AOCS / GNC Engineer
AOCS and GNC Engineer with experience of working on 10 Geostationary Satellite Missions and 4 special missions including 1 human spaceflight mission. Strong programming skills in Python, MATLAB, C++ and Master Level Certification of STK software for mission design and analyses.
Experience and Work Profile
July 2018—Present: Scientist/Engineer SD • U R Rao Satellite Centre (ISRO), Bangalore, India
Roles at ISRO
AOCS Engineer for Geostationary satellites and special missions including Chandrayaan-2, Chandrayaan-3, Aditya-L1 and Project Gaganyaan.
GNC Engineer in Project SPADEX.
Design of AOCS gain values.
Formulation of the body dynamics including the flexibility modes and solar panel orientation of the satellite as required.
Software-in-the-Loop simulation and analyses of the satellite AOCS to plan the maneuvers including orbit raising burns (LEB) and calculation of expected duty cycle of the reaction control system.
Special Projects: Formulation followed by stability analyses and digital simulation of propellant sloshing motion of the spacecraft landing on Moon.
December 2017—March 2018: Flight Control Engineer • SkyDeploy Flight Systems, Inc., New Delhi, India
Roles at SkyDeploy Flight Systems, Inc.
Flight Control Engineer and worked for developing the flight dynamics model for non-military drones with special attention on VTOL drones.
May 2016: Master of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Major: Aerospace Engineering - Flight Mechanics and Controls
Thesis: Optimal Low-Thrust Transfer for Relative Orbital Motion
May 2013: Bachelor of Technology from F G Institute of Engineering and Technology, Raebareli, India
Specialization: Aeronautical Engineering
C / C++
STK Level 2 and above Certificate from AGI: STK Pro, STK Coverage, STK Communications, STK Integration, STK Sat Pro, STK AMM, STK Astrogator
Python Developer Certificate from LinkenIn Learning
Journal: 'Applicability of Clohessy-Wiltshire Model for Optimal Low-Thrust Rendezvous', Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies, Vol. 71(1), 2019, pp. 69-71.
Conference: ‘Minimum Control Constrained Low-Thrust Rendezvous using Multiple-Interval Legendre Pseudospectral Method’, Indian Control Conference 2018.
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