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     Date Submitted:20-02-2015
     Last Modified:04-07-2017 (04:54)
    Job information
     Current job:Regulatory and Space Development Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSatellite Communication Engineering, Space Systems Engineering, Platform Engineering, Mission Analysis, Flight Dynamics



    Sep 2015



    Avanti Communications Group plc

    Regulatory and Space Development Engineer


    My main responsibilities within the department are:


    Space Technologies/Business Development

    Involvement in several projects from bid stages to the final delivery of project’s outcome as Project technical manager or spectrum access expert, i.e.

    SPECSI – Feasibility study for future telecom on satellite solutions (ESA ARTES 1);

    EGNOS GEO-3 procurement (European Commission).

    Involvement in new business opportunities projects where Avanti used its assets in new/different ways to open new markets, i.e.

    ARTEMIS satellite relocation;

    SBAS Africa.


    Future Missions

    Project management of feasibility / concept design studies for new spacecraft and payloads, i.e.

    HERCULES-X – HTS satellite mission over EMEA (ESA ARTES ¾);

    Small SBAS platform;

    HYLAS 5 – Future Avanti satellite.


    Spectrum Management

    Responsible for new filing creation and maintenance of Avanti’s current satellite filings;

    Active participant on coordination activities and negotiations;

    Participation in regulatory activities (i.e. ITU working parties, Ofcom preparatory groups).


    Sep 2013


    Aug 2015

    Avanti Communications Group plc

    Graduate Engineer


    The main projects I was involved in as a Graduate Engineer are:


    Consultancy / Applied Technologies

    Market Research, Market Analysis and Requirement Derivation for the study of a possible new spacecraft to be incorporated to Avanti’s fleet.


    Space Procurement

    Radio Frequency Beam Sensing tool development, the tool aimed to calculate the pointing accuracy of Hylas 1 using the data retrieved by Avanti’s CMS;

    Preliminary system architecture design for a possible new spacecraft;

    Development of a new diversity switching test setup to be run while switching between Avanti’s main and diverse antennas.


    Business Development and Satellite Regulations

    Frequency interference analysis (DT/T and C/I calculations),

    Participation to Ofcom, techUK and ITU meetings,

    Technical and commercial feasibility studies of future space technologies.


    Satellite Operations Centre

    “Cornwall Skill Show 2014” - educational activity.

    Trending Analysis, telemetry retrieval and plotting of all Hylas 2 subsystems;

    Daily tasks such as weekly operations reporting, maneuvers feasibility studies and hardware behavior investigations;

    Mission Control System Software training.


    Satellite Resource Management

    Transmission Plan implementation,

    Periodic Capacity reports,

    Payload Commanding activities,

    Link Budget Analysis.


    Future Missions Engineering Support

    I worked for Avanti’s CTO, on different future mission definition and technology concept design projects.




    Oct 201


    Sep 2013

    Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK

    MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering, Awarded the Course Director’s Prize for Excellent Overall Performance


    Core subjects: Space Systems Engineering, Astrodynamics and Mission Analysis, Space Propulsion, Space Communications, Design and Analysis of Composite Structures and Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control.


    Final MSc thesis:

    “DEMISE (Deorbit MechanIsm for SatellitEs) Mission Design, Mission Analysis and Aerostability Study for ESEO Project”.

    A paper based on the aerostability contribution of my thesis was presented in the 64th IAC in Beijing (“Passive Aerostability for Drag Sails”).


    Sep 2007


    Oct 2012

    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, ETSEIAT, Terrassa, Spain

    Aeronautical Engineering with a MSc in Space Engineering


    Core subjects: Classical Control, FEM, Aerodynamics, Gas Dynamics: Heat and Mass Transfer, Aerospace Materials, Flight Mechanics, Helicopters and Aircraft Design, Navigation Systems, Propulsion, Airport Engineering; Systems and Payload Engineering, Mission Analysis, Space Propulsion, Astrodynamics and Spacecraft Design.



    “Design of a Commercial Low Cost Airport: Dundalk Airport (Ireland)”;

    “BWB-600: Analysis and design of a Blended Wing Body commercial aircraft with more than 500 passengers”, Awarded the SENER Prize 2010/2011;

    “SoySat: an innovative satellite system for precision agriculture”.

    Study of a lunar satellite navigation system”, presented in the 63rd IAC.





    Technical skills: Aerospace Engineering; Satellite Communications; System Engineering; Requirement Derivation; Bid and statement of work preparations; Project Management; GNSS; Satellite Constellations; Astrodynamics and Orbital Mechanics; Aerodynamics; Mission, Payload and Spacecraft Design.


    Software skills: STK; Matlab and Simulink; Fortran, C++ and VBA; Solid Edge and Catia; ANSYS; AutoCAD; MS Office; ITU software.


    Soft skills: Fast learning and adapting capacity; Good team player; Strong organizational skills; Efficient time/task management and multiple priority handling; Responsible, hard-working and very proactive attitude.  Good writing skills.





    Mother tongue(s): Spanish and Catalan.

    Other languages: English (Professional) and French (Basic).





    Amateur Kick Boxer and Assistance Kick Boxing teacher;

    Cosmology enthusiast;

    I´m an avid reader – my favorite authors are John Irving and Robin Hobb;

    I love traveling and wine;

    I also enjoy cooking and baking;

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