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     Date Submitted:20-03-2012
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     Current job:AOCS/GNC Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsAOCS/GNC, Mission Analysis, Space Propulsion, Spacecrafts
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       AOCS/GNC ENGINEER

     

     

    PROFILE________________________________________

     

    As graduate from High Tech University of Seville (Spain) in Aerospace Engineering (5 years) and Master in Science and Space Technology from University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain), I have undertaken several internships within space business, especially with AOCS/GNC, mission analysis and propulsion systems. I have a proven track record of AOCS analysis, design and validation through FES, and expertise level in Matlab/Simulink and STK. Highly-motivated and flexibility to travel, and good adaptation to multicultural environments.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE________________________________________

     

    May 2014 – Oct 2014: Guidance & Control for Sun-Pointing and Delta-V modes

    Deimos Space S.L.U. (Madrid, Spain)

     

    AOCS/GNC Division, Aerospace B.U.

     

    Main duties:

    ·         Literature review of ACS requirements. Trade-off of guidance and control algorithms

    ·         Attitude profiles for Sun-Pointing and Delta-V modes, through Chebyshev's polynomial

    ·         ACS analysis and design in compliance with requirements (control oriented to PD controller)

    ·         Modelling and implementation of GC algorithms (MATLAB/Simulink). FES validation of ACS (through nominal and Monte Carlo simulations)

    ·         GC design and analysis report in accordance to ECSS-E-60A

     

    Mar 2012 – Mar 2013: Neural Networks

    EADS Airbus Operations S.L. (Getafe, Spain)

     

    Training in Aerodynamic Department

    Topic : “Neural Networks applications for Aerodynamics”

     

     Main duties:

    ·         Optimization though parallelization of neural networks applied to Aerodynamics

    ·         Programming oriented to object (OO) by Python

    ·         Application in actual aerodynamics data approximation

     

    Jan 2011 – Oct 2011: SUCCESS Project

    EADS Astrium Space Transportation (Bremen, Germany)

     

    Internship / Student Contract in Propulsion Systems Department TEB4

    Topic : “Validation and Qualification of Space Hydrazine Monopropellant Thrusters”

     

     Main duties:

    ·         Research of real thrusters data (Astrium / NASA)

    ·         Comparison and improve model through GUI / VB software

    ·         Technical specifications and concept design of 200 N thrusters (AOCS) for VEGA launcher

    ·         Study of NASA/ESA projects (structure and system from satellites)

     

     

     

    Mar 2010 - Sep 2010: Wiki-Sat Project

    UPC Barcelona Tech University (Barcelona, Spain)

     

    Main duties:

    • Design and optimization of combustion chamber and nozzle for solid propellant rocket engine, using  low cost technology
    • Mission analysis and design. Transfer between Earth-Moon (STK)

     

    Oct 2009 - Jan 2010: Earth Observation Satellite for Multiple Mission

    Escuela Superior de Ingenieros Sevilla & TAITUS Software

     

    Main duties:

    • Development and optimization of software (in MATLAB) for coverage strategy of satellites constellations. Developing heuristics algorithms such as GAMS, GRASP, ...
    • Optimize times and resources in the calculation of coverage.

     

    HIGHER EDUCATION_______________________________________

     

    Sep 2013 - Sep 2014: Master in Science and Space Technology

    Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain)

     

    Taught by Space Research Group of Universidad de Alcalá, involved in space projects such as SOHO, NANOSAT, Solar Orbiter or ExoMars.

     

    Modules included:

    • Astrophysics and Space Weather
    • High Energy Astrophysics (particles) and Space Exploration (concepts, instrumentation, full study of Solar Systems)
    • Management ESA projects, Real-Time Control Software and Artificial Intelligence for Space Systems, and Hardware support for Space Engineering

     

    Thesis: "Guidance and Control for Sun-Pointing and Delta-V modes"

     

    2003-2011: Aerospace Engineering

    Escuela Superior de Ingenieros (E.S.I.) Universidad de Sevilla

     

    Modules included:

    • Space Mission Analysis and Design (including STK software)
    • Space Vehicle and Systems Design
    • Computer Design (CATIA V5)
    • Attitude and Orbital Control Systems, Orbital Mechanics
    • Thermofluids / Aerodynamics with Propulsion systems
    • Finite Element & CFD,
    • Aircraft Design, Aerospace Materials  

     

    Thesis: "Optimization Strategy in Earth Observation Satellite for Multiple Mission and Constellations"

     

    ARCHIEVEMENTS__________________________________________

    Technical and Academic:

     

    • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics :

    ·         Co-author of " Technical Constraints for a low cost femto satellite launcher" (AIAA'11)

    ·         European Space Agency :

    ·         Co-author in "International Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space" (IWPSS'11, Darmstadt)

    ·         Aspiring member at ESA ITI with final thesis. Entities involved : TAITUS Software (Rome) and DEIMOS Space (Spain)

     

     

    Congress and courses

     

    • Space Propulsion & Space System Architecture and Design (MIT OpenCourseWare)
    • IV Congress of Laboratory for Space Experimentation and Microgravity (LEEM, Sevilla)
    • I Robotics Conferences (Sevilla, Spain)

     

     

    COMPUTER SKILLS________________________________________

     

    • MATLAB / Simulink: Expertise level
    • STK (Satellite Tool Kit): Expertise level
    • Microsoft Office: Expertise level in Office tools
    • Nastran - Patran: High level
    • CATIA V5: High level
    • Python:High level
    • FORTRAN : Intermediate level
    • LINUX / UNIX: Intermediate level
    • C++: Intermediate level

     

    LANGUAGES______________________________________________

     

    • Spanish: Native
    • English: Fluent speaking / writing
    • French: Basic

     

    PERSONAL_______________________________________________

     

    • Solid theoretical backgrounds in space mission analysis & design, implementation of AOCS and orbital mechanics and attitude dynamic/kinematics problem resolution.
    • Knowledge about ESA projects management
    • Actor in theatre company during 2 years


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