· Telecommunication Engineer in Communications (M.Sc. Eng.), ETSE Telecomunicación, Universidade de Vigo.
o Main topics: Signal Processing, Electronics, Telecommunication Systems, Remote Sensing and Software Engineering.
o Master Thesis: Proposal and Test of a reliable OBDH architecture for a generic nano or picosatellite, developed at the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA), Madrid, (see work experience below)
· Participation in the XATCOBEO project (Cubesat for educational purposes, developed by “Universidad de Vigo” and INTA for European Space Agency (ESA)).
· Three months of practical training in electronic systems reliability in the Maintenance Department of PEUGEOT CITROËN AUTOMOVILES ESPAÑA, SA, Vigo.
· Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) at ESTEC, ESA (European Space Agency)
Earth Observation Future Missions Division
o Development in MATLAB and analysis of simulation models for GNSS Radio Occultation (RO) atmospheric sounding.
o Study of link and error budgets at system level.
o Detailed GNSS receiver simulator in different modes for RO:
· Simulation of acquisition and tracking algorithms for GNSS signals and processing of atmospheric profiles.
o Frequency sharing analysis and evaluation of compatibility for new Earth Observation systems (preparation of next WRC-15-ITU)
· Master Thesis at INTA: Proposal and Test of a reliable OBDH architecture for a generic nano or picosatellite.
Ø Study of the Space Radiation Environment.
Ø Irradiation Tests over a set of components (ARM microcontroller, Xilinx CPLD and Actel FPGA) in the Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA), Sevilla.
· Device programming
· Development and analysis of the Irradiation Tests.
Ø Design of a reliable OBDH architecture with the most reliable component chosen after the tests.
Technical Areas Of Expertise
· Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS):
o Link and error budgets.
o Receiver operation
o Radio Occultation Technique
· Signal Processing:
o Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Real Time Signal Processing.
o Communication Systems.
o Image processing and digital communication algorithms.
· Digital architectures based on programmable devices (FPGAs and CPLDs).
· Data Handling Systems.
· Software applications: high experience in MATLAB, Simulink, Octave, ModelSim.
· Low-level programming, machine languages, hardware description languages (VHDL).
· Actel FPGA design flow, VHDL coding, simulation, synthesis, place and route (Libero)
· ARM microcontrollers and tools (Keil uVision).
· High-level programming: C/C++, Pascal, basic Java.
· Operating systems: Windows, Linux.
· MS Office.
· Spanish and Galician: Mother tongue.
· English: Fluent. (1.5 years working in an international environment)
· French: Basic.
· Portuguese: Basic.
· Introduction to Spacecraft System Engineering Course presented by University of Southampton, Space Engineering; ESTEC, ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
· Course on Propagation Effects, Channel Models and Related Error Sources on GNSS; ESAC, ESA, Madrid, Spain.
· Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Principles, Mission Design and Applications, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
· Principles of Remote Sensing, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
Other Activities and Interests
· Traveling and meeting new people
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