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     Date Submitted:22-03-2011
     Last Modified:18-07-2011 (12:21)
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     Current job:Platform In-Orbit Performance Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpacecraft. Spacecraft Operations. Platform. Platform Systems. In-Orbit Performance. House-keeping telemetry routine monitoring. Preventive and corrective maintenance. Earth Observation. Low Earth Orbit. Earth Observation Explorers. CryoSat-2. Swarm
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    EXPERIENCE

    Sep 2009 - Sep 2011     European Space Agency. The Netherlands.

    Platform In-Orbit Performance Engineer. ‘Young Graduate’ program.

    1) System level knowledge of different Earth Observation missions: Platform, Payload and Ground Segment.

    2) In depth knowledge of Spacecraft Platforms and Subsystems: Power, Thermal, Attitude and Orbit Control, Data Handling, Communications.

    Specifically I have acquired hands-on in CryoSat-2 and Swarm missions, systems and subsystems design. Other Earth Observation missions have also been studied at system level (Envisat, GOCE).

    3) CryoSat-2 Platform Preventive Maintenance carried out by monitoring and analysing the house-keeping telemetry (HKTM) key parameters in a routine cycle (weekly, monthly and long-term reviews):

    - Monitoring of the performance of the satellite platform
    - Identifying trends
    - Diagnosing possible anomalies

    4) CS-2 Platform Corrective Maintenance, by following up on the investigations performed in order to safely recover the satellite from platform anomalies.

    5) Support to the Earth Observation Projects Management by providing weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting on the Platform IOP evolution and configuration.

     

    2009 Jan - Aug     Indra Systems. Department Of Logic Security. Madrid, Spain

    Consultant in Business Development.

    Preparation of offers and contracts on IT security systems (digital cryptographic signatures guaranteeing document integrity and authenticity).

     

    2008 Jan - Sep     Polytechnic University Of Madrid. Faculty Of Telecommunications Engineering. Madrid, Spain

    Research project in the context of the International Polar Year (2007-2008).

    Field work in the Chilean Antarctic base “General Bernardo O’Higgins”.

    Paper presented at the XXIII National symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) in Madrid: “Remote transmission system of neighboring devices from an Antarctic base”.

     

    2007 Mar - Sep     Illinois Institute Of Technology, Department Of Electrical And Computer Engineering.Chicago, USA

    Master final project: “Noise propagation in non linear transmission lines”.

     

    ACADEMIC EDUCATION

    2005-2007     Ecole Nationale Supérieure De l’Electronique Et De Ses Applications. Paris, France.

    Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

    European Socrates-Erasmus program: Double-Degree between UPM-Madrid and ENSEA-Paris.

     

    2002-2007     Polytechnic University Of Madrid, Faculty Of Telecommunications Engineering. Madrid, Spain.

    Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering.

     

    COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING

    May 2011     Spacecraft Operations Course. ESA-ESOC. Darmstad, Germany.

    Sep 2009     Spacecraft Systems Engineering. ESA-ESTEC. Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

     

    LANGUAGES

    Spanish: Mother Tongue.

    English: Bilingual.

    French: Bilingual.

    Italian: Intermediate.

    German: Basic.

     

    IT KNOWLEDGE

    Tools for HKTM analysis:     Excel, Matlab.

    Other MS Office tools:          Word, Power Point, Visio, Project.

    Electrical simulation tools:    PSpice, Advanced Design System, Micro-Cap, Cadence.

     

    HONORS

    • 1st Antarctic Award for Young Researchers, by the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), 2007.

    • Madrid Scholarship for Academic Excellent Achievement2002/03, 2003/04, and 2004/05.

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    Sep. 2008        “Remote transmission system of neighboring devices from an Antarctic base”.


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