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     Date Submitted:25-02-2014
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     Current job:Senior / Chief Spacecraft Propulsion Architect
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpacecraft Propulsion Systems Engineer, CPS design / AIV interface manager, CPS equipment technical expert and product owner, R+D implementing state-of-the art concepts and technologies, Ariane 5, Vulcain motor cryogenic fuel line design, Launcher perform
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    EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS


    August 2004 – MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering – Cranfield University, Bedford, UK

    Core subjects: Advanced Control Engineering ● Astrodynamics ● Spacecraft and launcher Propulsion (Chemical, Electric & Solid) ● Spacecraft structures ● Launch & Reentry Aero/thermo-dynamics ● Global Positioning and Inertial Navigation Systems.

    Group Project: Asteroid Population Investigation and Exploration Swarm (APIES).

    Individual Research Thesis: An investigation into the performance of modern rocket thrust-chambers through the use of Computational fluid dynamics.

    July 2001 – BEng (Honors) Aerospace Engineering – Queen Mary University, London, UK

    Core subjects: Aerospace Design ●Aerodynamics ●Aerospace Propulsion (air / non-air breathing) ●Control Systems Engineering ●Fluid Dynamics ●Electrical Technology ●Thermodynamics and Flight Navigation

    Group Project: Design of a rover vehicle for use on a surface simulating that of Mars

    Dissertation / Thesis: An Investigation into Fatigue and Damage Tolerance of Aircraft Structures based on the Aloha Air Accident.

    June 1998 – Leaving Certificate (Honors) – Sancta Maria College, Co. Mayo, Ireland

    Subjects: Mathematics ●Physics ●Science ●Geography ●Construction Studies ●English ●Irish ●French

     

    INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE


    April 2007 – Principal Spacecraft Propulsion Engineer – EADS Astrium, UK

    My work involves all areas related to Bi-propellant, Mono-propellant, Dual mode & Plasma Propulsion System (PPS)design and architecture of spacecraft chemical propulsion systems (CPS). My role covers all phases of propulsion system design and development from initial design concepts to final CPS AIV testing and in orbit operation. My theoretical knowledge and industrial experience working as a spacecraft Telecommunications, Earth observation, Navigation & Science (ENS) CPS engineer has instilled me a comprehensive range of technical expertise, skills and knowledge, some of which are listed below;

    ►  Senior / Chief CPS design engineer and architect for telecommunication, Earth observation, Navigation and Science (ENS) missions. Current and past missions include GAIA CPS & MPS, METOP B & METOPC, AEOLUS, Amazonas 2, Arabsat 5C, Yahsat 1B, Express AM7 &                             Arabsat 6B.

    ⇒   Propulsion system design and flight analysis refinement to meet mission specific requirements

    ⇒   Supplier and component selection to meet system objectives

    ⇒   Equipment qualification and flight worthy acceptance testing at subsystem level

    ⇒   Sub-system to system level assembly, integration & verification testing

    ⇒   Spacecraft environmental (EV), post-EV & launch site test and verification for flight

    ⇒   Launch preparation (spacecraft fuelling PT calibration) and operations (system monitoring – S/C TM)

    ⇒   In-orbit system monitoring (Venting, priming, pressurisation) and CPS flight performance analysis

    ⇒   CPS status verification and conformance to operational requirements prior to spacecraft handover     

    ►  Appointed to the role of Astrium UK, CPS design / AIV interface manager

    ⇒   Interfacing between CPS design and AIV activities across all ENS and several telecommunication spacecraft providing technical expertise and consultancy to the preparation of technical directives, design instruction sheets, test specifications and plans to resolve CPS non-conformances

    ⇒   This appointment involved spacecraft at acceptance and post-delivery test phases.

    ►  Astrium UK, CPS equipment technical expert and product owner

    ⇒   In charge of all supplier level (Astrium GmbH, AMPAC-ISP, Ametek, Bradford, Vacco) fill and drain valves, vent valves, test ports and Pressure transducers for all telecoms and ENS missions.

    ⇒   Owner of component design evolution, research and technical development (R&D) activities, qualification needs, functional requirements specifications, SOW and test plans.

    ►  CPS technical lead for E3K mark-III phase A/B technical R&D

    ⇒   Development initiative for new generation, low cost, low mass, reduced size E3000+ satellite for the lower payload power telecommunication market.

    ⇒   Performing and assessing system component, materials and processes in a trade-off study matrix implementing the latest state of-the art concepts and technologies. Utilising an optimum design solution I created initial design, manufacturing & test documentation, SOW, schedules, costs and mass budgets for the primary phase development.

     

    May 2006 – Spacecraft Systems Engineer – MAGNA STEYR Space Technology, Austria

    Spacecraft systems engineer for MAGNA STEYR Space technology in Graz, Austria.

    ►  Ariane 5, Vulcain motor cryogenic fuel line design

    ⇒   Engineering development as part of research and technology initiative to improve current high pressure cryogenic fuel line design philosophy for future motor developments

    ►  Design and mechanical ground support of LISA caging mechanism (Design reports, test plans, SOW)

    ►  Creation of technical proposals for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Louvers (Satellite radiation control)

    ►  Phase (A) study for possible alternative solutions to Exomars rover chassis design proposal

     

    October 2004 – Launcher Propulsion Engineer – CNES, Kourou, S. America

    Launcher propulsion engineer for CNES, at the Guiana space centre

    ►  Launcher performance modelling and computer simulations (EFFECTS) development

    ⇒   In charge of developing motor performance models and work plans based on these models of the Ariane 5 main cryogenic stage (Vulcain motor) and SRB’s to ascertain the effects that the combustion products of the exhaust plumb would have on the atmosphere and the dangers involved to humans if a failure occurs in the area of the launch site.

    ►  Technical analyst and customer adviser at the Guyana space centre

    ⇒   Debris impact analysis on people and buildings from stored propellant / pressurant tank explosions

    ⇒   Accidental release of hazardous substances including gas vaporisation and dispersion rates from spacecraft fuel leaks in the satellite S2 and S5 cleanrooms and loading hall.

    ►  Spacecraft Launcher integration and preparation

      ⇒   Technical experience in satellite preparation and launcher integration working alongsideother team experts in the fields of launcher operations & payload engineering in the final assembly buildings.

     

    COMPUTING SKILLS

     

    Software: AutoCAD, CATIA V5, EFFECTS, CFD – FLUENT, GRIDGEN

    Programming: FORTRAN F77 and F90, NASTRAN / PATRAN, STK (Satellite Tool Kit), MATLAB

    Operating Systems: Windows, XP / 7 / 8 / Vista, (Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


    – Senior / Chief Propulsion Engineer –

    Promotional award due to department recognition of my increased responsibility, leadership skills, innovative manner, individual competence with excellent communication skills and professional working relationships at company, supplier and customer levels

    Member of the RAeS and a member of the AIAA

    Successfully awarded membership of Chartering status with the Royal Aeronautical Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

     – Recent career development courses –

    ● Product development Management                 ●  Contract Management                            

    ● Team leadership skills                                       ● Communication& persuasion skills

     

    PERSONAL ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS

    I am an avid reader who likes to keep up to date with advancements made in state of the art technology by regularly reading books and journals in this field. In my leisure time I enjoy playing golf and swimming.

     

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