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    PERSONAL DETAILS

    Date of Birth:                  23rd May 1958

    Nationality:                     Danish

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    Period:                                          July 2003 – present

    Position:                                       Senior (Payload ) System Engineer

    Location:                                      Human Spaceflight and Operations, Payloads Division, European Space Technology and Research Centre (ESTEC) Noordwijk, The Netherlands

     

    Main tasks and responsibilities:

    • System engineering and project monitoring of industry hardware developments of payloads for the Int. Space Station and of Sounding Rockets experiment payloads, according to the Numerous NASA, ESA and ECSS standards.
    • Coordination of the project support to the proper verification of Flight hardware requirements and interfaces to space segment (Columbus / Sounding rockets), during the development, assembly and integration of hardware systems up to final acceptance (flight readiness). This includes tasks as Review Secretary of the conduct of ESA formal project reviews of flight hardware at various stages of development.
      • Test definition, test setup and review of procedural completeness and documentation of results to complete the verification of system requirements.  This has primarily been in the area of electrical, software and functional testing of the flight and Engineering model, as well as the Astronaut Training Model, and to a lesser degree on Thermal, mechanical/structuraltests.
      • Coordination of the definition of requirements of secondary payloads for Micro-gravity experiments, e.g the Kubik Interface Drawer. to comply to stringent requirements of the Columbus interfaces, e.g on Power, EMC, and Cooling  and gasesous fluids interconnects,
      • Definition of the Operational Nomenclature (OpNom) , i.e. the proper naming of terms and variables to be used in operational products, such as Astronaut procedures, ground procedures  and Human Computer interfaces (displays).
      • Preparation of documentation overviews to asses the level of completeness of documentationthat shall be needed to verify all requirements of  ESAs Statement of Work  for the space projects.
    • Follow up of progress, progress meetings with sub-contractor, non-conformances resolution, and other project management related tasks.

     

    Involvement in following projects:(July 2003 – Present)

    • Sounding Rockets microgravity experiments (Dec 2012 – present)
    • The Dexterous Manipulation System human physiology experiment (Dec. 2012 – present)
    • The Subject Loading System- Astronaut Treadmill pull-down system (2010-2012)
    • The Kubik Interface Drawer (KID) (2009)
    • The Muscle Atrophy Research and Exercise System(MARES)(2007 – 2009)
    • FOTON M3 (Russian) Microgravity mission of some 40 ESA payloads (2007)
    • The European Drawer Rack development  for ISS Columbus (2003-2006)

     

    Period:                              Nov 2001 – Jul. 2003

    Sabbatical period : Building a summerhouse

     

     

    Period:                                          Oct. 1997 – Nov. 2001

    Position:                                       Data Handling Manager

    Location:                                      Environmental Testing Division, ESTEC Noordwijk, The Netherlands

     

    Main tasks and responsibilities:

     

    • Responsible for the Electrical and Computerised preparation of Thermal Vacuum tests, the data handling of the test, and the measurement and control of equipment set-up, and data deliverables. Technical management and task planning of 5 engineers incl. s/w engineers, comprising Data handling issues of preparation of tests including customer interfaces before, during and after test.
      • Definition of requirements and control of the processes relating to the preparation of thermal and electrical data acquisition and manipulation for Thermal vacuum tests of the Large Space Simulator, and smaller environmental test chambers, including Facility Modifications mainly of Data acquisition equipment, power supplies and computer equipment for permanent / temporary test constellations.
      • Definition, test and verification of system and accuracy requirements for Data acquisition equipment upgrades of the Thermal Data Handling computer system to meet specifications for new customer related test specifications.
      • Development of methods to acquire data from large number of non-linear resistive temperature sensitive devices, and of new methods and procedures for the verification and calibration of data acquisition equipment and thermocouple cold reference junction equipment.
      • Execution of preventive maintenance and scheduling of corrective maintenance on the Thermal Data Handling systems and associated equipment to ensure permanent availability and nominal performance.
      • Follow up of actions and Non-conformances resolution and interface to external parties.
      • Preparation of the equipment and programming of the configuration of computer control systems, acquisition equipment and test harnesses and heater supply wiring according to test customer specification.
      • Handling of special test connectors on loan to test customers and manufacture of signal conditioning and interface boxes to customer specific requirements. Contact point of internal PC and computer infrastructure problems.

     

     

    Period:                              March. 1996 – Aug. 1997

    Position:                           System Operations Consultant

    Location:                          European Meteorological Organisation, (EUMETSAT) Darmstadt Germany

     

    Main tasks and responsibilities:

     

    • Development of Baseline Documentation on Satellite Ground Segment (GS) Operability Requirements Document in the Operations Preparations team. Details what requirements operations users have on ground segment system.
    • Review of conceptual documentation on meteosat satellite and Ground Segment Central Facility (CF) control and data processing centre.
    • Review of requirements documentation for industrial invitation to tender of central Spacecraft (S/C) and GS Monitoring and Control (M&C) processing centre sub component.
    • Definition of requirements on CF Man Machine Interfaces for visualisation of S/C and G/S monitoring data, in particular Graphical viewing tool, and Mimic Diagrams.
    • Definition of requirements on S/C and GS simulator facility accuracy level of monitoring parameters and spacecraft specific subsystems.
    • Development of an Operational Concept for the Operations of the Space and Ground segment, seen from the operational user's point of view,  user roles, organisation of tasks and the interfaces between operational  Users.

     

     

     

    Period:                              Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1995

    Position:                           Operations Supervisor  and Systems Engineer

    Location:                          European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt Germany, Meteosat Exploitation Project

     

    Main tasks and responsibilities:

     

    • Initially Systems Engineer, since Nov ’94 Operations Supervisor until operations hand over to EUMETSAT Nov. 30, 1995.
    • Principal responsible to the ESA Agency for the Meteosat operations task execution comprising four meteorological spacecraft and communication networks.
    • Co-ordinate the execution of tasks, the training of the team, the quality control of the service to the ESA Agency and production of spacecraft and mission performance reports.
    • Supervision and co-ordination of work packages of 11 Engineers day staff and 22 controller shift staff.
    • Plan, monitor and control the support required by the ESA Agency for routine special and critical support activities affecting routine operations: System Validation Tests, Mission Readiness Tests, Commissioning Tests, Space craft manoeuvres and acceptance tests following maintenance activities of ground segment hard and software.
    • Liaise and co-ordinate activities with the Daily Operational Planning Office, comprising space and earth stations  local and remote communication networks, and satellite image conditioning computer systems maintenance.
    • Ensure all operational procedures related to the safety of the spacecraft and the performance of the mission(s) are maintained under configuration control and are complied with requirements.
    • Co-ordinate trouble shooting through all areas of the ground segment, communication lines, ground computer system, operations centre and of the space segment.
    • Operation of the T&C (telemetry and commanding) MSSS (Multi Satellite Support System) computers for satellite and earth (ground station) operation.
    • Development management of the MEWS (Meteosat advanced Workstation) project comprising a single Sun/Solaris UNIX workstation incorporating Knowledge Base and advanced Mimic displays for Operation and advanced graphical display of Spacecraft housekeeping parameters.
    • Space segment team-leader for 3 engineers : Payload, Image & Systems Mainframe specialist, Spacecraft Analyst, and Spacecraft control system software Analyst.
    • Organisation and production of spacecraft and mission performance reports and of personnel training activities.
    • Production and follow up of anomaly reports related to spacecraft, the mission and the ground segment, and production of orbit determination files.

         

     

    Period:                              Aug. 87 - June 93

    Position:                           Project Support Engineer

    Location:                          European Space Technology and Research Centre (ESTEC) Noordwijk, The Netherlands

     

    Main tasks and responsibilities:

     

    • Support to the OLYMPUS Project on AOCS electronics, failure modes and anomaly investigation, and operational issues of attitude and orbit control electronics subsystem (AOCS) of the OLYMPUS telecommunications satellite.
    • Study and documentation of the OLYMPUS AOCS Fault Management System (FMS), for implementation into the Independent Software Validation simulator.
    • Planning and execution of tests to verify OLYMPUS AOCS Error Contingency Analysis procedures, at British Aerospace, Stevenage, England.
    • Development of Olympus AOCS Flight Contingency Recovery Procedures at Telespazio's Fucino Satellite Ground Station, Avezzano (AQ) Italy and at European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), Darmstadt Germany
    • Consultant in the core mission recovery team who regained control of OLYMPUS after event causing flat spin, frozen fuel, and intermittent transmitter carrier only due to intermittent solar power.

     

     

    Period:                              Sep. 85 - July 87

    Position:                           Software Analyst

    Location:                          Fokker BV Space & Systems, Schiphol, The Netherlands

     

    Main tasks and responsibilities:

     

    • Development of Satellite Ground Checkout Software for the Earth Remote Sensing 1 Satellite.
    • Support to Overall Check-Out Equipment (OCOE) software packages to the USA/ITALY TSS satellite (Tethered Satellite System) at LABEN Aerospazio, Milano, Italy.
    • Detailed design, documentation, coding, testing and integration of software packages.

     

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

     

          BACHELOR of SCIENCE in ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (1985). Technical University of Odense, Denmark. Specialisation in electronics/acoustics, soldering techniques SMD. Project: design and manufacture of microprocessor high speed data logger 200kHz for acoustic analysis of loudspeaker impulse behaviour.

     

    COURSES

    1. Several Project Management courses, latest at H.E. Space Operations (Dec. 2009 – 3 days), others from www.PMI.org (2003 – 4day course) and Kern Consult (2000 – 2 days)
    2. LabView intro course (National Instruments) for control of equipment (Mar. 2000 1 day)
    3. MSAccess course by  COMPUTRAIN, 3 days april 1998 at European Space Agency (ESA)
    4. SUN Workstation with Solaris and UNIX brush up course, August 1995
    5. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, June 1991 AwardedGrade A

     

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    • Office based PC equipment, running Windows, Microsoft (MS), in particular Word, Excel, Project, and Powerpoint and various other PC applications, e.g. Lotus, Lotus Notes. MS Access mainly used at ESOC (1993-1995), and course by COMPUTRAIN, (Apr. 1998 – 3 days at ESA) for use at the Testing Division ESTEC.

     

    Other (used in the past)

    • Various HP laboratory equipment, e.g.  Data acquisition (34970A) and HP1000 Operating system RTE, and HP9000/Unix (Basic knowledge) (ESTEC 1997 – 2001)
    • Multi Satellite Support System (MSSS) for satellite operations and commanding, running on Vax/ Dec’s and SUN workstations running SCOS  (ESA Custom satellite control system), emulating the MSSS, and Single SUN workstation satellite control (ESA custom) and basic user level operations, and Satellite flight procedures generation tool (European Space Operations Centre) ( ESOC 1993-1995)
    • Information Technology Limited Model MOMENTUM 9000 configured for satellite integration checkout. (Fokker BV Space & Systems 1985-1987)
    • Software languages PASCAL ,CORAL 66 MK3,  BASIC, (Fokker BV Space & Systems 1985-87)
    • Assembler: Intel 8085, Texas Instruments SBP-9989 (Technical university)
    • UNIVAC 1100, CDC CYBER Computer systems at universities. PC for programme development and Intel 8085 microcomputer assembler at the Technical University (TU) of Odense, Denmark

     

    LANGUAGES

    Danish (mother tongue), English (excellent), German (good), Dutch (good), limited French and Italian

     

    HOBBIES

    Designing and building furniture items / kitchen units for own use. Rebuilding a summerhouse Top Down, previously Classic Cars and restoration; Building of Audio equipment (Speakers and Amplifiers).Bicycling, Classic and Classic Rock Music, Techniques, science and advances of High-end Audio.

     

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