IITMSAT | FOUNDER + PROJECT MANAGER + SYSTEM ENGINEER
Jul 2012 – Sep 2016 | IIT Madras, Chennai
IITMSAT is a university satellite project at IIT Madras, conceived by a group of undergrad students in 2009. The science objective of the mission is to measure fluxes of high energy electrons and protons with temporal resolution better than previous missions. This data will help understand earthquake prediction studies.
Expected launch date: Q4 2017
• Developed key aspects of the design including mission requirements, system architecture, ConOps and environmental test plan.
• Designed, simulated and tested the satellite structure for launch environment.
• Guided more than 150 students in the course of 4 years for interdisciplinary short term projects. Guidance included defining project deliverable, monitoring progress and technical assistance.
• Managed developing and tracking project schedule, cost budget and identifying project roles for staff.
• Secured funding for the project by pitching to university alumni.
• Ideated and coordinated the construction of a one of its kind ’IIT Madras Space Lab’ with a 100,000 class clean room, electronics room and a ground station.
• Implemented a unique verification philosophy to develop a qualified system and ensure delivery within a short period. Worked with multiple vendors (50) with more than a dozen of them involved in developing customized solutions.
SWISS SPACE CENTRE | SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
Jul 2012 | EPFL, Lausane (Switzerland)
Trained to be a SwissCube (1st Swiss satellite) Ground Station operator and verified its on-board health by conducting live operations.
ISRO SATELLITE CENTRE | THERMAL ANALYSIS INTERN
Jul 2010 | Bangalore
Modelled and determined the thermal behaviour of a nanosatellite (<10kg) for low earth orbits (600-900 km) using a computationally less intensive method.
ASTROSAT PROJECT, TIFR | STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING INTERN
Dec 2009 | Mumbai
Redesigned and fabricated the structure of an X-Ray payload of ASTROSAT (India’s first dedicated Astronomy satellite) to accommodate a newer and bigger version of electronics and ensure the structural rigidity of the satellite.
STUDY PROJECTS & TRAINING COURSES
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ASTRONAUTICS
Member of IAA Study Group 4.18 | Kitakyushu (2014) & Rome (2015)
• Developed definitions and framework of ISO standards for a new class of low-cost fast-delivery satellites in collaboration with Prof Mengu Cho (Kyushu Institute of Technology) and space policy experts from 12 countries.
• These standards are under review and have passed the preliminary voting round of ISO member bodies.
CSSTEAP, DEPT. OF SPACE, INDIA
International Training Course on Small Satellite Missions, Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific | Dehradun (2012)
• Participated in a 2-week specialized course on space infrastructure development in emerging economies
• I was one among 30 participants selected from 9 countries on the basis of space infrastructure development expertise and experience.
MTECH: PRODUCT DESIGN
BTECH: MECHANICAL ENGG (MAJOR),
2007 - 2012 | Chennai, India
Cum. GPA: 7.9/10
KALKA PUBLIC SCHOOL
Grad. May 2007 | New Delhi, India
CBSE Class 12: 86%
TAGORE INT. SCHOOL
Grad. May 2005 | New Delhi, India
CBSE Class 10: 76%
Advanced Dynamical Systems
High Energy Physics
Advanced Heat Transfer
Design Optimization Tools
Materials and Design
Strength of Material
Basic Electrical Engineering
AGI STK • ABAQUS • Matlab • C
• Solidworks • NI LabVIEW • LATEX
GNU Radio • ANSYS • COMSOL
AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR
VU3AUO (since 2012)
• 3rd IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions, Rome, 2015
• 5th Nano-Satellite Symposium, Univ. of Tokyo, 2013
• 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Vilnius, 2012
30th Annual AIAA/USU Conferen
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