Bachelor of Science, Aeronautics and AstronauticsJune 2010Massachusetts Institute of Technology － Cambridge, MA
Microsoft Office, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Senior Aerospace Engineer & Risk AnalystJun 2010 to Current ARES Corporation － Littleton, CO
Quaney brings four years of systems engineering experience in a variety of aerospace projects.
Her experience includes Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA), reliability analysis, micrometeoroid risk and orbital debris assessments, risk management, and systems analysis.
She has supported both small and large satellite programs, including SpaceX's Commercial Crew program and GOES-R for Lockheed Martin, as well as space battery programs for a small Colorado company.
She has also supported the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program based out of Huntsville, AL and Colorado Springs, CO for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA).
Quaney currently serves as an engineer with ARES Corporation in Denver, Colorado.
Provide risk and reliability analysis and systems engineering support to various projects, including Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRA), parts count reliability analyses, and Failure Modes and Effects Criticality Analyses (FMECAs).
Systems Engineer and Risk AnalystJan 2010 to Current ARES Corporation － Denver, CO
Quaney provides systems engineering support and risk and reliability analysis for various projects.
Her tasks have included creating PRA models for the SpaceX Commercial Crew Falcon launch vehicle and Dragon capsule, the NASA/NOAA GOES-R program at Lockheed Martin, and the MDA GMD program at Boeing; performing a micrometeoroid risk assessment for the GOES-R program; and performing parts count reliability analyses on three space batteries for ABSL.
Ground-Based Missile Defense (GMD) Probabilistic Risk Assessment
She has spent the last four years as a PRA expert on the GMD program, working to build a SAPHIRE model from the ground up.
She continuously assesses risks and compiles failure data as part of model maintenance.
To develop the model, she gained understanding of the interceptor and ground systems in order to create event and fault trees to describe individual missions and, gathered and compiled failure data utilizing Bayesian updating methodology, assisted with the development of a system-level FMECA, and coded various VBA macros to make the PRA model more streamlined and user-friendly.
She acted as interim technical lead for the year 2013 and has trained several new team members in PRA and SAPHIRE since the project began.
Commercial Crew Program Falcon and Crew Dragon
Quaney worked as part of the SpaceX Systems Engineering and Mission Assurance team to model subsystems and perform other risk analyses for the Falcon and Crew Dragon PRA model, as well as review hazard reports for pad safety.
She assessed the failure criteria of the power, guidance, thermal, and ground systems, and performed analyses on phenomenological failures such as tank leak-before-burst and external leaks.
She also trained a new SpaceX employee in PRA and reliability analyses.
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R Series (GOES-R)
Quaney worked as an embedded member of the GOES-R Systems team, working to update the GOES-R risk management system to the Active Risk Management (ARM) tool.
She developed detailed fault trees a complete understanding of the spacecraft systems and success criteria.
She performed a micrometeoroid risk assessment after gaining a full understanding of the exposure and susceptibility of spacecraft components and performing calculations based on location, exposure, and structural integrity of those components.
In addition, she supported a GOES-R orbital debris assessment using NASA's Debris Assessment Software (DAS) tool.
internJan 2008 to Jan 2009 NASA Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars － Hampton, VA
Programmed module in C# to simulate launches of non-Decadal Survey (DS) missions to model how outside launches could affect the consistency and frequency of DS launches.
Researched and compiled nearly 400 Earth-orbiting spacecraft failures for DS Reliability Model, which will determine possible mission schedules for the next ten years of Earth Science missions.
Developed a Mars exploration campaign for a permanent human presence in two weeks.
Team established phases, identified and researched campaign domains.
Researched communications and habitat.
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