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     Date Submitted:07-08-2011
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     Keywordsspacecraft attitude & dynamics, orbital mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, finite element methods
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    Personal information

    Nationality
    Indian
    Date of birth
    31 October 1986
    Gender
    Female

    Desired employment / Occupational field
    ORBITAL MECHANICS / SPACECRAFT DYNAMICS
    Work experience
    Dates
    June – September 2010
    Occupation or position held
    Internship
    Main activities and responsibilities
    - Worked on designing of an engine which can produce 10KW of pulsed power
    - Various Engines like Brayton, Sterling’s, Rankine, Thermoacoustic to improve the efficiency
    - Extensively worked on Brayton and Thermoacoustic Engines
    - Pu-239 in a Tungsten-Boron Matrix was the radioisotope considered
    - Fuels like Helium, Xenon, neon are considered for the efficiency and power output calculations
    - Designing of Brayton Engine with Solid work as a tool with various components like turbines, compressors, pipelines, coolants and analyzing the flow conditions at different temperatures based on the natural decay of the pu-239 inside the tungsten-Boron matrix for pulsed power
    - Designing of the Thermoacoustic Engine with Solid work as a tool with various components like resonators, peizo-electric generators, pipelines
    - Extensive use of travel wave concept for the design of the thermoacoustic Engines
    - Calculation of the heat parameters by using MCNP
    - Analysis of the flow conditions affected by various parameter by using COMSOL 4.0
    - An efficiency of 16% is achieved for both thermoacoustic and Brayton Engines
    Name and address of employer
    CSNR (Centre for Space Nuclear Research), Idaho Falls, ID, USA
    Type of business or sector
    American Federal Research Organization

    Dates
    October 2007– April 2008
    Occupation or position held
    Co-op
    Main activities and responsibilities
    - Designing of a load cell which can measure lift, thrust and moment simultaneously for a low speed wind tunnel
    - Determination of Stream line flow using boundary layer theory
    - Data acquisition for various flow experiments on a low speed wind tunnel using LDV’s and PIV’s
    - Designing of a Load cell using various bending moment principles
    - Mounting of several strain gauges on a designed structural cantilever beam for the measurement of various flow conditions with varying parameters
    - Manufacturing of the desired Load cell Component with AISIS4340 steel material using wire cut EDM
    - Analysis of structure and dimensions of the desired load cell which are effected by various parameters like load applied, sensitivity of the dimensions, filleting, strain gauge mounting positions
    Name and address of employer
    ASL (Advanced Systems laboratories), Hyderabad, India
    Type of business or sector
    Indian Research Organization

    Dates
    June 2011-Aug 2011
    Occupation or position held
    JAVA/J2EE Web Developer
    Main activities and responsibilities
    - Experience in analysis, design and development of large server client-server and web based application
    - Extensive knowledge in Object Oriented design, Systems Analysis, Software & Web Application development
    - Worked extensively on J2EE Platform for developing Web and Distributed Applications by using EJB, JDBC, JSP, Servlets with MVC architecture
    - Worked on several open source frameworks like Struts, Spring, Hibernate, Ajax libraries
    - Experience in using variety of J2EE Application Servers such as BEA Weblogic, Apache Tomcat, IBM’s WebSphere and JBOSS
    - Experience in building web-applications using Struts framework
    - Comprehensive knowledge of web/client server development using n-tier architecture in J2EE technologies
    - Experience in developing the web-based applications using MVC design pattern with Struts
    - Extensive development experience with open source frameworks like Hibernate and Spring
    - Experience in Database Design using PL/SQL, Stored Procedures, Functions, Triggers, Sequences, Packages and Views
    Name and address of employer
    Sai Computers Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India.
    Type of business or sector
    Private Organization

    Dates
    December 2008- May 2011
    Occupation or position held
    Research Assistant
    Main activities and responsibilities
    N-Impulses Interplanetary Orbit Transfer Using Genetic Algorithm with Application to Mars Mission
    - Optimal design for Earth-Mars round trip mission using genetic algorithm
    - Trajectory determination using Hofmann Orbit transfer also considered other trajectory motions like Bi-elliptic Orbit transfer, Non-tangential Orbit transfer Co-planar Orbit transfer
    - 2-impulse, 3-impulse 4-impulse are considered for the calculations
    - 3-impulse Hoffmann transferred worked best for the desired trajectory motion with an optimal fuel cost
    Initial orbit determination
    - Orbital elements initial considerations for determine an orbit
    - Problem solving techniques using Newtonian and kepler’s laws
    - Laplace, Gauss Double-r-iteration methods for orbit determination
    - Observation of range, azimuthal and elevation for a give site track application
    - Orbit Determination by using Lambert’s solution for minimum energy considerations
    Dynamics &Attitude controls project
    - Analysis of the structural stability of the spacecraft of given dimension
    - Simulating attitude dynamics of the structure for one complete orbital period using parameters like Euler’s angles, Euler parameters, Modified Rodrigous Parameter (MRP’s)
    - Determining of characteristic for a give torque free rotational motion of a spinning spacecraft
    - Considering factors like gravity gradient stabilization for attitude and controls
    Name and address of employer
    Mechanical Engineering Department, Michigan technological University, MI, USA
    Type of business or sector
    American Educational Institution

    Dates
    Jan 2009-May 2009
    Occupation or position held
    Teaching Assistance
    Main activities and responsibilities
    - Teaching undergraduates (freshman students) basic concepts of physics along with experimental procedures
    - Grading papers and improvising the experimental procedures for further understanding of the students
    - Helping students to improve understanding of the concept with more classical implementations of the concepts
    Name and address of employer
    Physics Department, Michigan technological University, MI, USA
    Type of business or sector
    American Educational Institution

    Dates
    August2009-April 2011
    Occupation or position held
    Coach Leader
    Main activities and responsibilities
    - Tutoring undergraduates( sophomore and juniors) basic concepts of Dynamics and Mechanics of Materials
    - Helping students to improve problem solving skills and deeper understanding of the subject
    - Weekly meeting along with other tutors at the learning centre to discuss the problem solving methods
    Name and address of employer
    Mechanical Engineering Department, Michigan technological University, MI, USA
    Type of business or sector
    American Educational Institution

    Education and training
    Dates
    2004-2008
    Title of qualification awarded
    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering- Engineering Mechanics
    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered
    Thesis Title: 'Orbits Design for LEO Space Based Solar Power Satellite System’, Constellation design for power downloading application with specially build spacecraft for more efficiency Theory Course Work: Space Dynamics, Intermediate Dynamics (Space craft Attitude & Controls), Orbit Determination Methods, Fluid Mechanics, Finite Element Methods, Numerical Linear Algebra, Graduate Seminar
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training
    Michigan Technological University, MI, USA
    Level in national or international classification
    ISCED 6

    Dates
    2008-2011
    Title of qualification awarded
    Bachelor of Engineering
    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered
    Theory Course Work: Engineering Graphics, English, Mathematics-1, Mathematics-2, Engineering Chemistry, Engineering Physics, Workshop Practice, Programming In C, C++, Mathematics-3, Metallurgy & Material Sciences, Machine Drawing, Mechanics Of Materials, Electric Circuits & Machines, Managerial Economics & Accountancy, Mathematics-4, Kinematics Of Machines, Production Drawing, Thermodynamics, Applied Electronics, Fluid Dynamics, Applied Thermodynamics, Dynamics Of Machines, Design Of Machine Elements, Hydraulic Machinery & Systems, Manufacturing Processes, Machine Design, Metal Production & Operations Management, Thermal Turbo Machines, Metrology & Instrumentation, Operations Research, Automobile Engineering, Project Seminar, Management Informational System, Environmental Studies, Mechatronics, Computer Graphics Practical Course Work: Physics Lab, Chemistry Lab, English Language Lab, Metallurgy Lab, Mechanics Of Material Lab, Computer Drafting Lab, Electric Circuits & Machines Lab, Applied Electronics Lab, Thermodynamics Lab, Manufacturing Processes Lab, Cutting & Manufacturing Tool Engineering Lab, Cad/ Cam Lab, Industrial Visit/ Study, Thermal Engineering Lab, Metrology And Instrumentations Lab, , Project Seminar
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training
    Osmania University, India
    Level in national or international classification
    ISCED 5

    Dates
    2006-2007
    Title of qualification awarded
    JAVA/J2EE Developer Certification course
    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered
    Development of a cell phone database application using EJB, JDBC with MVC architecture
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training
    Orbit IT Consulting Pvt. Ltd, India
    Level in national or international classification
    ISCED 5

    Personal skills and competences
    Mother tongue(s)
    Telugu
    Other language(s)
    Self-assessment
    Understanding
    Speaking
    Writing
    European level (*)
    Listening
    Reading
    Spoken interaction
    Spoken production
    English
    C2 Proficient user
    C2 Proficient user
    C2 Proficient user
    C2 Proficient user
    C2 Proficient user
    Italian
    A1 Basic user
    A1 Basic user
    A1 Basic user
    A1 Basic user
    A1 Basic user
    Hindi
    C2 Proficient user
    B2 Independent user
    B2 Independent user
    B2 Independent user
    C2 Proficient user
    Tamil
    A1 Basic user
    A1 Basic user
    A1 Basic user
    A1 Basic user
    A1 Basic user
    (*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    Social skills and competences
    - Team work: I have worked in various types of teams from research teams to college badminton teams.
    - Intercultural skills: I am experienced at working in various cultural association like African, Mexican, Indian and Spanish associations
    Organisational skills and competences
    - During my high school, I organized many cultural actives for the silver jubilee celebrations
    - During my under graduation, I organized a model presentation series on renewable energy conservation research topics.
    Leadership skills:
    - Coach leader at ELC( Engineering learning Centre) for mechanics of Materials, Michigan technological University, Houghton, MI, Jan 2011-April 2011
    - Coach leader at ELC( Engineering learning Centre) for Dynamics, Michigan technological University, Houghton, MI, Aug 2009-Dec 2010
    - Vice president for school parliament, 2001-2002, India
    - Team lead for project at ASL ( Advanced Systems Laboratory), India
    - Team lead for project at CSNR(Centre for Space Nuclear Research funded by USRA, INL and NASA), Idaho Falls, 2010
    Technical skills and competences
    - More than 2 years of extensive application of Orbital Mechanics concepts on various project
    - Experience in calculations of Thermal shielding values for the space craft Re-entry problem.
    - Extensive Knowledge on Space Flight Dynamics, Space Craft Altitude &Controls and Orbital Mechanics
    - More than 8 months of experience in determination of Interplanetary trajectories with n-impulses
    - Strong understanding of different constellation patterns like iridium, GPS
    - Extensive knowledge in the use of satellites for communication, weather predictions and spying
    - More than 1 and half years of experience in design & Structural analysis using analytical software’s like ANSYS and COMSOL
    - More than 2 years of experience in designing software’s like Solid Works, Pro-e and AutoCAD
    - More than 6 months of experience in Software & Web Application development
    - More than 1 and half years of experience in the field of fluid mechanics and CFD
    - More than 1 year of experience in handling LDV and PIV instruments and conducting various low speed flow experiments, Data Acquisition
    - Extensive experience with Specialized software’s like MATLAB, ANSYS
    - Over 1 year of experience in calculation of emissions and exhaust controls, reduction of vibration and shock data, mechanical design, heat transfer analysis of 2-stroke engines
    - Extensive conceptual knowledge in Dynamics, Noise & Vibration Controls, Heat Transfer Analysis, Aerodynamics, Viscous & Boundary Layer Theory
    - Extensive understanding and work ability with various problem solving algorithms like Conjugate gradient Algorithm, Genetic Algorithm, Cholesky decomposition, sparse systems and iterative methods
    - Self motivated and proven ability to work independently or in a team environment
    - Technical abilities are complemented with excellent communication and user interaction abilities

    Computer skills and competences
    DESIGN TOOLS
    Solid Works 2011, Pro-e Wildfire 4.0, AutoCAD2008, CATIA V5R18, UGS NX 5.0
    ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
    Ansys11, COMSOL4.0, Aspen plus 7.1, AGI STK 9.0, Matlab Simulink 2008, Altair Hyper Works 10.0, ABAQUS 6.9-EF1, Gambit 2.4.6
    OPERATING SYSTEMS
    Windows XP/2003/,NT MS DOS
    PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
    Java, C/C++
    WEB & J2EE TECHNOLOGIES
    HTML, XML, EJB, RMI, Struts, java Script, JDBC, Servlets, JSP
    DATABASES & DOCUMENTATION TOOLS
    Oracle, SQL, MS Excel, MS power point, MS Word
    Artistic skills and competences
    - Won many awards and certifications for painting at national and state level competitions
    - Playing keyboard for cultural events at high school
    - Won various awards for dancing, singing at high school
    - Stories and poetry publish in the school magazine for the silver jubilee celebrations
    Other skills and competences
    Awards:
    - First prize with cash award for model presentation “Rural Utopia-Renewable Energy Resources”, India 2006
    - Second Prize for playing keyboard at an award function, 2005
    - Second prize for Debate on “Pen is Mightier Than the Sword” , India 2000
    - Second prize for Recitation, India 1996
    - First prize in Drawing, India 1994
    - First prize in Memory Test, India, 1994
    - First prize in Singing, India, 1994
    - Second prize in Fancy Dress, India, 1994
    - Runner prize in Relay Race, India 1993
    - Second prize in Drawing, India, 1993
    Merit Awards & Certifications
    - Certificate of Merit for courses LOGO, dBASE,Windows-98, MS-WORD, MS-EXCEL, Feb 2002, India
    - Certificate of Merit for B-Clap course, April1995, India
    Additional information
    PUBLICATION
    - Neelima Addanki, Ossama Abdelkhalik, “Orbits Design for LEO space based solar power satellite system”, AIAA ,2011 under review
    - Neelima Addanki, Ossama Abdelkhalik, “Orbits Design for LEO space based solar power satellite system”, AIAA 2012 GN&C Conference, Breckenridge, CO, February 3 - 8, 2012, under progress
    - Neelima Addanki, Ossama Abdelkhalik, “Orbits Design for LEO space based solar power satellite system”, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town International Convention Centre, 3–7 October 2011, under progress
    - Ahmed Gad, Neelima Addanki and Ossama Abdelkhalik, “N-Impulses Interplanetary Orbit Transfer Using Genetic Algorithm with Application to Mars Mission”, 20th AASAIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Diego, CA, AAS-10-167, Feb, 2010
    - Sarah Morgan, Brian Manning, Neelima Addanki, Michael Trubilla, Steven D. Howe, “10 kW Radioisotope Power Pulsed Brayton Cycle For Space Application”, Proceedings of Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2011, Albuquerque, NM, February 7-10, 2011
    - Conference paper on “Wind Tunnels” at National Level, ACUMEN’07, India, March 7-10 2007
    - Conference paper presented on “Robotics” at National level, CONVERGENCE 2K7, India, March 15-17 2007
    - Conference paper presented on “Carbon nanotubes" at National Level, MESCON 2007, March 27-30, India


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