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     Date Submitted:30-01-2011
     Last Modified:30-01-2011 (09:23)
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     Current job:Director, Satellite and Launch Program
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordsprogram manager, mobile satellite services, launch services, regulatory
    CV


     Qualification SUMMARY and interests

    Senior communications systems engineering professional; varied experience in large companies as well as startups, ranging from system level design, analysis and testing to technical leadership and management roles working with a multi-disciplinary team; contributed to wireless standards development (IEEE 802.16, ETSI); experienced in running own small company and writing winning proposals for Government grants/contracts.

     Objective: senior management, program management or technical leadership position in the space or telecommunications industry.

    Professional experience

    6/2007 – now                     XXXX

    Director, Satellite and Launch Services Programs, reporting to the President of Global Operations;

    ·        Responsible for managing the $1 billion, multi- satellite development program, which YYY (France) is developing under a contract awarded by XXXX to YYY;

    ·        Also responsible for managing the ZZZ launch program for launching the first satellites over the course of launches from Baikonur;

    ·        Duties include technical and program management, for on- schedule delivery of a very complex satellite constellation supporting the next generation of services, including voice and data, under challenging time and budget constraints, and respecting US ITAR and export control regulations and NSA security regulations.

    This highly visible role involved the building, staffing and direction of a multi-site program office with senior (including director level) residents in various locations in Europe, resolution of technical and contractual interface issues between YYY and ZZZ, ie between the satellite development teams and the launcher and dispenser development teams, as well as coordination with US based engineering and operations staff to meet the critical goals established by the CEO of the company for getting the second generation of XXXX into operational service . The first launch has already been very successful, with all satellites performing as predicted. 

     

    9/2005- 6/ 2007                 XXXX

    Manager, Systems Analysis

    ·        Defined next generation Satellite system, including high data rate communications capability based on variants of WCDMA, WiMAX, CDMA2000

     

    2/2002 – 9/2005                   Pseudonoise Communications, San Jose, CA

     

    President and CTO

    ·        Established a small company developing satellite and wireless modem technology for military and commercial applications, and providing consulting services in satellite communications, wireless LAN design and communication systems analysis;

    ·        Won and completed an SBIR (Small Business Innovations Research) contract from the Air Force for satcom modem definition, involving developing Matlab and Simulink models and then (in Phase II) a DSP based implementation for a high data rate satellite communications modem based on WCDMA technology.

     

    Also taught UC Berkeley Extension course on Digital Signal Processing (practical applications)

     

    6/2000 – 1/2002               Kromos Communications Inc.,  Los Altos, CA

     

    VP Technology (started as Director)

    ·        Built, led and set the technical direction for a start-up team of 6-8 mathematicians, engineers and consultants developing novel, proprietary signal processing algorithms for various applications including:

    a) communications in broadband Internet applications using wired, optical and wireless media,

    b) image compression technology, 

    c) efficient linear power amplifiers for wireless applications;

    ·        Obtained senior management approval for and drove the development of  technology for interference reduction between wireless LANs using IEEE 802.11b and Bluetooth personal area networking devices;

     

    ·        Developed a product plan suitable for licensing the interference reduction technology, starting with algorithms, followed by a low speed demo using standard DSP boards, and then a full-rate prototype using FPGAs.

     

     

     

    4/1999 –6/2000   Self-employed                                            San Jose, CA

    Consultant

    ·        Consultant to broadband wireless Internet start-up companies helping define architecture of fixed and mobile wireless;  IEEE 802.16 and 802.11 wireless products using CDMA, OFDM and single carrier techniques, and various medium access layer protocols, quality of service for various types of data applications (voice, video, file transfer, interactive);

    ·        Developed business plans for Bluetooth based wireless products;

     

    5/1994 –4/1999                                                   XXXX

    Manager, System Integration and Test

    ·        One of the initial group of 7 technologists who developed from scratch this satellite  CDMA based mobile communications company, working on a range of issues from mobile satellite spectrum allocations with the FCC and ITU, out-of-band emissions standards at ETSI, interference and capacity analyses, system specifications, development of network resource allocation algorithms, enhancements to basic system, next generation satellite communication systems;

    ·        Interfaced with a large group of development partners (leading telecom companies) to understand requirements, allocate them among system segments and verfiy that performance was being met as the system evolved;

    ·        Built and managed a world-wide team of 30 engineers to create system level test plans and procedures for meeting network performance requirements (including call processing, capacity verification, provisioning, billing), contractual obligations and readiness for system deployment;

    ·        Taught day-long satellite communications course to professional engineers.

     

    9/1991—5/1995 Pi-Net                                                      Menlo Park, CA

    Consultant

    Helping as needed with customer projects involving RAID arrays of disks, TCP/IP network analysis, traffic models for IP data.

    12/1986 –5/1994 Space Systems Loral                                   Palo Alto, CA

    Principal Engineer/Consultant

    ·        Link budgets, coordination with radio astronomy and Iridium;

    ·        In-orbit test plan definition and implementation for Japanese satellite (Superbird);

    ·        Analysis of 8-PSK and 16-QAM demodulator using a 2- state servo;

    ·        Definition of on-board processing satellite requirements.

     

     

    5/1981 –12/1986  Ford Aerospace                                          Palo Alto, CA

    Engineering Specialist

    ·        Analysis for NASA TDMA 200 Mbps modem in proposal phase; supporting modem development and analysis;

    ·        Spread spectrum network control techniques, IR&D projects;

    ·        Communications subsystems engineer on INSAT-1B, responsible for subsystem development, integration and test, customer interface, mission support, in-orbit testing.

     

    7/1980 –5/1981   Jet Propulsion Laboratory                           Pasadena, CA

    Member of Technical Staff

    ·        Communications system research for transmitting encoded and compressed imagery; digital processing of synthetic aperture radar imagery.

     

    Education

    1980                  Caltech, Pasadena, CA                  PhD, EE (major) App.Physics (minor) (GPA 4.0)

    Adviser: Prof. John R. Pierce, Thesis on Effects of Speckle on Image Quality in Coherent Imaging Systems

     

    1976                Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay   BTech EE

    (GPA 9.95/10.0, highest in the institute)

    Patents, Awards/HONORS

    Patents

    8 issued patents in the area of communications, interference reduction, satellite and wireless technologies

    5 patents pending in similar areas 

     


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