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     Date Submitted:09-11-2015
     Last Modified:11-12-2016 (08:10)
    Job information
     Current job:Independent Contractor Consultant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSystems Integration, Flight Operations, Manufacturing, Research and Development, CAD, CREO, Requirements Management, Risk Management, Conceptual Design, SEIT, DOORS, CORE, STK, CATIA, Solidworks, MATLAB LabVIEW, Design reviews, Presentation, oral communic
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    Aerospace Systems Engineer

    Summary
    Extensive experience developing various spaceflight missions, systems, and technologies for NASA and private enterprise.

    Experience
    Independent Contractor Consultant at BlueGimbal
    September 2013 - Present (3 years 4 months)
    Conceived, Simulated, and verified multiple mission orbits in STK for radio telescopes using naturally reflective craters on Ceres and sun synchronous small satellites on earth.
    Specified, designed, built, tested, and verified a lifter for a lunar space elevator
    Conceived and developed optical 3D “inside-out” wireless positioning system for mobile devices including the Samsung Gear VR.
    • Successfully built, tested, and filed the patent application for the technology.
    • Created multiple iOS and Android VR Headsets since 2013 with unique features, particularly the Evolo VR headset for the Samsung Note 4.
    • Established partnerships and garnered quotes from multiple domestic and international suppliers in order to ship the Evolo VR headset to consumers before the commercial launch of the Gear VR in December 2014.
    • Collaborated with suppliers to maximize producibility of injection molded parts.
    • Engaged and contracted outside marketing firm to promote Evolo.
    Laser scanners for capturing 3D content are expensive, generally, and typically tied to a desktop computer or dedicated mobile equipment. Because of the high cost of available laser scanners, I:
    •Conceived and built a laser scanner using low cost laser module, mobile device, and custom software, and 3D printed plastic structure.
    •Established relationships with hardware developers and manufacturers to mature, apply, and manufacture the technology
    The smartphone 3D display technology market is in it’s infancy. Opportunities with Autostereoscopy, 3DTVs, and VR headsets all offer promising opportunities in underserved markets. Perceiving the vacuum of applications for these opportunities, I:
    •Created the software to display dynamically generated two-camera 3D content for output to a 3DTV, for use in a VR headset, or rendered for an Autostereoscopic display. This software proves the concepts for a myriad of commercial applications.

    Founder at Vote for Space
    February 2016 - November 2016 (10 months)
    Vote for Space is "Activating Space Advocacy" by opening a channel between the community of space supporters and the legislators who influence the fate of our nation's space activities. Vote for Space also opens a new channel between corporation who stand to gain from legislative activities to the community who
    can influence the legislators beyond their districts and across the nation.
    The innovative "Mission Control" community technology at voteforspace.com simultaneously connects the community, prompted them to take action, invites fundraising, and records knowledge and opinion in context.

    Mechanical Systems Design & Analysis Engineer at Boeing Defence Systems
    December 2010 - August 2014 (3 years 9 months)
    •Optimized trajectories for the SLS heavy lift rocket; based on mass, and thrust, target orbit, aerodynamic data, etc.
    •Manipulated internal and NASA trajectory data with MATLAB to tease out trends and design-to environments.
    •Define ground and launch vehicle interfaces and integration concept for the NASA's funded Cryogenic Propellant Storage and Transfer Demonstration Mission
    •lead, planned, and conducted internally funded research and development
    •Generate configuration concepts and socialize them with the customer
    •Sole inventor and principal investigator for patent pending space power & propulsion nuclear reactor that produces its own nuclear fuel by irradiating otherwise benign (and safely launched) materials with an compact onboard particle accelerator
    •Assemble and lead team w/ Boeing Research & Technology, Linac Systems, Ohio State University, and Ohio Aerospace Institute to write a proposals to NASA's NIAC solicitation and the DOE's 2012 SBIR solicitation to establish feasibility of my patent pending nuclear fuel production technology Space Station Logistics

    Engineer at Boeing Defence Systems
    May 2008 - January 2011 (2 years 9 months)
    •Operate the International Space Station Logistics and Maintenance console daily in Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center
    •Review and correct procedures for astronauts to maintain and replace environmental control and life support system hardware
    •Physically inspect discrepant ISS hardware at JSC and KSC and implement repair plan
    •Resolve configuration & delivery problems of hardware between suppliers, Boeing, & NASA’s next level integrator
    •Verify physical fit of Russian manufactured Waste and Hygiene Compartment (the toilet) at the JSC Mockup Facility
    •Respond to astronaut’s questions at hardware bench review regarding configuration and installation of flight hardware
    •Define Boeing’s CCDev programs Level 0 requirements for our commercial manned space capsule
    •Generate redlines and recommendations at design reviews for new life support system hardware

    Manufacturing Engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplanes
    May 2007 - May 2008 (1 year 1 month)
    •Led 8 engineers at workshop defining requirements and initial design of an innovative armrest to solve stakeholders’ issues
    •Designed, manufactured, and deployed to technicians a tool to verify FAA seat envelope exit impingement requirement
    •Represented Boeing to multiple suppliers while gathering performance and production capability data in order to improve a design solution minimizing total operating cost
    •Daily resolution of problems on the 737 production floor regarding installation of the interior hardware
    •Revised technician work instructions for seat installation for new 737 configurations
    •Designed, prototyped, and tested improved exit door armrest to reduce manufacturing and maintenance costs
    •Coded real-time online visual reporting of supplier design engineering data exchange reducing late data submittals by 40%
    •Performed photogrametry on 737 interiors to model 3D tolerances and correct hardware installation envelope requirements so that we conformed to FAA requirements without rework

    Teaching Assistant at BYU School of Engineering
    January 2007 - May 2007 (5 months)
    •Operated and maintained highly automated robotics and automation equipment in multi-million dollar lab
    •Instructed students on operation of instrumentation, robotic programming, hydraulics, and PLC
    •Evaluated lab reports and provided feedback and mentoring

    Chairman at Society of Manufacturing Engineers
    April 2006 - April 2007 (1 year 1 month)
    •Elected by peers to lead student engineering organization, preside at board and chapter events and coordinate activities with local professional chapters
    •Organized and executed various events to promote awareness and increase membership
    •Formulated and executed plan with board members and delegates to increase membership, provide professional education and encourage networking among members

    Global Manufacturing Developer at Brigham Young University
    May 2006 - August 2006 (4 months)
    •Conceived and implemented research model (based on interviews with manufacturers on 3 continents) that yielded a 68-category decision matrix for outsourcing strategies.
    •Integrated World Bank data for 150 countries with user-defined parameters with resulting graphs and reports defining advantages and disadvantages of various strategies
    •Leveraged RFQ’s from American companies seeking to source in Eastern Europe. Developed outsourcing opportunities with business leaders in US, Japan, China, Serbia and Croatia

    Engineering Assistant at Fast Fill Systems
    November 2005 - May 2006 (7 months)
    •Conceptualized and led full time staff effort to identify problems with faulty check valve and design new parts using Cp analysis, competitive benchmarking, and prototype DFMA
    •Redesigned company’s flagship nozzle product to exceed performance of all other industry nozzles through innovative and original design

    Product Design Team Member at CompleteSpeech
    August 2005 - May 2006 (10 months)
    •Redesign outdated commercial speech pathology diagnostic instrument on multidisciplinary team
    •Led concept generation, requirements definition, product design, prototyping, and requirements verification
    •Evaluated materials' compliance to requirements
    •Analyzed alternative instrumentation configurations with LABVIEW.
    •Wrote user manual.
    •Chosen by teammates to present to sponsors and business partners.

    Shipping and Receiving Coordinator at Brigham Young University, Especially for Youth
    January 2005 - August 2005 (8 months)
    •Led all inventory control and logistics for nation-wide program of summer camps with over 40,000 participants.
    •Arranged and scheduled supply delivery dates, quantities and warehouse layouts.
    •Managed audiovisual hardware and planning, including counselor training and writing field manuals for equipment.
    •Took innovative and cost reducing idea from concept through pilot to standardized procedure that removed dependency on outside vendors by purchasing specialized DJ equipment and providing usage training to staff.

    Test Scores
    GRE
    October 2009 Score:650/770
    Skills & Expertise
    Systems Engineering
    Engineering
    Space Systems
    Lean Manufacturing
    Pro Engineer
    Catia
    Program Management
    Aerospace
    Manufacturing
    CAD
    Matlab
    Integration
    Project Management
    Solidworks
    Leadership
    Concept Generation
    Business Intelligence
    Unigraphics
    GD&T
    Change Management
    Operations
    Data Visualization
    Customer Presentations
    Proposal Generation
    Change Leadership
    Brazilian Portuguese
    Manufacturing Engineering
    Spacecraft Design
    Strategy
    Analysis
    Proposal Writing
    Management
    Strategic Planning
    Virtual Reality
    Sensors
    3D Scanning
    Operations Management
    Rapid Prototyping
    Embedded Systems
    Linux
    Raspberry Pi
    Arduino
    Product Management
    Remote Sensing
    Hyperspectral Imaging
    Infrared Thermal Imaging
    Autodesk Inventor
    Kinect
    OpenCV
    PCL

    Education
    University of Southern California
    Masters, Astronautical Engineering, 2009 - 2011
    Activities and Societies: Propulsion, power systems, remote sensing, structural strength and materials, spacecraft and satellite design, engineering analysis, orbital mechanics, space environment.
    Stevens Institute of Technology
    Graduate Certificate, Space Systems Engineering, 2008 - 2009
    Brigham Young University
    BS, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, 2001 - 2007
    Activities and Societies: Chairman: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
    Highland Park High School
    Languages
    English (Native or bilingual proficiency)
    Portuguese (Full professional proficiency)
    Volunteer Experience
    Missionary at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    November 2002 - November 2004
    Certifications
    STK
    AGI December 2015

     


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