(2011-Current) Radiofrequency and Communications Senior Engineer
· Responsible for the on board communications and RF systems in the Deimos-2 EO satellite. System integration and tests, S/C and GS.
o Link budgets, frequency planning and regulations.
o EMC/EMI analysis and tests, RF testing EGSE, test supervision. Design reviews and analysis. Budgets. Requirement documents, specifications and interfaces.
· External consultant for ABE (Space Bolivian Agency) for the Tupak Katari communications satellite, responsible for the CDR payload.
· Ground Stations (Local and polar) project and technical manager.
o Providers and subcontractors coordination and selection. System design and development, TT&C, ACU, EO, Communications, SLE, CCSDS, ECSS, HDR, lead system integration of satellite and ground station.
· Preparation of new proposals and RFIs for different clients and institutions.
(2008 – 2011) Research Fellow
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Duties: Research focused on Microwave devices, Radiofrequency, Terahertz Antennas, numerical methods applied to EM.
PhD - Mayor in Electromagnetics, Antenna design, manufacturing and test.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. (June 2010 – March 2014). “Enhancing the radiated power in the THz band”
· Antennas and devices in the THz band, Quasioptical systems, Antenna arrays, Numerical methods, Metamaterials and new techniques in electromagnetism.
M.S. Multimedia and Communications;Emphasis: Radio Frequency design.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. (September 2008 – June 2010)
Master’s Research Thesis:Filtering Structure Based on SRRs for Conical Horn Antennas in the Low Terahertz Band. Progress In Electromagnetic Research, PIER 93, 71-90. (2009)
Awards: Graduated with full marks.
B.S. /M.S. Telecommunications Engineering (Electrical Engineering); Specialization: Communication Systems.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (September 2008)
Master’s Research Thesis:“Simulation of the human eye”. Graduated with honors. Published in “Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 51, Issue 12. Pages 2954 – 2959, December 2009”. Best master thesis dissertation in Security and Defense by the Spanish Association of Electrical Engineers.
Awards: Graduated 2nd in class of 150.
Space Station Design Workshop 2008 at ESTEC (ESA). Responsible of the design of the satellite communications.
English: fluently spoken and written
Spanish: native speaker
Development of ultrawideband arrays in the low terahertz band.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. (2008 – Current)
Job Duties: Development of different approaches for terahertz antennas, microwave and photonic excitation devices. Developed a hybrid method based on MoM and PO. Development of filters for conical horns based on metamaterial particles.
Design and Manufacturing of a low terahertz end-fire array
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California.(2011)
Job Duties: Development of a Phased Array in the Terahertz band over high permittivity substrates with solid state excitation. Antenna optimization in the low Terahertz band (50GHz-300GHz).
Design and manufacturing of planar antennas and arrays in the terahertz band
Max Planck Institue for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany.(2010)
Job Duties: Development of a Phased Array in the Terahertz band with photonic excitation, Antenna optimization in the Terahertz band, Microfabrication and measurements with optical set up.
Development of an Hybrid Method Based on MoM+PO
Universté Catholique de Louvainin Louvain la Neuve, Belgium. Telecommunications Department.(2009)
Funded by COST ASSIST and Carlos III University pre-doctoral fellowship.
Job Duties: Development of a hybrid Method of Moments (MoM) – Physical Optics (PO). Tapered Slot Antenna (TSA) array with MoM. Sparse arrays based on the human eye vision properties.
Simulation of the human eye.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. (2008)
Job Duties: Design of an array of antennas based on the human eye physiology. Budget/Cost, feasibility
University of Reading, United Kingdom. (2006 – 2007)
Stage funded by an Erasmus grant.
2014. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. “New Approach to the Analysis of Tapered Slot Antennas”. B. Andres-Garcia, L. E. Garcia-Muñoz, M. Midrio, A. Murphy, D. Segovia-Vargas. Submitted for publication.
2013. Journal of Infrarred, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves. “Arrays and New Antenna Topologies for Increasing THz Power Generation Using Photomixers”. A. Rivera-Lavado, L. E. Garcia-Muñoz, S. Bauersmidth, S. Preu, S. Malzer, G. Döhler, B. Andres-Garcia, D. Segovia-Vargas. Vol. 34, Issue. 2, January 2013.
2011. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. “Gain Enhancement by Dielectric Horns in the Terahertz band”. B. Andres-Garcia, L. E. Garcia-Muñoz, S. Bauersmidth, S. Preu, S. Malzer, G. Döhler, L. J. Wang, D. Segovia-Vargas. Vol. 59, No. 9, September 2011.
2011. Progress in Electromagnetic Research PIER. “Ultrawideband Antenna Excited by a Photomixer in the Low Terahertz Band”. B. Andres-Garcia, L. E. Garcia-Muñoz, I. Camara-Mayorga, D. Segovia-Vargas, R. Güsten. PIER 114, 1-15, 2011.
2010. International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Invited paper. “An Open Source Code for the Calculation of the Effects of Mutual Coupling in Arrays of Wires and for the ASM-MBF Method”. C. Craeye, B. Andres, L. E. Garcia, R. Sarkis. Vol 2010.
2009. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters “Super-dense array emulating the human eye vision properties” B. Andres-Garcia, L. E. Garcia-Muñoz, V. Gonzalez, D. Segovia. Vol. 51, Issue 12, 2009.
2009. Progress in Electromagnetic Research PIER. “Filtering Lens Structure Based on SRR for the Low Terahertz Band”. B. Andres-Garcia, L. E. Garcia-Muñoz, V. Gonzalez-Posadas, F. Herraiz-Martinez, D. Segovia-Vargas. PIER 93, 71-90, 2009.
More than 15 publications in international conferences such as EuCAP, URSI, SPIE Defense and Security, ECCM, Metamaterials, etc.
Organizing Comitee of “URSI 2011”, 7th-9th September 2011, Madrid, Spain.
Local Organizing Comiteeof «Young Scientist Meeting on Metamaterials 2009» (YSMM 2009). July 07 to 10 2009, Madrid, Spain.
Software developmentfor analysis of antennas, uploaded to www.mathworks.com, based on method of moments, http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/26823-arraymutualcouplingasmmbf, under BSD license.
Design Software: CST Microwave Studio, Ansoft HFSS, Fecko, in-house software applied to electromagnetics, GRASP, MatLab, Fortran, C, C++, Java, MS-Dos scripting, Visual Basic, Cradle, in-house software for visibility analysis.
Participation on more than 10 research projects during the PhD thesis development.
Teaching assistant during the PhD period.
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