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     Date Submitted:21-05-2020
     Last Modified:21-05-2020 (08:49)
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     Current job:Spacecraft Power Architect
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsIndian and European Space Industry put together more than 20Years of experience

    Spacecraft Power Architect

    With reputed Satellite Manufacturer, Located in Europe

    More than 20 years of experience Indian & European Space Projects


    Program/Project Management

    Power Systems Architecture design, Modules /Electronic boards design

    Analog, Power, RF

    NASA/ESA/ISRO Standards


    Industrial sectors



    Since 2018- Power Architect (C) Thales Alenia Space

    Architectural Design, Manufacturing of Satellite Power System for Propulsion, ESA Projets

    1997-2017 – Senior Scientist, Project Manager ISRO, INDIA

    Commercial Space program management, Project Manager, Team leader

    Design, Manufacturing of Space Hardware

    Power Systems, Modules, Boards, RF Subsystems


    Program/ Project Management for Space/Aerospace/ Defense Projects

    Power Electronic Systems - Architectural design, functions, modules, components definition, TRD/TRS/SOR documentations, Module design, Manufacturing Files,        Project Exécution in Agile Environment with EVM tools, PDR, CDR reviews

    Advanced Power Electronic techniques, ZVS/ZCS Conversion topologies, Regulation & Control, Analog & Digital implementations, SiC, GaN, Planar Transformers, EMI/EMC

    Language skills: Fluent in English, Hindi, Malayalam, beginner in French




    From 2018:   Thales Alenia Space                         Customer ESA & Ariane Group

    Project: New Generation Satellite Electric Propulsion-Power Processing Unit (PPU) 

    Contribution Specification, Development, Test and Integration

    PPU Architectural Design, Functions, Modules, Other components definitions

    TRD/TRS/SOR Documents, Architectural diagrams preparation, Technical clarification from Thruster Manufacturer, Customer, Technical reviews

    Module design, Analysis, Manufacturing files

    Environment : ESA/ECSS Standards

    From 1997-2017:    ISRO, Ahmedabad, INDIA       Customer: DoT, Govt. of India  

    Project : Indian Commercial/ Scientific Space Programs- INSAT/GSAT/MARS Mission


    Space Program/Project Management, Lead Designer, Analysis & Manufacturing of Spacecraft Equipements. 5 Consecutive Project successful execution as Project Manager, Responsible for 5 Designs, >50 critical spacecraft payload power modules are on-board of Indian Commercial and Scientific Space Programs

    Electronic Power Conditioners (EPC) for Receivers, UP/Down Converters, Digital, Electro-mechanic, Electro-optic subsystems, SSPA, TWTA.

    Technical focal point and designer for development of Satellite RF Power Amplifiers viz. Space TWTAs, GaN SSPAs.Co-ordinated for capacity building and critical space technology development in India by deploying Govt. R&D-Academy-Industry network projects

    Deputation to ASTRIUM, THALES, L3-COMM for CDR, Acceptance Testing of TWTA. RFP preparation, PDR, CDR of EPC, SSPA & TWTA equipment, Technical negotiation with Manufacturers THALES, ASTRIUM, TESAT, L3COMM, MELCO, ALCATEL.

    Co-ordinating various space agencies ESA/NASA, Satellite Manufacturers.

    Specification, Development, Test and Integration

    Space Qualified Equipment realized for various Space programs of ISRO

    EPC for GaAs SSPAs    25W, 50W, 120W DC Power for 42V & 70V Bus

    EPC for GaN SSPAs     125W, 170W, 350W, 650W DC Power, 70V Bus

    FPGA Controlled EPC 50-650W for 15W-250W Flexible GaN SSPAs  70V Bus

    HVEPC for C/Ku-Band TWTAs 3KV@150W DC / 6KV@300W for 26-42V & 70V Bus     Environment: ISRO / NASA-DSCC Space environment Standards



    Project Management                  :    Agile with EVM

    Requirements management      :    DOORS, Reqtify

    Modeling                                        :    Simulink, Microcap

    Simulation                                      :    P-Spice, Microcap, LTspice, Item Tool Kit (RAMS/Reliability)

    CAD                                                :    ORCAD, CADSTAR

    Code generation                          :    VHDL



    Programmable components      :    FPGA Actel/Microsemi, EPLD ALTERA

    Micro-processors/µC                    :    DSP TMS320C28, STM32

    Instrumentation                             :    GPIB, JTAG

    Languages                                     :    C, VHDL

    Systems                                           :    Windows (XP, 7)

    Communication protocoles       :    MIL-1553, CAN, Ethernet, ARINC429



    Graduate in Engineering Technology   B-Tech Electronics & Comm, Kerala University, India

    Management Training for Senior Executives MDP at ASCI, Hyderabad, INDIA

    Training on Agile with EVM Project Management Tool

    Training on BA5 Electrical Safety



    English, Hindi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Tamilµ




    10 International publications/IEEE Papers



    Associate Memberships

    Associate of COSPAR [International Committee On Space Research, USA]

    Member of IEEE International forum

    Member of VEDAS [Vacuum Electronic Device Application Society, India]

    Member Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad




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