83 to Jun 86
Lead Engineer, System Design Group.
Assigned to Shuttle/Centaur Program, Thermal Control and Mechanisms. Received
two extraordinary achievement awards. Supervised six engineers. Lead
Automated Rotation System Mechanism which elevated the Centaur
Rocket in Orbiter cargo bay for Centaur separation. Responsible for system
design, integration, software requirements and test procedures.
Astronaut EVA Contingency Hardware design, analysis and testing
for manual release of rotator and restow of Centaur.
GN2 Thermal Control System for preflight cooling of Centaur
avionics boxes, design, analysis and testing.
Subcontract Manager for procurement of Heat Pipe/Radiator
Assembly, Rotation Mechanism and Pyro Pin Retractor.