To obtain electrical engineer position at a reputable company/organization and apply my expertise in the fields of test, embedded design and control engineering.
Apr '09 Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Accumulative GPA: 3.87
Dissertation: Euclidean Adaptive Resonance Theory with Application to Nonlinear and Adaptive Control Systems.
Mar '95 Master of Science, Nuclear Engineering
Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq
Accumulative average: 80.904%
Thesis: General Purpose Setup Using Personal Computer Interface to CAMAC Parallel Branch Highway.
May '92 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq
Accumulative average: 75.900%
Ranked 10 in a class of 121 students.
Graduation Project: Modem Analysis.
April ‘11, 2011 – Present
Beaver Aerospace and Defense. A PSI company.
- Designing, programming, and hardware implementation of servo control systems.
- Designing circuit boards for aerospace and defense applications.
- Converting the design into schematics and PCB boards after doing testing and circuit analysis using Altium software package.
- Designing testing panels using LabView software package.
- Troubleshooting existing systems and suggesting solutions for the common problems in order to improve operation.
- Product testing and release of electrical designs into the engineering system, update design as changes are made and communicate change to customer.
- Reviewing customer documents and requirements, and translate them into software design.
- Reviewing customer documents and requirements, and translate them into electrical designs.
- Data mining and malfunction analysis for failing products and finding solutions for potential design problems.
Selected projects performed:
- Cool Runner II CPLD (Xilinx) and Arduino Mega2560-based three phase DLDC motor closed loop control system (R&D project).
- Bell 429 Helicopter landing gear actuators DAQ Control Board hardware design.
- Bell 429 Helicopter landing gear actuators V/I Sense Board hardware design.
- Bell 429 Helicopter landing gear actuators Relay Board hardware design.
- Bell 429 Helicopter main landing gear actuator ATP test software.
- Bell 429 Helicopter nose landing gear actuator ATP test software.
- Bell 429 Helicopter main landing gear actuator Endurance/Fatigue test software.
- Bell 429 Helicopter nose landing gear actuator Endurance/Fatigue test software.
- Bell 429 Helicopter landing gear actuator canopy cockpit unit (CCP) test software.
- Bell 429 Helicopter main/nose landing gear actuator Endurance test software for thermal chamber.
- Socata/Daher TBM850separation of particles door actuator ATP and Endurance test software.
- Aurora Flight Sciences servo control system. Hardware/software design and implementation.
- Lockheed Martin sniper pod system. Endurance, ATP, and QTP test software.
- Honda Aircraft elevator, aileron, and rudder trim actuators. ATP test software.
- Honda Aircraft elevator, aileron, and rudder trim actuators. Qual test software.
- Erickson Helicopter testing boards analysis and troubleshooting.
- Piper Aircraft worm gear testing system (Hardware/Software design and Servo Star 300 system configuration).
- R&D study on commercial motors and their use in aerospace actuator industry.
- Microprocessor based protection systems for endurance testing units.
- Updating and correcting PCB circuits for Honda Aircraft project using Altium 10.
- Lockheed Martin EDS system using Copley Xenus R10-230-40 servo amplifiers.
- Design and implantation of General Calibration software.
- Extensive calibration and test stands troubleshooting work.
May '02 - Present
Adjunct Faculty Memeber
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Teach the following classes and labs
-Advanced Digital Electronics.
-Advanced Computer Applications.
-Circuits I and Circuits II.
-Computer Organization and Assembly Programming.
-Circuits I and Circuits II Lab.
-Advanced Digital Electronics Lab.
-Supervise Graduation Projects
Sep '03 - Sep '06
Adjunct Faculty Member
Central Michigan University, Southfield, MI
Taught the following classes:
-Data Communication and Computer Networks.
Sep '02 - Dec '05
Adjunct Faculty Member
University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI
Taught a number of Math classes
Jan '01 - Nov '01
Diploma Course Manager
Al-Khawarizmi Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
-Directed and supervised the diploma section.
-Taught a number of computer science classes like C programming language, program design, and computer hardware.
Sep '99 - Nov '00
Frist Instrumentation Specialist
Azzawiya Oil Refining Company, Zawiya, Libya
-Reviewed the specifications of the refinery instruments.
-Maintained the control boards of the gasoline production unit.
-Solved the problems of the governors of the power generating units.
-Solved the starting unit problems of the fire fighting systems
- Maintained the schematics imaging system.
Nov '96 -Sep '99
Full Time Faculty Member
The Seventh of April University, Sabratha, Libya
Taught the following classes:
-Microprocessors (Intel 8088/8086).
-Supervised a number of senior projects.
Sep '95 -Jun '96
University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Supervised the communication lab and graded reports and tests.
LIST OF SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- R. Kenaya and A. Alghamdi, “FPGA Based Remote Controlled Thermostat,” IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2010. Indianapolis, IN, May 2012.
- A. Alghamdi, R. Kenaya, “FPGA Based IR Code Recognizer,” WSEAS International Conference on Applied Mathematics in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Harvard, Cambridge, USA January, 2012.
-R. Kenaya and K. Cheok, "Back Propagation Neural Controller for a Two-Drive Robot Vehicle," World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, San Francisco, California, October 2010.
-R. Kenaya, "Fuzzy Controllers for Electrical Power Steering Systems," World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, San Francisco, California, October 2010.
-R. Kenaya, "Neural controllers for Electrical Power Steering Systems," IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2010. Normal, Illinois, 2010.
-R. Kenaya and K. Cheok, "Euclidean ART Neural Networks," World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science Proceedings, pp. 963-968, San Francisco, California October 2008.
-R. Kenaya and K. Cheok, "Fuzzy ARTMAP Based Target Tracking Control System," World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science Proceedings, pp. 980-985, San Francisco, California, October 2008.
-R. Kenaya and K. Cheok, "Euclidean ARTMAP Based Target Tracking Control System," IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2008. Ames, Iowa, 2008.
-K. Cheok and R. Kenaya, "Lyapunov Stability Method for Model Reference Adaptive Control (MRAC) of a Two-Drive Robot Vehicle," (pending).
-R. Kenaya and K. Cheok, "EARTMAP Controller for a Two-Drive Vehicle Based on Lyapunov MRAC Data," (pending).
-R. Kenaya, "Euclidean ART and Fuzzy ART Algorithms," (pending)
-R. Kenaya, "EARMAP Based Pattern Recognition Systems," (under research).
HONORS and AWARDS
-Technical Program Committee Member/Paper reviewer.International Conference on Consumer Electronics, Communications and Networks (CECNet), Xianning, Hubei China.
-Session chair, paper reviewer, and evaluator, International Conference on Soft
Computing and Applications, San Francisco, CA.
-Best student paper award of International Conference on Soft Computing and
Applications, San Francisco, CA, USA.
-Certificate of merit for outstanding academic achievement, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Oakland University, 2006.
-IEEE member (2004 - Present)
-IAENG member (2008 - Present)
SELECTED ENGINEERING PROJECTS AND RESEARCHES
-LabView programming 2012.
-LabView FPGA programming 2012.
-Altium Designer 10.
-Matlab programming and modeling using Simulink.
-Visual Basic.Net programming.
-Microcap 10 analog/digital circuit design, drawing, and simulation software.
-Multisim 10 analog/digital circuit design, drawing, and simulation software.
-68HCS12 assembly programming.
-Intel 80x86 assembly programming.
-MC68000 assembly programming.
-VHDL descriptive language and Xilinx FPGA applications.
-PDP11 assembly language.
-Wide range of experience in digital systems and state machine analysis, design and applications.
-Wide range of experience in embedded systems analysis and design.
Dr. Richard Johnston, Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Lawrence Technological University
Dr. Ka C Cheok, Professor and Chair, Oakland University
Dr. Kevin Daimi, Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science Department
University of Detroit Mercy
Dr. Lisa Anneberg, Associate Professor
Lawrence Technological University
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