My first cooperative education experience with Rockwell Collins was in the summer of 2009. I worked on a high precision differential GPS receiver. I was involved with the testing and debugging of the system. It involved the analysis of test data including writing data analysis tools in Matlab. I was also involved in gathering data, both in the lab using model based and hardware in the loop techniques and in the field using live GPS data.
“Curtis’s performance was clearly “above and beyond” in every respect. He was pulled in to aid in field test preparation and execution on the high-visibility <government> program for the Time-space-position demonstration portion. This demonstration is one of two critical technology demonstrations required, the results of which will weigh in the competitive downselect for phase2 of the program (esimated at $300M). In spite of the team’s technical difficulties (many of the technical specs were deemed high risk because they have never been demonstrated, even in a laboratory environment), continued effort on the part of Curtis and the entire development team has brought success to the demonstration activities. He has, when requested, worked evenings, weekends, odd-hours that allow for various atmospheric conditions (literally working in response to the weather at time. He has communicated “the right information” at “the right time” in an effective manner which has allowed the team to quickly asses plan, and implement corrective actions. He has taken on additional technical activities such as tools development in order to allow others to focus on specific issues, and generally been willing to’carry the load’ whenever and wherever he has been allowed to improve the overall effectiveness of the demonstration team.
I would re-hire Curtis Mayberry at any time.”
-John Weger, Senior Engineering Manager