Project Examples – Dan Catropa

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Name Dan Catropa, MSEM ’11
ILP Project Client L-3 Communications Integrated Optical Systems
ILP Project Title Development of a State-of-the-Art Silicon Carbide Integrated Optical Telescope Assembly for Space
Project Assignment My role was the system-level project engineering direction of a multidisciplinary team of more than 20 mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical, manufacturing, test, and production control engineers and technicians to achieve the development of a novel electro-opto-mechanical space telescope. I was the primary technical and project interface to internal upper-management as well as the customer community. The cost, schedule, and technical risk constraints were all significant, which represented a particularly high-risk/high-reward scenario for the company and customer.