Capt. Brandon Hua named June Innovator of the Month
50th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published July 26, 2016
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
Capt. Brandon Hua, 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron, designed software to detect 36 anomalous conditions, this resulted in the system resolving 17 GPS glitches reducing the fix response time by 50 percent. Hua led a team for a timing deficiency study which identified and fixed a crucial issue increasing system communication time by 10 percent for operationally responsive space-1, which supports six combatant commands. He was selected to lead two higher headquarters briefings and 2 Air Force Space Command trials resulting in a 97 percent mission success requirement across 240 automated passes, with 90 uploads and garnering high praise. He established automation procedures for operations and approved 117 checklist with 26 updates for 58 personnel which slashed crew error by 65 percent. Throughout the process he used Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century 8-step model which represented the approach greater than 12 times and became operational within 48 hours of failure notification.