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     Date Submitted:10-06-2012
     Last Modified:10-06-2012 (04:13)
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     Current job:RF Test Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsAntenna RF Design, Testing.
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    Peteris a qualified Electronic Engineer. He spent over 5 years at the University of Birmingham where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering and a Master of Philosophy in Antenna Design. Since early 2010 he returned to industry where he has continued to pursue his interest in electronics. Peter is a member of IET and wishes to progress in his career to chartered engineering status.

     

    Education and Qualifications

     

    July 2009, M.Phil  – Antenna Design.

    The University of Birmingham, UK.

    Supervisor: Prof. Peter S. Hall.

     

    The research degree involved investigation into increasing the Return loss (<-10dB) and Gain bandwidth (>6dB) overlap of a microstrip dipole antenna over an Electromagnetic Bandgap (EBG) ground plane. Methods investigated include the use of parasitic elements, changes to an EBG ground plane and alternative non-contact feeding techniques.

     

    The Ansoft HFSS electromagnetic simulation package was used extensively throughout the study, and a selection of designs were fabricated. The project was a success, with an increase in usable bandwidth as well as the use of a simpler feeding method to allow for future miniaturization of the antenna structure.

     

    It was a privilege to work under the supervision of Prof. Peter Hall, who is heavily involved in all fields of antenna research in education and industry and has extensive knowledge of the subject matter.

     

    July 2006, B.Eng - Electronic Engineering [Hons]. (2:2)

    The University of Birmingham, UK.

     

    Additional Modules: Digital Logic and Microprocessor Systems, Electromagnetics, C Programming and Algorithmic Problem Solving, Electrical Energy Systems and Control, Project Management and Professional Practice, Computer Hardware and Digital Design, Industrial Organisation and Management.

     

    Group Project:                  Autonomous line following robot.

     

    Final Year Project:            Antenna Measurement Range Design & Fabrication.

     

    July 2000, Halesowen College, Halesowen, West Midlands.

      A-Level                                 Physics       [B]

    Mathematics     [B]

    Design and Technology [B]

    Work Experience

     

    Apr 2012 - Present           RF Test Engineer

               Cobham Antenna Systems, Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

     

    • Stage and Final testing of TCAS, ACAS, TAS antennae for Boeing, Airbus.
    • Manual & ATE testing.
    • Compliant with A.T.P. 911-19-6 Issue 10.  

     

    Apr 2011 - Oct 2011         Electronic Engineer, Sales, Customer Services, Management.

                 Scandinavian Computer Centre, 853 Stratford Road, Birmingham.

     

    • Diagnosis and repair of laptop and desktop computers.
    • shop floor & online sales.
    • internet cafe management.

     

    Jan 2010 - Apr 2011          Ball Grid Array (BGA) technician, Level 2 technician.

                  Unipart Technology Logistics, Baginton, Coventry.

     

    • Diagnosis and repair of SKY set-top boxes down to component level.
    • BGA replacement.
    • Setup of rework system temperature profiles.

     

    Oct 2006 - Jul 2009           Researcher

                  Antennas & Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory (AAEL), The Communications 

                  Engineering Group, The University of Birmingham

     

    • Team Fabrication of two 12m-2 microwave and millimetre wave anaechoic chambers.
    • SLIMSENS (Short and Long Range Integrated Multifunction Radar and Communications Sensors) vehicle radar antenna research.
    • Research involving switchable antennas, left-handed antennas, wideband and ultra-wideband antennas over electromagnetic bandgap materials.

     

    Additional Information

     

    Ability to conduct research using own initiative. Experience using Visual Studio, Office, VHDL programming, Autocad, Solidworks, Matlab, Ansoft HFSS.

     

    References

     

    Available on request.


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