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     Date Submitted:27-08-2012
     Last Modified:28-08-2012 (07:17)
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     Current job:NOC operator, Satellite system integrator
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:,
     KeywordsI have successfully carried out a design on Tier 3 data centre network design and used SDK to integrate it to internet. carried out link budget analysis and related it to BER, Eb/No, C/No ect. I successfully had up to 6 years experience in NOC, VSAT inst
    CV

    Objective

    To hold paramount the actualization of an organization’s goals through teamwork, humility, punctuality and commitment. To be able to achieve success in the development of your organization through the application of my skills and to attain a high level of professionalism in discharge of my duties within and outside your organization.

    Employment

    February 2009 till Date--            National Center for Remote Sensing, Nigeria.

                                                           Rizek Village, Jos East L.G.A. after

                                                           Lamingo Gulf Club, Jos,

                                                           Plateau State.

     

    September 2006­­—October 2008       DCC Satellite and Networks Ltd.

                                                               Network Operations Centre (NOC),

                                                               Block 54A, Off Adebayo Doherty Way,

                                                               Off Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase 1

                                                               Lagos.

                                               

     

    March 2007—February 2008          National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)

                                                             DCC satellites & Networks,

                                                             11a Igbodo street, Old GRA Portharcourt,

                                                             Rivers state, Nigeria.

    Work experience

      

     National Center for Remote Sensing, Jos

    ·         Installation and troubleshooting of 1.2 and 2.4 meter diameter ground receiving stations on polar orbiting satellites.

    ·         Downloading of Satellite Images from MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) Using MODIS receiving Station through LINUX RED-HAT (CENTOS) Operating System EOS-FES.

    ·          Downloading of satellite images from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric administration) using Alice Sc Receiving Station through Scan Receive software.

    ·         Cataloging and Archiving of the downloaded satellite image using Scan-Magic software.

    ·            Creation of mission planning to know the name of satellite, time and date at which it is passing a given horizon using two line elements (TLE) algorithm.

    ·         Troubleshooting of wired and wireless LAN and computer accessories in the centre (NCRS).

    ·         Carrying out maintenance capabilities on the ground receiving stations remotely from the vendors and physically at the stations especially the issue of power  surge and software upgrading and troubleshooting ETC

     

     

    DCC Satellite and Networks Ltd

    • Service performance monitoring of all clients and networks via the NMS server in the NOC.
    • Monitoring signal strength of remote terminals (VSAT) and implementing cross-polarization interference cancelling techniques via the spectrum analyser in the NOC.
    • Cancelling out the effects of poor weather conditions on the KU-band network via the DVB modulator controller.
    • Frequency and bandwidth allocation to sites on the C-band platform via               the NMS server in the NOC.
    • Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of satellite modems and RF equipment:,Gilat Skyedge and Gilat Skystar modems, Gilat ODUs, Hughes DW600 modems, Codan SSPAs and converters, LNAs, ITS-DVB,Wilan Microwave radios,etc.
    • Deployment and maintenance of broadband satellite links (VSAT networks) for corporate organizations such as Oceanic Bank, Diamond Bank, Oando, PZ, NBC Plc,etc
    • Microwave Radio installation ,optimization and maintenance
    • RF planning and analysis of upcoming integral sites known as nodal sites. Antenna installation, alignment and optimization, etc

          Management Support Services,

         .

                   SYSTEMS ENGINEER

         Computer Maintenance/ Repairs ,Networking and Consultancy

    • Local area networking
    • System assembly, installation, etc.

     

       

     

    Projects Handled

     

     

       Design of Tier 3 Data Centre and integration to the Internet via NigComSat 1R Satellite; Project carried out based on Cisco Tier 3 model design which was integrated through the communication satellite using STK as link budget analysis was carried out for link performance in satisfaction of Masters of science in Satellite Communications & Space systems at University of Sussex, UK.

     

    Integration of wired and wireless network in the Department of Electronic Engineering UNN (University of Nigeria Nsukka). August 2006. This was a project handled in satisfaction of B Engr. in Electronic Engineering.

     

    Simulation of satellite link from a remote PC in a station (VSAT) through the satellite to a destination (VSAT) PC using ns2 software tool. This was a project carried out on personal basis during ns2 training at Sussex University.

     

    Investigation by simulation the basic principles and performance of different digital communication techniques for wireless and mobile communications systems by acquiring  basic knowledge and understanding of channel coding, modulation, spread spectrum and multiple access techniques – study their performance in different communication environment including AWGN and fading channels.

     

    National Weather Information System:  This project aims at using the satellite data downloaded from MODIS and NOAA to monitor weather, calculate Sea-Surface Temperature, Land Surface Temperature, Cloud Cover, Emissivity, Cloud top height, Water Albedo, water temperature etc. using SCAN MAGIC GIS software.

      

    Trainings

     

     

       

    ·         May 2012: Training on DCUFD Course. A course on Data Centre Unified design which tailored the data centre design from start to test-running and final 2/7 operation. 

    ·         October 2011 to January 2011, Training on the use of MATLAB on simulation of fading channel, spread spectrum, MQAM, MPSK, etc

    ·         The use of STK software for satellites link simulation.

    ·         May 2009        Training on the use of ILWIS (Integrated Land and Water Information System), ERDAS imagine software. These are one the GIS software used in Remote sensing analysis.

    ·         Nov 2005           VSAT training for installations, Maintenance and repairs of

    VSAT network equipments

    ·         March 2004               Network integration training for the installation and                configuration of network devices, e.g. Cisco routers and switches.

    ·         July 2007 - General HSE training.

    ·         August 2008-Computer Aided design Using AUTOCAD.

    Qualities

     

    ·         Good interpersonal relationship.

    ·         Result-oriented, work under pressure and welcome challenges.

     

    Education

       

      2011- 2012

    jMsc in Satellite communications & Space systems; Sussex University, UK.

     

    2000-2006

    B.Eng (Second class honour, Upper division), Electronic Engineering, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka. Enugu State.

      

        1993-1999 

    S.S.C.E (Senior School Certificate Of Education), special science school ukehe, Igbo EtitiLGA, Enugu State, Nigeria.

     

     1986-1992

     Union Primary school Nsukka, Nsukka LGA, Enugu State, Nigeria.

     

     

    Date of Birth

       10th April 1981 

    Sex

        Male

    Marital Status

         Single

    State of Origin

        Enugu, Nigeria.

     

    Hobbies

        Reading journals, traveling, reading on communications and watching football.

    References

    Dr.Ibrahim Yakubu                            National Centre for Remote  Sensing,

     Tudunwada                                       Plateau State, Nigeria

    Chief Scientific Officer.                    E-mail; iyakuba(at)yahoo.com

     

    Engr Okechi Osuagwu         DCC Satellites & Networks Limited.

                                                 Block 54A, Plot 10, Off Adebayo Doherty Road ,

                                             Road 14 Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

                                                  E-mail: elbounnezoy(at)yahoo.com

     

    Prof Chris Chatwin       Faculty of Engineering,

                                           Department of Informatics,

                                           Sussex University.

                                           E-mail; C.R.Chatwin(at)sussex.ac.uk


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