Senior Guidance, Navigation and Controls (GNC) Engineer with over fifteen years of experience specializing in aircraft, missiles, launch vehicles, space vehicles and commercial drones. Expert in a wide-range of GNC responsibilities such as the modeling of aerospace vehicles, the design and analysis of feedback control laws, the development of guidance algorithms, the analysis of mission performance via simulations, the support of vehicle integration tests and on-site, in-field flight activities.
Strong project management skills demonstrated by leading various programs and heading up small multi-disciplinary teams for diverse projects. Firmly believes in team development through collaboration, training and mentoring.
Open to new opportunities in a GNC flight controls group where I can leverage my experience to ensure the success of challenging projects.
GNC Lead for a Boeing 777X autonomy project. Manages a small team of GNC and Software Engineers to develop an independent autonomy, autoflight and primary controls function to aviate the 777X.
Designs SISO and LQR controllers, as well as guidance algorithms for the 777X using Model Based Design (MBD) in Matlab/Simulink. Applies DO178C and DO331 standards. Auto-generates and implements code into 777X nonlinear desktop and cab simulator.
Performs 777X GNC controller architecture designs using Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) techniques to meet operational and safety requirements.
Leads customer interactions on the 777X project (e.g., demos, on-site meetings). Manages project milestones, schedule and agile sprints. Coaches team members.
Lead GNC Engineer for Centaur - an autonomous, optionally-piloted, twin-engine airplane for ISR operations.
On Centaur, works with multi-disciplinary team to plan flight tests, post-process flight data and resolve flight anomalies.
Works with Centaur Chief Engineer to define requirements and statement of work for the vendor-supplied GNC controllers and guidance algorithms.
Lead GNC Engineer for an Urban Air Mobility eVTOL project. Lead team of two GNC engineers during preliminary studies, derived nonlinear hover equations, designed LQR controller and performed rotor failure study.
GNC Engineer on GQM-163A missile. Managed linear analysis tools, conducted nonlinear 6DOF simulations in C++, performed vehicle integration tests, investigated flight anomalies and recommended software fixes.
Lead GNC Engineer for High Diver variant of GQM-163A. Performed GNC design from the initial concept to the eventual launch.
Lead GNC Engineer on FFMS variant of GQM-163A and traveled to Ile du Levant, France with multi-disciplinary team to perform launch operations.
Parameterized GQM's time-scheduled flight gains to a Mach and mass-based adaptive algorithm.
Developed various guidance algorithms for the High Diver variant of GQM to improve its performance and robustness.
Created Simulink model of the High Diver gas generator, which successfully matched motor tests.
Worked with aerodynamics group to simplify a 5D High Diver model into a 2D model in order to embed the reduced model in flight software.
Performed independent reviews of the Minotaur I, Pegasus and Antares space launch vehicles, the Orbital Boost Vehicle, and the Patriot Target Vehicle.
Lead GNC Engineer for the Zombie Pathfinder program, a single-stage and a two-stage ballistic missile for NASA's Sounding Rocket Program. Performed initial design trade studies, improved 6DOF nonlinear simulations.
Mentored other engineers in GNC and C/C++ 6DOF simulation. Taught GNC course to a group of forty engineers.