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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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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
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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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
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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
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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...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:03-05-2014
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     Current job:Mechanical / Stress Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsMechanical Engineer; Stress Analyst; Design Engineer; Structural Engineer; Stress Engineer; Catia; Ansys; Nastran; Patran; CAD; Solid modeling;
    CV

    OBJECTIVE:
    Mechanical Engineer that has demonstrated the ability to provide creative and innovative working product solutions to various engineering problems through the application of new technology to his projects in order to improve the quality, safety, cost, and the time of assembly.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    I supervised all engineering projects from the concept stage to the actual installation and test of a completed project. This requires interface with managers, other engineers, technicians, draftsman, machine shop personnel, vendors, etc.
    Has exhibited the versatility to take on various job functions which includes management, parts procurement, scheduling, design & operations work, drafting, and quality & safety job responsibilities in order to complete a task on time.
    Has demonstrated to be open minded to the suggestions, concerns, and ideas of employees and the ability to recognize which ideas will make the best problem solvers plus can find and train personnel capable of completing a job on time.

    WORK HISTORY:
    Daedalus Technologies Inc. (2008 to Present):
    Stress Engineer-President of startup engineering services company. Aerospace engineering analysis methods conducted are sizing, external loads, material properties, structural analysis, beam stress, plate and shell stress, joints & fittings, column buckling, buckling of thin sheets, shear panels, cutouts, compression panels, damage tolerance, structural repairs. Software analysis using CatiaV5, Ansys, Nastran/Patran.

    Vought Aircraft Company: JSG (Nov 2007 to 2008):
    Engineering analysis on Boeing 787 fuselage manufacturing efforts in Vought’s South Carolina production facilities. MRB work was done for aircraft production efforts. Provided installers with engineering data and corrective actions for aircraft manufacturing production. Redlining of mismatched parts during fuselage assembly. Developed repairs for composite and titanium structure during 787 production as corrective actions. Assisted in fuselage production efforts in many capacities to ensure production schedules are being met. Utilized IVT and other Boeing software programs associated with aircraft production. Strong familiarity with composite and titanium structures and how to best utilize such materials for aircraft production. Software tools utilized were CatiaV5, Enovia, Ansys, Nastran/Patran

    Goodrich Lighting Systems.: Oxford (Mar 2007 to June 2007)
    Stress Analyst position. Utilized Ansys stress analysis software to analyze lighting systems to be installed on many types of aircraft. F22 light systems were analyzed.  Acceleration and vibration loads were applied to a light assembly to determine deformation, load limits, factor of safety, stress, and strain. Load and vibration analysis models were developed on light assemblies. Material properties were determined. Engineering data was inputted into Ansys load model to evaluate stress in parts of assembly. Design changes were recommended for light assemblies that did not meet stress analysis standards. CatiaV5 used for assembly.

    Boeing Co.: Volt (Jan 2006 to Sept 2006).            
    Stress Analyst/Design Engineer capacity. Utilized CatiaV5 software on repair design work for Boeing commercial 787 composite and titanium structured aircraft. Designed numerous composite and titanium repair methods to be used at aircraft repair sites on primary and secondary structures. Repair sizing and loads analysis. Repair design concepts are to be used when certified in standard structural repair manuals. Structural analysis of the repair concepts for certification purposes.Strength calculations on critical components. Material properties. Nastran/Patran, Ansys, hand calculations, load models. Fatigue calculations. CatiaV5 solid modeling. Experience with both composite and titanium structure

    L3 Communications: Aries Group (July 2005 to Nov 2005).
    Stress Analyst capacity. Did Stress Analysis and structural engineering work on the UH-60 and UH-47 helicopters at Bluegrass station (U.S. army base) in Lexington, KY. Involved in doing stress reports on modifications to helicopter primary and secondary structures. Loads analysis on equipment installs. Crash load analysis and structural design. Analysis work for engine mounts on helicopters for higher output engine replacements. Design, qualification, manufacture, repair, overhaul of landing gears and flight components on helicopters. CatiaV5, Ansys, Nastran/Patran.

    Westar Corporation: ESG Company. (June 2004 to Nov 2004,  Secret Clearance.)
    Structural Design Analysis capacity. Conducted Stress Analysis and structural engineering work on the UH-60 helicopters at Redstone Arsenal (U.S. army base) in Huntsville, AL. Involved with flight testing exceedance analysis, structural modifications, structural analysis, turbine engines, and equipment. Qualification of loads (crash) specifications. Critical component strength calculations of primary structure. Landing gear analysis, loads, margins, material strength, fatigue. Nastran/Patran, Ansys, CatiaV5.

    EER Systems Contracting Company: Modern Technologies Corp. (4/1999 to 5/2004).
    Structural Design and Analysis capacity.  Aging aircraft analysis, primary or secondary structure repair/analysis, designing repairs for structural cracks resulting from stress corrosion, finding or making tooling needed to fabricate replacement components, utilization of CNC machining techniques to accurately fabricate replacement components to exact drawing specifications, replacing mechanical & hydraulic components when necessary, and maintaining information on repair status of aircraft. Design, qualification, manufacture, repair, overhaul of flight critical components. Strength calculations on landing gear components. Sizing and loads analysis on structural repairs. Technical manual revisions, creating repair procedures, making technical drawing revisions. C-5 aircraft is the craft I did most work on.

    Davin Designs: (Dec 1994 to July 1998).
    Hydraulic Design capacity. Hydraulic manifold Design Engineer for Davin Designs in Cape Coral, Florida. Designed hydraulic manifolds used for aircraft and industrial applications. I designed each manifold from startup to completion. Determined raw material of manifold and wall thickness of internally machined out hydraulic passages. Produced engineering drawing of manifold to be fabricated by machine shop. Selected hydraulic directional and pressure controllers like high flow rate directional control valves, pressure relief devices, shutoff valves, pressure measuring connectors to comply with hydraulic schematic. Machine shop personnel  fabricated manifold then assembled the end product which was pressure tested at maximum burst pressure as determined by engineer. Manifold assembly was then integrated into a hydraulic drive system out in the field used for controlling and hoisting functions.

    McDonnell Douglas Space Systems: (Nov 1987 to Sept 1993).
    Structural Design capacity. Mechanical/Structural engineer for McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Division on the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Experience includes the design and modification Of various mechanical components, facility structures, ground support equipment, space shuttle & payload structural modifications, valve & gage panels, piping & hydraulic systems, electrical & electronic equipment, clean room environmental systems, containers used for the transport of gases or fuels, etc. which are utilized at various existing installations on the Kennedy Space Center for satellite, rocket, and space shuttle processing facilities.
     
    Additional Elaboration of Aircraft/Aerospace Experience:
         - FAMOSS, GK Joint, IAS, FEADMS, NASTRAN/PATRAN, (ABACUS and VCCT a plus) with Boeing, Catia V5, and Enovia PDM.
         - Primary Structures , Durability/Fractures Damage Tolerance.
         - Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics and Crack Growth.
         - Structural Analysis of aircraft  (all different sections of Aircraft).
         - Perform fracture analyses.
         - Perform teardowns and create load paths.
         - Fatigue and fracture analysis.
         - Fatigue and Fracture Analysis ------ Structural.
         - Extensive experience in dealing with aircraft repair needs by designing repairs or modifications and deriving repair or modification procedures and engineering documentation.
         - Experience in reviewing manufacturing manuals, service requirements, and other data to determine the correct action to take when an aircraft repair or service issue needs to be resolved by an engineer.
         - Has the ability to do static and dynamic analysis of structural components.
         - Deals with aircraft repair shops and maintenance personnel to ensure compliance with aircraft operation procedures, repairs, and maintenance.
         - Extensive experience with aircraft aluminum honeycomb panels.
         - Deals with material substitutions to improve stress corrosion resistance characteristics.
         - Has stress analysis experience with large transport aircraft.
         - Can do applicable stress analysis work associated with repairs and design modifications to aircraft.
         - Experience providing technical direction to various personnel to ensure proper fabrication, buildup, installation, etc. of structural or mechanical components.
         - Can prepare engineering drawings, procedures, reports, engineering change orders, and revisions thereof.
         - Extensive experience dealing with all levels of personnel or departments like manufacturing, quality assurance, design groups, safety, materials, management, etc.
         - Experience in developing various testing, tooling, and inspection procedures needed for aircraft maintenance.
         - Can provide assistance in design, development, and data analysis of aircraft systems or structures.
         - Has excellent research capabilities to meet any engineering challenge.     
         - Experience with CATIA version 5/ Pro-E/ CADD; Nastran/Patran, Ansys.
         - Develop design changes in support of any type of aircraft modification program.
         - Can design using forgings, extrusions, CNC machined parts, non-metallic parts, etc.
         - Primarily aircraft structural design experience for fuselage, pylon, horizontal stab., under-floor beams, etc.
         - Works with vendors directly on a regular basis to resolve issues primarily technical and provides technical liaison between engineers and vendors in many technical areas for transport aircraft.
         - Can locate qualified vendors to produce new aircraft parts or equipment if not available.
         - Regularly complies with program schedules and budgets.
         - Familiarity aircraft modification procedures for various types of transport aircraft.
         - Can ensure equipment is installed according to supplier specifications.
         - Coordinate equipment installation requirements with other groups.
         - Can provide or develop layouts, assemblies, and details of component installations.
         - Experience in dealing with safety issues like compliance of standards for mechanical component installations.
         - Familiarity with aircraft hydraulic components, design, development, testing, or certification thereof.
         - Works with other engineers on a regular basis to resolve issues.
         - Evaluates open corrective action items via engineering changes.
         - Can develop repair plans to restore system capabilities.
         - Can perform damage assessment and system integrity analysis on aircraft. 
         - Experience in identifying missing or damaged components to ensure that new or repaired components correct problems.
         - Can train other personnel for various job functions.
         - Deals with test labs on a regular basis to determine aircraft component integrity.
         - Can prepare and coordinate engineering change requests for mechanical components.
         - Investigate and resolve system problems of hydro-mechanical nature.
         - Supports manufacturing troubleshooting and problem resolution in final assembly of aircraft components.
         - Can prepare product documentation such as operational restrictions, functional test requirements, variances, and part certifications.
         - Can perform research, design, and development in such areas as mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, thermodynamic, or heat transfer. Keeps current on the latest aircraft technology which includes new materials, systems, and equipment that can be used to enhance the safety of passengers or reduce time and costs for an airline company to safely operate its fleet of aircraft.
         - etc., etc.

    EDUCATION:
    University of Florida, in Gainesville, FL:
    Bachelor of Science degree (BSME) from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida on May of 1986, Major was Mechanical Engineering; course work included finite element analysis, heat transfer, structural analysis, machine design, thermodynamics, robotics, and other engineering course work in the electrical engineering & computer science engineering fields.
    Macon State College, in Macon, GA:
    Non-degree seeking student within the Information Technology department of Macon State College. Course work taken to date includes Java, C/C++, Visual Basic, Web page design, Linux, and computer networking.
     
    COMPUTER SKILLS:
    • Has a familiarity with the operation of various CADD, solid modeling, and finite element analysis software.
    • Has experience in using Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Linux operating systems.
    • Knows how to do programming with C++ and Visual Basic programming languages.
    • Has the ability to repair computers, setup a small network, and diagnose problems with software.

     

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