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Vector, one of dozens of ventures developing small launch vehicles to serve perceived high demand for small satellite launches, announced Oct. 19 that it closed a $70 million Series B round to move into full operations. SpaceNews.com
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Three regional satellite operators with C-band coverage over the United States have complained to U.S. telecom regulators about being left out of a group led by four of the world’s largest satellite operators to arrange a proposed spectrum transfer to the wireless industry. SpaceNews.com
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François Lombard, who took the helm at Airbus Intelligence in early 2017, is encouraging this type of innovation and partnerships like the ones formed recently with Earth observation constellation operator Planet and Orbital Insight, a geospatial analytics company. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:50:39 +0000
As NASA evaluates proposals for commercially developed small lunar landers, the agency is now seeking payloads that could fly on those spacecraft despite concerns from some scientists that they don’t know if their experiments are compatible with those landers. SpaceNews.com
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The last mission needed to complete Iridium Communications’ second-generation satellite constellation is scheduled for Dec. 30, Iridium CEO Matt Desch said today. SpaceNews.com
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SMM Hamburg, the biennial international maritime conference in Germany Sept. 4-7, attracted not only shipbuilders but also satellite operators eager to offer global communications for autonomous vessels. SpaceNews.com
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Between now and when the the Air Force starts buying launch services from new competitors, ULA and SpaceX will be competing “one mission at a time.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:23:01 +0000
To connect the masses, megaconstellations will need mega antennas mega cheap. Antenna makers need mega orders to make that happen. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:11:40 +0000
Intelsat invested in Africa Mobile Networks (AMN), a U.K.-headquartered group of companies with telecom infrastructure in Africa, to reach "ultra-rural" parts of the sub-Saharan side of the continent. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:37:44 +0000
As the Pentagon moves to stand up a U.S. Space Command and Congress debates whether it makes sense to create a Space Force, a central focus is to defend satellites from orbital weapons that would seek to damage or destroy U.S. assets in space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:27:27 +0000
Small launch vehicle company Rocket Lab announced Oct. 17 that it will build its second launch pad, and first in the United States, at Wallops Island in Virginia. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:58:08 +0000
This was ULA’s eighth launch this year, the 131st since the company was formed in 2006, and will be its 50th launch for the U.S. Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:57:26 +0000
A Swedish company with plans for a geostationary communications satellite announced Oct. 16 a contract with SpaceX for a Falcon Heavy launch no earlier than the fourth quarter of 2020. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:52:46 +0000
The NASA astronaut who was on the aborted Soyuz mission to the International Space Station says he has “complete confidence” in the Russians despite this launch failure and other problems and looks forward to flying again on the spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:37:17 +0000
For all the enthusiasm about lunar exploration, and announcements made during the conference, there were far fewer specific details about just how to achieve those goals. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:26:57 +0000
ThinKom’s recent collaborations with satellite operators Telesat and SES have the antenna builder jockeying to compete with Viasat, IsoTropic Systems and others in the race to build affordable high-tech antennas that can link with satellite constellations in non-geosynchronous orbits. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:40:09 +0000
45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Schiess: Gen. Raymond “is pushing us to look at ways to be more responsive.” SpaceNews.com
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Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who backed the winning entry in a suborbital spaceflight competition and later funded development of a massive air-launch system, passed away Oct. 15. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:21-09-2015
     Last Modified:21-09-2015 (09:12)
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     Current job:Post Doctoral Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordshuman centered design, human-in-the-loop testing, human-automation interaction, computational human performance modeling, lunar landing, piloting, mars, entry descent and landing
    CV
    RESEARCH INTERESTS
    Human-Centered Systems Design; Huiman-Automation Interaction; Cognitive Engineering; Human-in-the-Loop Testing; Computational Human Performance Modeling; Aerospace Engineering.
     
    CITIZENSHIP & LANGUAGES
    US citizen. English (native); French (professional)
     
    EDUCATION
    Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
    Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics (August 2013)
    • “Quantitative Assessment of Human-System Interaction on Lunar Landing Design” (Committee: Dr. Karen M. Feigh*, Dr. Robert D. Braun, Dr. Chirold Epp, Dr. Amy R. Pritchett, Dr. Nick Patrick)
     
    M.S. in Aerospace Engineering (August 2009)
    • “Analysis of Human-System Interaction for Landing Point Redesignation” (advised by Dr. Robert D. Braun, Dr. Karen M. Feigh)
     
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Post-Doctoral Researcher (January 2014 – January 2016)
    Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - SUPAERO (Toulouse, France)
    • Human Factors lead for Project Modern Taxiing (MoTa)
    • Assisting in design of new platform to improve taxiing operations for air traffic controllers
    • Designing human-subject validation tests for the new platform
    • Studying the effects of aging on hemodynamic activity in the prefrontal cortex in pilots
    • Experience with functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), electrocardiography (ECG), and eyetracking
     
    Graduate Research Assistant (August 2007 – July 2013)
    Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
    • Joint affiliation with the Cognitive Engineering Center and the Space Systems Design Laboratory
    • NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) Fellow in conjunction with NASA Johnson Space Center (2009-2012)
    • Quantifying impact of human-automation interaction on landing performance for crewed space systems
    • Modeling astronaut cognition and physiological reactions during lunar landing
    • Developed three human-in-the-loop (HIL) experiments to evaluate performance in simulated environments (two internal, one with NASA Astronaut Office)
    • Team member of preliminary Mars investigation of system-level impact of landing point designation 
     
    Graduate Student Researcher (Summers 2009, 2010, 2011)
    NASA Johnson Space Center (Houston, Texas, USA)
    • Assisted human-system interface development for the Autonomous Landing and Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT) project
    • Developed models of astronaut cognition strategies during lunar landing
    • Designed and implemented human-in-the-loop evaluation to observe crew performance in simulated landing scenario
    • Proposed multifunctional flight display designs to assist crew during site selection
     
    Guest Researcher (Summer 2010)
    Technische Universität München (Munich, Bavaria, Germany)
    • ThirdEye Camera Arm with the Institut für Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik 
    • Analyzed human subject experiment results to determine ThirdEye Camera system effectiveness
    • Designed human subject experiments for system validation
    • Developed software tools and hardware apparatus to measure human performance during capturing & docking
     
    Human-Systems Collaboration Intern (Summer 2006, 2008)
    The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
    • Human-Systems Collaboration modeling on the ALHAT project and for a Littoral Combat Ship (Summer 2008)
    • Refined task models accounting for crew decision-making and physical interaction with cockpit displays
    • Approximated task completion time, human tasking efficiency, and system resource use 
    • Systems architecture development of ALHAT (Summer 2006)
     
    Langley Research Summer Scholar (Summer 2007)
    NASA Langley Research Center (Hampton, Virginia, USA)
    • Developed supersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator mass estimation tool
    • Participated in Mars Architecture Working Group planning sessions for development of future Mars missions
     
    PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
    • Cognitia Newsletter Editor, HFES Cognitive Engineering & Decision Making (Oct 2013 – present)
    • Session chair, “Dynamic Decision Making”, HFES Annual Meeting 2015
    • Member of the Organizing Committee for the 2f-NIRS 2nd Annual Conference (2014-2015)
    • Reviewer for HFES Annual Meeting (2012 – present); Behaviour & Information Technology (2015), IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part A (2012 – 2014); Ergonomics (2014)
    • Judge, Spirit of Innovation Challenge in Aerospace & Aviation (2012 – present) 
     
    AWARDS
    • Georgia Space Grant Consortium (GSGC) graduate fellow, 2012
    • NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) Fellow, 2009, 2010, 2011
     
    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 
    Journals 
    • M.C. Canellas, K.M. Feigh, Z.K. Chua, “Accuracy and Effort of Decision Making Strategies with Incomplete Information: Implications for DSS Design”. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. Online since 01 May 2015. DOI: 10.1109/THMS.2015.2420575
    • M. Wilde, Z. Chua, A. Fleischner, “Effects of Multi-Vantage Point Systems on the Teleoperation of Spacecraft Docking”. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. Vol. 44, No. 2, p. 200-210, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/THMS.2013.2295298
     
    Conferences
    • Z.K. Chua, M. Causse, M. Cousy, F. Andre, “Modulating Workload for Air Traffic Controllers during Airport Ground Operations”. 2015 HFES Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, USA. 26-October 2015. 
    • Z.K. Chua, K.M. Feigh, “Cognitive Process Model of Astronaut Decision Making during Lunar Landing”. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2014 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA.

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