Huntsville, AL – 2016 – Lisa Mitchell, who works as a Simulation Integration Engineer on our ESSSA subcontract to Jacobs Engineering, has won ESSSA’s 2016 Outstanding Task of the Year Award. The Outstanding Task of the Year is selected from monthly Outstanding Task recipients in recognition of the most outstanding task that exceeds task requirements or customer expectations. These individual or team efforts clearly demonstrate initiative and have a direct impact on the space program.
This award was given for the SLS Avionics and Software Ground Systems Test, a team effort that involved building and maintaining the Integrated Avionics Test Facilities, including the SLS System Integration Test Facility (SITF), System Integration Laboratory, and the SITF qualification lab and developing the simulation environment, including hundreds of software models to simulate vehicle flight dynamics, subsystems, and avionics components in real time.
Over a single weekend, this team successfully labeled and routed 95% of more than 180 cables and reduced an estimated 90 hours of work to only 12 hours.
Lisa was also recently named All Points’ Employee of the Quarter. Congratulations to Lisa and the rest of the winning team!
Picture Above: Lisa is pictured with her ESSSA team, Randy Lycans (ESSSA General Manager), Joey Malone, Katrisse McGee, Ratana Meekham, Steve Presti, Rusty Hebert, Brent Hartsfield, Lisa Mitchell, Larry Leopard (NASA Engineering Directorate Deputy Director), and Dr. Jan Davis (ESSSA Deputy GM). Not pictured are Phil Domen, Rob Ratkovich, and Joe Scott.