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William Ford Resume

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I am seeking a senior engineer/scientist position in the aerospace/defense industry. Over 25 years expereience in the modeling and simulation of radar and infrared sensor systems, VV&A, risk management, and systems engineering.

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William Ford Resume

  1. 1. William C. Ford, Jr., Ph.D.5674 Mineral Hill RoadSykesville, MD/21784Phone (443) 841-8489
  2. 2. Home OBJECTIVEObjectiveQualifications I am seeking a senior-levelEducation technical position in theExperience aerospace/defense industrySkills which will both allow me toMemberships utilize my experience in modeling and simulation and provide me the opportunity to broaden my skill set.
  3. 3. Home QUALIFICATIONSObjectiveQualificationsEducation • 24 years experience inExperience aerospace/defense industrySkills • Subject Matter Expert in modeling and simulation VV&AMemberships • Radar, infrared, and electro optical sensor system modeling • Ballistic Missile Defense system modeling • Programmatic Risk Management
  4. 4. Home EDUCATIONObjectiveQualificationsEducation • 1981-1986 Ph.D., TexasExperience Tech UniversitySkills • 1980-1981 B.S., UniversityMemberships of Memphis • 1977-1979 attended University of Mississippi
  5. 5. Home EXPERIENCEObjective • Model and Simulation Verification,Qualifications Validation, & Accreditation – P-8A Poseidon ProgramEducation – F/A-18 Inventory ModelExperience – General VV&A Guidelines for AIR 4.10 – BMDS SIM AN/TPY-2 Radar SimulationSkills – Price-Performance Modeling Efforts – Secure Border InitiativeMemberships – Command Suite of Infrared Countermeasures End- to-End Missile Model • Organizations Supported – U.S. Navy (NAVAIR, AIR 4.10, & N-81) – Department of Homeland Security – Army Evaluation Center/Army Test and Evaluation Command
  6. 6. Home • Sensor System Modeling &Objective Analysis – Missile Defense AnalysisQualifications – Evaluation of RADTRAN & MUSES • Conversion of MUSES to run on FORTRAN PCEducation platformExperience • Found error in RADTRAN code, corrected, and reported to model custodianSkills – Sensor Simulation Test Bed (SSTB) modeling • Ballistic Missile Defense RadarMemberships • SBIRS – Threat analysis on foreign radar and infrared sensor systems – Upgraded in-house radar models for several companies • Organizations Supported – Missile Defense Agency – Air Force (JSF SSE-RRP) – Navy (Harpoon/SLAM)
  7. 7. HomeObjective • Risk Management – JSF Risk Reduction Prototype Test PlanQualifications – Future Combat SystemEducation • Published Major revision to the program’s risk management planExperience – Authored McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing Company Risk Management Best Practices documentSkills – Tomahawk Program – Miniature Air Launched Decoy ProposalMemberships – F-15 Advanced Missile Warning System • Organizations Supported – Air Force – Army – Boeing – Navy
  8. 8. HomeObjective • Computer Systems – System AdministratorQualifications • DEC MicroVAX/VMS – Classified • DEC Alpha network/UNIX – ClassifiedEducation • DEC Alpha network/VMS – UnclassifiedExperience – Programming Languages • FORTRAN (IV, 77, & 90)Skills • C/C++ • Object OrientedMemberships • Eiffel • Organizations Supported – Air Force – Army – Boeing – CAS – Navy
  9. 9. Home SKILLSObjective • Excellent written communicationQualifications skillsEducation – Peer-reviewed scientific publicationsExperience – ProposalsSkills – Program ReportsMemberships • Excellent verbal communication skills – Presentations to international scientific conferences – Briefings to customers – Presentations and classes taught to adults/teens on topics in Natural Philosophy
  10. 10. Home MembershipsObjectiveQualificationsEducation • Professional – AIAAExperience – U.S. Naval InstituteSkills – IEEEMemberships – American Physical Society • Personal – National Rifle Association – The Gideons International – The Society for Creative Anachronism

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