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     Date Submitted:25-01-2011
     Last Modified:30-05-2013 (04:10)
    Job information
     Current job:Space Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSpace System Engineer
    CV

    Nationality

    Spanish

     

     

    Date of birth

    29 of September 1983

     

     

    Gender

    Male

     

     

    Work experience

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    November 2012 – Present

    Occupation or position held

    Project Manager/System Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Management and system engineering in the Spanish IR camera subsystem in the EUSO-BALLOON project.

     

    EUSO-BALLOON is a partnership project of the international consortium JEM-EUSO and CNES that aims to fly over several campaigns in 2013, a prototype fluorescence telescope aboard a stratospheric balloon CNES.


    The objective of this type of mission is to test the validity of concepts and technical choices made today for the JEM-EUSO space mission scheduled for 2017 or any subsequent project aimed at achieving an observatory of giant air showers induced by energetic cosmic rays from space.

     

    Technical and management support to the JEM-EUSO IR Camera PI in the JEM-EUSO mission (future location at the ISS), within the Spanish and international consortium.

    Name and address of employer

    Universidad Alcala de Henares

    Type of business or sector

    Space

     

     

    Dates

    October 2012 – November 2012

    Occupation or position held

    System Engineer at PANANAV a startup company under WAYRA (Telefonica) umbrella.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    §   System engineering with GPS authentication systems

    §   Search for company funding (course in IE BUSINESS SCHOOL, Madrid)

    Name and address of employer

    PANAMNAV S.L.

    Type of business or sector

    GNSS/Satellite navigation

     

     

    Dates

    October 2011 – February 2012

    Occupation or position held

    Satellite Consultant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    • INSA Consultancy Department.
    • Consultant in the Ministry of Defence of Spain.

     

    Areas of Specialization:

     

    • Technical assistance in the Program Planning Area (DGAM department). Assistance in material and technical activities, related with satellites, communications, computation, management control and intelligence (C4I), navigation systems and surveillance and reconnaissance.
    • Participation in the initial acquisition reports related with the area.

    Name and address of employer

    Ingenieria y Servicios Aeroespaciales, INSA.

    Type of business or sector

    Space

     

     

    Dates

     

     

    December 2008 – October 2011

    Occupation or position held

    Ground Segment System Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Main tasks:

    §  Improve the hardware and software implemented in DSS 61 antenna in MDSCC for PARTNeR project (Front-end, Back-end and M&C maintenance)

    §  Characterizethe back-end and the front-end of the antenna VIL-1 system for CESAR programme (This antenna is located at the European Space and Astronomy Center (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo (Madrid). It is involved in Cooperation through Education in Science and Astronomy Research (CESAR) Programme, which has 2 telescopes of 30 and 50 cm to be robotized as well)

    §  Characterize the state of the two optical telescopes to be robotized for CESAR programme

    §  Design some software to control the antenna and the telescopes remotely and locally

    §  Documentation of the systemwith all the antennas software and hardware changes and documentation of the new procedures of use, such as the telescopes documentation.

    §  Coordinate all the works in the antennawith all departments of MDSCC, such as Servo, IT, Operations and RF

    §  Participation in 4 PARTNeR project (Proyecto Académico con el RadioTelescopio de Nasa en Robledo) teacher’s courses, organizing the speeches of some participants and giving some lectures

    Areas of Specialization:

    §  Concerning the Back-End, experience with microwave switches, ambient loads, diodes, microwave isolators, LNA and downconverters from S and X band. To control some of this B/E devices IOTech Control 488/16 (with GPIB bus)are generally used.

    §  Experience in downlink, as DSS61 antenna uplink was removed and in VIL-1 antenna is not permitted to transmit for our project proposals.

    §  Concerning the Front-End, familiarity with X and S band filters (typically 100 MHz). Signals spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope and power meters (GPIB) are normally used for testing. Use of TCP/IP protocol, GPIB bus and RS232 bus are used for communication. Control for meteo station (RS232), a Time Control Translator (TCT) for timing (RS232), thermometers (GPIB), camera (TCP/IP), and NTP server.

    Name and address of employer

    Ingenieria y Servicios Aeroespaciales, INSA.

    Type of business or sector

    Space

     

     

    Dates

    July 2007 – December 2008

    Occupation or position held

    Ground Segment Engineer Trainee

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Monitor and Control Software development (with LabVIEW)to acquire radioastronomy data and to remotely control a 34m diameter radiotelescope, located at Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex (MDSCC), one of the three NASA’s satellite tracking stations all over the world. The antenna is named DSS61, which use is controlled by “Proyecto con el RadioTelescopio de NASA en Robledo” (PARTNeR project).  It has S band, centred in 2’25 GHz and X band, centred in 8’45 GHz, both with a wide band of 100 MHz only in reception.

     

    Monitoring and Control development with LabVIEW, and baseband equipment configuration, communication and maintenance.

     

    System engineering tasks with RF and electronic hardware and software, which the antenna involves.

     

    Main tasks:

    §  Characterize the back-end and the front-end of the system.

    §  Change back-end such as front-end hardware elements to improve the system.

    §  Design some software to control the antenna remotely and locally.

    §  Documentation of the system with all the antenna software and hardware changes and documentation of the new procedures of use.

    §  Coordinate all the works in the antenna with all departments of MDSCC, such as Servo, IT, Operations and RF.

     

    Name and address of employer

    Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial, INTA  - the Spanish Space Agency -

    Type of business or sector

    Space

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    2011-2012

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master in Space and Satellite Technology

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    - Space and satellite system engineering (compliant with ECSS and CCSDS)

    - ECSS ESA standards (ECSS-E-ST-XX, ECSS-M-ST-XX, ECSS-Q-ST-XX )

    - Space telecommunications standards (DVB-S, DVB-RCS, DVB-S2)

    - Space Mission Preliminary Design and Preliminary design of a spacecraft (propulsion, thermal, structures, power, payload, link budget, mission analysis (orbits, launchers),..).

    - Space Business and Space Law.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

    Dates

    2010-2011

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master in Satellite Technology

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Independent modules: Ground Segment, Communication Systems, Orbital Mechanics, Satellite Operations (mainly GEO and LEO)

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

     

    Dates

    October 2011

    Title of qualification awarded

    Project Management with MS Project

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Project management

    Dates

    2001-2008

    Title of qualification awarded

    MSc in Telecommunications Engineering

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Electromagnetism, Radio Communications, Antennas, Microwave circuits, Satellite and Mobile Communications, Space link budgets, Signal treatment, Orbital Mechanics, Programming, Protocol Analysis, Numerical Methods, etc.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Miguel Hernandez University, Elche (Spain)

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Spanish, Catalan

    Other language(s)

    English, French, Portuguese (basic), German (basic), Italian

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    §  Ability to live with other people and work in team-group in multicultural environments, achieved while working in context as Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex (MDSCC) of NASA, at astronomy centre (ESAC) of the European Space Agency and at the Spanish Space Agency  (INTA).

    §  Member of AEGEE Alicante (2006-2008)

    §  Prize in the Universidad Miguel Hernández/CEEI Elche (Business School) Innova Emprende 2006

    §  Participant in BUGA 8, a Spanish interuniversity Business virtual game (2006)

    §  Participant in BUGA 9, a Spanish interuniversity Business virtual game (2007)

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    §  Ability to work under stress conditions; rapid adaptability to new problem-solving and methodical administration to deadlines.

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    §  Communication Systems: Radio communications, Satellite Communications, Ground Stations, Signal propagation for satellites, Antennas, Wireless, Mobile Communications, Mobile Fading Channels, Channel Coding, Telemetry Performance

    §  Technical devices: Spectrum Analyzer, Power Meter, Oscilloscope and others Electronic Tests equipments (for measuring, stimulating and analyzing the response of the system under test).

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    §  Operating Systems: Windows (high level, with software development), Linux (medium level), MAC (low level).

    §  Other programs: PSpice (high level), MS Word (high level), MS Project (high level), MS Excel (high level), STK (high level), SABOR antenna design (high level) SPSS (medium level), Derive (medium level), Autocad (low level).

    §  Programming languages: LabVIEW (high level), VHDL (high level), C (high level), PIC (high level), C++ (medium level), Matlab (medium level), JAVA (medium level), MIPS (medium level).

    Other skills and competences

    §  Sports (swimming, surfing, tennis, football, basketball), travelling, cinema and theatre.

     

     

    Driving licence

    §  Driving license B.

     

    Additional information

    Publications

     

    §  Article “Mejoras en el software de comunicación de la antena PARTNeR del MDSCC”, Jose Santiago Perez Cano (INSA), Pablo Corral Gonzalez (UMH). Published in “XX Conference Telecom I+D 2010”, Valladolid (Spain).

    §  Poster “HERACLES, HIDRA y HERA: Remote control software and data reduction for PARTNeR”, Jose Santiago Perez Cano (INSA), Juan Angel Vaquerizo Gallego (INTA-CAB). Published in “IV Workshop on Robotic Telescopes in Spain”, 2010, Valencia (Spain).

    §  Poster “HERACLES, HIDRA y HERA: Remote control software and data reduction for educational radioastronomy”, Jose Santiago Perez Cano (INSA), Juan Angel Vaquerizo Gallego (INTA-CAB), Carmen Blasco Fuertes (ESA-ESTEC). Published in the Spanish Astronomy Society (SEA) biannual congress in 2010, Madrid (Spain).

    Lectures

     

    §  “Technical introduction to DSS61 antenna”, as lecturer. Conference at NASA/MDSCC Visitor Center, Robledo de Chavela, Madrid (Spain). December 2009.

     

    §  “Technical introduction to DSS61 antenna”, as lecturer.  Conference at NASA/MDSCC Visitor Center, Robledo de Chavela, Madrid (Spain). September 2009.

     

    §  “Technical introduction to DSS61 antenna”, as lecturer.  Conference at NASA/MDSCC Visitor Center, Robledo de Chavela, Madrid (Spain). December 2008.

     

    §  “Technical introduction to DSS61 antenna”, as lecturer.  Conference at NASA/MDSCC Visitor Center, Robledo de Chavela, Madrid (Spain). September 2008.

     

    §  “Radiotelescopes, how do they work?”, as lecturer.  Conference at NASA/MDSCC Visitor Center, Robledo de Chavela, Madrid (Spain). December 2007.

     



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