Technology Today

2013 Issue 1

Jason Shelton

Engineering Profiles

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Paul Bailey
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Dr. Joseph O. Chapa
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Jason Shelton
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Joanne Wood
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Jane Orsulak
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Michael L. Walker
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Nora Tgavalekos, Ph.D.
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Engineering Profile

Jason Shelton
Section Manager, Sensors and Processing,
Integrated Defense Systems

Jason Shelton is section manager for the Sensors and Processing section of Maritime Domain Systems, part of the Systems Architecture, Design and Integration Directorate of Engineering in the Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business. In this role, Shelton supports a number of programs involved in mine and anti-submarine warfare. He also serves as deputy integrated product team lead on the Measure of Effectiveness Testbed (MOETB) for the DDG 1000 program. MOETB is a high-fidelity, real time simulation environment used to evaluate the Zumwalt-class Destroyer’s performance against a variety of threats, including cruise missiles, aircraft, patrol boats and torpedoes.

“As budgets tighten,” Shelton states, “our Navy customer has come to rely on modeling and simulation techniques to augment expensive live-fire testing of the system, where it is not cost effective to test every type of scenario possible.”

In 2010, Shelton was elected chair of the Modeling, Simulation and Analysis (MS&A) Technical Interest Group (TIG) within the Mission Systems Integration Technology Network. “As MS&A TIG chair, I have the opportunity to interact with modeling and simulation leaders and practitioners from across the company. Oftentimes, when a question arises regarding Raytheon M&S for a particular mission, the MS&A TIG provides an answer, a point of contact, past experience and more.”

Shelton also spent a number of years with the company’s Enterprise Modeling and Simulation (EMS) team, allowing him the opportunity to work with talented people from across the company on a variety of mission areas (e.g., missile defense, cyber, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance). He notes the following: “[EMS] gave me my first experience as a team lead developing a testbed for networked cruise and ballistic missile defense. The EMS leadership team was committed not just to integrating the company’s various M&S capabilities, but also to growing our people, something I hope to carry forward in my new role as a manager.”

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