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     Date Submitted:18-06-2011
     Last Modified:24-07-2011 (03:04)
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     Current job:Post Graduate Student (final year)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsFresher from Space Engineering, interested in Spacecraft Guidance and Control Engineering, Orbital Dynamics Skills: MATLAB, Simulink, Satellite Tool Kit (Basics)
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    VISION & OBJECTIVE

     

    Looking for challenging career in Aerospace Technology, to meet my competencies and to demonstrate teamwork and high levels of motivation, also to achieve and strengthen further professional development and to be an integral part of the organization, wherein I wish to contribute my strong knowledge and research skills to the organization’s efficient functioning and growth.

     

     

    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

     

    Qualification

    University / Board

    Duration

    Marks / CGPA

    Master of Technology

    (Astronomy & Space Engineering,

    under the Department of Instrumentation & Control Engineering)

    Manipal University

    (Manipal, India)

    August 2009 – Present

     

    7.98/10*

     

    Bachelor of Technology

    (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)

    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

    (Kerala, India)

    August 2005 – May 2009

    6.95/10

    Higher Secondary Education (XII)

    Kerala State Board

    (Kerala, India)

    June 2003 – March 2005

    90.33%

    Class X

    Kerala State Board

    (Kerala, India)

    June 2002 – March 2003

    88.50%

     

     

     

    * CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 1st and 2nd semesters

     

    ACADEMIC PROJECTS

    ·      M.Tech Dissertation:

    Title: Closed Loop Guidance and Control for Interplanetary Orbital Transfer

    Duration: September 2010 - present

     

    Description: Currently in progress.

    Undergoing at ISRO Satellite Centre (Indian Space Research Organisation), Bangalore, India. This project includes the various fields of Astronautics, mainly the Interplanetary Orbital Transfer and also the Guidance and Control for the Spacecraft mission design. With the help of the data output from the navigation system, the spacecraft is guided and controlled and thus the maneuvered orbital transfer from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to Low Mars Orbit (LMO) is achieved. The trajectory transfer problem is simulated in MATLAB and thus the guidance for the interplanetary orbital transfer from LEO to LMO is achieved.

     

     

    ·      M.Tech 2nd Semester Project:

    Title: Design and Construction of Manually Controlled Robotic Arm

    Duration: December 2009 – May 2010

     

    Description: Developed a real time working model of the manually controlled robotic arm, in which the end effector is a gripper which can pick and drop objects. The movement of the gripper in the various degrees of freedom is achieved with the help of manually controlled electric DC geared motors which are mechanically attached to its joints.

     

     

    ·      B.Tech Final Semester Project:

    Title: Prepaid Energymeter

    Duration: December 2008 – May 2009

     

    Description: Developed a Prepaid Energymeter which works on the smart card mechanism. This energymeter works on the basis of the code inbuilt according to the prepaid amount in the smart card. Successfully presented in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department Exhibition at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri, Kerala, India.

     

    ·      B.Tech 3rd Semester Project:

    Title: Electrical Door Lock System

    Duration:June 2006 – November 2006

     

    Description:Developed an Electrical Door Lock System which works during the feeding of the correct code to the number pad/box which is given as the input source to the system. Personal contribution was the designing and construction of the main structural frame and the sliding door system. Successfully presented in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department Exhibition at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri, Kerala, India.

     

    ·      B.Tech 5th Semester Project:

    Title: Study of the Rocket Propulsion and its Stability

    Duration: May 2007 – November 2007

                                                          

    Description:Did a detailed study on the propulsion mechanism of the rocket and the factors affecting its stability during the initial stages of the propulsion while following its maneuvered flight through the different layers of the earth’s atmosphere.

     

     

    TECHNICAL PAPERS PRESENTED

     

    ·       “Trajectory Planning and Perturbation Analysis for Interplanetary Orbital Transfer

    - presented in the ISRO sponsored National Symposium on Astronomy and Space Engineering 2011 (NSASE-2011), at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India. Also, this paper won The Best Paper Award for the symposium.

     

    ACADEMIC SEMINARS PRESENTED

     

    ·      Space Shuttle – An Overview: Presented a seminar on the technology behind the space shuttle mission and its structural characteristics.

     

    ·      International Space Station: General technology details and the mission purposes which gave way to the construction of this highly sophisticated engineering megastructure.

     

    ·      Geometry of the Universe: The main aspects which lead to the understanding of the origin and the evolution of the universe.

     

    EXTRA COURSES AND TRAININGS UNDERGONE

     

    ·      Radio Astronomy School ’09 (RAS 2009) at National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), Pune, India.

    Duration: May 2009 – June 2009

     

    ·      A workshop on Rocketry, organized by AT Solutions at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India.

    Duration: February 2010

     

    SKILLS

     

    Operating Systems :Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

    Softwares                 :MATLAB, Simulink, AutoCAD, Pspice

     

    AREAS OF INTERESTS (as per the M.Tech and B.Tech course curricula)

     

    Astronautics, Guidance and Control for Spacecraft Mission Design, Space Environment and System Degradation in Space, Astronomy, Robotics and Automation.

    LEADERSHIP AND ORGANISATION

     

    ·      Performed as the Practice School Brochure’s In-Charge (student) while undergoing Master of Technology.

    Duration: February 2010 - May 2010

     

    ·      Performed as the Class Committee Member while undergoing Bachelor of Technology.

    Duration: June 2007 - November 2007

     

    EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

     

    ·      Drawing, Painting, Dancing, Acting, Playing Cricket.

     

    PERSONAL INFORMATION

     

    Gender

    Male

    Date of Birth

    30 - November - 1987

    Marital Status

    Single

    Nationality

    Indian

    Languages

    English (native), Hindi (native), Malayalam (native), French (basics)

     

    REFERENCES: Available upon request

     

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