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     Date Submitted:29-01-2012
     Last Modified:29-01-2012 (01:55)
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     Current job:Radar signal processing R&D engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordssynthetic aperture radar signal image processing, doppler centroids calibration validation, image segmentation, remote sensing based hydrology

    Born on May 19th, 1970



    Doctor in Signal & Image Processing

    Radar Signal Processing Engineer

    (SAR oceanography and hydrology)




    • Synthetic Aperture Radars and Airborne Radars.

    • Array Processing – Digital Beam Forming

    • Adaptive Signal and Image Processing, Stochastic Processes and their applications.

    • Communication digital signal processing techniques.




    • 1997 – 2001: PhD in Signal Processing (Très Honorable) @ Institut National Polytechnique (Grenoble, FR)

    Thesis Title: Source Separation Techniques Applied to Rotating Machine Vibrations.

    • 1994 – 1995: Master in Signal, Image & Speech (Bien) @ Institut National Polytechnique de (Grenoble, FR)

    Thesis Title: Equalization Techniques applied to Underwater Acoustical Communications.

    • 1992 – 1994: Electrical Engineering Degree (Bien) @ Institut Sciences et Techniques (Valenciennes, FR)

    •  1991 – 1992: DEUP in Computer Science @ Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse (FR)

    • 1989 – 1991: Mathématiques Supérieures et Spéciales Techno @ Military High School Saint-Cyr (FR)




    • since 2009 : Collecte Localisation Satellite (CLS-Brest) – Radar Applications Division

    Function: Radar Signal Processing Research Engineer

    • Full development of an automatized SAR image segmentation software (IDL programming language). The algorithm controls the evolution of an active grid by minimizing the stochastic complexity (MDL principle) of the segmented image.

    • Measurement of sea surface radial velocity (sea state+current) from the precise estimation of Doppler shifts in SAR data (IDL programming language).

    • Simulation of future instrument data : Doppler Scatterometer study (IDL programming language)

    • Study of a ship detection technique (processing of a series of Delay-Doppler Maps) from GNSS Passive Bistatic Radar (co-author of a CNES patent on the subject).


    • 2002-2009 : European Space Agency (ESA) - Data Systems/On-Board Payload Data Processing

    Function: Digital Signal Processing Engineer

    • Monitored the design and development of digital electronics modules (Chirp Generator, Instrument Control Unit, Tile Control Unit, Decimation filter and Digital I/Q Demodulation, raw SAR data compression) for Sentinel-1.

    • Took part to the Advanced Concept for Radar Sounding study: assessment and simulation of clutter suppression algorithms for a future satellite mission aimed at mapping ice thickness on the poles.

    • Monitored the development of a High Rate Telemetry Encryption breadboard for the protection of Satellite Telemetry data at 600Mbps with AES cryptography.

    • Took part to the standardization of SpaceWire links, nodes, routers and networks (ECSS E50-12A) and to the SpaceWire RMAP basic transport protocol (ECSS E50-11)

    • Conducted several R&D projects for the development of SpaceWire equipment: and in particular a SpaceWire Router ASIC AT7910E: 10 ports, 200 Mbps per port in both directions, Group Adaptive Routing, router reconfiguration with RMAP, physical & logical addressing.

    • Supervised a trainee (5 months): on the testing of SpaceWire equipment in lab.

    • Got involved in the ESA “Security Working Group”.

    • Organised the 1st SpaceWire International Seminar held in Noordwijk 4-5 Nov 2003.


    • 2001 – 2002 : THALES Communications (Consulting for ALTRAN TECHNOLOGIES)

    Function: R&D Signal Processing Engineer

    • Assessment of adaptive array processing techniques for the detection and parameter estimation of jammers in a military communication satellite.


    • 2000 – 2001 : DASSAULT DATA SERVICES

    Function: Software Design and Development

    • Development of data processing tools for an automotive test bench (signal filtering, spectrum and time-frequency analysis) using C++, Active X and MATLAB;

    • Improvement of C programs for a military multi-functions RADAR; THALES (Airsys)



    Function: PhD student

    • Design and development of a robust to noise separator for rotating machine vibrations (submarine application) based on spectral covariance matrices of time delayed set of data and making use of a MIMO Wiener Noise Reduction Algorithm. Development of simulation software in MATLAB.

    • Teaching 2nd-3rd year students Ecole Nat. Sup. d’Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble.



    Function: Officer in the Reserve

    • Team management (12 engineers) developing training software for helicopter pilots.




    • French: mother language.

    • English: fluent.

    • Spanish: good.




    • Signal Processing: Analogue and digital signal theory, digital filters design, detection & estimation, information theory, spectrum analysis, Wiener & Kalman adaptive filtering, array processing, control engineering, image processing, experimental data analysis, blind source separation.

    • Communications: Channel Equalization, modulations, link budgets analysis, high speed bi-directional serial links for aerospace applications (SpaceWire).

    • Computer languages and Software tools: MATLAB, C/C++, Pascal., Simulink, Octave, Labview

    • Systems: LINUX - UNIX – WINDOWS.

    • Standards: ECSS E50-12A SpaceWire Links Nodes Routers and Networks, ECSS E50-03 Packet Telemetry, ECSS E50-04 Packet Telecommand, ISO 15408 Common Criteria (IT security).

    • Space related: satellite payloads architecture and technologies, on board data handling.

    • Trainings :

    • SAR Principles & Applications: Carl-Cranz-Gesellschaft – Oberpfaffenhofen - Germany

    • Applied Cryptography: Prof. Bart Preneel, Kath. Univ. Leuven – Belgium.

    • Satellite Communication Systems : Dimensioning of a satellite communication Link.

    • Control Engineering: synthesis of digital controllers (RST pole placement method), generalized predictive command, analyse, state space methods (LQ, LQG/LTR), H, adaptive command (Kalman), introduction to non-linear and fuzzy command.

    • VHDL Programming





    • Practicing sports (surf, kite-surf, running, mountain-biking, tennis, skiing, …),

    • Cooking for friends, cultural events, travels.





    Morten Wergeland Hansen, Fabrice Collard, Knut-Frode Dagestad, Johnny A. Johannessen, Pierre Fabry and Bertrand Chapron, Retrieval of Sea Surface Range Velocities From Envisat ASAR Doppler Centroid Measurements, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, issue 10, volume 49, pp 3582 – 3592, Oct. 2011


    S. Parkes, C. McClements, G. Kempf, C. Gleiss, S. Fischer, P. Fabry, SpW-10X SpaceWire Routing Switch ASIC, Data Systems In Aerospace, Palma de Majorca, Spain, 27-30 May 2008.


    S. Parkes, M. Dunstan, S. Mills, I. Martin, C. McClements, R. Vitulli, P. Fabry, New SpaceWire Tools, Data Systems In Aerospace 22-25 May 2006, Berlin Germany.


    O. Absil, R. den Hartog, P. Gondoin, P. Fabry, R. Wilhelm, P. Gitton, F. Puech, Performance Study on ground-based infrared Bracewell interferometers – Application to the detection of exozodiacal dust disks with GENIE, Astronomy & Astrophysics manuscript, May 2005.


    R. den Hartog, O. Absil, P. Gondoin, L. d’Arcio, P. Fabry, L. Kaltenegger, R. Wilhelm, P. Gitton, F. Puech, M. Fridlund, The simulated detection of low mass companions with GENIE, SPIE, Glasgow, July 2004.


    P. Gondoin, O. Absil, R. den Hartog, R. Wilhelm, P. Gitton, L. d’Arcio, P. Fabry, F. Puech, M. Fridlund, M. Schoeller, A. Glindemann, E. Bakker, A. Karlsson, A Peacok, S. Volonte, F. Paresce, A. Richichi, Darwin-GENIE: a nulling instrument at the VLTI, SPIE, Glasgow, July 2004.


    G. Kempf, C. Togel, S. Parkes, C. McClements, P. Fabry, SpaceWire Conformance Tester, ISWS (International SpaceWire Seminar), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, November 2003.


    P. Fabry, Ch. Servière, J.-L. Lacoume, Séparation de signaux bruités, à spectres de raies, à l'aide de statistiques d'ordre deux, GRETSI, Vannes, France, Septembre 1999.


    P. Fabry, Ch. Servière, J.-L. Lacoume, Estimation du nombre de sources dans les mélanges multi-entrées multi-sorties perturbés par des bruits spatialement corrélés, GRETSI, Vannes, France, Septembre 1999 .


    P. Fabry, Ch. Servière, Blind Separation of Noisy Harmonic Signals Using Only Second Order Statistics, ICECS, Cyprus, September 1999.


    P. Fabry, Ch. Servière, J.-L. Lacoume, Improving signal subspace estimation and source number detection in the context of spatially correlated noises, Proc. EUSIPCO, Rhodes, Gr 1998.


    P. Fabry, Ch. Servière, J.-L. Lacoume, Improving signal subspace estimation for blind source separation in the context of spatially correlated noises, Proc. ICASSP, Seattle, USA, 1998.

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