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     Date Submitted:25-01-2012
     Last Modified:29-01-2012 (08:45)
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     Current job:Doctoral Candidate (Radar Science)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     KeywordsPhased-Array radar sytem development, integration and signal processing.
    CV

    OBJECTIVE - Seeking a full-time position in Radar Science and Technology.

     

    ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

     

            ∙ Ph.D candidate (Electrical Engineering)

              2007-12 (Expected),

              University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

     

            ∙ Master of Science (Electrical Engineering)

              2004-07,

              University of Colorado at Boulder.

     

           ∙ Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

             2000-04,

             Bharathiar University, India.

     

     

    AWARDS AND HONORS

     

    ∙ Cover article of IEEE newsletter, 2009.

     

    ∙ Reviewer for IEEE-GRSS journal.

     

    ∙Best paper award for J. Snyder et al., 2010.

     

    ∙ Best paper award for K. Orzel et al., 2011.

     

     

    RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

     

    ∙  Engineering Leadership

              I lead a small team of engineers to deliver results on a high visibility project with nation-wide collaborators, which featured as the cover article of an IEEE magazine.       

     

    ∙ Technical communication skills

             I have excellent technical writing skills, and have written a  number of conference papers. I also have a Journal article in review. Having presented my research at numerous international conferences, I have polished skills to communicate with large technical audiences.

     

    ∙  System level experience on multiple radar projects, from Concept to Field deployment

              I have significant experience in radar system design and integration. I also have experience with radar signal processing and handling large data volumes.

     

    ∙  Specialized skills for sub-system development

              Hands-on experience with Ansoft HFSS, Cadence Allegro, Quartus II, VHDL, C and IDL (a Fortan- based programming language that has some similarities to MATLAB). I bring antenna and microwave engineering, PCB design and digital hardware experience to the table. Very familiar with use of lab equipment like spectrum/network analyzers, peak power meters and antenna pattern measurement facilities.

     

     

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

    University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2007-present

     

    ·         Integration of  phased-array radar sub-systems (Nov. ‘11 - present)

                         I currently work with a team of Engineers who have been responsible for development of various sub-systems on a phased-array radar project. I am responsible for integration of the data-acquisition code with an FPGA-based control subsystem.  Using an in-house near-field scanning facility as a diagnostic, I am assembling  the passive antenna array with a radome and transmit/receive modules.

     

    ·         Simulation of a phased-array spaced-antenna radar (July ‘10 - present)

                          I developed a monte-carlo based phased-array radar simulator  using IDL – a Fortran-based programming language similar to MATLAB. I used this simulator to investigate spaced-antenna wind estimation algorithms to retrieve 2-D wind fields using an X-band phased-array radar.

     

    ·         Lead Engineer for an  X-band radar during VORTEX2 (May. ‘09 – July ‘10)

                          I lead a small team of Engineers for operation and maintenance of an X-band radar in $10M dollar field experiment. The field experiment  spanned about 2 months a year, where we would nomadically roam the great plains of central western USA on a pickup truck with our radar mounted on. I was also responsible for quality controlling the collected data and sharing them with collaborators.

     

    ·         Design and development of a solid-state pulse compressed radar (Aug. ‘08-  Apr. ‘09)

                         I lead a small team of Engineers to develop and integrate various sub-systems on a low peak power solid-state radar. The sub-systems developed were real-time data acquisition software that implemented pulse-compression, FPGA-based control system and the RF sub-system. This system is now being integrated with the phased-array antenna system.

     

    ·         Upgrades  on a Magnetron based dual-polarized radar  (Jun. ‘07 – Jul. ‘08 )

                   I developed a voltage-translator PCB using Cadence Allegro to replace an already existing but problematic component on the radar. I also upgraded the FPGA sub-system to a state machine based controller. I was also responsible for field experiments that with this radar, and subsequent data processing and quality control.

     

     

    University of Colorado at Boulder, 2004-2007

     

    ·         Temperature retrieval from meteor echo decorrelation times  (Jun. ‘06 – May ‘07)

                  Investigated algorithms to extract upper atmospheric temperature from  radar echo decorrelation times. This involved programming using IDL and presenting results at a conference.

     

    ·         Design and testing of receiver sub-system for a VHF radar  (Feb. ‘05 – May. ‘06)

                  I was responsible for the design and layout of a VHF  receiver sub-system on a PCB using Cadence Allegro. I also assembled and tested the PCB and packaged it using machining tools available in house.

     

     

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

     

           [1] V. Venkatesh, S.J. Frasier, “Simulation of spaced-antenna retrieval performance on an X-band phased-array weather radar”, In review, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 2011.

     

          [2]  V. Venkatesh, K. Orzel, S.J. Frasier, “Numerical simulation of a spaced-antenna phased-array  weather  radar,” 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology, AMS, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011.

     

           [3]  K. Orzel, V. Venkatesh et al., “Mobile X-band dual polarization phased-array radar: System requirements and development,” 35th Conference on Radar Meteorology, AMS, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011.
     

           [4]  S.J. Frasier, V. Venkatesh et al., Invited paper , “An overview of X- and W- band observations from Vortex2 and recent developments”, IEEE Radar conference, 2011.

     

           [5]  J. Snyder, H. Bluestein, J. Sung, S.J. Frasier, V. Venkatesh, “The Structure and Time Evolution of Polarimetric Signatures in Severe Convective Storms: High-Resolution Numerical Simulations and Data from a Mobile, X-Band Doppler Radar , AMS SLS conference 2010.

     

          [6] D. Burgess, C. Schwarz, J. Snyder, H. Bluestein, V. Venkatesh, K.Orzel, S.J. Frasier, “Mobile X- Band, Dual-Polarization Radars in VORTEX2 2009: Data Quality, Comparison, and Analysis,” ERAD, 2009.

     

           [7]  V.Venkatesh, S.J Frasier, “Design considerations for an X-band phased-array spaced-antenna weather radar,” 34th Conf. on Radar Met., AMS, Williamsburg, VA, 2009.

     

          [8] A. Hopf, J. Salazar, R. Medina, V. Venkatesh, E. Knapp, S.J. Frasier, D.J MacLaughlin, “CASA phased array radar system: Description, simulation and products”,, IEE IGARSS, Cape Town, 2009.

     

          [9] V.Venkateshet. al, “The UMass X-Pol mobile Doppler radar: Description, Recent observations and new system  developments”, IEEE IGARRS, Boston,  2008.

     

          [10] V. Venkatesh, S. dela Pena, E. Lau, S.K. Avery, “Estimation of temperature from meteor radar decay times”, MST-10, Gadanki, India, 2006.

     

     

     

    SELECTED MEDIA COVEARGE OF MY RESEARCH (mentioning me)

     

          [1] Daily Hampshire Gazette, “Eye of the storm:UMass researchers follow tornadoes in quest for accuracy”.

     

          [2] IEEE Institute, Cover article, March 2009.

     

     

    EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

     

           [1] Internationally FIDE-rated Chess player. For this sport, I have represented India as an ambassador in International youth conventions twice.

     

            [2] Participated in Cricket leagues across the United states. I have also lead a team to winning the  championship in the Amherst Cricket League , 2011.


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