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A former space industry executive who joined NASA to guide its revamped lunar exploration strategy has left the agency after just a month and a half. SpaceNews.com
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Thu, 23 May 2019 22:38:44 +0000
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Is it time for the Navy to turn over the Mobile User Objective System to the Air Force? The House Appropriations Committee is calling on the leaders of the services to consider such a move. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:23:07 +0000
Ground stations in Ohio and Oregon mark the first two of a planned 12 stations spread out globally to enable communication with satellites, allowing operators to downlink data such as imagery and weather. The stations also enable operators to control their satellites. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:47:56 +0000
NASA has selected Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element, for launch in late 2022. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:39:30 +0000
A Long March 4C rocket carrying the Yaogan-33 reconnaissance satellite failed following its May 23 liftoff, Chinese state-run media confirmed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:13:45 +0000
The NewSpace sector is expected to grow from a $350 billion global industry in 2018 to a trillion dollar one by 2040, according to a Morgan Stanley report. Given these forecasts it is not clear how the market will expand, will there be more mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings or just companies remaining private? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 23 May 2019 05:54:43 +0000
NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service is requesting nearly $17.3 million in 2020 funding for a series of initiatives to explore the potential contributions of new data partnerships, small satellites and advanced technologies. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:43:02 +0000
Olis Robotics is working to demonstrate the application of its autonomy software for NASA, the Air Force and others space customers to support internal and external space servicing, assembly, manufacturing and operational concepts,” said Blaine Levedahl, Olis Robotics’ U.S. government programs director. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:03:03 +0000
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Wed, 22 May 2019 21:40:16 +0000
With congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how it fits into the agency’s exploration architectures remains uncertain. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:04:29 +0000
Hawkeye 360, a company flying a constellation of small satellites to map radio frequency signals, announced a partnership May 22 with Windward, a company focused on maritime risks, to offer customers insights on the maritime environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:30:41 +0000
Although NASA’s Mars Laser Communications Demonstration never flew, the project proceeded far enough to establish a price for terminals to relay data for the Mars Telecommunications Orbiter: $90 million. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:03-03-2014
     Last Modified:04-03-2014 (07:49)
    Job information
     Current job:Robotics Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsControl Systems, Robotics, Kinematics, Dynamics, System Modelling, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ARM, PIC, BASIC Atom, Python, OpenCV, SimpleCV, Node.js, Javascript, C/C++, embedded Linux, Machine Learning, Finite Element Analysis, Matlab/Simulink, C/C++, CAD,
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    OBJECTIVE

     

    Seeking a position in which to apply my knowledge of system integration, mechanical design and control systems to exciting and challenging projects.

     

    EXPERTISE

     

    • Developed an open-loop control model for a high-latency, cloud-connected quadcopter.

    • Research in wifi-localization techniques for indoor-positioning without GPS.

    • Extensive experience in modelling stepper motor with optimization techniques in Matlab.

    • Found the vibration characteristics of a pulley driven robotic arm using accelerometers and Excel.

    • Experience using computer vision techniques like OpenCV/SimpleCV.

    • Worked in partnership with NASA to create a connection device for assembly of satellite panels in space.

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS:

     

    Languages

    C, C++, Python.

    Intelligence Tools

    Machine Learning, Finite Element Analysis.

    Graphics Software

    Auto CAD/CAM

    Mathematical Tools

    Matlab/Simulink, LAB View, Mathematica

    Image Recognition

    OpenCV/SimpleCV

    Operating systems

    Windows, embedded Linux.

    Web Technologies

    JavaScript, Node.js

    Other Tools

    Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ARM, PIC, BASIC Atom

     

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    Quadcopter Developer and Researcher October 2013 to January 2014

     

    • Developed an open-loop control model for a quadcopter with machine learning

    • Researched wifi-fingerprinting as a method for indoor localization using Bayesian and Euclidean methods

    • Gained exposure to embedded systems, filtering, sensor fusion, cognitive computing, and Linux

     

    Fire Detecting Quadcopter Project – RIT Master's Project Summer 2013

     

    • Projects Autonomous Quadricopter for Forest Fire Tracking Summer 2013

    • Master's Project, Rochester Institute of Technology

    • Designed a control system for a quadricopter that used computer vision to detect and follow a forest fire

    • Used Python OpenCV/SimpleCV for fire detection and Python AR drone Libraries for drone control

     

    Advanced Robotics - Rochester Institute of Technology March 2013 to May 2013

     

    • Invented a differential, open-loop scheme for hexapod locomotion

    • Designed and constructed the robot from the ground up

    • Programmed with C++ for the RoBoard Processor (Embedded Linux)

     

    Wells Research Inc - Lincoln, MA June 2012 to August 2012

     

    • Worked with vendors and customers to design custom optics assemblies

    • Modeled a stepper motor with optimization techniques in Matlab

    • Tested light baffles to boost performance of an integrating sphere

    • Wrote detailed white papers and reports on research conducted

     

    NASA Panel Connection for On-Orbit Assembly March 2012 to May 2012

     

    • Capstone Project, Penn State/Goddard Space Flight Center

    • Worked in partnership with NASA to create a connection device for assembly of satellite panels in space

    • Developed a rotary latch that used a heated Shape Memory Alloy (Nitinol) to improve the stiffness of the panels

     

    Wells Research Inc - Lincoln, MA June 2012 to August 2012

     

    • Worked with vendors and customers to design custom optics assemblies

    • Modeled a stepper motor with optimization techniques in Matlab

    • Tested light baffles to boost performance of an integrating sphere

    • Wrote detailed white papers and reports on research conducted

     

    Milara, Inc - Medway, MA June 2010 to August 2011

     

    • Designed a potentiometer mount for the manipulator of the TALON

    • bomb diffusing robot, with SolidWorks

    • Found the vibration characteristics of a pulley driven robotic arm using accelerometers and Excel

    • Built mechanical assemblies from detailed drawings

    • Programmed CNC tool paths with MasterCAM

     

    EDUCATION

     

    • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering - Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering The Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA


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