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     Date Submitted:25-07-2020
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     Current job:Post graduate
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsExperience in Programming Languages: : C ● Embedded C ● Python ● Visual Basic ● Java ● Lua Computer Modelling and Simulation: MATLAB/Simulink ● ANSYS FLUENT ● LabVIEW ● 4NEC General I.T. Proficiencies: Windows ● Linux ● Mi
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    EDUCATION

    September 2016 – June 2020
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Aerospace Engineering with Private Pilot Instruction MEng (Hons)  (2:1)
    Relevant Modules: State-Space Control Design ● Control Systems Analysis and Design ● Aerodynamic Design ● Space Systems Engineering ● Aerodynamic Propulsion ● Systems Engineering & Software ● Electrical Energy Management and Conversion ● Digital Signal Processing ● Hardware-in-the-loop & Rapid Control Prototyping ● Discrete Systems ● Advanced Space Systems & Space Weather ● Real-Time Embedded Systems ● Testing & Verification In Safety-Critical Systems ● Robotics & Autonomous Systems ● Industrial Training Programme with Airbus

    Final Year Project: Satellite-based Passive Radar Demonstrator

    September 2013 – June 2015
    Newham Sixth Form College, Newham, United Kingdom

    GCE A-Level: Mathematics (A*) ● Chemistry (B) ● Computing  (B) ● Physics (C)

    August 2011– June 2013
    Tema International School, Tema, Ghana

    IGCSE (CIE): 9 subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English Language and French
     

    SKILL SETS

    Computer Aided Design (CAD): SOLIDWORKS ● LTSPICE ● OpenRocket
    Computer Modelling and Simulation: MATLAB/Simulink ● ANSYS FLUENT ● LabVIEW ● 4NEC
    Programming Languages: C ● Embedded C ● Python ● Visual Basic ● Java ● Lua
    General I.T. Proficiencies: Windows ● Linux ● Microsoft Office ● Git ● Keil µVision ● Robotic Operating System (ROS)

    Language(s): English (Fluent) ● Twi (Fluent) ● Ga (Basic)
     

    ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

    September 2019 – June 2020

    Vehicle Communications Engineer, Project Hex, (Simurq Aeronautics Society, SSI[1]), University of Sheffield

    Worked in a multidisciplinary and culturally diverse team of engineering students to develop a Control solution for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle competing in the IMechE’s UAS Challenge.

    Utilising the Wi-Fi based, long-range communication in a Linux environment using Raspberry Pi single-board computers.

    Design and developing antenna solutions to achieve reliable long-range communication.

    Developing an antenna tracking module to facilitate vehicle communication.

    September 2019 – June 2020

    Payload Communications Engineer, Project SunSat (SSI1), University of Sheffield

    Developing an atmospheric data gathering payload in a diverse engineering team for The University of Sheffield’s entry (SunrIde) to the Spaceport America Cup competition.

    Developing payload image/video capture using single board computers such as Raspberry Pi.

    Devising a long-range payload downlink solution.

    3rd September 2019 – 6th September 2019

    Ladybird Guide To Spacecraft Operations Training Course, European Space Agency (ESA)

    Worked in a multicultural, multidisciplinary team of engineers to successfully plan and execute a simulated mission to Ceres and Pluto.

    Developed knowledge and an understanding of the fundamental disciplines required to operate a spacecraft.

    September 2018 – June 2019

    President, Simurq Aeronautics Society, University of Sheffield

    Oversaw the simultaneous development and deployment of two competition UAV’s at the IMechE’s 2019 UAS Challenge. A first in the society’s history.

    Secured over £8000 in funding to support both teams.

    Liaised with the engineering faculty personnel to organise outreach efforts such as Open Days.

    Encouraged research and the use of new technologies such as non-associated Wi-Fi-based long-range communication.

    9th June 2018 – 10th June 2018

    Agri-Smart Cambodia Rice Seeder Design Challenge, University of Sheffield

    Worked in the multidisciplinary team of 3 engineers to design an efficient rice seeder system.

    Designed a cost-effective seed distribution module of for the system.

    Winners of the 1st Runner Up prize.

    October 2017 – June 2018

    Vehicle Imaging & Navigation, Simurq Aeronautics Society (Project Hex), University of Sheffield

    Worked in a culturally diverse team of 8 engineering students to develop a control system for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle competing in the IMechE’s UAS Challenge.

    Developed the vehicle’s image processing capabilities in a MATLAB/Simulink environment.

    Responsible for the vehicle’s navigation.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE & VOLUNTEERING

    30th August 2017 (One Day)

    Volunteer, UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS), National Science Museum, London

    Worked in a team of 3 to present UKSEDS to the public, highlighting the organisation’s values and activities.

    Interacted with the public, explaining the capabilities of amateur rockets using rocket models and multimedia implements.

     

    MEMBERSHIPS

    Royal Aeronautics Society (RAeS) ● UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS) ● Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) ● Simurq Aeronautics Society (Sheffield Space Initiative) ● Aerospace Engineering Society (AEROSOC)
     

    PERSONAL INTERESTS

    Motorsport (e.g. Formula One, Formula E) ● Football ● Basketball ● Spacecrafts and space exploration ● Sustainable energy technologies (e.g. solar energy technology) ● DIY build projects


    REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

     


    [1] Sheffield Space Initiative (SSI) at the University of Sheffield.


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