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     Date Submitted:09-02-2021
     Last Modified:10-02-2021 (06:01)
    Job information
     Current job:Principal GNC and Aerospace Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGNC, AOCS, ADCS, Space Systems

    Principal GNC and Aerospace Systems Engineer

    Advanced Aerospace Systems Technologies AAST



    Nationality: Canadian



    Application for Security Clearance “Level II - Secret” - (In process)



    Join a stable, well-established, and friendly work environment

    Learn new things, and develop more skills

    Get the opportunity to share new ideas and make strong contributions

    Become a key player and leader in my area of expertise



    More than 20 years in the following Aerospace Engineering Areas:

    Spacecraft Attitude and Orbit Determination and Control

    Space Mission Analysis and Design

    Aircraft Dynamics and Control

    Formation Flying

    Hardware in - the - Loop Simulation

    Estimation Theory, Optimization, and Non-linear Control

    Neuro-Fuzzy Modeling and Control

    More than 2 years in the following Specific Areas:

    Space Constellation Management

    Space Situational Awareness

    GPS/INS Integration Based Systems

    Autonomous Unmanned Systems

    Embedded Systems

    Military Aircraft MRO

    Qualities: Responsible, Team Worker, Dedicated, Experienced Professional

    Languages: English, Arabic and French “Beginner”



    Ph.D., in Aerospace Engineering                          December 2002

    Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Department, Giza

    Thesis Title “Development and Application of New Attitude Control Algorithms for Spacecraft”


    M.Sc., in Aerospace Engineering                           July 1998

    Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Department, Giza

    Thesis Title “The Impact of Airfoil Selection and Characteristics on Wind Turbine Design and Performance”


    B.Sc., in Aerospace Engineering                            July 1992

    Graduation Rate of “Very Good with Honor Degree” and “Distinction” for the Graduation Project.

    Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Department, Giza


    Academic Qualifications and English Language Proficiency Assessments via The National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom NARIC are Available (UK NARIC Reference Number: V3000220087).

    Comparative Evaluation for Studies Done Outside Quebec via Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion, is available (N° de dossier C0006733620).



    Computer Skills

    Programming Tools: C, C++, MATLAB (Recently, started coding in Python and Java)

    Systems and Mission Simulation Tools:  SIMULINK, STATEFLOW, AGI-Systems Tool Kit STK-Grand Master Level-3 Certified, AGI-Systems Tool Kit STK-Master Integration with Python Level-2 Certified, AGI- Orbit Determination Tool Kit ODTK Level-1 Certified, AGI-Test and Evaluation Tool Kit – TETK Level-1 Certified, Orbits Extrapolation Kit OREKIT.

    MBSE Tools:  Sparx Systems-Enterprise Architect, MagicDraw.



    Principal GNC and Aerospace Systems Engineer                     April 2019 – Present

    Advanced Aerospace Systems Technologies AAST, Montréal, Québec, Canada

    Development of Guidance, Navigation, and Control Systems, Flight Software and Space Mission Solutions.


    Lead Space Systems Engineer                                             July 2017 – April 2019

    GlobVision Inc., Montréal, Québec, Canada

    Development of solutions in Aerospace and Defense for the Canadian government (DND) and private companies including, Mission Planning Systems, Satellite Constellation Management, Space Situational Awareness, Real-time Spacecraft/Aircraft Simulators, and Spacecraft/Aircraft Flight Software.



    Assistant Professor                                      December 2010- July 2016

    International University Malaysia IIUM - Malaysia

    Faculty of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department

    Teaching: Spacecraft Dynamics and Control (4th Level), Flight Dynamics and

    Control (4th Level), Space Mechanics (4th Level), Aerospace Systems Engineering (4th Level), Sensors and Actuators (4th Level), Aerospace Engineering Lab IV (4th Level), Control Systems (3rdLevel), Aerospace Dynamics (3rd Level), and Engineering Mechanics (1st Level)

    Establishment and Supervision of Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control Lab.

    Supervision Postgraduate Students, Graduation Projects, and Seminars

    Research Development on Attitude and Orbit Determination and Control, GPS/INS Integrated Systems, CubeSats, Formation Flying, UAV, and Autonomous Systems


    Research Professor                August 2007- December 2010

    Yonsei University – Korea

    Astrodynamics and Control Lab. (ACL)

    Department of Astronomy and Space Science

    Research Development on Attitude and Orbit Determination and Control

    Perform Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for Formation Flying


    Researcher                   September 2000- August 2007

    National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science (NARSS) - Egypt

    Space Sciences Division

    Research Development on Attitude and Orbit Determination and Control

    ADC Subsystem Development and Design for Mini and Micro Satellites

    ADCS Deputy Group Leader in Egypt-Sat1 Project


    Postdoc Researcher                    November 2004- May 2005

    Technische Universität München (TUM) - Germany

    Institute of Astronautics (LRT)

    Responsible for Developing the Preliminary Design of BayernSat ADC Subsystem


    Associate Lecturer                      October 1995-September 2000

    October 6th University - Egypt

    Faculty of Engineering, Mechatronics Department

    Assist in Teaching Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, System Dynamics, and Mechanical Vibration


    Aerospace Engineer- First Lieutenant                          January 1993- July 1995

    Egyptian Air Force (EAF), Almaza Air Base - Egypt

    Technical Support Division -Aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) 

    Development of Maintenance Plans and Programs for Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet Aircraft

    Reasons for Leaving:

    End of military service.



    Yonsei University, Department of Astronomy and Space Science, Astrodynamics and Control Lab. (ACL), 134 Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, 120-749 Seoul, Korea

    Prof. Sang-Young Park, Head, Department of Astronomy and Space Science, Astrodynamics and Control Lab. (ACL),

          (spark624(at)  / spark(at)

    International University Malaysia, Faculty of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Jalan Gombak, Selangor -Darul Ehsan, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Prof. Waqar Asrar, Head, Mechanical Engineering Department,


    National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences NARSS, Space Sciences Division, Cairo, Egypt

    Professor Mohamed Nader Abuelfotouh, , Head, Space Sciences Division, (naderabuelfoutouh(at) 

    Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Department, Giza, Egypt

    Professor Sayed Desouky Hassan, Ph.D. supervisor,


    Technische Universität München, Institute of Astronautics, Boltzmannstr. 15 – 85748, Garching, Munich, Germany

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat Ulrich Walter, Director of the Institute of Astronautics, Postdoc supervisor, (walter(at)  / U.Walter(at)

    GlobVision Inc., 780 Avenue Sainte-Croix, Suite 100, Montréal, Québec H4L 3Y2, Canada

    Ehsan Sobhani, Chief Technology Officer (CTO),(esobhani(at) / eshan.sobhani(at) )


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