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     Date Submitted:06-07-2015
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     Current job:Orbital collision analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsorbit determination, collision risk, uncontrolled atmospheric reentry, orbit extrapolation, radar observation modelling, Celestial Mechanics, Orbital Mechanics
    CV

     

    Orbital  mechanics engineer

    34 years old

    4 years of experience

     

    Experiences

     

    Jan. 2011 to now

    Orbital collision analyst  - Atos – technical assistance mission for the Orbit Computation Center (OCC) at CNES, Toulouse, France

    •          Assessment and mitigation of orbital collisions risks (CAESAR service); principal author of OCC’s collision risks operational procedure.

    •          Uncontrolled atmospheric reentry analysis, IADC reentry exercise.

    •          Software development: JAVA, GUI (JAVA/Swing), multithreading, orbit extrapolation algorithms, radar observation processing, orbit determination (constrained least squares), automated orbit computation software for the French GRAVES catalog.

    •          International collaborations mainly with JSpOC, US Air Force, and NASA: common process improvement, a posteriori case studies, definition of the exchange format and process for satellites ephemerides and radar observations used by CNES and the French Air Force with our American partners.

    •          Expertise for the CAESAR team: orbit determination, IERS systems of reference, orbit extrapolation algorithms and force models, radar observation models (especially ionospheric propagation), applied mathematics

    Jan. 2014 to Aug. 2014

    Technical offer editor – Atos, Toulouse, France

    Bid to a request to tender issued by MOSS SAS regarding the space surveillance information system for COSMOS (French Air Force Space surveillance operational center). Atos was a sub-contractor of Airbus Defense&Space:

    ·          Editor of the technical offer;

    ·          Designer and writer of three of the sub-systems, including the most complex one regarding the automated analysis of the space situation.

    ·          Oral defense of the technical offer to MOSS SAS

    December 2010

    JAVA Software Engineer – Atos, Toulouse, France – SMOS acquisition and processing chain project

     

     

    Sept. 2004 to Sept. 2010

    PhD Student – IMCCE / Paris Observatory

    Study of resonant extrasolar planetary systems dynamics applied to orbital parameters constraints derivation for radial velocity systems.

    ·          Celestial Mechanics, analytical series, chaoticity analysis (spectral methods), symplectic extrapolators, least squares (Levenberg-Marquard), Markov Chain Monte Carlo

    ·          International collaborations with Geneva Observatory, Aveiro University (Portugal), and Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (planet detection program, and GAIA mission data processing development)

    ·          Papers in several scientific journal (including Nature), and participation to various colloquia (posters and oral presentations), and schools (including Alpbach Summer School). Reviewer for Celestial Mechanics.

    Sept. 2004 to June 2007

    Maths teacher at IFIPS - Université Paris Sud, Orsay, France

     

     

    2002 and 2003

    Research associate internship - NASA Astrobiology Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

    •          2 internships (2 months in 2002 and 4 months in 2003).

    •          Study of the mean motion resonant families in the three-body problem: very long term extrapolation, differential continuation, chaoticity analysis (Lyapunov exponents), software development (C, Lua).

    •          One paper in Astrophysical Journal and two international celestial mechanics colloquia (at Cornell University and in Cannes)

    July and August 2001

    Factory worker- Schlumberger (Cards & Terminals division, Orléans, France)

     

    Training

     

    Sept. 2013

     TTVS - CNES – Space technology courses

    July 2009

     Alpbach Summer School (Austria) -ESA - « space science and technology » workshop.

     Theme: Exoplanets: Discovering and Characterizing Earth Type Planets.

     Science Adviser to my team, we won the Jury Prize, and the Best Science Case Prize

     

     

    Education

     

    2004

    DEA Gravitational Systems Dynamics (Master’s degree) – Paris Observatory – awarded with highest honors

    2003

    Diplôme d’ingénieur de l’École Centrale Paris (eq. general engineering Master’s degree), majors: applied physics and R&D management.

    1998

    Baccalauréat with high honors (French high school diploma), science major.

     

    Skills

     

    •          Analytical and numerical modelisation, celestial and orbital mechanics, numerical integration, least squares methods, Monte Carlo methods.

    •          Scientific and technical communication

    •          Fortran (OpenMPI), C, Java (SWING, multi-threading), shell

    •          Microsoft Office, VBA, Latex.

    •          English: fluent. German: basic, French: mother tongue.

    Other interests

     

    Astronomy and Astrophysics; Music: I play the organ and the bass guitar, and sing in a choir; Tennis; I also enjoy reading, and traveling, and twidling with Linux and computers.



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