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     Date Submitted:06-05-2012
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     Current job:RF and Systems senior engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRF design, satellite systems design, Ground stations, MMIC design, tests, PhD communications engineering
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     From September 2005 to present

     INDRA, Madrid, Spain

     Senior Engineer in ground satellite communications systems.

    -Technical Manager, in charge of coordinating the technical development of an antenna terminal, taking into account the different subsystems involved, such as antenna, RF blocks, antenna control unit and tracking subsystems. Specifications elaboration and system arquitecture design.

    - System Engineer, in charge of the following main tasks

    a) Definition of RF products to be used in ground communications terminals: waveguide components (filters, polarizers, OMTs) and RF transceivers, mainly at X, Ku and Ka bands.

    b) Monitoring the design of RF products carried out by contractors, acquiring the know-how of the developed products -i.e.: design techniques and bibliography used-; and ensuring the satisfactory integration of the subsystems into new terminals

    c) Analysis and definition of environmental procedures for the qualification of products, as well as design support for the implementation of improvements in order to fulfil such specs.

    d) Analysis and definition of EMC procedures for the qualification of products, as well as design support for the implementation of improvements in order to fulfil such specs.

    e) Test responsible during the environment and EMC qualification tests of several antenna terminals, as well as implementation of improvements to pass such tests

    f) Test engineer during the Factory Acceptance Tests and Site Acceptance Tests of several antenna terminals

     From January 2004 to September 2005

     ACORDE, Spain

     Project Engineerin RF/microwave systems design

    a)  Development of RF communications products for customers

    -Design of RF communication systems (from LF to 14GHz). Involved in RF system definition, analysis (ADS), PCB layout (Protel) and mechanical arrangements, RF tests (e.g. spectrum analyser, network analyser, vector analyser, noise figure meter) and qualification (e.g. thermal chamber).

    b)  System on chip for  4G communication systems (IST European research project – 6th FP)

    - Technical management of the project and meetings with the European partners.

    - Pre-study, RF system definition (specifications) and analysis of a RF front-end for next 4G communication systems. Definition of the system taking into account RF requirements as well as standards and recommendations (ETSI, CEPT, ITU and FCC)

     From February 2001 to December 2003

     Communications Department (Universityof Cantabria)

     RF/Systems Engineeron satellite (onboard and  ground segment) and wireless modems:

    a) GaAs MMICs design to be used for onboard satellite applications (TT&C), in an industrial project

    - Design and layout of multifunction MMICs (converters at 2 GHz and 140 MHz) using ADS and Cadence.

    -Characterization of the modules (e.g. spectrum analyser, vector generator).

    -Teamwork and technical meetings with the client.

    b) Development of a Ka/K VSAT prototype (Spanish R&D project)

    -Pre-study,  RF system definition (specifications) and analysis (ADS) of the K/Ka VSAT (link budget, spurious, noise figure and spectral regrowth)

    -Implementation of high frequency modules, using commercial MMICs and laboratory tests.

    -Developed project management skills during the integration of all the modules required for the VSAT prototype.

    c) Development of  a wireless indoor modem (IST European R&D project – 4th FP)

    -Design of specific mechanical boxes (using Autocad software) to integrate commercial MMIC, avoiding interference on the RF high frequency (17GHz) subsystems and eliminating resonance problems.

    From January 2000 to December 2000

     Communications Department (Universityof Cantabria)

     Collaboration grant - RF/Systems Engineer

    Design of discrete RF circuits (amplifiers, LNA in 2GHz) to be used for a TT&C satellite system in an industrial project.

     Summer 2000

     Grant in the IT Division of Caja Cantabria bank. Main tasks: knowledge of relational databases (DB2), development of REXX and CLIST programs and analysis of the database performance.

     Summer 1999

     Grant in the Business Deployment and Planning Department of TELEFONICA INTERACTIVA. Main tasks: the development of a managing tool and a study about the Internet network access and business awareness.

    EDUCATION

    2009  PhD Degreein Communications Engineering, by the Universityof Cantabria. Spain

    1995-2001 Master Degree in Telecommunications Engineering,by the University of Cantabria, Spain. Final research project presented in February 2001

    LANGUAGES

    Spanish:mother tongue.

    English: Good.

    French: very basic level

    OTHER SKILLS

     - Technical publications at international journals and conferences (e.g.: IEEE, European Microwave Conference, IST, URSI, etc)

     - Computer tools (Agilent ADS, Mician, Matlab, AutoCAD, Protel PCB). RF instrumentation (spectrum analyser, network analyser, noise figure meter, power meter).  Communications Systems (Satellite).  Operative systems (Linux, Windows). Programming languages (C).

    - Knowledge of standars (MIL, ITU, IEC, etc)


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