CV: PhD candidate, Aerospace Engineering
| Date Submitted:||02-07-2014|
| Last Modified:||14-07-2014 (08:23)|
Summary of Skills and Experiences
Proficient in industry uses of Matlab/Simulink and C/C++ for the purposes of spacecraft controls and simulations.
Four years of academic experience in reearching and developing complex simulations in the field of spacecraft structural and attitude dynamics.
Two years of industry experience in the development and the operation of satellite ground control station, with support for full remote GNC operations.
Two years of co-op based industry experiences in various fields of work, ranging from customer support to software development.
PhD candidate, Aerospace Engineering, UTIAS, Toronto. 2010-present
Thesis: Flexible Dynamics and Attitude Control of A Square Solar Sail
Supervisor: Dr. Christopher J. Damaren
MASc, Aerospace Engineering, UTIAS, Toronto. 2008-2010
Thesis: Design and Development of Generic Nanosatellite Bus Ground Control Software Suite
Supervisor: Dr. Robert R. Zee
BASc, Computer Engineering - Co-operative Program, University of Waterloo, Waterloo. 2003-2008
Research Assistant, Spacecraft Dynamics and Control Laboratory, UTIAS, Toronto. 2010-present
Supervisor: Dr. Christopher J. Damaren
Designed and developed a combined nonlinear finite element method model and attitude control simulation tool in Matlab scripting language and Fortran programming language, with external drivers written in C++.
Created a method for an in-flight control allocation of two-DOF solar sail attitude control vane actuators.
Research Assistant, University of Waterloo, Waterloo. 2007
Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Davison
Emulated several well-known psychological behaviours as a closed-loop control system using Simulink.
Research Assistant, University of Waterloo, Waterloo. 2005
Supervisor: Dr. Miguel F. Anjos
Designed and coded object layout optimization experiments using heuristic methods.
Software Engineer, Space Flight Laboratory, UTIAS, Toronto. 2008-2010
Designed and implemented Generic Nanosatellite Bus Ground Control Software Suite, a ground control software
providing comprehensive control (including full GNC capability) over GNB-type spacecraft, written in C++.
Designed and performed software and hardware validation on GNB flight components.
Operated ground control station to perform maintenance and experiments on CanX-2 and NTS nanosatellites.
Participated and contributed in design and debugging sessions for the satellite’s on-board software.
Software Programmer, Tira Wireless Inc., Toronto. 2006
Tested and debugged third party software for mobile devices using Java-based code conversion tool.
Technical Intern, LG CNS, Seoul. 2001
Scripted XSL templates used in an IBM WebSphere-based document management setup infrastructure.
Teaching Assistant, UTIAS, Toronto. 2012
Course: AER 0506H - Spacecraft Dynamics and Control I
Graded assignments for a graduate-level course on spacecraft kinematics, dynamics and control systems.
Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto, Toronto.
Course: APS 106 - Fundamentals of Computer Programming
Provided tutorial, laboratory, and review sessions to students on introductory-level C++ programming.
Mirue Choi and Chris Damaren. (2015). Atittude Dynamics of a Solar Sail using Geometrically Nonlinear
Elastic Model. Abstract submitted to AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech 2015).
Mirue Choi and Chris Damaren. (2012). Control Allocation of Solar Sail Tip Vanes with Two Degrees
of Freedom using Elliptical Constraints. Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control
Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
Third International Symposium on Solar Sailing, Glasgow, Scotland. 2013
AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Co-located Conferences, Minneapolis, MN. 2012
16thCASI Astronautics Conference, Québec City, QC. 2012
Second International Symposium on Solar Sailing, Brooklyn, NY. 2010
Student Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 2012-present
Junior Member, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. 2012-present
Fluent in English and Korean.
Willing to relocate to any location as needed.
Available upon request.
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