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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 21:13:53 GMT
Forget payphone hotspots or trekking to the nearest Starbucks for a quick Internet fix. In order to achieve wireless connectivity on a truly global scale, the technology needs to be taken to new heights.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:17:22 GMT
The final frontier is calling for two Massachusetts medical device companies, with each winning a grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to conduct experiments in space.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:17:21 GMT
The final frontier is calling for two Massachusetts medical device companies, with each winning a grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to conduct experiments in space. Announced at the International Space Station R&D Conference in Boston today, the Life Sciences Center and The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space announced that two Cambridge biotechs - Nanobiosym Inc. and Zaiput Flow Technologies - would share the $500,000 grant.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:14:25 GMT
A Purdue University mechanical engineering graduate from Columbus is interning with Boeing to develop the rocket that will take astronauts into deep space. Matthew Prall, a 2011 Columbus North graduate, is spending three months this summer in New Orleans, working at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:14:24 GMT
Satellite navigation system receivers were the primary driver of the global space economy last year, according to the international nonprofit industry group, the Space... Satellite navigation system receivers were the primary driver of the global space economy last year, according to the international nonprofit industry group, the Space Foundation, headquartered in Colorado Springs. The nonprofit reported that the space economy grew globally more than 9 percent, reaching a total of $330 billion, according to its publication, The Space Report 2015: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:09:35 GMT
A few months ahead of the first visit by a British astronaut to the International Space Station , the United Kingdom Space Agency has published its first strategy on human spaceflight , promising greater involvement in crewed missions and perhaps even participation in a mission out into the solar system. The United Kingdom for decades has declined to send people into space; it preferred to focus on the commercial and scientific aspects of spaceflight through its satellite-building industry and its membership of the European Space Agency .
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:05:12 GMT
Low-cost probes, an extraterrestrial submarine and spacecraft propelled by electric sails: these are but three of the seven projects moving on to Phase II of NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts program. All the entries have only just begun development, since the program's specifically meant for early-stage research projects.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:04:47 GMT
Space Pen owner Cary Fisher helps to celebrate their 40th anniversary of company holding some of their American flag themed pens on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Tucked in a corner of Boulder City near the State Veterans Home, Fisher Space Pen has been patenting space-ready pens since 1965.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 06:00:08 GMT
The "Tape Wormhole" at the Liberty Science Center, along with the "Tape Gemini" capsule, is an interactive exhibit for space lovers young and old. The Liberty Science Center in New Jersey is currently inviting visitors to crawl through a space-time wormhole and explore a scale model of a Gemini capsule that sheltered astronauts in space in the 1960s - both made from rolls of translucent packing tape.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:46:07 GMT
Over the last few years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has helped launch the commercial space flight business. His company, Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, could boast of a string of successes ferrying cargo to the International Space Station and sending satellites into orbit.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:45:57 GMT
In the days leading up to doomed SpaceX Cargo Resupply Service mission 7, Observer Innovation was granted behind the scenes access to NASA Kennedy Space Center's research facilities and a chance to join Administrator Charles Bolden as he presented a powerful memorial to the families of the lost Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttles. The Columbia STS-107 mission marked the beginning of the end for America's celebrated human spaceflight program as the Space Shuttle disintegrated upon reentry, killing all 7 of it's crew members.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:41:39 GMT
This summer, electroactive polymers designed by US entrepreneur Lenore Rasmussen are spending three months on board the International Space Station to test their radiation resistance. Rasmussen has been working on them for 12 years in the hope of one day improving prosthetics and robotics.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:36:41 GMT
The Swiss "Clean Space One" project has come up with a cleanup satellite to capture space debris. In a so-called "Pac-Man" solution, it will capture an old satellite before destroying it in the Earth's atmosphere.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:36:40 GMT
An influential group of US astronomers has laid out its vision for the biggest and best space telescope yet - a worthy successor to the much-loved Hubble Space Telescope that some say could cost US$10 billion or more. The proposed High-Definition Space Telescope would have a mirror up to 12 metres across.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:31:54 GMT
Photographer Ralph Mirebs once again enters off-limits Russian space launch facility ground in Kazakstan at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. This time he's not at Site 112A with the USSR's versions of the space shuttle.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:21:15 GMT
NASA's New Horizons mission is returning to normal science operations after a July 4 anomaly and remains on track for its July 14 flyby of Pluto. The mission operations center at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, lost contact with the unmanned spacecraft at 1:54 p.m. EDT July 4 and regained communications with New Horizons at 3:15 p.m. EDT, through NASA's Deep Space Network.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:21:10 GMT
As an Indian rocket is getting ready to put five British satellites into orbit on July 10, officials at the Sriharikota space port are also working on an Indian satellite launch, an official said on Monday. India will launch a communications satellite GSAT6 sometime after July 10. "Work is progressing smoothly for the July 10 night rocket launch.
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     Date Submitted:19-04-2012
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     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsKalman Filter, Simulation, Numerical Modeling, CFD, Estimation, Navigation
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    RESEARCH INTEREST

    • Spacecraft and Vehicle Navigation via Wireless Local Positioning System (WLPS)
    • Data Assimilation for measurement history matching
    • Photovoltaic System Maximum Power Point Tracking
    • Endoscopy capsule tracking

    EDUCATION

    Michigan Technological University

    PhD Candidate, May 2012

    Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics

    Advisors: Dr. Ossama Abdelkhalik, Mechanical Engineering Department

        Dr. Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat, Electrical Engineering Department

     

    University at Buffalo, State University of New York

    Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, Sept. 2007. GPA: 3.63/4.0

    Advisors: Dr. John L. Crassidis, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department

     

    University at Buffalo, State University of New York

    Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, June 2005. GPA: 3.46/4.0

    JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

    1. Shu Ting Goh, Ossama Abdelkhalik and Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat, “Spacecraft Formation Orbit Estimation using WLPS-based Localization”, International Journal of Navigation and Observation, vol. 2011, Article ID 654057, 12 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/654057.
    2. Shu Ting Goh, Ossama Abdelkhalik and Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat, “Constraint Estimation of Spacecraft Positions”, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2012.
    3. Shu Ting Goh, Ossama Abdelkhalik and Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat, “Implementation of Differential Geometric Filter for Spacecraft Formation Orbit Estimation”, International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, vol. 2012, Article ID 910496, 13 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/910496.
    4. Shu Ting Goh, Ossama Abdelkhalik and Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat, “A Weighted Measurement Fusion Kalman Filter Implementation for UAV Navigation”, Aerospace Science and Technology, (under review).
    5. Ahmed Kadry, Shu Ting Goh, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shehab Ahmed and Ahmed Massoud, “Iterated Unscented Kalman Filter-Based Maximum Power Point Tracking for Photovoltaic Applications”, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, (under review).

    CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PUBLICATIONS

    1. Shu Ting Goh, Ossama Abdelkhalik and Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat, “Spacecraft Constellation Orbit Estimation via a Novel Wireless Positioning System” AAS/AIAA Winter Conference, AAS 09-116, Feb 2009, Savannah, Georgia.
    2. Shu Ting Goh, Ossama Abdelkhalik and Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat, “Differential Geometric Estimation for Spacecraft Formation Orbits via a Cooperative Wireless Positioning” IEEE Aerospace Conference, IEEEAC 1644, March 2010, Big Sky, Montana.
    3. Shu Ting Goh, Chris E. Passerello and Ossama Abdelkhalik, “Spacecraft Relative Attitude Determination” IEEE Aerospace Conference, IEEEAC 1654, March 2010, Big Sky, Montana.
    4. Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat, Ossama Abdelkhalik, Shu Ting Goh, and, Daniel R. Fuhrmann, “A novel space-based solar power collection via LEO satellite networks: Orbital management via wireless local positioning systems” IEEE Aerospace Conference, IEEEAC 1645, March 2010, Big Sky, Montana.
    5. Shu Ting Goh, Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat and Ossama Abdelkhalik, “Space-Based Wireless Solar Power transfer via a network of LEO satellites: Doppler Effect Analysis” IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2012, Big Sky, Montana.

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Michigan Technological University

    Fall 2012 MEEM 4705/5704 Introduction to Robotics and Mechatronics,Teaching Assistant

    Spring 2011 MEEM 2500 Integrated Design and Manufacturing,Teaching Assistant

    Fall 2010 MEEM 2500 Integrated Design and Manufacturing,Teaching Assistant

    MASTER’S THESIS

    Thesis title: Unscented Kalman Filtering for Relative Attitude and Position Estimation

    KEY SKILLS

    Expertise: Kalman Filter, Particle Filter, Data Assimilation, State Estimation, Data Fusion

    Text processing: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, LaTex

    Programming: Matlab, C/C++ Language, Adept V+ Language, Labview

    LANGUAGES

    English, Mandarin, Malay, Cantonese, Hokkien

    HONORSCLUB/SOCIETY

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Member

    American Astronautical Society (AAS) Student Member

     

    Golden Key Club member

    Sigma Gamma Tau member

    Tau Beta Pi, Ny Nu Chapter member.

    OTHERS

    Assistant Director of Wireless Positioning Labhttp://www.ece.mtu.edu/ee/faculty/rezaz/wlps/index.html

    REFERENCES

    1. Dr. Ossama Abdelkhalik, ooabdelk(at)mtu.edu

    Assistant Professor of MechanicalEngineering, Michigan Technological University

    1. Dr. Seyed A. Zekavat, rezaz(at)mtu.edu

    Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

    1. Dr. Chris  E. Passerello, cepass(at)mtu.edu

    Professor of MechanicalEngineering, Michigan Technological University



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