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China’s state-owned fleet operator is making forward-leaning investments in high-throughput satellites and low-Earth-orbit constellations without worrying, at least initially, about whether these projects are backed by sound business plans. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-12-2013
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     Current job:Ground systems engineer (currently ISU student)
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsCFD, process equipment, space mission design, supply chain management, project management
    CV

     Career Objective

    I want to work towards my goal of leading exciting space projects. Presently, I am looking for internships in the area of space transportation and satellite services as a systems engineer or a developer, so as to gain international exposure and broaden my horizons of knowledge.

    Education

     


    09/13-09/14    International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg– MSc Space Studies

    22/06/2013      APICS The Association for Operations Management– CertificationinBasics of Supply Chain Management

    09/07 – 06/11  Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Trivandrum– Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering

    Work Experience

    08/11 – 07/13   Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Sriharikota

    Position  : Ground systems engineer for fluid servicing of launch vehicles at launch pad.

    Responsibilities  :Storage, maintenance and servicing of propellants at the launch pad; technical content preparation and training of semi-skilled employees.

    Projects

    • Design, erection and commissioning of decontamination plant for chemical treatment of liquid stage tanks

    • Realization of mechanical ground support systems for propellant servicing and ground resonance testing of heavy launch vehicle liquid stage

    • Estimation of pressure drop in cryogenic stage tanks due to lateral sloshing.

    Satellite Launches : Part of the launch operations team for the following missions: Indo-French joint venture satellites ‘Megha-Tropiques’ and ‘SARAL’, the CNES satellite SPOT-6, RISAT-1, STRaND-1 and IRNSS 1A.

    02/11 – 06/11    Liquid Propulsion System Centre (ISRO centre), Trivandrum

     Project Title    : Study of Air-core vortex formation during Draining of Liquids from Tanks.

     Position            : Project Intern.

    ResponsibilitiesTo simulatemultiphase flow of a stratified two layer fluid using ANSYS FLUENT code, and validate the CFD results by carrying out suitably designed experiments.

    12/10 - 01/11    Antrix Corp (Department of Space), Bangalore

    Project Title       : Space Commerce in India and the role of ANTRIX.

    Position               : Project Intern 

    Responsibilities : Studying the state of commercial space activities in India, especially the Antrix-Astrium partnership, and the strategies of the Indian space programme for promoting growth of the domestic aerospace industry within the existing regulatory framework.

             08/10 – 12/10   IIST & Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (ISRO centre), Trivandrum

    Project Title   : Design of a manned re-entry vehicle

    Position          : Student

    Responsibilities  : To design a capsule for bringing back two astronauts safely from low earth orbit to earth. Major challenges involved were capsule aerodynamic design, sizing the thermal protection system and the recovery systems, and selecting the life support systems for crew survival.   

    07/10 – 08/10            IdeaResearch Pvt. Ltd, Pune

    Project Title         : Development of a Meshless Local RBF-DQ solver.

    Position                : Summer Intern

    Responsibilities  : To write a code in PYTHON for the full Navier-Stokes equations for compressible flows, based on the meshless numerical method of Radial Basis Functions based Differential Quadrature and compare its accuracy and speed with other established numerical schemes.

    12/09 – 01/10       Liquid Propulsion System Centre (ISRO centre), Trivandrum

    Project Title         : Study of ‘coking’ limit in Semi-cryogenic engines.

     Position                : Project Intern

    Responsibilities  : Coking of RP-1 propellant in the regeneratively cooled jacket around the engine and nozzle was studied by conducting laboratory level hot tests and subsequent chemical analysis of the samples using gas chromatography.

    Special Skills

     

    CFD based analysis, experimental aerodynamics and fluids, NDT of process equipments, Project management (certification underway from PMI), STK (certification underway)

    Languages

     

    English: Proficient, French: Lower intermediate, Hindi: Proficient

    Technical Publications

     

    As Author  : Numerical Studies on the Formation of Gas-core Vortices during Draining from Tanks,International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 40, Issue 1, Jan 2013.

    As Co-author:
    o   Prediction of Gas-core Vortices during Draining of Liquid Propellants from Tanks, accepted for publication in Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technology (Elsevier).

    o  Conceptualization, Design and Layout of Propellant Facilities at a Man-rated Launch Pad,full paper accepted for oral presentation at Ground Based Space Facilities Symposium, Paris, Jun 2013.

    o  A Local Meshless RBF-DQ solver and its Application in CFD, International Journal of Numeric Methods and ApplicationsAugust 2012.

    Achievements

    1. One of the 130 students to get full government assistantship for undergraduate studies. (2007)

    2. Awarded ‘Best Outgoing Student’ in high school on account of academic merit.

    3. Silver medallist in National Science Olympiad.

    4. Awarded merit prize in technical seminar event of ISRO, on the topic ‘Indigenization of Space Technology’ at SDSC, Sriharikota

    IT Skills

     

    Microsoft Office (Proficient)

    MATLAB (Good) & Simulink (Fair)

    ANSYS FLUENT & GAMBIT (Proficient)

    STK (Fair)

    AutoCAD (Proficient)


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