Unmanned Aerial System modeling , designing and manufacturing
Autopilot system integration , Autopilot algorithm improving , Ground control system design
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.
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
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 .
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 based on image processing .
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 .
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
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
Ceyhawk Uav won merit award in research and development category of 18th National best quality ICT awards -2016
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 above mention details are true and accurate according to my knowledge
16th Apr 2018