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Kent Shiffer

MS: 232-21
650-604-4151
Kent.C.Shiffer@nasa.gov
Education: B.S., Professional Aeronautics, 1992-1995
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ
  A.A., Electronic Technology, 1982-1985
Foothill College, Los Altos, CA
  Certification, Electronic Intelligence, 1977-1978
U.S. Navy "C" Schools, various locations
  Certification, Avionics and Electronics, 1977
U.S. Navy "A" Schoo, lMemphis, TN


Professional Experience:  
2001-Present Project Manager
NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
1994-2001 Senior Aerospace Engineering Technician
NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
1981-1984 Avionics and Electrical Systems Technician
NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
1980-1981 Satellite Systems Technician
Ford Aerospace and Communication Corp., Palo Alto, CA
1980-1983

Aviation Electronics Technician, Naval Reserve duty
United States Navy, Alameda Naval Air Station

1977-1980 Aviation Electronics Technician
United States Navy, Agana, Guam


Contributions: Over 26 years of experience, principally in aircraft and related technologies, and able to bring this background to the current position of Earth Science Project Manager.

Specific Contributions:

  • Project Manager for the IMPEX mission in Seattle Wa . Collaborative mission with NASA and the National Science Foundation C-130 aircraft. May 2006
  • Project Manager for the CR-AVE mission in Costa Rica . International deployment with the WB-57 aircraft. January-February 2006
  • Project Manager for the June AVE mission in Houston Tx. WB-57 aircraft. June 2005.
  • Project Manager for the INTEX NA mission at Mid America Airport Il. and Porstmouth NH . June-July 2004
  • Deputy Project Manager for SOLVE II project, Kiruna , Sweden . Logistic support for entire project including International Fund Site set-up, computer network installation as well as employing and directing the U.S. Air Force to provide cargo shipment to Sweden .
  • Worked with NASA Integrated Services Network (NISN) to implement LAN/WAN for Crystal-Face field project. July 2002
  • Assisted in the development and installation of the electrical and control systems for the Hybrid Rocket Test facility at Ames to test future, more environmentally safe, rocket motors.
  • Developed a pressure chamber for calibration of Pressure Sensitive Paints
  • Performed avionics and instrumentation installation and repair on 15 different types of experimental aircraft at Ames . These included the Kuiper Airborne observatory the VSRA, (Harrier), and the Quiet Short-haul Research Aircraft, (QSRA) and a plethora of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.


Awards:
2006
  • Group Achievement Award (TCSP)
  • 2005
  • Group Achievement Award (INTEX-NA)
  • 2003
  • Group Achievement Award (SOLVE II)
  • 2002
  • Outstanding Achievement Award (Crystal-Face)
  • 2001
  • Group Achievement Award (CAMEX-4)
  • 1998
  • 20 Year Service Award
  • 1990-1998
  • 13 Individual Special Act or Achievement Awards
  • 1997
  • Performance Award
  • 1996
  • Group Achievement Award V/STOL (VSRA) Flight Research Team
  • 1995
  • Performance Award
  • 1993
  • 15 Year Service Award
  • Certificate of Appreciation (KAO) Kuiper Observatory
  • 1990
  • Special Achievement Award STOVL Flight Research Program
  • 1985
  • Group Achievement Award


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    Professional Association:
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Mechanical Engineering, State of California


  • Seleected Publications:

    Singh, H. B., L. Salas, D. Herlth, R. Kolyer, E. Czech, W. Viezee, Q. Li, D. J. Jacob, D. Blake, G. Sachse, C. N. Harward, H. Fuelberg, C. M. Kiley, Y. Zhao, and Y. Kondo. 2003. In situ measurements of HCN and CH3CN over the Pacific Ocean: Sources, sinks, and budgets, J. Geophys. Res ., 108: 1029-2002.

    Singh, H. B., D. Herlth, R. Kolyer, L. Salas, J. D. Bradshaw, S. T. Sandholm, D. D. Davis, J. Crawford, Y. Kondo, M. Koike, R. Talbot, G. L. Gregory, G. W. Sachse, E. Browell, D. R. Blake, F. S. Rowland, R. Newell, J. Merrill, B. Heikes, S. C. Liu, P. J. Crutzen, and M. Kanakidou. 1996. Reactive nitrogen and ozone relationships over the western Pacific: distribution, partitioning and sources. J. Geophys. Res. , 101(D1): 1793-1808.

    Singh, H. B., D. Herlth, R. Kolyer, R. Chatfield, W. Viezee, L. J. Salas, Y. Chen, J. D. Bradshaw, S. T. Sandholm, R. Talbot, G. L. Gregory, B. Anderson, G. W. Sachse, E. Browell, A. S. Bachmeier, D. R. Blake, B. Heikes, D. Jacob, and H. E. Fuelberg. 1996. Impact of biomass burning emissions on the composition of the South Atlantic troposphere: Reactive nitrogen and ozone. J. Geophys. Res. , 101(D19): 24203-24220, 10.1029/96JD01018.


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