Nashua, NH

Position Desired

Systems Engineering
Anywhere in the U.S.


Robert C Parker is a qualified, versatile and resolution-focused systems engineer with over 20 years of proven success in technical leadership. Offering rich experience in engineering management roles and high- and low-level troubleshooting skills. Possessing extraordinary written and oral communication skills which build internal and external relationships. Recognized for continually producing better than expected results. Effective in both team and independent work roles. Possess extensive knowledge of and experienced in all phases of the systems lifecycle. Adapts quickly, providing results and value in the ever changing technical workplace. Adept in staff training/support and planning/implementing procedures and systems.

Security Clearance
Current: Top Secret Past: Top Secret/SCI

Systems Integration Engineer
Solid State Scientific Corporation, (SSSC) Nashua, NH 03062 September 2009 - Present

Perform Integration, Verification and Validation (IV&V) for Infrared (IR) Missile Warning Sensors (MWS) and Hostile Fire Indication (HFI) systems. Engaged in image processing algorithm development for Multi-Spectral (MSI) cameras and sensors.

• Led the Systems Engineering effort to repackage a Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) SWIR Focal Plane Array into a smaller, less expensive DEWAR. Resulted in an award of contract to build.

• Directed a team of SSSC engineers for data collection activities for EO/IR and MSI prototype camera and sensors. Led to over one half Tera Byte of usable imagery data crucial to a new program being captured.

• Integrated five Linux data acquisition systems, at Yuma Proving Grounds, successfully capturing data from the attached high data rate sensors. Implemented the wireless system and expertly managed the remote data collection through multiple virtual machines.

• In the ImageJ framework, created several Javascript applications to streamline the image processing workload. Wrote a Java standalone application for an image processing task.

• Serves as company calibration lead. Effectively stood up the AS9100C compliant calibration program. Wrote the calibration plan and discovered new calibrations resources. Directed the overall equipment calibration effort. Customer expressed significant satisfaction.

• Created the Spectral Angle Mapper (SAM) algorithm in Matlab to extract features in a VISNIR Multi-Spectral (MSI) Sensor. Compared and contrasted results to the Spectral Information Divergence (SID) algorithm. Assisted in MSI algorithm work which brought about the capture of a new MSI program.

• Expertly employed Matlab to implement the Bayes classifier for a SSSC MSI camera. Brought about more correct camouflage detection from background foliage scenes. Detection data successfully used for new program capture.

• Skillfully performed prototype camera characterization by designing a unique image registration algorithm for MSI polarimetric imagery. Used cross correlation to align a large number of polarimetric camera channels to create Stokes Vectors for Matlab analysis and prototyping.

BAE Systems, Nashua, NH Jan 2004 – Sep 2009
Principal Systems Engineer

Systems lead on several projects in the Missile Warning area of BAE. Responsibilities included requirements definition, design, test and integration while reporting on all aspects of the projects. My expertise was called upon often in the IV&V of the Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) and the Advanced Threat Infrared Counter Measures (ATIRCM).

• Crucial to the success of an ATIRCM functional test at the White Sands Missile Range, where upon request of the U.S. government I designed the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). I created a classified data collection system with commercial and military equipment. I coordinated across multiple functional areas to ensure WLAN effectiveness.

• Created requirements allocation tables and performed functional flow down for the Airborne Instrumentation System (AIS), a BAE Internal Research and Development (IRAD) program. Successfully designed a highly modified COTS hardware and software suite to record Hotlink image data. My system became the standard for recording live fire events.

• Led the total BAE Systems Engineering effort for a two Color Infrared (2CIR) Hostile Fire Indication (HFI) data collection event where our system flew on a Huey helicopter. I flew on board during the event to collect data to analyze the performance of the system in flight. This competitive event led to BAE winning the JATAS contract.

• Led the Systems Engineering portion of a Vibration Profile Data Acquisition (DAQ) Flight Test for a C-23 Sherpa Aircraft. Analyzed CMWS vibration requirements, ensured the DAQ hardware fit the profile and purchased new DAQ hardware to support the flight. Wrote the after action report. This successful flight test was a crucial step in the CMWS installation process.

• Created a Solaris Systems Administration class for BAE Systems Engineers. The CMWS is Solaris based, and the field deployment team often lacked in Solaris understanding. This class resulted in higher proficiency among the deployable teams and an increased ability of the teams to troubleshoot and repair the CMWS.

• Directed a White Sands deployment for the CMWS flare testing. I led a team of three engineers and successfully proved a new flare type worked in the system. My efforts on this test increased the overall satisfaction of the CMWS with U.S. government customer so much that the DOD customer requested my service, by name, for future WSMR ATIRCM testing.

• Led the integration, onto an Aero Commander aircraft, the BAE 2CIR system for a clutter data collection event. I integrated the C-Migits III Inertial navigation (INS) into a test platform inside the aircraft. I flew onboard the aircraft and successfully collected 16 hours of 2CIR and INS data. I performed post flight analysis of the data. This data became the backbone for JATAS analysis and the eventual winning of the JATAS contract.

• Wrote a Concept of Operations (ConOps), a Software Requirements Document (SRD), and an Engineering Flight Test (EFT) Management Plan for an ATIRCM UH-60 installation. I flew on board the helicopter to verify the performance of the ATIRCM. This was the first event to successfully show the U.S. Army that ATIRCM could fly on a helicopter and provide a successful missile warning and missile jamming capability. I received a Certificate of Appreciation for this work.

• Wrote the Acceptance Test Procedure for a new Human Machine Interface using the DOORS program to document my adherence to the customer requirements.

• Performed a trade study using the Expert Choice decision support tool for AHP automation. This resulted in a formal document the customer used to support his “make or buy” decision.

Raytheon Company, Garland, TX November 1999 – January 2004
Senior Systems Engineer I...

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