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As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
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A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
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The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
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Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
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As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
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Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit. SpaceNews.com
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NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:27-02-2013
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     Current job:Research physicist
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsCurrently working on large-scale scientific projects in international environment with following skills and experience: Radiofrequency in X- and Ka-band, high-power rf, digital and analog low-level rf, rf engineering, plasma physics, surface physics, proj
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Born August 1981 in Germany and of German nationality. Not married, no children.

    SCIENTIFIC CAREER

    June 2010 to now                             Postdoctoral fellowship, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

    Coordination of installation and commissioning of a >50MW high-power rf test station project for 12GHz high-gradient electron accelerating structures: Started with unassembled, untested prototype components from various manufacturers and finished with a fully working, automatic operating and low maintenance test stand running above its design parameters. Responsible for all control and interlock systems integration and tests. Leading role in successful recuperation and recommissioning of an externally built prototype klystron after design related failures. Now responsible for operation of the full test stand and test data analysis including regular status report on testing and commissioning to management and scientific community.

    Development of a compact, low level rf system and integrated control solution for future test-stands using state of the art digital signal processing. General consulting for future test-stand design.

    June 2007 to June 2010                  Doctoral student, CERN

    Title of thesis: “Comparative studies of high-gradient rf and dc breakdowns”, academic support by RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. Detailed experimental and theoretical study of optical phenomena occurring from very high electric and electromagnetic fields on metallic surfaces. This includes rf and dc breakdowns at different frequencies, optical transition radiation from dark current electrons and multipactor events.

    Gained experience in optical diagnostics, plasma physics and low- and high-power rf. Responsible for operation of drive-beam based production of high-power rf in CTF3 complex at CERN during 30GHz accelerating structure tests. Further experiments at 12GHz conducted at SLAC, Stanford, USA.

    January 2007 to May 2007           Scientific assistant at 3.Phys.Institut B, RWTH Aachen

    Installation of a lab for the development of acoustic neutrino detection sensors for the IceCube experiment. Development of electronics and validation of new piezoelectric materials for acoustic neutrino detection in ice.

    June 2001 to January 2007           Academic studies, RWTH Aachen

    Studies of physics at the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. Specialization in experimental high-energy physics. Finalization of studies with the diploma thesis “Das E166 Experiment: Kalibration des Kalorimeters”. Extended stays at SLAC and DESY, Hamburg, Germany for conduction of necessary experiments with electron and positron beams.

     

     

    FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

    Physics: Accelerator, nuclear and particle physics, especially experimental techniques and equipment. Arc discharge and plasma physics. Electromagnetic and particle diagnostic methods. Data analysis using MatLab and open source tools.

    Electronics: Low- and high-power rf diagnostics. Electronic tubes at low and high power levels, especially klystrons. General low-level analogue and digital rf electronics design. High-speed digital electronics and digital signal processing. Hard- and software (C/C++, Assembler, VHDL, LabView) development for FPGAs and microcontrollers.

    Engineering:Precision machining, surface treatment and vacuum technology.

    SCHOOLS, CONFERENCES AND PUBLICATIONS

    September 2011                CERN accelerator school, intermediate level, Chios, Greece

    November 2008                 CERN accelerator school, introductory level, Frascati, Italy

    Talks given at numerous conferences on accelerator physics and high-gradient rf accelerator technology. Publications in the field of vacuum arcs and high-power rf systems. A list of publications and attended conferences can be supplied on request.

    SOCIAL SKILLS

    Six years of experience working in a large-scale scientific laboratory with international community. Very good teamwork and motivational ability.

    Fluent in German, English and French. German mother tongue, English working language since six years. French spoken fluently, basic writing skills.

    PERSONAL INTERESTS AND ENGAGEMENTS

    2003 to 2006    Chairman of the students rowing association of the RWTH University

    2010 onwards  Engagement in the CERN sailing club teaching maintenance and repair of sailing boats

    Personal interests are astronomy, amateur radio, sailing, cycling and development of electronics for sports performance analysis (last project 2012 in collaboration with world-class GS1 cycling team).


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