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     Date Submitted:12-06-2014
     Last Modified:18-06-2014 (07:57)
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     Current job:WIN-T Satellite Technician III
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSystems Warrior Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Satellite Traffic Terminals (STT) Master Reference Terminal (MRT) AVL Technologies 1.2m Ku Mobilized Transportable Antenna Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWARS) Deployable Ku band Earth Termi



    Top Secret - Renewal paperwork last completed in the summer of 2002


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    Warrior Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T)

    Satellite Traffic Terminals (STT)

    Master Reference Terminal (MRT)

    AVL Technologies 1.2m Ku Mobilized Transportable Antenna

    Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWARS)

    Deployable Ku band Earth Terminal (DKET)

    Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Systems

    Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS)

    Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS)

    Integrated Data Network Exchange (IDNX)

    Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

    Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA)

    Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)

    Eutelsat GE-23 Satellite

    Wideband Global Satellite (WGS)

    Diesel Generators

    HVAC Systems


    Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA)

    Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)

    RF, HF, VHF, UHF, L, S, C, X, Ku and Ka,


    Promina Multiplexer, Satellite Modems, Fiber Optic Modems (FOM), Media Converters, Frequency Converters, Type-1 Encryptors (KG175, KIV-7)


    WIN-T Satellite Technician III

    General Dynamics C4 Systems - Camp Red Cloud, Areas I - IV, South Korea (February 2010 - Present)

    Support the US Army’s WIN-T communications network. Performing O&M on the 8th Army’s 60 ea, mobile Satellite Traffic Terminals (STTs). Terminals transited from the GE-23 Ku bird, to the WGS (175 E) Ka bird, in mid 2011. I wrote the transition to Ka procedures for the U.S. Army operators. This communications system is IP based, using both FDMA (Division level) & TDMA (Division & Battalion level) data through a system of Router generated tunnels and MRT (TDMA) generated PVCs.

    MiTT Satellite Technician

    TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated - Al Anbar Province, Iraq (July 2008 - February 2009)

    Support the ‘MITT VSAT’ project. This system provided TDMA; NIPR/SIPR and VoIP services, via Ku band satellite, for USMC units deployed in western Iraq’s Al Anbar Province. I provided FSR support from USMC bases in Fallujah, and Al Asad. This system utilized the AVL, 1.2m Ku, self-positioning system with a Linkway TDMA Modem, Cisco Router, and a Taclane crypto device.

    Satellite Communications Specialist

    Spacelink / DRS Technologies Incorporated - Balad AB, Iraq (January 2005 - May 2008)

    Support the USAFs 332nd Comm Sqd; performing similar functions (same contract), as my Al Udeid presence, with additional tasking of diesel generator operation, fueling and identifying start/run problems. This site’s, 9 ea, 8Mhz trunks functioned as the ‘gateway’ for all hi-speed, synchronism data in and out of the Iraqi theater. Also performed PMI on the  OKET & DKET’s HVAC units.

    Satellite Communications Specialist

    Spacelink International - Al Udeid, Qatar (October 2003 - December 2004)

    SPAWARS/CTSS contract providing  O&M services, in the commercial Ku  band, in the SWA AOR. The Al Udeid teleport had 5 satellite terminals (OKETs & DKETs), with 32 trunks, to 25 different Ku-band satellite terminal sites.  

    Working at Al Udeid provided a liberal education involving fiber transmission of data to modem interfaces, modem modulation and error correction techniques, data rate, bandwidth and carrier spacing relationships, carrier up and downlink C/No to link quality effects, and link data and clocking, to satisfy the requirements of all the end-to-end components to Promina, or ATM, IDNX systems.

    Troubleshooting link problems; link degradation due to Wx, interference, line of sight issues and IDNX data and clock problems; is one of my strong suits. Additionally, I have extensive experience in the O&M of many Mfr’s modems, converters, HPAs and F.O. equipment; also with the majority of antennas and RF systems, in use, in the SWA.

    Satellite Communications Specialist

    Gulf Communications International  - Al Sailiyah and Al Udeid, Qatar (April 2002 - September 2003)

    Support the US Army’s CenCom Enduring Freedom contract. A major player, in the ground floor startup of the Al Sailiyah and Al Udeid sites, in Qatar, involving the installation, checkout and Transmit Verification testing ; with satellite providers (EUTELSAT & INTELSAT); of the DKET terminals to provide commercial SatComm service to the SWA AOR. Worked with ISEC, ITT, Vertex, CENCOM, CENTAF, DISA, Eutelsat, Intelsat, and Datapath to test and verify link throughput and bandwidth management, in the Ku satellite terminals, as a lead up to the Iraqi Freedom effort.


    Satellite Communications Specialist

    Gulf Communications International - CONUS and OCONUS (April 1996 - March 2002)

    Support in the installation, testing, modification and repair of C and Ku band satellite terminal equipment in both U.S. and overseas locations.  Familiar with large and small aperture terminals and their supporting equipment.

    SURTASS Satellite Specialist

    RCA/GE/Martin Marietta/Lockheed Martin - CONUS and OCONUS (October 1983 - September 1995)

    Provide support to the USNs SURTASS  Program, which communicated via the US Gov’s DSCS, X band satellites (DSCSIII), for 24/7 classified data and communications services via the WSC-6 shipboard antenna system. The WSC-6 was my specialty. This system utilized a Timeplex multiplexing system with Kiv & KG’s for encryption.

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