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Professional Experience

Feb 2013Present

Range Systems Engineer

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

-Mission Operations Directorate
--Range Engineering Branch


Serve as a key member of the Range Engineering team, responsible for all hardware related to the collection and transmission of information as telemetry between test vehicles and mission control. Systems knowledge includes video, radar, communications, computer systems and telemetry hardware.

 Results:

  • Designed, tested and implemented Radar Information Processing system to share radar information from radars to various range assets for control, monitor, and slaving.
  • Designed and Managed a virtual presence project, which allows for remote monitor of control room displays from anywhere in the world with internet accesses given NASA credentials. 
  • Serve as a NASA representative on  Agency wide counsels to include an Imagery Engineering Steering council, Mission Operations Standards team, and Records Management. 
  • Troubleshoot and design solution for malfunctioning systems to include thermal analysis for component enclosures experiencing errors due to temperature variation of environment.
  • Interface with customers to collect requirements, and perform systems engineering functions following NASA systems engineering processes for large projects such as infrastructure upgrades, equipment replacement, and new capabilities.
20122013

Undergraduate Research Assistant

University of Idaho

Halbach Arrays and High Temperature Superconductors for Contact-Free Flywheel Energy Storage System

Served as an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Christine Berven. Primary duties included experimental design, hardware design, data analysis, and experimentation.

Results:

  • Designed hardware and experiment procedures for testing both vertical and horizontal magnetic flux pinning of various combinations of YCBO superconductors and Halbach Arrays.
  • Collected, recorded and analyzed data to determine the hysteresis curves of various YCBO superconductors.
  • Co-Authored research paper that was presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Section of the American Physical Society. Pending additional publication. 
20122012

Undergraduate Research Assistant

University of Idaho

Conductivity and Methods of GaN coating Nanosprings

Served as an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. David McIllroy. Primary duties included design and construction of Atomic Layer Deposition system and procedures.

Results:

  • Designed and built system for Atomic Layer Deposition utilized for placing 4-5 angstroms thick Gallium Nitride coating on grown nano-springs.
  • Conducted experiments to determine electrical conduction of GaN coated  nanosprings.
Aug 2006Feb 2008

Combat Engineer (E-5)

US Army - Rear Detachment, 1st En Bn, 1st ID

Served as the S1 Administrations Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC), S2 Security NCOIC and S6 Communications NCOIC for the rear detachment element of deployed Battalion.

Results:

  • Designed and maintained System and methodology for tracking wounded soldiers at various Army and civilian medical facilities around the world.
  • Implemented training regiments for incoming soldiers to ready them for deployment to forward units in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Developed system for tracking and maintenance of Battalion communications and electronic assets.
  • Awarded Army Commendation Medal for contributions to rear detachment operations.
Aug 2003Aug 2006

Combat Engineer (E-2/E-3/E-4) 

US Army - Bco 1st En Bn, 1st ID

Served as a Team Leader, Operations Clerk, and Soldier for Bravo Company First Engineering Battalion, 1st Infantry Division.

Results:

  • Deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, contributing to efforts that resulted in the capture of over 370 enemy caches consisting of 28 tons of munitions and weapons.
  • Contributed to discovery and destruction of over 150 improvised devices, fortified 21 government buildings and coalition camps in the Al Anbar Province.
  • Performed Route Clearance of several hundred kilometers of roads, supporting six battalions in the Ar Ramadi and Habbaniuah area.
  • Awarded Presidential Unit Citation and Joint Meritorious Unit Award for Combat Operations in Iraq in 2004.
20022003

Assembler

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Served as an Assembler, Tester, Troubleshooter, and Parts Preparation tech for the production of power relay stations.

Results:

  • Certified in all areas of Electronic Assembly in under six months
  • Achieved 99.9% proficiency in quality, receiving less than 1 error in 1000 assembled boards