Areas of Expertise
- Mission planning
- Orbital dynamics
- Modeling and simulation
- Software development lifecycle
- Aerospace engineering
Background and Current Work
Howard Kleinwaks is the lead engineer for Riverside Research’s aircraft mission planning project. He has an orbital dynamics background and specializes in designing and implementing software systems for aerospace engineering applications. Howard has over ten years of experience in the full development lifecycle including requirements definition, prototyping, design, implementation, testing, and support.
Howard has developed multiple modeling and simulation programs. These models include optimized satellite trajectory analysis, satellite propagation and access algorithms, and constellation design. He developed these applications in multiple languages (C#, C++, Java) and developed customized 2D and 3D graphical user interfaces using OpenGL.
Education, Awards, and Recognition
Howard received his BS and MS in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.