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     Date Submitted:28-02-2012
     Last Modified:29-09-2015 (10:47)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGNC Systems, Fault Detection, FDIR, Kalman Filtering, Orbital Mechanics, Autonomous Rendezvous, Robust Control, Sensor Integration, Active Debris Removal

    Current activity

    • Project Manager Cat1 at Deimos Engenharia, 2014-present.
      started as Senior Project Engineer in 2009).


    • PhD thesis "Nonlinear Navigation Systems Design with Application to Autonomous Vehicles", Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica, Instituto Superior Tecnico (ISR/IST), 2005-2009. Defended and approved by international committee on January 2010.
    • Licenciatura degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, major in Control and Robotics. Instituto Superior Técnico. Grade: 18/20, 1998-2003.


    • Programming: Matlab, Simulink, C, SVN, GIT.
    • Office: Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, Rational Plan, Latex.
    • Management: Project management with local and remote teams and subcontractors.
    • Engineering: guidance, navigation, and control (GNC),
                               fault detection and isolation  (FDI),
                               GPS systems,
                               inertial sensors and sensor fusion,
                               non-linear dynamic systems,
                               orbital dynamics and rendezvous;
    • English: fluent speaking, writing, and reading.
    • French: basic speaking, writing, and reading.

    R&D Projects

    • Active debris removal GNC systems, ESA contract, 2014 - present.
    • Fault detection for aircraft control systems, EU FP7 contract, 2012.
    • GNC systems for rendezvous in elliptical orbits, ESA/ESTEC contracts, 2010-2012.
    • GNSS receiver prototype, ESA-ESTEC contract, 2011.
    • Hazard avoidance systems for spacecraft landing, ESA/ESTEC and EADS Astrium contracts, 2009-2012.
    • Navigation algorithms for autonomous vehicles at ISR/IST, 2004.
    • GPS/INS sensor fusion techniques, graduation project. Grade: 20/20, 2003.


    Corporate courses

    • Project Management Framework, 24 hours, Aventia Consulting,
    • Project Management Simulation, 7 hours, Aventia Consulting,
    • Organizational Communication and Acting, 21 hours, Paula Tomás Consultores,

    Phd courses

    • Design of Robust Multivariable Feedback Control Systems, Prof. Michael Athans, ISR/IST,
    • Dynamic Stochastic Estimation, Filtering, Prediction, and Smoothing, Prof. Michael Athans, ISR/IST,
    • Nonlinear Signal Processing, Prof. João Xavier, ISR/IST,
    • Nonlinear Optimization, Prof. João Sentieiro, ISR/IST,
    • Linear Systems Theory, Prof. João Miranda Lemos, ISR/IST,

    Journal publications

    • 9 journal publications with journal impact factors: 3.063[IEEETR], 1.906 [IJRNC], 1.95 [TAC], 1.419 [TCST], 1.412 [SCL], 1.406 [CEP], 0.954 [JOE], 0.917 [TAES],0.664 [AA].

    Conference publications

    • 31 conference publications: 9 at IFAC conferences, 5 at IEEE CDC, 5 at aerospace workshops, 4 at ACC/ECC, 3 at AIAA GNC, 2 at EuroGNC, 2 at IEEE ICRA/FUSION, 1 at ION/GNSS.


    • Young researchers prize UTL/CGD, honorable mention, 2010.
    • Two diplomas de mérito as undergraduate student at IST, 1999, 2002.


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