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     Date Submitted:16-08-2011
     Last Modified:06-09-2011 (07:08)
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     Current job:RF Payload System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems



    EADS Astrium UK Ltd, Telecommunication Satellites Division, Portsmouth, UK                             March 2008. - Present

    RF Payload System Engineer

    ·         Prime responsibilities include Analyzing system parameters and Evaluation of satellite payload performance. These include Gain Analyses, Noise Analyses, Phase Linearity, Spurious products from frequency converters and Power budgets in line with customer specifications

    ·         Other responsibilities include reviewing customer specifications and helping spacecraft parts specialists prepare equipment specifications

    ·         Reviewing Test Results from Ambient environment to Thermal Vacuum and preparing relevant test reports.

    ·         Interfacing with the customer and discussing the validity of all results and preparing actions for rectifying any relevant anomalies        

           Experience in the following softwares:

            -  Microsoft Excel and Visio

           -  Payload Analysis Tool

           -  Advanced Designs System (ADS)

           -  MATLAB

    Projects Undertaken

    ·         A basic communication link consisting of a basic transmitter and receiver circuit was successfully constructed as part of the 1st year individual project.

    ·         2nd Year group project (SHIPS)- After a brief Industrial visit to ‘Bradley Lomas Electrolok’, asked to find out methods to improve the speed of descent of fire curtains if more than 3 curtains moved down together. A successful feasible solution over a period of 8 weeks was found.

    ·         2nd year Design Project- 8W Audio MOSFET Power Amplifier

    ·         3RD year Design Project- Software design using ‘Director’ to the working of a World War II radar called H2S.

    ·         Assignments in satellite communications ‘A’ and ‘B’ dealing with link budgets in detail and also analysis of coding and modulation techniques using communications toolbox on Simulink (MATLAB)

    ·         Amplifier, filter and antenna designs using ADS. Some testing experience using VNAs & SA.

    ·         MSc Research Project – Analysis of Optical communication terminals for inter-satellite links and pointing mechanisms needed for beam tracking


    SAMTEL (Leading CRT Manufacturing Company, India)                            July – Sep  2004

    Summer Analyst

    ·         Research work on Intra Inter Communication, Backlight Inverter Circuits and Low Voltage Differential Signaling







    MSc Mobile and Satellite Communications


    The University of Surrey, UK

    78.8% (Distinction)

    B.Eng Electronics Engineering


    The University of Sheffield, UK

    Overall Degree :1st Class



    Modern School, Barakhamba Road, Delhi

    86.6% (A1 in all subjects)





    The University of Surrey

    ·         Satellite Communications A, Mobile Communications A, Digital Communications, RF Systems and Circuits, Satellite Communications ‘B’, Mobile Communications ‘B’, RFIC and MMIC Design Technology, Data and Internetworking


    The University of  Sheffield

    ·         Electronic Devices ,Semiconductor Electronics and Devices ,Signals and Systems ,Communication   Systems , Feedback Systems, Introduction to DSP,  Principles of Communications, Antennas, Radars and Navigation , Engineering Electro magnetic (EM Waves and Machinery)


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