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     Date Submitted:07-04-2013
     Last Modified:07-04-2013 (07:34)
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     Current job:GNSS Performance engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGNSS GPS EGNOS International-expèrience PBN, System-engineering,


    • Nationality:



    • Place of birth:

    Ponferrada, León, Spain


    • Date of birth:

    October 2nd, 1982



    • Obtain position utilizing abilities for: Design, management and development of international projects where technical, business and communication skills are an asset.



    • GPS/EGNOS Performance engineer, from June 2009 at AENA EGNOS Unit (GMV contractor), Madrid, Spain. Head of GNSS performance lab team. Development of the GPS and EGNOS performance monitoring policy for PBN (Performance Based Navigation) implementation in Spain (i.e. RNAV-1 Jerez and Seville and LPV approaches in Santander). Definition of implementation and reports of GPS/RAIM and SBAS flights performance analysis (including European Commission project GIANT-2). Involved in AENA EGNOS V2 Mission activities. EGNOS V3 (TAS-F and AST) data package support reviewer. Deployment for the AENA EGNOS performances receiver network (Septentrio, Novatel and Honeywell EGNOS receivers). Definition and production of AENA EGNOS weekly and monthly report for aviation. Development of advanced tools for EGNOS LPV200 performances monitoring. Involved 15.3.4 SESAR and ARAIM activities.
    • EGNOS System engineer, June 2006 – November 2007 at the European Space Agency EGNOS Project Office, Toulouse, France: Performance trade-off on Availability, Accuracy, Integrity and Continuity of EGNOS SIS. Design, development and management of the PERFECT and EXPERT EGNOS receiver networks for performance monitoring. Performance trade-offs and re-development of ESA EGNOS Service Volume Simulator (ESPADA). Participation on EGNOS Mission and EGNOS System requirement activities. EGNOS tutorial lecturer at the “Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile”. Operator of the EGNOS P.O. PolaRx2.
    • Master Thesis September 2005- March 2006 at the ESA EGNOS Project Office, Toulouse, France: Acquisition of background in GPS & EGNOS, development of advanced simulations tools for the ESA EGNOS service volume simulator evolutions, EGNOS and GALILEO combined performances, EGNOS system engineering trade-off analyses and miscellaneous activities.



    • M.Sc in Advanced Techniques in Radio Astronomy and Space Science, 2004 – 2006; ChalmersUniversity of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden


    • Telecommunication Engineering, 2000 – 2006;

    Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), Villaviciosa de Odón - Madrid, Spain



    • Mother tongue:Spanish.


    • Advanced English, (TOEIC score 875).
    • Advanced French, (DELF B2 score 78).


    • Basic Portuguese



    • P. Pintor et al,“General Aviation – Getting ready for flying EGNOS LPVs”, European Navigation Conference-GNSS 2012, April 2012.
    • P. Pintor et al, “HPL/VPL-Calculation on a Low-Cost GPS-Receiver for SBAS Integrity Availability Monitoring”, European Navigation Conference-GNSS 07, May 2007.


    • P. Pintor et al, “The European Space Agency Free Resources for SBAS Education: Learning, Practicing, and Accessing the EGNOS Performances in Real-Time”, Institute of Navigation GNSS 2007 Conference, September 2007.




    • 2011, EUROCONTROL: Implementing Performance Based Navigation
    • 2008, AYP: Introduction to International Cooperation.
    • 2007, ESTEC: Introduction to Space System Engineering.
    • 2003, UEM: Tools for communication systems.
    • 2002, UEM:  PSpice for analysis of electronic circuits.



    • Operating systems: Windows and Unix.




    • Programming languages: Pascal, C, Matlab, PhP, Phyton, Visual Basic for Excel.



    • Team-working, proactive, self-confidence, good communication skills.


    • Special abilities for organization, synthesis and problem solving.



    • Four times rewarded with the Official UEM scholarship 2001-2004 (5000€).




    • Francisco Jimenez Roncero, Head of AENA EGNOS Unit

    mail: fjroncero(at)

    • Dr. Javier  Ventura, ESA Head of EGNOS Misión/System Section

    mail: javier.ventura(at)


    • Dr. Jan Johansson, Chalmers University of Technology

    mail:  jmj(at)

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