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     Date Submitted:17-10-2018
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     Current job:Consultant
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsEngineering, astronomy
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    Objective: Obtain a consulting position in aerospace engineering or space operations.

    Skills/Capabilities:
    Engineering Analysis/Development
    Developed signal processing algorithms for detection of low SNR signals in optical imagery data. Developed mathematical reliability engineering models for super computer processing and shelter based systems. Developed software and conducted reliability analysis. Developed system engineering requirements.
    Software Process Improvement
    Consultant helping commercial and government facilities mature their software development capability through SEI CMM and CMMI models. Helped several companies achieve SEI Level 5.
    Project Management
    Managed development of software and hardware for advanced systems for military and space applications. Worked closely with program manager to achieve project goals and improvements over tight delivery schedules. Managed all aspects of project.
    Training
    Developed and delivered commercial training courses in quality assurance, configuration management and systems engineering requirements. Developed and delivered classroom instruction in basic and advanced undergraduate mathematics, astronomy and graduate level courses in space sciences.


    Education: PhD Astronomy, University of Canterbury, 2016
    Research Dissertation: A High Cadence Photometric Survey of Five Southern Hemisphere Milky Way Globular Clusters
    Masters of Astronomy, James Cook University, 2013 Concentrations: Stellar and Galactic Astronomy Research Project: Photometry and Analysis of Exoplanets
    M.S., Systems Engineering, University of Houston, 1984 Concentrations: Mathematical Control Theory Research Thesis: Structural Parameter Identification Using Finite Element Modeling
    M.S., Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of Houston, 1983 Concentrations: Statistics B.S, Mathematics/Computer Science, University of Texas, 1978
    Concentrations: Numerical Analysis and Computer Science


    Engineering Experience: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Goodyear, Arizona, 1994 – 2013 – Early Retirement
    Project Engineer Led development of software and hardware for advanced systems for military and space applications. Worked closely with program manager to achieve project goals and improvements over tight delivery schedules. Successfully pursued and won $10 and $20 million multi-year contracts for continued operations. Oversaw all scientific and technical goals of maintenance operations including reviewing all scientific reports. Conducted project briefings to all levels of management.
    Operations Group Manager
    Managed Specialty Engineering Group which included obsolescence engineering, logistics support, reliability engineering development and analysis, manuals and training. Managed all aspects of personnel supervision and work objectives including hiring and performance reviews.
    Research Engineer Developed mathematical models to support reliability and performance designs for high performance computing systems and unmanned systems. Developed system engineering requirements for project Preliminary and Detailed Design Reviews. Trained new groups of engineers in mathematical reliability theory and systems engineering. Designated as chief reliability engineer for division.
    TeraQuest Metrics, Inc.
    Austin, Texas, 2000 – 2002
    Process Improvement Director Key member of process improvement consulting team working closely with commercial industries to improve their software development capability and advance through the SEI CMMI levels of maturity. Performed assessments at levels 3 and 4. Taught training classes in systems engineering requirements analysis, quality assurance and configuration management.
    University of Texas Applied Research Laboratories
    Austin, Texas, 1986 – 1994
    Senior Research Scientist Developed applications of Kalman filters to towed sonar array systems and autonomous untethered submersibles. Researched applications of differential game theory to anti-submarine warfare utilizing both torpedoes and anti-submarine rockets. Led development of software systems for collecting communication systems data from operational battlefield scenarios.
    NASA - Johnson Space Center
    Houston, Texas, 1978 – 1986
    Aerospace Engineer/Mission Planning and Analysis
    Developed onboard navigation software for space shuttle for on-orbit and rendezvous phases. Designated as onboard navigation console mission manager for space shuttle flights STS-3 through 8 supporting Flight Dynamics Officer during mission operations. Investigated new approaches for on-orbit station keeping utilizing stability of dynamical systems equations representing shuttle and target vehicle state vectors.
    Aerospace Engineer/Flight Operations Training engineer for onboard space shuttle computer and navigation systems for space shuttle flights STS 1 and 2. Developed training script scenarios to insert simulated system malfunctions during flight phases. Developed crew training material and taught first series of classroom instruction for new shuttle astronauts.


    Research Experience: University of Canterbury - Mt. John Observatory
    Christchurch, New Zealand, 2013 – 2015
    Astronomer
    Conducted photometry observing runs on 1-m telescope at Mt. John Observatory acquiring imagery of globular clusters and field stars in support of research into discovering Extreme Horizontal Branch hot blue pulsating stars in the general galactic field. Utilized special fast-frame readout camera developed for white dwarf observing program.
    Binary Star Observing Program
    Astronomer
    Conducted spectroscopy observing runs utilizing HERCULES fibre-fed échelle spectrograph on 1-m telescope at Mt. John Observatory to acquire radial velocity measurements on selected set of short period binary star systems. Efforts were part of an international team conducting observations and research of selected binary systems.
    Asteroid Observing Program
    Project Lead
    Worked with university staff to initiate asteroid observing program across Australia/New Zealand to support NASA Asteroid Initiate. Developed proposals for the initiating amateur/professional observing teams and for development of new dedicated sensor for asteroid detection. Briefed NASA on approach as part of Asteroid Initiative Conference, Houston. Texas. Coordinated proposal work across international partners in Australia and Ukraine.
    Estrella Mountain Community College
    Avondale, Arizona, 2012 Research Coordinator
    Appointed coordinator for college responsible for developing and integrating research oriented classes across all academic disciplines. Worked with the organization, Curriculum for Undergraduate Research, to help faculty and students develop research oriented projects and the presentation of results at yearly student conference. Developed relationship with U.S. Arid Land Agricultural Research Center to develop professional/student projects utilizing students to assist in research activities.
    University of Texas Applied Research Laboratories
    Austin, Texas, 1986 – 1994
    Research Scientist
    Applied research into mathematical models for sonar applications, Kalman filter theory with application to target localization, communication systems and communication success rates for battlefield applications.


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