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     Date Submitted:04-04-2013
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     Current job:Satellite communication engineer / PhD
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSatellite communication engineer for detailed link budgets and design considerations
    CV

    Professional Experience

     

    December 2009 – December 2012:

    Project manager for the satellite operator Eutelsat SA in Paris/France. Performance analysis and coverage definition for Ka-Sat: definition of the communication cells and link budget calculations including the C/I inter-spot interference ratio (characteristic interference for Ka-Sat). Creation and handling of “Broadcast” and “multibeam” coverage types. Development of conversion algorithms for different radiation pattern diagram files. Contribution to the Terabit project.

     

    October 2008 – June 2009:

    Antenna design project at UCL (University College London) in London/United-Kingdom with Ken Fai Tong as supervisor. Working on a pre-existing antenna model in order to modify and improve the transmission performances in the domain of a circular polarized signal. Work based on simulations and analyzing results with the software IE3D. The results of this project lead to a PhD subject.

     

    June 2007 – July 2008 :

    One-year internship at Eutelsat SA in Paris/France. Working in the department FSS (Future Satellite Systems) on:

    ·         Development of a simulation tool with Matlab, for detailed satellite link budgets taking into account atmospheric attenuations defined by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

    ·         Development of a simulation chain with Simulink in order to estimate the effects of non-linearity and losses for a Multi-Port Amplifier (MPA).

     

    June 2006 – September 2006:

    Internship at DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt) in Berlin/Germany. In charge of image processing and the update of the Web Site archives

     

    2004 – 2005:

    Joint research project with ERSET (European heatexchanger builder) for the analysis of the heatexchanger TEMPERSET. The study focused on measurements of temperatures and the explanation of physical observations.

     

    Educational background

     

    December 2009 – December 2012 : Telecom ParisTech/Eutelsat SA, Paris, France

    PhD in collaboration with Eutelsat SA (Paris/France) and Télécom ParisTech (Paris/France) with a CIFRE (Conventions Industrielles de Formation par la Recherche) contract in the space/satellite domain for Satellite Broadband design and applications.

    PhD subject: future satellite systems and architectures for interactive applications.

    ·         Development of a novel satellite dimensioning method and optimization of the traffic on the forward and return link as well as the study of inter-spot interference

    ·         Participation at several conferences: 17th Ka-Band (October 2011 in Palermo/Italy), ICSSC-11 (November 2011 in Nara/Japan) and ESTEL 2012 (October 2012 in Rome/Italy).

    ·         Reviewer for: ISWTA 2012 and APACE 2012

    Supervisors : Dr Emmanuel Lance (Eutelsat) and Dr Georges Guisantes-Rodriguez (Télécom ParisTech).

    Thesis defence : 13th of December 2012.

    Jury: M. Boucheret, M. Ruggieri, M. Bousquet, P. Balling, A. Lindley, N. Samama

    Courses followed in the context of the doctoral training: project management (TP), Human resources and labour law (TP), space antennas (ESA in Noordwijk/Holland).

     

    September 2008 – September 2009 : University College London, London, United Kingdom

    Master of Science in “Spacecraft Technologies and Satellite Communications” at University College London (UCL) in London/united-Kingdom focusing on the various mechanical, electronic and space aspects of a spacecraft and the properties of the space environment. Double degree/Diplôme d’Ingénieur UCL-Télécom Sud Paris.

     

    2005 – 2007 : Télécom Sud Paris, Evry, France

    Master of Science in telecommunications engineering with a strong emphasis on marketing and business related applications.

     

    Technical skills

    ·         Communications theory (modulation, Forward Error Correction, baseband and RF), satellite communications, satellite systems and space technologies.

    ·         Satellite communications standards (DVB-S/2/3 and DVB-RCS/2)

    ·         Link dimensioning

    ·         Satellite design and dimensioning (payload and platform)

    ·         Very familiar with the scientific program Matlab and its module Simulink.

    ·         Familiar with the antenna software Satsoft (satellite antenna conception software).

    ·         Very good grasp of the Office pack and the document markup language « LaTeX »

    ·         Programming languages: basic knowledge of C, Java and HTML.

     

    Language skills

    ·         French-German: fully bilingual

    ·         English : excellent (written and spoken)

    ·         Spanish : Basic knowledge

    ·         Italian : currently learning

     

    Publications

     

    “A Novel Dimensioning Method for High throughput Satellite Design”, D.Serrano-Velarde, E.Lance, H.Fenech, G.Rodriguez-Guisantes, 17th Ka Band Conference, October 2011, Palermo/Italy

     

    “A Novel Dimensioning Method for High throughput Satellite Design”, D.Serrano-Velarde, E.Lance, H.Fenech, G.Rodriguez-Guisantes, ICSSC- AIAA, December 2011, Nara/Japan

     

    “Optimal packet allocation methods in multi-beam satellite architecture using FTDMA on the Return Link”, D.Serrano-Velarde, E.Lance, H.Fenech, G.Rodriguez-Guisantes, ICSSC- AIAA, December 2011, Nara/Japan

     

    “A Novel Dimensioning Method for High throughput Satellite Design”, D.Serrano-Velarde, E.Lance, H.Fenech, G.Rodriguez-Guisantes, ESTEL-IEEE, October 2012, Rome/Italy

     

    “Statistical Characterization of the Interference on the Return link of a Broadband Satellite System”, D.Serrano-Velarde, E.Lance, H.Fenech, G.Rodriguez-Guisantes, ESTEL-IEEE, October 2012, Rome/Italy

     

    “A Novel Dimensioning Method for High throughput Satellite Design”, D.Serrano-Velarde, E.Lance, H.Fenech, G.Rodriguez-Guisantes, accepted by IEEE AESS transactions, currently integrating comments

     

    References

     

    Emmanuel Lance          Technical Manager at Eutelsat SA, Paris, France

    Georges Rodriguez-Guisantes   Professor in Electronics and Communications, Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France

    Nel Samama                 Professor in Satellite Navigation System at Télécom Sud Paris, Evry, France

    Hector Fenech              Head of the Future Satellite Systems Group (FSSG) at Eutelsat SA, Paris, France


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