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     Date Submitted:10-02-2013
     Last Modified:11-02-2013 (10:16)
    Job information
     Current job:On-Board Computer and On-Board SW Team Leader
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsTechnical team leader specialized in On-Board Computers and On-Board Software for aerospace sector. High expertise in FPGA technologies for real time high reliable processing systems. Succesfully managed several complex and innovative technological projec



    Birth Date: 23rd of April, 1981 at Madrid, Spain.

    Marital Status: Married.



    2007 – 2008



    1999 – 2004


    1997 – 1998


    Master degree on Computer Engineer and Communications by Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain. Specialization on Advance Control Architectures.


    Computer Engineer degree by Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain.


    11th grade at TatesCreek High School en Lexington, Kentucky, USA.



    2010 – Present






    2007 – 2010







    2006 – 2007





    2004 – 2006




    2003 – 2004







    On-Board Computer and On-Board Software Team Leader at INTA (National Institute of Aerospace Technique, Madrid, Spain)

    Responsible of a high valuable group of engineers, I manage current designs of On-Board Computers and On-Board SW in space projects. I am also actively involved in system engineering of the OPTOS Satellite.

    Among my main responsabilities are to bid in national and international tenders, collaborate with international research groups and consultant in AIV tasks.


    Embedded Systems Responsible at INTA (National Institute of Aerospace Technique, Madrid, Spain)

    Leading programmable logic design of the Flight Subset in OWLS-TRP's project. This project was meant to validate Optical Wireless for Intra-Spacecraft Communications. (ESA Contract: 19545/06/NL/GLC)

    I was in charged of supplying the embedded processor and low level software (drivers and hardware abstraction level) for XATCOBEO Satellite. I was also collaborating with national and international partners on radiation hardening techniques studies focused on FPGA and CPLD technologies.


    On-Board Software Engineer at INTA (National Institute of Aerospace Technique, Madrid, Spain)

    During this period I was responsible for FOTON-M3 OWLS-Experiment software and embedded processor.

    I did also run a radiation testing campaign at Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland) for qualifiying complex arrays COTS (Comercial Of The Self) components.


    R&D Hardware Engineer at Ifara Tecnologías (FLIR Systems)

    I was in charge of developing a new video processing platform for Photon FLIR thermal camera. This platform was a miniaturized, real time System on Chip (SoC) based on PowerPC processor over a Xilinx FPGA.


    HW/SW Co-Design Engineer at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

    During my last year of Engineering School, I had a grant to design and develop a conference chip for the communication system in Madrid's underground (METRO).

    I also designed and developed a motion tracking system based on Hardware/Software co-design over an FPGA based System on Chip.





    2006 - 2007

    Xilinx Embedded Development Kit (EDK) course: Microblaze y PowerPC. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Euroform (184h).









    2009 Radiation Test Consortium Annual Meeting.

    Denver, CO. USA.

    Xilinx Triple Modular Redundancy Tool.

    Given by Greg Miller (Xilinx Co.) INTA, Madrid.

    JTAG – Boundary Scan Standard Seminar.

    Escuela Politécnica Superior – Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain.















    RADECS 2010


    DASIA 2009


    IEEE JSAC/2009


    SPL 2008


    RADECS 2008


    JCRA 2004

    Sensitivity Evaluation Method for Aerospace Digital Systems with Collaborative Hardening. Alberto Martín-Ortega, José Ramón de Mingo, Santiago Rodríguez ...

    Distributed On-Board Computer based on Optical Wireless CAN bus. Santiago Rodríguez, Alberto Martín-Ortega, J. Ramón de Mingo, Ignacio Arruego.

    OWLS: A Ten-Year History in Optical Wireless Links for Intra-Satellite Communications. I. Arruego et al.

    Radiation Hardening of FPGA-Based SoC Through Self-Reconfiguration and XTMR Techniques.Alberto Martin-Ortega, Maite Álvarez, Sergio Esteve, Santiago Rodríguezand Sergio López-Buedo

    The Effects of Proton Irradiation on CoolRunner-II™ CPLD Technology. Alberto Martín-Ortega et al.

    Procesamiento de Imagen para Seguimiento de Objetos Basado en MicroBlaze. Martin-Ortega A, Aguayo E, Gómez-Arribas F, López-Buedo S.



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