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     Date Submitted:02-08-2018
     Last Modified:02-08-2018 (04:16)
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     Current job:Ground Station/Satellite Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators, ,

    Ground Stations System Engineer

    10 May 2009–Present Chief Satellite Operations & Ground Station Engineer THURAYA Satellite Telecom, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    THURAYA is a global mobile satellite communication operator, with a network coverage over two thirds of the globe covering more than 160 countries, and providing voice call services along with internet services via satellites.
    My main responsibilities are: ▪ Supervising the daily ground and space operations, and monitoring network coverage & elements for any raised faults and alarms in the following subsystems: TT&C equipment, Payload ground subsystem, BUS subsystem. ▪ Handling the development and design of TT&C uplink and dowlink path equipment, and working with vendors on the upgrade projects. ▪ Reviewing, discussing and renewing the maintenance and warranty contract deals with the different vendors. ▪ Implementing all scheduled satellite control activities as per Daily Activity Plan, such as SKM, JDS, JTC, and Momentum Dump plans. ▪ Analyzing spacecraft subsystems (SPCP, Payload, BUS, and RFT) health status logs to ensure full compliance with the operational procedures, taking care of special phases such as Eclipse and Sun Outages ▪ Maintaining the C-Band & L-Band antennas and ensuring the functionality of ACU receivers and tacking equipment. ▪ Investigating, troubleshooting, debugging, and acting accordingly against any raised alarms, and applying corrective and preventive maintenance and recovery procedures to the network subsystems and elements, and working closely with the NOC team. ▪ Performing lab tests using RF IOT, simulators, spectrum analyzers, and Matlab before applying any changes to the live network. ▪ Ensuring full network availability 247 and high call success rates for the voice and packet services and all other KPIs are maintained within the area of coverage without any anomalies or service interruptions. ▪ Monitoring the frequency assignment process, and resources allocation and deallocations requests, and ensuring that the dynamic resources allocation is functioning properly thereby satisfying any growing demand on Thuraya traffic services and preventing the occurrence of blocked calls, and reporting such incidents to the Spectrum Management team. I worked on the following projects: ▪ TWTA & KPA upgrade ▪ BBU, Down-converters, & Up-converters, Mod/Demod upgrade ▪ TT&C uplink and dowlink paths upgrade ▪ SPCP & Payload BB Ground equipment Working closely with the vendor, my role included reviewing the system design and requirements of the newly installed equipment. Being part of the acceptance team, I had to validate, test and supervise the installation and commissioning of the devices. I also shared in maintaining the warranty and after-sales service contract with the different vendors.

    23 Sep 2008–30 Apr 2009 Communications Site Engineer Al Futtaim Technologies - GSM Towers Contractor, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    ▪ Supervising the Installation, commissioning, and implementation of the mobile service operator sites. ▪ Working closely with the vendor and client to achieve the sites integration within the scheduled time. ▪ Testing, calibrating, and optimizing the installed Microwave links using the RF Drive Test (TEMS) tool and with the aid of the Network Management Client tool. ▪ Troubleshooting and reporting anomaly incidents and network elements bench-marking records to the vendor to obtain optimum system performance.

    1 Oct 2007–18 Sep 2008 Telecommunication Engineer Raya Integration, Cairo (Egypt)
    ▪ Installation, commissioning, and configuration of Radio Base Stations, BTS, Node B, and Microwave links. ▪ Troubleshooting and investigating all faults reported by the NOC team, and acting accordingly to resolve the issues with minimal downtime. ▪ Conducting site survey visits, supervising the work progress and quality, and sharing in the acceptance process. ▪ Contacting the vendor regularly concerning updated software releases, service manuals, optimum operation recommendations and raising technical issues and difficulties faced during site setup and installation.

    14 Sep 2002–12 Jul 2007 B.Sc. Communications & Electronics Engineering Assiut University - Faculty of Engineering, Assiut (Egypt)
    Main Subjects: Digital Communications, Modulation/Demodulation Schemes, Multiple Access Techniques, Multiplexing, Networking, GSM, UMTS, Antennas and Radar Systems, Microwaves and Fiber optics, Assembly, Fortran, Pascal, Matlab, Analog communication, Digital communication, Electronic circuits, PLC, Local Area Networks (LAN), Digital exchanges, Digital design for logical circuits, Digital signal processing (DSP), Microprocessor interfacing.
    Graduation Project: Emergency Telemedicine Biomedical System (Wireless Electro Cardio Graph) This project won the first prize in the Youth Week of Egyptian universities in 2007 and has participated in many conferences and competitions and has been highly appreciated. The project was to build a wireless ECG that extracts the heart signal from the human being and converts it to a digital format that is transmitted wirelessly through the mobile phone of the patient over the cellular network to the mobile phone (of the doctor) using a Data SIM card. The mobile phone at the receiver end (Doctor/Physician in this case) is connected to a computer through the USB/Serial port, where a Matlab software recognizes the signal and displays it in a GUI interface as well as saving this signal in the database along with the patients’ other data. My role included: ▪ Implementing the analog module required in the acquisition of the heart signal. ▪ Sharing ideas with the software interface and the database structure teams ▪ Developing the connection with the mobile phone receiver via the USB and Serial port. ▪ Leading the team responsible for the heart signal conditioning.

    Training Courses at THURAYA: ▪ Satellite Anomaly Recovery and Fault Protection Procedures by Boeing Satellite Systems ▪ ACS, Contingency & Telemtry Frame Layout by Beoing Satellite Systems ▪ Second Generation SCS by Kratos ▪ Secondary Gateway (SGW) Training by Hughes Network Systems ▪ Next Generation Voice (NGV) Training by Hughes Network Systems ▪ Several Spacecraft Training Sessions by Boeing Satellite Systems

    Communication skills
    Enthusiastic, fast learner, with good skill communicating within a team work, and highly adaptable to working in shifts and and irregular working hours and days.

    Job-related skills
    ▪ Excellent knowledge of TT&C ▪ Deep understanding of Modulation & Demodulation Schemes, and Multiple Access Techniques ▪ Perfect user of frequency generators and spectrum analyzers ▪ Experienced with C-Band & L-Band characteristics ▪ Knowledge with microwave tools, simulators and Matlab. ▪ Good knowledge of Unix

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