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     Date Submitted:24-05-2016
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     Current job:Senior AIV/AIT Engineer
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     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsI am a professional engineer with 20 years extensive experience within the electronic aerospace industry. Working on a number of high profile aerospace programmes.
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    Summary :

     I am a professional engineer with 20 years extensive experience within the electronic aerospace industry. Working on a number of high profile aerospace programmes.

    Extensive knowledge of test equipment and software programmes including Precision Network Analysers, Spectrum Analysers, Digital Oscilloscopes, Power Meters, Frequency Generators, SCOS,  Open Centre and LInux

     

    Career to date: -

    August 2016 – December 2017: AIRBUS UK  Senior AIV Electrical Test Engineer Solar Orbiter Spacecraft

    Generation of electrical test procedures in accordance with design requirements

    Execution and reporting of Electrical AIT procedures on the Solar Orbiter AVM and Spacecraft PFM.

    Test director of electrical integration and functional test on the PFM and EQM.

    Participation in the NRB process, taking an active lead in the analysis, test and resolution of issues.

    Preparation and participation to the test review process (IRR/TRR/PTR/TRB).

    Electrical integration and full functional test for individual sub-systems including Power, OBC, SSMM, TM/TC, AOCS

    Electrical integration and full performance test for the individual mission specific instruments

    Test script development

    Lead AIV engineer for EMC test campaigns

    EGSE setup calibration and validation

    Test management and technical planning

     

    January 2012 to August 2016                       OHB Systems GMBH, Lead AIV Electrical Engineer

    IFT and FAI on all spacecraft subsystem components comprising of Power, AOCS, Payload, OCS, OBDH,TT&C, Solar Array and Secure Cryptographic testing including on board secure key loading

    Full Functional and Performance tests at System level for Thermal Vacuum, Auto--Compatibility, EMC, Antenna Pattern Testing , SCTC, Acoustic , Vibration and Separation and Shock test campaigns

    Responsible for Full functional Electrical verification tests for all platform subsystems

    Responsible for Full functional and RF Qualification and Acceptance tests

    Responsible for the setup and test configuration and associated EGSE for all Integration and test phases

    Design and development of test infrastructure for the Thermal Vacuum Test campaign

    Test result evaluation and generation of Test Reports

    Responsible for technical AIT expertise and inputs for the Test Readiness Reviews and Post Test Reviews with the customer

    Generation of test procedures

    Test result evaluation and generation of Test Reports

    Diagnostic evaluation

    Troubleshooting and In depth analysis of test anomalies

    Process improvement

    Test management and technical planning

    Training of personnel

     

    2005 to 2012               EADS Astrium UK, Portsmouth, AIT RF Test Engineer GALILEO Program

    Set up and calibration of Payload Test System

    Installation of RF test cables and ancillary test equipment

    Complete RF testing of the payload including Baseline, Secure testing, EMC, Autocomp, PIM and TVAC

    Configuration of the spacecraft using both the SCOS system and TOPE

    Configuring the individual components using both the SCOS and TOPE systems

    Diagnostic evaluation both at system and component level of the spacecraft

    Preparing test documentation

    Evaluation of test data

    Preparation of training documentation

    Diagnostic evaluation and repair of the PTS

    On board secure key loading

    Commanding of the Payload Secure Unit using the Secure Check Out Equipment

    Excellent working knowledge of the spacecraft both at system and component level

    Gathering of test data

    Training of new personnel

    Involved in the complete RF test campaigns of EM PFM FM2 FM3 FM4 including the Spacecraft test campaigns for PFM FM2 FM3 FM4 at Thales Alenia in Rome

    Sentinel 5B Program

    IFT and FAI testing for the complete system

    Full RF performance tests at both component and sub system level

    EMC testing

    RF susceptibility

    Radiated Emissions

    Diagnostic evaluation both at system and component level of the spacecraft

    Preparing test documentation

    Evaluation of test data

    Generation of test reports

    Diagnostic evaluation

    Post processing of test data

     

    2001 to 2005               European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC), RF Test Engineer, Payload Test Laboratory

    Involved in the test campaigns of numerous R&D programs for ESA, JAXA and NASA

    Multipaction and Corona testing for numerous ESA programs including Galileo GIOVE A, GIOVE B

    Installation and set-up of bespoke test beds

    Preparation of test documentation

    Preparation of test reports

    Liaising with customers

    Management of test equipment

    Production of test plans

    Passive Intermodulation testing of the GIOVE A and GIOVE B navigational antennas

    Testing of the optical transmit and receive antenna for Herschel Planck

     

    1999 to 2001       E2V, RF Test Engineer

    Diagnostic Evaluation and testing 2.5 KW transmission station used as part of the SKYNET Military Communications Satellite programme

    Installation and set-up of bespoke test beds

    Preparation of test documentation

    Preparation of test reports

    Liaising with customers

    Management of test equipment

    Production of test plans

     

    1997 to 1999       Filtronic Components, RF Test Engineer

    Alignment and RF test of Amplifiers and Filters for the Eurofighter programme

    Diagnostic evaluation

    Installation and set up of bespoke test beds

    Preparation of test documentation

    Production of test reports

    liaising with customers

    Management of test equipment

    Production of test plans

     

    1994 to 1997       ComDev, Satellite Communications Engineering Division, RF Test Engineer

    Tuning of waveguide and coaxial filters

    Diagnostic evaluation

    Installation and set-up of bespoke test beds

    Preparation of test documentation

    Production of test reports

    liaising with customers

    Management of test equipment

    Production of test plans

    Installation of transmit and receive stations for Sky, Canal+ and numerous other satellite broadcasters


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