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Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The 11th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 1st and 2nd February 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Flexible and continuous connectivity, anywhere, at any time remains a key priority for major defence forces around the world. With the critical threat of cyber warfare intensifying, there is now a pressing need to ensure secure communications can be effectively operated in contested environments. The...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0100
Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body every second. Now, scientists have demonstrated that the Earth stops energetic neutrinos-they do not go through everything. These high-energy neutrino interactions were seen by the IceCube detector, an array of 5,160 basketball-sized optical sensors deeply encased within a cubic kilometer of very c...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world cooperation in meteorology that continues today. Weather - and particularly extreme weather - affects everything we do. Being able to see the whole disc of Earth allows forecasters to see developing weather systems, as well as working out wind spee...
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on November 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The historic chamber's massive door opening brings to a close about 100 days of testing for Webb, a significant milestone in the telescope's journey to the launch pad. The cryogenic vacuum test began when the chamber was sealed shut on July 10, 2017. Scientists and engineers at Johnson pu...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:05:00 +0100
Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Tuesday saw Galileo satellites 19-22 declared ready for flight, along with their Ariane. Combined activities are now under way, culminating in the satellites meeting their rocket in the Final Assembly Building. The satellites were flown in pairs to French Guiana last month. Once safely unboxed i...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:26:00 +0100
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets. The alien-like landscapes of Lanzarote, Spain, are almost surreal but this volcanic island is helping to bring future space missions to reality. This month, an expedition with a dozen of experiments mobilised 50 people and four space agencies du...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0100
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it has expanded its current relationship with authorized value-added reseller Satcom Direct (SD), to offer ViaSat's full suite of in-flight connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business jets. The new agreement adds ViaSat's latest Ka-band business jet service to SD's IFC portfolio, which already included ViaSat's global Ku-band IFC service. ViaSat's Ka-band service is expecte...
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. Download Conference Agenda | Register to attend this Conference Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabil...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
The propulsion system of the light-weight Angara 1.2 Launch Vehicle Service Module, manufactured by the Khrunichev Space Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation), completed successful hot-fire testing at the Federal State Enterprise "Rocket & Space Industry Research & Test Center" (RSI RTC) test facility (Peresvet, Moscow Region). The hot-fire tests are the most important and final stage of ground based propulsion system tests prior to flight testing. During the tests, specialists from...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0100
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017. ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to successfully complete thermal vacuum testing for the James Webb Space Telescope - validating its ability to operate in the frigid space environment. The Webb telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, and will study galaxy, star and planet formation in the universe. Harris' team helped safeguard the telescope in Houston during Hurricane Harvey and ensured uninterrupted testing - including ...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:31:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, contributed to the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket as it lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, carrying the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft. Orbital ATK's contributions to the Delta II include nine Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM 40) and a large composite fairing for the rocket. This event marks the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket. It i...
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its star, the same side of the planet always faces the star, such that the planet has permanent day and night sides. Based on a 2016 study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists speculated that lava would flow freely in lakes on the starlit side and become hardened on the face of perpetual darkness. The lava on the dayside would reflect radiation from th...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:03:00 +0100
Today, NASA launched NOAA's next-generation polar satellite, the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, into space. Two Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) weather programs are mission-critical components of the satellite's mission: the JPSS Common Ground System and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor. Svalbard, Norway, is home to part of a global network of receiving stations that process and distribute polar satellite data to users worldwide. Photo taken at Kongsberg Satellite Services plateau, ...
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) for NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 on Nov. 18 at 1:47 a.m. PST. The JPSS program provides the nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, delivering key observations for the nation's essential projects and services, including forecasting weather in advance and assessing environmental hazards...
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 12,000 mph (5.4 kilometers per second). Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investiga...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" the satellite. In April, the Navy, working with Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), con...
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
As part of ESA's strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core aims, the agency has transferred ownership of several ground tracking stations for reuse by external organisations. By the end of 2017, ESA will have transferred three stations to national organisations in Spain and Portugal, who will take over the provision of satellite tracking services to a wide variety of commercial customers. The three stations involved in the transfer are all equipped ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. "This has been a very successful show for Boeing. Our regional customers have maintained their trust in our products and technology, and our partnerships in the Middle East region continue to grow," said Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing ...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
A temperate Earth-sized planet has been discovered only 11 light-years from the Solar System by a team using ESO's unique planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The new world has the designation Ross 128 b and is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Ross 128 b will be a prime target for ESO's Extremely ...
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     Date Submitted:03-07-2013
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     Current job:Senior Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsEarth Observation, C, C++, Matlab, Python, Remote Sensing, Ground Segment
    CV

     

    Education

    2011-2013

    MSc in Sciences and Technologies from Space, University of Alcalá

    2001-2009

    MSc in Telecommunication Engineering (5-year degree, BSc + MSc equivalent), University of Alcalá

     

     

     

    Complementary Education

    2007-2008

    Upper-Intermediate certificate (British Council)

    July 2008

    “From Global to Local Business” summer course at Denmark, Copenhagen University College of Engineering (Ingeniørhøjskolen i København)

    August 2008

    Intensive English Course (Hyland – Madrid)

    2009

    Remote Sensing Course(2 months, Deimos Space)

    2009-2010

    First Certificate English course at IH-Madrid

    2010

    Earth Observation course(Deimos Space)

    2010-2011

    Advanced English course at IH-Madrid

    2011

    Course on XML Technologies(Deimos Space)

    2012

    Introductory course to NVIDIA CUDA and OpenACC, Autonomous University of Madrid

     

     

     

    Professional Experience

    May 2009 - Currently

    Senior Engineer at Deimos Space (http://www.deimos-space.com/en/)

    Project engineer of SEOSAT IPF (Spanish Earth Observation SATellite Instrument Processing Facility)

    • Software development for data processing in C++
    • Scripts development using python
    • Performance optimization using HPC (High Performance Computing) profiling tools
    • Debugging in Linux environments
    • Involvement in the software design
    • Development of unit tests and system tests
    • Development of technical notes to evaluate different approachs to solve a technical problem and present them to the European Space Agency.
    • Requirements definition and management with IBM DOORS
    • Support to the project management

     

    Project engineer of "Sentinel 3 Optical Ground Processor Prototype"

    • Software development in C under Linux environment
    • Software debugging under Linux environment (gdb, ddd)
    • Development of unit tests and system tests
    • Use of Matlab to debug the code and to test the algorithms
    • Performance optimization using OpenMP
    • Development of bash scripts and installers

     

    Project engineer of “Open Simulation Framework”

    • Migration of an existing C library to Matlab and Fortran 77

     

     

     

    October 2008 – May 2009

    Internship at Deimos Space (http://www.deimos-space.com/en/)

    Project Engineer for AIPC (Autonomous Image Processing Chain)

    • Development of multiplatform software (Linux, Windows, Mac) in C++
    • Development of unit tests and system tests
    • Debugging of code under Linux environment
    • Optimization of software performances
    • Development of graphical installers

     

    March 2008 – May 2009

    Researcher at University of Alcalá Electronics Department, CABINTEC Project (www.cabintec.net)

    • Design and development of biomedical instrumentation hardware to acquire several signals from a driver
    • Development of embedded software for an ATMega microcontroller
    • Development of software to process the acquired data using LabWindows and Matlab
    • As a result of the investigation we wrote two papers and participate in the Workshop of Physical Agents at the University of Vigo

     

     

     

    Skills

    SSOO

    Linux: broad experience in Linux environments as developer, administrator and user.

    Windows: broad experience as user. Experience as developer using Visual Studio.

    MacOS: broad experience as user. Experience developing software in Python, C/C++ and Ruby.

     

     

    Programming languages

    C: broad experience as developer under Linux environments (more than 5 years of experience). Also, experience under Windows environments.

    C++: broad experience as developer under Linux environments (more than 3 years of experience).  Also experience under windows using MFC.

    C#: experience as developer under Windows environments (less than 2 years)

    Python: experience as developer (development of daemons, sockets, threads…). Some self-taught Google App Engine knowledge.

    Ruby: some knowledge acquired  in a self-taught way.

    Bash: broad experience developing bash scripts (more than 5 years of experience).

    Markup languages

    HTML, XML

    Compilers and debuggers

    GCC: broad experience (more than 5 years of experience)

    GDB: broad experience debugging code under Linux environments (more than 5 years)

    Valgrind: broad experience using Valgrind (more than 5 years)

    Visual Studio: less than 2 years of experience developing software in C,  C++ and C#

    Software

    Matlab: broad experience acquired during more than 4 years.

    DOORS: broad knowledge of DOORS acquired during 1 year of usage.

    Maple, LabWindows

    Software Engineering

    Subversion: more than 5 years of experience using SVN

    Git, Redmine,

    Continous Integration: Jenkins and Buildbot

    Space

    AGI Satellite Tool Kit

    HPC

    OpenMP: broad experience parallelizing code using OpenMP.

    HPCToolkit: one year of experience performing performance analysis and optimizations.

    CUDA y OpenACC: introductory course of the Autonomous University of Madrid. Self-taught knowledge of CUDA.

    Office Software

    Office: broad experience using Word, Excel and PowerPoint

    LaTex

    Hardware

    DSPs (Sharc, TigerSharc, Blackfin)

    Microcontrollers (ATMega, Motorola  68HC11)

    Networks

    TCP/IP, Sockets

     

     

     

    Publications

    June 2008

    “Sistema detector de fatiga en la conducción”, Workshop Agentes Físicos 2008 Universidad de Vigo,  J. L. García, E. Rogado, R. Barea, L. M. Bergasa, E. López, M. Ocaña y  D. Schleicher.

    2008

    “Driver Fatigue Detection System”, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (Bangkok, Thailand), E. Rogado, J.L. García, R. Barea, L.M. Bergasa and E. López.

     

     

     

     

     

    Languages

    English

    Reading (Advanced)
    Writing (Advanced)
    Speaking (Conversation)

    Several Advanced level courses since 2010

    Upper-Intermediate at British Council (2007-2008)

     

     

     

    French

    Reading (Beginner)
    Writing (Beginner)
    Speaking (Beginner)

    Elementary studies at the high school IES José Luis Sampedro as a second language

     

     

     

    Other Qualifications

    Driving License

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