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As House appropriators approved a spending bill May 17 that partially restores funding for a NASA astrophysics mission slated for cancellation, the agency’s administrator said he was “90 percent” confident that the mission will continue. SpaceNews.com
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NASA is dealing with a contamination problem with tubing in part of the core stage of the first Space Launch System vehicle, an issue that could contribute to further delays for its launch. SpaceNews.com
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Nine satellite companies agreed May 17 to donate satellite capacity and equipment to the United Nations, seeking to coordinate their responses to natural disasters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 19:45:38 +0000
Nearly 600 members of a union that has been on strike against United Launch Alliance for almost two weeks will vote on a new contract May 19 that would end the labor dispute. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:10:18 +0000
SpaceX and OneWeb, two companies building thousands of satellites for broadband services, both expect to connect billions of the world's least-served to the internet. The two most prominent developers of electronically steered antennas don’t share that aspiration, however. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:43:28 +0000
The new Pentagon-based vice commander of Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. David “DT” Thompson, made his first public appearance May 15, 2018, at a Washington Space Business Roundtable luncheon. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:34:13 +0000
Testimony by NASA’s Inspector General at a May 16 hearing provided new support to efforts by two senators to block plans to end funding of the International Space Station in 2025. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:33:57 +0000
A spending bill to be marked up by the House Appropriations Committee would provide some funding for a NASA space telescope proposed for cancellation, but not necessarily enough to keep the mission on schedule. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:13:26 +0000
A British billionaire has invested in a company operating a ground station that has aspirations to support commercial missions beyond Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
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Todd Harrison, CSIS senior fellow: “With hosted payloads, there are a lot of great opportunities to increase resiliency and capacity.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 18:38:50 +0000
Aireon raised $69 million from a British partner, enabling the aircraft-tracking startup to begin making hosting payments to Iridium Communications. SpaceNews.com
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Inflight connectivity provider Global Eagle will help Telesat in design and test the operator’s low Earth orbit satellite constellation, the companies announced May 15. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 15 May 2018 20:26:23 +0000
A NASA advisory committee, concerned about delays in the development of commercial crew systems, wants the agency to look at options where the International Space Station is operated with a reduced crew. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 15 May 2018 19:52:12 +0000
Thompson: “We needed somebody to work space every single day. Before, I didn’t recognize how much that was needed." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 15 May 2018 19:37:15 +0000
Eutelsat on May 14 said it is taking steps to secure a foothold in the European broadband market after last month’s decision to forgo jointly funding a satellite with Viasat turned the two companies into direct competitors. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:27-12-2013
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     Current job:RF Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsRF Design and Test Engineer, Telecommunications, Radio Systems.
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    Profile

    RF Design and Test Engineer working for AceAxis (Essex, UK) in the Radio Systems Group since 2010.

    My most recent work has involved the development of Remote Radio Head (RRH) products for LTE and WiMax systems.

    I have carried out design verification testing of radio receivers and transmitters, extended life testing and design of RF and IF filter stages.

    The software tools I am most familiar with are Mentor Pads for schematic capture and layout, Agilent ADS for RF simulation, hp Vee and Labview for running system tests.

    Previously employed at NortelNetworks in the Wireless Technology Department, where my role began as a Technician and progressed to an RF Engineer.

    Key Skills

    Test and verification of Radio Systems.

    RF design of amplifier and filter stages.

    Experience in Agilent ADS for RF design and Pads for schematic capture and layout.

    Experience

    2010-Present, AceAxis- RF Design and Verification Engineer in the Wireless Systems Group.

    Verification testing of RRH units, RF sections, DC supply, extended life testing, system tests. RF Filter design with ADS, automated testing using Labview software.

    4G Antenna Array for cost reduction project, involving track layout with ADS for 9-element antenna array, micro-strip air-gap solution, including power splitters and phase delay sections.

    2003-2010, NortelNetworks- RF Engineer in the product design team for Radio Development in the Carrier Networks Division.

    Transmit PA sections for LTE Radios, 900 to 2600MHz. Driver section design, impedance matching and testing. Transceiver levels planning, adaptation from 700MHz system to higher frequency bands.

    Tower Top LNA development for improved coverage of communication systems, 2.3 and 2.6GHz. Design of LNA protection circuits, gain compensation and system testing. Use of ADS for RF design and HPVee software for laboratory testing.

    Design of 1.5GHz LNA for WiMax radio receiver stage, matching networks and PIN diode protection section. ADS used for RF design.

    Bias-T Lightning protection and filter for tower top LNA system at 1800MHz. BPF network design for datacomm link and surge protection.

     

    1996-2003, Nortel Networks- Technician Engineer in the Wireless Technology Labs (WTL).

    Development of Frequency Translators at 1800 and 1900MHz for uplink and downlink conversion in UMTS trials, LO and VCO design.

    Design and development of RF coupler circuits and PIN diode attenuators for UMTS radio system, simulations and PCB layout with Jomega RF design tools.

    Design of power detection circuit for gain control of power amplifier.

    Test and development of RF front end receivers at 6 and 11GHz bands, LNA and mixer stage measurements.

    Studied for BEng (Hon’s) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, awarded in 1996.

    Design and development of radio transceivers and PA stages in the 700 to 2700MHz bands.

    Project utilising the mains distribution network for Internet access, involving the development of 240V interface units, RF Repeaters, integration trials and verification measurements.

     

    1977-1996, Nortel Networks– Research Technician in the Wireless Technology Labs (WTL).

    Initially employed as a Research Assistant to build and test communication systems.

    Hardware development for a range of RF systems as a Technician, antenna measurements for base stations, CT2 development for handsets and target simulators for radar systems.

     

    Education/ Training

    1996 B.Eng. (Hon’s) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2:1), University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts.

    1993 MIET (Member of Institution of Engineering and Technology)

    1989 BTEC (HNC) in Electronic Engineering, Harlow Technical College, Harlow, Essex.

    1980 TEC (ONC) in Electronics, Harlow Technical College, Harlow, Essex.

    1977 City and Guilds, Radio and Electronics Part A (Credit), NGCT, Cheltenham, Glos.

    1976 Certificate of Secondary Education (Grade 1 in 7 subjects), Naunton Park Secondary School, Cheltenham, Glos.

     

    Personal Details

    Born in Cheltenham, UK.

    Full driving licence.

    Interests: Member of local triathlon and running clubs, level 1 triathlon coach, committee member of running club.

    References available on request.


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