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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 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.

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 (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 composite electric and gasoline drone and Ceymapper and Ceybee  GIS mapping drone. VTOL(Vertical Takeoff and Landing ) drone development for the blood sample and  Logistic transportation, Agriculture spraying drones are some of the ongoing projects.

Nov 2016-Present

Sole proprietor

AUTOMA
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  

Projects

  • Patent pending Automobile safety system: Headrest with spring-loaded window breaking system and emergency self-inflatable lifesaving buoy
  • Wingdrone is proud first Srilankan tiltrotor VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing ) drone designed for various applications such as GIS mapping, Disaster managing, Agriculture, Surveillance, parcel transport etc. Drone developed for AIMROBOTICS and wingdrone agri is to be sold at agrihawks.com in USA
  • PowerBAT is a hybrid robotic drone for industrial transmission line inspection and stringing projects. This  Norval robot design prototype has tested and design  is under patent filing  
  • UGO is a hybrid all terrain moving robot designed for surveillance mission in a disaster situation and military missions. The robot has prototyped and tested. Final design under patent filing 
  • Ceyhawk  VTOL  drone development as first Srilankan medium scale VTOL drone  (ongoing) 
  • High accuracy aerial imagery base GIS data collection of Bandaranayake international  Airport Sri Lanka with Survey department  (2018 completed)
  • CeyTwin RTK ( First RTK mapping drone created in Srilanka)   Drone development for GIS aerial imagery 
  • Tiltrotor VTOL prototyping with  collision avoidance for medicine transportation (an Individual project from the USA)
  • Aerial imagery   based contour mapping over 21000 acres of Kanthale   Sugar Corporation  fields 2017 
  • Aerial imagery mapping over 25000 acres of Anuradhapura Kakirawa area for identifying biodiversity. The project client was Department of  Land Use and Policy Planning and project funded by United nations development programme in 2017.
  • We contributed to several volunteer services  by using Drone in disaster situations  such as Athurugiriya, Kaluthara, Gin-gaga  flood mapping  for Disaster management center, Aranayake landslide mapping and modeling for Nation building and research organization  etc as a national requirement 
  • Agricultural spraying drone was developed for Farm Mechanization Research Center at Mahailluppallama 
  • Robot lawn  mower automation (an Individual project from USA).
  • Ceyquad  surveillance drone design for Srilanka Police departments
  • 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)

Patents and Publications

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 lifesaving buoy to assist escaped people to survive in a drawing situation. Therefore, this innovation is much related to the field of human safety.

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 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

Portfolio

AWARDS

April2018

Silver medal awards 

Geneva Inventions 2018 

Ceybee Autonomous multipurpose Ultralight drone won silver  award in 46th geneva inventions  2018 

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 of Engineering Sahasak Nimavum 2017
OCT2017

Bronze Award 

IESL Techno Exhibition 2017 

Future Drones Stall at IESL Techno 2017 exhibition won bronze award on Engineering services category 

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