Industrial automation, Robotic system design, autonomous system design
Chief Engineer Systems
- Future Drones (Pvt) Ltd , . .University of Moratuwa.
- [email protected]
As the Chief System Engineer of FutureDrones (Pvt) Ltd, I contribute my knowledge and expertise in multiple drone developments including hardware and software system developments, manufacturing process planning etc. The 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 the best drones in the company and it has manufactured using carbon fiber composites.
I researched 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 the 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 my research interests.
I have been appointed as Chief Engineer of FutureDrones since January 2017, where job includes architectural planning of Unmanned Aerial Systems including autopilot electronics and software systems design, system integration, continuous development and augmentation of UAV systems and adaptation and tuning etc.
Currently, I'm working as a director of the Future Drones company (The first Spin-off company from University of Moratuwa ) where I do team leading, project managing, system designing and integration, Manufacturing process development. The company has completed Ceyhawk medium scale electric and gasoline drone which was manufactured using carbon fiber composite. Currently, Company produces over 6 type of drone including Ceymapper, Ceybee, Ceyhex, Ceytwin. VTOL(Vertical Takeoff and Landing) drone development for the blood sample and Logistic transportation, surveillance drones are some of the ongoing projects.
The vision of AUTOMA is to be the leading automation system and service provider by introducing true industrial automation and robotics concepts to modern industries. The company has done several automation projects in industry and currently expanding business using industrial machine importing and giving services through AIM Creations machine shops.AUTOMA is registered export at export development board and import/ export at Srilanka customs
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.
I have been appointed as system architect for implementing of Tuna fish grading probe and analyzer based on image processing.
During the six months 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 the experience 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.
Obtained Second Upper class
Physics : A
Com Math : B Z score : 2.5978 Dist Rank : 3 Island Rank :93
9 A’S AND 1 C (2005 O/ L)
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
Headrest with spring-loaded window breaking system and emergency self-inflatable lifesaving buoy
The innovation is directed to a multipurpose headrest with a spring-loaded window breaking system for quick and easy window glass breaking in an emergency. Headrest consists of a lifesaving buoy to assist escaped people to survive in a drawing situation. Therefore, this innovation is much related to the field of human safety to save thousands of victims in an emergency situation such as drawing vehicles.
Patent Pending number: LK/20135.
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 native 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
Emergency Life Saving Vehicle headrest invention won the gold award in applied science and technology field in Sahasak Nimavum 2018 competition
Ceybee Autonomous multipurpose ultralight drone won Silver award in 46th geneva inventions 2018
Ceybee Autonomous multipurpose ultralight drone won the Gold award in Applied Sciences and Technology Sahasak Nimavum 2017 organized by Sri Lanka inventors commision
Ceyhawk UAV won Gold award in the field of Engineering Sahasak Nimavum 2017
Future Drones Stall at IESL Techno 2017 exhibition won Bronze award on Engineering services category
Ceyhawk UAV won merit award in research and development category of 18th National best quality ICT awards -2016
The autonomous and manual robot was designed for the Sri Lankan Robo competition 2013, and we were able to win second place of the competition.
I hereby declare that the above mention details are true and accurate according to my knowledge
C. I Gamage.
30th Sep 2018