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With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
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Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
Rockwell Collins recently delivered the latest generation of Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) airborne anti-jam and anti-spoofing technology to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The enhanced solution provides unsurpassed airborne anti-jam capability with over 10,000 times improved jamming resistance over the previous model. "From advanced fifth-generation aircraft to ground and maritime applications, this receiver is the most reliable military-grade GPS solution avai...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:22-04-2012
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     Current job:SW Development & Telecommunications System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:
     KeywordsSW Development (Java, C/C++, MATLAB, UML, Python) Payload simulation, Telecommunications, ANTARES, Iris, MTG, DVB, on-board software reference architecture, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
    CV

     

    Education

    2001 – 2006

    PhD study at the department of Applied Electronics and Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic

    Electronics and Informatics

    Topic of dissertation: Use of Hand Motion for Control of Digital Television Receiver

     

    2004 – 2005

    Certificate programme: Japanese Economical Studies

    University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Economics

     

    1996 – 2001

    Master‘s degree in Electrical Engineering

    University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Pilsen, Czech Republic

    Electronics and Telecommunications

    Diploma thesis: MHP Application Manager Design and Implementation for PC

    (price of dean for the best diploma thesis)

     

    1992 – 1996

    Secondary School of Electrical Engineering, Pilsen, Czech Republic

     

    Employment and Career Experience

    April 2010 – up to now

    evolving systems consulting s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic

    partially working in office of Next Ingegneria dei Sistemi, Rome, Italy

    Research & Development Engineer

    • definition and mathematical modeling of satellite RF payload intended for air traffic management as part of ESA's ANTARES/IRIS B1

    • payload and channel simulation tools evaluation as part of ANTARES/IRIS bridging phase

    • coordination and development of GPS based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and its control system / ground segment (MATLAB, C++, Qt)

    • preparation of proposals for new competitions (Preparation of cost estimates for software development, software development plans, schedules, budget, project team, sub-contractors)

    • involved in establishing Center of Competence for Space in the Czech Republic – as a new member of ESA, the Czech Republic is missing developed space industry and experts in the field, therefore together with Czech Technical University, Astrium CZ and several other SMEs, we were establishing a new center of competence oriented to space technologies (failed due to financial reasons)

    • on-board software reference architecture consolidation (OSRAc) – UML modeling

    May 2008 – March 2010

    RTS Realtime Systems AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Software Developer / Algorithmic Trading

    • design of algorithmic trading system (architecture and detail designs)

    • implementation of algorithmic trading system (Java, UML, Unix scripting, OpenSolaris, Python, MATLAB)

    • maintenance of algorithmic trading system

    • computation models

     

     

    March 2004 – May 2008

    Panasonic Europe Software Development Laboratory, Pilsen, Czech Republic

    Team Leader

    • project management

    • DVB-T Launch in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (contribution to standard development, participation to external bodies and cooperation with the Czech Telecommunication Office, Introduction of DVB-SSU in the Czech Republic)

    • requirements definition

    • analysis of the telecommunication sector related to DVB-T and DVB-S

    • DVB-T and DVB-S market monitoring

    • Design of MPEG2 Transport Stream Analyzer

    • Human Machine Interaction (HMI/HCI)

    • Design and Implementation of MHP Test Suite (to assure interoperability of MHP stacks provided by different manufacturers)

    • coordination of field tests

    • supervision of students and trainees

    • coordination of activities with University of West Bohemia

     

    July 2001 – February 2004

    Panasonic Europe Software Development Laboratory, Pilsen, Czech Republic

    Development Engineer

    • design and development of digital television receivers (DVB-S, DVB-T) and set-top boxes firmware (embedded and real-time systems, GNU/Linux, C, Java, UML, GUI, JVM)

    • research in the field of user interaction and usability of digital set-top boxes and application development for interactive television receivers

    • design and development of Panasonic Application Development Kit (ADK) and demo Xlets

    • design and implementation of proprietary graphics toolkit (Java AWT based)

     

    March – May 2001

    Stay at Panasonic European Laboratories, Langen, Germany

    design and development of an application manager for Multimedia Home Platform (MHP)

     

    July – September 2000

    Stay at Panasonic European Laboratories, Langen, Germany

    design and development of an application manager for Multimedia Home Platform (MHP)

     

    June 1997 – November 1998 (part time)

    Gebacom GmbH, Plzen, Czech Republic

    software analyst and tester, software developer

     

    Summary of Professional Skills

    • Software Engineering

    • Software Development in various languages (Java, C, C++, Python), with various IDEs (Eclipse.org, NetBeans.org, Keil, MS Visual Studio, ..) and various other tools (Bugzilla, Flyspray, MS Project, CVS, SVN, Hg, ClearCase, StarTeam, ..)

    • Telecommunications

    • DVB market monitoring and analysis

    • Knowledge of modern computer systems and programming languages (low and high level)

    • RF payload modelling

    • Understanding of telecom and/or navigation payload functionality, architectures and performance parameters

    • Embedded and real-time systems

    • UML modelling, design patterns, OOP

    • GNU/Linux

    • DVB-T and related standards provided by Digital Video Broadcasting consortium

    • MPEG2 Transport Stream

    • Human Machine Interaction (HMI/HCI)

    • Project management

    • Design of complex systems

    • System simulation and modelling tools (MATLAB, ..)

    • UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and related standards (STANAG 4586)

    • Participation to external bodies and standardization committees

    • Experience in working in large international teams distributed in various countries (Japan, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic)

     

    Additional Information

    Language skills: English (fluent), Czech (native), German (basic passive knowledge), Italian (basic passive knowledge)

    Driving license: A, B

    Willingness to travel: Yes

    Age: 33

    Eligible for security clearance from (Czech) national authority

    Non-smoker


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