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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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