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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:24-06-2015
     Last Modified:24-06-2015 (09:35)
    Job information
     Current job:PhD Student
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsSystems Engineer, Software Defined Radios (SDRs), FPGA, VHDL, MATLAB, C/C++, Embedded Systems, PCB Designing, Linux
    CV

    Academic Qualification

     

    Currently pursuing my PhD at University of  Surrey                         Expected Date of Completion Sep’2015

    Software Defined Radios (SDRs) for Multi-Satellite Communications

     

    MSc Space Technology and Planetary Exploration                            2011-2012

    University of  Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom

    Project: Rocket & Balloon Experiment for University Students (REXUS) Experiment: Flight Hardware

     

    Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications                        2005-2009

    Visveswaraiah Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

    Project: Miniaturised CMOS Camera with Image Compression and Attitude Determination and Control Systems (ADCS) for Small Satellite Application

     

    EMPLOYMENT

     

    PROJECT INVESTIGATOR,                                June 2010 – Sep 2011

    NITTE MEENAKSHI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    Project: STUDentSATellite 2 (STUDSAT-2)

    ·  System Engineer and subsystem head for Attitude Determination and Control Systems (ADCS) and Ground Station.

    ·  Wrote a technical proposal which was granted $ 72300 towards Project STUDSAT-2

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    STRaND-1 (Surrey Training Research and Nano-satellite Demonstrator)

    ·  On-board: Camera and Memory interface.                            Nov 2012 – Dec 2012

    ·  Post launch activities involved tracking and commanding the satellite.                Feb 2013 – March 2013

     

    SYSTEM ENGINEER,                                      Aug 2008 – Oct 2010

    NITTE MEENAKSHI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BANGALORE, INDIA     

    Project: STUDentSATellite 1 (STUDSAT-1, the first Indian Pico Satellite for PSLV-C15)

    ·  Responsible for the overall completion of the project as a System Engineer.

    ·  Used EAGLE and CADENCE-CAPTURE for the entire PCB’s schematic according to Space standards.

    ·  Ensured the qualification of the hardware components of the Satellite.

    ·  Responsible for Pre and Post Launch activities.

     

    TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

     

    ·  Hardware Description Languages: VHDL.

    ·  High Level Languages: Embedded C, C++.

    ·  FPGA – Artix -7, Zynq; Microcontrollers: 8051, 8085, 8086, Atmega16.

    ·  Tools: Satellite Tool Kit (STK) 9.2, MATLAB, Nova for Windows,Orbitron, Gpredict, Xilinx ISE, ModelSim ISE, Vivado.

    ·  PCB designing tools:EAGLE, CADENCE-CAPTURE and ZUKEN CADSTAR

    ·  Operating Systems:WINDOWS XP/Vista/7,UBUNTU

    Publications

     

    ·  Maheshwarappa, Mamatha R; Bowyer Mark and Bridges, Christopher P. (2015) ‘SDR for Parallel Satellite Reception in Mobile/Deployable Ground Segments’ for Small Satellite Conference, Utah, USA.

    ·  Maheshwarappa, Mamatha R; Bowyer Mark and Bridges, Christopher P. (2015) 'SDR Performance of Different CPU Cores for Small Satellite Applications' for Aerospace Science and Technology Journal. [Under Review]

    ·  Maheshwarappa, Mamatha R; Bowyer Mark and Bridges, Christopher P. (2015) 'Software Defined Radio (SDR) Architecture to Support Multi-Satellite Communications' for IEEE Aerospace Conference, Montana, Big Sky, United States. DOI:10.1109/AERO.2015.7119186

    ·  Maheshwarappa, Mamatha R.; Bridges, Christopher P. (2014) ‘Software Defined Radios (SDRs) for Small Satellites’ Proceeding of the NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems at University of Leicester, United Kingdom.DOI: 10.1109/AHS.2014.6880174

    ·  Authored for the paper entitled with “STUDentSATellite (STUDSAT): India’s First Pico-Satellite” at 32nd IEEE Aerospace Conference with AIAA –2011.DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2011.5747469

    ·  Coauthored for the paper entitled with “Attitude Determination & Control System (ADCS) of Pico-Satellite” at Student Conference III, 61st International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2010 organized by Czech Space Office, International Astronautical Federation (IAF), International Academy of Astronautics, and International Institute of Space Law. Ref: IAC-10,E2,3,4,x7939.brief.pdf

    ·  Member of the team whichauthored for the paper entitled with “STUDSAT-Pico-Satellite for imaging” at Student Conference III, 59th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2008 organized by British Interplanetary Society, International Astronautical Federation (IAF), International Academy of Astronautics, and International Institute of Space Law. October 2008. Glasgow, UK

    AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS

    ·  Project STUDSAT entered the Limca Book of Records, National Award 2011 as a smallest satellite designed and developed by students.

    ·  Presented and won The Best Paper Award (1st Place) at all India student project contest 2010 organized by IEEE Aerospace & Electronics Society

    ·  Best Presentation Award1st prize at Indian Small Satellite System Conference-1(ISSSC-1). April 2010

    ·  Best Paper Award1stprize at Indian Small Satellite System Conference-1(ISSSC-1) for the paper entitled “STUDSAT- India’s First Pico-Satellite”. April 2010

    ·  Best Academic Project Awardfor the project titled “Miniaturised CMOS Camera with Image Compression and ADCS for Small Satellite Application” inthe year of 2008/09by the department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, NitteMeenakshi Institute of Technology. May 2009

    ·  Hans Von Muldau Best Team Award2008sponsored by Deutsche GesellschaftfürLuft- und Raumfahrt (DGLR) for “Project STUDSAT” by International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held at Glasgow, Scotland, UK. October 2008.

    ·  Intermediate Radio Licence–2E0CZ0

    ·  Satellite Officer of Surrey Electronics and Amateur Radio Society (EARS) for the year 2013-2014.

    KILLS & PERSONAL DETAILS

     

    D.O.B.04February1988

     

    ·  Hobbies : Painting, Playing Badminton

    ·  Excellent leadership, teamwork, multitasking and presentation skills

    ·  Multilingual: Fluent in English, Hindi and Kannada


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