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 Date Submitted:11-12-2012
 Last Modified:13-11-2017 (06:06)
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 Current job:Vehicle Design Engineer, PhD
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsSpacecraft, Design, Systems Engineer, Multidisciplinary,Synthesis, Technology, Database
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PERSONAL STATEMENT

PhD Aerospace Engineering / Project Engineer with strong multi-disciplinary and synthesis background in flight systems design and space systems engineering. Seeking full-time position in space industry.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

01/01/2012–Present

Senior Researcher

Aerospace Vehicle Design Laboratory, Arlington, TX (United States)

Designed systems engineering architectures for flight vehicle conceptual design application.
 

Evaluated feasibility of flight vehicle configurations and subsystems technology for hypersonic flight systems.

Developed hypersonic flight vehicle specific data-bases.

Developed parametric models to forecast influence of configuration-technology-mission combination on flight vehicle systems design.

 

01/06/2012–01/05/2017

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, UTA, Arlington, TX (United States)

Taught coursework and planned laboratory schedules for junior and senior courses (structures, aerodynamics, controls, design) in aerospace engineering department.

Oversaw aerospace capstone design projects of reverse engineering legacy flight vehicles for 6 semesters.

Project management of senior design project teams from planning project guidelines through final deliverable.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

01/06/2011–30/08/2017

Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering (B.S. - Ph.D.)

 

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX (United States)

GPA: 3.65

Dissertation:

SPACE ACCESS SYSTEMS DESIGN - Synthesis Methodology Development for Conceptual Design of Future Space Access Systems

 

Supervising Professor: Dr. Bernd Chudoba, AVD Laboratory, UT Arlington

Unique Original Contribution:
- Development of a generic, prototype design process & system for designing future space access systems concepts.
- Expanding scope of conceptual design domain horizontally and vertically in-flight vehicle synthesis application.
- Development of prototype systems engineering models evaluating technology-mission-configuration trade studies through solution-space topography of converged design concepts.

Case-Study: Vertical Takeoff Horizontal Landing ( VTHL) space systems using
- Lifting Reentry Vehicle ( LRV) 1965 X-20 Dyna Soar, Lifting-Body & Wing-Body configurations,
- Ballistic Launch Vehicles ( LV) Expendable (Atlas V), Partially Reusable (SpaceX Falcon 9 FT), & Fully Reusable (Falcon 9 B5-type).

Outcomes:
- Most comprehensive account of legacy LRVs (60 past programs).
- Designed and sized a total of unique 1239 LRV converged design concepts for various mission-technology-configuration trade studies.
- Sized a total of unique 1172 VTHL concepts for various LRV and LV combination.
- Creation of solution space topography for a consistent comparison of large vehicle design solution sets.
 

​​​​Industrial Project:

"Assessment of the AVX Aircraft Company Patented Coaxial Rotor Dual Ducted Fan Concept," Technical Report AVD 2014-03-25, Prepared by AVD Services LLC for the Strategy Department of a Leading Helicopter OEM, March 2014.
 

​​Publications:

​​Rana, L., McCall, T. and Chudoba, B., "Parametric Sizing of Boeing's Legacy X-20 Dyna-Soar to Gain Program Architectural Understanding of Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser", AIAA 2017-5355, AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida, 12-14 September 2017.

Rana, L., McCall, T., Haley, J. and Chudoba, B., "Conceptual Design Synthesis of Orbital Lifting Reentry Vehicles Based on Generic Wing-Body Configuration", AIAA 2017-5356, AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida, 12-14 September 2017.

Rana, L., McCall, T., Haley, J. and Chudoba, B., "A Parametric Sizing Study on the Effects of Configuration Geometry on a Lifting-Body Reentry Vehicle", AIAA 2017-5127, AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida, 12-14 September 2017.

Loveneesh Rana & Bernd Chudoba, "Design Evolution and AHP-based Historiography of Lifting Reentry Vehicle Space Programs", AIAA 2016-5319, SPACE 2016 Conferences and Exposition, Sept 13-16, 2016, Long Beach, CA.

Loveneesh Rana & Bernd Chudoba, "Sizing the Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar to Mission Utilizing the 1965 US Air Force Systems Command Space Planners Guide", AIAA 2014-4452, SPACE2014 Conferences and Exposition, Aug 4-7, 2014, San Diego, CA.

Mark Coley, Loveneesh Rana & Bernd Chudoba, "Assessing the Adaptability of the 1965 USAF Space Planners Guide Using a SpaceLiner-Type Hypersonic Point-to-Point Mission", AIAA 2014-4412, SPACE2014 Conferences and Exposition, Aug 4-7, 2014, San Diego.


 

Academic Projects:

Chief Engineer, Graduate Hypersonic Vehicle Design Class Project, "Reverse engineering DLR SpaceLiner SL-7 using parametric sizing technique", Aug-Dec 2013.

Trajectory Analysis Lead, Graduate Future Propulsion System Design Class Project "Sizing Mission to Mars, Inspiration Mars", Jan-May 2014.

Graduate Missile Design Class Project, "Conceptual Design Sizing of a Sounding Rocket for Missile Conceptual Design", Jan-May 2016.

Control and Stability Team, "Reverse Engineering P-51 Mustang" (Sr Design Capstone Project), Aug-Dec 2012 .

Designed a non-linear controller based on predictive control method for an air-breathing launch vehicle, Aug-Dec 2011 .

 

​​​​Awards & Grants:

Winner of Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, Summer, 2017, UT Arlington.

Winner of iEngage Mentoring Program, Office of Graduate Studies, May 2014, UT Arlington.

Winner of Graduate School In-state Tuition Scholarship, MAE Department, September 2014, UT Arlington.

Winner of iEngage Mentoring Program, Office of Graduate Studies, May 2016, UT Arlington.

 

01/05/2006–01/08/2010

B. Tech. Applied Electronics & Instrumentation

 

Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow (India)

GPA: 3.6

Final Project: "Developed a dual surface Persistence of Vision display device employing 8-bit Atmega-32 microcontroller and addressable hierarchy latches", Mar-July 2010, UPTU, INDIA.

Awards/Certifications:

Winner, Technical Paper Presentation, TechnoSky09, Inter College Technical Competition, Feb 2009, SIET, Gr. Noida, UPTU, INDIA.

Certification, "Short Course Certification in PLC and SCADA, IATP" , Horizon Software Services, Aug 2009, Noida,INDIA.

 

PERSONAL SKILLS

Mother tongue(s)

Hindi, English

 

Communication skills

- Excellent communication skills in technical and multi-disciplinary domain gained through experience as lecturer for various senior aerospace design classes and lab sessions.

- Proficient managerial contact skills gained through various design projects and team lead roles in group projects.

 

Organisational / managerial skills

- Proficient in leadership and managerial roles through experience gained as chief designer and disciplinary lead positions held in several design projects, responsible for handling teams of 10-12 senior and graduate aerospace engineering students.

- Lead author and main project planner position held in most publications.

- Proficient organizational and planner skills gained during role of the mentor for a senior undergrad student research course during UTA graduate school iMENTOR program, responsible for developing a research-based coursework and specific tasks.

 

 

Job-related skills

Generic Competencies address proficiency in following domains:
Flight Vehicle Conceptual Design, Systems Modelling, Analytical Problem Solving, Multi-Disciplinary Understanding, System Engineering Architectures Formulation, Logical & Physical Solution Architectures Development, Understanding of Aerospace R&D Decision-making, and Complex Multidisciplinary Systems Design & Integration.
 

Technical Competencies address proficiency in following aerodynamic disciplines:
High-Speed Aircraft and Space Access Vehicle Design, Systems Engineering, Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems, Air Breathing Propulsion, Flight Performance & Stability, Nonlinear Control Analysis, Structural Dynamics, Engineering Analysis, Fluid Mechanics, Gas Dynamics.

 

 

 

 

 


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