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Summary

 As the   Chief System Engineer of FutureDrones (pvt ) ltd  I contribute  my knowledge and expertise  on multiple drone  developments  including   hardware and software system development  , manufacturing process planning etc  .Company was started after continuous research and development of Drones in University from 2012  and  I'm  involving  since  2013 .  Ceyhawk   UAV is one of best  drone of the company and it has  manufactured using carbon fiber composites  .
 I researched on Statistical modeling and path following optimization of RAVAN (Robotic Aerial Vehicle with Autonomous Navigation ) UAV for Master of Science  degree 
During my university graduation I could lead RAVAN UAV development which was first ever successful medium scale UAV in Srilanka.I have Sound knowledge with experience in Robotics and automation  ,Electronic system design including circuit design and PCB design , Firmware development using C ,  C++ languages image processing with MATLAB and OpenCV , Composite manufacturing , Mold design , CNC machines , Solidworks etc .
 Robotics and Automation ,Application specific UAV modeling and design, Biomedical Engineering are some of  my research interests.

Work History

Jan2017

Chief Engineer Systems 

FutureDrones pvt Ltd 

I have appointed as Chief Engineer of FutureDrones  where Job include Architectural planning of Unmanned Aerial Systems including autopilot electronics and software systems design , and system integration , Continuous development and augmentation of UAV systems and adaptation and tuning 

Mar 2014Present

Director

FutureDrones pvt Ltd

Currently I'm  working as  the team director  of the  FutureDrones   company(Spin-off company  from Unviersity of Moratuwa  ) which the  job includes  team Leading ,  project managing , system designing and integration ,Manufacturing  process development . Company has completed Ceyhawk   medium scale  composite electric and gasoline drone and Ceymapper and Ceybee  GIS mapping drone . VTOL(Vertical Takeoff and Landing ) drone development  for  Blood sample and  Logistic transportation  , Agriculture spraying drones   are some of ongoing projects .

May 2014Apr 2015

Research Assistant and Junior Consultant 

University Of Moratuwa 

I have been appointed as  Research Assistant under the project  titled  " Unmanned Aerial  Vehicle with Real time Aerial Surveillance and telemetry" for  developing  first medium scale  UAV for surveillance in Sri Lanka    

Aug 2014Feb 2015

System Architect

Intelligent Machineries International Pvt Ltd

I have been appointed as  system architect for implementing   of  Tuna  fish grading  probe based on  image processing . 

May 2012Nov 2012

Trainee  Engineer  

Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies

During the   six month industrial  training  I had experienced with PUMA 562 robotic manipulator  human machine  Interface design. Dspic based closed loop  circuit design and  firmware development  with MPLAB  C30 , Robot arm  modeling , controlling With Matlab  are  the some of experienced I  gathered  during the  period . During the period  I  worked with FPGA based Tea color sorting machine and we used altera spartan 6 FPGA with  line camera for  image processing . 

 

Education

Jun 2009Mar 2014

BSc  Engineering (Hons), Electronic and Telecommunication 

University of Moratuwa

Obtained Second Upper class

Aug 2008

Advanced level exam

Bandaranayake college

Physics    :   A  

Chemistry:   A 

Com Math :  B            Z score : 2.5978     Dist  Rank  : 3    Island Rank :93

Dec2005

Ordinary level exam 

Bandaranayake college 

9 A’S AND  1 C           (2005 O/ L)

Nov 2014Dec 2014

Mentor Graphics Corporation Training Course

University of Moratuwa

During the course   I gathered  PCB Schematic design , PCB layout design ,Signal Integrity test, power integrity , PCB thermal flow  analyzing  using Mentor graphic   expedition software  

Publications

Identifying the cruising dynamics of a medium scale UAV I: Longitudinal dynamics

Abstract :  Pitch and airspeed responses of a medium scale UAV were identified using the prediction error method. Data collection was conducted with an active closed loop autopilot control system. A naive SISO open loop transfer function was estimated using the parametric direct approach. Since its predictability was not significant, better estimators were developed using MISO parametric direct, and SISO parametric indirect method. The model validations were done to quantify their predictability.

 Publisher:IEEE ,Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), 2015

Projects

  • Ceyhawkk VTOL drone development (ongoing) 
  • High accuracy aerial imagery base GIS data collection of Katunayake Airport Sri Lanka (2018 completed)
  • Ceytwin RTK Drone development for GIS aerial imagery 
  • Tiltrotor VTOL prototyping with  collision avoidance for medicine transportation (Individual project from USA)
  • Aerial imagery based contour mapping of Sri Lanka sugar corporation  fields 
  • Agricultural spraying drone 
  • Robot lawn  mower automation (Individual project from USA) 
  • Quadrotor VTOL drone 
  • Ceyhex package transport drone design 
  • Ceybee  Agri drone development  with multispectral camera 
  • Ceybee GIS drone development 
  • CeyHawk Gasoline version design 
  • CeyHawk composite  frame design for manufacturing 
  • Ceymapper Drone design for  3D mapping  
  • Fish grading probe development 
  • Cellquicken rife machine based electromagnetic  treatment  hardware development  (SA project)
  • Smart automobile analyzer for ten wheel  truck performance monitoring (2012)
  • RAVAN first Sri Lankan   medium scale  UAS design  
  • Denso  Vp6 arm trajectory planning 
  • Sri Lanka Robot Competition   Autonomous  Robot design 
  • PUMA 562 arm  Human Machine interface design 
  • FPGA based Tea color separator project 
  • Telepresence Quadcopter design  for disaster management  
  • FPGA based   signal generator 
  • FPGA based Speech recognition, FPGA based washing machine controller DSD project
  • Telephone operate switch panel (June term project )
  • MATLAB based Speech recognition for DSP
  • Abegiriya reconstructing Project  (volunteer project - 2010)

Portfolio

AWARDS

OCT2017

Gold Award

Ceybee Autonomous multipurpose Ultralight drone won Gold award in Applied Sciences and Technology Sahasak Nimavum 2017 organized by Sri lanka inventors commision 
OCT2017

Gold Award

Ceyhawk Uav won Gold award in the field Engineering  Sahasak Nimavum 2017
Oct 2016

Merit Award

NBQSA 2016  Best ICT awards   

Ceyhawk Uav  won merit award in research and development category of   18th National best quality ICT awards -2016

Dec 2013

Runners Up 

SLRC 2013 Robo Competition

Autonomous and manual robot was designed  for the  Sri Lankan Robo competition 2013 , and   we were able to  win  second place  of the competition  

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I hereby declare that above mention details are true and accurate according to my knowledge 

 

Yours faithfully

  C.I  Gamage. 

  16th Apr  2018