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We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017. ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:29:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has been chosen by the Italian space agency ASI to develop an instrument called RIME (Radar sounder for Icy Moons Exploration) for the JUICE (JUpiter Icy moons Explorer) mission, part of the European Space Agency's "2015-25 Cosmic Vision" program. Scheduled for launch in 2022 with an expected arrival in 2029, the JUICE mission is designed to study the Jovian system and more specifically its icy moons, Ganymede, Call...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's December 12 year-ending flight for 2017 has completed its initial build-up at the Spaceport in French Guiana - where preparations also are moving ahead with four satellite passengers that will further expand Europe's Galileo global navigation system once in their final orbit. During activity in the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building, this heavy-lift vehicle for Arianespace Flight VA240 underwent the assembly process that began by mating its two solid prop...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:47:00 +0100
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth up to $12.8 million to develop an innovative space evaluation and analysis testbed to support the development, integration, evaluation and analysis of advanced space enterprise command and control (C2) tools and capability technologies. The U.S. military must be able to quickly establish situational awareness and execute operations in space. Within the space domain, many thousands of objects that ar...
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:45:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that the "S.S. Gene Cernan" CygnusTM spacecraft successfully completed its rendezvous and berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station earlier this morning. This marks the company's eighth successful berthing with the orbiting laboratory. Cygnus launched into orbit aboard an Orbital ATK Antares(tm) rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on November 12. The spacecraft then executed a ser...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:45:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with ArianeGroup, prime contractor and design authority of Ariane 6, to design, develop, qualify and manufacture the telemetry transmitter of the new European launcher. The telemetry transmitter is responsible for transmitting to the ground the data generated by the launcher throughout the whole launch mission. It is the first contract of the company in Spain in the launchers segment. After three decades of activity in the space sector participating i...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:15-08-2015
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     Current job:Sr. Mechnical Design Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:, , Launch Systems
     Keywords20 years mechanical design experience using Proe/Creo
    CV

    Summary of Qualifications: I have 20 years of Pro/Engineer and CREO MCAD/CAM design experience in the aerospace, defense and consumer industries. I have significant experience utilizing, Pro/Program, Pro/NC, Pro/Mechanism, and Windchill 10.2. I have extensive design for manufacturability, assembly and aerospace tooling experience and can work as part of an integrated team or in an independent mode with minimal supervision. I have taken designs from concept through manufacturing and testing. I am comfortable with detailing designs for fabrication and producing assembly drawings. I am experienced with ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing practices and I am capable of assisting with the machining of design components as well as assembly. I have completed a SolidWorks 2014 Essentials training course.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
    Niitek (9/08-7/2015) Senior Mechanical Designer Dulles, VA Using Creo 2.0 and Windchill 10.2, I was part of Niitek’s R&D team, designed components for ground penetrating radar (GPR) landmine detection systems. I have designed complex electronic enclosures for the R-VISOR robotic landmine/IED detection system. I was Senior Mechanical Designer on the Groundshark Handheld Detection System that miniaturized the larger HMDS GPR system into a handheld unit weighing 7 lbs. All of the handheld components were designed and built for 3D prototype printing and plastic injection molding production. ILS (International Launch Services) (Part-time work; 2012-2014) Senior Mechanical Designer Reston, VA Using Creo 2.0, I developed MICD (Mechanical Interface Control Drawings) relating to the launch of commercial spacecraft on the Russian Proton M/Breeze M launch vehicle.

    Vantage Systems (7/07- 09/08) Senior Mechanical Designer Lanham, MD Using Creo 1.0, provided senior GSE mechanical design support to NASA’s Express Logistics Carrier (ELC) program located on-site at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Developed concept, fabrication and assembly drawings of complex fixtures required for mechanical/thermal qualification testing of ELC flight mechanisms. These components are now part of the International Space Station.

    General Dynamics Land Systems (6/07-7/07) Senior Mechanical Designer Woodbridge, VA Using Wildfire, I developed hydraulic pipe routing “modification kits” for the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) project. BAE Systems (3/07-6/07) Senior Mechanical Designer Johnson City, NY Using Wildfire, I developed conceptual CAD models for electric motor drive interface components for the Future Combat Systems Multifunction Utility/Logistics Equipment (MULE) hybrid electric unmanned vehicle.

    Fibertek (11/05-3/07) Senior Mechanical Designer Herndon, VA Using Wildfire, I created various electrical flex circuit board configurations, assemblies and detail drawings for defense related optical laser systems. Designed for assembly, electrical/mechanical interfaces for these systems.

    Praxis (10/04-2/07) Senior Mechanical Designer Alexandria, VA Using Wildfire, I created CAD engineering models, assemblies and Level III drawings (using ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) for the NRL Tactical Electronic Warfare System High Grain High Sense (HGHS) system.

    General Dynamics Robotic Systems (7/04-10/04) Senior Mechanical Designer Westminster, MD Using Wildfire and ASME Y14.41 2003 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and top-down assembly techniques, I developed ‘model centric’ CAD models/assemblies for the Future Combat Systems Robotic Mobile Gun System (MGS).

    Alcore (3/04-4/04) Senior Mechanical Designer Edgewood, MD Using Wildfire, I developed various manufacturing models for the machining of aluminum/composite honeycomb material for the aerospace industry.

    Honeywell Aerospace (7/03-3/04) Senior Mechanical Designer South Bend, IN Using ProE and ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, I developed CAD data of aircraft landing/braking system components for the A380 Airbus commercial aircraft and JSF programs.

    Borg Warner Turbo Systems (2/03-7/03) Senior Mechanical Designer Ashville, NC Using ProE, I utilized various data sets (IGES, UG, and imported scanned surfaces), to reverse engineer turbocharger components (turbine/compressor wheels and housings) into CAD models/assemblies/drawings using ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards.

    Williams International (10/01-11/02) Senior Mechanical Designer Walled Lake, MI Using ProE,I developed complex aerospace tooling designs for 3 and 5 axis milling, turning, (plunge and wire EDM electrodes/fixtures), laser/conventional welding, water jet and sheet metal stamping/forming applications related to the EJ22 engine program. Pro/Process for Manufacturing was utilized for detailed documentation of these machining process steps.

    Fibertek (6/01-9/01) Senior Mechanical Designer Herndon, VA Using ProE and ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, I designed close tolerance electro/mechanical enclosures used in military aerospace range finder/designator based laser weapons system. Lucent (5/01-6/01) Senior Mechanical Designer Norcross, GA Using ProE, I was part of a team, designing multi-piece, high tolerance (±.0005), plastic injected molded fiber optic connectors.

    Thomas Built Bus (2/01-3/01) Senior Mechanical Designer High Point, NC Utilized Pro/Process for Assembly to develop process sheets of engineering assembly data (new generation school bus), which were then passed to the manufacturing floor. CFM Technologies (2/00-2/01) Senior Mechanical Designer Exton, PA Using a systems approach, developed multiple manufacturing fixtures for roto molding semi conductor wafer cleaning modules. Developed CNC tool paths using Pro/NC and Pro/NC-Post software for conventional and right angle machining operations.

    Universal Furniture (11/99-2/00) Senior Mechanical Designer Morristown, TN Developed automation tools, i.e., start parts, smart parts, and assembly automation, using embedded logic via Pro/Program that interfaced with Visual Basic user inputs. Developed automated drawings using Pro/Engineer’s drawing program.

    Demag DeLaval Turbo Machinery (5/99-11/99) Senior Mechanical Designer Trenton, NJ Using ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, I developed highly automated Pro/Manufacturing CNC turning sequences using Pro/Program. These sequences allowed manufacturing to machine forty-eight different variations of the same Pro/E CAD model by using programmed logic in a single CNC program.

    Volvo Penta (3/99-5/99) Senior Mechanical Designer Chesapeak, VA Using ProE as a team member, created CAD models/drawings from 2D legacy data using ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. These models consisted of castings, sheet metal brackets/clamps, high-pressure hoses and piping.

    VDO North America (8/97-3/99) Senior Mechanical Designer Winchester, VA Using ProE and ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, I created CAD models/drawings of a plastic injection molded instrumentation cluster for Freightliner Trucks. Recorded testing data matrices for these instrumentation cluster components. Developed data exchange techniques between Pro/E and VeriBest ECAD software. Utilized DFMEA and DFMA for manufacturing line fixturing. Developed metrology inspection techniques using Pro/CMM.

    Tracor Aerospace (8/95-8/97) Senior Mechanical Designer Falls Church, VA Developed a Pro/Engineering and Pro/Manufacturing environment for a government client. Designed, from concept, multiple part electronic enclosures. Created CNC tool paths for 3-axis wire EDM, 3-axis VMC and horizontal lathe using Pro/Manufacturing. Created post processors for CNC milling machines and CNC wire EDM using Pro/NC-Post. Developed techniques that utilized the Pro/Engineering/Pro/Manufacturing data in a rapid prototyping/reverse engineering environment.

    EDUCATION:
    AA&S in Science and an AA&S in General Studies, Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, VA AS Automotive Parts Management and Automotive Machinist, Oklahoma State Univ. Technical Institute Presently operate my own Hyrel System 30 3D printer. Tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.


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