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     Date Submitted:11-06-2012
     Last Modified:11-06-2012 (03:24)
    Job information
     Current job:Antenna Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     Keywordsgood organizational skills, proactive mindset,strong analytical capabilities,particular expertise in handling and defining designing requirements for diverse RF devices (SSPAs, filters, couplers, TLTs) , design of antennas



    May 2010 – Present

    Antenna Engineer at Electromagnetism and Circuit Theory Department

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)


    Design of reflector antennas. Design, manufacturing and test of a dual reflectarray to minimize the cross-polarization. Design of dual reflectarray antennas for beam scanning and contoured beams. Contributions to different research projects: 

    • “Innovative Reconfigurable System Based on Liquid Crystals” , funded by ESA and developed by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    • “Análisis, Diseño y Prototipado de Antennas Reflectarray y Tecnologías relacionadas para Aplicaciones de Espacio, Telecomunicaciones y Seguridad”, fundedby the Spanish Government and developed by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    • “Transportable Reflectarray Antenna for Satellite KU-band Emergency Communications”, RESKUE Project funded and developed by RF Microtech Srl (Italy), ELITAL Srl (Italy) and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    • “Tecnología de Terahertzios para Aplicaciones de Obtención de Información mediante Sensores Electromagnéticos” TERASSENSE Project funded by the Spanish Government and developed by Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


    September 2008 – April 2010

    Spanish Trainee at Antenna and Sub Millimeter Wave Section (TEC-EEA)

    European Space Agency (ESA-ESTEC) (The Netherlands)


    Implementation and validation software tools (coded in FORTRAN and MATLAB) for simulating a dual reflectarray configuration.

    Analysis of non-periodic array antennas to reduce the number of elements while keeping the performance of the antenna in terms of gain and SLL.



    April 2006 – April 2008

    RF Engineer at Control, In Orbit Test & Observation Station Department

    INDRA ESPACIO,  Madrid (Spain)


    Development of RF hardware equipment for the ground stations corresponding to the following space projects.

    • GALILEO: Radiofrequency design for a TTC (Telemetry Tele-command Control) Station for GALILEO. Handling and requirements analysis for diplexers, filters, couplers, high power amplifiers (SSPA), VCO and converters. Test of high power amplifiers and frequency converters. Requirements management with DOORS.
    • ARIANE 5: Design of a dichroic sub-reflector for a S/X band antenna for tracking ARIANE 5 ATV launch.
    • AMAZONAS 2: Design of a tracking coupler and analysis of requirements for an antenna within the project AMAZONAS 2


    October 2005 – April 2006

    RF Engineer at Communications Engineering Department

    Universidad de Málaga (Spain)


    Design and simulation of wide band Phase Locked Loop (PLL) circuitry


    July 2004-March 2005

    Internship for Degree Thesis at Payload System Division (TEC-ETL),

    European Space Agency (ESA-ESTEC)  (The Netherlands)


    Design, manufacturing and testing of coaxial structures. Study and analysis of Multipactor Effect in microwave devices





    February 2008 - March 2012

    PhD on Antennas and Electromagnetism

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)

    Dissertation: “Development of efficient Techniques for Analysis and Design of Dual-Reflectarray Antennas” (Cum Laude)

    Advisors:Prof. J.A. Encinar (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) & Dr. M. Arrebola (Universidad de Oviedo)  



    September (1998) – October 2005

    MSc. Degree in Telecommunication Engineering (Equivalent to MSc or Dipl.-Ing.)

    Universidad de Málaga (Spain)

    Degree Thesis:“Design, manufacturing and test of a coaxial structure to predict Multipactor Effect”. It was carried out at the ESA Laboratory of the Payload System Division (TEC-ETL) and supervised by Armen Derderian.




    • 67th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference. Measurements and Design of High Power Devices and Systems, Renaissance Parc, 55. San Francisco, CA (USA) 16th June 2006. The attendance to this Conference was granted by the organizers.
    • Course of Introduction to Space Systems Engineering, 20th-21st  April 2009, ESTEC, Noordwijk (The Netherlands)
    • Antenna Synthesis Course (European School of Antennas), 8th-12th June 2009, Capri (Italy)
    • Antennas for Space Applications, 8th-12th March 2010, ESTEC, Netherlands



    Spanish: Mother tongue

    English: Fluent both in writing and speaking




    Electromagnetic Simulation and Design: GRASP (TICRA), FEKO, CST Microwave Studio, FEST (ESA Microwave simulation software for coaxial and waveguide design), COAX (Microwave simulation software for coaxial structures), Agilent ADS


    Programming Languages:FORTRAN, MATLAB

    Requirements Management:DOORS

    Office automatization:Microsoft OFFICE




    Calibration and operation of power meters, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, RF sources and microwave devices such as diplexers, filters, couplers, high power amplifiers (SSPA) and converters




    Patent: “Aperiodic Array Aperture with Optimised Radiator Patterns for Improved Performance”, C. Mangenot, G. Toso and C. Tienda. ESA/PAT/569 (under revision)

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