CV: Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer

 


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 Date Submitted:09-07-2013
 Last Modified:30-07-2013 (04:23)
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 Current job:Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
 KeywordsGuidance, Navigation, Control, Attitude estimation of spacecraft, Geometric Mechanics, Discrete Variational Mechanics, Optimal Control and Estimation, Rigid body dynamics, Matlab, Spacecraft dynamics, Astrodynamics, Orbital mechanics, Observer design
CV

Objective

To obtain an full time position in the field of Aerospace Engineering with special interests in guidance, navigation, and control of spacecraft.

 

Education

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico USA

Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering, exp. December 2014,

Research Interests:  Control and Attitude estimation of spacecraft and Unmanned Vehicles, Geometric Mechanics, Discrete Variational Mechanics for Numerical Integration of Mechanical systems, Optimal Control and Estimation, Almost Global Finite Time Observer for Rigid Body Attitude Dynamics, Almost Global Finite Time Stabilization of Rigid Body Attitude Dynamics.

Relevant Coursework: Control of Mechanical Systems, Vibrations, Nonlinear Dynamics.

 

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico USA

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, December 2012, 

Thesis: Unscented State Estimation for Rigid Body Motion on SE(3),

Relevant Coursework: Astrodynamics, Statistical Orbit Determination, Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Controls, Advanced Linear Systems, Dynamics,

Designed algorithms for Control and Attitude estimation of spacecraft, Geometric Mechanics, and Finite Time Stabilization, reviewed Discrete Variational Mechanics for Numerical Integration of Mechanical systems, Optimal Control and Estimation, and Kalman Filter Design.

 

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico USA

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, May 2011, 

Minor in Mathematics

Honor Thesis: Global Optimal Attitude Estimation using Uncertainty Ellipsoids,

Senior Capstone Project: Rocket Motor Test Stand, Designed and calibrated Thrust, Pressure, and Temperature data acquisition as well as identified, modified and fabricated enhanced Rocket Motor Test Stand.

Relevant Coursework: Orbital Mechanics, Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Controls, Matrix Theory and Applied Linear Algebra, Flight Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Propulsion, System Engineering, Thermodynamics, Aerospace Structures, Engineering Analysis.

 

University of Applied Sciences, Beckum, Germany

Advanced Technical Certificate, 2005

 

Fulda Tires, Fulda, Germany

Industrial Training: Electronics Technician for Automation Technology, 2001

Skills: Automation Technology, Process Automation, Measurement and Control Technology, Electronics, PLC Programming, Electric Drive Technology, Analog/Digital Technology, Circuit Technology, Production Technology, IT, Quality Control.

 

 

Military Service

German Air Force Leadership School, USLw, Appen, Germany

Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Training, 2002

 

German Air Force Technical College, TSLw, Kaufbeuren, Germany

Aircraft Avionics Specialist Training, 2002

 

Staff Sergeant Aircraft Avionic Systems 2002 - 2008

German Air Force Flying Training Center, Holloman AFB, NM, USA

Maintained the navigation and central computer system of the multi role combat aircraft Panavia 200 "Tornado",

Performed preflight troubleshooting, periodic maintenance, and defective unit repair,

Worked in a team of ten soldiers.

 

 

Competencies

Publications: 

*****.,"Unscented State Estimation for Rigid Body Motion on SE(3)," IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Maui, HI, December 2012, pp. 7498-7503.

*****, "A Nonlinear Observer Design for a Rigid Body in the Proximity of a Spherical Asteroid," ASME Conf. on Dynamic Systems and Control, Palo Alto, CA, October 2013, pp. accepted.

*****, "Almost global finite time stabilization of rigid body attitude dynamics," in IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, Dec. 2013, pp. submitted.

*****., "Almost global finite time stabilization of rigid body attitude dynamics," in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. submitted.

Ability to work independently and responsibly, to use all possible resources with the means given to accomplish team goal, to study complex and novel topics, good sense to take initiatives, bilingual: English, German.

Computer Skills:

Matlab/Simulink, CompTIA A+ Certified Professional, C++, Microsoft Office, LATEX, Unigraphics (CAD), LabView, Windows 2000, XP, 7, Linux.

 

 

Experience

 

Graduate Assistant 08/2011 - present

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM, Department of Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering

Research assistant, worked on guidance, navigation, control, and unscented state estimation for rigid body motion in space, almost global finite time stabilization of rigid body attitude dynamics, almost global finite time observer for rigid body attitude dynamics.

Teaching assistant for Orbital Mechanics course as well as leading weekly Aero- Fluid laboratory including office hours.

 

NM Space Grand ESMD Intern at Spaceport America Summer 2011

Spaceport America, Las Cruces, NM

Developed a payload operations center implementation plan and programming document to assist in the procurement and design of ground operations infrastructure at Spaceport America.

 

NM Space Grand ISPCS Intern at Spaceport America Summer 2009

Spaceport America, Las Cruces, NM

Compiled procedures and operations for the worlds first purpose-built commercial spaceport.

 

Process Control Electronics Technician 1997 - 2002

Fulda Tires, Fulda, Germany

Maintained and repaired fully automated industrial tire manufacturing facilities, ensured performance of actuators and sensors in closed loop control systems.

 

Honors

Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2012

Graduated with Distinction in University Honors, 2011

Member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 2011

Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2009

Member of Golden Key International Honour Society, 2009

NMSU Crimson Scholar, 2008-2011


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