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     Date Submitted:12-11-2014
     Last Modified:12-11-2014 (07:57)
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     Current job:Graduate Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPhD Researcher in GNC systems, Attitude Control, Micropropulsion, Flight dynamics, Attitude dynamics.
    CV

    Objective: A full time position working on spaceflight programs, focusing in the areas of attitude dynamics and control or propulsion systems.

    Education:

    Cornell University, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Ithaca, NY

    Ph.D. Candidate in Aerospace Engineering, December 2014 (expected)

    Ph.D. research in electrolysis propulsion systems and spacecraft dynamics

    Advisor: Dr. Mason Peck

    GPA: 3.91/4.0

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

    S.B. in Aerospace Engineering, June 2009

    GPA: 4.7/5.0

    Relevant Courses:

    Spacecraft Dynamics and Mission Design, Space Propulsion, Space Systems Engineering, Celestial Mechanics, Multivariable Control Theory, Robust Control, GPS Theory and Design

    Research Experience:

    Space Systems Design Studio, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY        2009 – present

    -    Designed and developed a novel propulsion system for CubeSats based on electrolysis of water

    -    Led a team of undergraduate researchers currently developing CubeSat mission to demonstrate the propulsion system

    -    Developed prototype to test the performance of propulsion system in the vacuum chamber

    -    Analyzed dynamics and attitude control of spinning CubeSat

    -    Served as Guest Investigator for Violet Nanosatellilte. Designed Control Moment Gyroscope steering laws to be tested in orbit

    Space Systems Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA             2008 – 2009

    -    Architected communications subsystem for CASTOR flight program

    -    Designed, built and tested deployable arrays of solar cells to power a nanosatellite selected for the Air Force’s UNP Nanosat-6 program

     

    Aerospace Controls Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge, MA     2007

    -    Constructed stations for autonomously recharging the batteries of UAV helicopters. Integrated the necessary power electronics onto landing platform

    -    Designed and machined a three degree of freedom aluminum testing mechanism for flying helicopters indoors

    Work Experience:             

    Dragonfly Pictures, Inc., Essington, PA    Summer 2008

    -   Coordinated flight tests leading to autonomous flight of an electric, tandem-rotor UAV

    -  Developed tools to predict stability of UAV and alleviate pitch oscillations

    Teaching Experience:

    Spacecraft Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY     Spring 2012 and 2013

    -  Teaching Assistant for junior/senior level spacecraft engineering class for two semesters

    -  Prepared and delivered three lectures on space propulsion, as well as guest lectures 

    -  Developed homework assignments and solutions for the course

    System Dynamics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY                Summer 2013

    -  Teaching Assistant for sophomore/junior level class

    -  Prepared laboratory experiments and led laboratory sections

    -  Prepared and delivered guest lectures

    Skills:

    Programming/Computer

    -   MATLAB/Simulink

    -   ANSYS

    -  Solidworks

    -  Office and Adobe suites

    -  National Instruments DAQ

    Foreign Languages:

    -  Fluent in Spanish and English

    Other:

    -  Machining: Mill/Lathe

    -  Vacuum chamber operation

    Awards:

    -  Best Presentation, Sibley Graduate Research Symposium, Cornell University. Ithaca NY March 2014

    -  Best Presentation in Session, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference. Minneapolis, MN Aug. 2013

    -  Best Student Poster, Desktop Delta-V Conference, Brown University. Providence, RI Feb. 2011

    Publications:

    Zeledon and Peck, "Attitude Dynamics and Control of a 3U CubeSat with Electrolysis Propulsion," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Boston, MA, Aug 19 22, 2013.

    Jones, Zeledon and Peck, "A Generalized Framework for Linearly Constrained Control Moment Gyro Steering," AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 1094-1103, 2012.

    Zeledon and Peck, "Performance Testing of a CubeSat-scale Electrolysis Propulsion System," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Aug 13 16, 2012.

    Zeledon and Peck, "Electrolysis Propulsion for CubeSat-Scale Spacecraft," AIAA Space 2011 Conference & Exposition, Long Beach, CA, Sep 27-29, 2011.

    Zeledon and Peck, "Singularity-Free Constrained Steering Law for Triplet Control Moment Gyros," AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Toronto, ON, Aug 2-5, 2010.


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