Highlights from Cary’s Career

  • Although I have moved on in my career, it’s amazingly satisfying to see CC 2.0 configuration with its gigantic windows and walk-in hatch, and ‘two-fault safe’ design enjoy a perfect maiden flight (2017-12-12).
  • As the Autoscope project lead for 3 years, it’s great to see the team’s world-class machine-learning software, that achieves WHO Expert Level-1 diagnosis and quantitation performance for malaria microscopy, being showcased with its commercialization partner, Motic.
  • It’s great to see my original architecture (gigantic windows, walk-in hatch) from my tenure as Crew Capsule chief engineer being showcased by GeekWire aerospace/science editor Alan Boyle.
  • Using convolutional neural networks (CNN) in our machine-learning Autoscope project to achieve WHO Expert Level-1 diagnosis and quantitation performance for malaria microscopy.
  • Although I have moved on in my career, it’s great to see my work as chief engineer for the Crew Capsule result in a massively successful Crew Capsule escape test at max-Q.
  • Actual Iridium satellite hanging in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
  • Successful maiden flight of Blue Origin’s sub-orbital crew capsule.
  • Enjoying a discussion with a fellow employee while celebrating a successful sub-orbital test flight at the Blue Origin test facility in west Texas.
  • Successful rocket launch and flight with sub-orbital crew capsule at the Blue Origin launch and test facility in west Texas.
  • Prototype sub-orbital crew capsule waiting for retrieval on the ground at the Blue Origin launch facility in west Texas after successful landing.
  • Sub-orbital crew capsule sized for 6 astronauts. Note the 6 large windows and easy walk-in access hatch.
  • ECCM module (4-channel adaptive null steering) from X-Band Radar.
  • High-power VCO circuit from X-Band frequency synthesizer (9.1 to 10.0 GHz in 5 MHz steps).
  • VCO and pin diode frequency multiplier circuits from X-Band frequency synthesizer (9.1 to 10.0 GHz in 5 MHz steps).
  • ‘Divide-by-N’ board from X-Band frequency synthesizer (9.1 to 10.0 GHz in 5 MHz steps).
  • X-band ECCM Radar transmitter/receiver and signal processor boxes are installed into the fuselage of the OV1-D Mohawk turbo-prop plane.
  • X-band ECCM Side-Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR) phased array antenna (length 20 ft, width 1.5 ft, height 1.5 ft) is mounted on the underside of the OV1-D Mohawk turbo-prop plane.
  • X-band ECCM Side-Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR) phased array antenna (length 20 ft, width 1.5 ft, height 1.5 ft) is mounted on the underside of the OV1-D Mohawk turbo-prop plane.
  • Shipping container for an Iridium satellite with temperature/humidity control and vibe/shock protection. Destinations included Vandenberg AFB (US), Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center (China), Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakhstan Russia).
  • Another Iridium satellite is ready to ship. The small triangular cover plate on the near-end of the satellite was laser-etched with the names of people who worked on the project!
  • Fully-assembled satellite being rolled into a thermal chamber for final thermal testing. Solar panels have protective covers at this point.
  • Iridium satellite hanging in a thermal chamber for thermal cycle testing. RF hats are used on the Main Mission Antenna panels to prevent RF receiver overload.
  • Testing the Iridium satellite RF interfaces: 4 Gateway Antennas (silver cables), 4 Crosslink Antenna (silver cables), 3 Main Mission Antenna arrays (blue cables).
  • Comm Panel containing most of the baseband on-board communications electronics mounted to an Iridium satellite frame.
  • On-board Computer – Main processor module (1 of 7 on each Iridium satellite).
  • Sub-orbital crew capsule descending under 3 parachutes after successful flight at the Blue Origin launch and test facility in west Texas.
© 2018 Cary Champlin