Space Systems Software Engineer / Full Stack Java Developer
Feel free look at my LinkedIn page to see a bit about my background and career to date.
I work at UNSW Canberra Space where I develop software systems and operator-focused software platforms for various engineering and space related purposes.
I'm also the developer of UNSW Canberra Space' OperationsToolkit: a multi-user, secured cloud-based space mission operator platform. Allows safe communication with our satellites, decoding & processing of received data (telemetry data and image processing) - and also provides 3D orbit propagation visualisation and tracking of satellites in real (or simulated) time.
OperationsToolkit is a user/operator focused web based platform built with modern frameworks/standards and includes as a fully developed REST API.
I also design and manage the IT infrastructure and DevOps toolchain for around 40 engineers within UNSW Canberra Space.
NASA's Charlie Duke and Gerry Griffin visit the team at UNSW Canberra Space
Former NASA astronaut Charlie Duke and NASA Mission Control Flight Director Gerry Griffin sat down with our team (in the ANCDF) and spoke about their roles and experiences as part of the Apollo Program.
I was really impressed with how down-to-earth (pun?) they were. Very approachable and very relaxed as they spoke frankly about the Apollo program, how the incredible was achieved, what obstacles they ran into (note: there were lots...), and what we can take away from their experiences.
They then had a look around our facilities, and even signed our next satellite. Many thanks to Charlie and Gerry for taking the time to speak with us.
You can read more about Charlie and Gerry, and their visit to us here.
Australian National Concurrent Design Facility (ANCDF)
I was the technical architect (IT, AV, software systems) for the Australian National Concurrent Design Facility (ANCDF) located at UNSW Canberra (ADFA). The ANCDF is Australia's first Space Mission Planning Concurrent Design Facility.
I designed and implemented the tech infrastructure for the facility which was officially opened on the 27th of November 2017 by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr.
You can read more about the ANCDF here.
Note: you can see me (very) briefly at 21 seconds at the back before I return to monitoring the systems I implemented (the day before) and controlling room displays via our network-based display system.
UNSW Canberra Space's first CubeSat Satellite Launch
After scrubbing the two previous launches due to launch check anomalies and upper level winds, the Delta II rocket carrying UNSW Canberra Space's first satellite "Buccaneer" was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base California on the 18th November 2017.
Some samples of previous work, particularly some of the simulation systems I've developed and worked on: