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     Date Submitted:19-11-2013
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     Current job:Electrical Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsControl engineer, test engineer, electrical engineer, software engineer
    CV

    OBJECTIVE

     

    To obtain electrical engineer position at a reputable company/organization and apply my expertise in the fields of test, embedded design and control engineering.

     

     

    EDUCATION

    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.

     

     

    EXPERIENCE

     

    April ‘11, 2011 – Present

    Electrical Engineer

    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.
    -Microprocessors.

    -Circuits I and Circuits II.
    -Computer Organization and Assembly Programming.
    -Microprocessors Lab.
    -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.
    -Visual Basic.NET.
    -Computer Organization.

     

    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.
    -Student counseling.
    -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:

    -Switching Theory.

    -Microprocessors (Intel 8088/8086).

    -Digital Design.

    -Digital Electronics.

    -Supervised a number of senior projects.

     

    Sep '95 -Jun '96

    Lab Instructor

    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.

     

     

     

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

     

    -IEEE member (2004 - Present)
    -IAENG member (2008 - Present)

     

     

    SELECTED ENGINEERING PROJECTS AND RESEARCHES

    • FPGA-based remote controlled thermostat. This project employs the Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGA, 1000K gates to create a digital system that resolves the infra red signals of the SONY RMT-D203A remote control unit. The said unit is used as a remote keypad to insert the pin code and then the temperature setting. A complete VHDL code was developed to realize the system functions. The system was fully built and converted to a PCB unit.
    • MBED- based remote controlled thermostat. This project employs the MBED board which is a tool for rapid prototyping with microcontrollers. It uses the NXP LPC1768 ARM microcontroller. A complete C++ code was developed to resolve the infra red signals of the SONY RMT-D203A remote control unit. The said unit is used as a remote keypad to insert the pin code and then the temperature setting.
    • Neural Network based tracking controller. This project employs a trained neural network to track a target moving in the plane. A Back propagation neural network is implemented via MATLAB code. System testing is done via Simulink building blocks.
    • Fuzzy Logic based tracking controller: This is a re-implantation for the above project using fuzzy logic controllers. System testing is done via Simulink building blocks.
    • Robot Path Planning: This is a three-phase project implemented successfully using MATALAB code. A 6-joint PUMA robot mathematical model is realized using MATLAB code. Robot testing is done through route planning represented by drawing a sine wave on a white board.
    • Robot vehicle tracking system: Lyapunov stability method is employed in this project to design a robot controller. This controller governs a two-wheel robot vehicle in a way that makes the robot tracks a moving target. Robot vehicle receives a radar signal from the target. The controller analyses the signal and gives orders to the robot wheel motors.

     

    • Masters Degree Research. Building a PC interfacing board to connect the personal computer's ISA bus to the CAMAC Parallel Brach Highway bus system. Driver routines and procedures were written in C language. The said routines -that interact with assembly language- are responsible for data flow control and synchronization from/to the CAMAC system. The project was realized as a PCB board.
    • 68HSC12 based remote control signal analyzer: A Remote control signal analyzer to detect/identify SONY RMT-D203A remote control signals. 68HSC12 microcontroller's board is employed. System software is written with 68HCS12 assembly language.

     

    SKILLS

    -LabView programming 2012.

    -LabView FPGA programming 2012.

    -Altium Designer 10.

    -C/C++ programming.

    -Matlab programming and modeling using Simulink.

    -Maple 14.

    -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. 

     

     

    REFERENCES

     

    Dr. Richard Johnston, Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

    Lawrence Technological University

    johnston(at)ltu.edu

     

    Dr. Ka C Cheok, Professor and Chair, Oakland University 

    cheok(at)oakland.edu

     

    Dr. Kevin Daimi, Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science Department

    University of Detroit Mercy

    daimikj(at)udmercy.edu

     

    Dr. Lisa Anneberg, Associate Professor

    Lawrence Technological University

    anneberg(at)ltu.edu


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