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     Date Submitted:04-04-2011
     Last Modified:04-04-2011 (07:17)
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     Current job:Electrical Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsElectronic Design, LabVIEW, Automated test systems

    WORK Experience


    2002–present     NRAO       Tucson, AZ / Charlottesville, VA,


    Electrical Engineer

    • Software design. LabVIEW control software for ATF Evaluation Receiver, ALMA Holography Receiver, ALMA Optical pointing Telescope, ALMA FE Compressor M&C Module, ALMA FE Power Supply, Cartridge Power Distribution System Test Set and various other small usefull applications needed for lab use.
    • Software design. Initiated the design of the ALMA Band 6 Cartridge Caracterization Test System (LabVIEW). The work was later handed over to software engineer in the ALMA Band 6 group.
    • Electronic Design. Optical Pointing Telescope for ATF site in Socorro.
    • Electronic Design. ALMAFE Cartridge Power Distribution System (CPDS).
    • Electronic Design. ALMAFE Compressor M&C Module.
    • Electronic Design. ALMA Front End Thermal Interlock Module (FETIM).
    • Electronic Design. CPDS Test Set.
    • Electronic Design. Wrote the Technical Specifications for the ALMAFE Power Supply.
    • Electronics Testing. Boardlevel testing of all systems mentioned above (except ALMA FE Power Supply) in order to verify performance and improve the design.
    • Long time user of OrCAD Capture for schematic design.
    • Long time user of LabVIEW.
    • Long time user of AutoCAD for basic 2D drawings.
    • Some experience with Xilinx CPLD programming.
    • Knowledge of common computer interfaces such as RS-232, GPIB, CAN.
    • Electronic design experience include a mix of analog and digital circuitry.
    • Experience in using regular office software (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, MS Visio).
    • RF Experience. Amplifier Noise Measurements, RF characterization of ALMA Holography Receiver
    • RF Experience. Use of RF test equipments such as Power Meters, RF Synthesizers, Vector and Scalar Network Analyzers, Waveguide Components.
    • RF Experience. Developed test system to measure the settling time of the RF attenuators and RF switch elements in the ALMA FE IF Switch System.
    • Documentation Experience. Well versed in writing test procedures, design reports, specifications and all other needed documents to properly document a product.
    • General Electronics/Lab skills. Component level troubleshooting, Soldering skills, use of common hand tools and common lab instruments (DVM, Oscilloscopes, Power Supplies and so on).
    • “Field Experience”. Part of the team installing the ATF Evaluation Receiver in ALMA Prototype Antrennas.
    • “Field Experience”. Part of the team delivering the first ALMA Front End (Receiver) to OSF (Chile) in May 2008.


    1999–2002        Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg Sweden.

                              (GARD – Group for  Advanced Receiver Development)


    • Working on an in-vacuum measurement setup for the FIRST project, presently known as the Herschel Space Telescope (RF Beam Measurement System for frequencies up to 1THz). The work involved designing the vaccum / cryo system, specifying the hexapod system and following up with design verification at manufacturer.
    • Software / Hardware Engineering. LabVIEW programming.
    • Knowledge of Delphiprogramming language.
    • SIS receiver measurement (SIS I-V measurements, Noise measurements using Y-factor method).
    • Electronics
    • Experience in the use of HV/UHV vacuum equipment (Sputters, Evaporators, RIE systems, Leak detectors).
    • Mechanical CAD (AutoCAD R13, AutoCAD 2000)
    • 3D Modeling course in late 2001. Never really got to use the skill.


    1995–1999        Ericsson Microwave Systems AB     Gothenburg, Sweden


    Service Engineer / Manager of Antenna Measuring Range

    • Hardware maintanence, Component level troubleshooting.
    • Antenna Measurements.
    • Programming. (LabVIEW / HP Basic for Windows)
    • Mechanical CAD (AutoSketch, AutoCAD LT)
      • Charlmers University of Technology.

        Gothenburg, Sweden

    Technician / Engineer

    • Mechanical CAD (Claris CAD for Mac). Measurement setups and LHe dewar components.
    • Programming (LabVIEW / HP Basic). Design of SIS Caracteriation and Noise measurements system.
    • Electronics, some smaller designs (SIS Bias supply)
    • SIS fabrication and SIS receiver noise measurements.
    • Experience in the use of HV / UHV vacuum equipment and leak detection (Sputters, Evaporators, RIE systems).
    • Experience in the use of microfabrication equipment used for SIS fabrication (Knowledge in the use of photo lithography, wet etching processes, lift-off, substrate dicers.. list is too long to make complete)



    • Evaluation of Academics and Experience,
    • My equivalent US Academic degree in the is BS in Engineering (see attached documents)

    1985–1989        4-years Engineering studies, Electronics. Gothenburg, Sweden

    • Extended English studies, 56 hours.


    • Leybold Vacuum training, 2 day seminar

    1998                   SAAB Ericsson Space AB

    • 2 day seminar on Antenna measurements held by Prof. Ed Joy



    • A Fixed-Tuned 3mm SIS Mixer for the SISYFOS Imaging System (Aknowledgement). ASP Conference Series, Vol. 75, 1995 (Link to article)
    • Jacobsson S.W., Belitsky V. , Holmstedt C., Kollberg E.M., "SIS Mixers for Submillimeter Wavelengths", Fourth Nordic Symposium on Superconductivity (4th NSSC), 25-28 May, 1994, Varberg, Sweden, Abstracts GIPR-323, p.132, 1994. (Reference 36)
    • Belitsky V. , Jacobsson S.W., Filippenko L.V., Holmstedt C., Koshelets V.P., Kollberg E.L., "Fourier Transform Spectrometer Studies (300-1000 GHz) of Nb-based Quasi-Optical SIS Detectors", IEEE Trans. on Appl. Supercond. vol. 5, pp. 3445-3451, Nov. 3, 1995. (Reference 37), (IEEE Explore)
    • Source – Receiver triangulation system for Gaussian Beam Measurement Setup, Proceedings of the Nordic MATLAB Conference, Kopenhagen, Denmark, October 20-21, 2003 (Aknowledgement of original idea, Link to article)
    • Miroslav Pantaleev och Victor Belitsky. “GaussianBeam Measurement RangeMATLAB Simulation for ESA FIRST Project”
      Nordisk Matlab Konferens Oktober 17-18, 2001 Oslo Norge (Acknowledgement of provided work and involvement, Link to article)




    Mountain & Road biking.

    R/C boats and cars.

    What makes life good.




    • Swedish Drivers licene (expired 2008).


    • Military Service.


    • Arizona Drivers license and later on (2004) Virginia Drivers license.


    • Languages: Swedish (native), English (fluent), German (basic)




      Born: 1969-12-12


      Swedish citizen.

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