Intermediate Member of Technical Staff
MDA Space Missions
December 2010 - June 2012 (1 year 7 months)
- Member of the IBDM (International Berthing and Docking Mechanism) avionics team team.
- Integrated critical Simulink modules to the MDA-developed IBDM simulator.
- Performed testing and validation for the IBDM simulator and control system.
- Coauthored and reviewed documents related to simulator design and functionality.
- Coordinated a series of ground tests with prototype IBDM hardware with QinetiQ NV.
- Developed the test plans and travelled overseas to provide engineering support. Liaised between the test team in Belgium and the MDA team in Canada.
- Processed test data and presented the results in several well-received reports.
- Technical point of contact between the client and MDA.
- Analyzed the kinematics and dynamics of CANADARM 2 using MDA- developed simulation software.
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
October 2008 - November 2010 (2 years 1 months)
- Developed an electrodynamic satellite propulsion and attitude control device.
- Designed and evaluated a control scheme to maneuver a spacecraft equipped with orthogonal electrodynamic booms.
- Designed and evaluated control schemes to control the attitude of a satellite equipped with orthogonal electrodynamic booms.
- Developed a new concept for lunar cargo transport using linked cargo modules.
Graduate Research Assistant
September 2001 - September 2008 (7 years 1 month)
- Analyzed the dynamics of large flexible satellites located near Lagrangian points.
- Investigated the dynamics of variable length tethered system stationed near Lagrangian points. Designed tether length law to control the tether motions.
January 2002 - April 2008 (6 years 4 months)
- Teaching assistant for four undergraduate and graduate level courses, including Mechanics 2 (MECH 220), Mechanics 3 (MECH 315), Spacecraft Dynamics (MECH 542), and Mechanical Laboratory (MECH 362).
- Led tutorial sessions, graded class assignments, and supervised lab experiments.
Ph.D., McGill University, Mechanical Engineering, 2003 - 2008
M.Eng, McGill University, Mechanical Engineering, 2001 - 2003
B.Eng (Honors), McGill University, Mechanical Engineering, 1996 - 2001
Technical: Orbital Mechanics, Attitude Dynamics, Modeling and Simulation, Flexible Body Dynamics, Vibrations, Control System Design, Tether Dynamics.
Courses Taken: Advanced Dynamics, Finite Element Method, Optimization, Heat Transfer, Linear and Nonlinear Control System, Fluid Mechanics.
Software: Matlab, Simulink, MS Office, Maple.
Communication: Presented research results at six international conferences. Led tutorial sessions for undergraduate level classes. Taught beginner level fencing for McGill Athletics.
Engineer-in-Training (EIT) with Professional Engineers Ontario.
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (2008-2010)
First prize, Student Paper Competition (Ph.D. Category), 11th International Space Conference of Pacific Basin Societies (2007)
McGill Graduate Student Fellowship (2006)
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