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     Date Submitted:01-09-2017
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     Current job:Space Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace Systems Engineering
    CV

    OBJECTIVE: Obtain a Satellite Systems Engineering position.

    HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATION:
     More than ten years of experience in the design, development, analysis, and evaluation of aerospace systems
     Solid background in Systems Engineering, combined with demonstrated analytical, programming and research skills with regards to Aerospace Systems
     Possess excellent knowledge of engineering project management including planning, design, procurements, contract management, project initiations, resource management, and implementation
     Ability to complete projects within scope, time and cost constraints
     Highly innovative and research oriented in finding novel methods to solve the problem
     Highly motivated and excellent team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
    MAGELLAN AEROSPACE, OTTAWA, ON 2009 - Present
    Space Systems Engineering Jan. 2010 – Present
     Coordinated the various tasks of system development as a project technical lead – planning, designing, and integration including formal testing for Microgravity Vibration Isolation Subsystem (MVIS) and oversaw full transition into production
     Provided support to interpret technical requirements to develop project specifications and system level project plans
     Managed system configurations and its documentation to make sure planning and execution run efficiently
     Supported commissioning and operational activities of MVIS Flight Model resides onboard International Space Station (ISS) as a controls design engineer; analyzed MVIS commissioning flight data; and prepared final commissioning report
     Designed, developed, and implemented new algorithms within MVIS Residence Software (MRS)
     Prepared test procedures for supporting MRS upgrade and supported flight qualification testing
     Assisted project manager by providing inputs to monthly progress report, preparing task orders, contract management, resource management, procurement management and coordinating meeting with customer

    RCM ADCS Engineering Nov. 2009 – Present
     Performed various Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) design and analysis tasks for the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) for Phase C and prepared technical reports for critical design phase
     Provided system engineering support as a key technical personnel to RCM ADCS subsystem for the management of requirements in DOORs and interfaced with different subsystems and customers for defining the requirements of the spacecraft
     Supported development, enhancement, and implementation of Spacecraft High Fidelity Simulator for verification and validation of ADCS subsystem
     Prepared verification test procedures and test reports for ADCS Flight Software (FSW) Verification Environment GUI project during Phase C extension

     Prepared various technical reports for ADCS subsystem hardware selections, design, and analysis
     Implemented ADCS FSW algorithms flow diagram and RCM concept of operation in Enterprise Architecture using a model based systems engineering approach

    HEO-STDP Research Engineering Oct. 2011 – Oct. 2012
     Technical Lead for bringing onboard attitude reference generation technology to TRL 4 for Canadian Space Agency’s Space Technologies Development Program (STDP)
     Designed, developed, and implemented onboard attitude reference generation algorithms within High Fidelity Simulator for final verification
     Investigated various algorithms to optimize the processing power of Command and Data Handling (C&DH) unit.
    ADCS Engineering Nov. 2009 – Oct. 2012
     Reviewed and analyzed the technical problems and requirements associated with satellite attitude control system for developing options to perform
     Performed simulation, design, and analysis tasks for various feasibility studies for satellite missions including PCW, CASS, QuickSat, and CSTM
     Supported development and verification of propulsion submodule for multi mission ADCS High Fidelity Simulator
     Provided support to operational SCISAT-1 satellite’s Gyrowheel anomalies investigation by extracting telemetry from flight data and preparing technical analysis report

    MESSIER-DOWTY INC., AJAX, ON May 2008 - Oct. 2008
    Structure Analyst (Contract)
     Responsible for developing global 3D Landing Gear Finite Element Model, calculations of applied loads for more than 800 load cases for finite element analysis (FEA) of Boeing B787 Nose Landing Gear to compliance with FAR and JAR regulations
     Surpassed manager's expectation by quickly learning new FEA programs such as PATRAN, NASTRAN, and ABAQUS and getting familiarized with Boeing B787 Landing Gear program
     Improved existing finite element model by developing 3D global Landing Gear model which increased more than 50% accuracy for extracting internal loads for strength analysis, all in less than half of the time originally allotted
     Carried out classical static strength analysis using MATHCAD templates and prepared detailed strength analysis reports by satisfying customer requirements and airworthiness regulations
     Assisted other team mates, group leaders, and managers for improving engineering design, analysis, and documentations

    RYERSON UNIVERSITY, TORONTO ON 2006 - 2009
    Research Assistant Sep. 2006 – Oct. 2009
    Space System Dynamics and Control Group
     Designed innovative attitude control system of the next generation spacecraft using environmental forces such as solar radiation pressure and aerodynamic forces to extend the life of spacecraft for future space mission
     Directed the modeling, optimization, and simulation of control system design of RyESat femto-satellite; modified internal design reports and proposals for space missions
     Published research papers in the well known National and International Journals and Conferences in the field of Aerospace Engineering; received outstanding reviews from well-known scientists all over the world

    Graduate Teaching Assistant Sep. 2006 - May 2008
    Department of Aerospace Engineering

    Assisted and instructed students for courses on Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control,

    Control System, and Space Systems Design
     Organized reference materials and improved lecture notes, assignments, lab reports, and projects for talented and highly focused students
    Project Engineer Sep. 2005 - Dec 2005
    Department of Aerospace Engineering
     Planned an Asteroid Rendezvous and Characterization (ARC) Mission to study the asteroid formation and directed team of 15 students
     Conceptualized the power system and attitude control system for the formation of multiple satellites orbiting around asteroid

    EDUCATION
    Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
    Master of Applied Science - Aerospace Engineering May 2008
    Ryerson Graduate Scholarship (2007-2008)
    Thesis: Satellite Attitude Control Using Environmental Forces Based on Variable Structure Control
    Bachelor of Engineering - Aerospace Engineering, April 2006
    Dean’s List (2005-2006)
    Thesis: Dynamics and Control Design of Orbiting Space Systems
    L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
    Bachelor of Engineering – Instrumentation and Control Engineering, 1997 - 2001

    TECHNICAL SKILLS:
    Programming: Matlab/Simulink, MathCAD, Maple, C/C++, FORTRAN, Mathematica,

    BASIC

    Operating System: UNIX, LINUX, MS WINDOWS, MS DOS
    FEA Packages: ABAQUS, ANSYS, NASTRAN, PATRAN
    Design Tools: SolidWorks, AutoCAD, CATIA, Enterprise Architecture
    Other Utilities: DOORs, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Latex, Adobe

    FrameMaker, Xfig

    PUBLICATIONS:
    K.D.Kumar, T.R.Patel; "Controlling Multiple Satellites Along Local Horizontal Configuration", Paper No. 503, presented at Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute 54th Aeronautics Conference and Annual General Meeting, Toronto, April 24-26, 2007.
    T.R.Patel, K.D.Kumar, K.Behdinan; "Satellite Attitude Control Using Solar Radiation Pressure Based on Non-linear Sliding Mode Control", Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Part G, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 222, No. G3, 2008, pp. 379-392.
    T.R.Patel, K.D.Kumar, K.Behdinan; "Variable Structure Control for Satellite Attitude Stabilization in Elliptic Orbits Using Solar Radiation Pressure", Acta Astronautica, Vol. 64, Nos. 2-3, 2009, pp. 359-373.
    K.D.Kumar, T.R.Patel; "Dynamics and Control of Multi-Connected Satellite Aligned Along Local
    Horizontal", Acta Mechanica, Vol. 204, 2009, pp. 175-191.

    T.R.Patel, K.Behdinan, K.D.Kumar; “Nonlinear Control for Three-Axis Stabilized Satellites based on Aerodynamic Torques”, AS-10- 120, 15th Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) Astronautics Conference, ASTRO 2010, Toronto, Ontario, May 4-6, 2010.

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:
    Professional Engineer (March 2015)


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