Jenifer Shannon
Adjunct Math Faculty
JShannon@mc3.edu

Office Hours: Teaching Philosophy:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Pottstown Campus: Room 256, 101 College Drive

Tell me and I forget.
Show me and I remember.
Involve me and I understand.

Chinese Proverb

Background

 

Education

B. S. in Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
M. S. in Electrical Engineering, Villanova University

Professional Engineering Experience

Reactor Engineer

U. S.  Nuclear Regulatory Commission
475 Allendale Road
King of Prussia, PA 1940

  • Led committee responsible for developing the Division Training charter, goals, and policy.  Coordinated monthly training sessions by soliciting management and staff training desires, obtaining guest speakers, and facilitating training sessions.
  • Used probability risk assessment to calculate the likelihood of system failures for safety critical systems in nuclear power plants.
  • Inspected nuclear power plants, specializing in instrumentation and control systems, fire protection systems, diesel generators, electrical distribution systems, and digital systems.
  • Responsible for the review, approval or denial of all regional applications for changes to Quality Assurance Programs. Assessed adequacy of conformance to the license, applicable codes, standards, design requirements and regulatory rules.

Electrical Power Systems Engineer

U. S.  Naval Air Warfare Center
Aircraft Division,
Air Vehicle and Crew Systems Technology Department
Warminster, Pennsylvania 18974

  • Developed mathematical models and computer algorithms for analysis of neural network architectures.  Developed unique neural network design capable of estimating rotor position under dynamic motor operating conditions. Presented paper at professional conferences.
  • Developed task plans and schedules considering impact on equipment, facilities, funding, personnel, and support services. Directed laboratory and field tests to evaluate adequacy of new equipment.
  • Led Total Quality Management Team in the development of an approach for promoting teambuilding throughout the organization. The team brainstormed ideas, evaluated options using a consensus criteria tool and prioritization matrix, designed an implementation strategy, and presented recommendations to Center’s top management.
  • Performed technical feasibility analysis of incorporating speed brake and trim control unit functions into the replacement of analog computer with a digital flight data computer.  Analyzed interface issues, new power requirements, airframe impact, reliability, cost and safety issues.

Communications Component and Subsystems Engineer

General Electric Company
Aerospace Division
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406

  • Developed conceptual design of gimbaled multiple beam antennas for EHF up/down links for the Defense Satellite Communications System. Modified existing software and developed new graphics programs to analyze jammed antenna performance. 
  • Set-up data transfer link between HP-1000 mainframe and MicroVAX computer for the processing of classified scenarios. 
  • Tested multiple beam antenna. Responsible for test scheduling, supervision of antenna range configuration, antenna measurements, and processing and analysis of data. 
  • Performed research and development project for the system integration of a wave-guide cross-link antenna.  Analyzed tracking performance through computer simulation of antenna system. 
  • Performed antenna trade-off study for radar ranging guidance update system.  Developed mathematical models and computer simulation to design deployable Cassegrain antenna.

Publications

September 1993

“A Switched Reluctance Rotor Position Estimator - A Neural Network Application”, Society of Automotive Engineers AEROTECH ’93 Conference, Costa Mesa, CA

February 1993

  “Enforcement Accomplishments Report”, Environmental Protection Agency Publication
November 1992 
“An Application of the Cerebellar Model Articulation Controller”, NAWCADWAR-93041-60
February 1992 
“An Investigation of Switched Reluctance Rotor Position Estimation Using Neural Networks”, NAWCADWAR-92022-60
December 1990
“270 Volt Direct Current Generator Performance Evaluation”, NADC-91003-60
August 1987 
“Superconductivity - Applications to Aircraft Electrical Systems”, NADC-TM-2355-60