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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:52:56 +0000
Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James: "The Air Force and the DoD have to come up with something to back up what the president said.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:57:18 +0000
China has lowered the orbit of its Tiangong-2 space lab, likely in preparation for deorbiting the orbital facility and thus averting a similar scenario to the uncontrolled re-entry of Tiangong-1 earlier this year. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:13:10 +0000
Those who loathe or love a Space Force “separate but equal” to the Air Force must think and act decisively and quickly. Regardless of whether the Space Force actually materializes, deliberation alone could finally spring us into action to deal with the looming threat of space Pearl Harbor. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:12:05 +0000
An advisory group dubbed the “think tank” for the National Space Council formally kicked off its work June 19 with a broad but vague mandate to study space policy issues. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:08:21 +0000
Fleet operators SES and Intelsat asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to extend the deadline for their customers to register C-band dishes before the commission decides on the band’s future use. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:08 +0000
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:45:44 +0000
A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:35:34 +0000
Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important for the nation’s psyche.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:23-03-2015
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     Current job:Research Associate
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     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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