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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
"Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study," said Yuka Fujii of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), New York, New York and the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, lead author of a paper on the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Oct. 17. Previous models simulated atm...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch Sentinel-6A is approximately $97 million, which includes the launch service and other mission related costs. The Sentinel-6A mission, also known as Jason Conti...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn's Moon Titan Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The finding is a new demonstration of the complex chemistry occurring in Titan's atmosphere-in this case, cloud formation in the giant moon's stratosphere-and part of a collection of processes that ultimately helps deliver a smorgasbord of organic molecules to Titan's surface. Inv...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 8:41 a.m. EDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful explosion, which was immediately reported to astronomers around the globe as a short gamma-ray burst. The scientists at the National S...
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0100
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to develop the feed array system for the antenna on the European Space Agency's Biomass spacecraft. This equipment is essential to guarantee the full satellite performance. One of ESA's Earth Explorer missions dedicated to protect our planet, Biomass will help us understand the quantity of carbon stored in the world's forests within the global carbon cycle. Due for launch in 2021, Biomass is primarily designed to d...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Oct. 15 at 3:28 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-52, the mission is in support of national security. "Today's launch is a testament to the tireless dedication of the ULA team, demonstrating why ULA continues to serve as our nation's most dependable and successful launch provider," said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Government Satellite Launch. "Af...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively. The upper stage then fired twice, delivering Sentinel-5P to its final orbit 79 min after liftoff. ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment. Each P120C will hold over 140 tonnes of propellant in a carbon fibre casing almost 11.5 m long and about 3.4 m in diameter. It is derived from Vega's current first stage motor, the P80, which holds 88 tonnes of propell...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets. A new study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, focused on ...
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Our 4th Space Resiliency Summit is designed as an educational and training ''Town Hall'' forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. This year's summit will focus on technology and innovation needed to defend critical space assets against increasing and new threats. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference 2017 Summit Topics to Includ...
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite was successfully launched on October 11 at 6:53 PM EDT on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EchoStar 105/SES-11, a dual-mission satellite for EchoStar and SES, is a hybrid Ku and C-band communications satellite that provides EchoStar with 24 Ku-band transponders of 36 MHz, marketed as EchoStar 105, and SES with a C-band payload of 24 transponders, marketed under the name S...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently selected by DigitalGlobe, Inc. as the next-generation WorldView Legion satellite imaging constellation payload provider. Under the contract, Raytheon will deliver the telescopes, detectors and combined electronics to Space Systems Loral, the WorldView Legion space vehicle integrator. Raytheon's new payload doubles DigitalGlobe's capacity to capture multispectral and 30 cm imagery, while tripling to quadrupling the company's capacity to image high-dema...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space. A 'team of teams' working at ESA's control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today conducted a final rehearsal for this week's launch of Sentinel-5P. They were joined by engineers working at ground stations on three continents and by teams responsible for the launcher and its payload in Plesetsk, Russ...
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Ushering in a new era of advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, the U.S. Air Force declared the first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built GPS III satellite "Available for Launch." The Air Force's "AFL" declaration is the final acceptance of Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle (GPS III SV01) prior to its expected 2018 launch. GPS III SV01 will bring new capabilities to U.S. and allied military forces, and a new civil signal that will improve future connectivity worldwide ...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye(tm) III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard's Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams. These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCO...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
The third batch of Iridium(r) NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. After the perfect commissioning of the first 20 satellites launched in January and June, thirteen of which are now interconnected and operating in full compatibility with the initial Block One Constellation, with seven being maneuvered to an adjacent plane, this new milestone allows to continue the fantastic Iridium(r) NEXT adventure. ...
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the Universe. The new evidence reveals five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun. These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their superma...
Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
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     Date Submitted:29-08-2016
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     KeywordsPower electronics, system, defence, automotive
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    Profile
    Electrical System Engineer with experience developing electromechanical products within the Aerospace, Defense, and Automotive sectors. Extensive R&D and product development from concept to product manufacture. Skilled in electrical machine drives and power electronics control.

    Skills
    Electrical Engineering: Power Electronics - Analogue and digital electronic
    Electrical Machines - Switched reluctance machine, PMSM and Induction Machine
    Automotive : Matlab, Simulink, Powertrain, ATI Vision, C Langage,Micro-controller, Team Center Visio
    IT: Powerpoint, Excel, Word

    Language
    French: native
    English: working language
    German: Zertifikat Deutsch
    Russian: advanced

     

    Work Experience

    since Feb. 2016 Project Engineer [contract]
    Scotland Electronics - Inverness - UNITED KINGDOM
    - Defense sector projects
    - MilCAN and CANopen communication protocoles
    - BLDC motor drive strategies with Matlab Simulink
    - TI Code Composer Suite and Embedded coder
    - Technical customer support

    May 2015-Feb.2016 Electronic specialist [contract]
    Jaguar Land Rover - Warwick - UNITED KINGDOM
    - Training preparation and delivery in Elec. Eng.
    - Diagnostics, Infotainment, Electronic, Electrical
    Project Engineer in Infotainment Department (on secondment)
    - Component packaging review (grounding, clearance, fixation)
    - Thermal management: test preparation and results analysis

    June 2012-Apr.2015 Control Law Engineer
    Valeo Air Management - Basildon - UNITED KINGDOM
    - Control of a switched reluctance machine for E-charger [Algorithms generated in Simulink]
    - Technical specifications and validation
    - Software development support
    - Electronic boards population, test specifications and validation
    - Suppliers follow-up

    Mar. 11 - June 2012 Electrical System Engineer
    Valeo Engine and Electrical Systems - CergyPontoise - FRANCE
    - Design of an on-board charger/motor for vehicle
    - Permanent magnet machine control strategies with Matlab-Simulink
    - Technical specifications - Line manager support

    June 09 - Mar. 11 Electrical System Engineer
    SAFRAN ES for Astrium Space Transportation EADS - Les Mureaux - FRANCE
    - Thrust Vector Control system design
    - Management of external suppliers
    - Customers requirements reception
    - Transcription of the requirements into technical specifications
    - Suppliers follow up
    - Equipment development monitoring
    - Equipment qualification tests

    June 08 - June 09 Lecturer
    University of KwaZulu Natal - Durban - SOUTH AFRICA
    - Power Electronics
    - Final year projects supervision

    Sept. 05 - June 08 R&D Coordinator
    EPMI - CergyPontoise - FRANCE
    - Resolver algorithms development [Hispano-Suiza partnership]
    - Lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Machines

    Sept. 04 - Sept. 05 Lecturer ESIB -
    St Jopeph University - LEBANON
    - Lecturer in Automatic and Power Electronics

    Sept. 99 - Sept. 04 R&D Engineer
    Valeo Electrical Systems - Créteil - FRANCE
    - Machine drive on micro-controller
    - Tests and Measures

     

    Education
    2003 PhD in Electrical Engineering
    Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris - FRANCE
    - Subject: Drive of an Integrated Starter Alternator for Automotive Applications
    - Content: Induction machine, Control and Power Electronics using Matlab Simulink Professional

     

    Memberships
    AMIET - Associate Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
    MIEEE - Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers

     

    Volunteering
    since Nov. 2015 Guest Lecturer at Coventry University
    - Hybrid and electrical vehicles: Technology and challenges


    since Mar. 2015 Guest Lecturer at University of Sussex
    - Electrical and Hybrid Vehicles
    - Automotive network
    - Automotive electronic

    since Jan. 2015 Guest Lecturer at University College of London
    - Hybrid and electrical vehicles

    sinceNov. 2014 Guest Lecturer at Brunel University
    - Hybrid and electrical vehicles
    - Automotive electrical and electronic networks

     

    Peer Reviewer
    - IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics
    - IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology
    - IET Circuits, Devices&Systems
    - IEMDC
    - EPE
    - ISIE

     

    Publications (since 2006)

    A solution for SRM starting hesitation: from FE analysis to bench validation ZaatarMakni and Kamel Bouallaga COMPEL: The Int. Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Eng., Vol. 34 Iss: 6, pp.1673 - 1686

    Effective Starting Procedure for a Three Phase Switched Reluctance Motor Z. Makni, K. Bouallaga and D. Dupuis 9th Int. Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies, EVER, March 2014

    Fault tolerant inverter with real time monitoring for aerospace application K. Bouallaga, J. Guitard and F. Richard EPE-PEMC 2010, Ohrid

    Fully Integrated FPGA-Based Controller for Synchronous Motor L. Idkhajine, E. Monmasson, M. W. Naouar, A. Prata, K. Bouallaga IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, vol. 56, no. 10, pp. 4006-4017, October 2009

    System on Chip controller for electrical actuator L. Idkhajine, A. Prata, E. Monmasson, K. Bouallaga and MW. Naouar IEEE ISIE 08, Cambridge - UK, pp. 2481-2486

    Demodulation Methods on Fully FPGA-Based System for Resolver Signals Treatment K. Bouallaga, L.Idkhajine, A. Prata and E. Monmasson EPE 2007, Aalborg - Denmark, September 07

    Research of a strategy for battery charging with an asynchronous generator at variable speed K. Bouallaga, R. Goyet, M. Poloujadoff and F.X. Bernard IEEE ISIE 07, Vigo - Spain, June 07

    A system for charging of dual voltage level batteries in automotive applications K. Bouallaga, M. Darcherif IEEE IEMDC 07, Antalya - Turkey, May 07

    Charging two batteries with an asynchronous machine K. Bouallaga, R. Goyet, M. Poloujadoff, H. Kanaan and R. Ghosn JIEEEC 2006, Aman - Jordan, March 2006

     

    Patents

    Reverse rotating direction of Electric Supercharger United Kingdom application: 1511118.0 June 2015 - Kamel Bouallaga, Goncalo Manuel, Philip John Spanton, Don Lee

    Control module for controlling current in a switched reluctance motor United Kingdom application: 1422997.5 Dec. 2014 - Kamel Bouallaga, Goncalo Manuel

    Magnetic sensor offset identification United Kingdom application: 1323078.4 Dec. 2013 - Kamel Bouallaga, Dominique Dupuis

    Switched reluctance machine control based on one sensor and acceleration estimation United Kingdom application: 1323079.2 Dec. 2013 - Kamel Bouallaga, Dominique Dupuis

    Switched reluctance machine - Starting procedure United Kingdom application: 1323080.0 Dec. 2013 - Kamel Bouallaga, Dominique Dupuis

    Avoiding a surge current in the DC link capacitor when starting a charge operation France application : 1260366 Oct. 2012 - Jose-Louis Da Costa, Sébastien Dijol, Kamel Bouallaga

     

    Activities
    Comic book: from Hermann to Moore Books : from Dostoievski to Ramonet
    Hobbies : Photography - Photoshop
    Sport: Jogging


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