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Resume: Robert C. Parker, Principal Systems Engineer


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Resume: Robert C. Parker, Principal Systems Engineer

  1. 1. Email: Robert@RobertParker.usURL: http://www.RobertParker.usCell: (603)521-0324
  2. 2. I am high performing Systems Engineer who is always willing to step out ofmy comfort zone to ensure the success of the project. I am someone who canadapt to change quickly and provide great results in any and all challengesfaced, providing value in the ever changing technical workplace. I am your Go-To person who finds reward in the success of the team effort.Having led Systems Engineering teams for many years, I am confident in allaspects of formal DOD Systems Engineering. I have performed the technicalplanning and design of a system. I have performed systemintegration, verification and validation. I am confident in many programmingand scripting languages as well as several engineering management tools. Withfour years in the IT industry, I can expertly administer a complex UNIX basednetwork environment.I am a U.S. Citizen with an Active Top Secret clearance.
  3. 3. I perform Integration, Verification and Validation (IV&V) for Infrared (IR)Missile Warning Sensors (MWS) and Hostile Fire Indication (HFI) systems.Currently, I am engaged in image processing algorithm development forMulti-Spectral (MSI) cameras and sensors.Accomplishments:Implemented in Matlab the Bayes classifier for a SSSC MSI camera. Thisresulted in correct camouflage detection from background foliage scenes.Results are being used for new program capture.I led the Systems Engineering effort to repackage a Commercial Off The Shelf(COTS) SWIR Focal Plane Array into a smaller and cheaper DEWAR. Resultedin an award of contract to build.
  4. 4. I directed a small team of SSSC engineers for data collection activities of EO/IRand MSI prototype camera and sensors. Resulted in over one half Tera Byte ofusable imagery data, which was crucial to a new program being captured.As the company calibration lead I stood up the AS9100C compliant calibrationprogram. I wrote the calibration plan, I discovered new calibrations resourcesand I direct the overall equipment calibration effort. Customer noted that thecalibration program exceeded their needs and expressed kudos for it.I created the Spectral Angle Mapper (SAM) algorithm in Matlab to extractfeatures in a VISNIR Mulit-Spectral (MSI) Sensor. Compared and contrastedresults to the Spectral Information Divergence (SID) algorithm. My MSIalgorithm work helped to capture a new MSI program.Performed prototype camera characterization by designing a unique imageregistration algorithm for MSI polarimetric imagery. Used cross correlation toalign large number of polarimetric camera channels to create Stokes Vectors forMatlab analysis and prototyping.
  5. 5. Accomplishments:I was crucial to the success of an Advanced Threat Infrared Counter Measures (ATIRCM)functional test at the White Sands Missile Range, where upon request of the U.S.government I designed the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). I created a classifieddata collection system with commercial and military equipment. I coordinated acrossmultiple functional areas to ensure WLAN effectiveness.Designed the COTS architecture as the prototype for the Airborne InstrumentationSystem (AIS) on a BAE IRAD program. I successfully implemented a highly modifiedCOTS hardware and software suite to record Hotlink image data. My system became thestandard for recording live fire events.Led the total BAE Systems Engineering effort for a two Color Infrared (2CIR) Hostile FireIndication (HFI) data collection event where our system flew on a Huey helicopter. I flewon board during the event to collect data to analyze the performance of the system inflight. This competitive event led to BAE winning the JATAS contract.
  6. 6. I created a Solaris Systems Administration class for BAE Systems Engineers. TheCommon Missile Warning System (CMWS) is Solaris based, and the fielddeployment team often lacked in Solaris understanding. This class resulted inhigher proficiency among the deployable teams and an increased ability of theteams to troubleshoot and repair the CMWS.Led a White Sands deployment for the CMWS flare testing. I led a team of threeengineers and successfully proved a new flare type worked in the system. Myefforts on this test increased the overall satisfaction of the CMWS with U.S.government customer so much that the DOD customer requested my service, byname, for future WSMR ATIRCM testing.Led the integration, onto an Aero Commander aircraft, the BAE 2CIR system for aclutter data collection event. I flew onboard the aircraft and successfully collected 16hours of 2CIR clutter data, used for missile probability of detection and false alarmrate calculations. This data became the backbone for JATAS analysis and theeventual winning of the JATAS contract.
  7. 7. I wrote a Concept of Operations (ConOps), a Software RequirementsDocument (SRD), and an Engineering Flight Test (EFT) Management Plan foran ATIRCM UH-60 installation. I flew on board the helicopter to verify theperformance of the ATIRCM. This was the first event to successfully show theU.S. Army that ATIRCM could fly on a helicopter and provide a successfulmissile warning and missile jamming capability. I received a Certificate ofAppreciation for this work.Wrote the Acceptance Test Procedure for a new Human Machine Interfaceusing the DOORS program to document my adherence to the customerrequirements.Performed a trade study using the Expert Choice decision support tool forAHP automation. This resulted in a formal document the customer used tosupport his “make or buy” decision.
  8. 8. I provided On-Site UNIX Systems Engineering support for the Nevada Air NationalGuard (NVANG), 152nd Intelligence Squadron’s Distributed Common GroundSystems (DCGS). I performed Solaris System Administration (SysAd), softwaremaintenance and modification support for several Image Intelligence (IMINT)software products. I maintained and managed data networks at the physical, datalink and network layers of the OSI model. I acted as primary technicalrepresentative for the Squadron during security accreditations. I implementeddesigns for the network traffic from the SIPRNET to/from the Reno DCGS. I trainedAirman on the DCGS Networking, UNIX SysAd, and DBA and functioned as thecertifying official on the training records. I provided the mentoring in theadministration of Vitec Electronic Light Table (ELT) and Image Product Library(IPL) Administration. I managed the Sybase 11 database. I performed loading andbandwidth data communication testing for the DCGS WAN. I wrote many Bourneshell scripts to streamline the IMINT exploitation process.
  9. 9. I deployed with the NVANG for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Imodified and maintained the DCGS Exploitation cell. Reprogrammed routers,firewalls and access control lists during deployment using knowledge ofnetworking standards and protocols. I was awarded $1000.00 from Raytheonfor this work. This also resulted in my receiving the 480th Intelligence Group,2002 Technical Directors Award for Innovation and Technology.After a major RAID crash, during a critical Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)mission, I redesigned the Reno DCGS client-server architecture. This resultedin the on-time mission completion of a critical OIF mission that savedAmerican lives.
  10. 10. I led the installation of a Cisco VOIP system for the NVANG. I programmedthe routers and VOIP phones while working with various other networkengineers to provide correct routing across the DCGS network. My actionsresulted in a usable wartime assets that allowed the RENO DCGS cell tofunction more efficiently by allowing real-time voice communications withother war time exploitation cells. Because of my actions during the OIF andOEF wartime deployments, I was awarded the Nevada Distinguished ServiceMedal.Performed a critical function as the data base operator for Time CriticalTargeting (TCT) during OIF using Global Hawk and other EO and IR imagery.Since delivery of the NVANG products was not automated, I setup an FTPscript to make the delivery timelier. This created a more efficient and stabledelivery of the TCTs.During the Reno DCGS LAN DCID 6/3 security accreditation I expertlydemonstrated the system security and managed the inspector’s questionsaccurately. This resulted in our approved accreditation and a letter from theDCGS commander to my Raytheon manager noting my exemplaryperformance
  11. 11. I planned, designed, organized, coordinated, directed, implemented, andmaintained all aspects of applied research and development SIGINT projects. Iassisted in the development of transformation strategy and migration plans forfuture COMINT Systems. My projects included leader ship in the systemsanalysis, systems engineering and systems integration of several IO/IW DigitalSignal Processing (DSP) systems. I installed, operated and trained soldiers onseveral US Army R&D COMINT systems.Accomplishments:As the US Army Lead on The Technical Cooperation Program, (TTCP) EWcommittee I provided leadership and expertise for the Army byplanning, designing, and the implementing international tests of commercialwireless networks. I reported on the committee’s efforts, organized and directed USArmy resources to support international data collection efforts.
  12. 12. On foreign soil, I performed a RF site survey using communications testequipment. Performed analysis, briefed results, and advised foreign Armyofficers of COMINT environment. This work resulted in a meritorious serviceaward.As the Contractor Officers Technical Representative (COTR) on a I2WDfrequency hopping wireless project, I ensured that the Soldier’s requirementswere met by visiting contractor facilities and reporting to the contractingofficer the results of my reviews of the contractors work.I performed systems engineering analysis of several signal processingarchitectures. Resulted in a successful trade study for Digital Receivers andpurchase of required equipment.
  13. 13. I expertly interfaced with National US government intelligence representativesto acquire technology for the I2WD Communications EW effort. My effortsresulted in an I2WD VME DSP acquisition that better suited internationaltesting requirements.Created LabView Virtual Instruments (VI) for RF Communications testprocesses. Resulted in a successful laboratory environment to better exploit thecommunications signals of interest.For my work at Fort Monmouth I received three U.S. Army Civilian ServicePerformance Awards, one for each year, 1997 through 1999.My first year as a U.S. Army Civil Servant I was an intern and received andaccelerated promotion from GS-7 to GS-9 and received the University ofArkansas Meritorious Performance Award for the work I did at the college andthe U.S. Army School of Engineering and Logistics.
  14. 14. For the Post Attack Command and Control Systems (PACCS) career field, Icoordinated, planned, prioritized work assignments and supervised trainingfor crew of up 20 people. I ensured the strategic communications equipment onEC-135C, World Wide Airborne Command Post (WWABNCP) aircraft, wasfully operational. I conducted technical reviews. I wrote performanceevaluations.Leading the day to day maintenance operations at Hickam AFB, I wasidentified as a star performer, as the Day Shift Chief, by the Inspector GeneralReview of the PACCS shop. I was instrumental in the shop receiving excellentmarks. My actions resulted in a Medal from the USAF.Using logic analyzers I repaired a faulty million dollar satellitecommunications (SATCOM) Automatic Test Station by isolating a defectivemicroprocessor not checked out by the built in test (BIT). My actions preventedan expensive visit by depot level technicians.
  15. 15. For the Survivable Low-Frequency Communications System (SLFCS), I designednew field level maintenance procedures because the in use fault isolationprocedures were inadequate. This resulted in many technical order changes thatenhanced the career field’s ability to repair the system without depot level support.While leading an aircraft Communication Systems Alignment, I detected faultytransmitter FM modulators in the A/C test suite, I directed the repairs, and myactions resulted in the on-time deployment of the PACCS aircraft.I taught the alignment methods for UHF AN/ARC-89 1KW power amplifier andmodified many procedures based on RF Communications systems knowledge.I troubleshot several complex AN/ARC-171 Receiver Transmitters (RT) problems. Itore apart the chassis of donor RTs to analyze the RF path using modulation andspectrum analyzers and isolated an unallowable path loss. I repaired the RTsallowing the restocking of critical low AFSATCOM RTs to the supply chain.
  16. 16. 2006: Graduate Certificate Degree in Systems Engineering, Johns HopkinsUniversity, Baltimore.2001-2003: 9 credits towards Master of Science in Computer Engineering,University of Nevada, Reno.May 1996: M.S.E., Master of Science in Engineering, University of Arkansas,Fayetteville, Arkansas.May 1995: B.S.E.E., Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, South DakotaSchool of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD.1992: Associate of Applied Science, Electronics Engineering, CommunityCollege of the Air Force.
  17. 17. BAE Certificate of Appreciation for MANPADS Testing, June 2005Nevada Distinguished Service Medal, awarded by Governor Kenny Guinn, 23 Dec2003Raytheon Cash Awards, Dec 2001 and Jan 2002, for DCGS and OEF warfightersupport.480th Intelligence Group, 2002 Technical Directors Award for Innovation andTechnologyU.S. Army Civilian Service Performance Award, 18 Jan 1999U.S. Army Civilian Service Performance Award, 20Dec 1998U.S. Army Civilian Service Performance Award, 14 Apr 1997University of Arkansas Meritorious Performance Award, June 1996Air Force Commendation Medal, 1988Air Force Achievement Medal, 1984
  18. 18. C2 – Imaging technology Processing and Applications: From the Sensor to thePerception, IEEE Continuing Education Program, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Oct-Nov2012Matlab Programming Techniques, Mathworks, 8 hours, May 2012Applied Systems Engineering, Honourcode, Inc., 32 hours, May 2009Testing and Evaluation of E-O Imaging Systems, SPIE 8 hour seminar, 30April2009Infrared Systems – Technology and Design, SPIE 8 hour seminar, 24 March 2008Object-Oriented Systems Engineering, BAE Systems Engineering CourseEN500, 18.0 hours, 2008System Design, BAE Systems Course EN511, 16 hours, 2007Systems Engineering Integration, BAE Systems Engineering Course EN513, 16hours, 2006Concept of Operations, BAE Systems Engineering Course EN510, 6 hours 2005Requirements Development, BAE Systems EN412, 8 hours 2004Intro to Cisco Routers, Learning Tree, Course 466, 24 hours, 2001Solaris System Administration, SA-237, 40 Hours, Jan 2000Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course, DAU, 80 hours, June 1999
  19. 19. Fundamentals of Electronic Warfare, 40 hours, Sep 1998The U.S. Intelligence Community: Who Does What, With What, For What, 24hours, June 1998Introduction to Labview Programming, National Instruments, 24 hours, Sep 1998Labview Data Acquisition, National Instruments, 24 Hours, Nov 1998Spectrum Analysis Course, 16 hours, JMS Consulting, 19 Mar 1998Hands-On X windows Systems Programming, Learning Tree, 32 Hours, July 1997Contracting Officers Representative Course, Logistics Management College, 18April 1997Introduction to Principles of Asynchronous Transfer Mode, 8 hours Dec 1996Overview of Wireless and PCS systems, 8 hours, Oct 1996Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management Course, ACQ101, 72Hours, 18 Oct 1996Professional Writing Techniques, USDA Graduate School, 24 Hours 19 Jul 1996Intermediate Systems Planning, Research, Development, andEngineering, SYS201, June 1996HEARTS 1, US Army Team Building Training, 24 Hours, 23 April 1996
  20. 20. 2007 Systems Engineer, Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School ofEngineering.1999 Certified Level II, US Army AcquisitionCore, Systems, Planning, Research, Development and Engineering.1996 Test and Evaluation Engineering, U.S. Army School of Engineering andLogistics.1995 Engineer in Training (EIT) SD registration E-7393.1990 Master Technician, United States Air Force.DOD CLEARANCE: Current, Top Secret, previous levels upon request.
  21. 21. http://www.RobertCParker.com