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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:17:39 +0000
Boeing and SpaceX, who have been struggling to meet safety thresholds established by NASA for commercial crew vehicles, now believe their vehicles can meet those requirements as they prepare for test flights scheduled in the next several months. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:39:09 +0000
Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in computer vision for satellite imagery. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:11:48 +0000
Wilson suggested her proposal is only the opening salvo. “I expect there will be a lot of discussion about how to implement the president’s vision.” SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:14:02 +0000
Melanie Stricklan, Slingshot Aerospace: “We see a big need for SSA solutions, not just in the military but also in academia and in satellite owners and operators." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:01:02 +0000
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson’s Space Force proposal dropped on the first day of the Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber symposium, and it took the community by storm. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:00:33 +0000
The Air Force’s advocacy group, the Air Force Association, is taking off the gloves and pointedly voicing opposition to separating space out of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:12:29 +0000
Three months after its inaugural meeting, the advisory group supporting the National Space Council is working to organize itself and identify topics for study while preparing for its next full meeting. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:40:17 +0000
AFA: "Standing up a separate space bureaucracy amplifies the problem by driving more money to a headquarters function, not space operations. " SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:04:32 +0000
SpaceX announced Sept. 17 that a Japanese billionaire will be paying an undisclosed but significant sum to buy a flight of the company’s next-generation rocket for a flight around the moon carrying a group of artists. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:00:54 +0000
Airline customers are well aware of the financial troubles plaguing satellite-enabled inflight connectivity providers. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:18:08 +0000
Shotwell: “Failure is bad. But failure while you’re trying and you’re testing is not terrible. You’re learning from it.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:25:27 +0000
Ten years after then-U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne called for maximizing use of secondary payload adapters to launch small satellites on large rockets, the Air Force, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working together to make that happen. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:16:24 +0000
As the military sometimes must operate in contested environments, they will need more resilient communications system to overcome any intentional interference. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:39:33 +0000
Satellite operators Yahsat of the United Arab Emirates, Brazil's Star One and Bermuda-based ABS are moving into new markets in Latin America and around the world, according to speakers at the World Satellite Business Week conference here Sept. 10. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:09:14 +0000
The launch, India’ first in five months, highlighted the United Kingdom’s desire to bolster trade with India as well as India’s desire to further commercialize production of the PLSV, a rocket often used for smallsat missions. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:16:26 +0000
Wilson: “This proposal establishes a clear mission, directly related to the strategic problem we are trying to solve." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:20:04 +0000
As it completes a lunar lander scheduled for launch late this year, an Israeli company says it’s looking for opportunities to do similar future spacecraft to tap into the growing demand for lunar missions. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:38:07 +0000
One of the two commercial GEO satellite contracts Space Systems Loral announced this year now appears in doubt following Israel's announcement that Amos-8 will be built domestically. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 00:54:55 +0000
A Delta 2 rocket lifted off Sept. 15 carrying a NASA Earth science satellite on the final flight of a vehicle whose heritage dates back to the beginning of the Space Age. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 21:00:58 +0000
The first GPS 3F satellite is expected to be available for launch in 2026. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:07-01-2013
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     Current job:Hardware/Firmware Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Space Tourism
     KeywordsDigital electronics, Analog electronics, FPGA, PCB, Altium, ACTEL, XILINX, ISE, VHDL, Hands on hardware
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    Firmware and Hardware Enginner specialiced on design and implementation of digital and analogue hardware. Hardware design from concept through to production including component selection, test, prototype build and debug. Experienced with CAD tools – Altium Designer and OrCAD – for schematic capture, simulation and PCB layout.

    Digital design using Hardware Description Language and one or more of: VHDL, Synplify synthesis, Behavioral modeling, RTL modeling. FPGA design using Xilinx and Actel. Digital processing understanding state machine design, multiple clock domains, skew and propagation delay, metastability, synchronous design techniques, fixed and floating point design, pipelining.

    Discrete level design of switching and linear circuits using transistors , resistors, capacitors, Op-amps, transimpedance amplifier , instrumentation amplifiers, differential amplifiers, integrators, differentiators, Analog to Digital Converters, Digital to Analog Converters.

    Hands on hardware development experience: hardware design tools, power supplies, oscilloscopes, signal generators, frequency counters, soldering stations (thru-hole and SMD).

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    December 2015 - October 2017

    Electronics Spacecraft Engineer

    National Institute for Aerospace Technology.

    Space Programs and Space Sciences Department.

    Payloads and Technique Area

    Madrid, Spain

    Development, integration and validation of space grade front end electronics (firmware and hardware) for NASA and ESA projects.

     

    March 2015 -August 2015

    Electronics Engineer

    Erzia Technologies

    Santander, Spain

    VHDL firmware design: signal processing and radio

    frequency control systems for military projects.

     

    April 2013 - January 2015 

    Electronics Engineer

    Paul Scherrer Institut

    Laboratory for Particle Physics

    Proton Irradiation Facility

    Villigen, Switzerland

    Characterization and optimization of the Front End Electronics and Central Trigger for POLAR-spaceborne instrument measuring polarization of gamma-ray bursts.Improvement and implementation of test algorithms and parts of firmware for FEE/CT operation and qualification. Qualification and tests of FEE and CT subsystems on laboratory level. Characterization of

    POLAR FM model before delivery. Development and implementation of the firmware and software for NGRM and RADEM project.

     

    January 2012-  February 2013

    Electronics Spacecraft Engineer

    National Institute for Aerospace Technology.

    Space Programs and Space Sciences Department.

    Payloads and Technique Area

    Madrid, Spain

     

    Digital and analog electronic design at The Two Towers, a radiation monitor payload (< 5Kg) on board a polar satellite.

    VHDL SEL supervision circuits and OBDH designs over two RTSX FPGAs. COTS Digital Signal Controller, from Microchip,

     test and validation. Analog and digital electronic design&implementation EM, QM and FM.  

     

    March 2011-December 2011

    MEIGA Project Trainee

    National Institute for Aerospace Technology

    Space Programs and Space Sciences Department.

    Payloads and Technique Area

    Madrid, Spain

    Mars Environmental Instrumentation for Ground and Atmosphere. Magnetometer and MetSIS VHDL code programming collaboration,

    schematics and layout prototype design&develop for martian sapce applications. 

     

    August 2009- July 2010

    Research Fellowship. End of Degree Project

    Systems Signals and Radiocommunications Department

    Visual Telecommunications Application Group

    Madrid, Spain

    Design and Implementation of a processor for High Definition 3D Stereoscopic Television with a VIRTEX II FPGA. 

    HD video signal processing with VHDL code. Honors.

     

    October 2007- May 2008

    Assistant Scholarship at Electrical Engineering Department 

    High Technical School of Telecommunication Engineering

    Madrid, Spain

    Intelligent and Wireless Security Network with Zigbee Devices via ATM commands. Signal processing hardware implementations

    and design. 

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    2012

    Instrument Level Design for Radiation Hardness Assurance in The Two Towers monitor. , V. Apéstigue, J. Martinez-Oter,

    C. Fernandez, J. Rivas, I. Traseira, J.A. Dominguez, B. Martin, I. Arruego. INTA

    RADECS 2012 (Biarritz, France 2012).

    The electrical architecture of a complex radiation monitor is presented. It mixes Space-level parts, COTS, and different hardening techniques, to provide high reliability and Radiation Hardness Assurance levels while offering huge performance.

     

    EDUCATION 

    2002-2010

    Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain)

    High Technical School of Telecommunication Engineering

    Master Degree , Telecommunication Engineer

    Major in Electronics

    2012

    EUROPLANET-RI NA2 Science Networking

    Tallinn, Estonia.

    2011

    Handbook of Techniques for Radiation Effects Mitigation in ASICs and FPGAs assistant. The European

    Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) of ESA. 

    Noordwijk, The Netherlands

    2011

    European Conference on Radiation Effects on Components and Systems. 

    RADECS 2011 Short Course and Technical Sessions.

    Seville, Spain

    2011

    Mars and Society

    Summer Course. Complutense University of Madrid

    Madrid, Spain

    2007

    Athens Paris Tech Course: Medical Imaging (TA4)

    Université Polytechnique Paris

    Paris, France   

     

    LANGUAGES

    Spanish Mother Language

    English Fluent level, written and spoken

     

    OTHER TRAININGS

    Skills 

    VHDL, Verilog, C, C++

    I2C, SPI, CAN, RS-422/485/LVDS,UART, SpaceWire, JTAG

    Tools 

    Libero IDE

    Synplify

    ModelSim

    Xilinx ISE

    Vivado Design Suite

    Pspice

    Altium Designer: Capture, Layout

    Microchip MP_LAB IDE (dsPIC30F)


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