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     Date Submitted:01-01-2014
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     Current job:Divisional Head
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     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     Keywords12 years experience in the design & development of Telemetry packages for sounding rockets. 18 years experience in the design and development of Harnessing, Electrical power system and also worked on the attitude control system. Furthermore worked partici
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    PROFILE

    A qualified, experienced and skilled Satellite Engineering Professional, with extensive knowledge of the principles and development of communication satellites, coupled with valuable project management experience. Over the years, worked on diversified projects and positions and proved to be a best team player and team leader. Maintained focus on achieving bottom line results to meet a diversity of needs. Good repute of delivering scale and mission critical projects on time. Team based management style and good communication skills, currently working as Advisor to the Director of Satellite Control Facility of Paksat-1R communication satellite.

     

    EDUCATION

     

    • Post Graduate Diploma in Avionics from ENSAE SUP’Aero-Toulouse, France (1988-1989).

     

    • B.E. Electronics Engineering from N.E.D University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan (1976-1980).

     

    EXPERIENCE

     

    After joining SUPARCO in December 1981, following is the summary of my experience related to the assignments/projects based on Electronic Instrumentation for Sounding Rocket Test Flights, Communication Engineering and System Design Engineering of Micro-Satellites.

     

    • Divisional Head  GSPM-K           July 2012-Till Date

    Ensuring the continuous functionality and Optimum performance of RF/IF Uplink and Downlink chain that includes Data/video link provision through VSAT links and Routine operation/maintenance, configuration and calibration and troubleshooting of the following equipments:

    • Telemetry, Tracking and Command Subsystem
    • C-Band 13 meter Antenna system
    • 3000 Watt High Power Amplifier
    • Up/Down Convertors
    • Baseband Equipments
    • Data Processing/Data Base Servers
    • Tracking Subsystem
    • Payload Monitoring Earth Stations
    • C-band 9 meter earth station including SSPAs and Modems
    • Ku-band 4.8 meter earth station including SSPAs and Modems
    • Video Conferencing VSAT systems
    • Two C-Band 3.8 meter VSAT earth stations including RFTs
    • Ku-Band 1.8 meter VSAT system with polygon

    Performing following tests periodically to make sure the optimum performance of Antenna structure and RF Link. 

    • Antenna Transmit and Receive Radiation Pattern Test
    • EIRP and G/T evaluation Test
    • VSWR Loss Test
    • Inter-modulation distortion
    • Polarization Isolation Test (Co-pol and Cross-pol separation)
    • Carrier monitoring of authorized customers
    • Unwanted Carrier Detection and Suppression

     

    • Section Head TT&C/SCC           July 2011-June 2012

    During this period posted at Karachi-Ground Station for PakSat-1R communication satellite. Main responsibilities include but not limited to the technical co-ordination with Lahore centre and with Chinese engineers in Beijing, technical supervision to newly trained and fresh engineers on day to day basis.

    • Monitor and control all operational progress, in accordance with the scheduled operations plan, ensuring that safety criteria are respected and that all operations are conducted in accordance with the established procedures.
    • Immediately inform the responsible personnel when an anomaly is detected, in accordance with the established procedures and taking corrective action as necessary.
    • Supervising Shift duties for 24x7 operations
    • Spacecraft Attitude Monitoring
    • Spacecraft Maneuvers preparations
    • Telemetry monitoring
    • Trend analysis of all the subsystem
    • Orbit analysis
    • Schedule maintenances of TT&C and SCC antenna system with its RF/IF chain
    • Preparation of standard operating procedures to undertake routine preventive checks in order to ensure the availability and protection of the system
    • Assist and provide support to team members to aid in the achievement of team targets
    • Maintain a log of all activities undertaken in order to feed into the team activity report

     

    • Deputy Program Manager- PakSat-1R                January 2009- 30th June 2011

    Being Deputy Program Manager for first Pakistan Communication Satellite (PakSat-1R) in Beijing China key responsibilities included technical coordination among subsystems and system teams, contract monitoring, technical supervision, program management and timely completion of following tasks.

    • To ensure compliance of Paksat-1R specifications related to Electrical Power Subsystem, Harness, TC&R and Ground Products at system/ subsystem level as stipulated in the contract.
    • To participate in Mandatory Inspection Points, Mission Readiness Reviews, Test Readiness Reviews and other technical reviews, acceptance tests, in-process manufacturing inspections etc, relevant to the sole responsibility area and to prepare and submit reports and comments accordingly.
    • To prepare comments on Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly Progress Reports, replies of Action Items etc. relevant to the prime area of responsibility received from the contractor and its sub- subcontractors.
    • To participate in the test witnessing of GCS equipment related to Paksat-1R ground control stations.

     


    • GM-Div Head LEO Platform            January 2003- December 2008

    During this period, a challenging task of design and development of first and new ever prototype remote sensing platform was assigned. Supervised and accomplished all the aspects including but not limited to project management, system engineering, resource management and up-grooming of fresh engineers for timely and successful completion of this project. Another assignment during this period was preparation of International bid for Indus Basin Water Telemetry project to monitor and control water regulation and management in Pakistan.

    • Manager-Section Head (AOCS Section)             January 1997- January 2003

    Main responsibilities during this period included project management, cost management and resource management related to Attitude & orbital control subsystem (AOCS) of LEO satellites. Moreover, also contributed towards facility development, human resource development and technical supervision of all projects related to various laboratories of AOCS. To groom and orient the fresh engineers with various aspects of satellite disciplines, formulated a six month course covering system engineering aspects of each subsystem of spacecraft.

    • Manager-Satellite Development Division              December 1992- December 1996

    During this period, supervised design and development of various projects related to Radio Frequency particularly related to UHF receiver and VHF transmitter. Also worked in the capacity of in-charge for second Pakistan experimental Satellite “Badr-B”.

    • Manager –Section Head (Telemetry Lab)         May 1991 – December 1992

    Main responsibilities during this period included project management, cost management and resource management being technical lead. In addition, supervise design and development of various Telemetry projects.

    • Assistant Manager, Telemetry Laboratory         December 1981- May 1991

    Key responsibilities included design and development of Telemetry System for Rockets.  Also contributed towards the design and development of Harness for first experimental satellite of Pakistan, “Badr-A”.

     

    COURSES AND TRAININGS

     

    • Training Program about “PCM as Applied to Telemetry” at Sarasota-Florida, U.S.A.

    This training program was arranged about the usage of PCM system in Telemetry Packages. Using XPRT system purchased from Loral Data Systems, Sarasota-Florida, U.S.A.

    • Training Program “ON-VEHICLE UNIFIED S-BAND TT&C SYSTEM” at Xian Satellite Control Centre (XSCC), CHINA.

    This course was offered by Xian Satellite Control Centre (XSCC), China in 1999 for two months. In this course, experts from various fields imparted their invaluable experience through their lectures on the design, development and operation of TT&C system.

    • Training Program on “ON-VEHICLE UNIFIED S-BAND TT&C STATION “ at Karachi supervised by XSCC Team

    This training was offered by XSCC team at Karachi, Pakistan in 1999 for duration of two months. The training was provided about all TT&C modules, their design philosophy and working. 


    • Feasibility & System Definition Study for Remote Sensing Satellite, Rome-Italy

    In 2005, Feasibility & System Definition Study for Remote Sensing Satellite was conducted for five (05) months.  This program covered the PRSS Program Exploitation, Project Monitoring and Control, Program Development Plan AIV, Risk Analysis, Management Plan and Augmentation /Up-gradation of existing facilities for PRSS.

    • Management Course- Pakistan Institute of Management, Karachi, Pakistan.

    This course was offered to groom managerial skills and update the knowledge about technical management. Attended Management courses for executives in October 2007 conducted by Pakistan Institute of Management, Karachi, Pakistan. Salient features of this course included Project Management, Quality Assurance, Human Resource management and communication skills.

     

    • Training Program on “Know-How Transfer of Technology (KHTT)” at Shenzhou Institute, Beijing, CHINA.

    This training was offered by Shenzhou Institute CAST China at Beijing in 2009. The training was provided about all Satellite sub-systems at unit, sub-system and system level, their design philosophy and working. Trained for six months and later on joined CMT (construction Monitoring Team) for PakSat-1R satellite duration twenty one months.

     

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

     

    • Member of “IEEE”
    • Member Pakistan Engineering Council


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