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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 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...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:08-05-2017
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     Current job:Graduate Research Assistant at Center for Metamaterials
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsScattering, optical fibers, Matlab, Labview, COMSOL
    CV

    EDUCATION
    PhD in Optical Science and Engineering (GPA 3.95) University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
    ○ Dissertation Title: Stratified microresonators - Fabrication, Characterization and Potential Applications ○ Advisor: Dr. Tsing-Hua Her 2012 - present

    MS Applied Physics (GPA 4) University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 2016

    Bachelor of Technology, Information Technology (GPA 3.85) Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, India
    ○ Thesis Title: Simulation of Polarization Mode Dispersion on RZ-DPSK pulses in optical fibers for Bit Error Rate analysis. ○ Advisor: Dr. Pradeep Kumar, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur 2010

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC Center for Metamaterials. NSF I/UCRC
    ○ Numerically demonstrated wavefront shaping with dielectric fiber arrays in Matlab. ○ Obtained Letters of Support from Ball Aerospace and Corning for NSF AIR-TT grant as Entrepreneurial Lead at NSF I-Corps program ○ Proposed Willow Metasurface using Corning Willow glass as flexible substrate ○ Work led to filing of 2 patents Sept 2015 - May 2017

    Center for Precision Metrology (CPM)
    ○ Seed project: Displacement sensing with Microchip laser ○ Gained maximum votes of CPM Affiliates and full project grant for 18 months Department of Physics and Optical Science ○ Overcame the challenge of non-uniform coating of optical fibers in PECVD. ○ Coated NIST’s microrod resonator with SiNx. Resultant Q factor was 2.2x106 ○ Non-invasively characterized thin films on fibers using their scattering signature. ○ Observed PBG effect in scattering of Bragg Fibers allowing directional suppression and enhancement in scattering. Developed a model to explain the phenomenon. ○ Observed that refractive index and growth rate of films on fibers in PECVD depend on speed of rotation of the fiber. ○ Used transfer matrix method to calculate WGM field in multilayered fibers. ○ Assisted in writing grant proposals. ○ Supervised work of 2 undergraduate students. Spring 2015 2013 - present

    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
    ○ Project Assistant at Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Computation ○ Built frequency doubler for cooling laser for Calcium ions, Interfaced Photon Detector for background noise subtraction, tested home built Pound Drever Hall Locking circuit, Aligned bow-tie cavities, tapered amplifier, optical fibers, Laser locking with Doppler-free Saturation Absorption Spectroscopy. 2011- 2012

    Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
    ○ Summer Research Fellow at Light and Matter Physics Group ○ Project title : Basics of Polarization and Quantum Communication ○ Realized different interferometers and polarization states. Theoretical study of Quantum Key Distribution Protocols and different attack schemes. June - Aug 2010

    PATENTS FILED
    ○ Her, T., Naqvi, Z., Farahi F.; Grating Metasurface for Phase Shifting Mirrors, U.S. Patent 61/411,175, Filed Oct. 21, 2016, Patent Pending ○ Her T., Naqvi Z., Rosenbury C. and Fiddy M.; Fiber Metasurface for Wavefront Engineering, U.S. Patent 62/330,448, Filed May 2, 2016, Patent Pending ○ Her T., Naqvi Z.; Motion Controlled Refractive Index, U.S. Patent 62/305,193, Filed March 8, 2016, Patent Pending ○ Naqvi Z.; Sliding Block puzzle game with Laser Beam, U.S. Patent 20150367229A1, Filed June 22, 2015, Patent Pending PUBLICATIONS ○ Z. Naqvi, C. Rosenbury, M. Fiddy and T. Her, “Fiber-Metasurface for Wavefront Shaping,” in CLEO, OSA, 2017, paper JTu5A.48 ○ Z. Naqvi, M. Green, C. Wang, and T. Her, "Characterization of Bragg Fibers by Mie scattering," in CLEO, OSA, 2016, paper JTu5A.112. ○ M. Green, Z. Naqvi, K. Smith and T. Her, “Fabrication and characterization of uniform conformal thin films of SiO2 and SiNx on optical fibers. in IEEE HONET (Photonics for Energy). 2014.

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
    ○ OSA, SPIE, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Sigma

    PRESENTATIONS
    ○ Metafibers and Metafabrics, NSF CfM IAB Meeting at OSA Headquarters, DC and Corning Inc., Corning NY ○ Metafibers, NSF I-Corps Sites program, Ventureprise Charlotte Launch ○ Microchip Lasers for displacement sensing, CPM Affiliates meeting, UNC Charlotte ○ Poster presentations at CLEO conference, San Jose, CA Oct 2015 & Oct 2016 Jul 2016 Apr 2015 2016 & 2017

    AWARDS
    ○ APS-DLS Travel Grant to attend CLEO 2016 ○ Departmental Travel grant for OSA Student Leadership conference at FiO ○ Summer Research Fellowship, Indian Academy of Science ○ Merit cum Means Scholarship by State Government in India 2016 2013 2010 2009

    SOFTWARE SKILLS
    ○ MATLAB, Simulink, LabVIEW, C, C++, COMSOL. VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE ○ SPIE event: “What quality lighting is and why it matters” ○ Google Fiber sponsored event at Discovery Place ○ Discovery Place and Palisade Park Elementary Girls Science Club ○ Science Educators’ Day at Frontiers in Optics ○ Note Taker for Quantum Mechanics I at Office of Disability Services ○ Math instructor for NGO Shiksha Sopan at IIT Kanpur 2016 2015 2013, 2014, 2016 2013 2012 2009

    LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
    ○ OSA/SPIE Chapter Secretary at UNC Charlotte ○ Organized IONS NA 7 - an international student conference at UNC Charlotte ○ Represented UNC Charlotte at Student Leadership Conference, Orlando FL 2013-2014 2013 2013


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