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NASA announced Feb. 13 that it was ending efforts to restore contact with the Opportunity Mars rover, bringing its mission to an end more than 15 years after it landed on the planet. SpaceNews.com
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SpaceX has filed a protest over the award of a launch contract to United Launch Alliance for a NASA planetary science mission, claiming it could carry out the mission for significantly less money. SpaceNews.com
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The new leader of the commercial space transportation office within the Federal Aviation Administration pledged to be open and “over-communicate” with industry as it works on new regulatory proposals. SpaceNews.com
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As NASA marks the latest milestone in the ongoing testing of the James Webb Space Telescope, agency officials are downplaying any additional delay to the troubled mission caused by the recent government shutdown. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:07-05-2013
     Last Modified:09-02-2018 (12:55)
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     Current job:GNC Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace GNC Systems, AOCS, Control Theory, Flight Dynamics, Modelling and Simulation, Navigation Systems, GNSS
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    Professional Experience -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [Mar 2012 - present]  Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Engineer - Trainee

    TEC-ECN, ESTEC, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

    Mainly working on:

        Lisa Path finder - GNC simulator review, correction and update. Modelling and integration of a Cold Gas Thrust system.

        Clean Space Initiative - GNC subsystem Phase 0 design for active debris removal missions (at the Concurrent Design Facility).

        HiNav - Hybrid Inertial-GNSS navigation system closed-loop integration with Vega GNC simulation environment.

        Proba-3 - GNC simulator review and testing. Support to project documentation review for pre-Phase C preparation.

        Nammo's North Star - Launch vehicle perliminary geometry design and stability assessment.

        ExoMars - Evaluation of simulation model built on EAGLE (simulink-based tool).

        Astos - Launch vehicle modelling and performance/trajectory simulation and optimisation.

        SHARK - Reentry capsule telemetry ltering and trajectory reconstruction.




    Education ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [2009 - 2011] Double Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Control and Simulation Specialization

    Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal, and Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

    Major studied topics: Control Theory, Avionics, Flight Dynamics, Flight Control, Spacecraft Attitude Control, Signal Processing, Instrumentation and Electronics.

    Master thesis entitled: Robust and Adaptive Nonlinear Attitude Control of a Spacecraft:

    A Comparison of Backstepping-based Designs.

    Graduted with Distinction (Cum Laude) by TU Delft.

    Destinguished as the Best Aerospace Engineering Graduate of 2011 by IST, Lisbon.

     

    [2006 - 2009] Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering

    Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal

     

     

    Courses and Activities --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    [Mar 2013] Course on Spacecraft Rendezvous and Docking

    ESTEC, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

    Lectured by Wigbert Fehse, author of the book Automated Rendezvous and Docking of Spacecraft.

    Covered the topics of Relative Motion (Hill equations), Approach Techniques, Perturbations, Sensors & Actuators and Operations.

     

    [Sep 2012] Course on Spacecraft Systems Engineering

    ESTEC, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

    3-day course organized and given by the University of Southampton.

    Covered the topics of Space Environment, Mission Analysis, Launch, Propulsion, Ground Segment, Attitude Control, Thermal Control, Instrumentation, Power, Telecommunications, Structures, Mechanisms, Assembly Integration and Veri cation.

     

    [Sep 2008 - Nov 2009] Leader of the Guidance, Navigation and Control Team

    Swarm Mission, Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiative (SSETI), European Space Agency

    Phase-A and early Phase-B development. Subsystem requirements derivation and architecture de nition. Sensor and actuator selection. Perliminary design and simulation of the Control Law and Navigation algorithm (Kalman lter-based). Technical documentation production and regular inter-team information exchange.

     

    [Aug 2007] Human Space-Flight and Exploration Summer Course

    University of Umea, Umea and Kiruna, Sweden

    Covered the topics History of Space Exploration, Space Environment, Space Transportation, Life Support Systems and Astronaut Training. Final exam and team project. Course completed with Distinction.

     

    Publications ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Trigo, G., Donas-Boto, D., Silva, C. & Sanguino, J. E. (2011). Vehicle Heading Estimation Using a Two Low-Cost GPS Receiver Con guration. In Proceedings of the IEEE 73rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Budapest, Hungary.

     

    Language Skills -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Portuguese: Mother Tongue

    English: Fluent (Toefl Certi cate)

    Spanish: Basic

    Dutch: Basic

    French: Basic

     

    Programming and Software Skills ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Programming: C, Matlab m-code, Visual Basic, MSDOS Batch, LaTeX, Flash

    Software: Matlab, Simulink, Astos, Solidworks, Visual Studio, MSOce, Photoshop, Corel Draw

    Simulink-based Simulators: VESAT, EAGLE, HiNav FES, LisaPath nder GNC FES, GNCDE


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