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     Date Submitted:27-05-2012
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     Current job:Satellite Systems Engineer / AOCS Engineer / Technical Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordssatellite systems engineering, Program technical management, AOCS, Actuators CMG, R&D,
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    ♦Technical Manager

    ♦Systems & Design Engineer

    ♦ Attitude Control Systems _

     Control Moment Gyroscopes (CMG) Expert

    Birth Date: 03.12.1978

    Military Obligation: Completed (2005)

    PERSONAL PROFILE

    Over 10+ years progressive experience from academical environment to aerospace programs for Turkish Defence Industry. Proven abilities in technical management of R&D and aerospace projects, systems engineering, customer management, attitude control subsystems (mainly control & actuators like control moment gyros and reaction wheels) design, manufacturing and test. Looking for a challenging position in a progressive organization, which will allow me to further enhance my professional skills in aerospace projects.

     

    §  Systems Engineering

    SEMP, Requirement Management (based on ECSS and NASA), Writing Technical Specifications, WBS-PBS generation, Reporting project status at progress meeting, TEMP & AIVV activities

    §  Technical Leadership

    Team Work Coordination, Monitoring Technical Budgets, Full Responsibility in Technical Reviews and Audits.

    §  Program Management

    Planinng, defining project scope, Organization, Development, Support to procurement, milestone identification, customer and contract negotiations.

    §  Satellite Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem Design, Test

    ©  CMG, Integrated Power Attitude Control Systems (IPACS_CMG), RW Development, HIL Testing, S/W Development

    §  Mission Concept Definition

    §  Rocket Systems

     

    §  Critical thinking skills and conceptualization through the design process

     

    §  Ability to work within a budget and under tight deadlines

     

    §  Customer Needs Analysis

     

    §  Customer Management

     

    §  Technical Proposal Preperation

     

    §  Ability to energize, guide and work within a team.

    §  Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

    §  Business development in defense industry, medical sector and energy sector.

     

    Professional Experience

    1. Technical Management of Turkish Team and Mission Module Work Packages in High Resolution Earth Observation Satellite Program within Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio Project Organization (Current Position since July 2010):

    Management of engineering activities at satellite level, monitoring & controlling of satellite technical budget, team coordination, review satellite level specifications and associated documents including ICD’s, generating specification tree, preparation of reviews data package, satellite engineering team attendance, ensuring consistency and completeness of engineering activities, coordination of analyses campaign to support performance assessment and verification process, review of consistency of satellite design and adequacy to mission, preparation and management of verification program plan, conducting verification process, maintaining the statement of compliance with satellite requirements, document and traceability matrix to the low level specification, maintaining verification matrix and verification progress status.

    2. Technical Leadership, Control Moment Gyroscope Development Project (June 2006 - June 2010):

    Management of engineering activities at component/unit level, team coordination, review system, subsystem, component level specifications and associated documents including ICD’s, generating specification tree, preparation of reviews data package, ensuring consistency and completeness of engineering activities, coordination of analyses campaign to support performance assessment and verification process, review of consistency of the design, preparation and management of verification program plan, conducting verification process, maintaining the statement of compliance, document and traceability matrix to the low level specification, maintaining verification matrix and verification progress status, Construction of hardware in the loop testing environment, CMG sizing, agility analysis, steering logic design and CMG-ADCS modelling in Simulink, preparation activities for all technical reviews and audits, System Engineering Activities, PBS and WBS generation, flywheel balancing, team coordination, contract negotiations, technical reviews with subcontractors (many space companies), strategy development for future projects, mini-RW development.

    -  Among last 30 projects for 2012 Turkey’s Technology Awards among 212 projects for product and management (winner will be announced in June 2012)

    -  All WPs completed succesfully within defined schedule (36 months), within defined budgets (80% budget is used only) and achieving all success criteria. More than 1.8 mil. $ saved!

     

    3.       Satellite Systems & Design Engineer (1 year), Satellite Systems Division:

    Conceptual feasibility report / satellite design study, Assembly Integration and Test report preperation, ADCS model studies. Responsibilities included: writing technical and progress reports and other documentation, for use by engineering staff, management, and customers, analyzing project requests.

    4.       Project Engineer (1 year),  Satellite Technology Group, BilSAT Satellite Project, TUBİTAK_UZAY.

    5.       Research Assistant (1 year),Simulation Laboratory Responsibility, Middle East Technical University, Aerospace Engineering Department.

    STK module training program responsibility.

                                            

    EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

    §  Preperation phase before PhD (during 2004) in Surrey Space Center, Guildford, UK

    §  MS in Aerospace Engineering Department* (2003), Satellite Attitude Control with CMG Cluster, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

    ©  Thesis Subject:Steering Laws for Control Moment Gyroscope Systems Used in Spacecraft Attitude Control’ _ Analog system to robotic manipulators.

    §  BS in Aerospace Engineering Department* (2001), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

    *certified by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

     

    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

    • Basic and Advanced Innovation Workshops by Ideal Final Result Consultants Ltd and ABC Consultancy Introduction and Training Ltd., January 2012, Ankara, Turkey.
    • Technical Manager Development Courses by BALTAŞ Management & Education Consultancy, During 2011, Ankara, Turkey.
    • Satellite Systems Courses,Satellite Program by Thales Alenia Space, August 2010, Cannes, France.
    • Technical Leadership, Developing Manager Program by BALTAŞ Management & Education Consultancy, During 2009, Ankara, Turkey.
    • Dependability for Space Applications, Course by Thales Alenia Space, November 2008, Ankara, Turkey.
    • Introduction to SAR Satellite Systems, Course by Telespazio, May 2007, Ankara, Turkey.
    • Earth Observation Satellite Systems Training Program, Course by Thales Alenia Space, March 2007, Ankara, Turkey.
    • Risk Management Certificate Program, Defense Industry & Technology Education Center (SATEM), September, 2007.
    • Advanced MATLAB-SIMULINK Certificate Courses, FİGES, During 2006, Ankara, Turkey.(MATLAB and Simulink for Control Design Acceleration, Simulink S Function for System Algorithm Modelling, Integration of MATLAB with External Applications, MATLAB Programming Techniques, Simulink® for System and Algorithm Modeling)
    • Certificate Program for Foreign Trade Specialism, Turkish Foreign Trade Foundation, 1 April-28 May 2006, Ankara, Turkey.
    • System Engineering, Professional Development Course by Project Performance International, (This course is recognised by Engineers Australia fo CPD Purposes, 80 hrs), April 2006.
    • Fundamentals of Orbital Mechanics, AIAA Professional Development Distant Learning Course (Instructor: Charles Brown), 30 June – 30 Oct 2005.
    • Prof. G. M. Lilley Award in 2001 for Best Fighter Design, Middle East Technical University, June 2001, Ankara, Turkey.

     

    Publications

    §  ******., “Verification of Control Moment Gyroscopes Based Attitude Control Systems for Agile Satellite Missions,” Recent Advances in Space Technologies 2011, Istanbul.

    §  ****** .,  “A Control Moment Gyro for Dynamic Attitude Control of Small Satellites,” Small Satellite Conference 2010, UTAH.

    §  ****** , “Conceptual Design of Cheap, Modular, Light Weight Control Moment Gyroscopes for Small Satellites,” NATO, AVT Panel, 12-15 April 2010, Antalya, Turkey.

    §  ****** , “Uydularda Yönelim Kontrol ve Güç Sistemlerinde Kullanılan Moment Kontrol Jiroskopları,” MSB Gündem, June 2008, Turkey.

    §  ****** ., “Control Moment Gyros for Attitude Control and Energy Storage in Small Satellite Missions,” RTO Emerging and Future Technologies for Space Based Operations Support to NATO Military Operations, 2006, Romania.

    §  ****** , “Uydularda Moment Kontrol Jiroskobu Kümeleri ve Sürücü Yöntemleri ,” HaSeM'06    Kayseri VI. Havacılık Sempozyumu 12-14 Mayıs  2006, Nevşehir, Turkey.

    §  ****** , “A New Steering Law for Redundant Control Moment Gyroscope Clusters,” Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 9, No. 7, pp. 626-634, 2005.

    §  ****** .,Steering Laws for Control Moment Gyro Systems Used in Spacecraft Attitude Control, MS Thesis, Aerospace Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University Libraries, November, 2003, Ankara, Turkey.

     

    Languages

    English:  Fluent (with TOEFL score of 600 in 2003)      Turkish:  Native       Japanese:  Beginner

     

    Computer skılls

    §  Advanced MATLAB-SIMULINK (Control, Optimization, RTW, XPC Target toolboxes), FORTRAN

    §  DOORS (Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System)

    §  STK (Satellite Tool Kit), ORBWIN

    §  Primavera Project Management Software, MS Project, MS Office, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat

     

    REFERENCES

    §  References can be available upon request

     

    Personal Interests

    §  Hobbies and Sports: Latin Dances, Guitar, History of Jazz, Parapsychology, Travelling, Reiki (Level 2), Science Fiction & Fantasy

    §  Clubs and Associations Memberships: AIAA membership, INCOSE System Engineering, KORUSEV (Animal Care Club)


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