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     Date Submitted:13-08-2009
     Last Modified:17-08-2009 (01:32)
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     Current job:Avionics Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:, , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsHaving more than 4 years of software development experience in Avionics. Programming Languages:C, C++, UML, Ada95
    CV

        Work Summary:                  

     

    Ø      4 years of experience in Software Development of Avionics systems.

    Ø      Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

    Ø      Hands on experience in C, C++, C# in Visual Studio environment.

    Ø      Exposure to Object oriented paradigm, SDLC and RUP.

    Ø      Good Understanding of Avionics, ARINC 429, DO-178B and embedded system.

    Ø      Good communication and excellent organization skills.

     

        Skills:

     

    Languages

    C, C++, Ada95, Lab view, C#

    Operating  System

    Windows 98 and above

    Tools

    Visual Studio 2005, Star UML, Rational Apex Ada.

    OOAD concepts

    UML, Design patterns

    Configuration Management

    Star team, Clear Case, Clear Quest, Team Centre

    S/w standards

    DO-178B

    Processes exposure 

    Six Sigma (Green Belt)

     

    Professional Experience:

    June 2008– till date working as Engineer in Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab, Bangalore, India.

    November 2006 – June 2008 worked as Software Developer-1 at CAE Simulation Technologies, Bangalore, India..

    September 2005 – October 2006 worked as Software Engineer at Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore, India.

     

    Educational Qualification:

    Bachelor of Engineering  in Information Science & Engineering from Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India in the year 2005 with first grade.

     

                                                    PROJECTS:

    1. Next Generation FMS-Flight Plan

    Duration                       : June-2008 to till date

    Environment                  : C++ in Visual Studio 2005

    Organization                   : Honeywell, Bangalore.

    Brief Description:

    Flight Plan is one of the major components in Flight Management System and is built on object oriented technology with the layered approach. Flight plan is responsible to maintain include basic information such as departure and arrival points, estimated time en route, and flight legs etc., which are strung through the Control Display.

    My individual accomplishments are in:

    Ø      Involved in design and development of flight plan modules.

    Ø      Problem Fixing and Unit testing of the developed software with the use of HSS and EASE.

    2. Apex Data acquisition Unit

    Duration                       : June-2008 to Jan 2009

    Environment                  : C# in Visual Studio 2005

    Organization                   : Honeywell, Bangalore.

    Brief Description:

    Apex data acquisition unit Configuration Tool (ACT) is a graphical configuration tool with rich set of libraries which allow the Application Engineer to configure the items such as Analog, Discrete, Arinc input and output interfaces. ACT also provides workspace to configure CAS, Monitor messages and System Windows such as Miscellaneous, Electrical etc. ACT generates a binary file which is loaded on to the ADAU target to compute the data at run time.

    My individual accomplishments are in:

    Ø      Complete development of ACT Graphical User Interface.

    Ø      Design and Implementation from Scratch of plug-in, which works as a back end for the generation of binary file, which will be loaded in to embedded system.

    Ø      Design and development of low level platform for MPC5554 microcontroller.

     

    3. Real Time Monitor (RTM)

    Duration                       : Dec-2007 to June 2008(7 months)

    Environment                  : C++ in Visual Studio 2005

    Organization                   : CAE Simulation Technologies, Bangalore.

    Brief Description:

    RTM is a software product which is built on 3-tier client server architecture is used to monitor and send commands to real-time applications on CAE Simulator nodes. It allows users to connect to these real-time applications over the network using ACE framework for the Communication part of the application between RTM API and RTM server as well as RTM GUI and RTM Server.

    My individual accomplishments are in:

    Ø      Implementation of server.

    Ø      Design and Implementation of RTM-API.

     

    4. COFF File Analyzer

    Duration                       : Oct-2007 (1 Month)

    Environment                  : C++ in Visual Studio 2005.

    Organization                  : CAE Simulation Technologies, Bangalore.

     

    Brief Description:

    This project aimed at developing a command-line program that analyzes a set of COFF files in the working directory and displays on the console:

    Ø      The list of all the exported symbols, along with the COFF file they are exported from.

    Ø      The list of all the imported symbols, along with the COFF file they are imported from.

    My individual accomplishments are in:

    Complete tool development from scratch

               

    5. Dash8 - Electronic Flight Instrumentation System

    Duration                       : Mar-2007 to Sep-2007 (6 Months)

    Environment                  : C in Visual Studio 2005

    Organization                  : CAE Simulation Technologies, Bangalore.

     

    Brief Description:

    The Electronic Instrument System (EIS) software developed for Bombardier Dash8 400S Aircraft is capable of displaying all images used by Pilot and Copilot for piloting, navigation and monitoring of engine and aircraft (A/C) system parameters. In addition, full color weather radar information will be displayed when selected by the flight crew as well as Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) information when fitted on the A/C.

    My individual accomplishments in logics coding for:

    Ø      System Displays - Engine Display, Electrical Display, Doors Display, Permanent data.

    Ø      Navigation Display – TCAS.

    Ø      Primary Flight Display – EADI, Altitude, IVSI, FMA, IAS.

     

    6. Maple- LabView Cockpit Panel Simulation

    Duration                       : NOV-2006 – Feb-2007

    Environment                  : LabView

    Organization                   : CAE, Montreal

      Deputed to CAE, Montreal for 3 months

    Brief Description:

    The project aims at testing the cockpit panel’s connectivity with the GPIO board, before they are induced in to the aircraft simulator. Application is developed in LabVIEW, which provides

    The User interface visualizing the real panels and

    The Block diagram consisting of the source code to drive the user interface panels. This application communicates with the hardware panels through RS232 link.

     

    My individual accomplishments are:

    Ø      Creation of controls and panels.

    Ø      Developing the necessary tools required to automate the system, which minimizes the software development time.

     

    7. OAC-DS (Display software for LCA)

    Duration                       : Sep-2005 – Oct-2006 (13.5 Months)

    Environment                  : Ada95 and C++ on VxWorks

    Organization                  : Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore

     

    Brief Description:

    OAC-DS basically is responsible for the following functionalities.

    ·         Process the VME data sent by the OAC-MASTER and display the requested pages on the respective surfaces.

    ·         Check the health status of the display surfaces( MFDs and HUD) and other

          Hardware.

    ·         Process the pilot key selections and Push button Status.

     

    My individual accomplishments are:

    Ø      Design and implementation of Flight Plan (FPL), Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), Laser Designation Pod (LDP) pages respectively.

    Ø      Updation of Software Design.


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