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     Date Submitted:22-06-2016
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     Current job:Flight Dynamics Engineer, PhD
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     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     Keywordsflight dynamics
    CV

    1. PERSONAL INFORMATION

    NATIONALITY:

    Irish

    MARITAL STATUS:

    Married

    DATE OF BIRTH:

    1959/11/22

    PLACE OF BIRTH:

    Dublin

     

    2. CURRENT POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITES

    02/2016 – 31/10/2016: Position; SCISYS Deutschland GmbH

    Responsibilities as follows:

    Technical Lead: Test & Validation, Mission Planning (see 4. below)

     

    3. AREAS OF SPECIALISATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    In my school and university education I acquired a high level of expertise and skill in physics, maths and astronomy. Over the last 28 years at ESOC, I gained much experience in flight dynamics and some in simulations. I performed studies, wrote operational software and procedures for a variety of satellites. I have been a member of operational teams for many satellites over the years and am currently on the launch teams for 3 more. My skill in physics has been used to develop several inventions. Patents to follow shortly.

     

    4. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    1997 – 31/10/2016: Technical Lead: Test & Validation, Mission Planning, Earth Horizon Modelling & SIMAID

    Studies; SCISYS Deutschland GmbH

    Responsibilities as follows:

    Responsible for Flight Dynamics test and validation (Simulations and operations) on MSG-3,4, SENTINEL 1-A,, 2-A, 1B, Galileo 5,6, 9 & 10, SWARM A,B,C, GOCE, ENVISAT, ERS-2, CLUSTER-2 (A,B,C,D), METOP, XMM and INTEGRAL.

    Responsible for Flight Dynamics mission planning, at the Planning Skeleton File stage for INTEGRAL.

    Implemented and operated orbit test and validation system for GOCE, CRYOSAT-1, CRYOSAT-2 and METOP simulation campaigns and launch and early operations phases of the missions.

    Provided software support and software maintenance on the Star Catalogue Facility of the Flight Dynamics section at ESOC.

    Maintained and Developed tools in Fortran-77 & Fortran-90 for use in test and validation of orbit applications.

    Responsible for test and validation of orbit and command products as member of the launch team for XMM (1999), ENVISAT (2001 - 2002) and INTEGRAL (2002), during the simulations, launch campaign and early operations.

    Responsible for Flight Dynamics mission planning, at the Planning Skeleton File stage for INTEGRAL and XMM and for later phases for XMM.

    Provided software support on the Star Catalogue Facility of the Flight Dynamics section at ESOC.

    Delivered the final report and presentation for Flight Dynamics GSTP-2 Study on Earth Horizon modelling improvement for ERS-1 and ERS-2.

    Responsible for modelling deviations from current Earth Horizon model for ERS-1 and ERS-2 under the GSTP-2 Flight Dynamics project.

    Responsible for the SIMAID simulations package study. Delivered final report and presentation to ESOC.

    Responsible for development of the star tracker model for the ENVISAT Simulator and later involved in test and integration phases within the main simulator.

    Provided software support as part of the Simulations Helpdesk team at ESOC


     

    1992 – 1997: Technical Lead: Satellite Simulator Development & Maintenance; Spacebel Ltd, ESOC,

    Darmstadt, Germany

    Responsibilities as follows:

    Responsible for simulator development and maintenance of simulators for spacecraft ERS-1, ERS-2, ENVISAT, CLUSTER, MARECS, ECS-1:5 and HIPPARCOS.

    Designed GOME model for ERS-2 and Star-mapper model for CLUSTER simulators.

    Developed and presented stand-alone version of ERS-2 simulator for air-shows – presented at Le Bourget (twice) and ILA (once).

    Performed conversion of simulators from GOULD/ENCORE version to a version that could be run on a VAX 4000/90 workstation.


     

    1987 – 1992: Attitude & Orbit Specialist; CAPTEC Ltd., Dublin, Ireland

    Responsibilities as follows:

    Responsible for attitude determination and prediction on launch teams for ECS and METEOSAT satellites.

    Designed tools for METEOSAT satellites (still in use for MSG) for Sensor Coverage prediction, mission analysis, attitude determination etc.

    Performed an evaluation study of viability of albedo sensors during the various mission phases of CLUSTER.

    Developed a thermal distortion drift model for gyro rates for HIPPARCOS and converted Kalman Filter tool from VAX to SIEMENS platform.

    Performed studies on orbit manoeuvre planning for ERS & effect of gravity, air drag etc.; mission analysis, repeat cycle changes; ground station elevation studies/

     

     

    5. EDUCATION

     

    Name and Location

    Dates

    Major Subjects

    Degree or other Diploma

     

     

    From

    To

     

     

    Senior/High/ Secondary School

    St. Paul’s Secondary school, Synge Street, Dublin, Ireland.

    1972

    1977

    A's in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Maths. B's in English, Irish and Spanish.

    Leaving Certificate

    College or University

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

    1983

    1986

    Astronomy, Astrophysics

    PhD Astronomy

    College or University

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

    1981

    1983

    Astronomy, Astrophysics

    MSc. Astronomy

    College or University

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

    1977

    1981

    Physics, Maths

    BA. Theoretical Physics

    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS, MEMBERSHIP OF BUSINESS OR PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

    Qualification Received

    Awarded By

    Subject

    Length of Study

    Date

     

     

     

     

     

     

    6. LIST OF THESES, PATENTS, PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER SIGNIFICANT WORK

    THESES:

    Mass Loss from Classical Cepheids

    Period Changes in Magellanic Cepheids

    PATENTS:

    Lorentz force propulsion for satellites (in preparation)

    Direct force transmission system for road vehicles (in preparation)

    Power generation from the environment using gravity (in preparation)

    Power generation from the environment using transformers (in preparation)

    Internet latency reduction & computer core improvement (in preparation)

    ARTICLES:

    "Period Changes in Magellanic Cloud Cepheids", Deasy, H.P., and Wayman, P.A., 1984, Structure and Evolution of the Magellanic Clouds, (I.A.U. symp no. 108), 227.

    "Period Changes of Magellanic Cloud Cepheids", Deasy, H.P. and Wayman, P.A., 1985, Mon. Not. R. Astr. Soc., 212, 395.

    "Classical Cepheids: Period Changes and Mass Loss", Deasy, H.P., 1985, Cepheids: Theory and Observations (I.A.U. coll no. 82), 67.

    "Observational Evidence from IRAS for Mass Loss from Classical Cepheids", Deasy, H.P. and Butler,C.J., 1986, Nature, 320, 726.

    "Mass Loss Estimates for Cepheid Variables", Deasy, H.P. and Wayman, P.A., 1986, Ir. Astron. J., 17, 286.

    "IRAS Observations of Cepheid Variable Stars", Deasy, H.P. and Wayman, P.A., 1986, Ir. Astron. J., 17, 469.

    "Observational Evidence for Mass Loss from Classical Cepheids", Deasy, 1988, H.P., Mon. Not. R. Astr. Soc., 231, p.673.

    “Grannies and Time Machines”, (2006), Lulu.com, Pages: 177, ISBN 9781905277155

    “Humpty Dumpty Disaster: The Ghost or the Machine”, (2012), Lulu.com, Pages: 213, ISBN 9781471755538.

     

     

    7. SPECIFIC SKILLS (Techniques, Standards, Programming Languages…)

    Technical and technological areas of specialisation and experience:

    Fortran, ADA, (C++)

    Unix/Solaris, Vax Alpha/ VMS, W

    Windows

    Additional skills

    Inventor (propulsion, power, communications)

    Popular science – presentation skills, books

    Art – skill in drawing, painting.

     

    8. LANGUAGES (Grade as: Fluent/Good/Fair/Poor) Mother Tongue: English

     

    Writing

    Reading

    Speaking

    German

    Fluent

    Fluent

    Fluent

    Irish

    Good

    Good

    Good

    Spanish

    Good

    Good

    Good


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