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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
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     Date Submitted:04-07-2012
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsIntelligent and team-oriented Aerospace Engineer with a strong educational background and proven talent through numerous notable projects applying extensive mathematical, design and computer knowledge. Expertise with the interpretation of technical engine
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    AEROSPACE ENGINEER
     
    Aerospace | Mechanical | Automotive
     
    Intelligent and team-oriented Aerospace Engineer with a strong educational background and proven talent through numerous notable projects applying extensive mathematical, design and computer knowledge. Expertise with the interpretation of technical engineering specifics and flexible and pro-active support of flight engineering and operational procedures. Able to analyze and strategize from a group perspective and streamline solutions with clarity and enthusiasm.
     
    EDUCATION
     
    Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering | San Jose State University | San Jose, CA (GPA 3.2/4.0) – 2012
    Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering | Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham | Coimbatore, India (GPA 6.8/10) – 2011
     
     
     
    CORE FOCUS
     
    * Computer Aided Design
    * Low Speed Aerodynamics
    * Fluid/Aerodynamics Concepts
    * Finite Element Concepts
    * Mechanical Design/Analysis
    * Solid Mechanics
    * Electric Aircraft Design
    * Finite Element Analysis
    Technology: CAD/ CFD/ Structural Analysis Software (PRO -E, SOLID WORKS, CATIA, GAMBIT/ FLUENT, ESI CFD, HYPERMESH/ABAQUS, MSC NASTRAN/PATRAN); Intermediate Certification in CATIA V5
     
     
    PROJECT EXPERIENCE
     
     
    Analysis of Ballistic Impact on Composite Plates
    Modeled a projectile and composite plate in HYPERMESH. Kevlar 29–epoxy and Kevlar 49–epoxy materials, 2-d shell elements were used for modeling. The edges of the plate were fixed. AK-47 bullet was used as the projectile. The steel bullet was modeled with 2-d solid elements and input with a projectile velocity of 700 m/s. The stress/failure analysis was performed on the composite plate at five different ply orientation angles using the ABAQUS solver
     
    Analysis of Ribs and Spars of an Aircraft Wing
    Ribs and spars of a two-seater general aviation aircraft were designed in CATIA and stress analysis was performed in MSC NASTRAN/PATRAN. The shape of the rib was based on an NACA 0012 airfoil. The rib structure was optimized; cut-outs and flanges were optimized based on the stress analysis results. An I-beam spar was used to provide concentration to key loading points and due to maximum bending resistance to weight ratio
     
    Design, Manufacture and Analysis of a Finite Wing
    A finite wing was constructed with wood out of an NACA 23018 airfoil with no sweep. Wind tunnel tests were performed on the wing at different angles of attack. The results were compared with the CFD results
     
    Design, Manufacture and Analysis of an Aircraft with Maximum Payload Capabilities 
    A model aircraft with maximum payload capabilities was designed and constructed using wood. A surface flow visualization was performed in a low speed wind tunnel with a flow speed of 30 m/s. Flow data was measured using pivot tubes that were set up throughout the surface of the model and compared with the CFD results obtained from GAMBIT/FLUENT 
     
    Sonic Boom Mitigation by Aircraft Nose Cone Modification
    The sonic boom intensities of five different axisymmetric aircraft nose geometries were studied through analytical method and CFD analysis. The nose geometry was modeled using SOLID WORKS. The CFD analysis was performed using ESI CFD to find geometries of lesser deflection angles producing a relatively lesser sonic boom
     
    CFD Analysis of Airflow within the Front Wheel Cavity of Automobiles
    2-d and 3-d flow analyses of front wheel cavity of a car were performed using GAMBIT/FLUENT with a rotating boundary condition specified for the wheel. Results indicated drag produced is proportional to the size of the cavity
     
    Design of a 4-Seat General Aviation Electric Aircraft
    Designed a 4-seat general aviation electric aircraft with a maximum range of 800 Km. The aircraft is powered by an electric power system that comprises of a battery driven electric motor-propeller system. The aircraft has a takeoff weight of 1750 kg, and a cruise speed of 200 km/hr
     
    Design of an Aerial Firefighting Vehicle
    Designed an aerial firefighting vehicle that will replace the fleet of aircraft currently in operation. It is a twin engine amphibious aircraft with a twin tail boom empennage that is designed to carry a payload of 12,500 lbs. This will enable the aircraft to carry 1,200 gallons of water or fire retardant
     
    CFD Analysis of a Subsonic Joined Wing Aircraft
    A joined wing aircraft was modeled in SOLID WORKS. The analysis was performed using ESI CFD in 3 stages; wing tips, wings and interaction between wing and fuselage. The results were obtained to verify increased aerodynamic performance, increased wing structure support, high maneuverability and STOL ability
     
    CAD Design & Analysis Projects – CATIA V5 
    * Harley Davidson wheel design
    * Motorized can crusher – Design, Motion Analysis and Optimization
    * Machine Gun – Design, Motion Analysis, FEA and Optimization

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