CV: Navigation and Position Engineer


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 Date Submitted:06-07-2012
 Last Modified:12-06-2020 (09:23)
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 Current job:Navigation and Position Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
 Keywordsinnovative, analytical and hardworking

Marital status: Married
Children: Three Daughters
Professional Skills:
• Use EKF mixed with an adaptive filtering design with emphasis on adaptive Q (addressing IMU errors for various dynamic modes) and R (addressing aiding sensors noise uncertainties)
• Strong computer skills and in particular proficient in Python, Perl, C, C++, Fortran or some combination of these programming languages
• Demonstrated ability to perform scientific and statistical analysis on very large data sets
• In-depth knowledge of inertial sensors (of various classes) and aiding sensors (GPS, Star Trackers, Seeker, Altimeter, Terrain, Vision based, etc.)
• Hands-on experience with complex hardware and software subsystems supporting large experimental systems
• Nonlinear filtering techniques such as particle filtering and multiple model estimation mixing is
• In-depth errors models of various fidelity levels
• Experience utilizing good organizational, interpersonal, and problem solving skills
• Strong analytical and math skills and comfort with mathematical modeling tools such as Matlab
• Strong collaborative written and verbal communications skills and ability to influence stakeholders
• Experience demonstrating a strong work ethic and sense of urgency for completing assigned work with a history of meeting commitments
• Extensive knowledge of structural and dynamic use of Astronomical Image Processing System, produced by NRAO.
• Extensive knowledge of Spectral Line Reduction package (replaced by ASAP)
• Extensive knowledge and use of Software for aiding visualisation of multidimensional data
• In-depth knowledge of Image Reduction and Analysis Facility. (IRAF usage and Interpretation) and Satellite Data Analysis
• In-depth knowledge of Ms Word, excel, PowerPoint, Outlook express and InfoPath, Access, publisher, SPSS, MATLab, All OS (Windows, Linux- Federa, Ubuntu, Kali and Mac- Snow Lion, Leopard)
• Networking, Hardware Maintenance and Software, Hardware Assembling and configurations
2016-2017-: Successfully awarded a scholarship for the a Master of Science program in Astronomy, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of External Affairs Government of India at the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Maharashtra-Pune, India.
2015/April-May-: Successfully awarded a scholarship for the training program in Astronomy for African scientist Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of External Affairs Government of India at the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Maharashtra-Pune, India.
2013-2014: Kenya Bureau of Standards (KBS) & Kenya Industrial Research Institute (KIRID): Successfully supervised five undergraduate Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering/Industrial Chemistry students during their industrial training on behalf of Prof. B.T. Kiremire.
2013 Uganda Communications Commission ICT for National Development Award (ACIA Catalogue 2013 page 37) successfully developed ―A Space Based system to deliver health & environment information and services‖. Certificate of Award.
2008-2009: Mumias Sugar Company Kenya-Increased diffuser sucrose cell extraction performance from 89.5 to 96% ensured high efficiency in production and reduced dust sugar production due to conversion and invasion, ensuring full operation ability of the Extraction Diffuser systems.
2007-2008: Mumias Sugar Company Kenya- Closely monitored water tube boiler auxiliary functions and conducted detailed inspections to ensure operational compliance of environmental protection, safety, and emission control regulations act.
2007-2008:-Mumias Sugar company Kenya, Analyzed extraction effluent from a 350 TCH, Cane Diffuser, Heavy Duty Hammer Shredder and New Generation SRI Clarifier data in order to determine feasibility quality production as a way to maximize production throughput per day.
2006-2007:- Best innovative student Makarere University Academic Science Fair:- successfully extracted ―Omega-3-Fatty Acids from tropical fish species (Lung fish and Nile perch) as a food supplement for curing and controlling infections children at Makerere University.
2017 - 2017: Observational Astronomy (Optical, UV, X-ray and Radio), Inter- University Center of Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA)/ Makerere University.
2013 Pilot plant study of ―Extraction of Essential oils from Tropical African Spices by the use of a trans-anethole and compounds characterization by NMR spectroscopy using the bench top spin solve NMR spectrometer Makerere University.
2007-2008: Research Project, ―An Investigation on how 96% Sucrose Extraction Target Efficiency can be achieved by the diffuser at Mumias sugar co. Ltd‖ Kenya using diffusion by Osmosis.
2006- 2007: Omega-3-Fatty Acids extraction from tropical fish species (Lung fish and Nile perch) as a food supplement for curing and controlling infections Makerere University.
Nyago’s areas of expertise largely include extragalactic astronomy and astronomical database management. His contributions include:
Warm Absorbers: Comprehensive high resolution X-ray spectral study of warm absorbers in Seyfert galaxies observed with ESA's X-ray observatory XMM-Newton, theoretical modelling using photo-ionisation code CLOUDY,[9] understanding the effect of ionizing continuum shape on the properties of warm absorbers, and stability curve analysis of the warm absorbers. (Collaborated and done as a part of his MSc thesis)
Gravity: Elucidating nature of cosmological singularities under conformal transformations
Galaxies: Quantitative study of galaxy morphology, scaling relations etc.
Robustness of prediction for extreme adaptive optics systems under various observing conditions - An analysis using VLT/SPHERE adaptive optics data; M. A. M. van Kooten, N. Doelman, N. J. Jonathan and M. Kenworthy Published online: 21 April 2020
Teaching Assistant (Part Time)
Department of Physics College of Natural Sciences
Makerere University,
2017 – To-date:
Guidance Navigation & Controls Engineer
Infinity Computers and Communication Company limited
Plot 6B Windsor Loop Rd, Kampala
2015 – To-date:
• Development of Simulation Kinematics Models
• Development of State Estimators
• Past use or familiarity with UNIX and LINUX operating systems as well as Mac OS, Microsoft products.
• Strong academic and analytical background with course work and independent research that includes a combination of digital and modern control systems, dynamics, Kalman filter design, or signal processing
• Coding of Missile Guidance Algorithms in Higher Order Computer Languages
• Developing plans and methods of evaluating system capabilities and testing event scenarios
Guidance, Navigation & Controls Engineer
Rapid Security and Engineering Group,
Naalya Namugongo
February 2012– Dec, 2014
• Develop, modify, and maintain GPS and telemetry processing tools for the reduction and analysis of flight test to determine Best Estimate of Trajectory (BET)
• Flight system performance analysis including nonlinear modeling, digital control, and system effectiveness analysis
• Using results of modeling and simulations to predict performance
• Defining, analyzing, and reviewing results from model simulations
• Updating of models based on designs, test results, and other data
• System design, analysis, modeling, and simulation
• Simulation - to include evaluation under nominal, off-nominal, and Monte Carlo flight modes
Master’s Degree in Astronomy
IUCAA, Pune Maharashtra, India
Training in Astronomy (Instrumentation/Satellite Navigation and Control)
IUCAA, Pune Maharashtra, India
2015/April- 2015 May
Diploma in Physics,
Makerere University, Uganda
Certificate in Astrophysics,
Makerere University, Uganda
Certificate in CCNA Cisco Net Works and CCTV Technology
Exquisite Multimedia E-software and IT consultancy
Jan- Dec/2008
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering
Makerere University
Hazardous Material& Safety Training,
Lions Chemical & Engineering Technology Kenya – QC & QA,
September 2006 –October 2006
Emergency Medical Technician and First Aid Training
GSK International,
• 2011/08 – Dec/2012: Astronomers without Boarder (AWB) National Coordinator Volunteer
• 2007-2009: United Nations Youth-Uganda: Monitor & Evaluation Officer
• 2004-2007: Volunteer for the Makerere University Primetime Association Sound Technician
English, Luganda, Swahili, (Elementary knowledge) Lunyankole and Kinyarwanda (Elementary knowledge)
New Innovation technology discoveries, Concept developments, and achieving big dreams & visions, Research and Development, enjoy learning, Adventure.
Prof. Ajit K. Kembhavi
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Post Bag 4 Ganeshkhind, Pune Univ Campus Pune 411 007
Maharashtra, India
Email: akkb(at)
Dr. Patrick Ssebugere
Senior Lecture
College of Natural Science, Department of Chemistry
Makerere University,
P.O. Box 7062 Kampala-Uganda
Email: ssebugere(at)
Ms. Kisakyamukama Sarah
Managing Director
Elori Deko Frourist and Decoration
Plot 24 Ggaba Road, Kansanga
E-mail: k.sarakisakye(at)

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