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     Date Submitted:06-04-2011
     Last Modified:07-04-2011 (07:29)
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     Current job:Analogue Design Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsAnalogue Mixed Signal Hardware Electronics Engineer
    CV

    Position sought: Analogue/Mixed Signal Hardware Design Engineer.
    Experience: 10+ years Analogue/Digital Design in Space (EADS Astrium, MBDA & Comdev) and Defence (Thales Missile & Research)
    Knowledge of space radiation environment, impact on electronics and mitigation techniques.

    WORK HISTORY

    Apr 06 – Present (Permanent) ComDev Space Analogue Design Engineer

    Comdev designs high reliability bespoke electronics for space.

    • Analogue design. Transistor level design using PSPICE. Designed constant current sources, voltage regulators, amplifiers and misc circuits.
    • RF power detector/automatic loop control electronics (up to 2GHz) development
    • IF Amplifier (200MHz) constant gm over temperature development.
    • Discrete bandgap voltage reference development.
    • Simulation of the effects of SEE and total dose. Associated documentation: parts stress, worst case and SEE analysis.
    • Project engineer for 3 projects Ka, Ku and X band Duplexers. Responsible for RF, mechanical, electronics and all other technical aspects of hardware. Supported assembly and test of units. Generated Non-conformance reports and amended documents accordingly.
    • Contributed/checked FMECA, Reliability, Radiation sensitivity & EMC analysis documents.
    • EMC Support
    • Radiation environment analysis for LEO satellites.
    • DCDC (SMPS) specification writing.

    Dec 05 – Apr 06 (Contract) Smiths Aerospace Analogue Design Engineer

    Smiths designs sensor interface units for aircraft

    • Design of analogue hardware
    • Debug and re-design of hardware

    Aug 05 – Dec 05 (Contract) Goodrich Engine Controls Design Assurance

    Goodrich designs engine control systems for aircraft

    • Verify signal integrity on new ASICs
    • Write software to test hardware
    • Verify correct functionality of systems
    • Debug and re-design of Hardware

    Oct 04 – June 05 (Contract) MBDA Radiation Effects Engineer

    The Radiation Effects Group within MBDA irradiates devices and analyses circuit performance.

    • Design of digital and analogue circuits (ADC/DAC, and linear devices) Trials instrumentation and remote monitoring design.
    • Support and perform equipment trials using in-house Lasers and external facilities.
    • Data analysis of devices subjected to prompt dose trials
    • PCB Design (ORCAD)


    Sept 03 – Oct 04 (Contract) EADS Astrium Design Engineer

    Astrium designs military, scientific and commercial satellites.

    • Design and development of analogue circuits. Filters, CFB op-amps.
    • Writing of technical report. DRP, WCA, PSA and SEE analysis.
    • Research of multi-channel ADC/DAC (Delta Sigma) on a FPGA

    April 03 – Sept 03 (Contract) Goodrich Power Systems Test and verification

    Goodrich designs Electrical power generation systems for aircraft

    • Design of test electronics and equipment
    • Analysis of preliminary data

    Oct 01 – Aug 02 (Permanent) ComDev Space Design Engineer

    • Analogue circuit design: High speed, wide dynamic range log amps
    • Development and production support for RF and analogue circuits.
    • RF power detectors (L and X Band) development and devising high accuracy RF test setups.
    • Worst case, loop stability and performance analysis/simulations

    Oct 00 – Sept 01 (Permanent) Thales Research Hardware Design Engineer

    Thales Research designs electronic warfare equipment.

    • IQ downconvertor development (RF down converter and digital IQ demodulator)
    • RF (2.5GHz) design: PLL, filters and clock distribution.
    • Digital design: clock distribution and de-skewing.
    • Responsible for the design and layout reviews, detailed design

    Dec 97- Feb 00 (Permanent) Thales Missile Electronics Hardware Design Engineer

    Thales Missile Electronics designs proximity fuzing units for missiles and ordnance.

    • Analogue circuit design: low noise amplifiers; voltage regulators; current sources and oscillators using transistors and op-amps. The circuits would be designed with the aid of Microsim/ORCAD andt hen prototyped and tested.
    • Digital/FPGA design: shift registers; 512 bit adders; counters and decision logic was designed with the aid of Altera Max Plus II.
    • LASER range finder evaluation. A mixed signal design (employing pulse addition) was evaluated. The analogue evaluation involved high speed: LASER drivers, photo detectors (APD) and ADCs. MathCAD and Vissim were used for systems analysis.

    SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

    Highly proficient with simulation tools, Microsim/ORCAD (PSPICE).
    Knowledge and use of layout tools (ORCAD and Altium/Protel)
    Proficient with Microsoft Office.

    EDUCATION

    1996-1997 University of Nottingham MSc Electronic Engineering
    1992-1995 University of Wales BSc (Hons) Physics with Solid Sate Electronics
     


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