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Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months. SpaceNews.com
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Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. SpaceNews.com
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Wilson suggested her proposal is only the opening salvo. “I expect there will be a lot of discussion about how to implement the president’s vision.” SpaceNews.com
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Melanie Stricklan, Slingshot Aerospace: “We see a big need for SSA solutions, not just in the military but also in academia and in satellite owners and operators." SpaceNews.com
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Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s Space Force proposal dropped on the first day of the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber symposium, and it took the community by storm. SpaceNews.com
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The Air Force’s advocacy group, the Air Force Association, is taking off the gloves and pointedly voicing opposition to separating space out of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:12:29 +0000
Three months after its inaugural meeting, the advisory group supporting the National Space Council is working to organize itself and identify topics for study while preparing for its next full meeting. SpaceNews.com
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AFA: "Standing up a separate space bureaucracy amplifies the problem by driving more money to a headquarters function, not space operations. " SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX announced Sept. 17 that a Japanese billionaire will be paying an undisclosed but significant sum to buy a flight of the company’s next-generation rocket for a flight around the moon carrying a group of artists. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:00:54 +0000
Airline customers are well aware of the financial troubles plaguing satellite-enabled inflight connectivity providers. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:18:08 +0000
Shotwell: “Failure is bad. But failure while you’re trying and you’re testing is not terrible. You’re learning from it.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:25:27 +0000
Ten years after then-U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne called for maximizing use of secondary payload adapters to launch small satellites on large rockets, the Air Force, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together to make that happen. SpaceNews.com
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As the military sometimes must operate in contested environments, they will need more resilient communications system to overcome any intentional interference. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:39:33 +0000
Satellite operators Yahsat of the United Arab Emirates, Brazil's Star One and Bermuda-based ABS are moving into new markets in Latin America and around the world, according to speakers at the World Satellite Business Week conference here Sept. 10. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:09:14 +0000
The launch, India’ first in five months, highlighted the United Kingdom’s desire to bolster trade with India as well as India’s desire to further commercialize production of the PLSV, a rocket often used for smallsat missions. 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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