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     Date Submitted:02-07-2014
     Last Modified:14-07-2014 (08:23)
    Job information
     Current job:PhD candidate, Aerospace Engineering
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGround control system Ground control operator Structural dynamics Control systems Computer engineer Software programmer
    CV

    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.
     
     
    Education
     
    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 Experience
     
    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.
     
     
    Professional Experience
     
    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 Experience
     
    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.
     
     
    Publications
     
    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.
     
     
    Conferences Attended
     
    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
     
     
    Memberships
     
    Student Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 2012-present
    Junior Member, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. 2012-present
     
     
    Languages
     
    Fluent in English and Korean.
     
     
    Others
     
    Willing to relocate to any location as needed.
     
     
    References
     
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