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     Date Submitted:09-03-2012
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     Current job:RF & Microwave Design Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsCIRCUITS AND DEVICES THZ, Millimeter-wave, microwave technologies, Schottky Mixers, Thz mixers, MMIC, HEMT transistors HIGH EFFICIENCY POWER AMPLIFIERS solid-state, GaN, GaAs transistors, PAE, Classe-AB, E, F ... SYSTEMS Satellite communications:
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    CURRICULUM VITAE
     
    Languages: Català, Spanish and English B2.1
    Birth: 28/8/1971


    Design and development engineer of high performance analog electronics, radiofrequency and microwave devices and circuits and systems.
    Experience in the fields of metrology, receiver design, satellite communication systems and real-time computer systems.

     
    Education
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    * PhD in Electronic Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, (ongoing 2010-current)
    * Electronics Engineer (emphasis in microelectronics), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1998
    * Computer Science, Universidad de Lleida, 1994


    Courses and key seminaries
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    * Millimeter and sub-millimeter wave techniques: wave guiding structures, antennas, sources, receivers, measurement techniques, and applications.
    Antti Rõisõnen, UPM, March 2009
    * Terahertz Technology and Components for Imaging and Sensing Applications,
    Viktor Krozer, UPM, April 2010
    * Development of millimetre-wave devices at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics,
    Giampaolo Pisano, UPM, April 2012

     
    Experience
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    * Microwave/RF Engineer at EADS CASA ESPACIO through TTI-NORTE,SL
    2008-current
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    Knowledge in the development and testing of complex transmit active array space systems for communications and television broadcasting.

    X-Band transmission phased array antenna for the GAIA satellite of the European Space Agency mission:

    Responsible of testbench and posterior data analysis of high efficiency 8.5GHz pHEMT power amplifiers for its flight qualification.
    Analysis of metrological issues in the measurement of power, gain or impedance and uncertainty budgets.
    Participation in all the program stages (PDR, CDR, TRR, TRB, DRB) with customer and subcontractors.

    Geolocation instruments at HISNORSAT satellite of Hisdesat and Norwegian Defense Logistic Organization, and at ASTRA-SES-9 satellite of Société Européenne des Satellites:

    Feasibility study of the missions and customer requirements. Responsible of conceptual solution and its prototyping. System and circuit prototyping of a highly linear Ku- and X-Band superhetereodyne receiver for a radiometer+antenna array. Earth-satellite link budget of wanted and unwanted signals. Circuit linear/non-linear/noise power budgets.

    * Analog Electronics Engineer at PAYPER, SA
    * Analog Electronics Engineer at EPEL INDUSTRIAL, SA
    1998-2008
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    Responsible for product development: high-speed weighing equipment for industrial process control for bagging or fruits selection. Design of high precision DC circuits: low noise, low thermal drifts, SAR ADC of 18 bits. Enclosure design. Prototype construction, commissioning, test bench definition and acceptance test campaign.  EMC design and qualification: high bandwidth filters for measurement circuits against conducted and radiated interferences, chassis shielding, wiring design, lighting, power supply, grounding control. Multilayer mixed digital and precision analog PCB layout. Equipment testing according to  international EMC standards. Responsible for metrological qualification according OIML-R61 at Centro Español de Metrología (Spain)

    * Software Engineer at GSI,SL
    * Software Engineer, freelance
    1995-1998
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    Development of software applications for food industries sector and civil engineering. Extensive use of relational database systems and fourth-generation programming language. Industrial machinery control with real-time Linux systems.


    Skills
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    * Computational electromagnetics, 3D modeling and simulation. FDTD: CST, hand-written code; MoM: NEC2, Momentum, Sonnet,...
    * Microwave/RF tools: Agilent ADS, Microwave Studio, APLAC, Genesis,.
    * Special antenna designs for longwave and medium wave bands.
    * Shortwave receiver design.
    * Design and construction of OpAmp, lumped elements  filters.
    * Digital signal processing with MATLAB and C languages.
    * Use of VHDL and Verilog for FPGA and ASIC hardware synthesis.
    * Full custom CMOS design with CADENCE and Centro Español de Microelectrónica 2.5um technology.
    * Programming of embedded systems in C and assembler under different architectures: 8051, 16Fxxx, 18Fxxx, x86, H8S.
    * Character profile: autonomous, sense of initiative, good team spirit and interpersonal skills, customer sensitivity, capability of  work under pressure, goal oriented, tenacity, attention to detail.




    Publications
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    Architecture of GAIA Satellite Phased Array Antenna
    European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, April 2010
    see http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=05505027

    Reconfigurable Rx-Tx Active Antenna System for Government Communications
    33rd ESA ESA Antenna Workshop on Antennas for Space Applications
    October 2011, see http://www.congrex.nl/11c07/

    GAIA Satellite Phase Array Antenna
    32nd ESA Antenna Workshop on Antennas for Space Applications
    October 2010, see http://www.congrex.nl/10c09/

    Very simple Software-Defined Radio
    Sprat Magazine #134, England QRP club, 2008

    DSB mixer for Software-Defined Radio
    Sprat Magazine #136, England QRP club, 2007


    Keywords
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    CIRCUITS AND DEVICES
    THz, Terahertz, sub-millimeter, Millimeter-wave, microwave, schottky mixers, MMIC, pHEMT transistors, downconverter, hetereodyne, homodyne

    HIGH EFFICIENCY POWER AMPLIFIERS
    solid-state, GaN, GaAs transistors, PAE, Classe-AB, Classe-E, Classe-F, vacuum electronics, TWT, triode, pentode, klystron, Doherty, Envelope Elimination and Restoration EER, predistortion

    SYSTEMS
    Satellite communications SATCOM MILSATCOM Space instruments Geolocalization direction-of-arrival receiver radiotelescope radiometer

    ANTENNAS
    satellite Phased antenna array VLF LF MF HF shortwave path horn reflector, beam form network, Badler matrix, digital beamforming

    CIRCUIT SYNTHESIS AND ANALYSIS
    Non-linear Network analysis, Network analyzers technologies, Harmonic balance,
    H-parameters Y-parameters S-parameters X-parameters, NVNA, load-pull

    ELECTROMAGNETISM
    full-wave space region division FEM analytical solution MoM mode matching FDTD Multiport multimode generalized scattering admittance matrix


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