To provide advanced systems design, management and software service support to either government or commercial agencies. Additional objectives include completion of a master's degree in computer science and the acquisition of additional skills both on the job and in the community.
I am primarily interested in expanding my knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of computer programming and systems analysis and design, and all phases of software development and project management. To this objective I strive to:
- Lead project teams and in organizing, directing and motivating staff to meet project goals and objectives.
Analyze problems and devise innovative and effective solutions, including collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and processes, and drawing logical conclusions.
Understand the complex hierarchy of government and military organizations.
Design and develop complex computer systems and software.
Plan, organize and coordinate tasks to effectively meet frequent and/or multiple deadlines, in handling multiple tasks simultaneously, and in managing conflicting priorities and demands.
Perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.
Enhance verbal and written communication of complex technical information to people of varying technical backgrounds.
Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, government personnel, and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
Distributed Simulation Technology, Inc. (DiSTI) 2007 1 Week Practical Guide to the High Level Architecture (HLA) Sun Microsystems 1999 3 Days Multithreaded Applications Programming Booz-Allen & Hamilton 1998 2 Weeks DII COE Software Engineering Leading Design 1996 2 Weeks Microsoft Foundation Classes Computer Sciences Corporation 1995 1 Week Programming in C++ Comptron Data Inc. 1992 2 Weeks SCO Unix V System Administration Unisys Corporation 1988 1 Week Oracle/SQL Unisys Corporation 1988 1 Week UNIX Operating System Sperry Corporation 1985 4 Weeks AMME Programming
TYBRIN Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jacobs Technology Inc.,
Sierra Vista, AZ (10/10 - Present)
Senior Software Engineer
- Lead software designer and developer of the Advanced Range Data System’s Radio Frequency Network (ARFNET). This PC-based distributed application upgrades capabilities of the existing Edwards Air Force Base & White Sands Missile Range’s (WSMR) ARDS airborne GPS tracking system and incorporates modernization elements such as distributed reference receivers for corrections dissemination, Real Time Kinematic (RTK) and interface to small-footprint receivers.
- Developed software interfaces and data translation algorithms between WSMR range assets such as the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System – Rapid Prototype Initiative (CRIIS-RPI), Mobile Satellite Radar (MSR) using the Key Length Value (KLV) Common Message Format, ARDS and the Sub-Meter Accurate Range Tracking System (SMARTS).
GaN Corporation - Geeks and Nerds
Sierra Vista, AZ (11/07 to 10/10)
- Senior Technologist providing experienced and knowledgeable technical expertise to support the Real Time Casualty Assessment (RTCA), Geometric Pairing, and Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) Integration Management.
- Supports OTC senior management in the development and implementation of Geometric Pairing principles supporting Army and cross-services training and testing systems.
- Software architect and development lead for the United States Army (USA) Operational Test Command (OTC) Common Data Link (CDL) software system as well as technical lead for the development of the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) Simple Translation Acquisition and Routing System (STARS).
Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA) (Formerly Comarco.),
Sierra Vista, Arizona (5/00 - 11/07)
Senior Computer Software Analyst.
- Senior Engineer responsible for the design, development and testing of the Common Data Link (CDL) Controller which allows cross-service platforms to pair geometrically using locally developed Target Selection, Weapon Flyout and Weapons Effect algorithms.
- I have specific expertise in weapon systems performance characteristics and data reporting capabilities, as well as knowledge of simulation community paradigms and modeling algorithms, to design effective simulation models and software that accurately replicate real world warfare requirements and capabilities.
- I frequently provide detailed design requirements that capitalize on the employment of current hardware and software technology to accomplish objectives for new instrumentation systems design and the enhancement of existing systems.
- I direct and coordinate the activities of other hardware and software engineers (primarily software) in the design and modification of the simulation systems, with emphasis on the requirements, specification, testing, and acceptance phases.
- I provide guidance in the development of training requirements for system operators, maintenance personnel, and test participants.
- I prepare test plans, conduct and validate instrumentation system testing at all levels to include final system integration testing.
- I develop technical documents and reports on all aspects of system design and functional capability as required for system proponent and associated external agencies.
- I monitor system performance and evolving technologies to develop methods for providing design improvements and support for newly developed weapon systems and warfare doctrines.
- I stay abreast of new software design/development tools and technologies in order to deliver state-of-the-art software solutions.
L3 Communications (Ilex Systems),
Sierra Vista, Arizona (2/98 - 5/00)
- Development Engineer supporting the All Source Analysis System (ASAS) Reconfigurable Workstation (RWS) Y2K port from SunOS to Solaris 2.6.
- Developed, implemented and maintained automated transfer (communications) software for use between the RWS and other Army Communications systems.
- Enhanced and expanded the Mapping capability of the RWS.
- Developed course material and presented a developer seminar on "C and C++ Debugging Techniques".
Sierra Vista, Arizona (3/93 - 2/98)
- Engineering lead for the US Army Windows MFDC data collection and stimulation system development. This Compact-PCI Hardware and Microsoft NT-based system replaced the HSLT and provided EPG with a robust LAN and WAN stimulator.
- Co-developed the US Army LAN data, HSLT LAN data collection platform. This COTS hardware and RTKernal-based system allows EPG to collect 802.3 process direct support of the USMTF and VMF messages real-time, and pass summarized data to the TCC over a telemetry link. The HSLT was used in ATCCS and Task Force XXI exercises.
- Project Leader for the DAUVS Tactical Appliqué Surrogate and Message Stimulator. This Unix-based system was used extensively throughout Tactical Internet Demonstration (TI) for Task Force XXI.
- Project Leader for the Unix-based routers TMS Tactical Internet Control Device. The TMS used SNMP to control and configure Internet Controller (INC) for the TI.
- Designed and delivered The TCC , ATCCS NHS. This system is currently used by EPG as a tool in determining the health of the MSE Network for the harvesting ATCCS instrumentation and as an aid in the setup and maintenance of instrumentation used in monitoring the BFACS.
- Designed and delivered the asset circuit ILMS Unix-based MSE Node Center Monitoring Device. This system summarized and transmitted real-time MSE and packet switch status to the TCC .
- Project Leader for the PC-TIS ULP/LLP) Intel 80960 based ISA UCM rapid prototype. This system was designed to replace the aging VAX-based MicroTest Item Stimulators (Micro-TIS).
Comptron Data Inc.,
Sierra Vista, Arizona (4/88 - 3/93)
Senior Systems Analyst.
- Redesigned and directed software development for the Comptron Inventory Control and Point- of-Sale software system.
- Key technical support person for over 100 customer sites nation- wide.
- Designed and directed development of the Intel 310-based AAWS providing the Army's Supply and Services Warehouse with accountability and ordering control for all CONUS operations.
Unisys Corporation (Formerly Sperry Corporation)
Sierra Vista, Arizona (10/87 - 4/88)
Applications Analyst Associate.
- Maintained and enhanced the AISC IBM 4361-based APBS system for 25 sites worldwide.
- Designed and implemented Intel 310-based Army TMDE Resource Tracking and Distribution Control System.
- Designed, implemented and maintained Microcomputer-based UNISYS Project and Personnel Tracking System (Release II).
Sierra Vista, Arizona (9/85 - 10/87)
Senior Programming Aide.
- Developed initial release of Microcomputer-based Sperry Project and Personnel Tracking System (Release I).
- Modified UNIVAC 9400-based AMME configurations to allow a wider range of defense communication responsibilities.
5/85 to 4/88 Sierra Vista Community Hospital Computer Consultant 1/85 to 4/85 Amphitheater Public Schools District Computer Specialist 1/85 to 2/85 Cross Junior High School Instructor 12/84 to 4/85 Amphitheater Junior High School Computer Specialist 7/84 to 7/84 Desert Development Foundation Computer Consultant
Developed and enhanced the Digital Video Event Recorder (DVER) DVER Configuration Tool (DCT). This standalone Windows 9x/NT/200/XP application allows a field technician to easily configure DVER platforms for specific test requirements.
Developed a GPS timing software algorithm allowing a PC (sans 1PPS input) to differentially correct it's clock interrupt time spacing based on collected National Maritime Electronics Association (NMEA) data.
Developed the initial baseline DVER Video log viewer. This DirectX Windows code base allows DVER MPEG-2 data files to be viewed and contained the hooks necessary to control the video data stream.
Developed Windows 9x, NT, 2000 and XP LAN Driver libraries enabling LAN monitoring capabilities for the TISH stimulator application.
Designed and developed the MAIS-FireWire® Interface Box (MFIB). This M1A2 & M2A3-based Windows 2000 system is responsible for monitoring the MIL-STD-1553B bus, Discreet I/O, recording data and triggering the Digital Video Event Recorders (DVER)s.
Initiated and completed a project in Ft. Bliss, TX that enabled the cooperation of OTC (Ft. Hood) and Air Defense Artillery Test Directorate (ADATD). I developed a system that allowed seamless interaction between the OTC MAIS system and the ADATD instrumentation system.
Developed an integrated software solution to retrieve and normalize pointing vector data from the Smith Industries North Finding Module (NFM) using an RS-422 interface over PC-104. This system will be used by the ADATD to retrofit 2nd generation Boeing Avengers with accurate attitude sensors.
Developed and demonstrated centralized geometric pairing capabilities at White Sands Missile Range. This VR-Link-based Windows application enabled air-to-ground RTCA determination and notification between Air National Guard F-16's and MAIS-equipped ground units. It effectively translated between the Advanced Range Data System (ARDS and MAIS to produce Distributed Information System (DIS) Entity State, Fire and Detonation Protocol Datagram Units (PDU)s.
Developed an application for the ADATD that processes received RTCM-104 Differential GPS Correction messages and produces an ARDS Message 2 (DGPS). This application will be used in Roving Sands '03.
Developed and enhanced the Common Data Link (CDL) Controller which allows cross-service platforms to pair geometrically using locally developed Target Selection, Weapon Flyout and Weapons Effect algorithms. The CDL application now consists of over 600,000 lines of code and provides all of the required DIS, TENA and HLA translation, Real-time Casualty Assessment (RTCA) and Terrain Database functions to pair Army, Navy and Air Force native instrumentation systems. The CDL package is currently TENA compliant to the JNTC (JRF/RS’05) Joint Object Model (JOM), HLA-compliant to the MATREX FOM 3.0, and supports DIS versions through version 6.0.
Developed a Statement of Work on behalf of the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) allowing our support with the enhancement of the BestFOM application. Enhancements are envisioned to allow WSMR technicians the ability to filter specific data by participant (Receiver) ID and allow the operator to reroute data (raw and correlated) based on Mission ID to designated UDP ports.
Developed a white paper detailing the Modification of the Common Data Link (CDL) and Operational Test - Tactical Engagement System (OT-TES) in preparation for Joint National Training Capability (JNTC) Tier 1 level compliance.
Developed a white paper outlining the Joint National Training Capability (JNTC) requirement to implement Instrumentation providing ground truth data via interoperable instrumentation systems, interoperable inter/intra service ranges and real-time and post event AAR capability.
Developed a concept document for the Concept Paper for the Multi-Purpose Instrumentation System and Monitoring Network (Playas MPIS). This paper is a design master plan proposal for the integration of the Playas, NM physical site instrumentation communications infrastructure.
Developed a White Paper outlining the Joint TENA Automated Player Id System (JTAPS). This system allows platform publishers to publish only the locally relevant player id information while JTAPS provides the globally relevant identifications. The mapping between local and global identification is done automatically by JTAPS during object discovery. TENA Publishers remain unaware of and don’t need to maintain a local version of the master playerlist.
Co-developed a position paper with the Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWCD) outlining an architecture and methodological implementation for Joint Real-time Casualty Assessment using TENA at the National Training Center (NTC) Ft. Irwin, CA. This project was envisioned to be a collaborative effort between the NTC, PEOSTRI and the US Army Operational Test Command (OTC) for evaluation and demonstration of new Geometric Pairing technology designed to provide the interoperability required for real time casualty assessment within the Joint Forces testing and training environments.
Developed a Statement of Work on behalf of the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) allowing our support with development of a TENA interface to the KABIC track output. The TENA interface will be a separated program that inputs the KABIC track data and uses current track object models and publishes the data on the TENA network.
Assessed and provided detailed recommendations concerning the Dismounted troop kit (DMT) input to Operational Test- Tactical Engagement System (OT-TES) communications upgrade system specification cross walked with MAIS/OT-TES land warrior baseline and upcoming Objective MAIS deliverables.
Developed a Geometric Pairing using the Common Data Link (CDL) and the Operational Test – Tactical Engagement System (OT-TES) system description document.
Co-developed the “JETA CONOPS and Test Requirements for Objective Joint Real-Time Casualty Assessment using Geometric Pairing” briefing used to insert the JRTCA JETA into the Joint Red Flag/Roving Sands exercise.
Developed guidelines and documented issues concerning the JNTC TENA Interface Acceptance Test. These guidelines will be used by the JNTC Live Architecture group to evaluate application TENA interfaces used at the Joint Red Flag/Roving Sands and future exercises.
Assisted with development of Maintenance Requirements for New Player/Comm System. These requirements serve to define Maintenance and debug capability as an integral part of the design, not patched in at the last minute. The requirements define “hooks” to validate the operational functionality and performance of the design; as part of the design.
Assisted with the revision and application of geometric pairing principles to the MK-19 Operational Requirements Document (ORD). The Mark (MF) 19 tactical engagement simulator (TES) will be primarily used during force-on-force (FOE) exercises as part of Joint National Training Capability (JNTC) and at Combat Training Centers (CTC’s) and home station from squad through brigade level. It will simulate the firing and effects of the actual weapon system.
Suffolk, VA to attend the Combined Joint Task Force Exercise (CJTFEX) 04-2 Final Planning Conference. The Combined Joint Task Force Exercise (CJTFEX) 04-2 was held on the East Coast and was led by the Navy's 2nd Fleet, will integrate forces from the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and multinational partners.
Patuxent River NAS, MD To participate in the Combined Joint Task Force Exercise (CJTFEX) 04-2 ET-2. This exercise was a requisite precursor for the Combined Joint Task Force Exercise (CJTFEX) 04-2 to be conducted in June on the East Coast. This event, being led by the Navy's 2nd Fleet, will integrate forces from the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and multinational partners.
Orlando, FL To participate in the JNTC LROM Coordination Meeting. I presented a Joint Real-Time Casualty Assessment (JRTCA) briefing to the JNTC LROM Working Group Meeting.
Ft. Bliss, TX and McGregor Test Range, NM to participate in the ADATD Sentinel ETRAC Facilities Exercise. Assisted the Air Defense Artillery Test Directorate (ADATD) with a Facilities Exercise using the OT-TES suite, ADATD instrumentation and the Combined Data Link (CDL) demonstrating Geometric Pairing and RTCA. In addition, Karen Gamble and I provided the test directorate with a Flight Path application capable of tracking and scoring aircraft assigned to specific flight profiles.
Patuxent River NAS, MD and Suffolk, VA to participate in the Combined Joint Task Force Exercise (CJTFEX) 04-2 ET-3. Continued to participate in the Combined Joint Task Force Exercise (CJTFEX) 04-2 conducted in June on the East Coast. This event, being led by the Navy's 2nd Fleet, attempted to integrate forces from the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and multinational partners.
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ To participate in the RS'05/Joint Red Flag Air Planning and Multi-TADIL Network Meeting. attended the RS'05/Joint Red Flag Air Planning and Multi-TADIL Network Meeting called by James Long (FORSCOM).
JCIET Headquarters Eglin AFB, FL To participate in the RS'05/Joint Red Flag Range Instrumentation Working Group.
Nellis AFB, NV To meet with Lewis “Arnie” Hill (ADTI) to collect Patriot ICC data and participate in the RS'05/Joint Red Flag Mid Planning meeting. JETA participation/funding decisions, instrumentation assignment, forces placement and manning were scheduled topics for discussion.
Travel to Fort Hood, TX to participate in a localized Milestone #1 event. This exercise demonstrates interoperability between TENA, CDL, OT-TES and Player unit components and ensures end-to-end connectivity in preparation for the Joint Red Flag/Roving Sands ’05 Event Test 2.
White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) to participate in the localized Event Test 1. This exercise ensures interoperability and form-fit of instrumentation between WSMR and OTC assets and ensures end-to-end connectivity in preparation for the Joint Red Flag/Roving Sands ’05 Event Test 2.
National Training Center (NTC) Ft. Irwin, CA to participate in the 10 rotation of NTC'05/Air Warrior exercise. Provided Man Portable Air Defense System (MANPAD) simulation support for 11th ACR/9th ADB OPFOR Air Defender Units.
Fort Hood, TX to provide an ExCIS-FSA/OT-TES Integration Demonstration.
Ft. Bliss, TX to design a Patriot Post Deployment Build (PDB-6) Data Reduction application using the CDL.
Fort Hood, TX to provide a OASIS STORM/OT-TES Integration Demonstration.
Fort Hood, TX to participate in the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Integration Exercise.
WSMR, NM to support a requirements discussion for replacement of their TIGR (ARDS Ground Station software) system using the CDL.
Ft. Bliss, TX to participate in the Modeling and Simulations Working Group (M&S WG) for the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Spin-Out 1 (SO1) Mid Planning Conference (MPC).
Ft. Hood, TX to support both the OASIS/JOSIE Experiment III and the SO1 Integration Event #3 using the CDL and ATC DIS/HLA gateway.
National Training Center (NTC) Ft. Irwin, CA (NTC) to meet with the Deputy Commander, Operations Group (DCOG) to discuss Geometric Pairing participation using OT-TES during an upcoming rotation.
Ft. Hood, TX to support the OASIS/JOSIE Experiment IV using the CDL and ATC DIS/HLA gateway and begin development of the HLA/CDL Interface (HCI) Middleware.
Fort Hood, TX, to support the OASIS/JOSIE Experiment V using the CDL and native HCI Middleware.
Ft. Bliss, TX tto participate in a requirements meeting to discuss integration of USA Operational Test Command Air Defense Artillery Test Directorate (USAOTC-ADATD) assets into FCS using the Common Data Link (CDL).
Fort Hood, TX, to support the OASIS/JOSIE Experiment VI using the CDL and native HCI Middleware.
Atari 400 and 800, Commodore 64, Commodore Pet Series 2001, CompactPCI, Contel Tiger-Link Minicomputer, Convergent Technologies Minicomputer, Cyber 170/730, Cyber 170/825, Cyber 175, Dec Systems Model 10, Hewlett Packard Apollo Series, IBM 4361, Intel 80x86, 80x60 and Pentium-based Microcomputer, Intel 310 Microcomputer, KIM-1, Plexus P/35 Minicomputer, Sperry 1100, Sperry 3760, Sperry 5000/80/90 Minicomputer, Sun SPARC, UNIVAC 9400.
Major Proficiency C, C++, C#, COBOL, GNU, GUI (X & Windows-based), Perl, Unix Shell Script, and 80x86 Assembler. Minor Proficiency 6502 Assembler, ADA, BASIC, Java, PASCAL, SPSS, UNIVAC 9400 Assembler, and Z80 Assembler. DBMS Clipper, Contel 'Just Ask', dBase II-IV, IQ, Informix, Lotus 123, Multiplan, Open Access, Oracle, Q-Plan, RediWrite, SQL, Superbase.
HP/UX, IBM OS/3&4, IBM VSE/DOS (CICS), Intel XENIX SYSTEM III, Linux Red Hat, MS-DOS, NOS/VE (CDC), Plexus UNIX SYSTEM V/M/1.7, Real-time Kernel (RTK), SCO Open Server, SCO Open Desktop, SCO UNIX SYSTEM V, SCO XENIX, Solaris, Sun, UNISYS UNIX System V, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP & Windows Vista.
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