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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Draper Senior Software Engineer Promoted to Top Technical Designation

Draper Laboratory promoted Dianne Turney, a senior mission assured systems software engineer, to Laboratory Technical Staff— the top engineering designation at Draper.
Turney has worked at Draper for 28 years. She is currently the Chief Software Engineer for Special Technical Systems.
She started at Draper in the hardware department where she designed and developed numerous systems including the Airborne Performance Monitoring System installed in Air Force 1. After 8 years, she transitioned to the software department and has served as technical director, task leader, and lead engineer on numerous programs including the Modular Avionics System Architectures project. For the past 10 years, she has led tasks to design, develop, and integrate operating systems, algorithms, calibration, and test software for the Trident Mk6 submarine-launched ballistic missile guidance system. She holds a patent in “Systems and Methods for Reconfigurable Computing,” which is a processing chip that increases efficiency by reconfiguring gates to modify chip functionality based on mode of operation.
Draper’s Laboratory Technical Staff members contribute to strategic planning, mentor other engineers, provide technical guidance to shape or redirect programs inside and outside the Lab, and hold national recognition on a national advisory board and/or customer program offices.

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