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     Date Submitted:10-10-2012
     Last Modified:11-10-2012 (07:16)
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     Current job:Director, System Engineering
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsspace, satellite, payload, communications, transmission, signal processing, modem, codec, physical layer
    CV

    SUMMARY

    Experience in satellite communications engineering, participating in and managing R&D projects, and member of major satellite system project teams. Expertise in the overall aspects of satellite communication systems, communication satellite payloads, propagation effects, physical layer transmission techniques, modem and codec design, ground based beam forming (GBBF) and on-board processing.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    ICO Global Communications, later DBSD, El Segundo, California             1996 – 2012

    Director, System Engineering: Member of the ICO/DBSD engineering team procuring and operating the G1 satellite. Performing system performance analysis and problem resolution oriented tasks. Acted as the main ICO liaison for the GBBF development and supported the ICO MIM system development. Analyzed various beam configurations, including a number of different synthetic CONUS beam designs, in terms of their power efficiency and channel power distribution. Prepared link budgets related to various aspects of system operation, including user signals, calibration signals and noise retransmission.

    Senior Engineer, Digital Systems: Member of the resident project team for the ICO MEO system at Hughes Space & Communications - later Boeing Satellite Systems.

    ·         Monitored the development and manufacture of the ICO satellites at various levels of development, from satellite to single unit and part level, participating in design, schedule, test data and failure reviews, interfacing with the satellite manufacturer on a daily basis.

    ·         Provided support to the network systems team in London on air interface design, channel coding and modulation, link budgets and analysis of higher performance 2nd generation systems.

    ·         Contributed to the evaluation of the effects of external interference on system performance, and devised strategies and techniques for mitigation of those effects.

     

    ICO Global Communications, London, England              1995 – 1996

    Senior Engineer

    ·         Contributed to the development of a novel high penetration subscriber alerting system.

    ·         Participated in the finalization of satellite contract negotiations and early satellite design reviews.

     

    Inmarsat, London, England                             1993 – 1995

    Senior Ground Segment Engineer in Project 21, the precursor to ICO

    ·         Contributed to system design and air interface development, including aspects of propagation modeling, link budgets, user position determination, frequency assignment, signaling, multiple access, modulation and channel coding, and participated in negotiations with user terminal manufacturers.

     

    ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands                             1979 – 1993

    Communication Systems Engineer in the RF Systems Division

    ·         Provided technical support to various satellite communication projects, with analysis, simulation, contract monitoring, and participation in design reviews.

    ·         Participated as a member of ESA working groups in the definition of TT&C RF modulation and telemetry channel coding standards.

    ·         Set up and supervised laboratory test campaigns related to the development and evaluation of mobile satellite transmission techniques, including the procurement of a customized fading simulator.

    ·         Devised and analyzed a novel rapid CDMA receiver synchronization strategy and algorithm, using digital matched filters, applied to the Prodat mobile satellite data transmission system, as well as VSAT networks and the ESA Data Relay System (DRS).

    ·         Devised and developed novel mobile communication satellite payload architectures based on onboard digital beam forming, using advanced signal processing techniques and technology, including digital ASIC and surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices.

    ·         Performed technical monitoring of R&D contracts on onboard SAW hardware, ASICs, narrowband and spread spectrum modems, codecs, link simulation software, data relay satellite terminals, etc.

    ·         Ran a laboratory test facility dedicated to modeling of the ECS transmission link performance, including 120 Mbit/s QPSK data and analog TV signals conforming to the European PAL and SECAM standards.

     

    EDUCATION

    ·         M.S.E.E., The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 1979

    ·         Certificate in Astronautical Engineering, UCLA, 1999

     

    PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

    ·         Senior Member of the IEEE

    ·         Senior Member of the AIAA


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