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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The 11th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 1st and 2nd February 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Flexible and continuous connectivity, anywhere, at any time remains a key priority for major defence forces around the world. With the critical threat of cyber warfare intensifying, there is now a pressing need to ensure secure communications can be effectively operated in contested environments. The...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0100
Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body every second. Now, scientists have demonstrated that the Earth stops energetic neutrinos-they do not go through everything. These high-energy neutrino interactions were seen by the IceCube detector, an array of 5,160 basketball-sized optical sensors deeply encased within a cubic kilometer of very c...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world cooperation in meteorology that continues today. Weather - and particularly extreme weather - affects everything we do. Being able to see the whole disc of Earth allows forecasters to see developing weather systems, as well as working out wind spee...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The historic chamber's massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope's journey to the launch pad. The cryogenic vacuum test began when the chamber was sealed shut on July 10, 2017. Scientists and engineers at Johnson pu...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building. The satellites were flown in pairs to French Guiana last month. Once safely unboxed i...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality. This month, an expedition with a dozen of experiments mobilised 50 people and four space agencies du...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it has expanded its current relationship with authorized value-added reseller Satcom Direct (SD), to offer ViaSat's full suite of in-flight connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business jets. The new agreement adds ViaSat's latest Ka-band business jet service to SD's IFC portfolio, which already included ViaSat's global Ku-band IFC service. ViaSat's Ka-band service is expecte...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017. ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists speculated that lava would flow freely in lakes on the starlit side and become hardened on the face of perpetual darkness. The lava on the dayside would reflect radiation from th...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
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     Date Submitted:03-01-2017
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     Current job:CAD Tooling Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAir-Breathing Propulsion
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    SUMMARY

    Seeking a Full Time position in Aerospace Engineering

    M.S. in Aerospace Engineering; Specialization-Fluid Sciences (Gas Dynamics, Boundary Layers)

    Research Experience (CAD, CAE, Wind Tunnel Testing) in Scramjet Propulsion

    CAD & CAE experience utilizing CATIA, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks, and ANSYS

    Design experience in Aerospace and Plastic Injection Molding industries

    Quality Control experience in Sheet Metal Fabrication and Architectural Glass industry

     

    ACADEMIC PROFILE

    Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering            Dec 2014

    North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

    Coursework: Compressible Flow, Advanced Boundary Layer Theory, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Applied Aerodynamics, Advanced Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer Theory, Design Optimization

     

    Graduate Research Assistant, NC State Turbulent Shear Flow Laboratory            May 2013-Aug 2015

    Conducted design iterations of scramjet engine inlet models (Solidworks) through FEA (ANSYS)

    Fabricated a representative model of a scramjet engine inlet

    Acquired wall static pressure (LabVIEW) in Shock-wave Boundary Layer Interaction (SBLI)

    Analyzed wall static pressure through spectral and statistical analysis (Matlab)

    Identified flow structures in SBLI through streakline flow visualization

     

    Publications

    Amruthkiran Hegde, Morgan Funderburk, Jonathan Hill, Venkateswaran Narayanaswamy, “Experimental Investigation into Shock-Induced Corner Boundary Layer Separation”, 45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Aviation Forum 2015

     

    Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering                           Jun 2010

    The National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Karnataka, India

    Coursework: Mechanics of materials, Fluid Mechanics, Turbomachines, Mechanical Vibrations, Control Engineering, Kinematics of Machines, Dynamics of Machines

     

    CORE COMPETENCIES

    Mechanical Package:                  CATIA V5, Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, ANSYS Workbench

    Programming Language:              Matlab, C

    Software:                                       LabVIEW, Tecplot, MS Office

    Language:                                       English (Bilingual), French (Limited Working Proficiency)

    Other Skills:                                  Workshop Training, Wind Tunnel Testing, GD&T

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    CAD Tooling Engineer, AIC Equipment & Controls Inc., Michigan                   Mar 2016-Present

    Developed 3D CAD models of injection molding machine components (Inventor)

    Customized standard designs of valves, according to vendor specifications (Inventor & AutoCAD)

    Assisted senior design engineers in generation of library of tool drawings

     

    Engineer Intern (High-Speed Aerodynamics), Aerolab LLC, Maryland                  Sep 2015-Feb 2016

    Developed 3D CAD models (Solidworks) of wind tunnel components

    Provided technical support on wind tunnel design

    Configured software tools in LabVIEW and Matlab

    Conducted cost analysis and prepared quotations of products

    Supported senior aerospace engineers and worked with machinists

     

    QA/QC Coordinator, Dubai Metal Fabrications LLC, Sharjah, UAE                    Mar 2011– Feb 2012

    Liaised with customers on queries regarding quality standards of products

    Formulated Standard Operating Procedures for machines on the shop floor

    Documented reports to facilitate comprehensive review

     

     

    HONORS

    Paper Presenter, 45th Fluid Dynamics Conference, AIAA Aviation Forum, Dallas, Texas

        Jun 2015

    Presentation of results of research on Shock-induced Corner Boundary Layer Separation conducted at

     

    NC State University

     

    Poster Presenter, NCSU, Raleigh, USA

      Apr 2015

     

    Scramjet and ramjet engine unstart due to Shock-wave Boundary Layer Interaction and proposal of

     

    solutions

     

    Demonstrator, Summer Camp, NCSU, Raleigh, USA

      Jun 2013

     

    Talk on compressible flows and demonstration of the functioning of Supersonic Wind Tunnel to high school students to motivate them to choose a career in Aerospace Engineering

    Organizer, Society of Automotive Engineers, India

       Nov 2009

     

    Car & Bike Exhibition on the theme ‘Go-Green’, aimed at educating people about the benefits of technologies in hybrid and electric automobiles

    Cadet, National Cadet Corps-Air Wing Division, India                 Jun 2004-Jun 2005

    Training on flying Microlight aircraft at the All-India Annual Air-Soldier (Vayu-Sainik) camp

     

    PROJECT PORTFOLIO

    Supersonic Wind Tunnel, Aerolab LLC.                 Sep 2015-Feb 2016

    My Achievements (Solidworks Designer)

    Carried out design calculation of wind tunnel components

    Created 3-D CAD assembly designs and reviewed ideas with lead engineering team

    Subsonic Wind Tunnel, Aerolab LLC.                      Sep 2015-Nov 2016

    •     My Achievements (Solidworks Designer)

    v Generated BOMs and weldment cut-lists

    v Laid out detailed production / assembly drawings of assigned components

     

    New Doha International Airport (approx. $1M)                      Jun 2011-Feb 2012

    Sub-Contractor: Dubai Metal Fabrications LLC

    Reporting Contractor: Overseas Bechtel

    My Achievements (QA/QC Coordinator)

    Led a team responsible for inspection of incoming raw materials, for adherence to laid out specifications

    Certified welders through co-ordination with third party quality inspectors

    Completed periodic line checks to determine compliance with product specifications

    Handled document control as per Inspection and Test Plan

    Identified priorities, setup inspection targets, and monitored timely deliveries

     

    Academic Projects

     

    Chemical Explosive Mode Analysis                      Jan-May 2014

    Identified chemically explosive radicals in spark assisted compression ignition of hydrogen, through utilization of Microsoft Excel and Chemkin

     

    Microscale Supersonic Boundary Layers                    Aug-Dec 2013

    Studied and presented characteristics of microscale supersonic boundary layers that form in the nozzles of nano-satellites

     

    Optimization of Skis                           Aug-Dec 2012

    Optimized design of skis to avoid knee injury in professional skiers, through utilization of Matlab and ANSYS

                                    

    Prediction of Metal Fatigue Properties through Artificial Neural Network                   Feb-Jun 2010

    Developed an Artificial Neural Network to predict the fatigue properties of Carbon Steels, through utilization of Matlab and Microsoft Excel, and successfully implemented it on test cases

     

     


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