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     Date Submitted:06-12-2012
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     Current job:Ground Segment Facility Consultant
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     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
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     KeywordsGround Stations design and Development; Requirements management; Liaaising with Sub-contractors
    CV

    Date of Birth:

    1st. October, 1957

     

     

    Nationality

    British

     

     

    Qualification:

    B.Sc.Hons. Applied Physics

     

     

    Languages:

    English (native), Spanish (fluent), German (elementary)

     

     

    Personal Skills:

    • Highly motivated
    • Self dependent with team work ability
    • High ability to work under stress
    • Maintaining health

     

     

    Key Technical

    Skills:

    System Engineering experience on the full lifecycle of the development and engineering of a Space Ground Systems.

    Systems requirements engineering and progress through established milestones.

    Over 20 years of hands on experience with tools used in the procurement and development of Ground stations at S,C,X, Ku and Ka-Band.

     Design and manufacture of X-Band Frequency Converters.

    Preparation of proposals for Ground Segments.

     

     

    Software and Programming Skills

    Professional experience in the installation and operations environment related to M&C activities.

     

     

     

    Employment Summary

     

    Employment summary:

    February 2010 till present

    EUMETSAT, Germany

     

     

    Title:

    Ground Segment Facility Engineer

     

     

    Employment summary:

    April 05 till July 09

    Astrium, UK

     

     

    Title:

    AIV Engineer

     

     

    Employment summary:

    May 1990 till March 2005

    Indra Espacio, Spain

     

     

    Title:

    Telecommunications Consultant

     

     

    Employment summary:

    October 1987 till Apr 1990

    Marconi Instruments, UK

     

     

    Title:

    RF Development Engineer

     

     

    Employment summary:

    May 1986 till Sept 1987

    MBB, Germany

     

     

    Title:

    Systems Engineer

     

     

    Employment summary:

    May 1983 till Apr 1986

    Marconi Defence, UK

     

     

    Title:

    Microwave Systems Engineer

     

    Professional Experience

    February 10 till Present: EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany

     

    Project:

    MTG – Meteosat Third Generation Program

     

     

    Duration:

    February 2010 till present

     

     

    Position within project:

    Ground Segment Facility Engineer

     

     

    Duties:

    • Reviewing all design documentation for the facilities of the MTG Ground Segment – particularly from the TTC and MDA (Mission Data Acquisition) stations and Networks – leading up to Preliminary Design Review (PDR). The management of PDR activities through data bases maintained in DOORS.
    • Writing Technical Notes for the Telemetry and Telecommand functions as well as Ranging;
    • Writing procedures for and supporting LEO (Low Earth Orbit) Satellite testing.

     

     

    April 05 till July 09: Astrium UK

     

    Project:

    Development and implementation of Ground Control Segment (GCS) for Galileo.

     

     

    Duration:

    Apr 05 till July 09

     

     

    Position within project:

    Part of the AIV team.

     

     

    Duties:

    • Reviewing all development documentation from the Elements – particularly from the TTC stations, Central M&C Facility and Networks - through the various milestones. The management of PDR, CDR, integration and verification activities through data bases maintained in DOORS.
    • Assisting the Elements of GCS to  arrive at a common approach to hardware and software procurement;
    • Writing part of the AIV plan for the Ground Control Segment;
    • Writing the complete Deployment Plan – taking into account the IOV and FOC Segment requirements. 

     

     

    May 1990 till March 2005 & Aug 2009 till December 2009: Indra Espacio, Spain

     

    Project:

    Madrid Land Earth station via the Artemis satellite for EGNOS

     

     

    Duration:

    Jan 2002 till Mid 2004

     

     

    Position within project:

    Systems Engineer

     

     

    Duties:

    • Technical responsibility – from proposal stage to procurement, Installation and testing of the KU-Band NLES station and the various sub-systems- in particular a new combined GPS/NTS equipment;
    • Assisting in the tests for Spread Spectrum tracking of the Artemis satellite– using a newly developed Tracking Rx from SMP;
    • Assisting in the final acceptance tests.

     

    Project:

    Eumetsat Polar Site Facility (Svalbard CDAs)

     

     

    Duration:

    Apr 2003 till Dec 2004 (part time)

     

     

    Position within project:

    System engineer

     

     

    Duties:

    • Involvement during the facility development for the F&T s/s and Frequency Converters.
    • Extensively involved in fine-tuning the system. duties included:
      • Investigating locking problems with FEP and Demods;
      • Antenna cable wraps adjustment;
      • Overseeing the sealing of Radome
      • U/L to NOAA whilst NASA were having co-visibility;
      • Measurements of Doppler at AOS and LOS on the CORTEX Baseband
      • M&C Programming a satellite pass;
      • RF Compatibility testing

     

    Project:

    VSAT network for COCESNA

     

     

    Duration:

    July 2001 till November 2001

     

     

    Position within project:

    Telecommunications engineer

     

     

    Duties

    Installation of VSAT network for central American company COCESNA- to monitor the air space over the 7 countries – with central hub located in Honduras.

     

    Project:

    EMERG-SAT project.

     

     

    Duration:

    Jan 98 till mid 2000

     

     

    Position within project:

    Systems Engineer

     

     

    Duties:

    • Attend progress meetings at the 3 sites involved;
    • Assist in selection and procurement of Hardware
    • Assist in development of the Alcatel application to monitor and control the VSAT terminals from remote - from Indra facilities

     

    Project:

    Design, proto-typing and production of X-Band Frequency Converters for the Spanish Military Satellite terminals.

     

     

    Duration:

    Mid ’95 till Mid ‘98

     

     

    Position within project:

    Design and procurement Engineer

     

     

    Duties:

    • Designing – via CAD tools – X-Band Frequency Converters.
    • Preparing a prototype and carrying it through to production.
    • During the late 90’s two further iterations of this equipment were required to make it more “integrated” – and involved the Spanish Universities along with MMIC foundries.
    • The 3rd. generation Converters are now installed and functioning within the areas of Spanish Military influence.

     

    Project:          

    Procurement and Installation of Ku-Band and S-Band TTC and Ranging stations for Hispasat

     

     

    Duration:

    Mid ’92 till Mid ‘95

     

     

    Position within project:

    Sub-systems Engineer

     

     

    Duties:

    • Implementation of the Ground Control Segment for Hispasat – involving TTC and IOT ground stations from S-Band to Ku-Band.
    • Writing Integration and Verification documentation and carrying out Test Procedures for all the Ground Stations at Hispasat Ground Segment facilities.

     

    October 1987 till Apr 1990: Marconi Instruments, Stevenage, UK

     

    Project:

    Development of RF and Microwave modules for a 26 GHz Spectrum Analyser.

     

     

    Duration:

    October 1987 till Apr 1990

     

     

    Position within project:

    Development Engineer

     

     

    Duties:

    • Development of modules for a 26 GHz Spectrum Analyser- the modules ranged from simple PCB’s to complex Microwave modules using latest MMIC techniques for integration;
    • Assisting in development of an automatic module-testing facility

     

     

    May 1986 till Sept 1987: MBB, Germany

     

    Project:

    Design of Data Acquisition Unit for use at the ERS-1 station in Kiruna, Sweden. 

     

     

    Duration:

    May 1986 till Sept 1987

     

     

    Position within project:

    Systems Engineer

     

     

    Duties:

    • Working on the design of Frequency Converters
    • Assist in the development of a Data Acquisition Unit for the Estrack station in Perth
    • Testing of the full-motion 11m Olympus ground station at Fucino

     

     

    May 1983 till Apr 1986: Marconi Defence, UK

     

    Project:

    Design and build of an ECM module for the Harrier GR5.

     

     

    Duration:

    May 1983 till Apr 1986

     

     

    Position within project:

    Microwave Engineer

     

     

    Duties:

    • Writing procurement requirements for RF modules within model A of a Rx for the Harrier aircraft
    • Writing and carrying out test procedures for RF and environmental testing of these modules.

     


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