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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:09:46 +0000
With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex argues that it’s joined the small group of companies in this sector of the industry that should be taken seriously. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:45:22 +0000
Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:23:07 +0000
Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:37:02 +0000
Trump administration officials are at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom this week on a mission to sell American aerospace and weapons. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:17:49 +0000
As Astrobotic prepares to compete for NASA lunar payload delivery contracts, the company has signed an agreement with Dynetics for the last major component of its lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:51 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:58:13 +0000
Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:54:04 +0000
Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:39:31 +0000
The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:03:46 +0000
The military wants to apply quantum computing to secure communications and inertial navigation in GPS denied environments. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:43:08 +0000
On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:21:26 +0000
Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:23-03-2015
     Last Modified:21-04-2015 (03:57)
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     Current job:Research Associate
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsRobotics Engineer, Simulation Engineer, Systems Engineer
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    Areas of Expertise

     

    Robotics, Multi-Robot Systems, Autonomous Systems, Physics Simulation, 3D Modelling, System Architecture, GUI, Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM), Computer Vision

     

    Education

     

    01/2008- 09/2014

    Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany

    Succesfully completed a PhD in Computer Science at Jacobs University Bremen.

    PhD Thesis: “Distributive Cooperative 3D Exploration under Range Communication Constraints”

    Advisor: Professor Andreas Birk

    Defended: September 3, 2014.

    09/2005 – 01/2008

    Jacobs University Bremen , Bremen, Germany

    Successfully completed Master of Science in Smart Systems

    Awarded full tuition waiver and stipend for master's program

    Master's Thesis: "Similarity Measures for 3D Range Data"

    09/2002 - 06/2005

    International University Bremen (IUB), Bremen, Germany (Currently Jacobs)

    Successfully completed Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Awarded Merit Scholarship for scholastic achievement by International University Bremen ,

    Bachelor's Thesis-"Motion Planning using Multiple Random Walks"

     

    Research and Practical Experience

     

     

    Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany

    Research Associate at Jacobs University Bremen Robotics Group. projects included

    06/2012- date

    Marine Robotic System of Self Organising Logically Linked Nodes – MORPH (EU-FP7)

    Development of Multi-Robot View Planning Algorithm and Simulation

    01/2014- 12/2014

    Cognitive Autonomous Diving Buddy - CADDY (EU-FP7)

    Tasks include Testing UWSim for diver detection, and 3D reconstruction from underwater images,

    Performing Diver Pose Estimation

    07/2013-11/2013

    SpacebotCup - Deutsches Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

    Part of the core team taking part in German Aerospace Agency (DLR) organised SpacebotCup Competition.

    In charge of robot navigation, exploration and simulation using Gazebo.

    06/2009-06/2012

    Cooperative Cognitive Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles – Co3AUV (EU-FP7)

    Main Developer for design and development of Co3AUV Simulator using open source components,

    Modelling of environments and robots used.

    Development of Multi-Robot Exploration Algorithm and construction of an underwater open frame robot

    11/2008-11/2008

    Studie Robotersimulation - Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung (BWB)

    Modelled the Velodyne Lidar Sensor, the Mustang MKI in the USARSim Simulator for German Federal Office for Defence Technology and Procurement

    02/2006 – 07/2009

    Robocup Rescue

    Part of the University Virtual Robotics Rescue Team.

    Extensive work on System Architecture, Multi-Robot Navigation, Graphical User Interface

    • Awarded Second place in Robocup 2006 in Bremen, Robocup 2007 in Atlanta.

    • First Place in German Open 2008, 2009 in Hannover.

    • Awarded “Best in Class Mapping” in Virtual Rescue Competion at Robocup 2008 in Suzhou.

    01/2003-12/2013

    Teaching Assistant at Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen Germany

    Teaching assistant for various graduate and undergraduate courses such as Advanced Robotics, Cognitive Systems, Autonomous Systems, Mathematics, C++ Programming Lab.

    Tasks included correction of homework, proctoring exams, organising and assisting in Lab sessions.

     

     

    Cadence Design Systems, Munich Germany

    06/2004-08/2004

    Analysing and debugging WCDI implementation, and coming up with major enhancements

     

    Skills

     

    Languages

    English: native speaker

    German: Good Working Knowledge

    Hindi: Fluent in Written and Spoken

    Tamil: Fluent in Spoken

    Platforms

    Linux Operating System, Microsoft Windows

    Programming Languages

    C/C++, MATLAB, Python, Latex, Java, shell script, Visual Basic, PHP, HTML, Javascript, SQL, Perl

    Libraries

    ROS, Bullet, Ogre3d, Boost, Qt, PCL, MoveIt, OpenCV, STL ...

    Tools

    Blender, Gazebo, USARSim, Eclipse, Gimp, git, subversion, [Open, Microsoft] Office, Doxygen, gcc, cmake ...

    Hobbies:

    Cricket, Badminton, Reading, Table Tennis



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