2005 MAPLD International Conference
Building and International Trade Center
September 7-9, 2005
Engineer: Space Station Freedom and ISS
NASA Johnson Space Center
Bill Dwyer has been employed in the NASA, Johnson Space Center community since 1978, first working with Computer Sciences Corporation and Singer-Link Flight Simulation Division prior to jointing the JSC Civil Service community in 1987.
He served as the flight software integration manager during the Space Station Freedom program, participated in the space station transition and redesign and is now the System Manager for the International Space Station (ISS) command and data handling system (C&DH) hardware.
The C&DH hardware includes the general purpose flight computers onboard the ISS, called "multiplexer-demultiplexers" (MDMs) as well as the related ground hardware used to develop and test the flight software. Additional hardware in the C&DH inventory includes the payload high data rate routing and switching hardware for the fiber-optic networks.
Prior to his NASA and NASA contractor jobs, Bill was a communications officer onboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59) and taught at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas.
Bill has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of North Texas and a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
2005 MAPLD Panel Session - "Why Are Space Stations So Hard?"
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