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     Date Submitted:19-11-2015
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     Current job:Satellite Mission Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     Keywordssimulation, software test, systems engineering, mission operations
    CV

    Aerospace Engineer

    Experienced as an engineer in premier research and development organizations.

    TechnicalManagement ·Team Building·Systems Engineering ·Spaceflight Simulation & Modeling

    Technical Education & Training ·Multidisciplinary Teams ·Technical Communication ·Software Testing

     


    Security Clearance

    Top Secret/SCI, 2011

    COMSEC trained & approved

    Relevant Experience

     

    Space Test & Engineering Contract 09—New Mexico                                     2011-Present

    The organization is the Air Force’s leading operations center for flying Research, Development, Test & Engineering spaceflight missions.

    Mission Engineer, 2011-Present (2011-2012 Harris-Caprock, 2012-Present Linquest)

    Provided mission planning, procedure development, engineering support and software test for the TacSat-3. Coriolis, RadCal, STPSat-2, STPSat-3 and C/NOFS spacecraft

    · Performed daily mission planning, anomaly resolution, satellite realtime commanding, and ground system PERL scripting to maximize TacSat-3 science return in late Operational phase and End-of-Life experiment hases of the mission.  Performed STK simulations to determine optimized use of TacSat-3 during the final months of its lifetime.

    · Undertook operational acceptance testing of the Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Center (MMSOC) ground system, including Horizon mission management software.  Tested successful port of TacSat-3 to MMSOC and supported integration of MMSOC with STPSat-3 spacecraft.  Tested for Information Assurance patching, mission planning / deconfliction tools, and automated telemetry recording and error reporting tools.

    · Led STEC testing of PAPSAT software during port from SPARC to x86 architecture.  Identified software discrepancies and developed procedures to implement automated scheduling software and train STEC mission planners in its use.

    · Transitioned Coriolis to successful operations by Naval Research Laboratory.

    · Performed mission planning and contributed to anomaly resolution for RadCal spacecraft.  Successfully decommissioned spacecraft after 20 year mission.

    · Wrote procedures, tested software, rehearsed mission operations and successfully executed the STPSat-3 Launch & Early Orbit campaign.  Worked shifts during on-schedule L&EO campaign which verified five payloads over 30 days.

     

    Air Force Research Laboratory—New Mexico                                    2005-2009

    The organization is the Air Force’s premier research and development organization charged with developing technologies for prototypes of strategic and tactical military space systems.

    Air Force Captain & Systems Engineer, 2005-2009

    Provided leadership to an eight-member team in systems engineering tasks for the $75M TacSat-3 space experiment program.  Designed mission parameters to optimize limited experimental time.  Managed configuration control across 20+ Department of Defense and international teams.  Established operational procedures for TacSat-3 missions.  Administered schedule and documentation for secondary spacecraft payloads.  Monitored and assisted critical integration & test operations including spacecraft lifting and component thermal vacuum testing.

    · Analyzed spacecraft availability through precise determination of optimal altitude & inclination to increase the spacecraft’s image collections by a factor of sixteen, disseminating data to the warfighter in minutes while extending on-orbit lifetime by 50%.

    · Achieved Air Force Materiel Command accreditation for the $1.5M ground station to ensure secure command & control for the warfighter.

    · Steered the Space Plug & Play Avionics Experiment to flight-certify revolutionary plug & play technologies, directed interface control document and vibration test plan development to reduce spacecraft integration & test time to less than one week.

    · Spearheaded the Satellite Communications Payload to increase maritime situational awareness with near-real-time theater response.

    · Calculated a complex window for spacecraft launch & orbit insertion, minimizing the probability of a $30K daily launch slip and preventing damage to the spacecraft imager.

    · Co-developed requirements and found solution for virtual mission tasking software, leveraging an existing program and saving $1M

    · Edited launch mission requirements to eliminate confusion and provided same-day response to questions from launch vehicle vendors, saving $50M.

     

    ArgonneNational Laboratory—Illinois                                     2002

    The organization stands at the forefront of the Department of Energy’s investigation and implementation of new solutions to America’s Energy Technology needs.

    Student Summer Research Intern, 2002

    Continued research into candidate hip replacement materials

    ·Designed and conducted experiments on ceramic, polymer, metallic, and carbon-coated hip replacement materials in a linear wear test machine.

    ·Utilized microscopy to quantify wear volume and determine lifetime of candidate materials.

     

    Education

     

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University                       B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, 2005

    ·Minors in International Relations & Mathematics

    ·Nine credit hours in general physics, including quantum mechanics and optics

    ·Six credit hours in the following fields: aircraft structures, aerodynamics, electrical engineering

    ·Three credit hours in the following fields: control systems, turbine & rocket propulsion, materials, space mechanics, spaceflight attitude dynamics and control, technical report writing

    ·Preliminary design project: air-launched orbital vehicle utilizing hybrid rocket propulsion

    ·Detailed design project: microsatellite launch vehicle

    ·Laboratory experience with subsonic wind tunnel

    ·Graduated with GPA 4.0/4.0.

     

    Universityof New Mexico                              Secondary Education License, 2010

    ·Twenty-one credit hours in education

     

    Universityof New Mexico                         MS Mechanical Engineering, Expected 2015

    ·Twenty-eight credit hours in spaceflight attitude dynamics & control, small satellite design, space situational awareness, stochastic modeling, and other engineering & mathematics disciplines

     


    Team and Personal Awards

    AFRL International Team Award, 2007

    Summa Cum Laude graduate, ERAU class of 2005

    Valedictorian, Lockport Township High School

    Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

    Who’s Who Among College Students

    National Dean’s List

     


    Publications

    ·“One Last Haul” [Short Story.] Return to Luna, Eric T. Reynolds (ed.,) 2008

    ·“ResCon: Conceptual Design for a Responsive Space Constellation.” Proceedings of the 8th Annual Responsive Space Conference.  RS8-2010-1006

     


    Professional Memberships

    Sigma Gamma Tau aerospace engineering honor society


    Software Skills

    Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint (all versions through 2013) inc. MS Project & MS Visio

    Proficient in Debian & Ubuntu Linux

    Experience in Systems Tool Kit (STK,) Orbit Determination Toolkit (ODTK,) MSC NASTRAN, MatLab, PERL,  Pro/Engineer, Visual C, RedHat Enterprise Linux, SuSE Linux Enterprise, Maple, FreeFlyer

     


    Professional Certifications, Workshops & Military Education

    DoD Level I Acquisition Professional Development Program

    USAF Air & Space Basic Course, 12/2005

    National Youth Leadership Forum on Defense, Intelligence, and Diplomacy, 2/2000


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