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     Date Submitted:25-12-2014
     Last Modified:25-11-2016 (07:41)
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     Current job:Ground segment Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     KeywordsGround segment architecture for Earth Remote sensing, RF chain , RF power link budget , comm infrastructure ,


    Sex Male | Date of birth 15/02/1980 | Nationality Egyptian



    Ground Stations Maintenance and Engineering Support




    April 2015 – April 2016

    Ground Segment System Engineer

    Egyptian Armed Forces

    Cairo – Egypt


    Appointed as Ground segment system engineer during the technical negotiations of Egyptsat-2, a LEO Egyptian Earth Remote Observation satellite, after Egyptsat-1 that was launched April 2014.

    Primary activities included:

    Participate in link budget estimation for space to ground interfaces according to the new satellite’s specifications;

    Analysis of ground segment upgrade required in the scope of antennas,RF chain, etc.;

    Evaluating the possible providers / contractors to perform the ground segment upgrade.


    Business or sector Space industry- , Ground Segment development , Earth remote sensing


    April 2014 – April 2015

    Ground Segment System Engineer

    Egyptian Armed Forces

    Cairo - Egypt

    Working as a support Ground segment engineer for the operation of Egyptsat data reception and processing system.

    Primary activities included:

    Support the operation team in Ground segment off nominal situations;

    Analysis the failure or malfunctioning of the Ground segment elements and find novel solutions;

    Communication system health status monitoring;

    Provided on-call support to ground segment team.


    Business or sector Space industry- , Ground Segment development , Earth remote sensing


    June 2014 – December 2014

    (Freelance job)

    Ground Segment System Engineer


    Working as associate consultant for WEC for supporting the requirements specification and tender data package creation of the Ground Segment for a planned imaging satellite system (PRSS-1).

    Primary activities included:

    Ground Segment architecture design according to the PRSS-1 mission and system requirements;

    Ground Segment requirement development according to the PRSS-1 system requirements;

    Data processing and high level  products generation description according to the mission requirements;

    Data reception and recording requirements;

    Received data quality control requirements;

    Data preliminary processing requirements;

    Primary data processing  requirements;

    Secondary data processing  requirements;

    Data storage  requirements;

    Mission planning  requirements;

    Communication with SCS  requirements;

    Mobile ground station  requirements  (functional, performance, external communication);

    Preparation of the Ground Segment Requirements document;

    Ground segment test data IV&V.


    Business or sector Space industry- , Ground Segment development , Earth remote sensing


    September 2013 – April 2014

    Ground Segment System Engineer

    Rocket and Space Corporation- Energia and Egyptian Armed Forces

    Cairo - Egypt

    Ground Segment System Engineer for EgyptSat, a LEO satellite for Earth Observation. Working as part of the ground segment team for on-site ground segment installation, IV&V and commissioning.

    Responsibilities and participations included:

    Installation of EgyptSat ground segment in Cairo;

    Integration, verification and validation of EgyptSat Ground Segment;

    Supporting commissioning activities;

    On-site acceptance tests for the ground stations’ antennas (5.4 m dual bands S,X and 3.5 m X-band);

    On-site acceptance tests for mobile station’s antenna (Energy-tracking,3.5 m X-band);

    Training Operations and Maintenance team in the use of the EgyptSat system;

    Supporting Ground Segment maintenance and troubleshooting.


    Business or sector Space industry- , Ground Segment IV&V


    May 2009 – August 2013

    Ground segment & Communication Infrastructure Engineer

    Rocket and Space Corporation- Energia and Egyptian Armed Forces

    Moscow - Russia

    Ground segment and Communication Infrastructure Engineer for EgyptSat, a LEO satellite for Earth Observation.  Involved in Ground segment design and ground segment requirements specification. The system engineering work has been performed following the ECSS standards. Responsibilities included heavy involvement in the factory integration, verification and validation of the ground segment.

    Also acted as point of contact between the Russian prime contractor “including subcontractors” and the Egyptian System Operation responsible.

    Primary activities and participations include:

    Ground Communication Infrastructure:

    Facility design and implementation;

    Preparation of ground segment design documentation;

    Operations concept definition and specification of the operational requirements;

    Data flow analysis;

    Ground segment interface engineering;

    Link budget analysis;

    Specifying the space to ground ICD;

    Definition of project milestones.


    Ground Station Engineering:

    Ground station design for performance and operational effectiveness;

    RF terminal design and optimization;

    Station monitor and control;

    Fixed and tracking ground station antennas requirements;

    Site survey and site selection.

    Integration, Verification and Validation;

    Verification of the space to ground ICD;

    Verification of facilities and subsystem functionality;

    Ground Segment integration and testing;

    Verification of ground segment ICD’s;

    Verification of ground segment redundancy and failure scenarios;

    In factory acceptance tests for different ground stations’ equipment.


    Business or sector Space industry- , Ground segment development, Earth remote sensing


    January 2007 – May 2009

    RF Technical Support Team Leader

    Egyptian Air Forces

    Cairo – Egypt

    Was appointed as a central rescue team leader to cover issues in the RF systems across the EAF airbases

    Primary activities included:

    Managing whole team of engineers and technicians that provides full technical support for VHF / UHF communication systems in EAF starting from troubleshooting and repair till restoration of nominal operation;

    Coordinate with other departments inside EAF in scope of crisis management;

    Arrange, (or) execute and monitor the different training and development plans for all team members.


    Business or sector Aeronautical engineering- ,  RF Ground to Air Telecommunication ,Electronics


    July 2002 – January 2007

    RF Communication Engineer

    Egyptian Air Forces

    Cairo – Egypt

    Working in a central workshop for telecommunication and aeronautical systems full technical support.

    Primary activities included:

    Performing site surveys for locating air traffic controllers according to both operational and functional requirements and  taking into consideration the defined restrictions;

    On-site installation of VHF / UHF Ground to Air telecommunication equipment that support both voice and data exchange between airplanes and different  air traffic controllers and radar stations  across that globe ;

    Performing on-site scheduled maintenance for different telecommunication systems;

    Performing analysis and tracking for communication systems’ components malfunctioning according to provided troubleshooting flowcharts and ability to create novel solutions;

    Remotely covering any issues whenever it is possible;

    Installation, maintenance and repair of voice communication recorders at air traffic controllers and radar stations (Accurate sound AS 1200 – AS 1201);

    Installation, maintenance and repair of airports navigation aids “Direction finder SERVO 7070M”.


    Business or sector Aeronautical engineering- ,  RF Ground to Air Telecommunication ,Electronics


    May 2006 – May 2009

    (Freelance job)

    RF Communication Engineer

    Link aero trading company, Cairo Int’l airport

    Cairo - Egypt

    Working as a freelancer maintenance / troubleshooting engineer for VHF ground to air communication systems in 6 stations (Cairo, Hurghada, Sharm Elshikh, Borg Al Arab,).

    Primary activities included:

    Installation, maintenance and repair of ground to air communication equipment at operation centres in different stations (Walter Dittel FSG70 – FSG 71M).


    Business or sector Aeronautical engineering- , Electronics , Telecommunication


    May 2008 – March 2009

    (Freelance job)

    RF Communication Engineer

    Singapore airlines , Cairo Int’l airport

    Cairo - Egypt

    Working as a freelancer maintenance / troubleshooting engineer for VHF ground-to-ground communication systems (Fixed and handheld radios).  Primary activities included:

    Installation, maintenance and repair of ground-to-ground communication equipment at Cairo Int’l airport station (Motorola Astra 2000,).


    Business or sector Aeronautical engineering- , Electronics , Telecommunication





    March 2015 – April 2015

    Project Management Professional “PMP 5”


    Project Management Information house

    Cairo - Egypt


    PMP prep. Course including all PMBOK areas :

    Program Management;

    Role of the Project Manager;

    Project Scope management;

    Project Time management;

    Project Human Resource management;

    Project Cost management;

    Project communications management;

    Project Risk management;

    Project Procurement management;

    Project Stakeholders management;

    Project Quality management;

    PMI Code of Ethics.


    October 2009 – December 2009

    Advanced theoretical course (LEO / Earth Observation space systems)

    Rocket and Space corporation – Energia

     Moscow - Russia

    Space mission analysis and design;

    Space mission geometry;

    Earth observation techniques;

    Electro – optical payload;

    Satellite design process;

    Satellite control complex;

    Satellite’s service bus structure;

    Satellite  computer hardware subsystem;

    Satellite computer software architecture;

    Satellite guidance control and navigation subsystem;

    Satellite harness;

    Satellite service control channel;

    Satellite power supply subsystem;

    Satellite propulsion subsystem;

    Satellite thermal control subsystem;

    Satellite assembly, integration and test “AIT”;

    Ground segment operation and troubleshooting;

    Control ground station operation and troubleshooting;

    Image ground station operation and troubleshooting;

    Satellite mission management station operation and troubleshooting;

    Satellite mission operation and control;

    Project management;

    Quality assurance.


    May 2009 – September 2009

    Initial theoretical course (Space systems)

    Rocket and Space corporation – Energia

     Cairo - Egypt

    Introduction to space mission analysis and design;

    Introduction to space mission geometry;

    Introduction to earth observation;

    Introduction to Opto-electronic payload;

    Introduction to satellite design process;

    Introduction to satellite control complex;

    Introduction to satellite’s service bus structure;

    Introduction to satellite  computer hardware subsystem;

    Introduction to satellite computer software architecture;

    Introduction to satellite guidance control and navigation subsystem;

    Introduction to satellite harness;

    Introduction to satellite service control channel;

    Introduction to satellite power supply subsystem;

    Introduction to satellite propulsion subsystem;

    Introduction to satellite thermal control subsystem;

    Introduction to satellite assembly, integration and test “AIT”;

    Ground segment architecture and performance;

    Control ground station architecture and performance;

    Image ground station architecture and performance;

    Satellite mission management station architecture and performance;

    Satellite mission operation and control principles.


    November 2008 – December 2008

    Advanced maintenance course for direction finder SERVO 7070M

     Servo corporation of American

     New York - USA

    Perform site surveys for direction finder stations;

    Installation of direction finder stations;

    Perform complete troubleshooting for the SERVO 7070M stations.


    September 1997 - July 2002


    Bachelor in Engineering – Communication

    Speciality : Aircraft Electronic Ground Support


    Military Technical College

    Cairo, Egypt

    Final grade: Very good with honour

    Graduation project: Automation of runway lighting system using PLC

    Project grade: Excellent


    Communication theory;

    Analogue and digital communication;

    Data communication and networking;

    Electric and Electronic circuits;

    Aero dynamics;

    Navigation systems.



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    MODLI  certificate


    Levels: A1/2: Basic user - B1/2: Independent user - C1/2 Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


    Communication skills

    Good communication skills gained through my experience from the teamwork and cooperation with many different people in different societies;

    Ability to conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, and working calmly and correctly under stress that was acquired over 14 years of serving in Military;

    Working experience in a multinational teams; experience in international working environment.


    Organisational / managerial skills

    Leadership (working before as a technical team leader for several years).


    Job-related skills

    Quite good knowledge about data and telecommunication networks implementation.


    Computer skills

    Excellent command of Microsoft Office™ tools, ability to learn and handle any related software.


    Other skills

    Have very good experience / skills in teaching and training.


    Driving licence







    Design , development and testing of mobile image ground station project including:

    Station requirements’ development;

    Engineering team classification and the pre-requests of each one;

    List of all hardware required from different available vendors;

    List of software required;

    The operation crew pre-requests, duties and responsibilities;

    Optimisation the station technical specification;

    Financial budget estimation;

    Development plan and phases;

    Testing , verification and validation methodologies;

    Troubleshooting algorithms;

    Training course for the operation crew.



    Graduation certificate;

    Certificate of Completion “ Direction finder maintenance course”;

    Certificate of Completion “Space systems initial theoretical course”;

    Certificate of Completion “Space systems advanced theoretical course”;

    Certificate of Completion “Egyptsat space system on-job training”;

    Certificate of Completion “PMP prep course”.


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