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     Date Submitted:03-10-2012
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     Current job:Research engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     Keywords- 9 years of experience -Expertise in Radio and Telecommunications Systems. Development and validation of physical-statistical electromagnetic propagation models. Signal processing. Development and validation of system simulator for land mobile satellite
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    Doctor-Engineer in Telecommunications

     

    Place and date of birth:  

    Vigo(Spain), April 4th 1977

    Marital status:        

     Single

     

     

    PROFILE

     

    - 9 years of experience

    - Expertise in Radio and Telecommunications Systems. Development and validation of physical-statistical electromagnetic propagation models. Signal processing. Development and validation of system simulator for land mobile satellite, satellite aeronautical and mobile communication channels. Study of ionosphere, troposphere and weather impairments. Data processing.

    - Responsible, self-governing, dynamic, rigorous, good skills of communication and coordination of projects. International experience.

     

     

    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    9/2012- Nowadays:  Research engineer at ONERA (Office National d’Études et de Recherches Aérospatiales, Electromagnetism and Radar Department) in Toulouse, France.To participate and to carry out projects funded by CNES (Centre National d'Études Spatiales) in the subject of Land Mobile Satellite Systems. Participation in measurement campaigns, data processing, development, improvement and validation of propagation models.

     

    2007- 9/2012:           Research engineer at ICTEAM Institute at École Polytechnique de Louvain, Belgium, collaborating in projects funded by the European Space Agency, ESA, and by the European Commission, achieving the following aims:

     

    - Belgium delegate in the ITU-R SG3 (International Telecommunications Union, Radiocommunication Sector, Study Group 3) from 2009 to 2011. Acquiring knowledge of Recommendations, Radio Regulation and the application of Satellite Notification Procedures.

     

    -Participation in the ESA/ESTEC project “Propagation analysis tool for design of fixed and mobile multimedia systems”, to develop a web based tool that produces the link budget propagation parameters for Geo and non-Geo satellite telecommunications systems with fixed, mobile and aeronautical terminals. The tool includes trophospheric, ionospheric, environmental and interference effects, analysis and comparison of models with real propagation measurements according to ITU-R SG3 recommended testing variables and experimental data from ITU-R SG3 Databank.

     

    -Participation in European Cost Action IC0802 project “Propagation tools and data for integrated Telecommunication, Navigation and Earth Observation systems”.

     

    -Participation in the European Defense Agency project “ICAR, Intelligent Control of Adversary Radio Communications”. It aims at providing an integrated response to the needs of intercepting, localizing, monitoring and selectively blocking an adversary mobile communications, with reduced collateral effects, in multi-path environments as urban or mountain areas.

     

    -Participation in the ESA/ESTEC 19873 project “Global Archive of Propagation Measurements for Satcom Systems”, for the creation of a Global Archive with data collected during Land Mobile Satellite and Satellite Aeronautical experimental campaigns. My contribution to this project was to analyze, to structure and to process the ionospheric, tropospheric and mobile data to after insert them in the Global Archive database.

     

    -Participation in the ESA/ESTEC P1090779 project “Mobile Propagation Databank”, to derive statistical results from Global Archive of Propagation Measurements for Satcom Systems datasets, for submission to the ITU-R SG3 databank.

     

    -Participation in the ESA/ESOC project “Site Selection for the ESA Third Deep Space Ground Station” to support ESA on the optimal selection of the site for the installation of the third ESA deep space antenna. My contribution to this project was to study the availability of the transmission link in the region, evaluating the total atmospheric attenuation and the attenuation due to specific effects (gaseous, cloud liquid and rain attenuation, tropospheric scintillations). This study was based on models defined by the ITU Recommendations.

     

    -Participation in the European Commission FP6 project “STARRS” (Sensor for Terrestrial and Airborne Radio transmitter Rescue Search). The aim of this project is to create a system to detect, locate and rescue people in danger through their basic cellular radio terminals. My contribution to this project was to develop attenuation channel models for rescue scenarios as collapsed buildings, forest on fire, at GMS, UMTS and TETRA frequencies.

     

    2006:   Research engineerat ONERA (Office National d’Études et de Recherches Aérospatiales, Electromagnetism and Radar Department) in Toulouse, France. Developing a model for the prediction of satellite signal impairments in urban environments.

     

     2004 - 2006:            Research engineer at Signal Theory and Communicationsat Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicacion, Vigo, Spainparticipating in the following projects:

     

     -European Commission FP6 project “ANASTASIA” (Airborne New and Advanced Satellite Techniques & Technologies in A System Integrated Approach).This project aims to carry out research; evaluation and cost benefit analysis to define communications and navigation new technologies and new avionics architectures suitable for aircraft operation in the future satellite-based European Air Traffic Management environment. My contribution to this project was to simulate the electronic hardware performances of the Inmarsat satellite communication system.

     

    -Project “SPIRIT” (Intelligent Positioning System in Telecommunications Wireless Networks), designing a positioning systems that work inside buildings by using a WiFi network. Project funded by VigoUniversityand the Regional Government.

     

     

    UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

     

      2011:                      PhD Degree in Engineering Sciences at the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics, ICTEAM, École Polytechnique de Louvain, Belgium.

                                     Subject: “Land MobileSatellite System Channel Models”.Processing data from satellite to mobile experimental campaigns, developing, improving and validating the Versatile Two-State model for Land Mobile Satellite Systems.

     

     2003:                       Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, ETSIT, Vigo, Spain.

                                     Main subjects: Communications Systems (Satellite/Mobile/Radio), Antenna Theory and Design, Microwave Engineering, Radiowave Propagation, Digital Signal Processing

     

     2002:                       Scholarship holder of the European Union Program Socrates-Erasmus at the department of Electromagnetism of the Eindhoven University of Technology(TU/e, The Netherlands). The research focused on the use of special materials (polymers) for the construction of innovative antennas. Master thesis completed at TU/e, entitled:“Determination of the Complex Permittivity by Measurement of Scattering Parameters” (passed with Honours)

     

     

    COMPLEMENTARY STUDIES

     

    10/2008:                   Course on Satellite Systems. Organized by CEI-Europe Advance Technology Education, BarcelonaSpain

    10/2006:                   1st Hellenic European Student Space Science and Technology Symposium in Patras, Greece. Organized by ESA Education Department

    08/2006:                   SatNEx Summer School on Advanced Topics in Satellite Communications in Salzburg, Austria. Organized by SaTNEx (FP6 Network of Excellence)

    11/2003:                   Seminar on “UMTS”.Organized by Telefónica Móviles España

    04/2003:                   Course on “Radio electric station certifications”. Organized by Vigo University, Spain

    02/2002:                   Seminar on Telecommunications: GSM-UMTS-LMDS. Electromagnetic compatibility. Limits of exposure to the radioelectric emissions. Organized by Vigo University, Spain

    07/2001:                   Course on“Biological effects of the Electromagnetic Fields”. Organized by Vigo University, Spain

     

     

    TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

     

    Operating systems: Linux, Unix, MS-DOS, Windows

    Programming: Matlab, Simulink, Mathcad, C, C++, Python, ADS, Pspice, Octave

    Technical Instrumentation: network analyzer, spectrum analyzer

     

     

    LANGUAGES

     

    Spanish: Native language

    English: Spoken and written high level

    French: Spoken and written high level

    Portuguese: Spoken and written high level

    Italian: Good understanding

     

     

    EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

     

    §         Studies made in the Music Superior Conservatory of Vigo, until grade 8 of piano

    §         Organization and participation in several tall ship races, such as “The Tall Ships Race Cutty Sark, Vigo’98”, “Solitaire du Figaro, Bayona’99”, and others

    §         Open Water Diver and Navigation licences, (P.E.R, Patron de Embarcaciones de Recreo)

    §         Regular practice of sport suchas skiing, roller-skating, sailing, diving, swimming and aerobics

    §         Interest intravel and different cultures


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