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     Date Submitted:21-02-2011
     Last Modified:17-03-2011 (09:05)
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     Current job:Scientific and Technical Officer
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     Industry:Business Services
     KeywordsSpace Instrumentation, Ground Segment, Calibration, Tests, Metrology, Ocean color, Earth Observation, Solar Physics
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    Personal information

    Nationality:  Belgian
    Date of birth:  05 January 1976
    Gender Male

    Work experience
     

    Dates 15 February 2010 →Occupation or position held : Scientific/Technical Officer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    - Optical measurements in support of satellite ocean color validation activities
    - Assessment of methodologies for in-situ ocean color measurements.
    - Image processing and validation of ocean optical sensors (Seawifs, Modis).
    - Participation in the joint NATO, EU and NOAA cruise for in situ measurments on the Alliance ship.
    - Ocean color radiometers characterization

    Name and address of employer

    European Commission - JRC
    2749, Via E. Fermi, 21027 Ispra (VA) (Italy)
    Type of business or sector Research

     

     

    Dates 01 June 2003 - 15 February 2010
    Occupation or position held Instrument Scientist


    Main activities and responsibilities

    Involved in the following radiometers operated in space for monitoring the solar activity (TSI) :
    - SOVIM, Solar Variability Intensity Measurements on the International Space Station
    - SOVAP, Solar Variability on the micro satellite PICARD
    - DIARAD/VIRGO, Differential Absolute Radiometer on SOHO

    Main responsibilities


    * INSTRUMENT EXPLOITATION (Performances, data and image processing)


    - Technical Specifications of the ground segment for SOVIM on the ISS
    - Ground segment specification and implementation for SOVAP onboard PICARD
    - Instrument data processing, operations and performances assessment
    - Instrument metrology, data quality, radiometric measurements and electrical calibrations
    - In-flight aging evaluation and corrections

    * INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT (Design, characterization and tests)


    - Instrument compliance with specifications
    - Characterization of instruments: sets of optical, thermal and electrical experiments assessing instrument performances in space and ground
    - Radiometers thermal design and modelling
    - Instrument testing: thermal vacuum, vibrations, EMC/EMI
    - System identification, analysis and specification of the control loop of the radiometer
    - Development of an infrared pyroelectric trap detector using PVDF thin film and black-gold deposit


    Name and address of employer

    Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
    3, Ringlaan, 1180 Brussel (Belgium)
    Type of business or sector Service and Research

     

    Dates 01 July 2001 - 31 May 2003
    Occupation or position held Instrument specialist


    Main activities and responsibilities

    - Affected at NASA Goddard as Instrument specialist during the Columbia shuttle flight STS 107 for the SOLCON instrument operations, simulations, commanding and monitoring. This instrument was used to obtain reference mesurements of the Solar Constant.
    - Integration and test of SOLCON instrument on the Columbia payload
    - Flight simulations and operations, deep space calibrations
    - Real time control and commanding of SOLCON during the STS 107 flight
    - Radiometeric processing


    Name and address of employer

    Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
    3, Ringlaan, 1180 Brussel (Belgium)
    Type of business or sector Service and Research

     

    Dates 01 March 2001 - 30 June 2001
    Occupation or position held Trainee

    Main activities and responsibilities

    - Detector development, design, characterisation and tests
    - Development of an infrared pyroelectric trap detector using PVDF thin film and black-gold deposition

    Name and address of employer

    Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
    3, Ringlann, 1180 Brussel (Belgium)
    Type of business or sector Service and Research

     

     

     

    Education and training

    Dates 15 September 2006 - 21 January 2010
    Title of qualification awarded:

    PhD in Engineering
    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered: Instrument Calibration ,Metrology, Data processing
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (University)
    2, Pleinlaan, 1150 Brussel (Belgium)

     

    Dates 01 July 2002 - 01 September 2002
    Title of qualification awarded

    Summer Session Program
    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered
    multidisciplinary lectures in space studies
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training
    International Space University, Pomona, California, USA (Univeristy)
    3801 West Temple Avenue, 91768 Pomona, California (United States)

     

    Dates 15 September 2000 - 30 June 2002
    Title of qualification awarded

    Master of space sciences and techniques
    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered
    space studies and space instrumentation
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training
    Université de Liège (University)
    7 Place du 20-Août, 4000 Liège (Belgium)

    Dates 15 September 1996 - 15 September 2000
    Title of qualification awarded

    Degree in Mathematics
    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered
    Mathematics
    Statistics
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training
    Université de Liège (University)
    7, Place du 20-Août, 4000 Liège (Belgium)

    Personal skills and
    competences

    Mother tongue(s) French and Arabic

    Fluent in English

    Fair in Italian

    Social skills and competences:

    Multidisciplinary approach in problem solving in intercultural and international environment, acquired through training at the International Space University.


    Technical skills and competences

    Space instrumentation development, testing, calibration and performance assessment
    Space Operations and data processing
    Image and data processing
    Thermal design and Analysis

    Computer skills and competences

    Good knowledge of mathematical and numerical softwares : Mathcad, Matlab, Mathematica
    Good knowledge of C, IDL, bash
    Good knowledge of thermal and structural modelling softwares : FEMAP/TMG, MSC NASTRAN and
    PATRAN, ESARADDriving licence(s) B

    Publications:

    The effect of flares on total solar irradiance.
    Nature Physics, Vol: 6, 690–692, (2010).

    Total Solar Irradiance absolute level from DIARAD/SOVIM.
    Advances in Space Research, Volume 45, Issue 11, p. 1393-1406 (2010).


    Total Solar Irradiance Measurements During Solar Cycles 22 and 23.
    PhD Thesis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, (2010).


    Pre-Flight calibration of Lyra, the Solar VUV radiometer on board PROBA 2
    A&A 508, 1085–1094 (2009).

    The PICARD data center.
    AIAA, 092407, (2008).
     

    TSI measurements and modelling during cycle 23.
    Solar Physics, Vol 247,203-216, (2008).


    Absolute accuracy and repeatability of the RMIB radiometers for TSI measurements.
    Solar Physics, Vol 224, 237-246, (2004).


    Measurement and uncertainty of the long term total solar irradiance trend.
    Solar Physics, Vol 224, 209-216, (2004).

    A Malaria information system for prediction and monitoring of epidemics.
    Design Project of the international space university, Summer Sesssion Program (2002).

    Building a pyroelectric (PVDF) trap detector.
    University of Liège, master thesis (2002).
     


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