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.
• 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
RAYTHEON, Riverdale, MD 7/14 – 1/16 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).
• Provide 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.
• Develop satellite Operations Products for new software Block Releases.
• Serve 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 Technical Interface Meetings (TIMs) 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 integration/engineering support of satellite-to-launch vehicle integration activities.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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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