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     Date Submitted:24-05-2011
     Last Modified:25-05-2011 (08:18)
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     Current job:PhD research student
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAs design of satellite systems is dictated by economical and engineering factors, the use of readily available commercial wireless terrestrial network technologies for ISLs is an attractive prospect in distributed satellite systems. I spent the last 4
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    PROFILE

    • More than 3 years experience in embedded system design and development
    • A PhD in Electronics Engineering from Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey
    • Ability to prioritise and to multi-task complex workloads

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    2006-2011 PhD Researcher, Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

    This project aimed to design a low-cost re-usable solution for inter-satellite link. The research work addressed the application of wireless terrestrial network standards to Distributed satellite systems in Low Earth Orbit.


    The achievements include:
    • The development and design of an FPGA-based System-on-Chip (SoC) for inter-satellite communications systems, utilising low power techniques for High-speed communication
    • The implementation of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) on FPGAs
    • The implementation of a wireless transceiver in C++
    • Firmware development for embedded systems in C/C++.

    During my PhD studies I worked as a lab demonstrator of the following modules:
    • Digital Design with VHDL
    • Linear Systems and Feedback Design in PSPICE
    • Second Year Audio and Media Engineering Experiments (various labs)
    • Digital Design in Cadence.

    2002-2004 Photo Assistant, Tesco Plc, Colchester

    Developed pictures and assisted in customer services

    2000-2002 Network Technician, PDCL, London

    This job required troubleshooting of networking hardware and general IT support. Main duties include assembling and cabling Cisco Internetworking equipments, installation and configuration of Windows Workstation and Server.

    1999-2000 Claims Officer, CS Healthcare, Kingston Upon Thames

    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

    Hardware
    FPGA: Xilinx Virtex-4, Virtex-5 and Spartan III
    Microcontroller: 32-bit LEON-2 and LEON-3, 8-bit PIC 16

    Programming
    High Level languages: C, C++, Handel-C, Pascal, Matlab M-file, Tcl scripting
    • Assembly : PIC

    Hardware
    Digital Design: VHDL, Schematic. Xilinx system Generator, Xilinx AccelDSP, Synplify Pro, ActiveHDL
    Schematic Capture, Simulation and PCB design: Protel, PSPICE
    Computational and systems modelling: Matlab and Simulink

    Project Management
    • Coordination of two work packages (Electromagnetic Interference and Radio
    Frequency Shielding) for the 'ESA Wireless Sensor Motes Study' within a
    Surrey Space Centre /Surrey Satellite Technology Limited collaboration. The
    results are published in a conference paper.
    • Ensured that cost associated with my conference attendances stay within the allocated budget

    Communication
    • Authored 3 conference papers and co-authored a further 2
    • Presented research work in 3 conferences

    Languages
    • French - Mother tongue
    • English - Fluent
    • Spanish - Conversational
    • Italian - Basic

    EDUCATION

    2006-2011 PhD – University of Surrey
    Title Communications Platform for Inter-Satellite Links in Distributed Satellite Systems

    2002-2006 BEng Telecommunications engineering – University of Essex (2.1)

    1992-1995 Baccalaureat Scientifique – Lycee Polyvalent Pointe des Negres, France (12/20)


    PERSONAL INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

    Football: regularly play with university team to maintain my self-competitiveness;
    Movie & Picture editing / Painting: for my personal development & imagination.

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