The more that humans venture into space, either with manned or unmanned missions, the more important telemetry becomes to our long-term success. We need spacecraft to send information back to earth so that we can capitalize on our success and learn from our mistakes. To that end, an important player in the burgeoning private spaceflight industry recently worked with Ideal Aerosmith’s Marius Gheorghe and his team to overcome an important challenge – how to transmit and interpret massive quantities of test data at a rate that pushed the limits of modern technology.
Marius Gheorghe has worked for Ideal Aerosmith since 2008 and today is the company’s engineering manager for test services in the Phoenix, AZ, office. Before joining Ideal Aerosmith, he grew up in Romania, where he was educated in the development of both electronics hardware and software. He worked for several companies, designing test equipment before moving to Canada in 1993 where he worked for an automated testing company. 15 years later, he joined Ideal Aerosmith. Since coming on board, Gheorghe has been instrumental in Ideal Aerosmith’s commitment to providing turnkey solutions for its customers. “It’s extremely important that we offer more than just products,” he says. “By offering comprehensive solutions, we help our customers access untapped potential for their operations.”
With Gheorghe’s all-inclusive approach, it’s no surprise that he has a unique ability to see a project in its entirety, from the big-picture outlook down to the smallest detail. It’s something that he attributes to his inquisitiveness. “One of the most important parts of my job, and one of the things I do best, is asking probing questions,” he says. “It allows me to identify the pointed end of the goal or challenge of our customers. From there I can provide ideas outside of the mainstream and give our customers an advantage.”