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     Date Submitted:29-11-2005
     Last Modified:20-06-2012 (12:35)
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     Current job:Flight dynamics engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsaeronautic space engineer with good experience as code developer ( C/C++, Matlab, Fortran, python and GNU/Linux administration) ATV ground center development Interplanetary missions operations (smart 1, mars express) Mission analysis (Herschel/Plank, B
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Nationality: Spanish

    Year of birth:1977

    Position: Project Engineer

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Since 10/2008: GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE S.A. At Thales Alenia Spacio

    Performance engineer at the Galileo GMS Performance Team:

    • Develop and maintenance of the EPATp tool for system performance monitoring and control

    • Support and development of tools for the ionosphere and ULS contact plan performance analysis.

    • Participation in the AIV activities and FOC early activities.

     

    2008: Galileo Flight Dynamics at GMV S.A.

    01/06-01/10 Flight dynamics engineer

    • Unitary tests and development environment for several parts of the NAPEOS based Galileo Flight dynamics

     

    2004-2008: GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE S.A. at ESOC

    09/04-08/06 Manoeuvre optimization Officer in the OPS-GFI Department at ESA/ESOC

    • SMART-1: Manoeuvre optimization from the Lagrange point crossing to the end of the mission, including the mission extension and the controlled accurate impact on the Moon’ surface at 05:42 UT 3 September 2006. The propulsion was primary an electric propulsion Xenon based engine but the attitude thrusters were also used for orbit correction in the later phases.

    • Mars Express and Venus Express: Support for the routine operations, keeping the satellite in a Mars bound orbit as close as a reference orbit as possible with the delta velocity component of the WoL and control manoeuvres to control the orbit resonance

    • Herschel/Plank: Operations studies and launch window estimation for the injection in separated Lissajous orbits around the Lagrange point L2. The work includes preparing thrusters models for both spacecrafts

    • Bepi-Colombo: Preliminary orbit studies for the complex trajectory including several swing-bys to Moon, Earth, Venus and Mercury and a gravity capture in Mercury (using the weak stability boundary model). The spacecraft includes 4 different modules (MTM, MPO, Sun shield and MMO) and a mixed propulsion chemical and electric.

    • ORATOS-NG: Effort to re-engineer the common software layer for the missions controlled from ESOC -current ORATOS-. The objective is to apply actual software development techniques to rationalize and upgrade the ORATOS facilities.

     

    2002-2004: GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE S.A.

    05/02-08/04 Project Engineer in the Flight Engineering Division

    • ATV. Complete implication in the ATV project. Develop of the T-ORM module to calculate the manoeuvres needed to approximate the ATV vehicle to the ISS. This includes the detailed design and implementation in Fortran 95 (using object-oriented techniques), test suit (unitary, integration and system tests) and delivery.

    • Focus: Analysis of coordinate transformation accuracy and correction of anomalies

    2002: Centro de Tecnologías Aeronáuticas (CTA). Alava, Spain

    03/02-05/02: Developer Engineer of the I+D+I Department

    • IDA: Gyroscope based actuator for spacecraft vehicles. Studies of feasibility, dynamical behaviour and possible applications around a 2-gyroscopes device synchronously nutated to obtain a reaction torque.

     

    2000-2001: TUDelft University. Delft, Holland.

     

    10/00-03/01: Grant holder in the Low Speed Wind Tunnel Department

    • X-Soaring: Program to calculate glider’s actuation. Complete reverse engineering over an existing FORTRAN 77 program, analysis and update of the algorithms used, new object oriented design and code in FORTRAN 95.

     

     

    EDUCATION

    Since 2007: Computer Sciences Student from the National Distance University

    1995-2000: Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

    • Speciality in Space Vehicles

    • Thesis: Fast interplanetary orbit calculation and visualization in the solar system.

     

    Languages

    Spanish: Mother tongue

    English: Fluent written and spoken

    French: intermediate level.

     

    SPECIFIC SKILLS

    Computer Languages: FORTRAN (77, 95, 2003), C, C++, python, IDL, TCL/Tk, MATLAB, Bash, VBA

    Platforms: Sun OS 10, Windows XP/Vista, Linux (Gentoo, Ubuntu), Mac Os 10

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    SMART-1 Moon Impact Operations, A. Ayala & R. Rigger. 20th International Symposium in Space Flight Dynamics 2007. (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/details.jsp?R=529756)


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