialist

    • Developed an RTSP simulation model in Vensim to give Conflict Detection Performance as a function of Closest Point of Approach and Look-Ahead Time.
    • Conducted research regarding the derivation of wind data from observed aircraft behavior.
    • Data collection, interpretation and analysis, in the Oceanic Tailored Arrivals project.
    • Proved several mathematical theorems to support a patent application.
    • Derived a differential equation for the turn angle to achieve a circular passing maneuver.
    • Flight test data reduction and error analysis of GPS landing studies using MATLAB.

     

    Febr 2003 – Oct 2004

    Unemployed, and looking for work; self-study in Electrical Engineering and Plasma Physics.

     

                                        BOEING Air Traffic Management Services, Kent and Bellevue, WA

     

    Mar 2001 - Feb 2003

    Airport and Airspace Simulation and Modeling Engineer

    • Validated model of Chicago Midway airport against standard capacity and delay statistics.
    • Conducted simulation studies of terminal and enroute traffic.
    • Worked with air traffic controller subject matter experts to gather simulation metrics.
    • Performed UNIX Systems Administration related tasks.

     

                                        BOEING Commercial Airplane Information Services, Renton and Seattle, WA

     

    Apr 1999 - Mar 2001

    CATIA Applications Programmer/Engineer

    Programmed in FORTRAN 77 and C, supporting Wiring Design Engineering.

    • Software Testing and Customer Support.

    Aug 1998 - Mar 1999

    Wind Tunnel Scientific Applications Programmer/Engineer

    Programmed in Visual BASIC 5.0, supporting the Flutter Model Analysis group.

    Dec 1996 - Jul 1998

    Structures, Loads and Dynamics Scientific Applications Programmer/Engineer

    Programmed in FORTRAN 77, supporting the Nacelle and Ground Loads groups.  Software maintenance of subroutines called from ELFINIand NASTRAN.

    • Off-hours training in Finite Element Analysis and Classical Control Theory.
    • Built a skin-on-wooden-frame sea kayak (west Greenland style).

     

                                        BOEING Commercial Airplane Integrated Avionics Systems Laboratories, Seattle, WA

     

    Apr 1996 - Nov 1996

    Mar 1994 - Apr 1995

    Embedded Software Programmer/Engineer

    Software modeling of avionics systems, and lab testing of actual avionics hardware against a flight simulator, programming in FORTRAN 77 and C.  Co-developed the ARINC 610 simulator software functionality.  Contributed to the certification of the BOEING 777 aircraft.

    • Discovered a novel derivation of the perturbation equations for the inclination and right ascension of ascending node of the orbital plane.

     

                                        BOEING Commercial Airplane Flight Test Laboratories, Renton and Seattle, WA

     

    Oct 1990 - Mar 1994

    Real-time Simulation Software Programmer/Engineer

    Programmed in FORTRAN 77,maintaining the kinematics model, wind and atmosphere models, and math functions of the flight simulation software.

    • Taught the class Atmospheric Disturbance Models.
    • Wrotethe General Simulation Model Software User’s Guide.
    • Developed a software model of a GPS receiver.
    • Software maintenance, software testing, and customer support.
    • Solved three important and interesting problems:
    • SATCOM Antenna Attitude and Pointing Problem;
    • Elevation Angle Initial Value Under Conditions of Strong Cross Wind problem;
    • Geometric solution for finding the correct quadrant when using Sodano’s equations to derive the heading angle.

     

                                        BOEING Defense & Space Group, Kent, WA

     

    Jun 1987 – Sep 1990

    Navigation Technology Engineer

    Performed navigation instrument error analysis and mission accuracy estimation, using Monte Carlo methods to achieve distribution-free statistics, in support of NASA and US Air Force space missions using the Boeing-built Inertial Upper Stage.

    • Wrote software to express the coordinate transformation from the IUS to the Space Shuttle as a quaternion, which won a NASA competition.
    • Supported the Magellan, Galileo and Ulysses planetary missions.
    • Solo ascent of Mt. Adams, July 1990; ascents of Mt. Rainier, June 1988 and July 1989.

     

                                       McDonnell Douglas  Astronautics Company atNASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

     

    Dec 1986 – Jun 1987

    Space Shuttle Robotics & Manipulator Systems Engineer

    Supported NASA’s Mission Planning and Analysis Division, developing and validating procedures to be followed by space shuttle payload specialists when operating the shuttle arm.

    • Received training in Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems.

    Jul 1986 – Dec 1986

    Space Shuttle & Payloads Structural Analysis Engineer

    Supported NASA’s Engineering Operations Directorate, using NASTRANto calculate loads and stresses between the shuttle and payload during launch.

     

                                       McDonnell Douglas  Astronautics Company atNASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

     

    Nov 1984 – Jun 1986

    Space Shuttle Flight Design Integration Engineer, Trajectory Specialist

    Supported NASA’s Missions Operations Directorate, Flight Dynamics & Design Division.

    • Managed the activities of the major flight design groups to produce a complete flight design profile for NASA space shuttle missions:
    • Launch Opportunity and Launch Window Analysis.
    • On-Orbit Trajectory Design.
    • Landing Opportunity Selection.
    • Taught the Spacelab and Astronomical Payloads Launch Window Analysis and Design class and prepared its training document.

     

                                        Comarco (Subcontractor to McDonnell Douglas), Houston, TX

     

    Jun 1984 – Nov 1984

    Shuttle Mission Simulator Software Documentation Engineer

    Analyzed FORTRAN 77 subroutines in the Space Shuttle Training Simulator software and derived the math models therein.  Evening course in mathematical modeling and Markov chains.

     

    PATENT

     

    Spring 2007

    Autonomous Meteorological Data Derivation, APP 7784-1037, awarded March 2008.

     

    EDUCATION

     

    Fall 2008

    Earned a grade of “A” in the class “Digital Circuits” at Central Washington University at Des Moines, WA.  The course included a brief introduction to FPGAs.

    Aug 1986

    M. S. Mathematics,  The University of Houston at Clear Lake, TX

    Minor: Astrodynamics

    May 1982

    M. S. E. Aerospace Engineering (Orbital Mechanics), The University of Texas at Austin, TX

    Minors/Electives: Astronomy (Astrometry and Celestial Mechanics), Mathematics, Danish, Fluid Mechanics, Computer Science, Physical Chemistry, Swedish.

    May 1977

    B. S. Physics, Texas A&M University at Kingsville (formerly Texas A&I University), TX

    Minors/Electives: Mathematics, Norwegian, German, Computer Science.

        Dean’s List, Spring Semester 1976.

    1972-1975

    Wrestling team, 192 lb weight class, University of Texas at Austin.


    TEACHING and CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

     

    Nov 1991

    Taught the class Wind and Atmospheric Disturbance Models to the flight systems simulation engineers working at BOEING’s Aircraft Systems Laboratory.

    Nov 1990 – May 1992

    Wrote chapters 3, 4.3, 5.13, 6 and 9 of the General Simulation Model Software User’s Guide for BOEING’s Aircraft Systems Laboratory.

    May 1986

    Taught the class Spacelab and Astronomical Payloads Launch Window Analysis and Design to the Flight Design Engineers under contract to NASA’s Missions Operations Directive, Flight Dynamics and Design Division.  I also prepared the training manual and course contents for this class.

    Jan 1978 – May 1978

    Taught 2 sections of Engineering Dynamics for the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, the University of Texas at Austin.

    Sep 1976 – Dec 1977

    Tutored undergraduate students for the Mathematics Department, Texas A&M University at Kingsville.

    Jan 1976 – July 1977

    Taught undergraduate Physics laboratories for the Physics Department, Texas A&M University at Kingsville.

     

    SUMMARY

    I have always been keen about the mathematical foundations of Engineering and the Physical Sciences, and ensuring the mathematical correctness of all solutions.  I am originally an Aerospace Engineer (applied Celestial Mechanics, and aircraft flight simulation and control) and Applied Physicist who has followed in the footsteps of so many other Physicists who have come to work in Computer Science and Systems Engineering.  I have learned to program in more than one programming language, on many operating systems, and am knowledgeable of the Mathematical foundations of Computer Science and Digital Logic Design.

     

    INTERESTS

    Family.  Kayaking and canoeing (paddling and rowing).  Bicycling and hiking.  Snowshoeing and back country skiing.    Skin diving (snorkeling and SCUBA).  Oceanography and Astrophysics.  Clean air and water.  Scandinavian and Frisian dialects.  Wooden boats and Viking Ships.  Theology.  History of polar exploration.  Vikings: Culture, History, Language, Literature.  Weight training.


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