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    SUMMARY

    Well-rounded engineer and program manager with strong conceptual and analytical thinking capabilities. Skilled at maintaining cohesive interpersonal relationships and sensitivities to multi-cultural differences in leadership or team-member roles. Intellectually curious with proven track record in acquiring technical and business knowledge to ensure job success.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Spacecraft Bus:  Boeing 702 series (HP, MP and SP), Space System Loral 1300, Lockheed Martin A2100 and LM-700, Orbital LEOStar for Space Test Experiment Platform (STEP) and GEOStar-2, Thales series (SB3000 and SB4000), Astrium (Eurostar 3000), Melco DS2000, JHU/APL bus for New Horizons (spin or 3-axis stabilized body, high gain antenna, RTG), Jet Propulsion Lab bus for Miniature Seeker Technology Integration (MSTI), Spectrum Astro bus for MSTI, Ball Aerospace bus for Delta Star 181,TIROS-N bus for DMSP 5D2 and NOAA , Spectrum Astro bus for MSTI

    Government Satellites: JPSS, DMSP, NOAA, New Horizons, Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES), Relay Mirror Experiment (RME), Low-power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment (LACE), Spacecraft Charging At High Altitudes (SCATHA), Delta Star, MSTI, STEP

    Spacecraft Ground Systems: C3S Common Ground Systems (CGS), EPOCH Spacecraft Telemetry and Command, Integrated Test and Operations System (ITOS), Data Modernization System (DMS), COMET

    Satellite Communications Network: Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN), Deep Space Network (DSN), TDRSS, Hartebeesthoek (HBK), Gnangara, Fucino,

    Programming Languages: C, Perl, Fortran

    Software:  Analytical Graphics Systems Tool Kit (STK), GIPSY-OASIS, MATLAB, Squiggle, Pro/ENGINEER, Excel, Power Point, Project, Word, Visio, X-Tie, HP Openview, Remedy

    Operating Systems: UNIX, Linux, MS Windows, MS-DOS, Mac OS

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    SOC, Herndon, VA           1/17 – 6/17

    Network Systems Engineer – Contractor to Harris Corp, Greenbelt, MD

    Responsible for the Systems Engineering of NASA’s Exploration Mission 1.

    Provided satellite support and engineering expertise for HSF (Human Spaceflight) Visiting Vehicles.

     

    ZOOM TECHNICAL, Woburn, MA     4/16 – 10/16

    Systems Engineer - Contractor to Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg, CA

    Provided consulting work to Magellan Aerospace in the development and operations preparation of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) satellites.

    Wrote the documentation of the satellite subsystems.

    Tested and evaluated flight software and satellite subsystems functionalities.

     

    RAYTHEON, Riverdale, MD     7/14 – 3/16

    Ground Systems Engineer

    Member of the Mission Support Team (MST) for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program Common Ground System (CGS), a state-of-the-art ground station for the next generation of low earth orbiting environmental satellites.

    Responsible for understanding the CONOPS of the JPSS Command, Control and Communications Segment (C3S) to include Space/Ground links, Spacecraft, Ground Station support equipment, data transport systems, all ground software/hardware architecture and network interfaces, especially with the White Sands Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS).

    Developed test plans and procedures of software modules -Orbital Operations (OO), Mission Management (MM) and Enterprise Management (EM).

    Supported Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and Site Acceptance Test (SAT) plans.

    Participated in the development and review of Engineering Change Requests.

    Provided engineering support to the JPSS ground system at the Raytheon Riverdale location and later at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF) in Suitland, Maryland.

    Developed satellite Operations Products for new software Block Releases.

    Served as Mission Support Team interface for System Test development/execution.

     

    INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH SERVICES, Reston, VA     11/06 – 1/14

    Program Manager

    Developed the Technical Proposal and Statement of Work (SOW) contracts, which include launch service offerings and program schedule to support new business development for winning contract bids.

    Represented Programs and Operations on strategic business planning committee to identify non-traditional commercial and civil customers/missions for ILS launch capabilities.

    Conducted with the domestic and international commercial customers and Russia’s Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center (KhSC) for integrating satellites with the Proton Launch Vehicle.

    Provided assessments of the Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR) and Ground Operations Working Group (GOWG) for launch activities.

    Provided assessments to mission flight design, including the Proton rocket trajectory analysis.

    Provided assessments to Interface Requirements Document (IRD), compliance matrix and compatibility agreements.

    Developed and maintained the satellite/Proton rocket Interface Control Document (ICD).

    Formulated and responded to program Action Items.

    Provided on-site and remote integration support for spacecraft sine vibe and SC/payload adapter separation shock test preparation, execution, and data reviews.

    Interacted and planned with satellite manufacturers’ Mission Control and NORAD for launch and early orbit activities.

    Acted as Spacecraft Integration Manager of five programs (Inmarsat 4F3, SIRIUS-4, Astra-1L, JCSat-11 and AMC-14) by providing

    Evaluated the performance capabilities of the Proton Launch Vehicle against the competition (Arianne 5, Sea Launch, Land Launch, Atlas V and Falcon 9).

    Co-authored the current version of the Proton Mission Planner’s Guide Rev 7 (PMPG).

    Evaluated and purchased Systems Tool Kit (STK) for in-house analysis software tool.

    Trained new employees in the areas of mission operations and orbital analysis.

    Established and maintained strong relationships with all personnel – domestic and international customers, satellite manufacturers, vendors, insurance people and fellow employees.

    Represented the company in trade shows and conferences: Satellite 2007-2013 (booth duty), Munich Satellite Navigation Conference, National Space Symposium, Satellite Manufacturer User’s Conference, Washington Space Business Review and Proton Mission Planner’s Guide conference.

     

    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY/APPLIED PHYSICS LAB, Laurel, MD     5/05 – 11/06

    Mission Analyst

    The New Horizons Project spacecraft is a historic endeavor and a major focus of NASA for planetary exploration by making the first reconnaissance of Pluto, Charon and objects in the Kuiper Belt region beyond Neptune.

    Performed mission analysis in the areas of spacecraft subsystems, flight control and commanding using the Deep Space Network antennas.

    Developed, tested and amended operational telemetry pages, computer scripts and written procedures for satellite operation.

    Analyzed and evaluated spacecraft and instrument performances to identify potential problems, and prepared plans for resolution of problems.

    Resolved spacecraft and ground systems anomalies.

     

    GEOEYE, Dulles, VA     7/03 – 4/05           

    Lead Systems Engineer                                                

    Performed Flight Dynamics duties such as generation of space vehicle ephemeris from orbit estimation, ground plans, drag updates, database maintenance, satellite visibility, SGP4 generation, and anomaly resolution.

    Performed mission duties such as planning the satellite’s boundary windows for specified earth imaging and mission planning.

    Conducted spacecraft simulation tests to improve operational efficiencies, and validate flight software updates.

     

    SOFBLUE, Herndon, VA     8/00 – 5/03

    Vice President, Business Development & CTO

    Co-founder of this high tech start-up company specializing in providing total Bluetooth technology solutions in the wireless market arena. Full responsibility for developing, managing, and implementing all aspects of engineering and technology integration activities.

    Formulated a technology vision and devised long-term Bluetooth and other wireless technology strategies.

    Managed, planned, and drove the entire product development process.

    Formed strategic alliances and partnerships with silicon vendors, application providers, and software vendors worldwide.

    Performed analyses of the Bluetooth wireless market segment, competing and complementary technologies, competing companies, and global regions for entry.

    Managed delivery of training courses on Bluetooth in partnership with HP.

    Delivered the Protocol Stack and the prototype stages of the MP3 Player, USB Adapter & Headset on-time and within budget.

    Conceptualized new Bluetooth products by analyzing corporate and consumer trends.

    Presented Sofblue’s business plan and products to potential investors, such as venture capitalists, angel investors and wireless companies for funding.

    Established and maintained strong relationships with our clients.

     

    ENERGOTECH LLC, Arlington, VA     8/00 – 8/01

    Lead Systems Engineer

    Member of DoD’s Solid Rocket Motor Disposition in Russia Program (SRMDRP) team to design and build a facility for the disposal of over 900 rocket motors safely into the environment via contained burn.

    Identified and resolved technical issues with the Integrated Program Team (IPT) leads to ensure that specifications are met.

    Traced specification requirements from systems level to segment level to element level using X-Tie software.

    Performed and reviewed Trade Studies, Feasibility Studies, ICDs, TEMPS, and Design Basis/Design Criteria for accuracies and completeness.

     

    MOTOROLA, Leesburg, VA     4/97 – 7/00

    (Iridium Satellite Network Operation Center)                    

    Network Operations Engineer

    Interacted with personnel from 12 international gateways, identified anomalous nodes and resolutions to ensure continuous service availability.

    Performed analysis and control of the Iridium constellation voice and messaging network.

    Administered maintenance and software upgrades to gateways using FTP and Remedy ticket system.

    Determined anomalous nodes within the network by utilizing pinging of IP addresses and traceroute.

     

    Satellite Analyst

    Performed real-time command and control, health and safety analysis, and anomaly resolution.

    Evaluated, tested and uploaded series of payload software to the Iridium satellites.

    Ensured operational mode of satellites by maintenance and troubleshooting anomalous conditions.

     

    Orbit Analyst

    Evaluated the readiness of satellites for launch, early orbit, and on-orbit operations.

    Performed analysis of tracking and telemetry data to determine satellite location and status of satellite subsystems.

    Generated data for real-time satellite contact planning from orbit estimation that was used by Mission Planners to schedule events.

    Planned orbit adjusts and attitude maneuvers to maintain satellite position in the control box and orientation in space.

    Evaluated and proposed in-house software for enhancements of existing orbit analysis system.

     

    LOCKHEED MARTIN, Sunnyvale, CA & East Windsor, NJ      8/87 – 3/97                   

    Lead Systems Engineer - Satellite Operations                                                                                   

    Led a group of engineers that performed orbital analysis on 20+ DoD and NASA satellites, including NOAA, DMSP and BMDO satellites.

    Coordinated planning for satellite missions with team members and customers, according to the Mission Operations Plan and Flight Operations Plan.

    Presented status reports, fielded questions, recommended solutions, and proposed enhancements to customers and senior management.

    Managed projects for trending analysis, efficiency analysis, and evaluation of integrating Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software packages to existing systems.

    Wrote, amended, and implemented operations procedures and specifications to meet dynamic mission requirements.

    Planned orbit adjusts and attitude maneuvers that maintained satellite position and orientation in space.

    Designed orbital anomalies for rehearsals and exercises of future launches.

    Wrote customized software for trending analysis of orbit and subsystems data.

    Evaluated job performances of employees and recommended task assignments, promotions, raises, and bonuses.

    Trained engineering staff to execute orbital analysis, software, and satellite vehicle specific procedures.

    Established and maintained good working relationships with customers and team members.

     

    EDUCATION

    Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering

    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA        

                                   

    Certificate, Telecommunications Engineering

    University of California, Berkeley Extension

     

    Certificate, Project Management & Supervisory Program

    Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, CA


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