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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:28:56 +0000
Shanahan on space reorganization: “We’re going to find the best way. There will be some hammering and arm wresting. " SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:12:29 +0000
Gen. Jay Raymond: “There’s an explosion of things happening in the commercial industry. We want to capitalize on that." SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:17:39 +0000
Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:39:09 +0000
Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:11:48 +0000
Wilson suggested her proposal is only the opening salvo. “I expect there will be a lot of discussion about how to implement the president’s vision.” SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:14:02 +0000
Melanie Stricklan, Slingshot Aerospace: “We see a big need for SSA solutions, not just in the military but also in academia and in satellite owners and operators." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:01:02 +0000
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s Space Force proposal dropped on the first day of the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber symposium, and it took the community by storm. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:00:33 +0000
The Air Force’s advocacy group, the Air Force Association, is taking off the gloves and pointedly voicing opposition to separating space out of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:12:29 +0000
Three months after its inaugural meeting, the advisory group supporting the National Space Council is working to organize itself and identify topics for study while preparing for its next full meeting. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:40:17 +0000
AFA: "Standing up a separate space bureaucracy amplifies the problem by driving more money to a headquarters function, not space operations. " SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:04:32 +0000
SpaceX announced Sept. 17 that a Japanese billionaire will be paying an undisclosed but significant sum to buy a flight of the company’s next-generation rocket for a flight around the moon carrying a group of artists. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:00:54 +0000
Airline customers are well aware of the financial troubles plaguing satellite-enabled inflight connectivity providers. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:18:08 +0000
Shotwell: “Failure is bad. But failure while you’re trying and you’re testing is not terrible. You’re learning from it.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:25:27 +0000
Ten years after then-U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne called for maximizing use of secondary payload adapters to launch small satellites on large rockets, the Air Force, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together to make that happen. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:16:24 +0000
As the military sometimes must operate in contested environments, they will need more resilient communications system to overcome any intentional interference. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:39:33 +0000
Satellite operators Yahsat of the United Arab Emirates, Brazil's Star One and Bermuda-based ABS are moving into new markets in Latin America and around the world, according to speakers at the World Satellite Business Week conference here Sept. 10. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:09:14 +0000
The launch, India’ first in five months, highlighted the United Kingdom’s desire to bolster trade with India as well as India’s desire to further commercialize production of the PLSV, a rocket often used for smallsat missions. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:16:26 +0000
Wilson: “This proposal establishes a clear mission, directly related to the strategic problem we are trying to solve." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:20:04 +0000
As it completes a lunar lander scheduled for launch late this year, an Israeli company says it’s looking for opportunities to do similar future spacecraft to tap into the growing demand for lunar missions. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:38:07 +0000
One of the two commercial GEO satellite contracts Space Systems Loral announced this year now appears in doubt following Israel's announcement that Amos-8 will be built domestically. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:07-06-2016
     Last Modified:07-06-2016 (04:41)
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     Current job:Independent Consultant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsMechanical and electrical systems Project development and planning Project scheduling and budgeting FMEA, PFMEA, Failure analysis Human factors & MIL-STD-1472 design Experiment design and execution Risk assessment Vendor management Systems developm
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    Experience
    Design Engineer - Contractor at Thinkpath Engineering for General Dynamics (2014-2015)

    Lead teams through six major projects under-budget and on time
    Designed, modelled & analyzed hull & armor sub-systems & assemblies
    Lead across Integrated Project Team (IPT) for cross-design requirements
    Thermal, Structural, Material and Failure/Fatigue analysis for designs
    Heavy Siemens NX (Unigraphics) utilization for design & analysis


    Independent Consultant –  Continuum Aerospace (2010-current)

    Heavy CATIA utilization for design/drafting/testing of rocket propulsion
    Liaison between engineering, assembly and integration teams
    Wrote test plans and requests to support testing, assembly & other tasks
    Experience with design review processes (Passport/Tollgate/Six Sigma)

     

    Aerospace design engineer –  Pratt & Whitney Canada (2010-2014)
    Completed over 70 new components, assembles and strategies
    Conducted experimental research for 4 different engine families
    Performed design optimization across all engine families
    Custodian for lessons learned, export control and best practices documents
    Created tailored training programs for future hires based on my experience

    Major projects worked:
    Design, integration and test for new fuel nozzle rig for new turbofan engine
    Systems design, integration and testing for new fuel manifold
    Performed RRCA, FMEA & fault tree and resolved major engine problem
    Performed deep-market collaboration with twelve new suppliers
    Designed new oil pressure system to solve smoke in cabin ($385,000 saved)
    Seal puller tool that resolved component field damage ($11 million saved)
    New combustor components using MIM technology ($3 million reduction)
    Monitored systems data for assembly fidelity ($6 million saved)

    Software Experience
    CATIA,  Siemens Unigraphics (NX),  Solidworks, Enovia, VPM, Matlab, Simulink, Microsoft Office, SAP, ERP, GIMP2, Microsoft Visual Studio, AutoCad, Microsoft Access

    Engineering & Technical Skills
    Turbomachinery aerodynamics, Vibration and shock environment design, Subsystem transitioning and mixing, FMEA, PFMEA, Failure analysis,
    Human factors & MIL-STD-1472 design, Experiment design and execution,
    Adaptive design, including MIL-STD-810, Effective liaison with customers/clients, Systems development and integration CFD and thermal analysis, FEA & FMEA analysis, DT & NDT for components, assemblies


    Education
    Masters - Aeronautical Science – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL (2012)
    Dual specialization: Aeronautics and Space studies
    Thesis: Comparison of mission systems for manned Mars program

    Bachelors - Aerospace Engineering – Ryerson University, Toronto, ON (2008)
    Specialization: Spacecraft systems engineering
    Thesis/project: Mars autonomous in-situ nutrition cultivation payload


    Independent R&D activities
    Design
    Test, operations and ground support hardware for rocket engine
    Systems testing procedures for rocket engine
    Spacecraft computer systems redundancy and FEA(Catia/MatLab)
    Model of the earth’s atmosphere to 100 km (MatLab)
    Universal solar trajectory calculator (MatLab)
    Portable modern replica of the Enigma cryptographic machine (Catia) Gas generator design and stress analysis (Catia)
    Rocket engine ignitor plate and casing (Catia)
    Rail transportation systems and fault analysis modelling (Catia)

    Documentary
    Self-made documentary on the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey

    Conferences
    Canadian Space Commerce Association conference, 2014 (Assoc. Program Manager)
    The Path to Mars – Canadian Space Summit Conference, Calgary, AB (2012) The Space Shuttle – Canadian Engineering Competition, Ottawa, ON (2008)
    Mobile phone systems – Ontario Engineering Competition, Toronto, ON (2008)


    Awards
    2013 – Outstanding support in resolution of combustor field problem (P&WC)
    2012 – Exceptional teamwork in EH&S (P&WC)
    2012 – Dean’s List (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
    2010 – Dean’s List (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
    2008 – Silver Medal in Engineering Communication (Ontario Engineering Competition)


    Extracurricular activities
    YouTube video channel – Spaceflight Science (Spaceflight educational videos) Numismatist and Philatelist
    Cartographer and astronomer
    Rock-climber, soccer goal-keeper and ice-skater


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