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     Date Submitted:29-09-2015
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     Current job:Principal system Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSeasoned Analyst ,Proven ability;A quick learner committed
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    QUALIFICATIONS

    Seasoned Analyst and Communications Payload Engineer with good track record of success in the payload design and deployment of large scale satellite programs. Proven ability to analyze user requirements, create conceptual designs, prepare link budget calculations, evaluate performance, and develop implementation strategies to meet performance specifications. A project management orientation combining the creation of realistic schedules and the coordination of cross functional teams with delivery of results consistently on time. A quick learner committed to acquiring and applying new technology knowledge. Comprehensive education includes post graduate degrees in Technical Management and Marketing with undergraduate work in Engineering. Analytical and technical expertise includes:

            ¨    Payload Architecture Design    ¨    FCC Satellite Filings           ¨    Payload Proposal-RFI, RFP                        ¨      Payload Mass Power Thermal        ¨    Payload Trade Studies       ¨    Payload Budget Analyses 

          ¨    RF Hardware definitions          ¨    Payload Design Reviews    ¨    Operations Center Support

     

    PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE

     

    Space Systems Loral  , Palo Alto CA.                    2006-Present

    Principal system Engineer –Advanced Programs and Systems (2006-Present)

                                                

     Developed payload designs  for multiple new satellite across wide range of orbital locations to include the following work elements:

    -Led the design  of  ABS-2 Satellite  payload  (Ku, Ka and C Band)

    -Led the  design of  Ku-Band payload section  of Hispasat 1F satellite currently under construction

    -Led the design of the Ku-Band payload section of  Amazonas 5 satellite currently under construction

    -Supported the design of the following satellites:  NBN Co, Star 1 C4 ,Viasat 1, Jupiter 2/ EchoStar 19  satellite, Nimiq 6, BulgariaSat -1 and many more.

    -Supported various RFI  and RFP proposal initiatives by providing payload design concepts

    o   Designing Payload  system architecture

    o   Performing requirement analyses and system trade studies and analyses

    o   Developing  definitions of RF hardware ( Low Noise Amplifiers, Receivers, Frequency synthesizers, filters such as Multiplexers, Travelling Wave tubes Amplifiers, etc ) requirements  to domestic and international suppliers

    o   Reviewing design data for units from vendors for technical compliances

    o   Supporting or conducting design reviews  ( Proposal , PDR and CDR)   

    o   Designing  redundancy rings topology to support customer requirements

    o   Determining Payload Mass ,Power and Thermal dissipation

     

    INTELSAT, Washington D.C.                        1986-2006

    Senior Principal Analyst, Space Segment Development (2004-2006)

     

    ·       Completed analysis and conceptual designs for multiple new satellite deployments and replacements across wide range of orbital locations to include the following work elements:

    -Frequency plans, service area polygons, interconnectivity, antenna design, link budget calculations, performance/impact of antenna subsystems, satellite co-locations, and ISCO issues.

     

    ·       Supported potential joint venture through analysis of requirements for DTH services and a preliminary satellite design to determine viability of a joint ventures

    ·       Coordinated a diverse team effort resulting in FCC approval for a cross-polarization isolation weaver request for a satellite not meeting FCC isolation requirements for the primary coverage area.

    ·       Compiled data on the satellite fleet to determine service types and used/unused capacity on transponder bases required for submission to the FCC.

    ·       Analyzed implications of FCC Part 25 for future satellite licensing and conducted research on orbital debris mitigations resulting in required written statements to FCC for satellite application licenses.

    ·       Provided technical assistance during a traffic restoration process following an operations failure to include transponder capacity analysis, link budget calculations, and test messages to customers.

    ·       Led and coordinated completion of technical documents required by FCC to grant launch authority.

     

    Satellite Development Specialist, Orbital Resources Strategy (2000-2004)

     

    ·       Developed new satellite concepts matching INTELSAT space segment capacity objectives across range of orbital locations including performance, cost, growth capacity, and intersystem impacts.

    ·       Performed detailed analysis of market trends and customer demands for new satellites and provided guidance to marketing on satellite capacity.

     

    Principal Communications Engineer, Communications Operations  (1988-2000)

     

    ·       Prepared, coordinated, and issued detailed link budget instructions to activate, expand, or configure 26 satellite links meeting service requirements, schedules, and budget guidelines.

    ·       Prepared detailed transmission calculations using STRIP (Satellite Transmission Impairment) to achieve operational objectives of transponders and the customer earth station.

    ·       Maintained operating frequencies within allocated bands and maintained records of frequencies and earth station constraints.

    ·       Evaluated system performance data identifying problems and ensuring quality of service.

    ·       Developed and delivered technical training for IOC and Communications System Engineering staff.

    ·       Created, implemented, and analyzed customer service surveys and provided improvement proposals.

    ·       Participated in the Process Re-engineering efforts by Intelsat.

    ·       Summarizes and analyses monitoring data to determine performance and effectiveness of the Intelsat global network and recommends corrective actions on problems

    ·       Provide technical support to other staff elements and earth station owners in resolution of system operational problems and improvement of system performance

     

    Coordinator, INTELSAT Operations Center (1986-1988)

     

    ·       Provided a 24X7 contact point to assist and guide satellite network users accessing the space segment meeting cost targets and operational and maintenance requirements.

    ·       Met international standards of performance, reliability, and real-time control of network activities.

    ·       Created required documentation on operational and support activity based on performance data to support continuous review and analysis of the network.

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    Satellite Earth Station Engineer,  GHANA  Telecoms (1980-1985)

     

    ·       Performed maintenance of satellite Earth Station Equipment.  

    ·       Performed SSOG Tests

     

    EDUCATION

     

    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, Baltimore, Maryland

    Master of Science, Marketing, 1999

    Master of Science, Technical Management, 1995

    UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Ghana

    Bachelor of Science, Engineering, 1980

     

    TRAINING

     

    UCLA – Satellite Communications Payload & System Design, 2001

    GeorgiaTech-Antenna Engineering  2005

    In-House continuous  Payload training 2006-to present


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