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Engineer Engineering

Lafayette, Indiana, United States
April 13, 2018

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Dhruv Mathur

***, ********* **., **** *, West Lafayette, IN - 47906

E-mail:; Mobile: +1-765-***-**** LinkedIn Profile : EDUCATION

Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - August 2016 - May 2018 M.S. (Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering), GPA: 3.52 Major – Dynamics and Control; Minor – Astrodynamics and Space Applications

Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India - August 2011 - December 2015 B.E. (Instrumentation & Control)


Programming Skills & Software Packages:

MATLAB, Simulink, AGI STK, LabVIEW, C/C++, Java, Data Structures, VHDL, SQL, pSpice, AutoCAD, MaxIm Relevant Coursework:

Systems Analysis & Synthesis; Nonlinear Dynamics, Systems, & Control; Applied Optimal Control & Estimation; Introduction to Applied Stochastic Processes; Process Control; Advanced Orbital Dynamics; Transducers & Components; Industrial & Analytical Instrumentation; Microprocessors; Digital Integrated Circuits INTERNSHIPS & PROJECTS

Telecommunications Engineer, Aerodynamic Deorbit Experiment - August 2017 - Present

- Computed link budget for all tracking stations, providing best estimate of downlink slant range

- Developed packet structure for Telemetry Beacon, for system-critical status checks

- Developed telecommunications downlink procedure and performed long-distance range testing

Attitude Determination Engineer, Aerodynamic Deorbit Experiment - January 2018 - Present

- Tested thermal characteristics of Inertial Measurement Unit in vaccum chamber at micro-torr pressures

- Characterized bias and drift of IMU data with respect to change in time and temperature

- Developed testing procedure and hardware for IMU testing in vacuum chamber

Control Systems Internship, Tata Advanced Systems Ltd., Bengaluru, India - June 2017 - July 2017 System Identification of a fixed-wing VTOL drone in quad mode

- Obtained and analyzed input-output data from unmanned aerial vehicles to identify their transfer function

- Developed a System Identification program and GUI tool for the same using MATLAB and Simulink

- Tuned PID controllers for rate and position control of aircraft using identified aircraft transfer function

Coursework project, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University - March 2017 - May 2017 Optimal Control of Active Suspension systems of vehicles

- Used Linear-Quadratic Gaussian control, quartic programming and dynamic programming

- Minimized forces experienced by chassis, as well as energy consumed by active suspension actuators.

Network Engineering Internship, Reliance Communications, New Delhi, India - February 2016 – April 2016 Optimization of 2G (GSM) and 3G (WCDMA) mobile networks.

- Evaluated the performance of mobile network catering to 10 million customers in terms of 11 Key Performance Indices. Improved network coverage in real time by adjusting parameters of trans-receivers.

B.E. Final Thesis, NSIT, University of Delhi - January 2015 - June 2015 Tracking multiple objects in video files using MATLAB

- Developed algorithm to trace trajectory of multiple moving objects in videos and implemented in MATLAB.

- Achieved by running feature-mapping algorithm for object segmentation iteratively over video frames.

Summer Program, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA - June 2014 - August 2014 Computer Organization & Systems, and Observational Astronomy

- Learned how to program C/C++ code in assembly language, to improve program efficiency

- Applied basic research methodology to observational astronomy - making observations, image processing, and extracting useful data from observations to reach a conclusion. CONFERENCES & PUBLICATIONS

D. Arun Kumar, D. Mathur, A. Arora, A. Thareja and G. Chawla, "Emerging Trends in Engineering Employment", in 39th All India Sociological Conference, 2013.

D. Mathur and G. Sethi, "Solar Space Power Generation", International Journal for Scientific and Engineering Research, vol. 3, no. 8, 2012.


First prize, Space Debris Management System design competition, organized by IIT Kharagpur & ISRO 2013.

Runners-up, Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition, sponsored by NASA & Boeing in 2010.

Honorable Mention in the NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest 2010 (Grade 11-12) AFFILIATIONS

Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

President & Co-founder, ‘Aeross’, Aerospace Society in Delhi Public School, RK Puram, India (2010-Current)

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