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     Date Submitted:24-05-2017
     Last Modified:09-04-2018 (10:40)
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     Current job:Engineering Consultant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSpace Debris, GNSS, EGNOS
    CV

    Born: November 13, 1983. Present Address: Madrid, Spain
    SUMMARY
    • GNSS/ EGNOS service evolution, market research.
    • 5+ Years academic research experience in Aerospace Engineering with focus on Space debris mitigation, and a strong background in Mechanical Engineering.
    • Experience includes mathematical modeling, implementation/development of the numerical code.
    • Strong publication record in major journals. Proved deft at approaching new problems and attaining new skills in scientific research dealing with the uncertainties in physics and engineering.
    • Experienced in working collaboratively at different levels, fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.


    SKILLS
    LANGUAGE: Bengali (Mother tongue), English (Bilingual), Spanish (Fluent), Italian (Fluent)
    COMPETENCIES: • Mathematical modeling Adaptable learner • Analyse and synthesize complex information
    IT: Numerical Computation with • MATLAB • Python • C • Fortran | Software tool: • ORDEM 2000/3.0 • MASTER 2005/2009 • ESABASE2/DEBRIS •ESA-DRAMA• LATEX• Inkscape• STK-AGI • MS Office • Gmsh •GODOT •GDScript •Subversion


    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Sogeti High Tech. Madrid, Spain| Engineering Consultant 01/2018 | Present

    ► Development of a 3D simulation system using a Scripting language for GNSS/EGNOS service provision in the Agricultural sector, comparing the effectiveness and efficiency with existing positioning systems. It covers the complete software implementation of the simulation solution, starting from low level features to high level user interface design elements and using various state of the art technologies and frameworks. 

    Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy| Research Scientist 07/2017 | 12/2017

    PROJECT: ESA’s General Studies Programme(GSP) "Environmental aspects of Passive de-orbiting devices" under the contract from CISAS (G.Colombo). Responsibilities include:
    ►  Analysis of probability for catastrophic and noncatastrophic collisions as a function of collision geometry.
    ►  Collision consequences for passive de-orbit devices, including the development of methodology, its justification and the characterization of the sensitivity of using the passive de-orbit device leading to additional collision events and eventual break-ups.
    PROJECT: Comparison of models described catastrophic impacts between satellites and space debris.
    Sogeti High Tech. Madrid, Spain| Engineering Consultant 07/2016 | 06/2017
    ►  Support to service Evolution: Diversification- Space sector.
    ►  Support for Quality team internal Workshops (Organizer, Speaker).
    ESSP SAS, Madrid, Spain| Service Evolution-GNSS Engineer, 07/2016 | 12/2016
    ►  On behalf of Sogeti High Tech. I have provided consultancy support on Market Analysis, Value Proposition, SWOT analysis for EGNOS Service provision in Space and for Unmanned Balloon.
    ►  Generation, review, and update of EGNOS Service Definition Documents, Service Notices, and Service implementation roadmaps. EGNOS System Releases impact assessment concerning Service provision tasks.
    ►  EGNOS Service Level related technical assessments.
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain| Research Assistant 03/2010 | 07/2015
    I have worked on an international research project BETs, funded by the European Commission|FP7 programme, aimed at developing an innovative technology for LEO satellites de-orbiting based on electrodynamic tethers.
    ►  Developed a simplified mathematical model of debris flux from the information available in the database of NASA and ESA.
    ►  Comparison of failure nature of different tether geometries under debris impact at hypervelocity, in order to select the best solution leading to an optimal and scalable design based on the mission needs.
     Statistical analysis of survivability of a tape tether against multiple concurrent impacts of micro-particles.
    ►  Constructive feedback, support in data mining and on the development of the programme BETsMA, a friendly software tool dedicated to preliminary analyses of the mission.
    ►  The key role played in designing scalable tether for de-orbiting satellites, has resulted in 5 journal articles and presented at several international conferences.
    ►  Performance comparison on de-orbiting LEO satellites. Failsafe multiline Hoytether vs. BETs thin tape.
    Università degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy| Visiting Researcher 10/2013 | 12/2013
    ►  Development of Ballistic limit equation derived from experimental hypervelocity impact data from CISAS (G.Colombo) test facilities. Results were published as a journal article.
    INECO, Madrid, Spain| Intern 03/2009 | 08/2009
    ►  Comparative study of MOPS for Global Navigation Satellite GBAS Ground Equipment to support CAT I Operations between EUROCAE ED 114 and NON-FED FAA. The study tries to analyze the EUROCAE requirements, and the differences with FAA specifications in order to make overall certification process easier, including development, validation, implementation and test phases.

    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES
    Registered Software BETsMA, Sanchez-Arriaga, G., Khan, Shaker B., Sanchez-Torres, A, et al. “Bare Electrodynamic Tether system Mission Analysis", (Ref: M-005377/2014) Date 19/12/2014


    EDUCATION
    Doctor of Philosophy, Aerospace Engineering November 2014
    E.T.S.I Aeronáuticos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
    Orientations: Space debris, LEO Active Debris Removal & Post Mission Disposal
    Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering September 2011
    E.T.S.I Aeronáuticos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
    Master of Science, Aeronautics & Space Technology September 2009
    Università di Pisa, Italy
    E.T.S.I Aeronáuticos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering November 2006
    Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh


    AWARDS & HONORS
    Collaboration Fellowship, Space Dynamics Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2015)
    Travel Grant, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2012, 2013)
    Ph.D Research Fellowship, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2010-2014)
    Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, European Commission, Graduate Programme EuMAS (2007-2009)
    Education Board Scholarship, Govt. of The Peoples Republic of Bangladesh (2001-2006)


    VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES
    Expo: XII & XIII Semana de la Ciencia|Event Organisation/Presentation November 2012, 2013
    • Attended public and students explaining the science behind the technology of satellite de-orbit and space debris issues, adapting style and content to the level of knowledge and understanding of others.


    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS (Citation)
    Journal Publications:
    1. Khan, Shaker B. & Sanmartin, Juan R., “Survival Probability of Round and Tape Tethers Against Debris Impact", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 50(3), 603-608, May-June 2013.
    2. Khan, Shaker B. & Sanmartin, Juan R., “Analysis of tape tether survival in LEO against orbital debris", Advances in Space Research, 53(9), 1370-1376, May 2014.
    3. Sanmartin, Juan R., Sanchez-Torres, A., Khan, Shaker B., Sanchez-Arriaga, G., Charro, M., “Optimum sizing of bare-tape tethers for de-orbiting satellites at end-of-mission", Advances in Space Research, 56(7), 1485-1492, October 2015.
    4. Khan, Shaker B., Francesconi, A., Giacomuzzo, C., and Lorenzini, E.C., “Survivability to orbital debris of tape tethers for end-of-life spacecraft de-orbiting”, Aerospace Science and Technology,52, 167-172, May 2016.
    5. Garcia-Pelayo, R., Khan, Shaker B., Sanmartin, J.R., “Survivability analysis of tape-tether against two concurring impacts with debris", Advances in Space Research, 57(11), 2273-2284, June 2016.
    Conference Publications:
    • Sanmartin, Juan R., Bombardelli, C., Khan, Shaker B., et al.,“Propellantless de-orbiting of space debris by Bare Electro-Dynamic Tethers", In Proc. of the 62nd International Astronautical Congress, IAC-11-A6.5.6, Cape Town, South Africa 3-7 October 2011.
    • Khan, Shaker B. & Sanmartin, Juan R.,“A comparative analysis of survival probability of round wire and thin-tape tethers of equal mass and length against debris impact", 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Mysore, India, 14-22 July 2012.
    • Sanmartin, Juan R., Sanchez-Torres, A., Khan, Shaker B., Sanchez-Arriaga, G., Charro, M., “Tape-Tether design for deorbiting from given altitude and inclination", In Proc. of 6th European Conference on Space Debris, ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany, 22-25 April 2013.

    • Sanmartin, Juan R & Khan, Shaker B., “Conductive-tether design for de-orbiting from given altitude and inclination”. In:13th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference, Pasadena, 23-27 June 2014.
    • Garcia-Pelayo, R, Khan, Shaker B., Sanmartin, Juan R., “Survivability analysis of tape-tether against multiple impacts with tiny debris”. In: 13th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference, Pasadena, 23-27 June 2014.

     


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