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SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million in less than a week in order to complete its lander and retain its launch contract. SpaceNews.com
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NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final set of close-up observations of the dwarf planet Ceres. SpaceNews.com
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The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest. SpaceNews.com
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A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
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Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
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Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
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Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:26-07-2013
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     Current job:Research Intern
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsElectronic circuit design, simulation, programming, data analysis, instrumentation, sensing, image processing, Research experience of more than one year
    CV

    Personal profile

     

    Gender:          Female

     

    Nationality :          Indian

     

    Date of Birth:          10th December, 1986

    Educational Qualifications

        Course 

     

    Discipline/

    Specialization

    School/college

    Board/ University

    Years Attended/Appeared

    Marks/

    Grades

     

    Master of Technology

     

    Space Science & Communication

    Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, West Bengal

    University of Calcutta

     

       2009-

       2011

    9.43

    (10 Point Scale)

     

    Bachelor of Technology

    Electronics & Communication Engineering

    Academy of Technology, West Bengal

    West Bengal University of Technology

     

       2005-

       2009

     

    8.63

    (10 Point Scale)

     

     

    Work experience: Research internship at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany, March 2012-July 2013

    Key Features:

    ·         Analysis of modern and old solar image databases obtained from different observatories.

    ·         Processing of images for artifacts, photographic calibration, normalization, correcting digitization errors, image filtering for noisy pattern removal.

    ·         Developing shape detection, pattern recognition algorithms in IDL

    ·         Programming for feature extraction, testing on modern and old images. Validation with standard datasets, correlation studies. Coding and analysis in IDL language.

     

    Thesis & Student projects completed:

    1. Master of Technology Thesis: Long Term Variation of Tropopause Characteristics over the Indian Region and Correlation with Solar Activity and Meteorological Parameters, July 2011

    Key Features  

        ·         Collection and processing of long records of satellite and radiosonde data.

    ·         Extracting atmospheric parameters and mathematical modeling of tropopause characteristics.

    ·         Studying spatiotemporal variations of tropopause characteristics for 33 years.

    ·         Correlation and regression analysis with solar and meteorological parameters in Matlab.

    2. Title:   “A microwave radar based sensing and modeling of rainfall patterns”, August 2010, University of Calcutta, India

    Key Features:

    ·     Analyzing Doppler spectra of hydrometeors obtained from high resolution microwave radar.

    ·     Near real time calibration of data from the 24 GHz FM/CW micro-rain radar.

    ·      Mathematical modeling of vertical radar reflectivity profile.

    ·      Model simulation, data analysis in Matlab

    ·      Estimating precipitation parameters and characteristics from reflectivity measurements.

    3. Title: Maximum power point tracking of photovoltaic modules, January-December 2009

    Key Features:

    ·         Using an artificial (swarm) intelligence based optimization algorithm to maximize power conversion efficiency of a photovoltaic module made of silicon solar cells.

    ·         Matlab/Simulink based modeling of photovoltaic modules.

    ·         Electronic circuit design and experimental setup arrangement for testing the developed algorithm on a photovoltaic module in real time.

    ·         Measurement of power fluctuations, power conversion efficiency, comparison of observed results with simulation.

    4. Title: Noise Sources in long haul IM-DD Fiber Optic Communication Link, March 2009

    Key Features:

    • Analysis of noise contribution from photonic components in a long haul fiber optic communication link.
    • Mathematical modeling of total noise contribution from transmitter laser source, in-line cascaded optical amplifiers and photodetector.
    • Studying different classes of noise-such as relative intensity noise, amplified spontaneous emission noise, shot and thermal noise.

    5.  Bachelor of Technology Thesis“Design and simulation of an optical fiber based coherent communication system”, April, 2009. Academy of Technology, India

    Key Features:

    ·          Design and simulation of an optical fiber based communication system with digital BPSK modulation and coherent detection, in Matlab and Simulink.

    ·         Simulation of attenuation and dispersion effects on digital signal transmission in long haul optical fiber links.

    ·         Measurement and comparison of bit error rate performances of single and multimode fiber links in communication.

    6.Title: Designing a new electronically controlled solar powered baking machine, 2009

    Key features:

    ·         Developing a novel concept of an automatic solar powered baking machine

    ·         Optical sensors and electronic circuits designed for timing and temperature control

    ·         Using mirrors and Fresnel lens to collect solar heat radiation for baking.

    ·         Electronic control circuits powered by photovoltaic modules

    ·         Made from low cost materials & electronic components, economic & eco-friendly design

    Industrial Training

    Title: “Fabrication, Characterization and Measurements of Optical Fiber Parameters and Studies on Fiber Based Passive and Active devices & components.” at the Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Kolkata, India, July, 2008.

    Key features

    ·         Practical works with different types of optical fibers, studying fiber modes, fiber losses, dispersion and scattering in fibers.

    ·         Demonstration of optical fiber fabrication by MCVD process, fiber drawing at the fabrication laboratory.

    ·         Optical fiber characterization, attenuation measurement, refractive index profile measurement and preform analysis.

    ·      Practical work with active and passive fiber components for optical communication systems, like photonic crystal fibers, fiber based laser and amplifiers, fiber Bragg gratings.

    ·      Demonstration of optical fiber based filters, couplers and sensors.

    List of Publications/Conference presentations

    1. “Analysis of Ca II K Images Aiming to Determine Long-term Trends in Solar Irradiance Variability”, Anuradha Kar, Ilaria Ermolli, Natalie A Krivova, Sami K Solanki, European Geosciences Union, 2013, Vienna, Austria.

    2. “Analysis of Historical Ca II K Images for Applications to Solar Irradiance Reconstructions”, Anuradha Kar, Ilaria Ermolli, Natalie A Krivova, Sami K Solanki, Rocks n Stars Conference,  8th -11th October, 2012, Goettingen, Germany.

    3.“Long term variation of tropopause characteristics over India and its relation with solar activity”, Saurabh Das, Anuradha Kar, Shamitaksha Talukdar and Animesh Maitra, 17th National Space Science Symposium, (NSSS – 2012), 14 – 17 February 2012, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

    4.A New Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithm for PV Modules under Partial Shading and Rapidly Varying Illumination”, Anuradha Kar and Asim Kar, IEEE INDICON 18-20th December, 2009, Gujarat, India. Published in IEEE Xplore, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/INDCON.2009.5409472.

    5. “NoiseSources in long haul IM-DD Fiber Optic Communication Link”. Anuradha Kar., Proceedings of the International Conference on Trends in Optics and Photonics (ICONTOP 2009) pp 595-600. March 1-4, 2009, Kolkata.

    6. “Maximum Power Point Tracking Of Solar Photovoltaic Module Under Partial Shading”. Proceedings of the 18th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC18) pp 443-444. Jan 18-23, 2009, Science City Convention Centre, Kolkata.

    7. “New Optimization Technique for Intelligent Systems Using Particle Swarms”. Proceedings of the First Indian Conference on Trends in Modern Engineering Systems pp 51-57. February 23-24, 2008, JIS College of Engineering, India.

    Seminars:

    1. “Analysis of solar calcium K images for irradiance reconstructions”, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany, February 2013

    2. “Solar Control of Lower Tropospheric Phenomena” , Department of Radio Physics & Electronics, University of Calcutta. August 2010

    3.“Silicon Photonics-Concept & Applications”, Academy of Technology, West Bengal, India, 2009

    4. “Multivibrators & their applications in electronic systems”, Academy of Technology, West Bengal, India, 2009.

    5. “Optimization Using Particle Swarms and Applications in Electronics”, National Student Paper Contest, Kolkata, India, 2008.

    Awards & Grants

    I) Awarded grant to travel and attend a seven day winter school at Thessaloniki, Greece, March 2013.

    II) Awarded grant for travel and month-long stay to work on historical solar image databases at the Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Monte Porzio Catone Roma, Italy, May 2012.

    III) Held first class first position in the Master of Technology degree course at the Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, University of Calcutta, 2011.  

    IV) Received a two year fellowship sponsored by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) to pursue Master Degree in Space science & Communication at the Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, University of Calcutta, 2009-2011.

    V) Won the 2nd Position award at the IEEE All India Student Project Contest-2009held at Hyderabad, 8th August 2009. Project Title: “A New Automatic Solar Powered Baking Machine Using Off the Shelf Components”.

    VI) Won the 2nd Position award at the National Student Paper Contest on “New Generation Electronics (2008)” held at Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata.

    Skills & memberships:

    Computer Skills        :      Programming in Matlab, IDL, VHDL, PSpice, C

    Language Skills        :       Fluent in English, TOEFL Score :    117/120  

    Memberships            :       Student member EGU, IEEE, SPIE

     

     

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