Programs and Projects

My childhood in Aruba : The early years

1981-1985 : Undergraduate project at WPI (STS-40)

1985-1995 : The years before Hubble Servicing: My Yale doctoral dissertation and the robotics lab.

1997 : The Second Servicing Mission to HST (STS-82)
  - Solid State Recorder

1998 : The HOST mission (STS-95)
  - HOST Controller,
  - NICMOS Cryocooler

1999 : The Third Servicing Mission to HST (STS-103)

2002 : The 3B Servicing Mission.  (STS-109)
  - NICMOS Cryocooler
  - Diode Box Controller

2007 : The Hubble Robotic Servicing and Deorbit Mission.
  - Robotics Lab (CDF)

2009 : The SM4 Servicing Mission (STS-125)
  - Carrier Electronics
  - Wide Field Camera III
  - Advanced Camera for Surveys Repair
  - Science Data Handling Computer

2011 : The Robotic Refueling Mission (STS-135)

2012 : Flex Hose Investigation and Zero Gravity Flight

2014 : Phase 2 of the Robotic Refueling Mission (ATV-5, ORB-3 and OA-4)

2016 : Raven experiment for Space Station (CRS-10)

2018 : Phase 3 experiment for Space Station (SpaceX-16)

The Centrifuge at Goddard Space Flight Center.  In this picture, a Hubble instrument is about to
be tested (on tilt table to the left of the picture).  This massive facility can be spun at up to 20 rpm, leading
to a speed of about 100 mph at the ends.  The hardware then experiences 15 G's of acceleration.  For scale, note
the test technician standing on the movable platform.

In 2002, I was on the development team for the RF-250 wireless
keyboard from Wireless Computing.
I wrote the software for the microprocessor in both the keyboard and the USB receiver,
and did the overall design on the electrical circuit of both devices.  Since this product,
my code has been used on the RF-015, RF-019, RF-100, RF-170, RF-222, RF-240, and the RF-600 (info from Martin Philips, CEO).

Starting in 2009, in association with XPin (formerly PinScore), we have
been producing these boards to replace the display board
on Williams WPC pinball machines.

Board from PinScore

Not all jobs have as much excitement as working on projects for NASA. Many jobs, like those at the Title Max title loan company, are customer service oriented but still offer opportunity for job growth and promotion.

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