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Air Force Engineering

Stanton, California, United States
May 18, 2018

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Phuong D. Phan

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Stanton, CA *****



Over 15 years of experience in the aerospace industry. Provided on-site support in the spacecraft integration & testing of the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) two satellite programs: Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS), and Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

(DMSP). Experience in satellite environmental tests such as: acoustic, shock, random vibration, thermal vacuum (TVAC), static loads. Experience in simulation modeling such as: SBIRS threat and conflict detection, ground station cost, ground operation and launch preparation. Familiar with First Article Inspection (FAI), First Article Inspection Report (FAIR), knowledge of GD&T, and precision inspection tools such as optical measurement system, calipers, micrometers, gauges, surface plate. Experience:

Summit Interconnect; January 2017 – Present

Quality Control:

Quality control for advanced custom printed circuit boards that meet industry standards such as: ISO9001, AS9100, IPC-A-600J, MIL31032, MIL55110, MIL50884, ITAR.

PCB’s critical dimensions verification using MetLogix M3 precision Video Inspection Measurement System as well as precision hand measurement tools. Performing PCB circuit re-work under microscope.

Applying knowledge of GD&T to perform first article inspection and preparing form AS9102 as required. Reading and interpreting blueprints, drawings, job travelers, and military standards. Performing measurement and calibration on all precision hand measuring tools, surface plate, and test equipment.

C A Cash For Homes; March 2012 – December 2016

Residential Remodeling:

Supervised and assisted a small team in home remodeling and repairs.

Estimated, scheduled, and purchased building material for tearing out and building homes back to owner specifications.

The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA; January 1997 – March 2012 Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO) Satellites:

GEO-1: Reviewed and revised operational procedure for the integration of the Northrop Grumman built payload sensor to the Lockheed Martin built satellite. Coordinated with Lockheed Martin dynamicist in accelerometer locations and instrumentation of the satellite for the proto-qualification level acoustic and shock tests based on the Atlas V rocket launch environment, and in processing and analyzing post acoustic and shock tests data. Coordinated with Lockheed Martin thermal engineers in the write up for the satellite core structure Thermal Vacuum (TVAC) Test Plan. Participated in the proto-qualification level TVAC test of the satellite. Participated in the dry Weight & Center of Gravity, and final wet Weight & Center of Gravity measurements of the satellite prior to launch. Supported the May 7, 2011 successful launch of GEO-1 aboard an Atlas V rocket from the SBIRS Auxiliary Support Center (SASC) in Sunnyvale.

GEO-2: Coordinated with Lockheed Martin dynamicist in accelerometer locations and instrumentation of the satellite for the acceptance level acoustic and shock tests based on the Atlas V rocket launch environment, and in processing and analyzing post acoustic and shock tests data. Participated in the acceptance level TVAC test of the satellite.

GEO-3 & 4: Participated in the proto-qualification level static loads test of the satellite core structure. Shock and random vibration tests of some of the satellite sub-components.

Interacted with contractors, and kept SMC inform of the latest progress/development in the program. Coordinated with Aerospace’s Engineering & Technology Group (ETG) and the lab in independent technical analysis. Also kept open dialogs with SMC’s Scientific, Engineering, Technical, and Analytical (SETA) contractors. Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP):

Served on a Mission Assurance team that provided SMC with technical insight into contractor Mechanical and Electrical Integration and Test operations in the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP). Supported the successful launch of a DMSP satellite S20-F16 from Vandenburg Air Force Base in Lompoc, CA on Oct. 18, 2003. Models Development & Analysis:

Created SBIRS missile threat and conflict detection scenarios around the globe using Systems Tool Kit (STK) software formerly known as Satellite Tool Kit. Model was later incorporated into one of Aerospace’s highly specialized simulation models.

Maintained the Technology Based Cost Model (TBCM) used for estimating the cost of launch vehicles and satellites under various threat scenarios. Interfaced with internal and external customers as well as contractors to develop cost scenarios and obtain modeling data. Modeling results were utilized by SMC in program-level decision-making processes. VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA; August 1996 – August 1998 GAIT Lab Graduate Research:

Calculated the dynamic forces & torques applied to the knee & hip joints of an above-the- knee amputee U.S. veteran by first capturing the subject’s gait motion as well as measuring the foot force applied to the ground. Then, using the Newton-Euler Recursive formula as a mathematical model, the collected data was fed into the math model to calculate the forces & torques.


Proficient in MatLab, Mathematica, MathCad, AutoCAD, IDEAS, MS Office, MS Project; program in Visual Basic.NET, Visual Basic for Application, Fluent in Vietnamese. Education:

California State University, Long Beach.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering: December 1998. Masters Thesis: Left Hip Dynamics of an Above-The-Knee Amputee Using Newton-Euler Recursive Formula.

University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering: May 1993.

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