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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:36:05 +0000
Griffin said nothing has yet been decided on how the Space Development Agency should be organized. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:50:40 +0000
The smaller crew complement on the International Space Station created by last month’s Soyuz launch abort has not affected research activities there or plans to send new experiments on upcoming cargo missions. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:27:05 +0000
The European Space Agency expects to carry out the qualification flight of the Space Rider spaceplane in 2021 followed by multiple demonstration missions before handing over the program to industry, according to Lucia Linares, head of ESA space transportation strategy and policy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:59:42 +0000
China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed spacecraft and power human spaceflight missions beyond low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:49:02 +0000
The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that would enable the spacecraft to make decisions regarding what to image and which data to send to the ground. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:20:10 +0000
A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a grassroots effort is underway to restore his job. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:34:23 +0000
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans for some satellite constellations and shorten the orbital lifetime for experimental satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:33:48 +0000
NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:53:41 +0000
Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:21:24 +0000
NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately funded mission to a potentially habitable moon of Saturn. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:02:53 +0000
The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next year after Democrats assume control of the House, while the departure of a key House appropriator could spell trouble for NASA missions to the potentially habitable moon of Europa. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:49:52 +0000
NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower costs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:37 +0000
Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network operations —isn’t always ready even after a satellite is in space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:23:49 +0000
Ryals suggested a Space Development Agency could be helpful in providing a single voice for military space requirements. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:03:49 +0000
The Canadian military, already a partner on two U.S. military satellite communications systems, is in discussions to use a third constellation that was until recently a U.S.-only system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:02:55 +0000
Grason: “We’re seeing a different type of support to get after the transformation, to elevate commercial satcom to where it needs to be, as vital infrastructure." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:09:00 +0000
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said Nov. 7 that his company will attempt an orbital flight of a reusable version of a Falcon 9 upper stage by the middle of next year to test technologies for the company’s next-generation launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:45:28 +0000
After completing the purchase of Sea Launch in April, S7 Group now views expendable rockets as uncompetitive. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:09:05 +0000
DARPA has identified eight sites in the United States that it plans to use for a commercial launch competition, a selection that addresses one of the major concerns of potential competitors. 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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