Timothy R. Reyes
In the role of software engineer, my RSE assignments have included developing applications for improving the robustness of NASA mission software. As an Software Analyst, I have applied RSE developed applications and methods to analyze software under development by Aeronautics projects and Interplanetary Missions.
Bachelor of Science Degree, Physics, University of Idaho
M.S. Degree, Space Plasma Physics, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville
As a Graduate Research Assistant, I was stationed at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center working with members of the Space Sciences Group. Research work included data analysis of Dynamics Explorer 1 and 2 instrument data and development of software simulations to better understand the physical processes underlying the interaction of the Solar Wind with the Earth's Magnetosphere and Ionosphere.
NASA related experience has involved: Data Analysis, Software
Development for science payload instruments and Software Analysis -
verification and validation in support of NASA robotic and manned
Present work as part of the RSE group in Code TI at NASA ARC includes
analysis support of the GOES-R Ground System. Software development
has included work on the Bugview project and supporting researchers and
developers of other on-going RSE group projects including the IKOS
As a Software Analyst at the NASA IV&V Facility, I had the
opportunity to support a wide range of missions, primarily robotic but
including work on the Constellation program. The focus of the work
was independent verification and validation of the
development of mission flight software. This included
analysis beginning in the Concept phase and each subsequent phase
of the Project Life-Cycle. Specialization was in the analysis of flight
software using static analysis tools and verification and validation of
requirements and design algorithms as developed and as they became
implementation. This offered both a broad and in-depth view and analysis
of a spacecraft software development and the opportunity to recognize the
broad range of methods and technology, development approaches, and architectures of flight software.
Missions that were supported included: Mars Odyssey (2001),
Mars Exploration Rovers (MER, 2002-2004), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (2004),
Mars Phoenix (2005-2007), LRO, SIRTF, Genesis, MMS, GPM and Ares/CX.
As a research assistant and software engineer at Goddard Space Flight
Center, I was assigned to a team developing the Fluxgate Magnetometer for the Mars
Global Surveyor. The work involved development of software for
interfacing with the JPL ground control system, for processing and
reducing both scientific and engineering data from the Magnetometer and
Electron Reflectometer on board MO and MGS, and producing health reports and presenting
instrument science data to investigators of the payload team.
Additional work at GSFC included software development support of
researchers analyzing infrared spectroscopic data of comets and planets.
Early professional work included modeling and analysis of Single Event
Upsets in electronic circuits destined for space flight. This work
included analysis of data derived from subjecting integrated circuits
to energetic particle beams at the Brookhaven Synchrotron Accelerator
and SLAC. While at CIRES, an institute associated with the University
of Colorado, Boulder, my role was as research assistant supporting
analysis of the SSM/I top-side microwave sounder measurements to improve
our understanding of terrestrial weather phenomena.
I'm an amateur astronomer since age 9, marveling at the sight of the moon, Saturn
and Jupiter in a small Tasco telescope. Then grinding my own reflector from the Edmund
Scientific Kit. Activities have included managing the University of Idaho observatory,
publishing news articles on the return of Halley's comet, the great Leonid Storm and
supporting public nights as a member of the Von Braun Astronomical Society in