Carol Zanmiller, P.E.
CEO, Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions
Ms. Zanmiller co-founded Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions Inc. (AES) in May 2001 to pursue more innovative projects and products than are possible in traditional aerospace firms. Ms. Zanmiller has 35+ years of space systems experience including satellite systems design, manufacturing, and test and operations on systems ranging from commercial communications to national systems. She specializes in integrating advanced technology development with systems to test and deliver new capabilities to operations. Through her national system background, she leveraged existing technology to deliver a new signal monitoring system to the operational community for $2M and in 18 months versus previous developer estimates of over $8M. Ms. Zanmiller has in-depth understanding of advanced signal processing systems on various architectures including MIDAS, DSP, FPGA and embedded systems. In addition, she has leveraged her extensive system engineering background on multiple new processing systems including multiple agency coordination, requirement analysis, development oversight, integration, testing and training.
Since starting Cosmic AES, Ms. Zanmiller has supported numerous customers primarily in the Space Superiority mission. Today, Ms. Zanmiller is the Chief Engineer for SMC/SYL Space Test and Training Range (STTR) Program Office. She provides technical direction, acquisition, and test support for the STTR system that supports the testing, training, and exercises for the Space Superiority mission.
Ms. Zanmiller along with co-founder, John Hutchens, drive an innovative culture at Cosmic AES. We have built the business on key drivers: disciplined engineering like that found in big aerospace; expertise in space and signals; and mission understanding and the importance of operators as part of the development process. Cosmic AES specializes in rapid prototyping to explore technical feasibility of working with today’s complex signal environments; conop discovery to determine requirements and operational needs; and urgent need responses. We have implemented Agile and DevOps practices and our culture allows to attract the best technical talent.