“…Spacecraft Mechanical Designer with Extensive Conceptual Development Background …”
- Mechanical Engineer and subject-matter expert in space mechanisms with expertise in spacecraft conceptual development, architecture and modeling, space structures, propulsion, thermal, MAGE hardware development and vehicle subsystems from concept through test and delivery.
- Proven track record of technical business development experience including successful proposal submissions for numerous government organizations.
- Broad program experience ranges from small spacecraft studies to numerous flight program hardware builds such as SCATHA and Cassini.
- Recognized by peers and senior management for a consistent ability to create concepts that lead to simple, producible, affordable configurations in the face of rapidly changing requirements.
-Spacecraft Architecture Space Mechanisms
-Hardware Design, Build & Test
-Mechanical Aerospace Ground Equipment (MAGE)
Spacecraft Architecture: Developed the spacecraft concept for proposal on a 2006 classified program resulting in program win for Lockheed Martin that was highly successful from launch to decommission.
Space Mechanisms: Developed proposal concepts, detail designs as Product Integrity Engineer for several space borne mechanisms. These concepts resulted in multiple successful hardware build, test and deliveries for a SC with numerous deployable structures and gimbals, providing accommodation within a highly constrained launch volume.
Space Structures: Created concept and detail developments for several mass constrained, large and small satellite structures utilizing aluminum and graphite-reinforced plastic composites. Successfully delivered within program cost and schedule constraints.
Propulsion design: Selected to lead propulsion layout and detail design for NASA’s Cassini Propulsion Module by Lockheed Martin, a complex, fully redundant bi-propellant system. This system has been fully successful from initial launch in 1997 and is still in use today.
Thermal hardware: Developed a unique system of thermal blanket configuration digitization to CAD geometry, which resulted in approximately 50% schedule reduction in configuration control and drawing release over previous methods.
Electrical harness: Developed a harness configuration and detail drawings on a National Asset Program small mechanical subsystem, resulting in a highly installable, maintainable harness that met all performance specifications.
Mechanical Aerospace Ground Equipment: Developed a cost and schedule constrained, 7 foot vertical x 15 foot horizontal visible light scanner for a classified laboratory environment that met or exceeded all position resolution requirements.
Launch Integration: Provided LV compatibility analysis for Military Support Programs, for a severely space constrained SC-to-LV configuration driven by customer requirement, that resulted in several fully successful launches.
Composites Development: Developed in-house composite filament winding equipment in a laboratory R&D environment with available materials and equipment to meet cost and schedule constraints.
Miller Space llc January 2011 - Present
-Started an independent consulting company providing spacecraft mechanical design services to Lockheed Martin, Comtech AeroAstro and Sierra Nevada Space Systems Group in the area of new business proposal development.
-Provided a satellite conceptual design to Lockheed Martin Space Systems for a classified program, resulting in a fully successful Preliminary Design Review.
-Delivered proposal support to Comtech AeroAstro for the JPL Thunderbird - Request for Information, including spacecraft concept options to provide the team with the necessary framework for the proposal.
-Delivered proposal support to Sierra Nevada Space Systems Group for the ORS-8 proposal, including spacecraft concept options.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (Martin Marietta) 1975 - 2011
Senior Staff Engineer June 2003 - December 2010
-Key player in the development of multiple spacecraft bus concepts for Government Requests for Proposal, including overall S/C architecture, space structures, mechanisms, propulsion, thermal and MAGE hardware.
Staff Engineer January 1995 - June 2003
-Military Support Programs Product Integrity Engineer for numerous space mechanisms and propulsion mechanical development for the JPL Cassini program.
Associate / Staff Engineer July 1975 - January 1995
Sample projects include:
-Spacecraft concept definition for various defense programs.
-Mechanical design of ground fixtures and ground mechanisms.
-Mechanism design and build for SCATHA and other National Asset Space Programs.
-Design of Composites Laboratory equipment and composites build.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Florida Institute of Technology - BS Mechanical Engineering 1975
Certified Product Integrity Engineer – Lockheed Martin - Space Mechanisms
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