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     Date Submitted:28-05-2014
     Last Modified:28-05-2014 (02:29)
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     Current job:Manager (Operations)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsGround Station, Satellite, Operations, carrier monitoring, VSAT, satellite application
    CV

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    ·     Around seven (07) years experience as research engineer and Ground Station operation & Support engineer with recognized strengths in device/equipments/subsystem maintenance, problem-solving and troubleshooting, satellite controller support, planning/implementing proactive procedures and systems to avoid problems in the first place.

    ·     Possess solid communication (both oral and written) skills.

    ·     Excellent working knowledge of all the operations related to the Geostationary satellite ground station, including ground station operation, maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, frequency/payload monitoring, frequency planning, user management and un-authorize carrier suppression using related software and hardware.

    ·     Ability to train and motivate team members and newcomers.

    ·     A productive and trusted individual and team player.

    ·     Awarded scholarship on merit from SUPARCO for MS in Communication Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

    ·     Final Year Masters project approved and adopted by the Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden for the detection of Hydrogen lines in the Milky Way of our Galaxy.

     

    Synopsis of Achievements

    ·     Successful completion of Master’s Project “Digital Receiver for SALSA” with Onsala Space Observatory, Gothenburg, Sweden.

    ·     Successfully installed, commissioned and smooth operations of Pakistan first communication satellite Paksat-1R ground control station, which includes its TT&C (Telemetry, Tracking and Control), SCC (Satellite Control Centre) and CSM (Carrier Sensing and Monitoring) subsystems.

    ·     Participated in the SATs (Site Acceptance Tests) of the ground station subsystems installed in Ground Station-Karachi.

    ·     Participated in the FATs (Factory Acceptance Tests) of the antenna feeds installed in TT&C and payload monitoring antenna systems conducted in CGWIC, China.

    ·     Annual Excellence Award 2011.

    ·     Proactive planning led to streamline the operations and a notable increase in morale in all sections of the ground station.

    ·     Participation and successful completion of providing end to end solution and implementation of VSAT video and data links during special events.

    ·     Annual Excellence Award 2012.

    ·     Established Video conferencing link between main and backup ground stations.

     

    Employment

    Space and Upper Atmospheric Research Commission (SUPARCO), Karachi, Pakistan

    2012 - Present

    Manager (Devices)

    Key Responsibilities are

    ·     Operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and calibration of the all the Devices / equipments installed in ground station, including TT&C antenna and its RF/IF chain, Payload Monitoring Antennae systems (both C and Ku-band).

    ·     Designing and installation of VSAT networks for live video /data video coverage.

    ·     SOPs related to ground and space segment and daily checklists.

    ·     Preparation and implementation of preventive maintenance plans (monthly/biweekly), ground segment and space segment checklist (daily) and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for trouble free and smooth ground station operations.

    ·     Conduct performance tests for a smoother trouble free operations.

    ·     Coordination with national and international companies for the procurement and fault rectification of ground station equipments.

     

    Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Karachi, Pakistan

    2007 –2012

    Assistant Manager (OTS)

    Key Responsibilities were

    ·     Carrier sensing and monitoring of Paksat.

    ·     Link budget calculation and improvements in Paksat Satellite links using SatMaster Pro

    ·     Design and Development of OMT for C-band Antenna system.

    ·     Design and Development of Combined C-band and Ku-band feeds.

    ·     Site selection for Paksat-1R ground station through EMI testing.

    ·     Site selection for the BST (Bore Sight Tower) for the calibration of the TT&C antenna system.

    ·     Installation, commissioning and acceptance tests of equipments and subsystems of Paksat-1R ground station in Karachi.

     

    Education

    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

    Masters of Science in Communication Engineering

     

    2008-2010

    Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro

    Bachelors of Engineering in Telecommunication Engineering

     

    2003-2006

    Training & Courses

    Wireless Networks (Cellular Networks)

     

    06 Weeks

    Achievements & Awards

     

    1st Al-Khwarzimi Hardware/Software Competition, MUET, Jamshorog

    Got An Overall First Prizes

     

    2004

    Annual Excellence Award

    2011

    Annual Excellence Award

    2012

    Projects Accomplished

    Bachelors Final Year Project

    Wireless Sensor Networks; Application in Smart Civil Structures.

    Masters Project

    Digital Receiver for SALA

    Projects completed During Masters

    v  Baseband equalization.

    v  Acoustic Communication System; Interpolation, Modulation, Demodulation and Decimation.

    v  Noise Cancellation.

    v  Transmission over Band-limited Channels.

    v  Channel coding.

    v  A/D converter for a Bluetooth radio receiver.

    v  Simulation of fading wireless channel.

    v  Design and Simulation of a Communication System over Wireless Fading Channel.

    v  Speech Modeling, Analysis, Synthesis and Compression.

    v  2D Image Compression using Transforms and Sub-band Filters.

    v  Video Compression using Block-Matching Motion Compensation.

    v  Multimedia Communications over IP Networks.

    v  Wavelet Compression of Astronomy Images.

    v  Satellite Uplink and Downlink Budget (ARGO Project)

     

    Internship

    National Telecom Corporation

    (Switching, Data Networks & Transmission sections, 4 weeks)

     

    2006

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