Christopher L. Good

 

 

 

chrisgood@comcast.net

 

Clearance: Secret - Active, TS SCI/SBI - Inactive

 

22Oct2001 – Present       AAI Corporation, Unmanned Aerial Systems Division                      Hunt Valley, MD

·         2008 - Present, Principal Systems Engineer, TUAV Test and Integration Lead for Shadow 200. Responsible for ground and flight test definition, structure, and execution, while reducing time and test cycle costs.  Manage test engineers for assignments and execution of test series.  Integration lead for new system development and for existing system improvements.  Develop hardware and software roadmaps for that system integration.

·         2004 – 2008, Systems Engineer IV, Lead Avionics Engineer for Shadow 200. Responsible for all flight computer (Athena GS211e/GS311), IFF (Raytheon APX-100/APX-119), and TALS (SNC Tactical Automated Landing System) integration on production system.  Lead for simulation systems development for Shadow, Aerosonde (Marines Tier II), Future Combat Systems III, and Warrior (Army ERMP).  Sole developer of POP 200/300/300D payload simulation.

·         2001 – 2004, Systems Engineer IV, Test Manager, Unmanned Systems. Responsible for test development, management, and execution of the US Army's Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) system, the Shadow 200. Coordinate, develop, and conduct the in-plant and flight government acceptance test procedures (ATPs); coordination of the manufacturing orders and field-manufacturing orders with these test procedures.

 

·         July 2014-Feb 2015: System integration lead, ground test director, flight test director for Shadow M2 automated rolling takeoff and automatic landing additions. Flight test at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona.

·         June 2014: Flight test director and senior flight test engineer for system acceptance of second international sale of Shadow 200 system, Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona.  Test was a success with sale; system now in use by Italy.  Production value >$70M.

·         Jan 2014: Field installation of system simulation capabilities and training of overall system use for sub-contractor.  Salt Lake City, Utah.

·         December 2013:  Flight test director and engineer, automatic landing testing for operation Shadow 200 system with US Army; by-name request from US Army Unmanned Systems Program Office.  Test was a success with buy-in from operational unit commander for system use at unique location.  Ft Carson, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

·         Oct – Nov 2013, Jan - Feb 2014: Flight test director and senior flight test engineer, Shadow 200 TCDL US Army Qualification Flight Test. Two separate events; Redstone Arsenal, Alabama and Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. Test was a success with US Army accepting system for production.  Full production value  > $500M.

·         September 2013: Flight test director and senior flight test engineer for first weaponization development of Shadow M2 aircraft.  Two (for two) successful weapons drops on target.  Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona.

·         Apr – May, June 2013: Senior flight test engineer for continued Shadow 200 TCDL system development, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.  Two separate flight test events.

·         March and June 2013: Flight test director, flight test engineer, and system instrumentation integration lead for production system qualification of second international sale of Shadow 200 system, Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. Two separate flight test events for overall system qualification. Testing was a success, with foreign country granting full system qualification in preparation for purchase.

·         October - November 2012: Fight test engineer and director for Shadow Damage Tolerance Control (DTC) developmental flights, Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah.

·         April – October 2012: Senior flight test engineer and flight test director for Shadow TCDL developmental flights and Shadow TALS landing developmental flights, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama and Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona.

·         March 2012: Senior flight test engineer for Shadow developmental flights, Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah.

·         Nov 2011 – Present: Senior test engineer for Shadow-TCDL first international sale.  Ground test starting in first quarter 2012, flight test qualification and acceptance testing in third quarter 2012.

·         Sep – Dec 2011, Test engineer and senior Shadow technical representative for WFPAC flight testing at Webster Field, Maryland and Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah.  WFPAC is a new payload for US Marines flown on Shadow air vehicle.

·         October 22, 2011 - Reached ten years working at AAI.

·         Jul 2011, Flight test director and senior flight test engineer for Shadow-M flight qualification at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. Shadow-M is prototype for Shadow-M2, next generation UAV for US Army with two payloads; EO/IR and SAR/MTI.

·         Mar – May 2011, Flight test director and senior flight test engineer for Shadow 200 TCDL system flight test 2.2, Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. Managed entire effort; 6 weeks of flight test with over 40 personnel conducting very large suite of system integration, system airworthiness checks, datalink capability and range, and payload performance testing.  Flight test was a success and met all goals defined by US Army Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program Office.  Textron/AAI 2nd Quarter 2011 outstanding achievement award winner.

·         Feb – Jul 2011, Flight test director and senior flight test engineer for first international sale of Shadow 200 system.  Three separate flight test events; one flight test series in Yuma, Arizona and two at foreign flight test facility.  Sale was a success; system now in use by Sweden.  Textron/AAI 2nd Quarter 2011 outstanding achievement award winner.

·         Sep 2010, Flight test director and senior flight test engineer for Improved Hellfire Missile Effectiveness demonstration at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.  Three live-fire Hellfire missile engagements against Patton tank, with Shadow 200 as source for laser designator.  Flight demonstration was a success, with new laser engagement scenarios now available to the warfighter.

·         2009 – Present:  AAI interface to FAA Technical Center for Shadow FAA simulation insertion into FAA national airspace system.  Advisor from AAI to FAA for unmanned system certification in national airspace.

·         2011: Flight test director and senior flight engineer of ACE-III flight controller.  ACE-III is the fourth generation avionics package for Shadow 200.  Testing was a success.  ACE-III continues to be primary flight controller for all Shadow unmanned systems, through present.

·         2008: Lead for definition and systems integration, ground and flight test director and senior test engineer of ACE-II+ flight controller. ACE-II+ was the third generation avionics package for the Shadow 200.  Lead and conducted all aspects of integration, including software, hardware, interfaces, and all testing.  Ground and flight test was a success; ACE-II+ was primary flight controller for all Shadow systems until the development and fielding of ACE-III.

·         Ground and flight test director, and senior test engineer of improved endurance (IE) re-winged Shadow.  IE Shadow has extended wingspan from 14 feet to 21 feet, includes larger fuel tanks, EFI engine, and modified flight software to control new aircraft dynamics. 

·         Ground and flight test director, and senior test engineer of LALHAV (launch and land heavy air vehicle) upgrades to Shadow system, allowing heavier aircraft with more payloads to be launched and recovered with existing ground support equipment.  Flight testing over 2 months at Redstone Army Arsenal, Alabama and Ft Huachuca, Arizona.

·          Lead for systems integration, ground and flight test director and senior test engineer for GWOT-1 and GWOT-2 programs.   Global War On Terror Phase 1 and 2 Shadow Improvement Program, FY07-08 government directed upgrades to system. Upgrades consisted of communications relay package, new lithium ion battery, precision navigation capabilities, automated altimeter changes when flying into 29.92"Hg (QNE) airspace, and various other software and hardware improvements.  System engineer responsible for design, execution, ground testing and flight-testing of Shadow TUAV Software Automation 4, consisting of FY07-8 government directed multi-million dollar upgrades to system to increase reliability and ease of use.  Coordination required between government requirements, and three major sub-contractors and AAI in both software and hardware integration for almost every interface on the system, to include air vehicle, ground control station, ground data terminal, automated landing system, and air vehicle launcher.  Major HILSIM upgrade defined, coordinated, and executed in one month to allow full sensor failure simulation on the ground without endangering flight test assets.

·          October 22, 2006 – Reached five years working at AAI. Received letter of recognition for this milestone and work accomplished over the last five years.

·          Flight test director for TCDL risk reduction flight test, March - April 2006.  Lead avionics engineer for all airborne electronics of revised production TCDL configuration, including system architecture and COMSEC issues for datalink encryption and SAASM GPS.

·          Lead AAI Unmanned Systems division interface to AAI Training and Simulation division for development of simulation environment for Shadow and Aerosonde training devices. Outstanding Achievement Award Winner, OneTESS Team, 1st Quarter 2006.

·          Lead for test planning and execution on proposal teams for JP 129, Watchkeeper, FCS III, FCS IV, and ERMP.  Outstanding Achievement Award Winner, FCS III/IV Proposal Team, 1st Quarter 2003.  Outstanding Achievement Award Winner, ERMP Proposal Team, 4th Quarter 2005.

·          Systems engineer responsible for development of upgrades to block 1A and block 1B Shadow air vehicles, including development and testing of automated Shadow Airborne Landing System (SALS).

·          Developed the TUAV system specifications for the Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) systems and Full-Rate Production (FRP) systems.  Developed the specifications for TUAV programs with foreign customers, and continue to develop and maintain the system in-plant and flight acceptance test procedures, based on inputs from other engineers, company management, and the US Army’s Program Management Office (PMO).

·          Flight test engineer for the block 1A air vehicle qualification test program at Fort Huachuca, AZ.  Flight test engineer for production block 1A and 1B Shadow 200 TUAV, responsible for running flight acceptance test at Fort Huachuca, AZ.  Flight engineer for risk reduction and qualification testing of block 1B air vehicle at Fort Huachuca, AZ.

·         Senior engineer responsible for all COMSEC related integration to the Shadow 200 air vehicle.  Responsible for the integration, qualification and flight-testing of the Raytheon Mode 4 Identify-Friend-Or-Foe (IFF) transponder.    Responsible for the COMSEC integration issues for the Trimble Force 22 Selective Availability / Anti-Spoof Module (SAASM) GPS, fielded on the block 1B Shadow 200 TUAV.  Lead GPS security approval efforts for ACE-II and ACE-II+; received approval from GPS Wing at LA AFB for both avionics boxes.  Responsible for Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) COMSEC integration as part of the initial block 1B development.

·         Provided all system integration for avionics and simulation for MCAP II program with Rockwell-Collins.  Letter of Commendation, 2005.

·          2003 – Present: Senior software engineer and system architect for the AAI Shadow 200 hardware in the loop simulator (HILSIM).  This simulator allows AAI to fly the aircraft on the ground, using a proven 6-degree of freedom (6-DOF) simulator and a real-time digital signal processing hardware interface for all avionics input/output.  This HILSIM incorporates all components of the complete Shadow 200 TUAV, allowing for complete test of all interfaces and communications links with the actual air vehicle in flight mode.  AAI Outstanding Achievement Award Winner, 4th Quarter 2003, for the HILSIM development.  I have briefed the HILSIM environment to two US Congressmen, Chairman of the Polish Joint Chief’s of Staff, numerous US flag officers, and every government and industry group to visit AAI unmanned systems since 2003.  Shadow HILSIM exists as one of only three unmanned aerial system simulators within the FAA national airspace simulation environment, and I have provided all the simulation integration with the FAA systems.

·          Lead engineer, system integrator, test engineer, and air vehicle operator for the Piccolo avionics test flight program.  The Piccolo is a small, self-contained computer and sensor system developed by Cloud Cap Technology of Oregon.  The Piccolo was installed and integrated to two remote-control aircraft and successfully test flown as part of the CLAW (Close Light Airborne Weapon) development program.  Outstanding Achievement Award Winner, CLAW Team, 4th Quarter 2003.

 

US Air Force Officer, July 1989 – June 2001

 

Sep 1997 – Jun 2001       Air Force Information Warfare Center, Detachment 1                      Fort Meade, MD

·         Primary Air Force Computer Scientist in the Information Operations Technology Center – created and managed center Intranet and Intelink sites. Html and cgi scripting.

·         Chief, Toolbox Readiness Team – Manager and lead technical support for $187k FY99 contract. Project manager and contract officer technical representative (COTR) for directorate level database development program and web access for that database.

·          Manager, lead programmer, and system architect for $250k modeling and simulation effort.  Responsible for infrastructure, computer hardware (systems and network), operating system installation and maintenance, and application software.  Application software consists of > 30,000 lines of C/C++ code using Microsoft Visual C/C++ w/ MFC.  I briefed this national level modeling and simulation effort directly to the Vice-President of the United States, Director of Central Intelligence, Assistant Secretary of Defense, SPACECOM CINC, two Directors of the National Security Agency, numerous flag officers and congressional staffers.

·          Received Defense Meritorious Service Medal - page 1, page 2, and Joint Service Achievement Medal - page 1, page 2

 

Jul 1993 – Aug 1997      Air Force Flight Test Center, Detachment 3                                         Las Vegas, NV

·         Applications programmer/systems analyst with Applications Software Division – real-time data gathering systems, post-missions data reduction systems.

·         Chief, Applications Software Division – Directed efforts of 10 application programmers. Manager and technical lead for three-year post mission data reduction applications development program. Responsible for new system development and legacy system maintenance. Borland Pascal, Borland C, Ada, PL1.

·         Responsible for cross-platform communications (PC <-> DEC/VAX<-> IBM <-> SGI).

·         Manager and technical lead for 6 month fast-track tactical air information system.   Custom application for air asset tracking and air space use based on a myriad of inputs.

·         Chief, Systems Management Division – Hired and directed efforts of 10 system managers. SGI/SUN/VAX/PC computer systems - responsible for maintenance and upgrades for all systems. Head of flight test support on 24/7 basis.

·         Received Air Force Commendation Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) - page 1, page 2, and Air Force Achievement Medal

 

Feb 1990 – Jun 1993    Foreign Technology Division (National Air Intelligence Center)         Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

·         Applications programmer/systems analyst with Applications Systems Division.

·         Wrote custom timeline & event graphical database applications.  Responsible for center-wide geographic information systems (GIS) upgrades & new application integration and training.  Wrote terrain contour/line-of-sight (LOS) applications & satellite ephemeris computational applications. GNU C, Visual Basic, IBM Fortran 66/77/90, Unix shell scripts.

·         Responsible for cross-platform communications (PC <-> DEC/VAX <-> IBM <-> SUN), and new platform installation & training (SUN).

·         Programs used: Computer Aided Mapping (CAM / GIS), ARCINFO/ARCVIEW (GIS), Digital Chart of the World (GIS), Oilstock (satellite information / GIS), Galactan (satellite information).

·         Received Air Force Commendation Medal - page 1, page 2

 

Sep 1989 – Jan 1990     Communications/Computer Officer Training Course                          Keesler AFB, MS

·          Project track team leader.  Graduated with 94% average.  Earned my Private Pilot’s License off-duty.

 

Jun 1989 – Aug 1989    United States Air Force Academy                                                           Colorado Springs, CO

·         Assistant Instructor of Computer Science

 

Jul 1985 – May 1989    United States Air Force Academy                                                            Colorado Springs, CO

·         Obtained Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

·         Soloed in full size gliders.

 

Personal interests and skills: Licensed private pilot, remote control (RC) aircraft (fixed wing, helicopter, multi-copter) designer – builder and instructor pilot.  http://www.chrisgood.com/rcplanes/index.html  Hiking and camping, national parks.

 

Programming languages / computer systems: ADA, Fortran 66/77/90, C/C++, Pascal, BASIC, PL1, UNIX Bourne, C, and K shell scripts, html, cgi scripting / IBM mainframes, VAX (DEC) mainframes & minis, SGI mainframes & workstations, SUN workstations, PC desktops. Fortran/ADA/C/Pascal/BASIC developmental environments on IBM/PC/VAX/SGI/SUN computers.

 

Additional education: Candidate for Master’s of Mechanical Engineering with 2 classes left, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV.  Master's study track is Dynamic Systems and Controls Options and my master's project is a 16 foot wingspan Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).  The UAV project consists of airframe and airfoil design and construction, flight computer design and integration, flight sensor hardware design and construction, flight sensor to computer design and interface, and flight and ground software development.

 

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