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     Date Submitted:12-09-2006
     Last Modified:12-09-2006 (01:51)
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsOrbital mechanics , flight design, flight control, satellite design, mission control

    ProLogic, Inc.                                                                              2006-Present

    Fairmont, WV

    Aerospace Engineer  Assigned to Reconfigurable Environment for Analysis & Test of Software Systems (REATSS) supporting the NASA IV&V Facility in Fairmont, WV. Providing Analysis and expertise in Orbital Mechanics, Space Shuttle & International Space Station Flight control and Simulation. Creation of C++ programs in support of the project.  

    Active Top Secret Clearance. Satellite Tool Kit Certification (STK)


    Institute for Software Research, Inc.                                           2001- 2006

    Fairmont, WV

    Senior Member Research StaffAssigned to Goddard Institute for Systems, Software, and Technology Research (GISSTR), Project,  Super Lightweight Interchangeable Carrier (SLIC) & Space Elevator conceptual design.  Assess mission design software including Ascent Professional, Orbital Analysis Utilizing the Satellite Tool Kit (STK), attitude timeline generation and mission planning programs. Developing operations concept for the SLIC program in an effort to utilize the International Space Station from Fairmont ,WV. Attended training for Satellite Tool Kit & Matlab software. Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). LabView, C++ , Fortran, Matlab/Simulink


    Lockheed-Martin Space Mission Systems and Services                1985-2001

    Houston, TX

    Flight Operations Specialist – International Space Station (ISS) payload development–Destiny Science Laboratory Module. Interfaced with NASA flight crewmembers, payload specialists, mission management, project engineering and science investigators to determine objectives, engineering requirements, flight procedures, flight rules, and contingency plans in preparation for Spacelab missions. Provided real time Payload Operations Control Center (POCC) Console Support during Flights. Scientific Applications, Engineering, Analysis, and Test (SEAT) – Space Shuttle IMAX3D soft goods design, development, certification, and prototype soft goods. Flight hardware testing and certification. Task Performance Sheet (TPS) generation. Engineering Drawing Control Center (EDCC) coordination. STS-91 Science Center. Analysis of Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer real time data. International Space Station – Human Research Facility (HRF) Crew Procedures Engineer.


    Payload Operations Director (POD) STS-71/Spacelab-Mir (Launch June 27,1995–Land July 7,1995). First docking with Mir Space Station. Spacelab Life Sciences Module flown.


    Alternate Payload Operations Director (APOD) – STS‑58/SLS‑2 (Launch Oct 18,1993–Land Nov 1,1993). Spacelab Life Sciences‑2 Module flown.


    Payload Activity Planner (PAP) – STS-40/SLS-1 (Launch June 5,1991–Land June 14,1991). Developed mission timelines (PCAP) and flight plans. Designed mission sequence testing to determine electrical compatibility on actual flight module at Kennedy Space Center, FL. Developed flight qualified software package for mission planning and orbital analysis (FORTRAN) during flight operations. Managed associated databases and documentation. Prepared the Payload Operations Handbook (POH) and Integrated Experiment Requirements Document (IERD).


    Western Geophysical Co. of America           1984-1985

    Houston TX

    Data Analyst – Seismic data processing. FORTRAN programming. IBM mainframe system.


    Equitable Gas Company         1982-1984

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Field Engineer – Natural gas pipeline construction & supervision. Also developed cost of jobs and prepared as-built engineering drawings.




    University Of Houston Clear Lake           1993

    Houston, TX

    Graduate Level Management Information Systems (15 Credits)


    Pennsylvania State University                1981    

    University Park, PA

    B.S. Science





    Mission Operations Directorate (MOD)              1997

    National Aeronautics & Space Administration

    Houston, TX

    Phase I Training JSC


    Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI)              2006 Exton. Pa.

    Satellite Tool Kit (STK) Certification





    Dr. Michael Goodman - Institute for Scientific Research (ISR), Fairmont WV.     (304)368-9300


    Mr. Ken Witt - Institute for Scientific Research (ISR), Fairmont WV.



    Susan Brand - National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), Houston Texas. ( 281) 483-0123


    Steve Gibson - National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), Houston Texas. ( 281) 483-0123





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