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     Date Submitted:21-05-2019
     Last Modified:21-05-2019 (02:53)
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     Current job:Advanced Mission Design Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpace Debris, Maneuvering, Orbit Determination, Flight Dynamics, Software Development, Agile, Leadership, Analysis, Simulation, Kalman Filter, Geostationary, LEO, Ground System, Estimation

    Date of Birth : 02.03.1985
    Nationality : United States of America
    Marital Status : Single

    Feb. 2017 – Present Senior Systems Engineer, a.i. solutions, Inc. Houston, Texas
    • Analysis of optimal sensor/window placement on spacecraft in Near-rectilinear Halo Orbits in the Moon-Earth system using FreeFlyer.
    • Agile development of Orbit Determination and Maneuver Calibration FreeFlyer mission plan scripts on the FreeFlyer Meridian Project (Telework for Goddard Space Flight Center). Generated test data and authored verifcation test plans for geosynchronous space mission.
    • Prepared Orbit Determination feasibility analysis using single and multiple ground tracking data observation sources for a geostationary satellite performing station- keeping maneuvers.
    • Leader of Collision Avoidance and Orbit Determination application development. Responsible for task assignment & management for six developers. Designed developer workfow to migrate software applications from MySll database to Oracle SLL database. Responsible for application architecture changes to support Oracle interface as well as software testability.

    May 2015 – Feb. 2017 Technical Lead, Systems Engineer, a.i. solutions, Inc. Houston, Texas
    • Leader of Collision Avoidance function, responsible for a team of up to five developers for two operational releases. Responsible for requirements authoring, developer task planning, developer workfow and software component verification testing.
    • Software architect, developer, and task leader for several JSC flight dynamics software applications, including Trajectory Drag Fit Analyzer, Attitude Maneuver Rate Predictor, Vehicle Blockage Configuration Builder. Development in FreeFlyer script, Java, Oracle SLL, MySll.
    • FreeFlyer scripting subject matter expert on JSC FDS FreeFlyer project.

    Jul. 2013 – Apr. 2015 Systems Engineer, a.i. solutions, Inc. Houston, Texas
    • Development of FreeFlyer mission plan scripts used to analyze risk of collision between ISS and space debris objects and determine effective debris avoidance maneuvers.
    • Development of Trajectory & Attitude control Flight Controller console applications in C# and Java.

    Apr. 2012 – Mar. 2013 Software Developer (student), Astronautics Dept., Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany
    • Lightweight Inter-satellite Antenna (LISA) Project: developed a software application in C# for testing an electronically pointed, phased-array antenna designed for Geosynchronous Satellites in a high frequency performance experiment. Performed analysis and optimization of LISA antenna control algorithm using MATLAB.
    • Developer and tester for image capture, de-mosaic and compression for Munich On-Orbit Verifcation Experiment (MOVE) cube sat project. Launch 2014.

    Oct. 2010 – Jun. 2011 Fulbright Grantee Researcher, Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany
    • Guest Researcher in On Orbit Servicing related activities in the Astronautics Department. Developed Heads-Up Display used in experiments involving human-in-the-loop manual spacecraft rendezvous and docking. Results of research activities published in Journal of Aerospace Information Systems.

    Jun. 2010 – Aug. 2010 Software Test Engineer (Intern), Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Everett, Washington
    • Developed user interface improvements to accelerate Environmental Control System controller software testing and certification.
    • Conducted hot weather condition flight testing of 747-8F Environmental Control System.

    May 2008 – Aug. 2009 Boeing Space Exploration, Houston, Texas Intern for combined 6 months during two summers.
    • Environmental Control and Life Support Subsystem Engineer for Space Shuttle during missions STS-124 and STS-127.
    • Tasks included learning function and operation of Space Shuttle life Support systems as well as data retrieval and preparation for preflight tag-ups and post mission reviews. Supported Space Shuttle Endeavor from MER Console on STS-127.

    Sep. 2004 – Aug. 2007 Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Four intern rotations (three month duration) in Jet Propulsion, Mechanical Substructure
    Design, Airflow Systems Laboratory and Airframe Fatigue Tracking groups. Project highlights include migration of a Unix console program for flight profles to Windows, CAD design of airframe repair part, analysis of wind tunnel results, and airframe crack growth analysis.

    Master of Science, Earth-Oriented Space Science and Technology (ESPACE) Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, Apr. 2013
    Bachelor of Science Cum Laude, Mechanical Engineering Minors : Computer Science, German Texas Tech University Honors College, Lubbock, Texas, Dec. 2009

    Certifications / Training
    STK Certification, Analytical Graphics Inc. Feb. 2019
    Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer Mar. 2017
    Technical University of Delft (DelftX) Professional Leadership for Engineers Oct. 2016 NASA Johnson Space Center Orbital Debris Mitigation APPEL Short Course Jun. 2014

    "Utility of Head-Up Displays for Teleoperated Rendezvous and Docking", Markus Wilde, Andreas Fleischner, and Sean C. Hannon. Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, Vol. 11, No. 5 (2014), pp. 280-299.
    “Evaluation of Head-Up Displays for teleoperated Rendezvous & Docking”, Markus Wilde, Sean C. Hannon, and Ulrich Walter. March 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2012.6187302

    Honors and Awards
    a.i. solutions Mission Services Division Team Award, Meridian Build 2 delivery, 2018.
    NASA Group Achievement Award – JSC FreeFlyer Flight Dynamics Software Project, 2017. NASA JSC Center Director’s Innovation Team Award, FreeFlyer Project Block 2, 2015.
    a.i. solutions Spot Performance Bonus Award, JSC Collision Avoidance development team, 2014.
    Fulbright Grantee, Lehrstuhl für Raumfahrttechnik – TU München, Germany 2010-2011.
    Best Undergraduate Poster Award, North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS) conference, 2009.
    Rick Husband Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Texas Tech Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2007-2009
    Boeing Pride Award Recipient, 2004, 2006, 2009

    English – Native Speaker
    German – Professional Working Proficiency, Goethe-Zerti kat (C1) Jun. 2017
    French, Spanish, Swedish, Greek – Elementary Proficiency (A1,2)

    Volunteer at SystemsGo Launch Event Pad Crew Member
    - Helped prep student-made liquid fueled rockets for launch at South Texas launch event in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and Willow City event in 2016.
    Volunteer at various NASA-affliated activities at Johnson Space Center, including:
    - Mentoring Teachers and Students as part of the Microgravity University for Educators (MgUE).
    - MATE international ROV competition at Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL): student group escort.
    - Mentoring with NASA interns via Intern lunchbox and speed networking event.

    Ice/Inline Hockey (10+ years experience), Photography, Travel (visited 40+ countries), Language, Cycling

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