Resume of JAMES M. HEEDLES


Security Clearance: TS, Current EBI
Education: BS Computer Science/Electrical Engineering, Cornell University 1979

Employment Background/Experience:

1999-Present Principal Member of Technicial Staff, Spaceflight Systems Corporation, Inc.

Designed and implemented Space and Ground based distributed processing applications.

1994-1999 Senior Principal Systems Engineer, Lockheed Sanders, Inc.

Performed a variety of software and systems engineering functions on classified contracts. Monitored and evaluated subcontractor technical performance. Supported white paper and proposal development efforts.

Designed and implemented a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) test lab. Helped create and implement a Modeling, Simulation and Analysis lab. Designed and laid out a large (5000+ sq. ft.) high bay lab for integrating and testing large electronic systems.

Managed and worked with a small team of engineers to successfully dismantle, pack, and ship two full motion 6 meter dish antennas, radomes, and associated electronics software in short-duration, low-cost effort.

Supported the security office with technical information and direction in the areas of virus scanning, virus recovery, sanitization of media and safeguarding of classified electronic materials.

Responsible for identifying and correcting unresolved technical issues on the ADAS Engineering Development Model. Monitored the progress of various engineering efforts to provide a comprehensive and complete set of recommended changes to transition from the the existing EDM to a production system.

Evaluated specifications and provided inputs to the IEWCS production proposal.

Performed a feasibility study for a passive speed and direction technique for the Smart-Look cellular telephone location system.

1987-1994 Senior Systems Engineer, Codem Systems, Inc.

Responsible for the design and development of the SATTRACK Operator Workstation. A UNIX/X-Windows/Motif based workstation for the support of an operator in tracking satellites. The workstation provides real-time pedestal control of multiple antennas, data base support, tasking algorithms and geographic map overlays.

Supported the US Army in Southwest Asia in the area of HF Direction Finding and Communications during DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. Deployed as a contractor with the AN/TSQ-164 HF DF/SSL system.

Developed the operator interface for a High Frequency Direction Finding system which utilized seven elements of a PUSHER array and eliminated the need for a goniometer.

Responsible for the software development of the Tactical High Frequency Direction Finding/Height Frequency Search and Collection System. This program involved approximately 40,000 lines of code controlling direction finding/Single Site location nets, automatic scanning receivers, various recording devices and signal demodulators. The system provides an operator with the ability to search for, detect, collect and locate target emitters in the HF spectrum.

1979-1987 Principal Engineer, Sanders Associates, Inc.

Generated the initial jamming subsystem design and supported the acquisition, analysis, and operator interface design efforts for the US Army TACJAM-A jammer. Performed computer system tradeoff analysis with particular emphasis on efficiency of Ada code execution, and subsequently specified the processor used in the Phase II development effort.

Provided communications signal analysis and jamming expertise during Phase I-B of the INEWS Integrated Electronic Warfare System. Designed and built a radar threat database package for use in the INEWS prototype.

Responsible for the design, implementation and integration of software for the SILO real-time airborne DF system. Designed a distributed computer system architecture containing both conventional and array processors. System was capable of a very high LOB rate and employed multiple emitter location algorithms.

Participated in joint US Air Force/NATO tests in overseas exercises.

Generated computer system specifications for the AN/ALQ-149 ECM system. Performed initial software design for the analysis and exciter subsystems.

Responsible for the design, implementation, integration and maintenance of software for the real-time signal acquisition, signal analysis, and communication jamming subsystems for COMPASS CALL. Supported the US Air Force in airborne field trials of the entire system.

Provided engineering and technical support on the US Navy FACSKED and FASFAC Air Traffic Control and scheduling systems. Designed and implemented an integrated control package for driving array processors on the US Marine Corps ISIS program. Developed database and operator interface signal analysis software.

Designed and implemented high-speed communications drivers, and handled the hardware/software integration effort for the ETABS Air Traffic Control System for the FAA.

1977-1979 Software Engineer, Grumman Aerospace Corp.

Designed and implemented real-time systems and application software for the A6E-WST weapons system and flight simulator. System allowed an instructor to monitor, in real-time, pilot or navigator performance in a non-intrusive manner. An interactive graphics editor allowed the instructor to customize NATOPS flight procedures for individual training efforts.