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     Date Submitted:07-11-2015
     Last Modified:30-11-2015 (02:04)
    Job information
     Current job:FPGA and embedded systems engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsFPGA Xilinx VHDL Verilog Software-Defined Radio GNSS GPS Vivado

    25 Sep 2008–Present
    Bachelor in Telecommunications Engineering
    Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla (Spain)


    FPGA and embedded systems engineer
    AERTEC Solutions, Sevilla (Spain)

    Principal developer for FPGA(VHDL and Verilog) in a defense project:
    Project leaded by AERTEC Solutions with CDTI collaboration. Continuation of GRETA project for the integration of terminal guidance KIT SAL-seeker into 70 mms rockets and realization of testing launch through helicopter.
    Improvement and evolution of the development control and guidance system KIT based on SAL seeker, inertial systems and GPS.Used of miniaturized electronics on board by a single FPGA with ARM processors. Incorporate GPS and inertial sensors into the terminal KIT. Develop of algorithms that integrates hybridization data from GPS, semi-active laser and IMU 9 degrees of freedom.
    Detection increase semi-active laser to over 4500 meters. Reduction to 2 meters CEP. Increased range due to intermediate guide management. Design guidance and solution to further develop qualification phase.

    Participant in ESA Summer of Code 2014
    European Space Agency

    Participation, completing the planned project, in ESA Summer of Code in Space 2014:
    Development in MLAB ( of an Open Source program for:
    - Calculation of position, automatic tracking (with frequency tuning to correct the Doppler shift) of small amateur satellites.
    - Analog signal decoding of NOAA satellites: weather images.

    Software-defined radio developer
    Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC), Sevilla (Spain)

    Development (GNURadio) of a GPS spoofer based on work done by Dr. Todd Humphreys, the University of Texas at Austin.
    The achievements at the end of the project are:
    - Autonomous capture of GPS signal, processing and decoding the navigation message.
    - Simulation of GPS signal of 6 satellites:
    - Software receiver: accuracy of 30 meters in static position.
    - Hardware receiver: Acquisition, tracking and navigation message decoding. Variation of pseudorange with 30 meter accuracy.
    - Theoretical approach to improve the accuracy (from 30 meters to 1) and create a fullyoperational spoofer in a real environment.


    Organisational / managerial skills

    Ability to teamwork and organizational skills gained in my experience in a NGO, as monitor camp, and in an internship.
    Ability to mark me objectives, to research and to development projects individually obtained during the ESA Summer of Code in Space.
    Adaptability and willingness to travel and change my residence: I have studied six years out my hometown and I have participated summer courses in Ireland and the UK.


    Job-related skills

    I developed a first version of a GPS spoofer, as part of my Bachelor Thesis , in the Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies. I made use of:
    - GNURadio Framework.
    - C++ programming.
    - The DSP USRP N200.
    In the summer of 2014 I was selected by the European Space Agency to participate in ESA Summer of Code in Space. In the project I used my knowledge of calculation of satellite orbits, correction of the Doppler shift by SDR (Software Defined Radio) and mini-pc programming (ODROID).
    I have knowledge of Java, VHDL and embedded systems.
    Great creativity. Ability and enthusiasm for learning new things.


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