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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
June 13, 2018

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Gregory T. Ransom

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Bowie, MD 20716

Email: Cellular: 770-***-****

Objective A motivated team player who wishes obtain more engineering knowledge so that I may utilize and expand upon my current work experience. Striving to a achieve a lead position, through my hands on experiences in hardware, software, anomalies testing and training,


Tuskegee University Tuskegee, AL

B.S: Mechanical Engineering December 2008

The University of Huntsville Huntsville, AL

International Space Station Payloads operation Personnel Certificate April 2011

Work Experience

KBRwyle Engineering Suitland, MD


•Support the operations of GOES NOPR satellite payloads during routine operations phases, including monthly/seasonal activities such as planning, scheduling, and commanding.

•Maintained and updated a set of payload operation procedures and tools.

•Supported and perform real time troubleshooting and analysis during payload anomalies, including real-time problem identification and resolution, support in case of any in-orbit anomaly and participate in the investigation of satellite anomalies.

•Raising and tracking of Anomaly Reports, including investigations into Payload-level anomalies and regression testing of associated fixes.

•Responsible for analyzing and reporting monthly trending the performance of NOAA payload earth instrument suites and radiometric.

•Participated in necessary meetings and reviews with external partners.

•Executed improvements to the moon scan prediction tools that will increase long term reliability, monitoring, and anomaly detection capability.

•Develop and improve products used to control the spacecraft.

•Supported various ground system software testing and verifications.

•Provision of on-call support to real-time operations.

•Prepared regular monthly reports and liaison with internal and external personnel.

Coordinate and perform six month training of NOAA contingency operations procedures with control center personnel

Teledyne Brown Engineering Greenbelt, MD

September2009-November 2016

Earth Data Operations System (EDOS) Data Management

October 2014-November 2017

Perform real-time EDOS console operations in support of NASA/GSFC Earth Science missions operations

Support Terra, Aqua, Aura, Icesat, ALOS, NPP & EO-1 satellite missions

Perform 24/7 network operations support to monitor ESMO managed network devices and provide first level problem detention and escalation to appropriate ESMO network engineering support

Monitor the data capture at the Ground System interface facility

Oversee data transfer to the Level Zero Processing facility

Inspect data processing and distribution of EDOS Data Unit products, rate buffered data and Virtual Channel Data on the High Rate Service Processor

Monitor data processing and distribution of Production Data Sets, Expedited Data Sets and Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer Physical Media Unit Delivery Record products

Monitor Data Archive Facility tape generation

Troubleshoot system/network anomalies and support necessary tests

Develop documentation and perform corrective action to resolve data and system anomalies

Modify and maintain procedures for performing EDOS LZPF operations and data analysis.

Trained recent hires on the operating system and voice loop protocols

Reviewed and modified Standard Operating Procedures

Created a new 24/7 support system schedule

Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS) Integration & Test/Flight Ops Greenbelt, MD

April 2013-October 2014

•Executed test procedures for operating the MMS satellite observatories during T-VAC, performance, acceptance, and environmental testing for power, RF, thermal, and navigation

•Executed test procedures for operating the MMS satellite observatories during T-VAC, performance, acceptance, and environmental testing for power, RF, thermal, and navigation

•Designed displays for functional, comprehensive performance and any special test configurations identified by MMS product development leads and systems engineering team

•Developed and modified telemetry & command databases, flight procedures, telemetry displays, as well as assisted in trouble shooting issues

•Executed performance testing on the Data Archives Distribution System

•Executed post-test procedures following Acoustics and Vibrational testing

•Develop GUI displays using ASSIST program

•Modified and enhanced test procedures using STOL program

Certified Payload Rack Officer Huntsville, AL

September 2009-April 2013

•Coordinated with the European Space Agency, National Space Development Agency of Japan and Houston Space Flight Center for resources and troubleshooting issues for NASA payloads and racks

•Managed the execution of timeline automations and real-time commands for all NASA payload scientist

•Managed command uplink enablement/disablement of all Payload and Cadre personnel issuing command

Certified Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) Huntsville, AL

January 2012 – April 2013

•Provided real-time commands and data management for Payload developers

•Manage the execution of timeline and monitor parameters of the MSG rack

•Coordinated with facility operators for resources to provide adequate service for Payload developers the Payload Operation Integration Center and also monitors status of the command server connection to Marshal Control Center-Huntsville

Skills Unigraphics, Computer Aided Drafting, Math lab, C++, Finite Element Analysis, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), Linux, ASSIST, STOL


•Big Brother Big Sister: April 2011- 2013

•American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) : September 2004- December 2008

•National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) : September 2004- December 2008

•Mr. National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) ; September-2005- May 2007

•Boeing Scholar: September 2008- December 2008

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