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Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
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The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
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European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
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The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
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The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
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The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
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The PSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:59 p.m. Eastern and placed into orbit a Cartosat 2 imaging satellite and 30 secondary payloads. SpaceNews.com
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Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month. SpaceNews.com
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The U.S. Air Force is focused on information technology, cybersecurity and small satellites to enhance weather capabilities in the near term rather than a new generation of large, sophisticated spacecraft to replace the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:12-03-2016
     Last Modified:13-03-2016 (03:30)
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     Current job:Research Scientist
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRTL Design, FPGA, C, firmware development, Ethernet, Radars, atmospheric science, digital signal processing, System design, system integration, RF, Microwave
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    Professional Experience

    Society for applied microwave electronics engineering and research, IIT Bombay CAMPUS

    Research Scientist                                                                                                   September 2014-Present

    As a research scientist I was responsible for the following:

    ·         Embedded design for Ka-band atmospheric radar

    o   Radar monitoring and control sub-system design with FPGA

    §  Design and implementation of Spartan 6 FPGA circuit board capable of handling multiple high speed ADCs.

    §  Firmware architecture design, simulation and implementation for the FPGA in VHDL.

    ·         Maintain low latency between input signal and the main-frame radar computer.

    ·         Implement SPI master component and a protocol for communication with other microcontrollers on board.

    ·         Implement high speed parallel interface ADC with FPGA

    ·         Write firmware for LPC2129 microcontroller in C language for handling multiple environment sensors on I2C bus.

    ·         Combine data stream from FPGA and the I2C bus for forwarding to next microcontroller in the data chain.

    §  Develop controlling and timing logic for the Extended Interaction Klystron Amplifier (EIKA) power modulator unit on the FPGA

    ·         Implement SPI slave component for accepting hardware action commands

    ·         Dynamic Clock reconfiguration

    ·         Synchronize timing clock with main Radar transmitter clock.

    ·         State machine for EIKA warm up sequence

    o   Implement Ethernet for all sub-systems in the Radar using TM4C1294NCPDT microcontroller.

    §  Firmware development in C considering timing and priority of each sub-system

    ·         Implement TCP/IP and UDP/IP using LWIP protocol stack.

    ·         Implement custom protocol for each sub-system which worked on top of TCP/IP or UDP/IP.

    ·         Handle large data over Ethernet during Radar start-up.

    ·         Handle failure and data integrity.

    o   Develop software in Python for end to end testing of above mentioned sub-systems.

    ·         RF AND MICROWAVE

    o   Design PLL modules at 1GHz+ frequencies.

    o   Dual polarization antenna radiation pattern measurement at 36GHz frequency

    §  Setting up appropriate environment for test

    §  Calibrating and setting up instruments and test jig

    §  Acquiring test result from instrument and analyzing in MATLAB

    o   Testing Ka-band microwave components before installing them in radar system

    o   Involved in modification of Ka-band microwave front end of the radar

    §  Converted dual polarization front end to single polarization front end for experiments

    §  Testing and characterizing waveguides, switches, circulators, amplifiers, etc. before installation.

    o   Complete system integration testing and final installation of radar for experiments.

    ·         Involved in Radar Digital receiver requirements and specification documentation process.

    ·         Involved in schematic review of Radar Digital receiver

    ·         Active participation in prototyping of in-house Radar digital receiver using FPGA.

     

     

    CONTENT WRITING

    Written several articles on various niches for different websites (Technology, Health news, SEO, blogging, etc.) I also provide content to “SoundReview.org” and several other websites.

     

    Additional Experience in...

    ·         Android App Development

    • Developed app for a website www.pratyakshamitra.com
      • Material design
      • Low memory consumption and low data usage
      • Simple HTML parser
      • Minimal design
      • Google Analytics integration
    • Developed app for Aniruddha Upasna Foundation for keeping statistics of volunteer activities
      • Barcode based tracking of volunteering activities
      • Online report generation and data analysis with the PHP based web app.

    ·         Built a prototype of FMCW radar in the X-band frequencies.

    • Signal processing on Tiva C TM4C1294 microcontroller
    • Data visualisation in MATLAB

    ·         Linux

    ·         PHP, MySQL

    ·         Python, Qt

                           

    EDUCATION

    DR ANTONIO DA SILVA TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

    Completed coursework towards SSC,                                                                                     April 2008

    ·         Passed SSC with 85.84% with technical subjects

     

    ST XAVIER'S TECHNICAL INSTITUTE                         MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

    Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering,                                               June 2011

    ·         Completed the course scoring 86.14%

     

    Xavier INStitute of engineering                      MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

    Degree course in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering                          June 2014

    ·            Completed the 6th semester course with elective course on Neural networks and fuzzy logic

    ·            Currently given the 8th Semester exam with Image Processing as the elective subject

    ·            Completed the course scoring 67.8% in final year

     

    PROFESSIONAL COURSEs: Completed the CCNA course from RST Forum.

     

    AWARDS, HONORS and activities

    ·         Achieved second place in Technical presentation 2010. Presentation topic: Rail gun and coil gun

    ·         Participated in Technical paper presentation: topic: Gamma knife

    ·         Participated in National level project exhibition: Presented the project: 3-lead ECG

    ·         Conducted an 8 hour workshop about “Basics of computer hacking”

     

    ACADEMIC PROJECT DETAILS

    ·         Diploma final year project:3-lead Electrocardiograph using computer’s sound card. The ECG signal from the analog circuit can be directly fed to microphone input of your computer and a graph can be plotted using readily available tools.

    ·         Third year project undertaken in third year of engineering:1. 20 pixel Camera using LEDs and an Arduino microcontroller board.

    2. 5 volts to 300 volts boost converter.

    ·         Final year engineering project: Android based multipurpose vital parameter monitoring system used for monitoring patient’s health. This system enables measurement of vital health parameters such as ECG, glucose levels and temperature. The data gathered by the independent analog front end transmits it to an Android device for viewing and it can also be uploaded to the internet for record keeping and also to get doctor’s comment on your health. In short, it is a framework for connecting patient and doctor who are remotely situated. 

    ·         Hobby Project:Designed efficient LED driver.

    ·         Complete multi-purpose Centralized Attendance system involving an android application and a web application based on PHP, MySQL and Linux.


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