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     Date Submitted:04-09-2014
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     Current job:RF and Antenna Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsThe central subject of the research is the study, design, and implementation of smart conformal multi-planar phased array antennas for civil and military applications. Main tasks: Design of radiating elements, single and multi-beamforming feeding network
    CV

     

    Education

    2011/2014

    Ph.D. Candidate in Communication Technologies and Systems at Technical University of Madrid (UPM). Doctoral Thesis title: “Contribution to Active Multi-Beam Reconfigurable Antennas for L and S Bands.” Expected thesis defense date: September 2014.

    2009/2011

    Master in Communication Technologies and Systems at UPM.  Master Thesis title: “Study, Design and Measurement of Multi-Beam Networks for Triangular Arrays of Three Radiating Elements in L Band.”

    2004/2009

    M.Sc. inTelecommunication Engineering at UPM. Master Thesis title: “Design and Implementation of a MIMO Channel Simulator for the Transmission of  Broadband Data in Power Line Communications.”

    2002/2004

    High School graduated with Honors in I.E.S. La Besana, Corral de Almaguer (Toledo).

     

     

    Work Experience

    2009/2014

    Researcher in the Radiation Group (GR) at UPM.

    Research Area

     

    The central subject of the research is the study, design, and implementation of smart conformal multi-planar phased array antennas for civil and military applications.

    Main tasks:Design of radiating elements, single and multi-beamforming feeding networks, and T/R modules. Implementation of the RF, DC, and control blocks in compact multilayer PCBs. Antenna integration, including control programming and mechanical structure.

    Projects

     

    An active T/R multi-beam conformal ground station antenna for LEO satellite communications at S band, the GEOdesic Dome Array GEODA-SARAS.

    A new 4x3 quasi-orthogonal switching beamformer for triangular arrays of three elements.

    An electronic beam steering antenna in L and S bands for the Ministry of Defense of Spain.

    A new low-cost phase shifter power splitter/combiner network.

    A 4x4 patch array antenna for a ballistic missile early warning research from NTGS.

    A T/R active conformal array antenna ground station for LEO satellite communications at L band, the phased array GEODA-GRUA.

    Teaching

     

    Lecturer in the course of Antenna Design and Measurement Techniques of the Athens Program at UPM during 4 consecutive years (2010-2013).

    Lecturer in the course of Antenna Design at UPM in 2011, organized for engineers from the Ministry of Defense of Spain.

    Support lecturer in the Radiation and Propagation, Electronic Communication Technology, Antennas, Electromagnetism subjects from the M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering at UPM (2012-2013, 60 hours total).

    Thesis Advisor

    B.Sc:“Measurement and Calibration of the Subarray of Five Radiating Elements of an Active Multi-Beam Antenna.”

    M.Sc:“Design and Implementation of an Active Array Antenna System in S and L Bands.”

    Publications

    International Journal:1 (IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation). Book Chapter: 1 (Advances in Satellite Communications). National Conferences: 5 (URSI). International Conferences: 10 (EuCAP, APS URSI, URSI GASS, EUROCON, PIERS).

    2008/2009

     

    Researcher in the Signal Processing Applications Group (GASP) at UPM.

    Advanced research on the enhancement of in-home and in-building PLC data transmission networks. The study included the simulation of different MIMO and SISO channel scenarios, and the application/comparison of several channel estimation techniques.

     

     

    Stays at Foreign Research Institutions

    01/04/2012-30/06/2012

    European Space Operations Centre (ESA-ESOC). Phased array antenna optimization and performance simulation of the future Space Situational Awareness Radar (SSA programme).

     

     

    Further Education

    06/06/2011-10/06/2011

    Compact Antennas Course from the European School of Antennas (ESoA) at Technical University of Cataluña (UPC) in Spain.

    07/07/2010-11/07/2010

    Terahertz Technology and Applications Course from the ESoA at UPC in Spain.

    17/03/2007-24/03/2010

    Ultrasound in Nature, Engineering and Medicine Course from the Athens Programme at Technical University of Vienna (TUW) in Austria.

     

     

    Languages

     

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    Spanish

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    English

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    French

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    Courses

    Language summer coursescholarships from the Ministry of Education of Spain: English courses in Exeter (England) 2002, New York (EEUU) 2007, Vancouver (Canada) 2008; French course in Nancy (France) 2003.

     

     

    Scholarships and Awards

    2007-2008

    Excellent Academic Achievement Scholarship from the Madrid Community Council.

    June 2004

    Honorific Graduation Scholarship from the Spanish Government, Ministry of Education.

     

     

    Computer Competences

    Language

    Comfortable with Matlab, the main language used to test RF prototype performance. Beginner with Java, C, C++, HTML, CSS, Jscript, and assembler.

    Simulation Programs

    Electromagnetic Simulation Software CST Microwave Studio, AWR Design Environment, Matlab, Altium, PSpice Simulator, AutoCAD, and LabVIEW.

     

     

    Personal Skills

    Social

    Friendly, listener, empathetic, tolerant, good ability to adapt to multicultural environments.

    Technical

    Dynamic, energetic, team-builder, learner, forward thinker, problem-solver.

    Hobbies

    Music, swimming, running, travelling, discovering different cultures, family and friends.



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