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The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
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On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
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Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:16-12-2010
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     Current job:M.Sc. Advanced Computational Methods for Aeronautics
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAerospace, Control Systems, Aerodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, CFD
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    Education:
     
    Oct 09 – Sep 10  Imperial College London (UK): M.Sc. Advanced Computational Methods for Aeronautics, Flow Management and Fluid-Structure Interactions. 
    Certification: Pass with Distinction 
    Awards: Royal Aeronautical Society Centennial Scholarship.

     

    Modules Included: Advanced Mechanics of Flight, Aeroelasticity, Compressible flow, Control Theory, Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Finite Difference Methods, Flow Control, FORTRAN, Fundamentals of Fluids, Hydrodynamic Stability, Navier-Stokes Equations and Turbulence Modeling, Separated Flows and Fluid-Structure Interactions, Structural Dynamics.
     
    M.Sc. Dissertation Project: Multi-Layer Control of a Small UAV: Guidance and Autopilot Using Model Predictive Control. I designed a control system for the Aerosonde UAV based on a 3-layer control strategy, consisting of a path planner a guidance law and an autopilot. The control algorithms were implemented and simulations were carried out in MATLAB/Simulink. The aircraft model, the guidance law and the model predictive controller (MPC) for the autopilot were designed and modified to allow reliable control of the aircraft and path tracking in highly windy conditions.  An important outcome of this project was precise path tracking that was achieved using the newly designed control system.
     
    Sep 06 – Jun 09   Brunel University West London (UK):  B.Eng., Aerospace Engineering
    Certification: B.Eng. First Class Honors.
     
    Modules Included: Avionics and Control Systems for Aerospace Applications, Fluid Mechanics, Propulsion Systems, Computational Skills (CFD and FEA), Project Management and CAD, Flight Mechanics.
     
    B.Eng. Dissertation Project: Experimental Study of a Cylinder Wake in a Curved Duct.
     
    Landing Gear Design for a Large Civil Aircraft: The Boeing 737-700
    For the third year major group project, we were to propose an improved design for the Boeing 737-700 landing gear system, with a focus on the locking mechanism. This project included a wide range of tasks which I, as the leader of a group of three, allocated to group members in accordance with individual skills and preferences. Additionally, I examined in detail and analyzed the performance, geometry, material, and other specifications of the existing product and suggested improvements by means of a conceptual design. My activities included:
     
    Arranging regular group meetings and managing group objectives in close contact with all members.
    Technical analysis: hand calculations and CFD analysis for the existing and conceptual designs.
    Gathering and fully editing the final 3-volume report for quality assurance and consistency.
    A grade ‘A’ was awarded as the final project mark.
     
    Gear Box Design and Optimization. Power Clamp Design and Optimization. 
     
    Jan 05 – Apr 06   Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Richmond B.C., Canada): Applied Science
    Sep 04 – Dec 04  Columbia College (Vancouver B.C., Canada): Applied Science
    Grade Point Average: 3.5. Congratulations letter for outstanding efforts. 
     
    Modules Included: Physics, Calculus, C++ programming, PIC-MCU programming, Chemistry, Biology.
     
    Robotics: PIC-MCU Programming, winner of the university Line Following Robot Competition.
     
    Sep 01 – Jun 04 S.Sh. Institute for Mathematics and Physics (Tehran, Iran)
    Certification: High school Diploma with a grand average of 19.15/20.
     
    Skills:
     
    Experienced with MATLAB/Simulink, FORTRAN, MAPLE and C/C++.
    Experienced with UGS NX (CAD), FLUENT, ANSYS, GAMBIT and familiar with ANSYS CFX.
    Experimental work and research skills.
    Office skills including Latex and MS Office. Report writing and preparation.
    Attended The School of Maths for exceptional youth (3 year period). Have privately tutored maths at a university level. Also written a Calculus basics book for my private tutoring.
     
    Language Skills:
     
    English: Advanced
    French: Basic speaking and writing (currently carrying out further studies)
     
    Industrial Experience:
     
    Jun 08 – Oct 08 Alstom Power, Baden, Switzerland, NDT R&D Trainee.
     
    Responsible for the Ultrasonic Laboratory. Designed and conducted ultrasonic inspections on gas turbine vanes, and other turbine components using CNC machines. Eddy-current testing and FPI. 
    Development of a unique system for creep measurement on Turbine rotors.
    Design and development of a software for automated ultrasonic testing of large turbine blades.
     
    In addition to the technical knowledge, this position required superior organizational and time management skills. I had the opportunity to work with a team of highly qualified professionals as well as to conduct several self-led projects.
     
    Other Work Experiences:
     
    Oct 07 – Jan 08                 Baroosh Restaurants. London, UK
    Sep 07 – Apr 09                 Brunel University Latin society (Social Secretary)
    Jun 06 – Sep 06                Ten Thirty Eight Clothing. Vancouver, Canada
    Feb 06  – May 06                Starbucks Coffee, Vancouver, Canada
    Sep 05 – July 06                SportChek, Vancouver, Canada.  (Specialized in Sporting Hard Goods)
    Summer 05/04(voluntary)   CSLI (Canadian as a Second Language Institute) Vancouver, Canada
     
    I have enjoyed communicating and working with people of a variety of backgrounds as an instructor, activity leader and sales associate, both independently and as a team member.
    Often, I was required to attend training sessions and meetings with company representatives to gain knowledge about our products, technology, and sales strategies.
    Assisting new associates with their knowledge of products and customer care skills, rapid and consistent group work and superior customer service were delightful parts of these experiences.
     
    Achievements and Interests:
     
    Award winning member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
    Managed a personal metal/wood workshop, from 6th to 11th grade. 
    Played the piano for over 10 years. 
    Regularly participate in a variety of sports including Capoeira, football, swimming, snowboarding and tennis. I enjoy social and team sports and value group achievements.
    Have travelled to and lived, studied and worked in a variety of countries. Gained knowledge about a variety of cultures and views. Also gained great communicational and social skills as a result.
     
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