* Mars Sample Return (MSR):
Lead Systems Engineer in a broad and comprehensive assessment of the potential to apply emerging commercial space transportation capabilities in order to achieve high value planetary science. The highest priority for planetary science is the return of samples from Mars. The recently proposed mission architecture is highly complex and expensive. Focused on optimizing a simpler and therefore less costly mission architecture that effectively used commercial product lines. Resulting mission design is feasible and capable of achieving the desired goal.

* Common Instrument Interface (CII) Guidelines:
Worked within a NASA team to develop technical guidelines to maximize the likelihood of pairing science instruments with commercial satellite hosts. Obtained key technical and business input from the commercial communications satellite industry. Realizing the importance of the business aspects of payload hosting, wrote a companion business practices manual for CII project customer. The customer gained valuable business decision insights from this manual.