CV: Aerospace Engineer and Applied Mathematician

 


<< BACK

Personal information
 Name:<withheld>
 Age:<withheld>
 Country:<withheld>
 Location:<withheld>
Contact information
 Email:<withheld>
 Phone:<withheld>
 Mobile:<withheld>
Candidate Profile
 Date Submitted:19-11-2013
 Last Modified:19-11-2013 (08:27)
Job information
 Current job:Aerospace Engineer and Applied Mathematician
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsPassion for, and university and graduate school education in aerospace engineering, applied mathematics and astrophysics. Work experience in modeling and simulation, software development and systems engineering.
CV

SPECIALTY

Engineering physics; mathematical modeling and applied mathematics.  Flight simulation.  Systems Engineering.  Engineering studies and project design and management.  Astrodynamics and Orbital Mechanics.   Spacecraft navigation and aerospace vehicle dynamics.  Theoretical Mechanics and Systems Dynamics.

 

SKILLS SUMMARY

Experienced professional skilled in verifying the mathematical correctness of the equations of engineering science.  Recognized abilities for analytic problem solving and deriving mathematical models of engineering systems.  Proven skills in applied/computational physics.  Space Shuttle Flight Design Integration.  Performed navigation error analysis and mission accuracy estimation in support of NASA space missions and JPL planetary missions (Magellan, Galileo and Ulysses).  Successfully supported the certification of the 777 aircraft by my efforts in Flight Test Engineering and my contributions to the efficiency and progress of the Aircraft Systems Lab.  Design and leadership of engineering studies.  Excellent customer service and computing support skills.  Successful history of scientific applications software development.  Participation on product design and development (and R&D) teams.

 

EXPERIENCE

                                    MOIRÉ  Advanced Concepts, Issaquah, WA

 

Oct 2013 – Present

Applied Mathematician

Researching antenna arrays (direction finding), and physics of aircraft endurance and range.

 

Sept 2012 – Sept 2013

Unemployed, and looking for work; self-study in Electrical Engineering and Microwave Physics; Mathematics and Physics exercises in C++.

 

                                    COBHAM Aerospace and Avionics, Bothell, WA

 

Jan 2011 – Aug 2012

Systems Engineer

Involved in the integration and certification of airborne communications systems and computer servers.  Develop product system specifications which include the subsystem components.  Requirements capture and detailed system design, verification and test of avionics systems for commercial and military aircraft.  Work with hardware design engineers to develop hardware technologies.  Work with test engineers to write acceptance test plans (including DO-160 qualification test requirements) and conduct design verification and environmental tests.  Used PADS layout tool to verify printed circuit board stencils.  Reliability analysis and calculation of MTBFs (Mean Time Between Failure) of COBHAM products in support of FMEA analysis. 

 

Nov 2008 – Dec 2010

Unemployed, and looking for work; self-study in Electrical Engineering and Non-linear Dynamics.  Discovered a hypocycloid of four cusps associated with the two-body elliptical orbit.  Completed a EE course in Digital Logic Design (and FPGAs) at CWU.  Mathematics and Physics exercises in C#.

 

                                    MOIRÉ  Advanced Concepts, Issaquah, WA

 

May 2008 – Oct 2008

Knowledge Engineer (Applied Mathematician – Applied Physicist)

Participated in a small development team designing advanced marine vessels, and an advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), programming in EXCEL and MATLAB.

  • Researched the use of Neural Nets to perform flight and mission management.
  • Mentored the college intern in curve fitting (equations to data) and regression analysis.
  • Enrolled in Electrical Engineering at Central Washington University, Des Moines.
  • Developed a simple finite element analysis tool and model in EXCEL.


                                    BOEING  Phantom Works Advanced Air Traffic Management, Kent, WA

 

Oct 2004 – July 2007

Systems Engineer, Modeling and Simulation Specialist

  • Developed an RTSP simulation model in Vensim to give Conflict Detection Performance as a function of Closest Point of Approach and Look-Ahead Time.
  • Conducted research regarding the derivation of wind data from observed aircraft behavior.
  • Data collection, interpretation and analysis, in the Oceanic Tailored Arrivals project.
  • Proved several mathematical theorems to support a patent application.
  • Derived a differential equation for the turn angle to achieve a circular passing maneuver.
  • Flight test data reduction and error analysis of GPS landing studies using MATLAB.

 

Febr 2003 – Oct 2004

Unemployed, and looking for work; self-study in Electrical Engineering and Plasma Physics.

 

                                    BOEING Air Traffic Management Services, Kent and Bellevue, WA

 

Mar 2001 - Feb 2003

Airport and Airspace Simulation and Modeling Engineer

  • Validated model of Chicago Midway airport against standard capacity and delay statistics.
  • Conducted simulation studies of terminal and enroute traffic.
  • Worked with air traffic controller subject matter experts to gather simulation metrics.
  • Performed UNIX Systems Administration related tasks.

 

                                    BOEING Commercial Airplane Information Services, Renton and Seattle, WA

 

Apr 1999 - Mar 2001

CATIA Applications Programmer/Engineer

Programmed in FORTRAN 77 and C, supporting Wiring Design Engineering.

  • Software Testing and Customer Support.

Aug 1998 - Mar 1999

Wind Tunnel Scientific Applications Programmer/Engineer

Programmed in Visual BASIC 5.0, supporting the Flutter Model Analysis group.

Dec 1996 - Jul 1998

Structures, Loads and Dynamics Scientific Applications Programmer/Engineer

Programmed in FORTRAN 77, supporting the Nacelle and Ground Loads groups.  Software maintenance of subroutines called from ELFINIand NASTRAN.

  • Off-hours training in Finite Element Analysis and Classical Control Theory.
  • Built a skin-on-wooden-frame sea kayak (west Greenland style).

 

                                    BOEING Commercial Airplane Integrated Avionics Systems Laboratories, Seattle, WA

 

Apr 1996 - Nov 1996

Mar 1994 - Apr 1995

Embedded Software Programmer/Engineer

Software modeling of avionics systems, and lab testing of actual avionics hardware against a flight simulator, programming in FORTRAN 77 and C.  Co-developed the ARINC 610 simulator software functionality.  Contributed to the certification of the BOEING 777 aircraft.

  • Discovered a novel derivation of the perturbation equations for the inclination and right ascension of ascending node of the orbital plane.

 

                                    BOEING Commercial Airplane Flight Test Laboratories, Renton and Seattle, WA

 

Oct 1990 - Mar 1994

Real-time Simulation Software Programmer/Engineer

Programmed in FORTRAN 77,maintaining the kinematics model, wind and atmosphere models, and math functions of the flight simulation software.

  • Taught the class Atmospheric Disturbance Models.
  • Wrotethe General Simulation Model Software User’s Guide.
  • Developed a software model of a GPS receiver.
  • Software maintenance, software testing, and customer support.
  • Solved three important and interesting problems:
  • SATCOM Antenna Attitude and Pointing Problem;
  • Elevation Angle Initial Value Under Conditions of Strong Cross Wind problem;
  • Geometric solution for finding the correct quadrant when using Sodano’s equations to derive the heading angle.

 

                                    BOEING Defense & Space Group, Kent, WA

 

Jun 1987 – Sep 1990

Navigation Technology Engineer

Performed navigation instrument error analysis and mission accuracy estimation, using Monte Carlo methods to achieve distribution-free statistics, in support of NASA and US Air Force space missions using the Boeing-built Inertial Upper Stage.

  • Wrote software to express the coordinate transformation from the IUS to the Space Shuttle as a quaternion, which won a NASA competition.
  • Supported the Magellan, Galileo and Ulysses planetary missions.
  • Solo ascent of Mt. Adams, July 1990; ascents of Mt. Rainier, June 1988 and July 1989.

 

                                   McDonnell Douglas  Astronautics Company atNASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

 

Dec 1986 – Jun 1987

Space Shuttle Robotics & Manipulator Systems Engineer

Supported NASA’s Mission Planning and Analysis Division, developing and validating procedures to be followed by space shuttle payload specialists when operating the shuttle arm.

  • Received training in Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems.

Jul 1986 – Dec 1986

Space Shuttle & Payloads Structural Analysis Engineer

Supported NASA’s Engineering Operations Directorate, using NASTRANto calculate loads and stresses between the shuttle and payload during launch.

 

                                   McDonnell Douglas  Astronautics Company atNASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

 

Nov 1984 – Jun 1986

Space Shuttle Flight Design Integration Engineer, Trajectory Specialist

Supported NASA’s Missions Operations Directorate, Flight Dynamics & Design Division.

  • Managed the activities of the major flight design groups to produce a complete flight design profile for NASA space shuttle missions:
  • Launch Opportunity and Launch Window Analysis.
  • On-Orbit Trajectory Design.
  • Landing Opportunity Selection.
  • Taught the Spacelab and Astronomical Payloads Launch Window Analysis and Design class and prepared its training document.

 

                                    Comarco (Subcontractor to McDonnell Douglas), Houston, TX

 

Jun 1984 – Nov 1984

Shuttle Mission Simulator Software Documentation Engineer

Analyzed FORTRAN 77 subroutines in the Space Shuttle Training Simulator software and derived the math models therein.  Evening course in mathematical modeling and Markov chains.

 

PATENT

 

Spring 2007

Autonomous Meteorological Data Derivation, APP 7784-1037, awarded March 2008.

 

EDUCATION

 

Fall 2008

Earned a grade of “A” in the class “Digital Circuits” at Central Washington University at Des Moines, WA.  The course included a brief introduction to FPGAs.

Aug 1986

M. S. Mathematics,  The University of Houston at Clear Lake, TX

Minor: Astrodynamics

May 1982

M. S. E. Aerospace Engineering (Orbital Mechanics), The University of Texas at Austin, TX

Minors/Electives: Astronomy (Astrometry and Celestial Mechanics), Mathematics, Danish, Fluid Mechanics, Computer Science, Physical Chemistry, Swedish.

May 1977

B. S. Physics, Texas A&M University at Kingsville (formerly Texas A&I University), TX

Minors/Electives: Mathematics, Norwegian, German, Computer Science.

    Dean’s List, Spring Semester 1976.

1972-1975

Wrestling team, 192 lb weight class, University of Texas at Austin.


TEACHING and CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

 

Nov 1991

Taught the class Wind and Atmospheric Disturbance Models to the flight systems simulation engineers working at BOEING’s Aircraft Systems Laboratory.

Nov 1990 – May 1992

Wrote chapters 3, 4.3, 5.13, 6 and 9 of the General Simulation Model Software User’s Guide for BOEING’s Aircraft Systems Laboratory.

May 1986

Taught the class Spacelab and Astronomical Payloads Launch Window Analysis and Design to the Flight Design Engineers under contract to NASA’s Missions Operations Directive, Flight Dynamics and Design Division.  I also prepared the training manual and course contents for this class.

Jan 1978 – May 1978

Taught 2 sections of Engineering Dynamics for the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, the University of Texas at Austin.

Sep 1976 – Dec 1977

Tutored undergraduate students for the Mathematics Department, Texas A&M University at Kingsville.

Jan 1976 – July 1977

Taught undergraduate Physics laboratories for the Physics Department, Texas A&M University at Kingsville.

 

SUMMARY

I have always been keen about the mathematical foundations of Engineering and the Physical Sciences, and ensuring the mathematical correctness of all solutions.  I am originally an Aerospace Engineer (applied Celestial Mechanics, and aircraft flight simulation and control) and Applied Physicist who has followed in the footsteps of so many other Physicists who have come to work in Computer Science and Systems Engineering.  I have learned to program in more than one programming language, on many operating systems, and am knowledgeable of the Mathematical foundations of Computer Science and Digital Logic Design.

 

INTERESTS

Family.  Kayaking and canoeing (paddling and rowing).  Bicycling and hiking.  Snowshoeing and back country skiing.    Skin diving (snorkeling and SCUBA).  Oceanography and Astrophysics.  Clean air and water.  Scandinavian and Frisian dialects.  Wooden boats and Viking Ships.  Theology.  History of polar exploration.  Vikings: Culture, History, Language, Literature.  Weight training.


Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.

All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.

All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide. 

Pricing starts at €450 (approx £400 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!

 

2019 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):

1 month - Discovery 450 euros convert
3 months - Bronze 1150 euros convert
6 months - Silver 1950 euros convert
12 months - Gold 3200 euros convert

 

If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)622757477 or send us an email at sales@space-careers.com. We will set up an account for you and invoice you. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.

 

Subscriptions

 

Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.

 

VAT:

Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
- if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
- if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
- if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)

 

Support:

For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)622757477.
Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)622757477 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.

Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.

 

Warning:

We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
Recruitment agencies are only eligible for a Gold package and recruitment agencies recruiting for companies already using Space Careers will not be accepted.

To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
* The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
* Email - Must end in @yourcompany.com. Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.

Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing sales@space-careers.com. Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.

 
Terms & ConditionsCopyright ©2019 Spacelinks
Web Analytics