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     Date Submitted:16-01-2011
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     Current job:Galileo Spacecraft Operations Support
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsspace systems engineering, orbit dynamics simulation, human spaceflight operations ( ISS ), global satellite navigation systems ( EGNOS , Galileo ) verification and validation, data processing and analysis, procedure development, testing preparation and e
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    PROFILE

    Systems engineer, with a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering (specialising in space systems engineering and orbital mechanics) and 10 years experience working in the space industry. Experience includes EGNOS and Galileo System Performance Analysis and Human Spaceflight Operations Support. Additional experience in data processing & analysis and system requirement verification & validation. An enthusiastic and committed team player, has a keen interest in research and development, and is eager to obtain new skills and knowledge. In his spare time he is currently discovering the limitless possibilities of Arduino boards.

    Key Competencies:

    • Orbit dynamics simulation
    • Research & Design
    • Systems engineering
    • Verification, validation and testing
    • Spaceflight operations

    Highlights of my experience include:

    • Acting as Operator and Ground Controllerat the Erasmus User Support and Operations Centre (USOC) providing 24/7 support to payload activities onboard the Columbusmodule of the International Space Station (ISS),
    • Development of tools to automate the collection, processing, analysis, and reporting of data from GPS and European GPS Network Overlay System (EGNOS) Signal-In-Space monitoring ground stations network,
    • Science data processing for SLOSHSAT-Flevo, and Ozone Mapping Device (OMAD) payload,
    • Orbit constellation studies for ESA Earth Explorer Swarm mission proposal and Galileo IOV preparatory phase,
    • Thermal loading orbit analysis and design for a Space Based Optical Observation of Space Debris (SBOOSD) satellite feasibility study.


    WORK EXPERIENCE

    2012-present - Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH, Gilching, Germany
    Member of the spacecraft operatoions support team working in 24/7 shift roster at the Galileo Control Centre at DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen.

    Achievements & Responsibilities:

    • Preparing and performing routine spacecraft contacts
    • Performing spacecraft controller and shift lead duties
    • Supporting secure and special spacecraft operations

     

    2009-2011 - Space Applications Services SA/NV, ESTEC, The Netherlands
    Fulfilled the roles of Payload Operator and Ground Segment Controller at the Erasmus User Support and Operations Centre (USOC) providing 24/7 support to science activities onboard the Columbus module of the International Space Station (ISS).

    Achievements & Responsibilities:

    • Certified operator for multiple science payloads
    • Contributed to the successful completion of EuTEF, PCDF, PADIAC, and SPHINX missions
    • Communicating and coordinating with ISS Columbus Flight Control Team, planners, developers and a host of other involved parties
    • Handling, solving and reporting of operational anomalies and ground system issues
    • Preparing, validating, and executing Ground and Crew operations procedures, and experiment test procedures
    • Ground systems maintenance and configuration

     

    2006-2008 - Altran Sud-Ouest, Toulouse, France
    Engineering Consultant to the EGNOS satellite navigation system performance team of Thales Alenia Space, Toulouse, France.

    Achievements & Responsibilities:

    • Analysis and verification of navigation service level requirements and coverage
    • Investigation of performance anomalies,
    • Assessment of proposed modifications and enhancements to EGNOS,
    • Writing and executing verification test procedures, and documenting results for CDR and QR milestone deliverables,
    • Automating the daily collection, processing, archiving, analysis and reporting of GPS signal monitoring network data.

     

    2002-2005 - NLR, Marknesse, The Netherlands
    Junior R&D engineer providing technical support to various projects of the company subdivisions Satellite Navigation, Mission Analysis, and Thermal Design.

    Achievements & Responsibilities:

    • Mission analysis: SLOSHSAT (fluid sloshing in zero-g) pre-launch and post operations support, SWARM (earth magnetic field measurement) proposal study support,
    • Thermal design: anti-matter detector AMS-02 condenser modelling, space debris telescope SBOOSD feasibility study, mm-wave SAR concept design support,
    • Satellite navigation: Project manager of GPS&Sports feasibility study, support verification & validation activities for Galileo at system and segment levels, maintenance and development of ESTB/EGNOS SIS monitoring facility.

     

    1999 - Surrey Space Technologies Ltd., Guildford, United Kingdom
    3-month Internship. Tasked with processing and visualising data gathered from experimental ozone mapping device OMAD, flown on board the FaSat-Bravo satellite.

    Achievements & Responsibilities:

    • Development of Matlab software for processing and visualising experiment data
    • Writing of a user manual for the developed software
    • Creation of global maps of UV Earth albedo
    • Creation of ozone-hole seasonal variation animation
    • Visualisation of the South Atlantic Anomaly


    OTHER EXPERIENCE

    2008 - Workgroup CanSat Competition, France
    Participating in CNES/Assocation Planète-Sciences workgroup to set up the first French national CanSat competition for youth

    2005 - Mars Desert Research Station Crew 39 “Leonardo”, Utah, USA
    In-situ habitation simulation to assess group dynamics and socio-psychological and neurocognitive issues in a simulated Mars environment.

    2000-2002 - Delfi - First Dutch student satellite development project
    Close involvement in the initial stages of a project led by the Delft University's Faculty of Aerospace Engineering to develop and launch the first Dutch student-built satellite.


    EDUCATION

    2012 - Coursera, www.coursera.org

    • Introduction to Machine Learning: 10-week online course provided by Stanford University, USA.
    • A quantitative approach to bio-electricity: 8-week online course provided by Duke University, USA.

    2004 - International Space University, Adelaide, Australia

    • Certificate of Completion of the Summer Session Program
    • Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Space Studies) issued by University of South Australia

    2002 - Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

    • M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering - Degree specialisation in Orbital Mechanics and Space Systems Engineering

     

    PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

    • Galileo Spacecraft Controller Training, DLR-GfR
    • Columbus User Level Training, ESA Astronaut Centre
    • General USOC training, ESA Astronaut Centre
    • USOC Ground Controller training, Columbus Control Centre
    • GPS Operation for Engineers & Technical Professionals, Navtech
    • STK Advanced, AGI Ltd.
    • Project based working, NLR


    COMPUTER SKILLS

    Languages : Matlab, Awk, shell script (ksh), Labview, HTML, Javascript, Processing 1.5.1

    OS : Windows 9x/NT/XP/7, Unix (Solaris 8, 10 / CDE, JDS), Linux (KDE, SLES10 and Ubuntu)

    Others, engineering : STK, DOORS, NASTRAN, SINDA/Fluint, ProEngineer, CD-MCS, SCOS-2000

    Others, office : Lotus Notes, OpenProj, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook


    LANGUAGES

    • Dutch (native),
    • English (fluent),
    • French (negotiation level),
    • German (negotiation level)

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