Lars Blackmore

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Lars Blackmore's Resume

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Experience

Space Exploration Technologies. Principal Rocket Landing Engineer, 2015 to present.

Space Exploration Technologies. Senior Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer, 2011 to 2015.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Senior Technologist, Guidance and Control Analysis Group, 2007 to 2011.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Fall internship 2006, with Advanced Robotic Controls group. Developed new approach for Mars landing site selection. Co-authored and won $30K Spontaneous Concepts proposal. Supervised by Homayoun Seraji.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Fall internship 2006, with Autonomy group. Developed optimization-based methods for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle path planning. Supervised by Kanna Rajan .

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Summer internship 2005, with Planetary Robotics Laboratory. Designed and tested new method for force estimation and contact detection with next-generation limbed planetary rover hardware. Supervised by Dr Eric Baumgartner and Brett Kennedy.

Life Patch International. Entrepreneurship project 2005-2006. Applications and strategy research for a novel medical device.

Fortescue Limited. Entrepreneurship project 2004-2005. Performed market research for novel sport technology.

Jaguar Formula One Racing Team
. Research project on estimation in Formula One, 2003-2004. Supervised by Professor Jon How (MIT) and Mark Gillan (Jaguar).

McLaren Formula One International, Control and Modeling in Formula One. MEng Project 2002-2003. Supervised by Prof. Keith Glover, Head of Cambridge University Engineering Department.

International Robot Design Competition 2001, held in Osaka, Japan. Reached semi-finals of competition.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Control and Modeling for Thermal Vacuum Chambers. Summer internship 2002. Supervised by Ted Dyer, Head of Magnetics Testing and Bob Vernier, Head of Testing.

NASA JPL Planetary Science Summer School 2004. One-week course to learn the planetary exploration mission design process, with JPL’s Team X. I had the role of Project Manager, shadowing Bob Kinsey and Rob Maddock.

British Aerospace, Anti-Skid Braking Control and Modeling for A3XX Aircraft. Summer internship 2000.

Airbus Industrie Wing Landing Gear Team, Structures and Crashworthiness Project. Summer internship 2002.

Airbus UK Project Management Team. Summer internship 2001.

Skern Lodge Management Development Course. Residential one-week course combining theory and action to develop management and leadership skills.

British Aerospace, Sponsored Undergraduate Gap Year Program. A full year of experience and training between high school and university, including shop-floor placements, theory classes and a major project. 1998 to 1999.