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     Date Submitted:10-06-2013
     Last Modified:13-06-2013 (08:11)
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     Current job:RF & Operations Engineer (GNSS, Mission Analysis, PM)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsHardworking individiual with 5 years experience in project management, system engineering, EMC and testing, RF Hardware and Software design, Algorith design, GNSS and navigation, Operations, Radiopropagation and Link Budget design, Mission Analysis and tr
    Hardworking individual with 5 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, 4 of which focused in space and satellite communications in companies such as ESA, SES, JAXA and EADS Astrium. Interested in Spacecraft Payloads and Mission Analysis for Space Exploration. Benefiting from having worked and/or studied in 8 different countries, I am used to multicultural environments and teamwork. I am fluent in English (110 points TOEFL iBT), French (B1 certificate), Spanish (mother tongue) as well as possess fair knowledge of German (B1 level) and Japanese (A2 level).
    10/2012 – Current Space Application Services at ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
    Operator and Ground Controller for the Erasmus USOC, responsible of class 1 and class 2 payloads of the Columbus Laboratory of ISS.
    • European Astronaut Center courses Columbus Laboratory Systems and ISS Operations certificates.
    • Coordination with NASA and JAXA for real-time operations.
    • Support of the ISS crew during experiments.
    • Supervision, coordination, integration and testing of future payloads to be uploaded to the ISS (e.g.: Ham Video Experiment Activity Manager, EXAM)., and operational products development (e.g.: Procedures, Engineering Sequence Tests).
    • Pre-increment and increment phases operations planning through ISS tools (e.g.: OSTPV).
    • Developed Software tools for the maintenance and improvement of the Ground Sector of the USOC with Linux and Windows servers and machines.
    • System administrator of the joint Linux and Windows network
    11/2011-07/2012 SES-Astra, Betzdorf (Luxembourg)
    Part of the Satellite Transmission Engineering group, my responsibilities included the Analysis of Radiometric Data for Assessing Propagation Impairments and System Design in Satellite Communications in the Ku and Ka bands.
    Provided increased level of knowledge of the propagation environment after analysing 9 years of radiometer data (temperature and attenuation), and obtaining statistics on fade dynamics. Increased the level of confidence of system planning in Betzdorf after incorporating measured attenuation into system design activities.
    03/2011 – 10/2011 Japanese Aerospace Agency (JAXA), Sagamihara (Japan)
    Within the Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science (ISAS), my responsibilities included High Power Amplifier modeling based on frequency swept-tone measurements to assess Modulation and Coding (MODCOD) behaviour in the simulated channel in terms of ISI.
    Performed customized communication channel optimization based on the payload characteristics of the spacecraft. Reduced overall program risk by providing pre-launch communication channel testing capabilities. Improved the system’s spectral efficiency by identifying the most suitable combination of amplifier type and MODCOD scheme for the mission via an experimental campaign.
    06/2010 – 10/2010 EADS Astrium, Ottobrunn (Germany)
    As part of the Digital Equipment Engineering Department, I developed an application to diagnose GNSS receivers malfunction based solely on corrupted PVT measurements.
    Provided the company with capability to conduct failure root-cause analysis and trouble-shooting for satellite based GNSS receivers, improving trouble ticket response times.
    10/2008 – 10/2009 VEIASA, Sevilla (Spain)
    Responsible for a project inside the New Business Unit of the company, I was in charge of designing a traffic radar testing facility for the Government of Andalusia.
    • Designed an anechoic chamber, antenna measurement system and GPS based real traffic measurement verifications for Doppler, electric and laser radars.
    • Negotiated with providers and represented the company in meetings held in the Mobile World Conference 2009 (Barcelona, Spain).
    • Achieved a reduction in the initial project budget estimates by 70%, through optimised system design
    • Improved the company’s financial forecasts over a 5 year period and increased the IRR of the project.
    RF systems design, hardware implementation and software design. Transmission and channel modelling applied to link analysis and system design. Spacecraft payload systems design and analysis. Space mission analysis and design. Programming (Matlab, Java, C, microcontrollers), database handling (SQL). Thorough understanding of Mobile and Internet networks management (ATM, UMTS, QoS)
    2008 – 2008 IT systems department, intern SANDETEL S.A., Sevilla(Spain)
    2012 Double-degree MSc program in Space Science and Technology “Spacemaster”, awarded by the Universities of Lulea (Sweden) and Toulouse (France), with semesters in Wuerzburg (Germany).
    2010 Bachelor and Master in Telecommunication Engineering, with emphasis in Telematics, University of Sevilla
    2009 Erasmus programme at the International Faculty of Engineering, Lodz (Poland)
    • “Laboratorio para la verificación de cinemómetros”, Universidad de Sevilla, October 2009
    • “Channel Communication optimization for a Power Constrained Satellite”, University of Lulea, October 2012
    • “Analysis of Radiometric Data for Assessing Propagation Impairments in Modern Satellite Communications”, University of Toulouse, October 2012
    • 1st Course on Radiowave Propagation for Space System and ESA Workshop on Radiowave Propagation , supported by a grant from the COST Action, ESA, Noordwijk (Netherlands), 2011.
    • GNSS 10 – The future of satellite navigation, IET, London (UK), 2010.
    • 4th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques, ESA Madrid (Spain), 2010.

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