|NORMAN SEILSTAD email@example.com
29801 Third Ave. SW, Federal Way WA 98023 (253) 951-4562
Security Clearance - Active Secret Security Clearance
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Hardware, Software, Systems, Safety, Verification & Validation, Requirements Development, Integration & Test, Production Acceptance Test, Qualification Test, Software QA
Skills encompass working as a Senior Systems Engineer for major aerospace industries, both commercial and military, including requirements flow down, architecture design, specification preparation, requirements verification & validation activities, system & subsystem design and development, LRU installation drawings, integration & test activities, acceptance test plans & procedures qualification test plans & procedures, information assurance, all of which involve interdisciplinary coordination with internal and external organizations. The ultimate goal is to validate that the product specification complies with the customer’s needs and to verify that the product manufactured from the specification complies with the requirements specified in the specification.
The specified product must comply with performance specifications, environmental requirements, cost and schedule constraints, size and weight requirements, software QA requirements, and reliability, maintainability & availability requirements. Experience includes coordinating with customer, procurement, supply chain, and appropriate technical community to ensure a final product that meets technical and cost and schedule requirements.
Experienced in design tradeoff studies in support of selection of new development item VS commercial off-the-shelf item VS government off-the-shelf item for design implementation.
Experienced in software test oversight, planning & conduct of software audits, analysis and corrective action for software problem reports.
Experienced in the development of functional interface drawings and interface control drawings (ICDs) at the segment level, system level, subsystem level, and component level.
Experienced in the writing of concept of operations (CONOPS) and technical white papers.
Experienced in the development of built in test (BIT) architectures in compliance with BIT performance requirements.
Experienced in application of industry, national, and international standards and requirement specifications.
Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project, Visio
Experienced in the use of requirements management tools including DOORS, SLATE, and Team Center.
Experienced in multiple software languages including: Ada, C, C++, Basic, FORTRAN, UNIX, Assembly for 6800, Z80, 68XXX & 80XXX series.
Experienced in the preparation of LRU installation drawings for military and commercial aircraft. The installation drawings include incorporation of applicable ICDs, LRU interface specifications, EEE, EMI, and EMC requirements, and information assurance requirements,
Experienced in the use of unified modeling language (UML) and object oriented design (OOD) in software and systems development.
Experienced in the use of functional decomposition and structured design in software and systems development.
Experienced in the preparation of test plans. The test plans include identification of the test article, test requirements source, test objectives, test venue, test start & completion dates, and the required test support resources.
Experienced in the development of mission and flight plans using tools from government and non-government sources including Jeppesen, DAFIF, and FLIP.
Experienced in the preparation of test procedures. The test procedures include a description of the test steps that must be executed in sufficient detail to ensure a repeatable test when executed by a qualified operator.
Experienced in the development and execution of qualification and acceptance tests for NASA and DoD manned and unmanned spacecraft
Experienced in the development and execution of qualification and acceptance tests for spacecraft boosters and missiles
Experienced in integrated verification methods including stand-alone black box testing, simulations at different levels, system integration tests, segment tests, field tests and non-test verification activities including analysis and inspection.
Experienced in safety analysis and safety assessment including FTAs, FMEAs, FMECAs, AWISs, FHAs, SARs, SSHAs, AQPs, and AQSs. Associated standards including MIL-STD-882, MIL-STD-1629, SAE ARP 5580, 4754, 4761, D0-178B and DO-254
Experienced in system level and detailed analog and digital circuit design with electronics and fiber optics applications. Component and standards usage include PLDs, FPGAs, LANs, T1, MIL-STD-1553 & 1773, PI-Bus, 16, and 32-bit microprocessors, HP1000/3000, UARTs, EPLDs, DSP, ARINC 429, & 629, VME, VXI, Ethernet, IEEE 1394, Fibre Channel, CAN, and Multibus.
Experienced in MIL STDs & HDBKs, FAR 21, FAR 25, far 25.1309, FAR 23, FAR 27, FAR 29, SAE documents, FIPS 140-2, FIPS 201-1, HSPD-12, SP 800-73.
Experienced in design & development and integration & test of subsystems & systems for F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22 and F-35 combat aircraft
Experienced in design & development and integration & test of subsystems & systems for following CNS/ATM requirements & equipment: Required Navigation Performance (RNP), Mode S Transponders, Mode 5 Interrogator, Friend or Foe (IFF), Automatic Dependence Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), GPS/INS, and FMS
Experienced in design & development and integration & test of subsystems & systems for UH-47 Chinook, OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, AH-64 Apache, and UH-60M Blackhawk platforms.
Experienced in design & development and integration & test of subsystems & systems for UAVs including Global Hawk, Predator A & B, Hunter, Reaper, Sky Warrior, Grey Eagle.
Experienced in design & development and integration & test of subsystems & systems for Gulfstream G-4, G-5, and Boeing 777 & 737, and Navy P-8.
Experienced in design & development and integration & test of subsystems & systems for Army legacy (Abrams and Bradley) and future manned ground vehicles
ENGINEERING WORK EXPERIENCE
Aviation and Mission Equipment System Engineer 8/2014 to 12/2014
Apex Systems Huntsville, AL
I provide system engineering support to the Army Aviation and Mission Command (AMC), Aviation Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) including review and approval/disapproval recommendations on airworthiness and safety of flight evaluations for RNAV and RNP navigation upgrade modifications for rotor craft including the UH-47 Chinook, OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, AH-64 Apache, and UH-60M Blackhawk platforms. My activities included review for recommended approval/disapproval of a software FMECA on the UH-60M FMS Operational Flight program. Standards referred to include MIL-STD-882, MIL-STD-1629, SAE ARP 5580, 4754, 4761, D0-178B, DO-160 and DO-254. I review airworthiness for the new tactical sensors and weapons installed on the generation of UAVs succeeding the predator. Documentation reviewed include aircraft and lower level performance specifications, system safety hazard assessments (SSHAs), airworthiness qualification plans and specifications, FMEAs/FMECAs, FHAs, AWISs, and environmental test plans and procedures. Systems that I focus on include flight controls, flight management systems, navigation, tactical and navigation sensors, rf fire control radar, rf and IR warning receiver, and rf communications transmitter and receiver.
Qual Test Engineer 9/2013 to 10/2013
Cobham Aerospace Bothell, WA
Support qualification test of avionics LRUs in environmental labs. My primary focus was on EMC testing. I validated test procedures, controlled operation of unit under test (UUT), verified correct performance of UUT before, during and after application of environment. I supported preparation of test reports.
C4ISR System Engineer 02/2013 to 8/2013
Sierra Nevada Corporation Centennial, Colorado
My activities include validating that system requirements comply with user need statements and verifying that prototype implementation and first article comply with system requirements. Systems include communications and navigation and tactical sensors. Operational platforms include both ground-based and aircraft-based. Verification methods include analysis, and test at the single-LRU level and integration & test at the platform level. Analysis includes the use of models and simulation.
Abrams Systems Engineer 9/2012 to 01/2013
General Dynamics Land Systems Sterling Heights, MI
Analyze and develop system architecture, functional decomposition, and requirements flow down. Analyze existing execution flow diagrams (EFDs) and modify and develop new EFDs to support system upgrades. Analyze functional, electrical, and mechanical interfaces to ensure compatibility between existing system baseline and upgrades to the system baseline. Coordinate with reliability and safety specialists and subsystem engineers to ensure upgrade system baseline compliance with revised system performance specification and new and revised critical item development specification (CIDS)
Systems Integration & Test Engineer 10/2011 to 3/2012
Boeing on the P-8A Poseidon Program Kent, WA
My primary focus was on the resolution of P-8A Poseidon Test Problem Reports (TPRs) and the review and analysis of technical mission extraction (TME) data recorded during System Level Verification Tests (SLVTs) conducted in the Weapon System Integration Laboratory (WSIL). TME data recorded included navigation and tactical sensor data. I authored a test procedure for accessing the TME data recorded during the performance of SLVTs and exporting the data in engineering units to spreadsheets. The test procedure provides detailed steps for comparing the TME data presented in the spreadsheets with the STANAG 4283 content and format requirements. Successful completion of the test procedure for TME data recorded during WSIL SLVTs provides substantiation that TME data recorded in the P-8A Poseidon aircraft in flight and on the ground will be STANAG 4283 compliant.
Aviation and Mission Equipment System Engineer 6/09 to 9/2011
Qinetiq-NA Huntsville, AL
I provide system engineering support to the Army Aviation and Mission Command (AMC), Aviation Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) including review and approval/disapproval recommendations on airworthiness and safety of flight evaluations for RNAV and RNP navigation upgrade modifications for rotor craft including the UH-47 Chinook, OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, AH-64 Apache, and UH-60M Blackhawk platforms. My activities include review for recommended approval/disapproval of airworthiness qualification and airworthiness releases for new and modified manned and unmanned aircraft, both fixed wing and rotor wing. Documents reviewed include AWISs, FHAs, SARs, SSHAs, AQPs, AND AQSs. Standards referred to include MIL-STD-882, MIL-STD-1629, SAE ARP 5580, 4754, 4761, D0-178B, DO-160 and DO-254. I make recommendations on the navigation data chain certification from creation to end user for navigation data including Jeppesen, DAFIF and FLIP data. I write white papers including the use of the Army’s Aviation Mission Planning System (AMPS) for generating mission plans for manned and unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) for flight in the U.S. civil airspace (National Airspace (NAS)). I review airworthiness for the new tactical sensors and weapons installed on the generation of UAVs succeeding the predator. Documentation reviewed include aircraft and lower level performance specifications, system safety hazard assessments (SSHAs), airworthiness qualification plans and specifications, FMEAs/FMECAs, FHAs, AWISs, and environmental test plans and procedures. Systems that I focus on include flight controls navigation, tactical and navigation sensors, rf fire control radar, rf and IR warning receiver, and rf communications transmitter and receiver.
JTRS System Engineer 11/08 to 3/27/09
General Dynamics Scottsdale, AZ
In the software defined radio group I developed flow down of the requirements hierarchy from the Government AMF JTRS Performance Requirements Document to the functional and performance specifications for the Joint Tactical Radio-Maritime (JTR-M) System and Subsystem Level and Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) Level components. Radios included Link 16, Sincgars, Have Quick & Satcom. Supported the development of the JTR-M System Architecture Diagram and the review and comment on the JTR-M IRSs, IDDs, and ICDs. Included Information Assurance (IA) in requirements at all levels. Included testability, reliability & maintainability requirements, Included DoD/NSA Type 1 certification requirements. Prepared a white paper on the threat protection requirements for the interfaces to the LRUs and the JTR-M chassis. Threats considered in this white paper included E3 environmental lightening, ESD, HEMP and mis-mating of LRU connectors to the JTR-M backplane. Prepared JTR-M BIT Concept of Operations (ConOps) to support 95% fault coverage requirement. Primary tools used were DOORS, Visio, Excel, and Word. Standards referred to include 4761, D0-178B and DO-160.
Systems Engineer 9/08 to 11/08
Andrews Space Promontory, UT
System Engineer on the Ares I Manned Spacecraft Program. I developed requirements and allocated verification methods for the Ares First Stage (F.S.) and for the. F.S. subsystems including Reusable Solid Rocket Motor, Avionics, and Thrust Vector Control. I developed the template for a major section for the F.S. subsystem specifications and a section of the System Engineering Guide. I took this position in spite of the client describing a short duration of from six to twelve weeks because of the opportunity to work on the space program with the following three missions: crew transfer to and from the ISS, support moon station and support manned flight to Mars. I have previous experience on Apollo, Shuttle, Inertial Upper Stage, ISS, and the Orbital Space Plane. The primary tools were Team Center, Excel and Word.
System Engineer 4/08 to 9/08
Control Point Santa Barbara, CA
Systems Engineer on a VHMS update for the Army legacy manned ground vehicles including the Abrams and Bradley. Analyzed and developed flowdown of requirements from level 1 through level 3 with primary focus on functions with Information Assurance (IA) , IEEE 802.3 Ethernet and IEEE 802.11 wireless interface requirements. Included testability, reliability, maintainability, and system diagnostics requirements. Developed templates for hardware and software performance specifications. Authored component-level performance specifications for DoD combat systems including a smart card-based-CAC reader for Personal Identity Verification. The CAC reader is a major component in a system’s capability to permit approved individuals physical access to physically secure areas, to permit approved individuals logical access to logical resources including computer systems, information systems, networks, email, and databases, to provide identity authentication over scalable security requirements, and to provide digital signature, encryption and decryption capability. Included DoD/NSA Type 1 certification requirements. Participated in architectural tradestudies. My primary tools were DOORS and the Microsoft Office Suite. Standards referred to include MIL-STD-882, MIL-STD-1629, SAE ARP 5580, 4754, 4761, D0-178B, DO-160 and DO-254.
System Engineer 3/06 to 3/08
Boeing Renton, WA
Systems Engineer on the MMA program responsible for requirements analysis, decomposition and allocation flowdown from level 1 to 4, defining requirements traceability from ORD & CONOPS to level 4, and defining the system verification process. Information Assurance (IA) requirement were included at all levels. Included DoD/NSA Type 1 certification requirements for encryption functions. I developed verification descriptions and determined the verification method (analysis, inspection, demonstration & test) which varies from a single method to combinations of multiple methods. An example of multiple methods is early verification by analysis often using Modeling & Simulation (M&S), test in the integration laboratory, test in the airplane on the ground, and demonstration or test in the airplane in flight test. Primary tools I used for V&V of the MMA requirements and implementation were an integrated data base using DOORS and using Verification Logic Networks (VLNs) for developing and coordinating an overall V&V strategy. I had primary responsibility for developing a segment Integrated Verification Plan (IVP). My MMA responsibilities have required me to analyze the MMA requirements from level 1 through level 4. In addition to authoring the System Integrated Verification Plan I am co-authoring the Integration & Test (I&T) plan for the level 2 Airplane System Segment and the level 1 Weapons Systems I&T Plan. These plans identify and define the I & T in the different venues including the supplier facilities, Boeing labs including Hardware-In-The Loop (HWIL) and a mix of Modeling & Simulation (M&S), and the on-airplane I&T.. DO-178B and DO-254 are guidelines in checking the design assurance of the software and firmware hosted in the equipment. These responsibilities include extensive coordination and meetings with the IPT representatives, Specialty Engineers (EEE, Safety, RM&A, etc.), Product Support, Design Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering. Subystems & LRUs included .existing, modified, & new Boeing 737 COTS and mission equipment including weapons systems and active & passive Countermeasures (CMs). Coordinated with over 60 737-800 subsystem focals.
System Engineer 11/05 to 3/06
Northrop Grumman Melbourne, FL
My primary responsibility was as a system engineer on the Joint Stars (STARS) Program responsible for analysis of requirements and for defining top down and bottoms up requirements traceability from level 1 flowdown to level 4 and to the method of verification. My focus was primarily on the CNS/ATM update to the operational JSTARS. I analyzed JSTARS Information Assurance (IA), TEMPEST and COMSEC requirements including the Government DD-254 security requirements for Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman DD-254 security requirements for Rockwell Collins. Subystems & LRUs included .existing, modified, & new Boeing 707 Subystems & LRUs including COTS and mission equipment, weapons systems and active & passive Countermeasures (CMs). I elected to leave when I was given a heads-up of a significant program funds reduction that would slide major milestones 18 months and cause significant reductions in program staff personnel.
Avionics System Engineer 7/05 to 11/05
Lockheed Martin Owego, NY
My primary responsibility is avionics systems architecture definition and development of the System Specification for the Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR-X), Personal Recovery Vehicle (PRV), helicopter for the Lockheed Martin proposal team competing for the new United States Air Force CSAR-X helicopter. My primary responsibility has been analyzing system-level requirements and preparing the Verification Compliance Requirements for the CSAR-X system specification, with primary focus on verification method and verification rationale and description. This effort requires detailed knowledge of avionics, power systems, guidance and navigation, automatic flight control systems, terrain following and avoidance systems, bus standards, weapons systems, electronics warfare including CMs, survivability, FAA and DoD Airworthiness and Safety Standards. Test venues include labs, environmental chambers, and the aircraft. Lab tests include HWIL and extensive use of M &S. The primary standards are MIL-STD-882, DO-178B, DO-254, DO-160, SAE ARP 4754, SAE ARP 4761, MIL-HDBK-516B, FAR 23, FAR 25, FAR 27 & FAR 29 and related Advisory Circulars.
EO/IR System Engineer, EW & Countermeasure (CM) Systems 9/2004 to 7/2005
Northrop Grumman Rolling Meadows, IL
I developed a systems Interface Control Document (ICD) for a new EO/IR Missile Warning System (MWS), consulted on the preparation of a Litening Pod video subsystem Critical Item Development Specification (CIDS), critiqued a Built-In-Test (BIT) requirements document for a MWS and used SLATE for participating in the development of performance specifications for MWS Circuit Card Assemblies (CCAs). Developed CIDS & Software ICD for Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). Performed trade studies to determine architecture of these systems including serial communication overhead fields, methods of error detection and control. data rates and platform interface compatibility tests... The MWS ICD included functional, electrical, physical and electronic interfaces. The electronic interfaces included high-speed serial communication links. These activities included requirements analysis and development of the requirements into specifications.
System Engineer, Future Combat System (FCS) 1/2004 to 9/2004
United Defense San Jose, CA
I developed requirements for the Platform Protection System (PPS), Counter Measures (CMs), sensors and data processing for the FCS Manned Ground Vehicles (MGVs). This includes preparing abbreviated requirement documents for potential FCS suppliers and using Rose to develop UML models of FCS requirements. My primary focus on UML models is signature management and MGV PPS, including passive & active countermeasures (CMs). My system focus is on functional, performance, reliability & safety requirements.
System Engineer , NASA Orbital Space Plane (OSP) 10/2003 to 1/2004
Northrop Grumman Corp. (NGC) El Segundo, CA
I developed integration and verification plans for the OSP including unit-level, system level, and vehicle level. This included the analysis of environmental test requirements for OSP components, systems and the OSP vehicle and the requirements for the Avionics Integration Lab (AIL) and the System Integration Lab (SIL). Lab tests include HWIL and extensive use of M &S. I also analyzed and developed requirements for the OSP avionics and software, with primary focus on functional, performance, safety & reliability. I left when the program was suspended due to a program change from developing an International Space Station (ISS) crew transfer vehicle to a vehicle to support a moon station and manned flight to Mars.
Avionics System Engineer, RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter Weapon System 7/2003 to10/2003
Sikorsky Bridgeport,CT I developed requirements and developed the SRS for the Comanche Weapon Systems Simulator. I developed latency and latency variation requirements/designs for the processing and distribution of the video from the Comanche sensors.
Global Hawk System Engineer 4/2003 to 7/2003 Northrop Grumman-Ryan Aircraft Co. Rancho Bernardo, CA
I developed the requirements for a Sensor Management Unit (SMU) for both the Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) and the ground station. My approach included an internet-centric open system architecture. UAV sensors include electro-optical, SAR, IR and electronics warfare. Major requirements drivers included the system ORD, CONOPS, MIL-STD-882 Safety and DO-178B Certification
JSF Avionics System Engineer 11/2002 to 4/2003
Lockheed Martin Fort Worth, TX
I developed requirements analysis/UML/OOD/Use Case/C++/DOORS. Requirements for Mission Systems with primary focus on interfaces for Electronics Warfare (EW), (CM) & Own Ship Sensors (radar, IR, and CNI).
Avionics Systems Engineer 8/2002 to 11/2002
Kaiser Rockwell San Jose, CA
I developed requirements analysis for F18 Super Hornet Avionics. Prepared SRS & Design Verification Plan, timing and signal distribution requirements for digital video and performance requirements for factory test equipment.
Redstone Arsenal Software System Engineer 3/2002 to 7/2002
Motorola Software System Engineer 6/2001-3/2002
Northrop Grumman Software System Engineer 2/2001 – 6/2001
Rockwell Collins Systems Engineer 11/2000 – 2/2001
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Systems Engineer 4/2000 – 11/2000
Lockheed Martin Avionics System Engineer 11/99 – 4/2000
Raytheon Software Engineer 1/99-11/99
Eli Lilly/Earnst & Young Software Engineer 7/98-1/99
Lockheed Skunk works Avionics System Engineer/ Software Engineer 10/97-7/98
ELDEC Avionics Software Test Engineer 5/97-10/97
United Defense Software Engineer 1/97-5/97
Lockheed F22 Avionics Software Test Engineer 6/96-1/97
Rockwell Collins Avionics Systems Engineer 2/96-6/96
Honeywell Space Honeywell Space 12/95-2/96
Motorola Software Engineer 9/95 - 12/95
Texas Instruments Software Systems Engineer 5/95 - 9/95
Electrospace System Test Engineer 12/94 – 5/95
Gulfstream Aerospace Systems Engineer 3/94 - 12/94
Lockheed Design Engineer 1/93 - 3/94
Frontier Engineering Test Engineer 8/92 - 11/92
Boeing Avionics Hardware Designer 11/78 - 10/91
BSEE Washington State University, MSEE Seattle University, Tau Beta PI Engineering Honor Society, High School Valedictorian, first in my BSEE Class, Completed many technical courses both industry sponsored and at University of Washington, University of California & Syracuse University. University. Courses included control theory series, advanced calculus, linear algebra, set theory, number theory, compex variables, statistics, probability theory and communications.
Professional Engineer, Electrical, Washington State, Lifetime IEEE Member, LLC (Solutions for Complex Problems) ,
Tau Beta PI Engineering Honor Society
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