Daniel R. DiBiase
Senior Mechanical Engineer at MDA US Systems, LLC. at Alliance Spacesystems Inc
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Mr. Daniel DiBiase has 17 years of mechanical engineering experience at MDA US Systems (Alliance Spacesystems), L-3 SSG-Tinsley, and Raytheon. He has performed both design and analysis functions for structures and mechanisms of space hardware, with a concentration on optical systems. His experience includes kinematic mounting systems, critical bond interfaces in cryogenic environments, dynamic and acoustic analysis, LOS-jitter and WFE analyses, and tribological design. Mr. DiBiase has served as project engineer, leading multidisciplinary teams of engineers and personnel, or lead mechanical engineer for a wide range of projects, including:
• Mars Science Laboratory Camera Mechanisms – high-precision optical mechanisms including active focus lens-group, reusable dust cover, and filter-wheel designed for extended life operation on Mars surface at temperatures down to 70C.
• Turn-table mount for the ExoMars/TGO science camera – single axis turn-table incorporated positioning mechanism driven by stepper motor and flex harness carrying 37 traces to camera instrument through +/-180deg rotation axis.
• Global Airborne Tactical Onboard Radar – airborne prism spectrometer with afocal telescope and pointing mirror for gas detection and identification. Aluminum construction with ZnSe lenses, operational temperatures from room temperature to 50 Kelvin.
• Integrated Optical Assembly – space-based silicon carbide telescope and 300mm aperture silicon solar rejection filter.
• SiC Lasercom – silicon carbide telescope for laser communication terminal demonstration unit. Rapid 5 mo. schedule from conceptual design to finished product.
• Geostationary Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer – silicon carbide telescope used for the collection aperture of next-generation weather satellite. Operation from room temperature to 190 Kelvin, and in the presence of partial or full solar loading.

• B.S., Mechanical Engineering w/ Honors, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1996
Publications (1)

Proceedings Article | 20 August 2005
Proc. SPIE. 5868, Optical Materials and Structures Technologies II
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Mirrors, Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms, Space telescopes, Silicon carbide, Mirror pointing, Off axis mirrors, Surface finishing, Temperature metrology

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