Ronald Derrick Lehmer
3314 Mentone Avenue #2
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Objective: Engineering management or senior project engineer position focusing on distributed computing environments for state-of-the-art scientific and engineering simulation applications.
Profile: A creative and highly adaptive systems engineer with a versatile background in engineering, computer hardware and software, and experimental physics. An enterprising and thorough engineer capable of providing highly effective solutions to meet customer requirements.
Senior Program Engineer, Northrop Grumman Information Technology/Technical Services, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California (6/98 - date)
Air Traffic Management Group Leader: Managed group of 20 software engineers involved in two major software development projects for the simulation of Air Traffic Management concepts.
System architect for real-time Virtual Airspace Simulation Technology (VAST-RT) distributed flight and Air Traffic Management simulation capability. Used DoD High Level Architecture for data distribution, but lead development effort on bridge and portal applications to translate to different distributed simulation architectures. Developed general program goals into specific system requirements for NASA customer for data collection, archiving, and analysis applications.
Managed support team for NASA Pseudo Aircraft System (PAS) air traffic target generation system. Coordinated staff and resources with technical lead and supported customer-contractor relationship.
CVSRF Sub-Task Manager: Provided on-site coordination and prime contractor oversight of engineering and maintenance support of the Crew Vehicle Systems Research Facility (CVSRF).
Led the integration of new computer systems and software for the CVSRF Air Traffic Control (ATC) Laboratory. Provided project leadership for the Adaptive ACFS Project, a proposed major upgrade to an existing flight simulator at the CVSRF. Developed customer requirements with NASA management and managed the design, fabrication, and testing of system components.
Senior Systems Engineer: Led system integration and design projects to support the Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS) flight simulation facility at NASA/Ames. Projects included a major upgrade to the facility's video distribution system, a new interface for Space Shuttle hardware used in a VMS simulation, and designed a new digital interface for a laboratory chart recorder upgrade.
Provided operational support to troubleshoot hardware problems in the VMS simulator systems.
Conducted technology and feasibility studies as directed by management.
Handled projects in accordance with ISO-9001 certified processes.
Associate Development Engineer, University of California, San Diego (4/96 - 5/98)
Designed and implemented analog electronic instrumentation and data reduction software for the reciprocated Langmuir probe system at the DIII-D fusion energy at General Atomics.
Participated in fusion energy experiments and presented results at research meetings and conferences.
Staff Research Associate, UCLA and UC-San Diego (9/86 - 3/96)
System developer for the PISCES plasma-surface interaction laboratory; developed scientific software applications for various plasma physics experiments. Managed growth of distributed computing environment and facilitated integration of new experimental initiatives into existing data acquisition and analysis environment.
Led the design and fabrication of a customized CAMAC based data acquisition system for plasma turbulence measurements. Experience with high-speed analog to digital converters, analog and digital design, automated test procedures, and CAMAC device drivers for VAX/VMS.
Conducted and participated in experimental studies of turbulent plasmas, plasma-material interactions, and plasma source development. Analyzed turbulent dynamics in plasmas using both Fourier and Wavelet Transforms, cross correlation analysis, and scientific visualization techniques.
Integrated IR pyrometers for surface temperature measurements of material samples.
Development experience with FPGA's and CPLD's; OrCAD circuit design and layout experience.
Extensive programming experience in FORTRAN, C, IDL, HTML, and CGI.
Linux system management and configuration. Experience with the RTLinux real-time kernel. System management experience in a heterogeneous VMS and Unix environment. Configuration and management of backup systems using Retrospect and Budtool.
Webmaster experience, including web server configuration, page design, and content development.
Experience with Oracle/RdB and SQL in both scientific and non-scientific applications. MDS physics database experience, including VAX/VMS internals.
Experience with UHV vacuum design, physics diagnostic development, and high voltage and current power supplies. Extensive experience with CAMAC based data acquisition products, including device driver and database integration. Experience with PLC based control systems.
Student Supervisor Associated Student's Union, Berkeley, CA 1984-1986
Summer Researcher Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 1983
Education and Training
|UCSC Extension||Object Oriented Analysis||May 2002|
|UCSC Extension||Object Oriented Design||June 2002|
|UCSC Extension||Management of Object Oriented Projects||March 2002|
|UCSC Extension||C++ Programming Language||March 2002|
|Distributed Simulation||HLA Training||March 2002|
|NASA APPL||Project Management Tools and Techniques||April 2001|
|UCLA Extension||Systems Engineering: Principles and Practices||July 1999|
|UCLA||Ph. D. in Nuclear Engineering (Applied Plasma Physics)||1996|
|UCLA||M. S. in Nuclear Engineering||1989|
|University of California||B. S. Physics with Highest Honors||1986|
5 First Author Papers and 34 Co-Authored Papers (List Available Upon Request)
TRW Fellowship in Material Science (Diagnostic Probes for Plasmas) 1988 and 1990
References Available Upon Request