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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:58:13 +0000
Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:54:04 +0000
Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:39:31 +0000
The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 08:03:46 +0000
The military wants to apply quantum computing to secure communications and inertial navigation in GPS denied environments. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:43:08 +0000
On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:21:26 +0000
Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:57:26 +0000
The White House nominated a veteran Senate aide with little space experience to be NASA’s deputy administrator July 12, a month after the agency’s administrator said he wanted someone with technical expertise for the job. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:00:17 +0000
Blue Origin will begin flying two customers on the same New Glenn rocket after the launch vehicle has performed five missions with solo customers, according to Ted McFarland, Blue Origin’s commercial director of Asia-Pacific business. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:42:28 +0000
“We are going to need a bigger boat,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said July 12, quoting the 1975 movie Jaws as a metaphor for the challenge of handling 5G needs. “Or in our case, more spectrum.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:15:26 +0000
China’s state-owned fleet operator is making forward-leaning investments in high-throughput satellites and low-Earth-orbit constellations without worrying, at least initially, about whether these projects are backed by sound business plans. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:54:55 +0000
Amid growing concerns about commercial crew delays, a GAO report recommended NASA share more schedule information with Congress and develop contingency plans to maintain access to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:27:30 +0000
Using free data from the European Space Agency, a startup in Finland created a geospatial information service that is entirely enabled by artificial intelligence. SpaceNews.com
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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.

    REFERENCES

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