Graduate Research Assistant

The George Washington University

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Academic Center Building, Phillips Hall 735

801 22nd Street, Philips Hall, NW

Washington, DC 20052

 

cell: 202-812-3325

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Education

2009, MS with Honors in Space Studies, American Military University, Charles Town, WV

1989, BS in Computer Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Work Experience

2005-2010: Director Broadband Technologies, B2 Technology and Consulting Services, Inc., Sterling, VA

1991-2005: Managing Director, PraDeshta Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

1999-2001: Program Manager (VSAT/PSTN/TDM network), GlobalNet Telecom, Inc., New York, NY.

1986-1989: Systems Group Member, Computer Science Department, University of Minnesota, MN.

1983: Unix Systems Consultant, The Computers Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Activity

Micro-cathode thruster for nanosatellite propulsion. Currently developing a control logic system under the NASA PhoneSat initiative (see Micro Cathode Arc Thruster

Collaborative Research: Cubesat: Large Area Mapping of Natural and Actively Initiated Transient Luminous Events

3U Cubesat class spacecraft: Mapping of Actively Initiated and Natural Transient Luminous Events (MANTLE)

Research Interests

Dynamic, multi-hop, broadband, interplanetary relay communications networks capable of at least 1 Gigabits/s full-duplex between Earth and Mars in a helio-centric “Linear-Circular Commutating Chain” (L3C) arrangement.

Development of Variable Plasma Micropropulsion (VPM) derivative of Micro-cathode Arc Thruster (µCAT ) for use as Integral Propulsion Systems for nano-satellite class spacecraft.

Broadband, persistent, communications facilities for spacecraft on deep space missions.

Smart Communication/Synthetic Communication for deep space applications.

Space Mission Analysis and Design and Space Systems Engineering.

Broadband Hybrid Communications.

Amateur Spacecraft.

Honors

2010, Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year for the School of Science and Technology award from American Military University (American Public University System).

2005, National Interest Waiver by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for exceptional ability in the Sciences.

Publications / Book Chapters

T. Zhuang, A. Shashurin, S. Haque, and M. Keidar, "Performance characterization of the micro-Cathode Arc Thruster and propulsion system for space applications," in 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit. Nashville, TN: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2010, p. 8.

S. Haque, "The potential of adapting AMSAT-NA Activities into lesson plans for U.S. K-12 Education," in AMSAT-NA 27th Space Symposium and AMSAT-NA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2009, pp. 145-150.

F. Purcell, S. Haque, and O. Purbo, "Development and the Regulation of Access Technologies: Wireless and VOIP," in Internet Governance: Asia-Pacific Perspectives, D. Butt, Ed. New Delhi: Elsevier, 2005, p. 139. ISBN 978-81-312-0110-7

S. Haque, "Bangladesh," in Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2005/2006, S. Y. Chin, Ed. Penang: Asia-Pacific Development Information Program/United Nations Development Programme, Pan Asia Networking Program/International Development Research Centre, Orbicom Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication, Southbound, 2005, p. 259. ISBN 983-9054-44-9.

S. Haque, "Bangladesh," in Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2003/2004, S. Y. Chin, Ed. Penang: Asia-Pacific Development Information Program/United Nations Development Programme, Pan Asia Networking Program/International Development Research Centre, Orbicom Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication, Southbound, 2003, p. 318. ISBN 983-9054-25-2.

S. Haque, "'Doing More with Less', or Deploying Broadband Communications Networks in Large Areas with Small Budgets," in COMMSPHERE 2000, Chennai, India, 2000, p. 7.

Conferences and Meetings

2009, Presenter, AMSAT-NA 27th Space Symposium and AMSAT-NA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

2008, Presenter, AIAA YPSE Region I Conference, APL/JHU, Baltimore, MD

2006, Invited Author, Internet Governance: Asia-Pacific Perspectives (UNDP/APDIP)

2004, Invited Speaker, GrameenPhone Workshop on Nationwide Fibre Optic Network and its Application, Dhaka

2005, Invited Author, Bangladesh Chapter, Digital Review of Asia-Pacific, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2003, Invited Author, Bangladesh Chapter, Digital Review of Asia-Pacific, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2003, Invited Speaker, SATCON Satellite Application Technology Conference and Expo, New York, 3-5 November

2000, Invited Speaker, COMMSPHERE2000, Affordable Telecom and IT Solutions for Developing Countries, IIT Chennai, India

1993, Delegation member, Bangladesh Gov’t Trade Mission: Softworld 1993, British Columbia, Canada, US, UK

Affiliation

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) - Member

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - Member

Society of Space Professionals Inc. (SSPI) - Member

Amateur Radio Research and Development (AMRAD) – Member

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)– Member

The Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) - Member

Ham Radio - Call sign N3RDX (FCC), S21X (BTRC)

Delta Epsilon Tau – Honor Society – Member

Golden Key Society - Honor Society - Member

 

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