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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
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Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:09-01-2013
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     Current job:Electronics engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordselectronics, engineer, mid-career, controller, control, stabilization, circuit, card, design, system, integration, qualification, avionics, aerospace, analog, MATLAB, C, programming, self-initiative, commitment, teamwork, multilingual, adaptable
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    Electronics engineer with 5+ years of experience in controller and circuit card design, as well as system integration and qualification, mainly in the aerospace industry. Strong background in analog electronics and control theory. Self-initiative and commitment to teamwork to solve sophisticated problems. Multilingual communication skills. Quick adaptable learner and motivated questioner.

     

    Professional Experience

    Senior electronics design engineer

    [Company name undisclosed]

    2009 – 2010

    Helped the project team analyze torque output and electrical input requirements of a servo system to be mounted on airplanes, in order to determine design specifications for the motor control card to drive this system

    Performed electrical and thermal circuit simulations, negotiated board mechanical outline and matters related to card's digital parts such as the MCU and FPGA, and designed the first such combined motor control card in the department, per specifications and applicable reliability standards, with the following capabilities:

    Drive and control 1 brushless and 2 brush DC motors up to 60V/300W each, with the architecture allowing FOC

    Control 2 solenoid brakes, and condition feedback signals from 2 encoders and 2 resolvers

    Manage various supplementary circuitry such as RS232/RS422 communication, voltage reference generation, internal failure checks, buffering, filtering, etc

    Drafted schematics of a 28V/50W heater and fan control card for a UAV mission computer and a 3.3V/1W heater control card for a HUD mini LCD, reviewed schematic and board layout of a high-precision resolver-to-digital conversion card, and supervised 3 junior engineers implementing these designs

    Electronics design engineer

    [Company name undisclosed]

    2005 – 2009

    Assisted the project team in developing stabilization and tracking algorithms, and in tuning and testing the control loops of a 4-axis gimballed FLIR system mounted on UAVs and helicopters, to be sold to a foreign customer as part of an international project

    Devised experiments for stabilization and controller performance evaluations, and performed HIL tests for these

    Actively took on extra roles in system integration processes and qualification tests

    Upgraded test setup to speed up plant dynamics and frequency response analysis tasks, which enabled to save significant engineering time in recurrent plant identification, tuning and controller performance tests

    Organized and performed auxiliary tasks for the development of this system, such as revisions of mechanical designs and cablings for its heater, spotter camera and hand control units, and redesign of a CPLD based card for the hand control unit

    Designed and verified several multi-layered analog and mixed-signal cards of varying complexity for the system, including a 100V/1kWx3 heater control card with fan feedback signal conditioning, a humidity sensor card, and a DC/DC power converter and filtering card, per appropriate reliability and production standards

    On own initiative diagnosed problems of the spotter camera unit in the system and demonstrated its successful operation, thus eliminated a potential investment loss and helped the team pass upcoming system qualification tests without delay

    Modified and manually finalized the production of a small batch of spotter optical assembly control cards in order to accelerate system integration and meet delivery deadline for acceptance tests during a busy period of the project

    Compiled and documented relevant information, by overcoming challenges of poor previous documentation where needed, and kept databases of components supplied from a diverse geographical distribution of vendor companies

    Research assistant

    [Company name undisclosed]

    2004 – 2005

    Programmed image velocimetry algorithms for visualization and velocity estimation of microscale gas flow, and conducted experiments to capture images for processing, results of which were published in a project report

    Trained 2 students to carry out the experiments and use the programs

    Lab assistant

    [Company name undisclosed]

    2004

    Developed a neural network controller for a 5-dof industrial robot and implemented its virtual reality simulation

     

    Education

    MSc Systems, Control and Robotics

    KTH, Stockholm

    2010 – 2012

    Expected graduation: January 2013 (GPA: 4.4/5)

    Thesis: Algorithms and models for lateral merging of platoons

    Main course projects include:

    Autonomous mobile robot for maze exploration with object identification

    EKF-SLAM implementation with improvements

    Real-time servo simulation and control with trajectory planning

    Robot localization using particle filters

    BSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering

    2000 – 2004

    Honors (GPA: 3.4/4), specialization: control systems

    Thesis: Neural network controller based on sliding mode learning algorithm for a 5-dof industrial robot

    Skills

    Languages (CEFR)

    English (C2), German (C1), Swedish (B1), Spanish (A1)

    Design tools

    Good: MATLAB and Simulink, especially Control System, System Identification, Symbolic Math, Signal Processing, Image Processing, Stateflow, SimMechanics, Simulink Control Design, xPC Target, and Virtual Reality (Simulink 3D Animation) toolboxes, dynamic signal analyzers, oscilloscopes

    Basic: Eclipse, Code Composer Studio, Visual Studio C++, LabVIEW, Modelica, CAN, V-Realm Builder

    EDA software

    Good: SPICE, Mentor Graphics Board Station Design Architect and Layout, Cadence OrCAD, LTspice/SwitcherCAD

    Basic: NI Multisim and Ultiboard

    Programming

    Good: C, MATLAB

    Basic: C++, Python, PIC assembly, VRML

     

    Activities & Awards

    2012 – Finalist in the EUREL IMC (International Management Cup) in Stockholm

    2012 – Successful completion of the Summer of Innovation program at KTH

    2011 – “TESP 2011 Robotics” course with KTH travel grant in addition to JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) and Tohoku University scholarship in Sendai

    2011 – Advanced German language course with DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship in Aachen

    2008 – “Operational Amplifiers: Theory and Design course at Delft University of Technology



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