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     Date Submitted:26-05-2016
     Last Modified:26-05-2016 (07:17)
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     Current job:Remote Sensor Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Space Tourism
     Keywordssmall sat, satellite, engineer, astronautical, testing, systems, design, research, payload, structures, Matlab, solidworks, STK
    CV

    Summary

    Aerospace Engineer with experience in project oriented design for Cubesats and professional experience in the US Navy as an Electronics Technician working with telecommunications. Seeking position  within the space industry to develop space industries. Experience using Matlab for data analysis, multidisciplinary projects in club activities, and experimental analysis in campus aerodynamic laboratory facilities.

     

    Education

    Bachelors Science in Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics concentration

    Ira A.  Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University

    Graduated: May 2016

    GPA: 3.2

     

    Skills

    Tools: •Matlab •SolidWorks •Python •MS Excel •Electronics Test Equipment

    Knowledge: •Aerodynamics •Space Vehicle Dynamics •Communications Systems •Cubesat Design •Technical Writing •System Troubleshooting •Applied Experimental Statistics

     

    Projects

    Sun Devil Satellite Lab (SDSL): NASA 2015 Undergraduate Science Instrument Proposal (USIP) Competition Systems Engineer. [SDSL Awarded Phase I approval]

    Jun 2015- Present

    Developed the 3U Cubesat model within SolidWorks for subsystem layout to verify volume management and identify initial interfacing conflicts between structure and each subsystem component

    Development of USIP Science payload architecture for the FLIR Tau 2 640 IR camera and 100mm lens for a 3U cubesat bus, including interface management and structural interface fixture design.

     

    Space Systems Design: Capstone- Design and develop an inspection satellite as a hosted payload to inspects spacecraft in near Earth orbit.

    Aug 2015- May 2016

    Conducted special engineering investigation of close proximity operations satellite missions and satellite mission failures to inform mission and engineering requirements development

    Designing payload architecture to ensure visual and infrared data collection of a target satellite to discern status, possible faults, and collect information critical to target repair or maintenance

    Developing requirements and flow down for the mission from assignment prompt to develop an orbital inspection satellite to establish visual contact with nonresponsive or derelict satellites

    Designing optical payload based on mission requirements to capture specific resolution features in both visual and IR EM spectrums, along with visual feedback for GNC operations

     

    Engineering System & Experimental Problem Solving: Using Python to program a Scribbler Using a Fluke II acquire, chase, and follow a target.

    Aug 2015- Dec 2015

    Programmed a simulated obstacle course within Calico Myro python/robotics interfacing environment to test developed search and motion code

    Programmed a robust target tracking scheme using the “blob” command in Myro to include target acquisition, target approach, and follow

    Conducted testing and debugging of final code with aggregated code from multiple group members to adjust target reacquisition, blob detection parameters, course correction, and various translation speed adjustments

     

    Sun Devil Satellite Lab (SDSL): 2015 CanSat Competition to design and build a canisterized rotor descent science vehicle.

    Aug 2014-Jun 2015

    Developed the Descent Control System (DCS) configuration through design, prototyping, testing, evaluation and validation phases to interface with the science vehicle payload

    Constructed the Descent Control System (DCS) structure and skin to include additively manufactured ribs, carbon fiber spars and MonoKote wing cover as a deployable rotor system

    Designed the preliminary structural for initial science vehicle structure for configuration modeling, mass analysis, and material selection trade study using SolidWorks

     

    Lab Experience

    High Speed Aerodynamics- “Design Your Own” Lab: Designed and conducted an analysis of the ASU wind tunnel force gage.

    Jan 2015- May 2015

    Identified erroneous data from wind tunnel force gauge by comparing low speed wind tunnel drag polar to know drag polar for the NACA 0012 airfoil

    Developed a method of testing force gauge in order to identify known measurement conditions for possible calibration methods

    Conducted testing on force gauge and compared results to previous calibrations data, and original manufacturer's calibration data to identify an internal deformation causing inter axis coupling errors

     

    High Speed Aerodynamics- Transonic Flow Lab: Flow analysis of the transonic regime using small perturbation theory in a simulated environment using Matlab.

    Jan 2015- May 2015

    Coded a computational flow analysis for transonic flow regime over a selection of airfoils using small perturbation theory within Matlab

    Modeled NACA 0012 airfoil and a NASA Langley Whitcomb 11% thick super critical airfoil within transonic flow to observe the advantages of a supercritical airfoil to delay drag divergence

     

    Work Experience

    ASU Remote Sensor Lab Group

    Tempe, AZ

    Jan 2016- Present             

     Research Assistant- Sensor Design, Prototyping, and Building

    Background research current LIDAR wind sensor and readily available “off the shelf” LIDAR technology to design and prototype a low cost laser range finder

    Developing a prototype laser rangefinder using a Raspberry Pi for the purpose of designing a low cost LIDAR

     

    ASU Teaching Assistant

    Tempe, AZ

            Jan 2016- May 2016

     Thermofluids TA- assisted in class preparation and curriculum development

    Led weekly recitations to cover course topics using examples and discussion to explore current course concepts

    Held weekly office hours to provide one-on-one assistance on homework, test preparation, and class material

    Developed in class quizzes to deliver quick feedback to the professor on course concept understanding

     

    ASU Private Tutor

    Tempe, AZ

             Jan 2016-May 2016             

     Thermofluids Tutor- Conducted private tutoring to assist a disabled student flourish

    Developed a condensed review of key concepts, definitions, and equations to review course concepts through repetition

    Provided guided discussion for homework and practice exams to allow for effective learning without providing solutions.

     

    Metal Craft

    Tempe, AZ

            Aug 2012-Sep 2013             

      Internship- Aerospace component fabrication shop processes and facility maintenance

    Organized facility materials including; in-processing, collated storage facilities, and recycled metals.

    Maintained shop’s mills, lathes, and CNC equipment by managing coolant and lubricant levels, clearing recycle materials, and setting up and tearing down operational fixtures.

    Review of drawings for feature cataloging using InspectionXpert software.

     

    United States Navy

    Sasebo, Japan/San Diego, CA

    Jan 2003-Jan 2009

      Electronics Technician- HF and UHF radio technician  

    Responsible for 30 UHF radios for LOS and SAT communications involving troubleshooting, maintenance, insulation, repair of radios and associated equipment (including antennas, remote amps, and handsets)

    Regularly used oscilloscopes, voltmeters, signal generators, power supplies, and dummy loads in maintenance and troubleshoot of radio sets

    Handled division equipment supply orders by coordinating with ship’s supply division and combat systems to facilitate placement part purchasing

     

    Current Activities: •System Tool Kit certification •edX ANSYS Simulation software course •SDSL Pheonix Cubesat •Remote Sensor Research Group


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