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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
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     KeywordsRadio Communications and EMC Chartered Engineer
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    INTRODUCTION

    I am a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years of experience in Radio Communications, EMC, Safety Related Systems including Air Traffic Control, Power Engineering and Defence.

    I am highly flexible seeking a full or part time position, or a position on a consultancy basis.

     

    KEY SKILLS

    Radio Communication Engineering Subject Matter Expert and Technical Advisor

    Power Engineering Subject Matter Expert and Technical Advisor

    Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Subject Matter Expert and Technical Advisor

    Defence Standards Author and Technical Expert (Power)

    Safety Management Experience and Training

    Risk management Experience (assessing FMECA and FTA)

    Frequency planning and licensing, requiring negotiation with Licensing Regulators.

    Air Traffic Management

    Project Management Experience

    Military Awareness

    Radiation Hazard (RADHAZ) Technical Advisor

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Procedure and Inter-operability Advisor (Radio)

    Radio Frequency spectrum advice

    Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Subject Matter Expert and Technical Advisor

    Digital radio, mobile and mobile data knowledge

    Highly IT Literate

    Develop Vetted (DV)

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    2005 – Now        Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratories) part of MoD             Fort Halstead

           Sevenoaks

    Principal Engineer.

    Radio Communications Subject Matter Expert – advising and managing the radio communications on military systems, including remote control vehicles (RCV) used in bomb disposal. Radio Licensing, frequency planning and de-confliction, with DSM (Defence Spectrum Management) and OFCOM. Investigation into the policy of defence spectrum sale and sustainability of military systems. Most of the work supports improvements to enhance the safety of Armed Force personnel.

    CUTLASS Remote Control Bomb Disposal Remote Control Vehicle (RCV) Radio System Expert – influencing the design to ensure high integrity and secure communications to enable the safe deployment and operation of a robot in many different physical scenarios. The robots are often weaponised, therefore, I reviewed and authorised the Test Plan and electromagnetic (EM) testing of the robot to ensure safe operation in a high RF environment; frequency planning and protection, critical to protect the Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operator.

    Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Novel EM Techniques – advising on the integration of equipment into vehicles, a potentially hostile EM environment, and in the production of equipment and systems to meet the requirements of CE or Defence Standard EM performance. Advising on the impact and mitigation of EM problems to system safety, i.e. the un-commanded firing of a weapon or the inadvertent movement of equipment which may cause injury or death.

    Advisor for Military Vehicle Radio and Electronic Countermeasures Integration and Assessment – including armoured personnel carriers, EOD specialist vehicle and Electronic Countermeasures vehicle. This includes EMC & Power Quality.

    Low voltage vehicle power Subject Matter Expert.

    Co-authored and Electrical Engineering Subject Matter Expert of Def Stan 61-5 Part 6 – Nominal 12V and 24V DC - Electrical Systems in Military Platforms.

    Electrical Authority Lead representing MoD on WCSP WARRIOR Capability Sustainment Programme (WARRIOR is an armoured vehicle/tank) – negotiations with MoD, including senior personnel and operators, regulator, industry, academia and contractors in order to control the development of the electrical system to enable reliable and safe operation of the vehicle.

    Electrical Engineering Subject Matter Expert for proposed Defence Standard for High Voltage Hybrid Vehicle system.

    Technical Report Senior Peer Reviewer.

    Trials Manager for System Inter-operability Investigations and EM Testing – planning and managing trials, writing and assessing Risk Assessments and Trials Plans, and controlling trial to completion. Authoring and peer review of trials reports.

    IET Mentor – successfully mentoring individuals through to Chartered Engineering status.

    Science and Engineering Schools Ambassador representing Dstl in schools, colleges and University career fairs.

    1987 – 2005         National Air Traffic Services (NATS)                   Gatwick / London

    Senior Air Traffic Engineer.

    Leading and managing a small team of Engineers.

    System Design Authority of Air Ground Radio Communication System (Category 1 High Integrity Safety Related System).

    Full Time Release Degree at University of Kent at Canterbury, achieving a 1st Class Honours in Communications Engineering (BEng).

    Day Release BTEC HNC in Electronics.

    Systematic Investigations and Solutions, including differential delay and weather related interference. Working with CAA and OFCOM during investigations.

    Inventor of Patent (owned by NATS) for solving a fundamental design flaw in the Air Ground Radio System, which is still in use today.

    Radio Communications Subject Matter Expert for £50M upgrade programme of radio transmitters and receivers, and automatic monitoring and control system.

    Managing the installation and budgetary responsibility for a microwave inter-site digital system.

    Specification and selection of a power backup system for NATS radio stations.

    Safety Management Experience, including Safety Cases and Training, and Regulatory aspects.

    Project Management Experience.

    1984 – 1987         Rhopoint Ltd                           Oxted

    Technical Sales Engineer.

    Lightning and surge protection – for mains, single and three phase, low voltage DC and signalling lines.

    I was responsible as technical expert for a range of lightning protection systems and specialist, high precision components, including marketing and budgetary responsibilities.


    1981 – 1984         BBC Transmitters                          UK

    Technical Assistant.

    High and low power transmitters from LF through to microwave. BBC Training.

    I worked with a team maintaining and repairing all types of transmitting and broadcasting equipment, and in the Monitoring and Control System which managed faults and repairs for each region.

     

    EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

    1993 – 1st Class Honours Degree in Communications Engineering at the University of Kent at Canterbury

    1998 – Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (MIEE)

    2015 – City & Guilds 2382 Electrical Installation 17th Edition (BS7671:2008)

    2010 – EUR ING (European Federation of National Engineering Associations)

     

    SKILLS AND STRENGTHS

    I am IT literate and can touch type. I am practical, analytical and assertive, having good inter-personal skills. Additionally, I am broadminded, competent and well organised. I have full clean driving licence.

     

     

     

     

     


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