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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:09-07-2012
     Last Modified:09-07-2012 (01:58)
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     Current job:Mission Director (retired)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsExperienced in Geostationary satellite Mission Planning and operations.Carried out LEOP operations as Mission Director for several ISRO Missions
    CV

    DATE OF BIRTH :           27-03-1951

     

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION   :           M.Sc. DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS (YEAR 1977) BANGALORE UNIVERSITY

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    ORGANISATION

    DESIGNATION

    FROM

    TO

    I.I.T KANPUR

    COMPUTER PROGRAMMER

    1972

    1975

    INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE BANGALORE

    COMPUTER PROGRAMMER

    1975

    1978

    TATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH BOMBAY

    SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

    1978

    1980

    ISRO

    -        MASTER CONTROL FACILITY HASSAN

    -        ISRO SATEELLITE CETRE BANGALORE

    SCIENTIST

     

     

     

    SCIENTIST

    1980

     

     

     

    1988

     

    1988

     

     

     

    2011

     

    Details of Work Experience at ISRO

     

    SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY

     

    -        Mission planning and operation of INSAT and GSAT series of satellites used for communications.

    -        Responsible for planning and implementation of Flight control procedure for orbit raising operations of INSAT and GSAT series of satellites.

    Mission Director:

    -        Responsible for orbit raising operations of INSAT/GSAT series of satellites.

    -        Complete coordination with launcher agencies for operations and tracking network for smooth conduct of launch operations.

    -        Carrying out all the spacecraft operations from launch till operationalisation and hand over to MCF, HASSAN.

    -        Responsible for carrying out special and contingency recovery operation and providing guidance to MCF personnel for spacecraft operations.

    -        Overall coordination with subsystem engineers- Power, AOCS, and Thermal for implementation of spacecraft operations procedures for on-orbit operations.

    -        Trained spacecraft controllers for spacecraft operations.

    -        Recruitment of entry level engineers.

    -        Lecturer at ISRO induction program.

    SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 

     

    -        Provided software requirements for the development of Real time software for satellite control centre at HASSAN. The software enables multi satellite control to carry out Telemetry, tracking and telecommand activities.

    -        Development of user friendly Interface specification for smooth conduct of satellite operations. This software is being used by a number of engineers for carrying out detailed analysis of satellite parameters.

    -        Leader of the team which conducted the test and evaluation of the satellite control software developed at ISRO satellite centre, Bangalore and implemented at Master Control Facility, Hassan.

    -        Involved in the procurement of Satellite Control Software for  the first generation of INSAT-system from Ford Aerospace,USA (LORAL Corporation).The activity encompassed:

    ·         Requirement Specifications

    ·         Conduct of Periodic Reviews

    ·         Software Test Evaluation

    -        The embedded software requirements and test and evaluation of software after implementation at Bench level were carried out. The embedded software is implemented in the on-board processor for carrying out satellite control activities.

    -        Interaction with users of software at subsystem level and operational staff at Master Control Facility to provide feedback for further enhancement of satellite control software

     

    RETIREMENT GRADE

     

    Retired as scientist –G in the Grade PB-4 of sixth pay commission grade –

    Rs. 37,000 – 67,400 with grade pay of Rs. 10,000/-

    Basic salary - 53,560 + grade pay of Rs. 10,000

          

    REFERENCES

     

    1.      Mr. P.J Bhat, Distinguished scientist/ Deputy Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, E-mail pjbhat(at)isac.gov.in

     

    2.      Mr. N S Hegde, Mission Director and Division Head, Mission planning and analysis division,ISRO satellite centre, Bangalore, E-mail nshegde(at)isac.gov.in

     

    3.      Prof. P.Rajendra Prasad, Professor, CORI, PESIT, Bangalore, E-mail prprasad(at)pes.edu


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