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Expert in Spacecraft Attitude Control/Maneuver; Momentum Management; Math: Quaternion and Vectors

Expert ID: 725747 Colorado, USA

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Expert has extensive experience in development and operation of orbital vehicles. He developed methods and algorithms for generating spacecraft attitude maneuvers; he developed momentum control and management methods that more than doubled projected vehicle lifetime. He developed and implemented procedures for operation, anomaly response and recovery of orbiting vehicles. Expert received several cash awards and numerous internal company awards for various development efforts.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Denver, Colorado - Colorado Springs, Colorado - Aurora, Colorado - Fort Collins, Colorado - Arvada, Colorado - Pueblo, Colorado - Westminster, Colorado - Boulder, Colorado - Greeley, Colorado - Longmont, Colorado

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1969 Degree: BS Subject: Aerospace Engineering Institution: University of Colorado
Year: 1980 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: San Diego State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Contract Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He is performing trade studies in support of the GPS Next Generation Ground System proposal effort.
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: Missile Defense Agency Title: Principal Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He developed methods for simulation and modeling target missiles and Ground Based Midcourse Interceptors.
Years: 1989 to 2006 Employer: The Boeing Co. Title: Principal Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He performed development, analysis and operation of: spacecraft attitude GNC; momentum control; maneuver generation; vehicle and appendage pointing.
Years: 1986 to 1989 Employer: Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin) Title: Spacecraft Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He developed methods of attitude control, simulation and modeling of proposed Space Based Laser Battle station.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He taught engineering analysis courses for San Diego State University.

Developed and taught extensive engineering courses for engineering and operational personnel as part of job duties.
Other Relevant Experience
He has extensive knowledge and experience of mathematical analysis methods and techniques, including use of quaternions, vectors, matrices, numerical integration.

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