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     Date Submitted:12-08-2013
     Last Modified:05-09-2013 (08:32)
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsExpertise in orbital mechanics, optimal spacecraft trajectories, mission analysis and design, scientific software development, scientific computing techniques; strong background in Math and Physics; fair knowledge in computer graphics and scientific vi
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    Expertise in orbital mechanics, optimisation spacecraft trajectories, mission analysis and design, scientific software development, scientific computing techniques; strong background in Math and Physics; fair knowledge in computer graphics and scientific visualisation


    Open to cooperation: a full-time position as an aerospace engineer and/or software developer

    Willingness to relocate: yes

     

    Experience
    Engineering Consultant for Thales Alenia Space in Satellite Navigation, Toulouse, France: November 2012 - April 2013
    Satellite navigation engineer for the European EGNOS program (supplement of the GPS and GLONASS systems): responsible for the operational algorithms involved in the Central Processing Facility subsystem (CPF); served as a technical intermediary between TAS and its subcontractors for the Processing Set and the Check Set subsystems during the V-Model development of the CPF: specify requirements, provide guidance to subcontractors, propose subsystem evolutions, participated in design and release reviews; use of IBM Doors to write requirements; short missions/travels in Europe

    Engineering Consultant for Thales Alenia Space in AOCS flight software, Cannes, France: March 2012 - July 2012
    1) Participated in validating the AOCS module of a satellite platform's flight software: tests' specification, programming and validation. 2) Calibrated the natural frequencies of a geostationary satellite's solar arrays for an AOCS simulation software from in-flight measurements: identification of resonant frequencies by Fourier analysis; analysis and visualisation tools developed in Python with Numpy and Matplotlib packages

    Research ASSISTANT at The University of Texas at Austin with NASA-JSC, USA: 2008 - 2010
    Study and development of a systematic method to calculate Moon-to-Earth return trajectories for a crewed spaceflight that can include several orbital transfers in the Sun-Earth-Moon system; this work was to assist the NASA team at Johnson Space Center, Houston TX, in the mission analysis of the Constellation program; this method would serve as a prototype for autonomous return trajectories for manned missions; complete high-fidelity simulations implemented in C++ with real-time 3D visualisation with the OpenSceneGraph framework; semimonthly teleconferences with NASA

    Graduate Teaching Assistant at The University of Texas at Austin, USA: 2006 - 2008
    Held office hours, graded students' homework and exams, prepared homework solutions, taught during discussion sessions, administered exams, for the following classes: spacecraft dynamics, linear system analysis, statics, dynamics

    Research Assistant at The Center for Space Research, Austin, Texas, USA: 2004 - 2006
    Computed the Earth's gravity field from data obtained from the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite mission; work involved the assessment of the validity of the data, producing solutions of the Earth's gravity field that are then sent to NASA-JPL, running and monitoring the programs on TACC supercomputers (IBM Power5 system and Linux cluster)

    Intern at The Côte d'Azur Observatory, Grasse, France: April 2002 - June 2002
    Designed and implemented a differential method to compute with a higher precision the relative state vector of the co-orbiting twin satellites of the GRACE mission: determination of the analytical expression of the relative acceleration of the system, development of the numerical code in Fortran, and testing of the precision of this method

    Intern at EADS Astrium Space Transportation, Les Mureaux, France: February 2001 - July 2001
    Flight dynamics and control of re-entry spacecraft: participated in the design and development of an analysis tool of the dynamic stability and controllability of re-entry spacecraft, based on the HERMES spaceplane program

    Intern at SNECMA rocket engines division, Vernon, France: July 2000 - September 2000
    Study of a H-infinity robust control for Ariane 5 Vulcain rocket engine: theoretical study of the H-infinity control, modelling of the engine and of the uncertainties of its parameters, synthesis of the controller, implementation of the system using SIMULINK; control law computed using MATLAB, with the µ-Analysis and Synthesis toolbox


    Education
    University of Texas at Austin, USA: 2004 - 2011 
    PhD student in Aerospace Engineering: specialisation in Orbital Mechanics, Optimal Spacecraft Trajectories
    Passed written and oral qualifying exams; admitted into doctoral candidacy in Spring 2010

    Paris Observatory: University of Paris, France: 2001 - 2002 
    MSc in Dynamical Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics and Space Geodesy

    ESTACA, Paris, France: 1996 - 2001 
    MSc in Aerospace Engineering


    Language skills
    • French: fluent
    • English: fluent
    • Spanish: fluent 
    • Italian: basics
    • Polish: basics


    Computer proficiency
    • Programming languages: C++ w/ STL & template metaprogramming, C, Python, Java, Fortran
    • Object-oriented and generic programming, code optimisation, parallel programming with OpenMP and MPI on multiprocessor architectures
    • Development tools: CMake, Makefiles, Eclipse, Kdevelop, Microsoft Visual Studio, Subversion, IBM ClearCase, code profilers, software debuggers
    • Computer graphics, scientific visualisation; graphics libraries/API: OpenGL, VTK, OpenSceneGraph
    • Software/Libraries: MATLAB-SIMULINK, Numpy, Scipy, Mayavi2, Matplotlib
    • Optimisation libraries: KNITRO, SNOPT, IPOPT
    • Operating systems: UNIX, Linux, Windows, Mac OS X
    • Office and word processing programs: Microsoft and Open/Libre Office, LaTeχ


    Interests and activities
    • Astrodynamics, software design, computer graphics
    • Sports: basketball, volleyball, taekwondo, inline skating, snowboarding, ultimate frisbee
    • Play the guitar, the mandolin and the piano


    Volunteering
    2002 - 2003: One year dedicated to helping and serving the homeless and underprivileged children with the Diocese of Paris
    2000 - 2001: Math, Physics and English tutor for high school students in Paris


    Research
    - Publication in Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2010
    - Presentation at AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2009


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