Stuart Austin

Software Engineering for Mission-Critical Systems
Gainesville, Virginia, USA IEEE Northern Virginia Section
Special Skills

Technical Specialities

Thirty-five years experience in software development and systems engineering for mission-critical systems. U.S. Citizen (cleared). Expertise in space flight systems, broadband and local-area networks, weapons systems, digital video/imagery and digital signal processing. Embedded flight, test and ground system software development for low-earth-orbit and geosynchronous satellite systems. Mathematical modeling, design and implementation of digital and RF communications protocols for serial interfaces, local/wide-area networks and spacecraft-to-ground links. Embedded software development for Internet protocols. Design and implementation of performance analysis systems for broadband and High-Performance Computing Cluster networks. Software systems engineering and software development for electronic warfare, digital radar and active sonar (acoustic) systems. Software development for digital television set-top boxes (consumer electronics) for direct broadcast and Internet convergence applications. Object-oriented design and development of multi-tier software using C, C++, Java, Python, and scripting languages on Windows, Unix and Linux. Development of embedded software on microcontrollers and microprocessors, both with and without real-time operating systems such as VxWorks and embedded Linux.

Additional Specialities

Object-oriented design and implementation using C++, Java, Python and C#. Functional programming with C, Visual Basic, assembly, Perl, Tcl/Tk. Simulation and modeling with Matlab/Simulink, Octave, Mathematica, and similar tools. Network management tools such as SNMP/MIB, HP OpenView, Tivoli NetView. Database programming using Oracle, Access, SQL. Systems and software engineering process tools including UML, Rational, Telelogic DOORS.

Technical Expertise

Application Software
Embedded Systems, Hardware, Software and Controls
Simulation and Modeling
Systems Engineering
Aerospace electronics
Space vehicles
Aerospace simulation
Aerospace control
Aerospace testing
Artificial intelligence
Computational intelligence
Software agents
Natural languages
Neural networks
Computational intelligence
Artificial intelligence
Computing technology
Control systems
Real-time systems
Stochastic systems
Target tracking
Defense industry
Military equipmen
Educational technology
Engineering education
Computer science education
National security
Radar remote sensing
Spaceborne radar
Region 2
National Capital Area Council
Remote sensing
Radar imaging
Radar measurements
Sonar measurements
Infrared imaging
Software defined radio
Software engineering
Software systems
Software-defined radio
Philosophical considerations
US Department of Defense