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     Date Submitted:08-05-2015
     Last Modified:10-05-2015 (04:17)
    Job information
     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural design, Thermal Design, AIT, CubeSat Design, System engineering, CAD Engineer, CAE, FEM, FEA, Simulation, Creo, Solidworks, Pro-E, Catia, NX, MATLAB,
    CV

    Summary

     

    Space Technology graduate student and a Mechanical engineer with 5+ years of collective experience in development, analysis, optimization of Electro-mechanical systems.

    ·       Proficient with CAD software (5+ years), FEM/FEA tools (4+ years), PLM/PDM tools (4+ years)

    ·       Expertise in Product engineering, New product development, Manufacturing process selection

    ·       Experience in design, analysis, validation and simulation of space systems and structures

    ·       Excellent application knowledge in DFMA Methodology, FEM/FEA, Stress analysis, Thermal Analysis

    ·       Proven ability to analyse and solve technical problems and to perform design reviews

    ·       Familiarity in working with multi-disciplinary teams, project managing and technical documentation

     

    Software Skills

     

     

    CAD Software

    Simulation Software

    PLM/PDM tools 

    Programming

    Others

      CATIA V5; Creo/Pro-E; Solidworks; NX (Unigraphics)

    NX NASTRAN;  ANSYS; Pro-Mechanica

    Windchill PDMLink; Intralink

    C; C++; Java

    MATLAB; ROS; STK;  MS Office

     

     

    Research Experience (1 year in total)

     

    Research Assistant – Mechanical(HiWi) -- (Aug 2014 - Present)

    University of Würzburg (Dept. of  Aerospace Information Technology), Germany

     

    Activities – Project 1: Attitude Control Simulator

    ·       Developing a Small Satellite Attitude Control Simulator (single axis module mounted on

    spherical air bearing) to test control algorithms for future pico-satellites

    ·       Implementing software controlled movable mass assemblies based on linear actuators accompanied

    with adjustment algorithm to balance the system (especially during solar panel deployment stages)

    ·       Manufactured the structural components with Glass fibre composites and 3D print the structures

    Activities  – Project 2: UWE Pico-satellite

    ·       Designing structures for UWE-4 Cubesat to integrate micro electric propulsion units into the system

    ·       Investigating the thermal behaviour of the satellite using NX Space Systems Thermal and simulate

    the orbital heating with Transient analysis

    ·       Performing structural Analysis  using NX Nastran with static and dynamic load conditions during

    launch to validate the design and implement design optimization based on results

     

    Research Intern –  Robotics and Mechatronics -- (Jul 2013 – Oct 2013)

    DLR (German Aerospace Centre), Munich, Germany

     

    ·       Successfully designed and integrated a head for DLR’s Humanoid Robot TORO

    ·       Analysed the vision subsystem integration to provide the max viewing angle during robot neck movement

    ·       Conducted FEM/FEA on the frame and the outer structure (using Pro-Mechanica) of the Robot’s Head

     

     

    Industry Experience (4 years 11months in total)

     

    Engineer - Product Engineering CAE -- (Jan 2011 – Sep 2012)

    SKF Technologies Limited, Bangalore, India

     

    Activities:

    ·       Coordinated Taper Roller Bearings (TRB) project activities in SKF Technical Centre, India and worked

    in close cooperation with SKF development clusters in Europe (Germany and Sweden)

    ·       Collaborated with multi-disciplinary teams, supported for mechanical system design evaluation and

    suggested optimal design alternatives using CAD and FEA tools

    ·       Developed customized bearing solutions (especially TRB) to meet the customer application requirements

    ·       Performed bearing parameter calculations (e.g. lifetime, load rating, etc.) as well as evaluation and analysis

    ·       Provided technical support for Manufacturing Engineering, Production plan, Application Engineering teams

    ·       Managed Product engineering tasks and design projects, according to SKF Product Development Process

    ·       Used Lean Development tools, Design For Manufacture and Design For Environment processes and tools

    Highlights:

    ·       Improved the overall efficiency of energy efficient Taper Roller bearing by 5 percentage through careful

    design optimization and manufacturing process selection

    ·       Designed a polyamide cage in steering column bearing and performed design optimization through

    FEA analysis to achieve cost effective solution

    ·       Received “Top Achiever” honour for the innovative product ideas proposal and successful completion

    of two projects within decisive deadline during the SKF  performance assessment year 2011

     

    Design Engineer – CAD/CAE -- (Dec 2007 – Jan 2011)

    TATA Consultancy Services, Bangalore, India

     

    Activities :

    ·       Supported product development activities through conceptual, preliminary, and final designs of

    Electromechanical system and components (Encore fuel dispensers, DEF dispensers)

    ·       Designed sheet metal components, Die Casting components and Plastics (Injection moulded)

    ·       Performed reverse engineering on competitor products and implemented Value Engineering

    ·       Performed Engineering Design and creation of CAD models, drawings and Bills of Material (BOMs)

    for components and assemblies creation using Pro/Engineer,  stress analysis on structures and

    sheet metal enclosures using Pro/Mechanica

    ·       Ensured models and drawings are produced to meet internal design standards specified by customer

    ·       Effectively managed projects and priorities with accountability for completion and on time delivery

    ·       Managed production release and implemented engineering design change orders through Windchill PDM

    ·       Documented Best Practices to be followed in future and mentored graduate trainees in CAD design, GD&T

    Highlights :

    ·       “STAR” performer award for excellent project accomplishments in TCS in 2010

    ·       Completed reverse engineering on a dispenser vane pump and performed design optimization to

    improve the overall efficiency of the system by 10 %

    ·       Succeeded in design and implementation of the retractable hose mechanism for the DEF dispenser series

    ·       Won “Offshore Best Team Award” on successful completion of the CIM Panel design

    (Customer Interface Module) as an offshore design team within significant deadline to fulfil the ATEX Regulations 

     

     

    Educational Qualification

     

    MSc in Space Science and Technology  (Double European Master’s Degree) -- (Oct 2012 – Present)

    University of Würzburg, Germany and  Lulea University of Technology, Sweden

     

    •  Spacecraft System Design

    •  Space Dynamics

    •  Spacecraft Environment Interactions

    •  Space Physics

    •  CanSat Design

    •  Electronics in Space

    Master Thesis (ongoing): Design and Development of the cubesat structure to integrate micro electric propulsion units

    onto UWE (University of Würzburg Experimental Satellite) platform

     

    Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering -- (Aug 2003 – May 2007)

    Anna University, Chennai, India

     

    Major: Strength of Materials, Design of Machine Elements, CAD, CAM, Thermal Engineering, Mechatronics

    ·       Awarded “First Class with Distinction” Degree

     

     

    Awards/Grants

     

    ·       Recipient of “Erasmus Grant” (EUR 3,500) for the second year of Master studies 2013-2014

    ·       Second Rank holder in Mechanical Engineering department (2003-2007)

    ·       Recipient of “State Government Award” (plus monetary reward of INR 15,000) for securing

    Third place in final school examination (2003)

     

    Others

     

    Interests:

    Languageproficiency:

     Photography, Travel, Badminton, Football

     English (Fluent),

    German (Intermediate – B1+),

    Tamil (Native)



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