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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:11-10-2013
     Last Modified:26-08-2014 (04:58)
    Job information
     Current job:GNSS Perfomance Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGNSS Performances and tools. GPS, International groups, GBAS, PBN
    CV

    Personal information

     

    Date of birth

     

    06.10.1984

     

    Work experience

     

    Dates (from – to)

     

    From June 2009

    Name and address of employer

     

    INECO.  Paseo de la Habana 138, 28036 Madrid.

    Type of business or sector

     

    Transport consultancy.

    Occupation or position held

     

    GNSS Performance and PBN Engineer for the Spanish Air Navigation Supervisor (AENA) in the GNSS Department.

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

     

    ·         Responsible for the GNNS performance and data analysis team in AENA.

    ·         Definition, deployment, maintenance and management of a complete GNSS laboratory including the definition of all the necessary tools, receivers and equipment, coordination and training of the staff  and the report to different authorities.

    ·         Responsible for the activities aimed to update the GNSS network in Spain with 4 new stations in different airports.

    ·         Data analysis of different receivers (laboratory and certified) to report GNSS Performances in Spain (EGNOS Weekly reports, GPS Monthly reports). Knowledge of the applicable standards.

    ·         Coordination and installation of a network of GPS-L1 Interference system. Report and analysis of the results in a monthly basis.

    ·         Development of different tools for EGNOS and GPS performances studies or GPS interference and scintillation detection.

    ·         Development of the GPS and EGNOS performance monitoring policy for PBN (Performance Based Navigation) implementation in Spain.

    ·         Support in the activities for the implantation of PBN in Spanish airports (Santander, Almería, Vigo, San Sebastian…). Design and execution of different ground and flight test. Analysis and report of the procedure flyability and GNSS performance to the Spanish Authority.

    ·         Experience with all kind of analyses of Ground Based Augmentation Systems (GBAS), ground validation to support the system certification in Malaga airport as one of the first GBAS Cat I station in the world. It includes performances reports, flight and ground test campaigns, GBAS station operation, etc...

    ·         Collaboration and participation in different SESAR programs related to GNSS (6.8.5, 15.3.4, and 15.3.6), European or international programs as GIANT or FILLGAPP or different international groups.

    ·         Requirement definitions and tests for different GNSS Software and Hardware (GBAS Coverage simulator, GNSS Portable monitoring, GPS Interference Monitoring, EGNOS Fault free receiver, Flight Validation Software, EGNOS messages decoder, RIMS Data Collection tool).

    ·         Definition, implantation and maintenance of a FTP service with GNSS data (RINEX Observation, and Navigation and SBAS messages) of the EGNOS RIMS stations provided by EDAS.

    ·         Support in the EGNOS Ground System Operations (MCC and NLES).

     

    Education and training

     

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

    From September 2006 to February 2009

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

    • Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    Digital and analog electronics, micro-electronics, signal processing, software design, networks architecture, cellular networks, optical communications and microwave systems.
    Specialization obtained in communications: radio-navigation, RF, antennas and satellite communications.

    One year project and research in troposphere scintillation and rain attenuation models affecting satellite communications in Ka Band.

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    MSc of Telecommunications Engineering specialising in Radio communication systems.

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

     From September 2002 to July 2006

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

    • Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    Wave propagation, antennas, electronics, mathematics, physics.

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    3-year degree in Telecommunication Engineering specialising in Telecommunication Systems.

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

    2009-2011

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

    • Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    Earth Segment of a Spatial Mission (30h).
    Global Navigation Satellite System (40h).
    Communication satellites (20h).

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    Master's degree. Space Technology (Some modules).

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

    2012

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

    • Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    Aircraft Navigation in an Airport Environment (40h).

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    Master's degree. Airport Systems.

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

    2012

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    ESA.

    • Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    GNSS error sources related to radiowave propagation and interference effects.

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    ESA GNSS Propagation Course.

     

     PUBLICATIONS

     

    "GNSS Performance Based Navigation Procedures Validation"

    European Navigation Conference (ENC) 2013

     

    "Ka Band propagation experiment in Madrid"

    URSI 2009

     

     

    Personal skills

    and competences

     

    Mother tongue

     

    Spanish

     

    Other languages

     

     

     

    English

    Reading skills

     

    C1  (advanced certificate in english (cae))

    Writing skills

     

    C1  (advanced certificate in english (cae))

    Verbal skills

     

    C1  (advanced certificate in english (cae))

     

     

     

    French

    Reading skills

     

    B1

    Writing skills

     

    B1

    Verbal skills

     

    B1

     

    Social skills

    and competences

    .

     

    - Team work: I have worked in various types of teams from research teams to sport team.

    - Intercultural skills: I am experienced at living in a European dimension such as different stages in Ireland or Belgium.

    - Apart from my experience in telecommunication field, I have been involved in a family business related to agriculture.

     

    Organisational skills

    and competences

     

    - During my job experience I have coordinated and trained several students in different roles related to satellite communication.

    - Administration of a group of persons and a budget in a family business. Control and review in accordance with the European Union Agriculture Policy.

    - Participation and creation of a company devoted to create Web and Social Network solution. My role is to find funding, contacts or potential clients.

     

    Technical skills

    and competences

     

     

    -Competent in Microsoft Office Package and a wide range of GNSS tools (PEGASUS, Magic Gemini), Flight procedures and dynamics (FPSAT).

    - Good knowledge in different operative systems (Linux and Windows) and Matlab programming and simulation.

    - Some knowledge of different programming packages (Java, C/C++ and batch programming) and AutoCAD.

     

     

    Driving licence(s)

     

    Category B

     

    Additional information

     

    Contact and reference Persons

    Francisco Jose jimenez roncero

    position:head of gnss development section in aena-


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