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     Date Submitted:08-02-2011
     Last Modified:09-02-2011 (08:10)
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     Current job:Satellite Systems Engineer, ESTEC
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSatellite systems engineer, orbital mechanics, solar panel design and testing, battery testing, Earth observation mission analysis, 3D modelling, STK analysis, requirements tracing and analysis
    CV

    Education

    Master of Science                          2008-2010

    York University, Toronto, ON
    Specialization: Earth Space Science and Engineering
    Thesis: “Nanosatellite Electrical Power System Development”

    Space Studies Program                        2008-2008

     International Space University, Barcelona, Spain
     Specialization: Satellite Applications
     Project: “Volcanic Activity: Processing Observation & Remote Sensing Data”
     

     Bachelor of Applied Science with Specialized Honours    2003-2007

     York University, Toronto, ON
     Specialization: Space Engineering
     Project: “Ground Based Surface Penetrating Radar for Mars Application”
     

     

    Related Experience

     

    Young Graduate Trainee: Space Systems Engineer             2010-2011

    European Space Agency: European Space Research and Technology Center         

    -Performed preliminary mission analysis for ocean observation satellite equipped with novel interferometric altimeter. Work included developing and tracking power and mass budgets, designing 3D models, analyzing power production, simulating coverage over areas of interest, optimizing payload duty cycle, and deriving communication requirements.

    -Provided systems engineering support for Sentinel Convoy study. Involved evaluating the possibility of using smaller satellites in conjunction with European operational satellite, e.g. GMES Sentinels and Met-Op 2G satellites, in order to generate additional data products. Work included assessing cross discipline multiple satellites (SAR, optical and infrared) and constellation configurations, and reviewing data packages received from industry. 

    -Designed 3D models and power production analysis for novel satellite configuration that allows for multiple satellites to be stowed in one launcher and deployed into a low altitude constellation.

    -Developed unique method to visualize effectiveness of sunshield for PREMIER mission by utilizing scripting capabilities of in-house 3D software with a generated file of sun vectors for orbit over entire year. Report of how analysis was done was shared within department for future reference.

    -Performed beta testing for development of in-house mission analysis software. Provided feedback for improvements, checked for consistency and accuracy of results with Satellite Tool Kit and assisted in de-bugging.

    -Attended presentations and training sessions including the Concurrent Engineering course at the Concurrent Design Facility.

     

    Space Systems Engineer/Research Assistant                       2008-2010

    York University Space Engineering Nanosatellite Development (YUsend)     

    -Built 1st generation electrical power system for YUsend group. Developed in house battery testing and solar panel assembly method. Performed power, orbit, thermal simulations, and 3D modeling for project.

    -Performed mission analysis, developed system requirements for power subsystem, and analyzed orbital requirements for Polar Communications and Weather satellite for Northern Canada.

    -Performed mission analysis, compiled user requirements, and also developed mission and systems requirements for constellation of small satellites for green house gas monitoring for Kyoto Protocol verification.

    -YUsend Team coordinator for Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiative’s SWARM project. Compiled reports for Phase A study, performed mission analysis, helped develop mission requirements, built and tested solar panels and produced 3D models.

     

    Technician                                   2008-2009

    Thoth Technologies    

    -Performed testing of Mars drill prototype for Northern Light mission, compiled and analyzed results, recommended improvements, and created 3D models and animations for the lander.-

    -Developed initial prototype robotic arm for drilling operations for Northern Light mission and performed initial tests.

    -Performed thermal vacuum and vibration testing on satellite components for industry.

     

    Research Assistant                     2008-2008

    Dynacon         

    -Compiled requirements for minimally invasive surgical robotics, performed 3D modeling, and conducted preliminary feasibility analysis.

    Software Proficiency 

    -Extensive use of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, and Project
    -Proficiency Excellent knowledge of Pro Engineering, Satellite Tool Kit, and SPENVIS
    -Good knowledge of NX5, Matlab, Maple, C+, Eagle, and Fortran
    -Familiar with Java, LabView, and Altium

    Languages

    -Tamil: native language
    - English: fluent
      -French: basic competence 
      -Japanese: speak with moderate fluency; understand hiragana and katakana

    Awards

    -1st place in Mars Society`s International Rover Challenge     2008-2009
    -Center for Research in Earth and Space Science Award       2008-2008
    -Engineers Without Borders: Design Competition Winner      2008-2005 
    -Ontario Volunteer Recognition Award                                         2008-2005 
    -University Math Department Honour Roll                                   2003-2004 
    -Recognition for Academic Achievement                                     2008-2003

    Other Highlights

    -Certified advanced amateur radio operator (call sign: VE3NML)
    -Highlights Excellent hand soldering skills, including surface mounts
    -Project member on the Mars Desert Research Station Crew 75: took care of environmental, power, suits, and communication system (2009)
    -Member of York University Rover Team: assisted in assembly, soldering, and testing (2008-2009)
    -Fundraiser and Executive Representative for York University`s Engineers Without Borders (2006-2008)
    -Vice President of Engineering Society at York University (2006-2007)
    -Graduate of Talented Offerings in Programs of Sciences with Honours (2003)
    -Foreign exchange experience in Japan (1999-2000)
     



     


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