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     Date Submitted:11-12-2012
     Last Modified:28-06-2019 (06:56)
    Job information
     Current job:Post-Doctoral Research Associate
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywords• Space System Design Synthesis • Multidisciplinary Systems Sizing • System Engineering • Technology Assessment & Evaluation • Strategic Forecasting • Space Access Systems • System-level Trade Studies • Analytical, Numerical & Empi
    CV

    Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering

    DOB:  20 March’ 1988


    PERSONAL STATEMENT

    “I am a multi-disciplinary aerospace systems engineer with over five years of experience in system design synthesis, technology assessment, and strategic forecasting applications in commercial and academic projects.

    Currently looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and innovate with the aerospace and defence industry leaders.


    SUMMARY

    Proficient understanding and experience in aerospace systems design, multidisciplinary R&D decision-making, and strategic forecasting.

    Demonstrated experience in technology evaluation, assessment and strategic forecasting projects for aerospace industry (Airbus), and advanced research environments (the US Air Force Research Laboratory).

    Succefully applied systems engineering processes (from requirements definition to solution architecture and system concepts development) across product life cycle simulation projects in product development, process development and software development applications.

    Innovated a prototype generic design process for space systems synthesis integration across product life-cycle stages and system hierarchy with application towards technology, concept, and business feasibility.

    Applied and advanced a state-of-the-art proprietary design synthesis software (AVDDBMS – proven and applied in projects for the US Air Force, NASA and other industry leaders) for space access systems design.


    COMPETENCIES

    •  Space System Design Synthesis  •  Multidisciplinary Systems Sizing  •  System Engineering  •  Product Development   •  System-level Trade Studies  •  Analytical, Numerical & Empirical Methods Modeling  •  Design Solution Space  •  Feasibility Studies  •  Technology Assessment & Forecasting  •  Strategic Planning  •  Project Management   •  Team Management   •  Technical Writing


    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Post Doctoral Research Associate ( July 2018 – Sept 2018 )
    Aerospace Vehicle Design (AVD) Laboratory, UTA
    (Arlington, TX, USA)

    Strategic technology forecasting roadmap development for the US Air Force (AFRL Office of Scientific Research).

    Coordinated and led a team of six researchers in successfully developing and executing the research solution strategy.

    Developed a capability-driven parametric process to recommend critical science and technology areas development strategy to the USAF.

    Product Development and Technology Consultant ( December 2017 – June 2018 )
    Airborne Innovation LLC (Drone Tech Startup)
    (Arlington, TX, USA)

    Technology review and market exploration to support a local start-up in targeting the most profitable business case scenarios.

    Product development & interface technology integration (LIDAR, air sampling sensors etc) with a standard commercial drone platform.

    Reviews and tests to identify best-practice systems solutions for establishing technical & commercial feasibility of surveillance and mapping applications.

    Senior Researcher ( January 2012 – December 2017 )
    Aerospace Vehicle Design (AVD) Services LLC. / AVD Laboratory, UTA
    (Arlington, TX, USA)

    Worked at a leading academic and commercial aerospace research facility on internal design studies, research contracts (for Airbus Helicopters, US Air Force-AFRL), and grant solicitations (for DARPA, AFRL contracts).

    Designed more than 1200 unique Lifting Reentry Vehicle and more than 1100 Vertical Takeoff Horizontal Landing vehicle concepts for LEO based missions – design solution space development, exploration, and optimal design selection.

    Created prototype systems simulation models and executed system-level trade studies for conceptual design of aircraft and space system.

    Developed parametric disciplinary-analysis-methods (for geometry modeling, aerodynamics, propulsion, thermal analysis, weight estimates, cost, trajectory simulation, mission analysis et al.) and multidisciplinary-integration-processes for flight vehicles design application.

    Applied systems engineering processes from requirements definition to solution architecture and system concepts development for process.

    Created and published original research content in several professional conferences, industrial and academic reports, posters and articles.

    Graduate Teaching Assistant ( June 2012 – May 2017 )
    University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept.
    (Arlington, TX, USA)

    Directed and managed aerospace capstone design projects for reverse engineering and design derivatives of legacy and current aerospace vehicles design for 6 semesters (X-15, U-2, Supersonic Business Jet, SpaceX Falcon-9 etc.).

    Project management of aerospace senior class design teams from planning project guidelines through final deliverable.

    Taught coursework and planned laboratory schedules for junior and senior courses (vehicle design, aerodynamics, controls and structures) in aerospace engineering department.


    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA
    Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering (BS to Ph.D. Track),
    3.7 GPA ( June 2011 – August 2017 )

    Ph.D. Dissertation: “SPACE ACCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Synthesis Methodology Development for Conceptual Design of Future Space Access Systems”, AVD Laboratory, UTA, August 2017.

     

    Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU), Lucknow, India
    Bachelor of Technology in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation,
    3.6 GPA ( Apr 2006 – Aug 2010 )

    Capstone Project: “Development of a dual surface Persistence of Vision display device employing 8-bit Atmega-32 microcontroller and addressable hierarchy latches", Mar-July 2010, UPTU, India.


    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/REPORTS 

    Industry Reports

    Development of a Space Launch & In-Space Strategic Transportation Roadmap for Defensible Space-2030”, Technical Report AVD-03-2018, Prepared by AVD Laboratory under Award No. FA9550-18-1-0304 for the US Air Force, AFRL Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, Texas, September 2018.

    "Assessment of the AVX Aircraft Company Patented Coaxial Rotor Dual Ducted Fan Concept," Technical Report AVD 2014-03-25, Prepared by AVD Services LLC for the Strategy Department of Airbus Helicopters, Grand Prairie, Texas, March 2014.

    Selected Publications (12 total conference proceedings and posters, 2 Journal articles under review)

    Rana, L., McCall, T., Haley, J., Gonzalez, L., Omoragbon, A., Oza, A., & Chudoba, B.,” A Paradigm-Shift in Aerospace Vehicle Design Synthesis and Technology Forecasting”, AIAA Space Forum SPACE2018, Sep 2018, Orlando, FL.

    Rana, L., McCall, T. and Chudoba, B., "Parametric Sizing of Boeing's Legacy X-20 Dyna-Soar to Gain Program Architectural Understanding of Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser," AIAA 2017-5355, AIAA Space Forum, Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida, 12-14 September 2017.

    Rana, L., McCall, T., Haley, J. and Chudoba, B., "Conceptual Design Synthesis of Orbital Lifting Reentry Vehicles Based on Generic Wing-Body Configuration," AIAA 2017-5356, AIAA Space Forum SPACE2017, Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida, 12-14 September 2017.

    Rana, L., McCall, T., Haley, J. and Chudoba, B., "A Parametric Sizing Study on the Effects of Configuration Geometry on a Lifting-Body Reentry Vehicle," AIAA 2017-5127, AIAA Space Forum SPACE2017, Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida, 12-14 September 2017.

    Rana, L. & Chudoba, B., "Design Evolution and AHP-based Historiography of Lifting Reentry Vehicle Space Programs", AIAA 2016-5319, AIAA Space Forum SPACE2016, Sept 13-16, 2016, Long Beach, CA.

    McCall, T., Seyed Alavi, K., Rana, L., & Chudoba, B., “Artificial Intelligent Research Assistant for Aerospace Design Synthesis - Solution Logic”, AIAA Space Forum SPACE2018, Sep 2018, Orlando, FL.


    SOFTWARE SKILLS

    Programming Languages:
    Matlab / Simulink [•••••]  |  Python [•••••].

    Multidisciplinary Design Platforms:
    DBMS (AVD proprietary) [•••••]  |  AVDS (AVD Proprietary) [•••••]  |  Open Rocket [•••••].

    Disciplinary Tools:
    Aerodynamics (DATCOM, Fluent) •••••]  |  
    CAD (Solidworks, Ansys, NASA OpenVSP) [•••••]  |
    Propulsion (NPSS, ROCKSIM) [•••••].

    Data Handling & Management:
    MS Access (VBA, macros) •••••]  |  MS Excel (VBA, macros) [•••••]  |  MS OneNote [•••••].

    System Engineering:
    IBM DOORS •••••]  |  Papyrus[•••••].

    Project Management:
    MS Project•••••].

    Vector Graphics:
    Adobe Illustrator [•••••]  |  MS Visio [•••••].

    Documentation:
    MS Office •••••]  |  Latex [•••••]  |  Jabref [•••••].


    PERSONAL SKILLS

    Proficient team-player with demonstrated leadership skills in multidisciplinary team environments.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience in technical report and grant proposal documentation.

    Strategic Thinking – ability to make strategic judgments related to quality planning and organizational aspects with high attention to detail.


    AWARDS & HONORS

    Winner of Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, Summer, 2017, UT Arlington.

    Winner of iEngage Mentoring Program (twice), Office of Graduate Studies, May 2016 and May 2014, UT Arlington.

    Winner of Graduate School In-state Tuition Scholarship, MAE Department, September 2014, UT Arlington.

    Winner of Technical Paper Presentation, TechnoSky09, Inter College Technical Competition, Feb 2009, UPTU, Gr. Noida, India.


    MEMBERSHIPS

    AIAA Young Professionals Technical Committee, Member, Dec 2016 – Current.

    Space Global Advisory Council (SGAC), Commercial Space Group, Research Group Member, Aug 2016 – Current.

    Space Global Advisory Council (SGAC), Space Exploration Project Group, Team Member, Mar 2017 – Current.

    AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee, Member, Nov 2014 – May 2016.


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