LEAD INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEER
Highly motivated Instrumentation Engineer with eight years of progressive experience designing, developing, integrating, and testing flight research instrumentation systems. Proven ability to take conceptual vision to implementation and lead a diverse team of professionals across multiple disciplines. Areas of expertise:
Data Acquisition System Development
Flight Test Planning and Operations
Data and Video Telemetry
Flight Instrumentation Hardware Selection
NASA Armstrong Edwards, CA
Flight Instrumentation Engineer 2007-Current
• F-15D Supersonic Research Testbed
Lead Instrumentation Engineer responsible for a team of engineers across multiple disciplines in the development of an instrumentation and video system for flight test research, from conceptual design through implementation.
o Successfully completed Mission Concept Review earning individual impact award
o Lead team to System Requirements Review two weeks ahead of schedule earning recognition from customer for outstanding support
o Organized discussions to accelerate and facilitate preliminary design phase
o Completed preliminary design of main subsystems
o Ongoing mentoring of two student interns and junior engineer
• F-18 846 Instrumentation
Lead Instrumentation Engineer responsible for development of an instrumentation and video system. Development included creation of requirements based on center wide input for a range of current and future projects.
o Presented Mission Concept Review to Center management
o Successfully completed System Requirements Review earning acknowledgement from management for remarkable accomplishment
o Mentored junior engineer with no flight test experience
• Ikhana Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)
Technical lead in charge of developing the first large unmanned aircraft to fly with ADS-B. This also marks the first flight of hardware for the NASA Aeronautics research project involving Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System.
o Designed communications and integration interface of ADS-B to aircraft system
o Adapted flight hardware for operation in a non-temperature controlled, non-pressurized environment
o Efforts directly led to successful test flight earning an individual impact award and recognition from project
• Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
Instrumentation engineer working on the first flight of an airborne observatory. Tasked with designing the data acquisition system for the telescope assembly.
o Oversaw testing, integr...
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