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     Date Submitted:02-11-2011
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     Current job:PhD Research Student
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
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    Education

    Sep 08 – Oct 11:         PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

                                        (High Frequency Electronics)

    (Submitted thesis in September 2011 and VIVA is scheduled on 4thNovember)

    Queens University Belfast, Belfast, UK.       

     

    Thesis Title: Investigate the Effect of Phase Conjugation and Time Reversal Techniques in Free Space and a Reverberant Environment at 2.4 GHz.

     

    The objective of the thesis is to demonstrate numerically (CST-MWS) and experimentally the temporal compression, spatial resolution and beam steering features of both time reversal and phase conjugation techniques in three different environments: free space, a partially reflecting space and a fully reflecting space at microwave frequency (2.4 GHz).

     

    Sep 05 – Jul 08:          BEng. (1stClass Hons.) Electrical and Electronics Engineering

    [Average mark - 82%(2nd place in a class of 60)]

    Queens University Belfast, Belfast, UK.

     

    Final Year Project Title: Planar Spiral Resonators for Radiating Elements   and Metasurfaces in the field of Radio Communications

     

    Jun 03 – Feb 04:          Higher National Diploma in Electronics, Technical College, Sri Lanka

    Grade Point Average (GPA) - 3.5 out of 4.0.

     

    Project: Built a weather station and appropriate hardware to measure wind speed, wind direction and temperature with a wireless data transfer to a PC.

     

    Dec 99 –Aug 01:         G.C.E (Advanced Level (A/L)) Puthukkudiyiruppu Maha Vidyalayam

    Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka.

    Physics - B, Mathematics - C, Chemistry - C

     

     Affiliation

    • The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)  Student Member

     

     

     

    Work Experience

    Jun 07 – Sep 07:          High Frequency Electronics Research group

    ECIT, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK       

    A microstrip spiral antenna was designed in ADS by changing the number of turns and the thickness of the substrate and was tested on a Vector Network Analyser in the frequency range of 5 -15 GHz. The radiation pattern was measured in an anechoic chamber and its performance was reanalysed in CST-MWS.  

     

    Jun 06 – Sep 06:          Radiometrix Ltd, Harrow, UK

    Responsibilities - Testing and quality assurance of Low Power Radio Modules (100 - 900 MHz) using a digital oscilloscope, a signal generator and a spectrum analyser and replacing SMD componentson faulty modules.

     

    Teaching Experience

    • Demonstrator for undergraduate labs
      • Level 2 (Fields and Waves) - Design and characterize a dipole antenna in NEC and design matching circuits in ADS
      • Level 1 (Computing) – C and C++ Programming languages
    • Teaching assistant- Teach basics of CST-MWS to undergraduate final year and MSc students

     

    Awards

    Awarded by the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Queen's University Belfast:

    • The Racal Innovation Endowment Prize (2008)
    • For an exceptional talent for innovative thinking in undertaking a final year project in the field of radio communications
      •   The Frost-Smith Memorial Prize (2006)
    • For the best overall performance in the first year
      • University PhD Studentship (2008 – 2011)

     

    Technical skills

    I have considerable experience in the following:       

    • CST-MWS and NEC
    • Able to work with RF instruments
      • VNA, PNA, Signal Generators, Signal Analysers and Oscilloscopes
    • Use of Reverberation Chamber and Anechoic Chamber

    I have a working experience with:

    • ADS and OrCAD – Circuit Design
    • MatLab and Mathcad  
    • Programming in C and Java

     

    Courses Attended

    • July 2010 (1day)- CST - MWS (3D Electromagnetic Simulation)

    ECIT, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK

    • March 2009 (1 day)- CST - MWS (3D Electromagnetic Simulation)

    Loughborough University, UK

    • August 2008 (3 days)- Microwave Office (RF circuit design software)

                      ECIT, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK

    • Postgraduate Skills Training Courses, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK

    Time Management, Presentation skills and Research Planning

     

    Other Interests

    Swimming, running, cooking, badminton, reading and travelling

     

    Referees

    The following people kindly agreed to act as referees in relation to my application:

     

    Prof V Fusco, Director of Research, High Frequency Electronics Cluster

    ECIT, Queen's University Belfast, Queen's Island, Belfast BT3 9DT, UK

    Tel: 028 9097 1806, E-mail: v.fusco(at)ecit.qub.ac.uk

     

    Dr R Cahill, Reader in High Frequency Electronics Cluster

    ECIT, Queen's University Belfast, Queen's Island, Belfast BT3 9DT, UK

    Tel: 028 9097 1851, E-mail: r.cahill(at)ee.qub.ac.uk

     

    Publications

    1. P. Sundaralingam, V. Fusco, D. Zelenchuk, R. Appleby, “Detection of an object in a reverberant environment using direct and differential time reversal method,” - Submitted to the 6thEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagations.
    2. P. Sundaralingam, V. Fusco, D. Zelenchuk, “Multi-access communication system in a highly reverberant environment,” - Submitted to the 6thEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagations.
    3. P.Sundaralingam, V.F. Fusco, “Field localisation using real time phase conjugation within a reverberant environment,” Accepted to the IET-MAP.
    4. P. Sunaralingam, V. Fusco, “Effect of quantisation and under sampling on time reversal spatial and temporal focussing in highly reverberant environment,” 40th European Microwave Conference, 9-14th Oct. 2011.
    5. P. Sundaralingam, V. Fusco, “Leaky cavity self-tracking array using single analog real time phase conjugation transponder,” 40thEuropean Microwave Conference, 9-14th Oct. 2011.
    6. P.Sundaralingam, V.F.Fusco, "Circularly polarised antenna requirements within a reverberant phase conjugation communication system," 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagations, 11 -15 Apr. 2011.
    7. P. Sundaralingam, V.Fusco, N Buchanan, "Spatial field localisation and data transfer in a reverberant environment using analog real time phase conjugation," 39th European Microwave Conference, 26 - 1 Oct. 2010.
    8. N. Buchanan, V. Fusco, P. Sundaralingam, "Fast response retrodirective radar," IMS 2010, Anaheim, California, May 2010, pp. 153 – 156.
    9. P. Sundaralingam, V. Fusco, "Simulated performance of 2.45GHz retrodirective array under RF pulse excitation," Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC), 16 – 17 Nov. 2009, Loughborough University, UK, pp. 165 – 168.
    10. P. Sundaralingam, T. Brabetz, A. Schuchinsky, F. Capolino, “Planar spiral resonators for compact antenna applications,” Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC), 17 – 18 March 2008, Loughborough University, UK, pp. 45 – 48. 


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