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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
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    CV

    Course: M.S in Functionalized Advanced Materials Engineering (Erasmus Mundus- European joint masters)

    Bachelor of Science (Research) in Materials Science (2015)

    Date of birth: 07/10/1993

     

    Masters (M.S) M2: Technical University of Darmstadt TU Darmstadt (Germany) 2016-17

    Masters (M.S) M1: Grenoble INP France Grenoble PHELMA (France) 2015-16 13/20

    Bachelors (B.S) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Indian Institute of Science (India) 2015 6/8

    Intermediate/+2 Maharashtra Board (HSC) Bytco Science College (India) 2011 90 (science)

    Matriculation Maharashtra Board (SSC) K.N. Kela High School (India) 2009 93

     

    Key Scholastics Achievements

    Selected for prestigious Erasmus Mundus Masters course (FAME- Functionalised Advanced Materials Engineering)

    Recepient of prestigious INSPIRE fellowship, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India [2011–2015]

    Secured All India Rank 219 in All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) [2011]

    Secured All India Rank 576 in Indian Institute of Technology Examination (IIT-JEE) [2011]

    Awarded Gold Medal for Best Outgoing Student in class X [2009]

    Secured Distinction in Australian National Carbon fibre Quiz [2015]

     

    Research Interests

    Thin films: Thin films growth, residual stresses, techniques like Liquid Phase Epitaxy, surface energy calculations etc

    Structural Materials – Materials solution in aerospace industries tailored Composites, Carbon fibre reinforced polymer, Inconel

    718 alloys- fatigue, corrosion, thermal barrier coatings, Non Destructive Test ultrasound to detect cracks

    Thermal Physics – thermal stresses, heat dissipation, material thermodynamics and stabilities by Ellingham diagrams

     

    Technical skills

    Programming Languages: C, Verilog

    Softwares: Catia V5, Solidworks, Workbench, Nastran, Patran, MATLAB,LATEX Quartus II, M-S Office, Origin 8.5, photoshop

    Materials Techniques: Galvanic coupling tests, LBM, EBM, characterization: SEM, TEM, XRD, UTM machines, fatigue, microstructural image analysis, AFM etc

     

    Internships

    AIRBUS SAFRAN LAUNCHERS, Vernon, FRANCE [May 2016–Sept 2016]

    Guide: Mr Raphael Salapete (Project Manager, Materials and Processes Division)

    Topic: Additive Manufacturing of Inconel 718 using Biomimicry concepts and Hot isostatic pressing

    Airbus Safran launchers is a company with a joint venture by aerospace giants like AIRBUS and SAFRAN working in Space Engines Division dedicated to defence sector in Vernon, France.

    Description–The project aimed at using a Biomimicry concept, taking inspiration from nature and using it into a rocket engine part. The design were done on CATIA software, and all the fabrication was done using Selective laser melting (Additive manufacturing). The concept formulation, design, mechanical simulations, fabrication, mechanical behaviour test. Representing Safran and presenting research at International Biomimicry Exposition held in Paris, France.

     

    GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE), John .F. Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore, INDIA [May 2014–July 2014]

    Guide: Dr. Anand Krishnamurty (Chief Consulting Engineer, Power and Water Division, GE Bangalore)

    Topic: Water Droplet Erosion Resistant Materials for Wet Compression Program of gas turbine engines

    Early Identification Program, EID Scholar– My job was to solve the materials related issues (erosion, corrosion and fatigue) occuring because of wet compression technique used to increase the efficiency of gas turbines. My work on GE proprietary coatings showed 4-5x improved erosion properties and made it a front runner as a potential solution for a US PATENT. This coating is a possible candidate for Patent and is in design review because no such coatings simultaneous provides good results in erosion, corrosion and fatigue.

     

    Electrical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, INDIA [May 2012–July 2012]

    Guide: Prof. M. B. Patil

    Topic: Electronic Design using DSP, FPGA, CPLD and microcontroller through simulation and direct access to hardware design

    Developed tutorials to teach Electronic design and Simulation using open source softwares. (CPLD, FPGA)

    Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science Department, IIT Bombay, INDIA [May 2013–July 2013]

    Topic: Fabrication, processing and detection of weak bonds on carbon fibre composites

    CFRP sample preparations with varied bond strength and in depth study for laser properties in order to create detection of weak bonds. Detection of weak bonds by utrasound testings

     

    Academic Projects

    Research Assistantship (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany) [Oct 2016– Feb2017]

    Guide: Prof.Rodel and Prof. Oliver Clemens (Materials Engineering Dept, TU Darmstadt, Germany)

    Topic: Ceramic Polymer composites- Binder optimisation and Reinforced polymers

    Binder and processing parameters optimisation, debinding chemistry and optimum weight reducing vibrational experiments

     

    Final Year Project (IISc, INDIA) [Aug 2014– Aug 2015]

    Guide: Prof. Vikram Jayaram (Chairman Materials Engineering Dept, Indian Institute of Science)

    Topic: Novel geometry for stable crack propagation: Fracture toughness using a clamped beam bend geometry

    Recently, a new geometry has been developed that allows for stable crack propagation under constant load, i.e., keeping the load fixed, the crack driving force actually drops as it propagates.To validate that as driving force decreases the geometry can essentially be used to determine fracture toughness of all material classes.

     

    "PADARTH"- Energize Competition, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, INDIA [March 2013]

    Guide: Prof. Vikram Jayaram (Chairman Materials Engineering Dept, IISc)

    Gave a presentation on Microbial Biofuels: Exploiting the microcosm within to improve Hydrogen output.

    My model mainly dealt with the application of materials science into the maximisation of the microbial biofuel output that can impart a substantial level of sustainability and self-reliance to economies within the purview of declining non-renewable resources of major fuels like hydrogen, by taking a balanced, unbiased view of the current energy scenario.Selected in Finals- top10 of Energize competiton, IITB 2013 and represented IISc amongst 120 teams nationwide.

     

    Courses Undertaken

    Technical University of Darmstadt, GERMANY: Materials Thermodynamics, Corrosion and Electrochemistry, Ceramic Processing and synthesis, Surface Science, Micromechanics of materials, functional ceramics, research labs consisting of PLD

    (Pulsed Laser Deposition), spectroscopic analysis, XRD, Magnetic force microscopy etc.

    Grenoble Institute of Technology, FRANCE: Nonotechnology, Solid state physics, numerical methods, thin films, materials selection and design, phase transformations, solid state chemistry, marketing etc.

    Indian Institute of Science, INDIA: Mechanical behaviour of materials, electronic properties, finite element analysis, algorithms and programming, materials kinetics, thermodynamics, polymers-I and II, polymer blends and nano-composites, modelling and simulation of dynamic systems, scientific computing, materials processing, characterization, solid mechanics, and all basic undergraduate level course in physics, maths, chemistry.

     

    References

    Mr LAITHIER Frederic: frederic.laithier(at)airbusafran-launchers.com (Airbus Safran Launchers,Vernon France)

    Mr SALAPETE Raphael: raphael.salapete(at)airbusafran-launchers.com (Airbus Safran Launchers, Vernon France)

    Prof SARIGIANNIDOU Erini: eirini.sarigiannidou(at)phelma.grenoble-inp.fr (Grenoble INP, France)

    Dr. Anand Krishnamurty: k.anand(at)ge.com (General Electric, Bangalore)

    Prof Rudra Pratap (Chairman CeNSE, IISc), Prof Vikram Jayaram (Chairman Materials engg, IISc), Prof Bikramjit Basu (Materials research centre, IISc), Prof. Ravishankar (Materials research centre, IISc


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