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     Date Submitted:10-06-2009
     Last Modified:11-06-2009 (12:48)
    Job information
     Current job:RF Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:
     KeywordsC band Satellite transmitter testing, Power amplifier design, Microstrip filter design, IF board Design, Aerospace product kowledge, Sofetware used ADS (Agilent), AWR (Microwave office), CST Microwave studio
    CV
    Career Objective
    To pursue career as a RF/Microwave Design Engineer in highly dynamic environment, sharpen my skills and work towards achieving the organization objective.
     
    Work Experience 
    3+ Years of experience as RF/Microwave design engineer.
    o     Experience in IF board design
    o     Experience in designing Power Amplifiers.
    o     Experience in designing Microstrip and lumped Filters.
    o     Exposure to Avionics Radios, Altimeter and transponders products.
    o     Satellite Transponder(C band Transmitter) Testing.
    o     Value Engineering of Aerospace Products
     
    Achievements    
    o     Design of Power Amplifier Modules and Filters.
    o     Testing and analysis of C-band Transponder (Transmitter) for space application
     
    Software Proficiency 
    o     EDA Tools                     :           AWR Microwave office, Agilent ADS,
    o     Languages Known          :           C
     
    Equipment Handled
    o     E8363B PNA Network Analyzer, 10 MHz to 40 GHz
    o     HP8563E Spectrum Analyzer, 9 KHz to 22 GHz
    o     N8975A Noise Figure Analyzer, 10MHz to 26.5 GHz
    o     N1911A Power Meter
     
    Career Details
    1.    Working as Engineer with the Value Engineering (VE) team at Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab., Bangalore, India since September 2008.
     
    Company profile
    Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab. Pvt. Ltd. (HTS) is a subsidiary of Honeywell Inc. USA and is involved in aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials.
     
    Nature of job and responsibilities
    o     IF board design of radio altimeter
    o     To suggest component substitutions without altering the board layout.
    o     Suggesting alternate components for obsolete and phased out parts.
    o     Suggesting alternate designs and processes for cost take out.
    o     Implementing the approved/suggested ideas during VE Analysis.
     
    Projects Handled
    o     IF board design of radio altimeter
    IF amplifier design in cascaded form, video amplifier design and board level design
    o     Value Engineering of VHF Radio
    Suggesting alternate parts for the high cost power amplifier transistors and low noise transistors used in the transmitter and receiver chains respectively. Suggesting equivalent low cost mixers and variable gain amplifiers used in the receiver chain.
    o     Value Engineering VHF integrated Landing system.
    Suggesting alternate parts for the high cost power amplifier transistors and low noise transistors used in the transmitter and receiver chains respectively. Suggesting equivalent low cost mixers and variable gain amplifiers used in the receiver chain.
    o     Value Engineering of Mod-S transponder.
    Suggesting alternate parts for the high cost power amplifier transistors in the transmitter chain. Suggesting equivalent low cost passive components for the transmit and receive modules
    o     Value Engineering of Distance Measuring Equipment.
    Suggesting alternate parts for the high cost power amplifier transistors in the transmitter chain. Suggesting equivalent low cost passive components for the transmit and receive modules
    o     Value Engineering of Radio Altimeter.
    Suggesting alternate parts for the high cost power amplifier transistors in the transmitter chain. Suggesting equivalent low cost passive components for the transmit and receive modules
    o     Value Engineering of VHF Communications Transceivers.
    Suggesting alternate parts for the high cost power amplifier transistors in the transmitter chain. Suggesting equivalent low cost passive components for the transmit and receive modules
     
    2.    Worked as Research Scientist at SAMEER-CEM (Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering Research), Govt. of India, Chennai from October 2006 to March 2008.
     
    Company profile
    SAMEER-CEM has been in the field of Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility for the past Eighteen Years. Serving industry in Applied R&D, Testing, Design consultancy & Training, the Centre had been constantly enhancing its services. It has several other related services like Communication, Antenna, Electronic Packaging..
     
    Nature of job and responsibilities
    o     Design and Development of Power amplifiers module, filters for different projects.
    o     Taking up challenging and involved designs
    o     Testing of card level and system level ISRO C-band Satellite Transponder (Transmitter).
     
    Projects handled
    o     C-band Satellite Transponder (Transmitter) Testing -This Transmitter is using for telemetry tracking and commanding the satellite. This project includes card level and package level testing. In card level testing we test modulator, frequency multiplier, BJT section card testing and LPA and HPA module. In package level we test the RF switch, DC-DC converter and total transmitter section performance test along with environmental testing in different temperature and condition like vibration and thermo vacuum.
    o     1.68 GHz centered frequency filter design for GPS receiver. Filter pass band is 400 MHz and Stop band 800 MHz. ADS software used for this design.
    o     3.3 GHz to 3.4 GHz BPF design for Wimax application. Filter Stop band 700 MHz and insertion loss at pass band below 1 dB. ADS software used for this design.
    o     1.2 GHz centered frequency filter design for K band data link system. Filter pass band is 200 MHz and Stop band 800 MHz. ADS software used for this design.
    o     4.192 GHz centered frequency filter design for C-band Satellite transmitter. Filter pass band is 250 MHz and Stop band 700 MHz. ADS software used for this design.
    o     Design of High power Amplifier of Frequency 3.5 GHz to 4.2GHz , Output power 35 dBm for Wimax Application. ADS software used for simulation
    o     Design of High power Amplifier of Frequency 8 GHz, Output power 20 dBm for K band data link system. ADS and AWR used for this design.
     
    3.    Worked as Project Trainee at CEERI (Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute), Govt. of India, Pilani, Rajasthan from September 2005 to August 2006.
     
    Company profile
    Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani, is a pioneer Research Institute in the Country and a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, established in 1953, for advanced Research and Development (R&D) in the field of Electronics. Since its inception it has been working for the growth of electronics in the country and has established the required infrastructure and well experienced manpower for undertaking R&D in Electronics.
     
    Nature of job and responsibilities
    o     Design and Analysis of Pillbox type RF Windows for 6 MW Peak power and 24 KW Average power S-band klystron.
     
    Projects handled
    o     Design and Analysis of Pillbox type RF Windows for 6 MW Peak power and 24 KW Average power S-band klystron. The electromagnetic modeling, field pattern and simulation of pillbox type RF windows were investigated using MAGIC software and CST Microwave Studio. RF window is a part of S-band high power klystrons, located at output. The klystron has the following parameter: the peak power is 6 MW; average power is 24 KW, and operating frequency 2.865 GHz
     
    Publications
    o     Narendra Nath Mukherjee, O S Lamba, et al, “STUDY OF RF WINDOWS FOR HIGH POWER KLYSTRON”, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE of Bikaner, India - December 2005, Bikaner-INDIA.
    Academic Qualifications
    o     M.Tech. in Electronics and Communication (Microwaves) from University of Burdwan with distinction.
    o     B.E in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Asansol Engineering College (University of Burdwan) with distinction.
    o     Higher Secondary (10+2) under W.B.C.H.S.E from Kulti Boys High School with first class.
    o     Madhyamik (10) under W.B.B.S.E from Kulti Boys High School with first class.
     
    Scholastic Achievements
    o     Qualified GATE 2004 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
     
    Personal Profile
    o     Date of Birth                               :           17-01-1981
    o     Sex                                            :           Male
    o     Marital Status                             :           Unmarried
    o     Languages Known                      :           English, Hindi, Bengali
    o     Nationality                                  :           Indian


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