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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
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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
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Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:04-04-2011
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     Current job:Electrical Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsElectronic Design, LabVIEW, Automated test systems
    CV

    WORK Experience

     

    2002–present     NRAO       Tucson, AZ / Charlottesville, VA

    www.nrao.edu, www.almaobservatory.org

     

    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)

    Engineer

    • 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)

    Education

     

    • 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.

    1992

    • Leybold Vacuum training, 2 day seminar

    1998                   SAAB Ericsson Space AB

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

    PUBLICATIONS

     

    • 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)

     

    Interests

     

    Mountain & Road biking.

    R/C boats and cars.

    What makes life good.

    other

     

    1988

    • Swedish Drivers licene (expired 2008).

    1991

    • Military Service.

    2002

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

     

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

     

     

     

      Born: 1969-12-12

      Unmarried

      Swedish citizen.

    Permanent Resident of the US / Green Card


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