Sex Male | Date of birth 04/10/1990 | Nationality Spanish
10/2013 – 02/2015 Radio Navigation Engineer
European Space Agency, (ESA/ESTEC), Noordwijk, Netherlands
Working at the Radio Navigation Systems and Techniques Section (TEC-ETN), supporting on the following projects/activities:
▪ European GNSS Agency (GSA) Test Campaign of Galileo Mass Market Receivers.
▪ Definition of scenarios and analysis of several GNSS Mass-Market Rx's for the definition of the minimum GNSS Location System Performance Requirements in the frame of a standardization campaign conducted by ETSI.
▪ Implementation of several testing tools and Matlab scripts used to control both GNSS simulators and receivers and to post-process the output of the tests.
▪ Working in the laboratory facilities with GNSS RF constellation simulators, multi-GNSS receivers and several test tools and equipment.
▪ Analysis and comparison of the performance of different GNSS receivers; identification and report of potential problems in their implementation.
▪ Implementation of the scripts to automate the test bed and all the simulations carried out during the test campaign and calibration of the set-up.
▪ Replay and analysis of data collected during mobile live testing campaign with Averna URT (Universal Receiver Tester) Record and Playback System.
▪ Writing of testing plans, test reports and several technical notes with the definition of the test bed and the analysis and conclusions of the results.
09/2012 – 10/2013 Junior Research Fellow
Department of Telecommunications and Systems Engineering (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
▪ Hired by the Department of Telecommunications and Systems Engineering of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona to carry out my final thesis within a collaboration in an ESA’s project.
▪ The project, which was named “Weak GNSS Signal Navigation on the Moon”, was part of the ESA’s General Studies Programme (GSP).
▪ My duties there were related to the development of part of the algorithms for the GNSS software receiver to be used in future Lunar missions.
▪ The project was carried out by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Spanish company GMV innovation solutions.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
09/2011 – 06/2013 Telecommunications Engineering
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
Final thesis: "Weak GNSS Signal Navigation on the Moon" (The project received a mark of 9.5)
09/2008 – 06/2011 Technical Telecommunications Engineering
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain
Final thesis: "Statistical characterization of the correlation peaks in GPS"
(The project received a First Class with Distinction Mark)
Mother tongue(s) Spanish
Driving licence ▪ B
▪ M. Manzano, J. Alegre-Rubio, A.Pellacani, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. López-Salcedo, E. Guerrero, A. Garcia, “Use of Weak GNSS Signals in a Mission to the Moon", Proc. 7th ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technologies (NAVITEC), Dec 2014.
▪ M. Manzano, J. Alegre-Rubio, A.Pellacani, G. Seco-Granados, J. A. López -Salcedo, E. Guerrero, A. Garcia, “Description and Simulation Results for a GNSS Signal-Based Navigation System for a Mission to the Moon", Proc. ION GNSS+, Sep 2014.
HONOURS AND AWARDS
Academic Excellence Award (I)
▪ Award to the best academic record of the B.Sc. Telecommunication Engineering (2008-2011)
▪ Awarded by the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Técnicos de Telecomunicaciones (COITT).
Academic Excellence Award (II)
▪ Award to the best academic record of the B.Sc. Telecommunication Engineering (2008-2011).
▪ Awarded by the Colegi d’enginyers tècnics i pèrits de Telecomunicació de Catalunya (COETTC).
Collaboration grant for research work
▪ Collaboration fellowship in the departments of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
▪ Awarded by the Ministry of Spain
▪ Spanish ministry fellowship to pay the annual registration and displacements, in addition as a reward for the obtained academically results.
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