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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
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     Date Submitted:02-11-2016
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     Current job:Embedded lead software engineer
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    COMPETENCES    

       Embedded Real-time safety critical engineer

    Education    

       Bsc Hons (Software Development)


    Technical Skills    

       Experienced with RTCA, ESA and NASA Standards
       Experienced embedded engineer using such languages C C++, Ada, Java.
       Experienced with formal life cycles and design methodologies 

    Management Skills    

       Proven Team Leadership ability on multiple projects across disciplines 
       Project management models such as CMMi
       Experienced MS Project user.
       Worked projects with large scale team development, managing teams of up to four sometimes working in parallel on individual components.
       Excellent understanding of issues to do with process and process management, with proven ability to 
       articulate issues and problems with a solution to individuals or in group situations.

    WORK HISTORY
        
    Space Application Services 

       Embedded lead software Engineer

    Mission:

       NASA cargo resupply mission for the international space station, working on the Dream Chaser manned space vehicle. 

    Objectives:
       
       Technology development in multiple areas from on-board autonomy to Mission Control Systems.

    Standards and Conventions:

       Working to Crew Transportation Plan CCT-PLN-1100 through -1150
       European Space Agency Standard ECSS-E-ST-40c – for software quality
       NASA Software Engineering Requirements NPR 7150.2B
       EAS Space Avionic Open Interface Architecture SAVOIR

    Architecture:

       Development of an (OBCP) On-board control procedure engine as referenced in the Savoir Architecture for the autonomous control of a spacecraft.
       Working closely with the Ground Support team for the development of a Mission Control System.  

    Achievements:

       Currently taking the OBCP Development though initial design phase
       In proposal phase for the mission control system providing a cots tradeoff for the use on the dream chaser project


    Bavarian motor Works (BMW) Hybrid power systems
       
       Function safety software engineer

    Mission:
       
       The creation and release of C libraries through the process of review, generation and integration of code. 

    Objectives:
       The creation of libraries for release to the supplier 
       Generation of Matlab models with the purpose integration into the build environment for release  

    Standards and Conventions:
       Working to ISO26262
       Developing code to ASIL level B
       Code written to MISRA C Standard
       Scrum methodology 

    Architecture:

       Matlab Simulink function safety models
       Automotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR)

    Achievements:

       Working on three different projects concurrently
       Managing interaction between different teams.
       The Integration of component code into the AUTOSAR framework
       Peer review of Functional safety  Models to ASIL B Standards
       Code Review to MISRA Standards

    Thales Alenia Space Deutschland: 

       ExoMars project
       Senior software engineer

    Mission:

       ExoMars development of the TGO (Trace Gas Orbiter) Simulator application

    Objectives:

       Design and develop an application to simulate the communication protocol between the Orbiter and Lander.
       Primarily involved in the development of a MIL-STD 1553 Bus Controller 

    Standards and Conventions:

       Project adhering to European Space Agency Standard ECSS-E-ST-40c – for software quality
       Processes developed to a level D Standard
       Using European Space Agency Standards Standard ECSS-E-ST -50-13c for Interface communication protocol MIL-STD-1553B.
       Working in conjunction with an agile life cycle, using SCRUM process for software development to deliver a formal schedule.

    Architecture:

       Using a component based architecture the application provided a Java application for control and monitoring to an avionics standard 1553 communication bus.
       The Avionics bus is a C API and callback handler, this was wrapped with C++ thread safe queues these queues and were then wrapped with JNI(Java native interface) 
       this was doing using SWIG(Simple wrapper interface generator) allowing the transmission control and receiving of data from the bus.
       Developed on and enterprise Red Hat Linux edition using eclipse  with relevant plugins. 

    Achievements:

       Lead engineer, taking the project through the full life cycle.
       Managing the complete software team include delegation of task integration and communication between engineers     work and technical support..
       Book captain for the SRS (Software requirement specification) and SDD (Software design Description)  
       Implementation breaking new ground for its design, working in 4 languages.

    General Electric Aviation

       Chinook Helicopter electronic compass
       Software engineer


    Mission:
       
       The re-certification of electronic compass software before re-commissioning deadline.

    Objectives:
        
       The process of rebuilding the unit tests from various locations to a uniform   standard allowing them to be re-run with LDRA (Liverpool Data research associates) tool suite
       All tests to be placed under correct version control, using subversion
       All Objectives to be completed by the end of January to allow the redeployment of the aircraft on time.

    Technical environments:

       Level A DO-178b code to be tested.
       Using independent MCDC(Modified Condition Decision coverage) testing
       C code written using MISRA conventions

    Achievements:

       Version, configuration and re-running of all tests completed on time.
       Quality Assurance was very involved at every step of the process and all required documents were signed and delivered to the customer on time. 


    MTU AERO ENGINES

       MTR390 Turbine Shaft engine
       Software engineer


    Mission:
       
       Development of an electronic management control unit ( OS ) for MTR390 turbine shaft engine which is used by the Eurocopter tiger helicopter.

    Objectives:

       Production of SRS( Software requirement specification ) documentation from system level specification.
       Production of SDD(Software Design Documentation) from requirement level specification.
       Implementation of design using Ada 95 to DO-178b level A conventions.
       Integration of components onto bespoke hardware platform using an Motorola MPC565 processor 

    Technical environments:

       All documentation created using DOORS requirements management tool.
       All phases adhering to DO-178b level A processes.
       Integration done using Lauterbach Trace32

    Achievements:
       
       Project taken through PDR (Preliminary design review)
       Project taken through CDR (Critical design review)
       Project taken through TRR 1 (Test Readiness review one)


    EADS ASTRIUM

       GMES Sentinel-1 satellite
       Software Contractor

    Mission:
       Sentinel-1 is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day-and-night radar imaging satellite for land and ocean observation.
       Development of satellite payload software consisting of a ( SAR ) synthetic aperture radar.

    Objectives:
       
       Working to a DO-178b level B process.
       The implementation of of code units a specified by architectural team.
       Review and testing of code units implemented by team members.

    Technical environments:
       Design developed in UML using IBM rational rhapsody 
       Code developed in Ada95 using AdaCore Gnat Pro 
       Code tested using AdaTest 95
       Bug Tracking and change management done By IBM ClearQuest
       Configuration management done by IBM ClearCase

    Achievements:

       Assisted with design decisions based on implementation detail
       Active member of design/development and validation teams
     


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