· Propulsion Systems Design
· Structural / Thermal Analysis and Design of Spacecraft
· Space Systems Engineering.
· Sep 2013 –Present Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Space Flight Track (Expected graduation- Nov 2015)
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
· Aug 2009 - May 2013 Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering
SRM University, India.
· April 2015 – Present Student Research Assistant at DLR (German
Aerospace Center), Braunschweig
Responsibilities : Master’s Thesis on Trade off Studies on Structure Integrated Thermal Subsystems based on the MASCOT Lander Module.
· Aug 2014 – Oct 2014 Intern at DLR, Goettingen
Responsibilities: Electric Propulsion Test Facility vacuum diagnostics using Quadrupole Mass Spectroscopy. Setting up the test bench for the facility.
· May 2012 – July 2012 Intern at National Aerospace Laboratories, India. Responsibilities: Wing structural analysis of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle using FEM.
Determination of stresses encountered by the wing during various flight regimes.
· Sep 2010 - Nov 2011 Structural design engineer at SRM Nano Satellite.
(SRMSAT- NASA NSSDC ID : 2011-058D)
India’s first nano-satellite. Developed by undergraduate students of SRM University it was launched on-board ISRO’s PSLV C-18 on Oct 12, 2011. Status: Active.
Finite Element Analysis of the nanosat structure. Drafting and Manufacturing.
Spacecraft Assembly, Integration and Testing.
· Nov 2013 – July 2014 Launcher Design Optimization
Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering,
Delft University of Technology.
Responsibilities: CAD Modelling and evaluation of integration concepts of a rocket launcher for Deimos-F, the first Dutch liquid rocket engine. Under design by an amateur rocketry group.
· Dec 2012 - May 2013 Design and Analysis of Race Car Wings.
Bachelor Thesis, SRM University. (Grade: 9.5/10)
Studied aerodynamic setups for choosing the most efficient package for a racing car using CFD analysis in ANSYS.
· Jan 2012 - Oct 2012 Aircraft Design Project.
Curriculum Project, SRM University.
Performed the preliminary estimation of Aerodynamic , Structural and Flight performance parameters of a 50-seater regional jet.
· Systems Engineering : J-CDS Concurrent Design Platform.
· CAD: CATIA V5, SolidWorks.
· Analysis: ANSYS Workbench, PATRAN/NASTRAN, ESATAN ThermXL.
· Programming: MATLAB, C++, LabView
· Documentation: MS Office.
‘Novel Low Cost Standardized Nano-Satellite Structure Bus for LEO Missions’-
2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference- Anubhav.T, Narayan.V, Aditya.PV, Ajay Prasad R Sarwesh. NP, Soorya.S, Venkatesh.M, Loganathan M, Narayana Rao.D.
‘Analysis of Integrated Thermal Subsystems for Composite Primary Spacecraft Structures’-
2015 International Astronautical Congress- Ajay Prasad R
‘Thermal Characterization of a Multifunctional Composite Structure in Early Design Phase Based on the Mascot Lander’-2015 International Astronautical Congress- Ajay Prasad R, Michael Lange, Barry Zandbergen.
‘Design, Development and In-Orbit Performance and Validation of the Thermal Subsystem of SRMSAT Nanosatellite’- 2015 International Astronautical Congress- Vishal LB, Ajay Prasad R, Sarwesh NP , Raghuram S, Sashwat M, Loganathan M
Fluent in English (Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) Score – 111/120)
Basic knowledge : German and Japanese.
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