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Tue, 22 May 2018 22:32:57 +0000
SpaceX says it will not go after any of the $2 billion in rural broadband subsidies the U.S. Federal Communications Commission will begin doling out this summer under its Connect America Fund II program. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 22:06:09 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 still sporting soot from its last mission successfully launched May 22 with five Iridium Next satellites and two science satellites for NASA and the German Research Center for Geosciences. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 18:09:05 +0000
From 2000 to 2017, the U.S. government contracted more than $26 billion in foreign military sales to the Republic of Korea, including advanced combat aircraft and missile defense systems. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 17:12:54 +0000
Startups backed primarily by private venture capital have announced plans to launch dozens of small SAR satellites within a decade to take advantage of the miniaturization of electronics. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 17:08:45 +0000
In January, ICEYE proved it could operate a synthetic aperture radar on a microsatellite. Now the company is preparing to launch a constellation. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 00:18:43 +0000
The UN certified Iridium Communications to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services, ending Inmarsat’s monopoly on the internationally required service for ships, Iridium said May 21. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:42:48 +0000
The USSOCOM can now take advantage of commercial innovations by procuring satellite connectivity as a managed service SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 17:08:04 +0000
Israeli fleet operator Spacecom on May 21 announced a contract worth up to $55 million for satellite capacity on its upcoming Amos-17 satellite. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:30:45 +0000
Parsons will be pursuing more Air Force and NASA work, especially in small satellite prototyping and engineering development. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:04:36 +0000
An Orbital ATK Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station May 21 on a mission that may be the swan song for the company as an independent entity. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 20 May 2018 19:53:04 +0000
The utility of space sensors has been studied for decades so the Pentagon has plenty of data to draw from. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 20 May 2018 16:45:56 +0000
Striking United Launch Alliance employees will return to work after voting May 19 to accept a revised contract, ending a two-week strike. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 20:18:02 +0000
As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes commercial space stations are unlikely to be financially viable in the mid-2020s. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:48:14 +0000
Members of a NASA safety panel said May 17 they believed that a SpaceX approach for fueling its Falcon 9 rockets known as “load-and-go” could be used for future commercial crew missions. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 03:02:18 +0000
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
Thu, 17 May 2018 23:25:08 +0000
Planet hopes to grab market share by offering “guaranteed collection” twice a day. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 22:42:51 +0000
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
Thu, 17 May 2018 20:27:37 +0000
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
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     Date Submitted:28-02-2014
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     Current job:Embedded Firmware Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsNonlinear Control, Modelling and Control of Electro-Mechanical Systems, Power electronics, Motor Drives, FPGA & Microcontrollers
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    • Power Electronics: power factor correction rectifiers, machine drives, field oriented control
    • Embedded Systems: FPGA and microcontroller programming, digital signal processing
    • Control Systems: multivariable control, nonlinear control, physical systems modelling

     

    Industrial Experience

    01.2012 – Present       Embedded Firmware Designer

    Murata Power Solutions, Toronto, Canada

    ·         Main tasks: implementation of digital control for a 9 kW Vienna Rectifier PFC, converter closed-loop modelling and simulation, stability and transient analysis, EMI and surge testing, qualification testing and failure analysis, schematic and layout, firmware development, prototyping and test-bench work.

    ·         Secondary activities: implementation of digital control for single phase PFC rectifiers and resonant DC/DC converters, implementation of power management firmware for power supply sequencing and PMBus reporting.

     

    03.2008 – 03.2009      Motor Control Internship/Thesis

    Microchip Technology, Bucharest, Romania          

    • Digital control of DC motors: brushed-DC encoder based position and speed control, BLDC sensorless speed control algorithm development using FPGA.
    • Field Oriented Control algorithm development using Microchip dsPIC microcontrollers.

     

    Education

    2011 – 2014                Master of Engineering - Systems Control

    Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada

    • Courses in Power Electronics, Dynamical Systems, Multivariable Control, Nonlinear Control.
    • M.Eng Project: Swing-up of the Pendubot using Virtual Holonomic Constraints.

     

    2003 – 2009                Diploma Engineer (5-year, BSc + MSc) – Industrial Electronics

    Faculty of Electronics, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

    • Dissertation: Field Oriented Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors.

     

    2004 – 2005                Arts and Science Certificate – Engineering Transfer

    Langara College, Canada                  

    • University transferable courses in Physics, Computer Science, Math and English.

     

    Background and Skills

    • Linear Control: LTI systems, Kalman decomposition, geometric approach, disturbance decoupling, output stabilization, controlled invariance.
    • Nonlinear Control: dynamical systems, Lyapunov stability, feedback linearization, passivity-based stabilization, port-Hamiltonian control, Euler-Lagrange systems, virtual Holonomic constraints, energy based control of multi-DOF systems.
    • Power Electronics: converter modelling and linearization, average switch modelling, resonant conversion, power factor correction, current mode control, multilevel converters, neutral point balancing, space vector modulation, third harmonic injection.
    • Motor Control: electrical machine modelling – DC, ACIM, PMSM, field oriented, d-q frame control, rotor angle estimation, torque/speed/position control.
    • Analog and Digital Electronics: mixed-signal processing, FPGA and microcontroller low level programming (C, assembler and Verilog), IC design, PCB design.
    • Simulation and modelling: Matlab/Simulink, PSIM, PLECS.

     

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    • References available upon request
    • Romanian Citizen (Eligible to work in the EU), Canadian Permanent Resident


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