To learn and gain experience in a field that relates to space robotics, computer and communication systems, or hardware simulation.
- Familiar with developing robotic simulations in NASA's TRICK simulation environment
- Broad knowledge of the ISS Mobile Servicing System (MSS) hardware and associated flight software
- Moderate familiarity with MIL-1553 communication protocol
ISS Mission Support
- Experience working in the Mission Evaluation Room (MER) supporting the EVR (Robotics) Console
- Worked with other MER consoles to solve anomalies and trend hardware
- Experience with C/C++, Ada, FORTRAN, tcl/tk, Perl, Visual Basic, Pascal, and Assembly languages
- Familiar with Unix based software development environments
- Some experience with design of electrical systems on space-flight hardware
- Familiarity with space flight qualification of new hardware
1998-2002 University of Louisiana at Lafayette
B.S., Electrical Engineering (Computer Emphasis)
- Cumulative GPA: 3.96
- Named Outstanding Graduate of Electrical Engineering
April 2005 - Present Metecs Engineering and Applied Technology
- Developer of NASA simulators used for crew training, analysis and mission procedure development for ISS Robotics and the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV).
- Maintainer of engineering graphics package used for the Constellation and ISS programs.
June 2002 - April 2005 MD Space Robotics / Dynacs
- Served as COTR on contract to procure wireless strain gauge avionics to install on the Space Shuttle robot arm.
- Helped maintain NASA's MSS simulation and integrate releases of Canadian flight software
- Recipient of "Elite Team Award" from NASA for work on implementing a Degraded Joint Operations (DJOPS) patch with severe schedule constraints
- Recipient of "Superior Assistance Award" from NASA for prototyping high risk items to be integrated into the TRICK simulation such as Matrix-X autocode and Ada flight software
- Supported the EVR console in NASA's Mission Evaluation Room (MER)
- Created a preliminary electrical design on a robotically compatible platform for the SPDM
- Designed and built a pneumatic robot that plays the drums using MIDI programming as a school project (http://www.graffagnino.net/wwwpeart/)
- Integrated releases of Ada flight software from CSA into NASA's TRICK MSS simulation
- Implemented various malfunctions into NASA's MSS simulation for SSRMS training
- Created an autocode system to generate the 1553 communication data structures in Ada and C for the SPDM (Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator) to improve integration schedule
- Created an "autotest" system for simulation development using Extreme Programming techniques
*References available upon request