16 years of experience covering all phases of spacecraft operations from factory test to end of life disposal. Roles included test director, rehearsal engineer, simulation engineer, spacecraft controller, ACS engineer, orbit analyst, ground software regression test team lead, and spacecraft command scripts development team lead. Supported 5 transfer orbit / in orbit test missions, and 11 on orbit operational satellites.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems @ Sunnyvale, CA July 2007 – Present
Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) – 4 geosynchronous communications satellites
• Spacecraft Command Script Development Team Lead: Led team (~10) that wrote, reviewed, and tested the OS/COMET satellite commanding scripts that execute normal operations and contingency procedures (200 per satellite). Also, led small team (1-3) to develop transfer orbit and in orbit test commanding scripts.
• Test Director: Led shifts of factory compatibility testing between spacecraft in factory and operational satellite operations center, including commanding and telemetry key verification
• Rehearsal Engineer: Planned rehearsal timelines and anomalies. Ran team through simulated operations including anomalies. Evaluated team performance.
• System Engineer: Wrote, peer reviewed, PERB, and delivered CDRL documents
• Simulation Engineer: Created, tested, and ran simulations using custom simulation software
• Spacecraft Controller: Ran in orbit test satellite operations
General Dynamics – Naval Satellite Operations Center @ Pt Mugu, CA Jan 2001 – July 2007
Ultra High Frequency Follow-On (UFO) – 11 geosynchronous communications satellites
• Spacecraft Controller: Planned and ran routine operations on a constellation of 11 geosynchronous multi-band communications satellites and 1 EHF payload hosted in a Molniya orbit. Recovered from anomalies. Executed one transfer orbit / in orbit test mission
• ACS: Analyzed telemetry. Compiled quarterly reports. Supported anomaly recoveries
• Orbit Analyst: Determined orbits. Planned maneuvers for longitude, eccentricity, & inclination control, relocation, collision avoidance, and end of life
• Ground System Regression Test Team Lead: Led team (~6) regression testing satellite operations ground system software
C, C++, FORTRAN, Perl, Scheme/LISP, UNIX, VMX/VAX, Visual Basic, HTML, OS/COMET CCL, Clearcase, and Clearquest.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, May 1996 AE GPA: 3.74/4
Minor in Computer Science, May 1996 CS GPA: 3.39/4
LM: MUOS Program Employee of the Month (x2)
o June 2013: Developed a commanding script for a rapid recovery from CPU SEU.
o July 2008: Developed a relocation maneuver commanding script.
Program Quarterly Award for Teamwork (x6), IISME Certificate of Appreciation (x2)
GD: Teamwork Awards (x3), Stellar Awards (x1), and Excellence Awards (x2) for anomaly recovery, training, and launch
Dean’s List (x3)
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