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     Date Submitted:16-12-2010
     Last Modified:14-11-2011 (03:36)
    Job information
     Current job:Ground Station System and Test Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsEngineer, Ground Station, Antenna, Satellite, Research, Development, Hardware, Software, Management, Creativity, Professionalism, Flexibility

    Personal information








    Date of birth










    Work experience





    01/05/2009 à

    Occupation or position held

    System & Test Engineer at Weilheim Ground Station

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Preparation of documentation and technical proposals for projects and missions (DLR, ESA, Inmarsat):

    • ISCOR (Interplanetary Communications Technology, Review and Roadmap) project, ESA
    • Ground RF segment for EDRS (European Data Relay Satellite) project, ESA
    • Ka-band antenna + server building for geostationary satellite, Inmarsat
    • Reference station to measure the antenna pattern at Weilheim Ground Station, DLR
    • X-band feed integration to receive the payload downlink of EO satellites for 15-Meter S-band antenna, DLR
    • Simultaneous TT&C ability for 2 satellites with 1 ground antenna, DLR
    • Timing & Frequency System, DLR

    Management and Coordination of project:

    • Simultaneous TT&C ability for 2 satellites with 1 ground antenna (3 people)
    • X-band feed integration to receive the payload downlink of EO satellites for 15-Meter S-band antenna (3 people)
    •  Reference station to measure the antenna pattern at Weilheim Ground Station (6 people)
    • Timing & Frequency System (4 people)

    Testing & Simulations:

    • New Monitoring & Control system integration and testing
    • IOT procedures in UHF- and X-band
    • SatCom System testing in laboratory
    • Simulation of 13-meter Ka-band antenna and its motion to follow the satellite in LEO, by STK and MatLab
    • Spiral Scan Testing (ACU)
    • Simulations and Measurements of interference between antennas
    • Measurements of atmospheric attenuation with radiometer (in Ka-band)

    Mission’s LEOP and operations:

    • CORTEX configuration (following the specifications of the supplier)
    • Ranging

    Representation of DLR in CCSDS at RF&M, Ranging and NGU working groups

    Participation in conferences (2 publications)

    Name and address of employer

    DLR – German Space Agency, Reichenbergstr. 8, 82362, Weilheim (Germany)

    Type of business or sector

    Space Engineering




    17/03/2008 – 31/10/2008

    Occupation or position held

    Researcher for Master’s thesis “Optical OFDM for Long Haul Communications. Synchronization”

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Simulation of the transmitter and receiver, by MatLab

    Optical channel simulation with or without dispersion, by Photos

    Implementation of new methods of synchronization for optical communications

    Name and address of employer

    Nokia Siemens Networks AG, Hofmannstr. 51, 81379 Munich (Germany)

    Type of business or sector

    Communications Engineering




    01/12/2007 – 16/03/2008

    Occupation or position held

    Working student

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Development of particle filter sensor in diesel motor

    Testing and practical implementation of different types of sensors

    Simulations with LabView

    Practical involvement in other projects (control of air circulation in ventilation system of the car; sensor robustness to different chemical materials)

    Name and address of employer

    Continental AG, Siemensstr. 12, 93009 Regensburg (Germany)

    Type of business or sector

    Automotive Engineering



    Education and training





    01/04/2006 – 31/10/2008

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master of Science in Communications Engineering (scholarship from Siemens AG)

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Digital Signal Processing, Communications Technology, Communications Networks, Microwave Engineering, Front-End Devices for Mobile Communications, Channel Coding, UMTS – 3 G Mobile Communications, Semiconductor Devices, Sensors and Measurements

    Master’s Thesis “Optical OFDM in Long Haul Communications. Synchronization”

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University Bremen, Communications and Information Technology, Bibliothekstr. 1, 28359 Bremen (Germany)




    01/09/2002 – 31/06/2005

    Title of qualification awarded

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Electrical Engineering, Electrical Circuits, Semiconductor Devices, Signals Theory, Communications Technology

    Bachelor Thesis “Neural Network Control with NARMA Architecture” with Socrates/Erasmus scholarship in TEI Kavala, Greece

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Riga Technical University, Electronics and Telecommunications, Azenes Str. 12, LV-1048 Riga (Latvia)




    01/09/1991 – 31/06/2002

    Title of qualification awarded

    Secondary education

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Riga Zolitude Gymnasium, Ruses Str. 22, LV-1029 Riga (Latvia)





    Personal skills and competences




    Mother tongue(s)




    Other language(s)

    English, German, Latvian



    Social skills and competences

    Motivated, organised, able to work in team, good ability to adapt to multicultural environment



    Organisational skills and competences

    1 Year experience as Project Manager



    Technical skills and competences

    Cortex Training, by Zodiac Aerospace, Paris (France), February 2010


    PSS Training, by Vega, Weilheim (Germany), June 2010


    LabView Training, by DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany), March 2011



    Computer skills and competences

    Software: MatLab/Simulink, STK, DOORS, LabView, C++, MathCAD, AutoCAD



    Artistic skills and competences

    Software: Photoshop, Corel Draw



    Other skills and competences

    Active sport: Football, Volleyball, Ice Hockey


    Flexibility to travel



    Driving licence




    Additional information

    List of thesis, patents, publications and other significant work:


    Master’s thesis:

    Optical OFDM in Long Haul Communications. Synchronization


    Bachelor’s thesis:

    Neural Network Control with NARMA Architecture



    1. Simultaneous TT&C of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X Satellite with One Ground Antenna”, European Test and Telemetry Conference’11, Toulouse (France), 14-16 June 2011
    2. Selection of Functional and Operational Requirements for the new 13-m DLR Ka-band Ground Station in Weilheim”, 5th ESA International Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command System for Space Applications, ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk (Netherlands), 21-23 September 2010
    3. Basics in Optical OFDM”, Baltic Conference “Advanced Topics in Telecommunications”, Tartu (Estonia), 22-23 August 2008

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