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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
Stevenage -  Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. The journey that will last 5 days, will start with a flight to Moscow aboard an Antonov 124, followed by another flight to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. The last leg of the journey will be a train ride taking the satellite 200km south of Archange...
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September. The creator of the show is Aoife van Linden Tol, the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA. A multimedia artist working primarily with explosive materials, Aoife spent six weeks at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands to research her project. Durin...
Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
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     Date Submitted:08-01-2011
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     Current job:Senior Software Designer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsPowerPC, GreenHills, VxWorks, BSP, C, C++, assembler, embedded, real-time, NATO secret security level,
    CV

    SUMMARY

    Senior Software designer, bilingual with professional experience in real time embedded development.
    My main tasks within the projects I was involved were to follow the software life cycle which are to gather
    the customer requirements, analyze them, design solutions, code & unit testing, plan the testing integration,
    design & write box test cases, perform system testing and release the software.
    With my past experiences, I had proven that I am someone organized, creative, flexible, and open to change,
    with a strong team building and an emphasis to customer satisfaction.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Ultra Electronics TCS, St-Laurent 2005 – November, 2010
    ISO 9001, Senior Software Designer – NATO Secret Security Level.
     
    HCR and HCLOS NG Projects:
     
    The main objectives of these two major Projects are to develop and field advanced Software Define Radios
    using the SCA architecture standard.
    Using the Green Hills RTOS / Tools, designed, coded, tested and integrated all the kernel components:
    • Power up two new PCB controllers based on Freescale MPC8544E and MPC8555E processors.
    • Freescale eDINK Bootloader, GHS Probe scripts.
    • Power management (Full on, Doze, Nap and sleep states) driver.
    • Spansion FATLite/TrueFFS file system.
    • Interpeak IP Stack, SNMP v2, v3.
    • Integrity Kernel configuration, BSP IODevices, SNMP v2, v3 backend agent.
    • IOCTL drivers for the communication with the Virtual Address Spaces from the kernel space.
     
    For both Projects:
     
    • Coached and provided guidance, instructions and directions to several team members in order to achieve key results.
    • Monitored the quantitative and qualitative results achieved by several team members.
    • Helped prioritize tasks and identify responsible members within the team to carry out those tasks.
    • Provided full support to people working on the critical path in order to optimize schedules and meet deadlines.
    • Provided software support to production and customers on problem reports and change requests.
    • Helped to improve the Software Process.
     
    Mindready Solutions Inc., St-Laurent 2003 – 2005
    ISO 9001, Senior Software Designer, Embedded System Group
     
    IP-over-1394 Integrity-178B Project:
     
    The main objective of the project is to convert the current implementation of the IP-over-1394
    bus driver from VxWorks to the Integrity-178B RTOS and improve its robustness.
    • Designed and implemented the High-Level Software architecture using RTOS services supported
                    by Integrity-178B (Virtual & Kernel Address Spaces, IODevices, Memory Regions and Activities).
    • Converted the existing driver implementation from VxWorks to Integrity-178B.
    • Removed infinite loops, improved faults tolerance, reduced data & control coupling.
    • Set up lab equipment and execute Software Integration Test Plan.
    • System Integration into the SmartDeck flight deck product at L-3 Communications, Avionics Systems in Columbus, Ohio.
    • Provided Software support to customer on problem reports and change requests.

    MCSC (Motorola Canada Software Centre), Montreal 1999 – 2003
    SEI CMM Level 5, Senior Software Designer, Member of CM Committee
     
    EX-Site Emulator Project:
     
    The main function of the application is to provide an emulation environment to test the IP network by generating traffic load on it.
    • Designed and implemented the following modules using VxWorks RTOS services:
     Distribution module used to generate call duration and rate values according to a Poisson, Random or Exponential law.
     Call Generator module used to generate the Control plane messages.
     Control Channel module used to process the incoming messages.
     Voice Channel module used to generate the appropriate Voice Packets according to the current position within a Voice file.
     Voice Sequencer used to synchronize the TDMA Voice Plane using a GPS.
     Auxiliary clock driver used to synchronize the VxWorks periodic Tasks.
     Shared memory communication used to broadcast GPS data (GPS time and 1 PPS) over a
        CompactPCI back plane supporting up to seven MCPN750 PowerPC cards.
    • Supervision of junior software developers.
    • Integration Field Trials at Customer premises in Chicago.
    • Software support to customers on problem reports and change requests.

    SR Telecom Inc., St-Laurent 1994 – 1999
    ISO 9001, Software Designer – Network Interface Group
     
    UDI (Universal Digital Interface) Project:
     
    The main function of the UDI application is to provide a concentrated and non-concentrated signaling interfaces
    of the SRT's Access Network product line to the Local Exchange.

    • Designed and implemented the following modules using VxWorks RTOS services:
     Generic Call Processing Finite State Machine.
     E-lead module (Offhook, Onhook, HookFlash, Pulsed Onhook, Dial Pulse).
     Ring and M-Lead modules (Initial Ring, Ring Cadences, Fee-Pulse).
     National Specific Implementation: (Call Processing Options, Elead filtering timing,
                    Ring cadences table, Fee Pulse duration table, State timers).
    • Signalling protocols implemented were V5.2, AXE, DX200 and NEAX.
    • Supervision of two summer students.
    • Integration Field Trial at Customer premises in Hilversum, Holland.

    CRIM (Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal) 1993
    Software Designer – Speech Recognition & Software Engineering Groups
    Two contracts of 6 months each.

    EDUCATION
    Bachelor in Computer Science (Engineering Major) 1992 Laval University
     
    Continuing Education
    • Integrity Board Support Package Class – Green Hills.
    • Integrity RTOS and Multi IDE Class – Green Hills.
    • Freescale MPC854x PowerQUICC III Microcontroller Class.
    • Scheduling and Cost Control – The George Washington University.
    • Managing Projects in Organizations - The George Washington University.
    • Understanding DO-178B - ENEA TekSci.
    • Certificate of First Aid in Work Environment – CSST 2005.

    TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
    Programming Languages: C, C++, PowerPC Assembler, Java.                                                               
    Operating Systems: Green Hills Integrity, WindRiver VxWorks, Linux, Unix, Various in house kernels.
    ICE: HP80186, HP68302, Checkmate (Paradigm) 80186, Lauterbach MC68302.
    JTAG: Green Hills Probe & Super Trace Probe, Agilent 8245
    Hardware: MPC8544E, MPC8555E, MPC8245, MPC750, Compact PCI, VME and PXI Buses, CAN, various in house hardwares.
    Files Revision Control Systems: Clear Case, VSS, MKS Source Integrity.
    Protocol Analyzers:  SIEMENS K1297, PA-41, IEEE1394 Bus Analyzer, Netway, WireShark.
    Test Tools: NI TestStand.
     

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