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     Date Submitted:31-10-2011
     Last Modified:31-10-2011 (03:30)
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     Current job:Lecturer / Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGNSS GPS GLONASS QZSS GALILEO Satellite Data Processing Aerospace
    CV

    Personal information

    Nationality: Venezuelan with permanent residency in Spain
    Date of birth: August 12, 1968


    Work experience

    - Dates (from – to):
    February 2004 – Nowadays
    - Name and address of employer
    Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. C/Jordi Girona, 31.
    08034. Barcelona. Spain
    - Type of business or sector
    Education
    - Occupation or position held
    Lecturer / Researcher
    - Main activities and responsibilities
    Advanced research on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) topics. Teaching and coordination of courses
    “Aircraft Navigation, Cartography and Cosmography”, “Air Transportation”, “Control and Guidance” and “Broadening of Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering” (Master).

    - Dates (from – to)
    February 2005
    - Name and address of employer
    Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. C/Jordi Girona, 31.
    08034. Barcelona. Spain
    - Type of business or sector
    Education
    - Occupation or position held
    Assistant teacher
    - Main activities and responsibilities
    Teaching support to course “Precise GPS Data Processing”, held at Institute of Geomatics.

    - Dates (from – to)
    January 1996 – February 2002
    - Name and address of employer
    Universidad Simón Bolívar. Valle de Sartenejas, Caracas,
    Venezuela
    - Type of business or sector
    Education
    - Occupation or position held
    Professor
    - Main activities and responsibilities
    Teaching the courses “Avionics”, “Aircraft Instrumentation”, “Aircraft Electrical Systems” and “Aerodynamics”

    - Dates (from – to)
    November 1992 – November 1994
    - Name and address of employer
    Aerovias Venezolanas S.A. (AVENSA). Aeropuerto
    Internacional 'Simon Bolivar', Maiquetia, Venezuela.
    - Type of business or sector
    Private airline
    - Occupation or position held
    Operations Engineer
    - Main activities and responsibilities
    Performance and safety studies regarding AVENSA aircraft operations.

    - Dates (from – to)
    November 1990 – November 1992
    - Name and address of employer
    Inspectoria Aeronautica. Ministerio de Transporte y
    Comunicaciones. Torre Este, piso 34, Parque Central,
    Caracas, Venezuela
    - Type of business or sector
    Government
    - Occupation or position held
    Aeronautical Engineer
    - Main activities and responsibilities
    Airline and aircraft maintenance shop inspecton. Aircraft accident investigation. Deputy deparment manager. Other governmental and regulatory activities.


    Education and training

    - Dates (from – to)
    2002 - 2010
    - Name and type of organisation providing education and training
    Group of Astronomy and Geomatics. Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. Spain
    Doctoral Program in Aerospace Science and Technology
    - Principal subjects/occupational skills covered
    Research in GPS and GNSS-related subjects.
    - Title of qualification awarded
    Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.)

    - Dates (from – to)
    1994 - 1996
    - Name and type of organisation providing education and training
    Facultad de Ciencias. Universidad Central de Venezuela
    Postgrado en Instrumentación. University
    - Principal subjects/occupational skills covered
    Post-graduate studies and research in instrumentation and control topics.

    - Dates (from – to)
    1985 - 1992
    - Name and type of organisation providing education and training
    Instituto Universitario de las Fuerzas Armadas Nacionales (IUPFAN). Venezuela
    - Principal subjects/occupational skills covered
    Studies on aeronautical engineering.
    - Title of qualification awarded
    Aeronautical Engineer


    Scholarships / Grants

    - Dates (from – to)
    2003 - 2004
    - Name of Scholarship/Grant
    UPC Research Scholarship for training of novel researchers
    - Funding Institution
    Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
    - Objectives
    To support the training and formation of promising
    Ph.D. Students.

    -Dates (from – to)
    2011
    - Name of Scholarship/Grant
    Grants for research stays outside of Catalonia
    (BE-DGR-2010)
    - Objectives
    To continue the collaboration with the Applied Research Laboratories at University of Texas (ARL:UT) in order to extend the capabilities of the 'GPS Toolkit' (GPSTk) and achieve Multi-GNSS data processing capabilities.


    Personal skills and competences

    Mother tongue: Spanish

    Other languages:

    English: Excellent reading, writing and verbal skills
    Catalan: Basic
    German: Basic



    ANNEXES


    JOURNAL ARTICLES:

    Garcia-Rigo, A., Monte, E., Hernandez-Pajares, M., Juan, J.M., Sanz, J., Aragon-Angel, A., Salazar, D. 'Global Prediction of the Vertical Total Electron Content of the Ionosphere based on GPS data'. Radio Science, Journal of the American Geophysical Union, 2011 (In Press). DOI:10.1029/2010RS004643.

    Hernandez-Pajares, M., Juan-Zornoza, J.M., Sanz-Subirana, J., Aragon-Angel, A., Garcia-Rigo, A., Salazar, D., Escudero, M. 'The Ionosphere: Effects, GPS modeling and the benefits for space geodetic techniques'. Journal of Geodesy, 2011 (In Press). DOI 10.1007/S00190-011-0508-5.

    Brunini, C., Azpilicueta, F., Gende, M., Camilion, E., Aragon-Angel, A.,  Hernandez-Pajares, M., Juan-Zornoza, J.M., Sanz-Subirana, J., Salazar D. 'Ground- and Space-based GPS data ingestion into the NeQuick model'. Journal of Geodesy, 2011 (In Press). DOI 10.1007/S00190-011-0452-4.

    Salazar D., Hernandez-Pajares, M., Juan-Zornoza, J.M., Sanz-Subirana, J., Aragon-Angel, A. 'EVA: GPS-based extended velocity and acceleration determination'. Journal of Geodesy, Volume 85, Number 6, pp. 329-340, Jaunuary 2010. DOI 10.1007/s00190-010-0439-6.

    Andrei C.O., Salazar D., Chen, R.. 'Performance Analysis of the Precise Point Positioning Technique at BUCU IGS Station'. RevCAD – Journal of Geodesy and Cadastre, Volume 10, pp. 9-20. 2010.

    Salazar D., M. Hernandez-Pajares, Juan-Zornoza, J.M., Sanz-Subirana, J. 'GNSS data management and processing with the GPSTk'. GPS Solutions, Volume 14, Number 3, pp. 293-299, June 2010. DOI: 10.1007/s10291-009-0149-9.

    Badia, O., Couthinho, P., Salazar D. 'Development of a GPS navigator with MATLAB'. Revista del Instituto de Navegacion de España, ISSN: 1578-6064. Number 34, pp. 4-13. March 2010.


    CONGRESS PROCEEDINGS:

    Salazar, D., Hernandez-Pajares, M., Juan-Zornoza, J.M., Sanz, J. 'Network-based High Accuracy Positioning with the GPSTk'. 5th. ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technologies NAVITEC 2010. Noordwijk. The Netherlands. December 2010.

    Hernandez-Pajares, M., Juan, J.M., Sanz, J., Ramos-Bosch, P. Rovira-Garcia, A., Salazar, D., Ventura-Traveset. J., Lopez-Echazarreta, C., Hein, G. 'The ESA/UPC GNSS-Lab Tool (gLAB): An advanced multipurpose package for GNSS data processing'. 5th. ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technologies NAVITEC 2010. Noordwijk. The Netherlands. December 2010.

    C.O. Andrei, R. Chen, H. Kuusniemi, M. Hernandez-Pajares, J.M. Juan, D. Salazar, 2009, 'Ionosphere Effect Mitigation for Single-frequency Precise Point Positioning', in Proceedings of 22st International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division (ION GNSS-2009), Savannah, GA. September 2009.

    Thomas L. Gaussiran, Eric Hagen, R. Benjamin Harris, Chris Kieschnick, Jon C. Little, Richard G. Mach, David C. Munton, Scot L. Nelsen, Colin P. Petersen, David L. Rainwater, Brent A. Renfro, Brian W. Tolman, Dagoberto Salazar. 'The GPSTk: GLONASS, RINEX Version 3.00 and More'. Savannah, Georgia. September 2009.

    Salazar, D., Sanz-Subirana, J. and Hernandez-Pajares, M. 'Phase-based GNSS data processing (PPP) with the GPSTk'. 8th Geomatic Week. Barcelona. Spain. February 2009.

    Salazar, D., Hernandez-Pajares, M., Juan, J.M. and J. Sanz. 'High accuracy positioning using carrier-phases with the open source GPSTk software'. 4th. ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technologies NAVITEC 2008. Noordwijk. The Netherlands. December 2008.

    Salazar, D., Hernandez-Pajares, M., Juan, J.M. and J. Sanz. 'Open source Precise Point Positioning with GNSS Data Structures and the GPSTk'. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol 10, EGU2008-A-03925, 2008.

    R. Benjamin Harris, Tracie Conn, Thomas Gaussiran, Chris Kieschnick, Jon Little, Richard Mach, David Munton, Brent Renfro, Scot Nelsen, Brian Tolman, Jonathan Vorce, Dagoberto Salazar. 'The GPSTk: New Features, Applications and Changes'. Proceedings of the 20th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS 2007). Fort Worth, Texas. September 2007.

    Salazar D., M. Hernandez-Pajares, J.M. Juan and J. Sanz. 'The GPS Toolkit: World class Open Source software tools for the GNSS research community'. 7th Geomatics Week. Barcelona. Spain. 2007.

    Salazar D., M. Hernandez-Pajares, J.M. Juan and J. Sanz. 'Rapid Open Source GPS software development for modern embedded systems: Using the GPSTk with the Gumstix'. 3rd. ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technologies NAVITEC '2006. Noodwijk. The Netherlands. 2006.

    R. Orus, D. Salazar, M Hernandez Pajares, J.M. Juan, J. Sanz, 'Using ionospheric maps to improve GPS precise positioning in post-process'. 2nd ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technologies NAVITEC' 2004, ESTEC-ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, December 2004.


    PUBLICLY-FUNDED R&D PROJECTS:

    Project name: Joint European-Asian Educational and Application Development Programme on GALILEO (JEAGAL)
    Funding Institution: European Commission (EC)
    Participants: Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain), Politecnico de Torino (Italy), Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (Italy), University of Nanjing (China), Hanoi University of Technology (Vietnam).
    Date: March 2005 to March 2007

    Project name: South-East Asia Centre on European GNSS for International Cooperation and Local Development (SEAGAL)
    Funding Institution: Galileo Supervising Authority (GSA)
    Participants: Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain), Politecnico de Torino (Italy), Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (Italy), Universite de France-Comte (France), Hanoi University of Technology (Vietnam), Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand).
    Date: January 2009 to October 2010.

    Project name: ESA Education GNSS Tool (EDUNAV)
    Funding Institution: European Space Agency (ESA)
    Participants: Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain).
    Date: December 2008 to December 2009.

    Project name: EGNOS Data Collection II
    Funding Institution: Pildo Consulting S.L. (Spain)
    Participants: Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain).
    Date: December 2008 to December 2011.

    Project name: GPS data processing training
    Funding Institution: Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (INTA, Spain)
    Participants: Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain).
    Date: March 2008.

    Project name: New techniques for accurate ionosphere analysis including long-baseline ambiguity fixing
    Funding Institution: EUROCONTROL
    Participants: Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain).
    Date: April 2003 to April 2004.

    Project name: Monitoring and Analysis of geomagnetic and ionospheric characteristics at ASJI
    Funding Institution: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion (Spain)
    Participants: Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain).
    Date: December 2010 to December 2011.

    Project name: Stable Research Groups Support Activities
    Funding Institution: Agencia de Gestio d'Ajuts Universitaris I de Recerca (AGAUR, Spain)
    Participants: Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain).
    Date: July 2009 to July 2010.


    OTHER PROJECTS:

    Official developer of the “GPS Toolkit” Project (http://www.gpstk.org).
    Project leader of “Architest Project” (http://architest.sourceforge.net).
    Project leader of “LibNav Project” (http://libnav.sourceforge.net).


    SOFTWARE SKILLS:

    - Programming and Operating Systems:

    Very high level in C++.
    Very high level in Linux/UNIX (Caldera Systems Linux Certificate Instructor, Linux Professional Institute Level I).
    High level in C, FORTRAN, shell scripts, awk and Perl.
    High level in computer networking (Cisco CCNA course).
    High level in LAMP/Web applications: PHP, MySQL, Postgres, Apache.
    High level in MS-DOS and Windows 98/2000/XP
    High level in revision control software: Subversion, CVS.

    - Other software:

    Very high level in network infrastructure applications and servers: Web, Mail, DNS, DHCP, SSH, etc.
    High level using mathematical analysis tools (Scilab, Matlab, Octave  and gnuplot).
    High level using office suites.
    High level in LaTEX.
    High level in Learning Management Systems (Moodle) .


    SPECIALIZATION COURSES:

    Windows 1000 Network Infrastructure (2002). 25 h.
    CISCO Networking Academy (CCNA) Program (2002). 160 h.
    LINUX introduction training (2000). 40 h.
    OpenLearning Instructor (2000). 80 h.
    Microcomputer technician (1994). 80 h.
    Performance Engineer Operations Course (1993). 100 h.
    Prevention and investigation of aircraft accidents (1992). 160 h.
    Field maintenance of VOR transmitters (1991). 80 h.
    On board maintenance of VOR receivers (1991). 80 h.
    Safety on helicopter operations (1991). 16 h.


    OTHER:

    Spanish media often interview me regarding aeronautical issues. Some examples are:

    http://www.tv3.cat/videos/604979
    http://www.tv3.cat/videos/601779
    http://www.telecinco.es/informativos/sociedad/noticia/45202/cual+fue+la+causa+del+accidente+del+JK5022
    http://www.tv3.cat/videos/191509588
    http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/sociedad/20110124/alternativa-europea-red-satelites-gps-retrasa/676466.shtml

    My English language proficiency is excellent, with over 550 points in the 'Test of English as a Foreign Language' (TOEFL).

    The research projects JEAGAL and SEAGAL have allowed me to keep in touch with oriental cultural customs and characteristics, easing my collaboration with staff in China, Vietnam and Thailand, and training me to lead mixed European-Asian work teams.
     


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