Employee Profiles

Employee Profiles 2017-05-20T14:00:18+00:00

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ASI Team of Extremely Talented and Highly Motivated Individuals

Advanced Solutions, Inc. continually strives for excellence in all that we do, we set new standards for exceptional customer service, and we create innovative solutions for our clients.

Advanced Solutions, Inc employs an experienced staff of software, aerospace, electrical, mechanical, and systems engineers skilled in the application of state-of-the-art technology. Each professional has, on the average, more than fifteen years of experience developing, using, and supporting application software and engineering solutions. Each professional has experience in complete solution development, implementation, and maintenance.

Employee Profiles

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Experience

Senior Executive and Co-Owner of Advanced Solutions, Inc with 30+ years’ experience including Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) systems; software development and management; intelligent/automated systems; large scale hardware and software integration; real-time simulation and control systems; sensor processing; analytical modeling; and performance analysis. Demonstrated capability to effectively apply these skills in diverse areas encompassing both ground-based (C3I, robotics and transportation) and space-based (avionics and trajectory/attitude control) systems. Extensive computer and software skills covering a range of languages and operating systems as well as broad experience with commercial applications software. John managed the development of the Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) for the Air Force TacSAT-2 satellite and is currently managing the development of the GN&C system for the ORBCOMM Generation 2 satellite constellation.

Prior to founding ASI in 1995, John spent 11 years at Lockheed Martin working on a number of space-based (avionics and trajectory/attitude control) and ground-based (communication, command, control & intelligence) systems. Mr. Cuseo is an industry expert in areas of autonomous rendezvous and docking, satellite servicing systems and planetary entry systems. John has been involved in GN&C system development for various Earth orbiting and interplanetary spacecraft including MSP ’98 Orbiter and Lander, Earth Observing System, Manned Maneuvering System, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and TechSat21. He also led several research and development activities in Lockheed Martin’s Space Operations Simulator (SOS) laboratory including real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulations of piloted and autonomous rendezvous and docking systems. His work has spanned all aspects of spacecraft development from conceptual design through mission operations.

Education

University of Colorado
Master of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, 1989
Thesis Title: Planetary Terminal Descent Control System with Vision-Based Parallel Processing for Autonomous Hazard Avoidance

San Diego State University
Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 1985
Cum Laude with Distinction in Major, Vice President – Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)

Experience

Senior Executive and Co-Owner of Advanced Solutions, Inc with 30+ years’ experience including software development and management, workforce automation, distributed computing application development, and spacecraft ground command and telemetry systems. Extensive knowledge designing and implementing ground data systems for spacecraft integration and test and mission operations. Pioneered many of the concepts used to bring the JPL AMMOS Ground System into Integration and Test, producing a true test-like-you-fly environment. Development, Integration, Test, Launch, and Mission Operations experience with 17 missions starting with the Magellan Spacecraft through Osiris-Rex.

Small Company Ownership and Operation:

  • Staffing and Human Resources
  • Proposal Preparation
  • Accounting, Business Planning

Ground Data System Engineer for past and present JPL flight projects including Magellan, Mars Observer, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars 98 Orbiter & Lander, Stardust, Mars Odyssey, Genesis, and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Orion EFT-1:

  • Ground Data System Design and Development
  • Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations (ATLO) Support
  • Kennedy Space Center Spacecraft – Launch Vehicle Integration. Extensive experience with KSC/CCAFS operations.
  • Test and Operations Facility Design and Development
  • Mission Operations Flight Teams

Systems Engineer for past and present Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) projects including Techsat-21 and Roadrunner:

  • Operations Concept Development
  • Ground Data System Design and Development
  • Simulation Design and Development

Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Co-Principle Investigator (Co-PI) for SBIR Topic Low-Cost/Robust Nanosatellite Spacecraft for Distributed, Communication Systems Constellations:

  • Dynamic Space Simulator (DSS) providing the capability to simulate ADCS sensors and actuators for single spacecraft and multiple spacecraft constellations.
  • On-board Dynamic Simulation System (ODySSy) providing the capability to close the ADCS control loop during ground testing.
  • Web-based Data Distribution System (WebDDS) providing the capability to distribute spacecraft data over the web using standard web browsers.

Independent Review Team (IRT) Participant for Ground/Flight Software and ATLO for SIRTF, SIM, and the Navigator Program.

Session Chair for the IEEE Aerospace Conference in Big Sky, MT (2001, 2002, 2003):

  • Recruited Papers and Presenters
  • Reviewed Papers for Acceptance
  • Organized and Proctored Session Presentations

Education

University of Colorado
Master of Engineering, Computer Science, 1989
Thesis Title: A Layered Approach to Software Development

University of Wyoming
Bachelor of Science, MIS/Computer Science, 1984

Experience

Over 40 years of Aerospace experience spanning from the first Titan/Gemini Launch to present. Provides consulting and guidance to ASI and ASI’s clients.

1998 to 2000 Defense Systems – Managed the Article Integration and Test Team for a major classified program. Major focus was implementation of process improvements to increase the operational efficiency of the integration, test and launch activities.
1997 to 1998 Mars Surveyor Program – Managed the MSP `01 Phase A Study. Conducted trade studies to define the Orbiter and Lander configuration best suited for accommodating the science for the MARS 2001 opportunity.
1993 to 1997 Mars Global Surveyor – Managed the Spacecraft Assembly, Test, Launch and Mission Operations for the development phase of the program.
1983 to 1993 Magellan Project – Program Manager for the Magellan Spacecraft Team providing real-time monitoring and control of the spacecraft during Venus Mapping Operations. Prior to launch, was Manager of Spacecraft Manufacturing, System Test and Launch Operations.
1981 to 1983 Test Department – Manager Program Support. Provided technical support for the development and implementation of test programs for numerous small prototype flight projects.
1980 to 1981 Near Field Test Laboratory – Manager of the Near Field Test Laboratory. Responsible for providing performance verification of large aperture antennas using near field measurement techniques.
1979 to 1980 Manned Maneuvering Unit – Chief of the Verification Requirements and Test Operations. Developed the MMU system verification program.
1978 to 1978 Teleoperator Retrieval Spacecraft – Test Engineering Chief responsible for the preparation of test plans and procedures.
1973 to 1978 Viking Project – Test Conductor for the factory checkout of the Mars Lander and the integration, test and launch of the combined Viking Orbiter and Lander. Following launch served as Flight Control Chief for the Mission Operations at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
1972 to 1973 Skylab Project – Chief of Launch Operations for the Martin Marietta supplied
1965 to 1972 Apollo Lunar Module Program – Spacecraft Test Conductor for the Lunar Module. Responsible for the planning and implementation of system level Integration, Test, and Launch Operations at the Kennedy Space Center. Served as the Chief Test Conductor for checkout and launch of the first manned Lunar Module and the first Lunar Landing.
1962 to 1965 Gemini Program – Flight Controls and Malfunction Detection System Test Engineer for the Titan/Gemini Launch Vehicle. Served on the Launch Team for the first five Titan/Gemini launches.

Education

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, 1959

Experience

Software Engineer with thirteen years’ experience in Object Oriented software design and engineering. Commercial software development experience in Windows and ASP.NET SaaS eLearning enterprise applications. Backend development with MySQL, SQL Server, ADO.NET, LINQ and Entity Framework. Applied N-Tier, SOA and Microsoft MVC architectures. Expertise in code and database optimization, security, cloud scaling and testing frameworks. Adept with a variety of systems including VMware ESXi 5+, Hyper-V, Windows Server, Mac OSX and Linux. Skilled in C#, SQL, TSQL, LINQ, JavaScript, jQuery, jQueryUI, HTML5, CSS3, ZingCharts, FusionCharts, and Telerik. Talented facilitator of cross-discipline teams to improve product design, UI and UX (User eXperience).

Education

Regis University
Master of Science, Software Engineering, Thesis In Progress

University of Denver
Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance, 2000

Experience

Mr. Andringa has been an aerospace control systems engineer since 2005. He possesses a wide variety of industry experience including Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) systems, autopilot design and optimization, aerodynamic modeling and simulation, Kalman filtering, system architecture design, digital signal processing, system performance analysis, and adaptive control. He has worked on a variety of aerospace platforms including rotorcraft (Apache AH-64D), missiles (SM-2), guided-projectiles (ERGM, Excalibur), spacecraft (FalconSat 6, OG2, MSV, MRO, Juno, OSIRIS-Rex), and simulations/emulators (STK SOLIS, Orion OMS-Engine).

Prior to joining ASI in 2011, Mr. Andringa was employed at Boeing Integrated Defense and Raytheon Missile Systems where he was involved in many phases of program development including proposal, design, competitive down-select, integration and test, failure investigation, and production. In 2009, he received Raytheon’s Excellence in Engineering & Technology Award and a US Patent (US 2012/0138729 A1) for his innovative solutions to non-linear aerodynamic problems.

In addition to internal and contracted GN&C engineering tasks, Mr. Andringa serves many roles at ASI including strategic IR&D planning and execution, business development, customer relations, proposals, tool development, and architecture design. He has been a primary architect in the development of STK SOLIS, Target Planner, DevTool, and many software algorithms. His GN&C experience includes substantial s-plane, z-plane, and time-domain design including large-scale Design-of-Experiments (DOE) and Monte-Carlo implementation. He is passionate about generating scalable and reusable solutions to complex problems such that we can collectively move the space industry forward.

Mr. Andringa has extensive experience in several software languages and tools including MATLAB, Simulink, C, C++, STK, and Ada. His hardware experience includes supplier development, modeling, and requirements verification of multiple sensor and actuations systems including IMU’s, GPS receivers, gyros, star trackers, sun sensors, magnetometers, horizon sensors, canard actuation systems, reaction wheels, thrusters, isolators, mechanical gimbals, solar panels, and thermal systems.

Education

Washington University in St Louis
Master of Science, System Science & Mathematics, 2007
Linear & Non-Linear Systems; Optimal and Adaptive Control; Stochastic Processing; Kalman Filtering.

Iowa State University
Bachelor of Science with Distinction, Aerospace Engineering, 2005
Aerodynamics; Astrodynamics; Structural Mechanics; Control Systems; Propulsion; System Design.

Continuing Education

System Identification; Multi-Disciplinary Optimization; GPS/INS Kalman Filtering; Discrete Signal Processing;

Experience

Senior System Test and Project Engineer with over 30 years experience in Spacecraft and Spacecraft component System level testing. Previous experience with Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin, and Ball Aerospace on projects ranging from Peacekeeper, Atlas, Mars ’98 Orbiter/Lander, Genesis, Deep Impact, Kepler, JWST, to Orion.

Education

Arapahoe Community College
Riverside City College
Naval Technical Training Ctr., Advanced Electronics
Naval Technical Training Ctr., Basic Electronics

Experience

Senior Software Architect developing medium and large scale systems since 1982. Recent work includes development for Gulfstream Aerospace and Teton Aviation for aircraft compliance tracking with extensive use of SQL Server, C#, and ASP.Net. Recently development also includes design and implementation of Iridium NEXT testbed to support flight hardware/software testing using C++ under real-time Linux. Earlier work includes development of laser engraving systems, robotic test beds, Mars rover research and development, hand controller for SSI, high-speed image processing for target acquisition and tracking, and data handling test bed for spacecraft. Work includes a network management API in a platform independent, three-tier client/server architecture. Received NASA New Technology Award for Hand Controller work. Software has been developed in Assembly, C, C++, C#, and others.

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder
BA, Mathematics/Computer Science, 1988

Experience

Software Engineer since 2002 with technical and project management experience in various fields. Experience in all layers of web development with a focus on the data tier. Many years of experience in development, performance tuning and administration of enterprise class SQL Server solutions, as well as Oracle, Teradata, MySQL and Netezza. Web and client application development experience utilizing ASP.NET, C#, SQL, LINQ, Javascript, JQuery, Powershell ,VBScript, PHP, HTML5, CSS & VBA. iOS mobile development experience utilizing Xamarin Studio and XCode. Strong experience with Windows Server setup, administration and virtualization.

Education

A.S. Computer Programming and Software Technology
Westwood College – Denver, CO – 2002

Experience

Software Engineer since 2000 working as a member of the ASI Flight and Ground Software teams.

Member of the software development team to implement and build a software test bed for next generation satellite constellation. Member of the I&T team for early development through box level testing.

A member of the integration and test team for next generation satellite constellation including early setup, scripting and use of the ground data system using InControl (L3). Work included integration of C&DH into early flat sat model and telemetry received by InControl.

Development of modular Command and Data Handling (C&DH) system, and two generations of a low-cost modular C&DH system as part of the Spacecraft Plug-and-Play Avionics (SPA) Rapid Response to Space initiative, including:

  • Debugging discrete circuits including USB host controller (Cypress SL811) and USB hub
  • Developing and debugging USB host controller, Ethernet and other Linux (kernel 2.4.x) operating system device drivers in C programming language
  • Developing, debugging and testing VxWorks 6.x device drivers in C programming language
  • Maintaining and upgrading Special Test Equipment (STE) for custom C&DH including writing test script (Perl) and VxWorks 6.xxx device driver wrappers (C and C++)
  • Member of Small Business Initiative into Research (SBIR) NASA SBIR: “Adaptable and Reconfigurable Modular Systems (GSFC) – Plug and Play, Distributed Avionics” Phase I to add plug and play interfaces to new company C&DH, and proposal team for Phase II. The Project Manager for Phase 2 SBIR, responsible for technical execution, cost account awareness, and quarterly technical progress reports.

Responsible for development, procurement and integration of Electronic Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) for the Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) program, including umbilical, Space Craft Interface Box (SCIB) and test conductor workstation for command and telemetry with Harris OS/COMET; member of initial flat sat testing team for spacecraft bus; developed and executed test procedures for fault protection algorithm and test to verify final fault protection algorithm success.

Member of implementation team for the AFRL Responsive Spacecraft System Test Bed; SPA USB (SPA-U) specification and implementation; designed and developed company Satellite Data Model (SDM) and common data dictionary; software development of interfaces for TacSat-3 Space Plug and Play Avionics Experiment (SAE).

Member of initial flat sat (prototype) testing team for spacecraft bus for the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) TacSat-2, Roadrunner mission; developed and executed test procedures for satellite attitude determination and control system, night sky testing, Inertial Stellar Compass payload, fault protection and day in the life testing using Spacecraft Command Language (SCL); day in the life testing executing initial launch through first simulated radio contact; provided on-site support to customer flight integration and testing team; maintained and upgraded existing EGSE including LabView command and telemetry system.

Education

Colorado State University
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, December 2000

Colorado State University (Online) Continuing Education

  • CS470 : Computer Architecture (Fall 2009)
  • CS556 : Computer Security (Spring 2010)

Experience

Aerospace/Controls engineer with 3 years’ experience including development of a complex spacecraft processor Stateflow model; developed and demonstrated cold gas thruster PID deadband control system; development of conventional and extended Kalman filters for spacecraft attitude and orbit determination; complex interplanetary trajectory assessment and mission development; spacecraft mission operations. Performed research in GPS attitude determination using GPS receiver SNR data for spacecraft in low earth orbit. Extensive software experience in Matlab, Simulink/Stateflow, C/C++ on both Windows and Linux/UNIX operating systems.

Mr. Cuseo led the simulation modeling effort for the ORION Orbital Maneuvering System Engine (OMS-E) and Thrust Vector Controller (TVC) emulator developed by ASI. The emulator is used to support Lockheed Martin and Airbus in ORION service module simulation and flight hardware qualification. He is certified on the Mars Odyssey GNC operations team performing GNC analysis and flight product development. Prior to joining ASI, Mr. Cuseo led a research and development effort at Boeing Defense and Space developing a simulation to model fault scenarios.

Education

University of Colorado Boulder
Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 2014
Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation
Research Area: GPS SNR-based Attitude Determination

Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 2013
Magna Cum Laude

Experience

Software and Systems Engineer with over 10 years of experience developing real-time embedded software and firmware for military and commercial robotics programs, tape drive controllers, and Palm applications, utilizing both microprocessors and microcontrollers. Duties have included implementing protocol standards including JAUS (Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems), and many subcategories of SCSI (Small Computer System Interface), as well as home-grown protocols to communicate with multiple processors. Communication interfaces used include direct memory access, Ethernet, Infrared, SPI, I2C, RS422, RS232, and CAN. Hardware components integrated include flash memory, EEPROM, SDRAM, analog and digital I/O, and PID motion control components. Operating systems employed include VxWorks, Linux, CMX, as well as implementing microcontroller solutions without any operating systems.

Also have designed and built electronic boards, created wiring diagrams, and have overseen construction of components.

Additional experience includes 3D mechanical design and machining of precision parts on both lathes and milling machines through manual control as well as CNC.

Education

Colorado School of Mines
BS in Engineering with Electrical Specialty, 2001
Engineering Days Engineer for Electrical Engineering
Outstanding Graduating Senior Award for Electrical Engineering

Experience

8 Years Accounting Experience. Proven expertise in maintaining and assuring integrity of company financials. Managing and Administering Benefit Information. Working Knowledge of Government Contracting and financial statement preparation in accordance with GAAP, DCAA and Company policy. Preparation and support for Incurred Cost Submission and year-end audit and tax preparation.

5 Years’ Experience in Software Development and support on Manufacturing, Accounting and Payroll Systems for Honeywell.

Education

Colorado State University
Bachelor of Science, Business – Concentration in Computer Information, 1987

Continuing Education

Government Accounting Practices, TAMRA Criteria for COBRA, Financial Management, HR Benefit Administration

Experience

Mr. Gerrie has been designing and developing embedded software systems since 2001. Areas of expertise include C, C++, and OO system design. His project experience includes flight and test software for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and several NRL and AFRL satellites, as well as serving as technical lead for simulation software for Lockheed-Martin’s GRAIL mission. The GRAIL simulation runs in a real-time HWIL distributed environment using SGI-IRIX and vxWorks as well as in a “soft” environment where all hardware is modeled (non-real-time). He is the developer/architect for the Iridium/NEXT satellite network’s real time LBand software modem controllers. Mr Gerrie is co-designer of ASI’s custom MCDH real-time OS-independent avionics software architecture. MCDH is currently serving as the architecture the Air Force’s Falcon Sat-5 and Falcon Sat-6 as well as the backbone of the STK/SOLIS and STK/ODySSy systems.

Education

University of Colorado
Master of Science, Computer Science Engineering, 2003

Tufts University
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1997

Experience

Electrical Engineering since 1995 in Digital and Analog design. Included are two satellite PCBs aboard the USAF FalconSAT 6, Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) for seven NASA missions and three aircraft simulators (classified and FAA rated commercial). Excelling in the design of Flight/EDU – board, box, and system level electrical simulation rack assemblies. Incorporating electrical emulation and data acquisition for all flight hardware functionality. Electrical design of assemblies in Spacecraft Test Labs (STLs), where “Flight” and “Flight Like” hardware is tested using test software in a ground support configuration using “Flight Like Harnessing”. EMI and Thermal Vacuum cabling configurations have also been designed. Failure analysis on the designed EGSE, verifying the detailed design of the EGSE and any possible failure will result “WITHOUT HARM” for any Flight Hardware. Developing processes/procedures to disassemble, relocate, setup, and test entire spacecraft EGSE configurations are other attainments. Set up, organization and execution of complete drawing packages including schematics, assembly, HW/SW channel lists, drawing trees, cabling and bill of materials.

Education

ITT Technical Institute
Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering, 1995
Alpha Beta Kappa (Top 5%)

Experience

Mr. Griffin has been an aerospace control systems engineer since 2003. His experience includes Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) system design and verification, spacecraft modeling and simulation, spacecraft integration and test, and spacecraft operations. He has worked on numerous spacecraft programs including USAFA FalconSat-5 and FalconSat-6, Orbcomm Generation 2 (OG2), AFRL Demonstration & Science Experiments (DSX), and Mars Odyssey. His role in the Orbcomm Generation 2 spacecraft included leading the design verification phase as well as leading the ADCS team during launch and early operations.

Mr. Griffin possesses skills including frequency and time domain analysis of aerospace systems. He is proficient in numerous computer languages such as Matlab, Simulink, and C++ and has extensive experience developing flight software algorithms and analysis tools utilizing these languages.

Education

Iowa State University
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2003
Research Area: Control Systems
Thesis: Robust and Fault Tolerant Flight Control Design

Iowa State University
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2002

Experience

Software engineer since 2006 in software design and implementation, with a history in 3D CAD modeling software. At ASI, Mr. Halladay has been one of the primary engineers developing the STK/SOLIS satellite simulation suite, and has contributed to various web-based, mobile, embedded, and desktop software applications.

Education

Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, 2009

Experience

Assembly, test and system integration manager/advisor with 34 years of experience with program management, aerospace test engineering, system verification, complex system integration, test & implementation, customer relationship development, organization setup, trouble-shooter & problem solver, education/ training, inventory & budget management, team builder & motivator. He offers a broad background of proven hands-on management experience with a “make it happen” attitude.

Mr. Henk, formerly of Lockheed Martin, has been responsible for the efforts required to develop, document and manage complex ground and flight systems assembly, integration and verification programs for spacecraft flight and ground hardware/ software elements. He worked directly with NASA, DoD, FAA, DOE, Universities, and foreign companies to plan, status and implement operations. Managed efforts for system assembly, integration and test, facility activation/ operations, vendor selections, customer reviews, ground support equipment design & development, test tool development, logistics engineering/operations, property management, test lab operations, ground & flight hardware production, test software development & integration, software control system checkout, and launch processing. He has participated in numerous cost & design proposal efforts, contract negotiations, program implementation, customer interaction, operations planning/scheduling, field site preparations & upgrades, problem resolution and recovery efforts, and team building activities. He actively participated in the FAA Systems Engineering & Integration for implementing the Advanced Automation System as well as the following NASA spacecraft programs: Magellan, Flight Telerobotic Servicer, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Surveyor Program, Stardust, Odyssey, Genesis, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Juno, and Gravity Recovery & Interior Laboratory (GRAIL). He is currently the Assembly, Test & Launch Operations Manager for the JPL/Lockheed Martin Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, & Heat Transport (InSight) Program.

Education

United States Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs, Colorado
BS General Studies (basic engineering) – 1975

Undergraduate & Instructor Pilot Training (T-38) – US Air Force, 1977

Airline Transport Pilot Training – Avia Corporation, Atlanta, GA, 1980

Experience

Senior Aerospace/GN&C Engineer with 26 years experience supporting all phases of the GN&C development process from system level requirements allocation and pointing budgets, through design, integration and test, to launch and on-orbit operations. Mr. Lander has technical expertise in the areas of attitude determination, attitude control, and GN&C hardware. He has worked on over a dozen space programs including STARDUST, Mars Observer, MRO, GOES-R, TACSAT-2, DSX, as well as other NASA, classified, & commercial spacecraft.

Education

Stanford University
MSE, Aeronautics & Astronautics, 1985
Control Systems concentration: Digital, Optimal, and Nonlinear Control; Classical and Modern Control.

University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 1984
Structural Mechanics, Dynamics, Aerodynamics, and Controls.

Continuing Education

Robotics, Advanced Control Theory, Software Architecture & Design, Probability & Random Processes and Management Classes

Experience

Staff Software/Systems engineer with 24 years experience in systems engineering and software design and implementation. Proven expertise in developing UNIX-based telemetry and data analysis systems using a variety of software and hardware platforms. Working knowledge of embedded system design, digital signal processing and satellite image processing. Well versed in the systems development life cycle, from requirements through design and implementation. Currently, he is managing and participating in the development of the OrbComm Gen 2 Bus Flight Software and developing ASI’s rehost of the APT/TacSAT5 SPA-based SDM plug-and-play software to VxWorks and VxSim. Additionally, he is developing the SPA ASIM software for connecting to a Sinclair Reaction Wheel.

Mr. Leonard has provided Ground Data System, Integration & Test, and Mission Operations Support for the following programs: Magellan, MGS, MSP ’98 Orbiter/Lander, Stardust, Mars Odyssey, Genesis, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Deep Impact, TechSat 21, Road Runner, and Hubble Robotic Vehicle. Mr. Leonard has also performed flight software development for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, TechSat 21, Road Runner, OrbComm Gen 2 and APT/TacSAT5. He was also involved in the integration effort of the ORION PA-1 Flight Software Test Lab (VTB).

Education

Colorado State University
Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1986
Research Area: Digital Signal Processing
Thesis: Periodically Time-Varying Narrow-Band Channel Data Transmission System

Colorado State University
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1983

Experience

Software engineer since 2005 developing full life-cycle software solutions for numerous NASA and DoD programs. Mr. Moholt has developed software for modular ground systems (GMSEC), large constellation ground systems (GPS OCX), interplanetary manned (NASA Orion) and unmanned spacecraft (NASA Juno), and a number of short and long range weapon systems (Tomahawk, SM3). Gained experience on multiple processors including the LEON2 and RAD750 in single and multi-processor architectures using operating systems such as RTEMS and VxWorks. Additionally, he has led teams as a Scrum Master on both GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) and NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. His expertise includes full software lifecycle development in C and C++ across numerous platforms, command and telemetry decommutation, multi-threaded development and debugging, system-wide failure review and analysis, delay tolerant networking, ARINC 653, SOA, and spacecraft command and control.

Education

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Master of Science, Systems Engineering, 2011

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, 2005

Experience

Software/Electrical Engineer since 1995 in application architecture and software development. Currently the Director of Technology and Product Development for Teton Aviation Group, a subsidiary of ASI – this includes project management, new business development, and architecture overview for Gulfstream MyCMP, an enterprise level aviation maintenance system. Past aerospace experience includes development and support of ground data systems for the Mars98, Stardust, Genesis and GOES-R programs; including development of specialized spacecraft test and mission operations tools, and design/development of posttest analysis software for spacecraft telemetry. Extensive knowledge of both Windows and Unix environments including administration, networking, security, storage and performance. Expertise in C#, Java, T-SQL, ASP.net, AJAX, XML, Web Services, SAML/SSO and Javascript. Practical experience in PERL, VB and C/C++.

Education

University of Wyoming
Master of Science, Electrical Engineering with Biomedical Option, 1997
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1995

Experience

Software/Systems Engineer since 1995 in software design and implementation. 12+ years experience in the .NET framework and life cycle including User Interface development, SQL Server development (stored procedures, table maintenance) .NET services and integration with third party user controls. Implemented data driven PDF designs with iText library including PDF/FDF form interaction and PDF Javascript. Accelerated the build and deployment process from more than 3 hours to less than 30 minutes using Powershell build scripts.

Created automated build and testing process using rsync and Google’s gtest framework for embedded C/C++ application translator. Implemented C/C++ translator application for customer’s custom hardware test set. Provided remote and on-site support as a consultant for both the primary customer and their domestic and international clients.

Designed and implemented multi-threaded, secure (HTTPS), web-based Conference application using J2EE (Servlets, JDBC), Apache, and C/C++. Designed and implemented original interfaces to multiple databases, API “XML over HTTPS” and “in-house Query” application (SQL over TCP/IP). Increased build/installation success rate from 25 to 100 percent after acquiring process.

Created and designed updated build process with scripts responsible for downloading source code from repository (over 4,000 individual files), compiling all code (both Java and C/C++), installing on QA/development environment and “bundling” software for distribution onto production network. Designed and implemented messaging communication layer between Conference web servers for “interactive” Conference events. Created prototype for client and server communication for “interactive” Conference events using JavaScript.

Mr. Mosher completed the development for all Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) software control for the Mars Global Surveyor Mission.

Education

University of Colorado
Master of Science, Computer Science, In Progress

University of Colorado
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 1995

Experience

Embedded Software and Electrical Engineer with 14 years experience in software design and implementation and electrical design and implementation. Comprehensive technical background in software engineering includes experience in all phases of the software life-cycle: requirements definition; design; coding; test; and maintenance. Comprehensive knowledge of electrical assembly design and fabrication including parts engineering, procurement, PWB layout, thermal analysis, stress analysis and manufacturing. Specializing in flight hardware and software integration and test. Mr. Mouw completed hardware and software development, integration and test for the following missions: Stardust, Mars ’98 Lander, Mars ’98 Orbiter, Odyssey, Genesis, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Phoenix, TacSAT3(SAE), TacSAT4(UIE), OrbComm Gen 2, and Juno.

Education

Metro State College of Denver – Denver, Colorado
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, 2001

University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1996
Specialized in Digital Signal Processing

Experience

Software and Systems Engineer with 9 years experience in spacecraft operations and software development for operations. At ASI Ms Ramos worked as a Ground Data System Engineer for the Grail mission and is currently working Data Management schemes for the Orion OFT-1 Mission. Working for LASP, Ms Ramos was the Deputy Software Systems Engineer. She organized science operations center requirements flow-down and development, performed project management tasks including authoring project management documentation; obtained and reported progress metrics, and developed and documented ground system architecture and design. As the Operations Manager for (QuikSCAT) Ms Ramos interfaced with project stakeholders to ensure spacecraft health and safety and timely data delivery, managed daily operations, science data delivery, and long-term mission planning, coordinated operations support for the spacecraft engineering team in anomaly situations, coordinated mission service to meet data latency and system reliability requirements, and continually increased responsibilities and involvement in project planning and contract proposals. As the Operations Engineer / Software Developer she designed and coded automated websites for monitoring spacecraft and remote operations, programmed, documented and maintained orbit analysis and maneuver planning tools, planned and managed system integration and test and supported launch and early orbit operations real-time and on-call operations; resolved data anomalies, data delivery and scheduling issues, planned ground system integration and test planning to integrate mission operations and science operations facilities with NASA ground system elements.

Education

University of Colorado Boulder
Bachelor of Science; Aerospace Engineering – August, 2002

Continuing Education

Graduate Studies; Statistical Orbit Determination, Aerospace Environment, Control Systems, Aerospace Math Methods, Project Management, Neural Networks
PMP – projected test date, September, 2010

Experience

Aerospace/Controls Engineer with 6 years controls experience. Specific experience includes safe mode timeline development and analysis including Simulink sun sensor and reaction wheel hardware modeling; propulsive maneuver analysis including Simulink IMU and thruster hardware modeling; spacecraft attitude control system design including flexible body and fuel slosh; orbit propagator development and fidelity analysis; ADCS flight software algorithm document and unit test development; ADCS parameter value and algorithm verification to ensure requirement compliance; Sun Sensor Assembly hardware development, build, and test for TacSat-2 and DSX; Rate Sensor Assembly development, build, and test for Orbcomm Generation 2; and guidance, navigation, and control hardware test support for the Pad Abort 1 test flight of the Orion project. Additionally, Tim was the primary ADCS Subsystem Engineer for TacSat-2 Integration and Test, Launch, and Operations.

Additional experience includes spacecraft engineering and mission control work for several military defense satellites; classical and modern control system design using both discrete and continuous time analyses; spacecraft engineering, software engineering, orbit analysis, and mission control for the DSCS III mission; development of a data analysis trending tool, simulations, and telemetry databases in support of residual spacecraft operations; and experience training and testing artificial neural networks in support of spacecraft anomaly detection. So far in his career, Tim’s work has contributing to following programs: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Phoenix Lander 2007, TacSat-2, Demonstration and Science Experiments, Orion, GOES-R, Orbcomm Generation 2, DSCS III, DSP, EOS-SOURCE and UARS SOLSTICE.

Education

University of Colorado
Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 2000
Emphasis in Control System Design

University of Colorado
Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 1999
Minor in Computer Science

Experience

Senior full stack C#/SQL developer with since 1998 developing applications for a variety of industries including Oil & Gas, Technology, Travel, Finance and Healthcare. Extensive experience developing applications for disconnected architectures including Rig compliance software for mobile devices and Hotel management desktop applications. Proven expertise in SQL Server design, construction, maintenance and deployment of ETL tools. Experience working with various operating environments including Linux, UNIX, Macintosh and all versions of Microsoft Windows 3.11 through 8.1.

Worked in various capacities from commercial fisherman in Alaska to private chef for some of Boston’s elite. Avid mountain climber, skier, cyclist, scuba diver and inspired chef.

Education

Colorado State University – Fort Collins, CO
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration-Computer Information Systems (1998)
Minor: Liberal Arts-Natural Resource Economics

Experience

Senior Flight Software Engineer since 1994 developing software for advanced research applications and/or computer architectures; such as flight software for spacecraft or innovative software for massively parallel research processors. Specific experience includes the design, implementation, maintain, integrate, and test of various pieces of embedded flight software for multiple deep space missions such as Mars Surveyor Program ’98 & ’01, Stardust, Genesis, SIRTF, and MRO. Responsible engineer for most of the communication, data storage, and other related modules of flight software including uplink, downlink, relay, flash memory, and mass memory. Engineered this software through the entire life-cycle of requirements analysis, design specification, implementation, integration, testing, and maintenance. This software was written in C and was multi-threaded. Gained experience on embedded VME and cPCI platforms using PPC603, RS-6000, RAD750, S950, SP0 (and more) microprocessors as well as the use of real-time priority based operating systems such as VxWorks. Designed and created various models and architecture software for the Deep Impact (DI) Software Test Benches (SWTB) such as a Camera Simulation Board device driver and instrument/comet simulation. Lead developer for the Modular Flight Software base developed by ASI.

Additional experience on various pieces of the Fibre Channel device driver stack for the Sun Microsystems Solaris OS. This software was written in C and took advantage of the multi-threaded nature of the Solaris kernel. Added new functionality to allow for application software to send generic SCSI commands through a supported Fibre Channel port. Maintained new functionality to allow application software to send FC-GS through a supported Fibre Channel port. Diagnosed and fixed various problems found within the Fibre Channel device driver stack. Created an initial draft of a Configuration Management Plan.

Education

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. May 1994.
B.S. in Computer Science

Experience

Software and Simulation Engineer with a diverse background beyond Software and Aerospace. Experience includes several projects from conception to shipment. Software experience includes Java/Swing, C/C++/C# and Fortran in OS X and Unix platforms. Also, coauthored a paper that was presented and published in 2005, “Using Hill’s 3-Body Equations to Approximate the Genesis Libration Trajectory.”

Education

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Bachelors of Science, Computer Simulation Engineering 2010
Bachelors of Arts, Philosophy 2004

Experience

Software/Systems Engineer since 1988 developing real-time embedded software for various space and terrestrial applications including: spacecraft bus and payload control, command, and data handling; on-board digital signal processor management and control; ground test equipment and emulators; high-speed storage network controllers; automated tape storage libraries; life-critical medical equipment; and robotics controllers. Developed flight software for ORBCOMM OG2, USAFA FalconSat-6, and AFRL MightySat-2.1.

Areas of expertise include software development and management, real-time software design, and software system control and management. Extensive experience in C/C++, Python, and assembly languages, numerous microcontroller and microprocessor architectures, and a variety of real-time operating systems, including VxWorks, uC/OS, FreeRTOS, MTOS, and pSOS. Experience with various busses, including MIL-STD-1553, SPI, I2C, serial, as well as various protocols, including RS-232, RS-422/485, Fibre Channel, SCSI, TCP, and UDP.

Additional experience performing kinematic and dynamic analysis of the Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator System and various robotic manipulators for the International Space Station. Developed and tested various control algorithms for robotic maintenance operations for the ISS.

Education

University Of Houston
Continuing education classes in software development and environmental sciences, 1992-1994

Colorado State University
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 1990

Colorado State University
Bachelor of Science, Engineering Science, 1988

Experience

Software/Systems Engineer since 1994 in software and ground data systems design and implementation. Lead Ground Data Systems Engineer for multiple spacecraft missions including GOES R and S, GRAIL and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Mr. Tanaka provided development and support of ground data systems for the MGS, Stardust, MSP 98 Lander/Orbiter, Mars Odyssey, Genesis, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, GRAIL, and GOES programs-this includes development and support of special spacecraft test and mission operations tools as well as network design and implementation for the ground system.

Mr. Tanaka has also provided ground data system support for the ORION Exploration Development Laboratory and Orbcomm Gen 2 initial development and integration of Level 3’s InControl product.

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Education

University of Colorado
Master of Science, Telecommunications, 1997
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program

University of Colorado
Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 1994

Experience

Software/Systems Engineer with 24 years experience in systems engineering and software design and implementation. Comprehensive technical background in software engineering includes experience in all phases of the software life-cycle: requirements definition; design; coding; test, and maintenance. Systems experience focuses on the use of software within the overall system with emphasis in the areas of system test and intranet services. Working knowledge of spacecraft command and telemetry system tools and databases for deep space missions including Mars Odyssey, Discovery Stardust, Discovery Genesis, and Space Infrared Telescope Facility.

Education

Washington State University
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering (Computer Science & Math Minors), 1986

Experience

Software/Test Engineer with 10 years experience in systems engineering, software design and implementation and test engineering. Extensive knowledge of testing principles and methodology, procedure and test software development. System Test Engineer for ORION Pad Abort 1 Flight Test, mission support from avionics pallet integration through launch, lead script developer. Ground Data System Engineer for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter AI&T. Ground system and development and support. Flight Software Test Engineer for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Phoenix Lander. Software requirement verification and risk reduction test development and execution. I&T Engineer and Flight Operations Engineer for NASA HIRDLS/EOS and TIMED/SEE science payloads.

Education

University of Colorado
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, 2002

Experience

Aerospace control systems engineer since 1995 on various Earth orbiting and interplanetary spacecraft. Skills include frequency and time domain analysis, S-plane and Z-plane design, 3-axis stabilization, spin stabilization, simulation development, rigid and flexible body dynamics including propellant slosh, orbital environment and dynamics, hardware evaluation, test, and procurement, software development and test, launch operations, and mission support. Other areas of expertise include aerobraking control, entry, descent, and landing control, and on-board autonomous planning and event execution. Hardware knowledge includes star trackers, reaction wheels, propulsion systems, IMUs, sun sensors, Earth sensors, magnetometers, and magnetic torque rods.

Mr. Wynn has supported a variety of Earth orbiting and interplanetary missions including Mars Climate Orbiter, Mars Polar Lander, Stardust, Mars Odyssey, Genesis, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, TacSat-2, DSX, Mars Phoenix Lander, OrbComm Generation 2, Juno, and MAVEN. Mr. Wynn has fulfilled roles ranging from GN&C subsystem analyst to subsystem lead throughout the full lifecycle of each of these programs. He is also a key architect for ASI’s new product development partnership with AGI which include STK/SOLIS and STK/ODySSy.

Education

University of Colorado
Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 1995