I have a strong background on the design and development of space systems, based on the application of ECSS standards. I have improved my capacities by combining several positions in research institutions (mainly CINAE and University of Vigo), with academic positions at the Aerospace Department of the California Polytechnic State University (post-doctoral researcher and lecturer), and as a professor at the universties of Vigo
(Spain) and Bologna (Italy). Currently, I am seeking for a position in industry mostly focused on the development of space projects. My expertise lays within the following three areas:
• Systems Engineering for Space Mission Design.
• Space Project Management and Team Coordination.
• Software and Telecommunications Engineering.
Adaptable, self-motivated, dedicated, and a hard-working individual; with a good comprehension of the systems engineering, software development and telecommunications engineering. Management and leadership skills developed through team coordination for small space missions; having worked remotely for most
of them. Part-time teaching at the university has helped me on improving skills like interpersonal communication and self-organization.
06/2016 to (current): Center for Innovation in Aerospace Technology
Project Manager, Systems Engineering Team Lead
• Project manager for a 6U CubeSat demonstrator for the company AISTECH Space S.A. (www.aistech.com), with a budget of 2.5Me .
• Head of the Systems Engineering Team for the LUME spacecraft (EU-funded project) and the AIST2U spacecraft (AISTECH-funded technology demonstrator).
• Advisor for the development of the Ground Segment software for these three CubeSat projects, helping in selecting the right technologies for the implementation of the mission control and operations software.
10/2015 to 06/2016: Aerospace Research Group (UVIGO) - ESA-funded
• External advisor on Systems Engineering for the DustCube project.
• This is part of the AIM (Asteroid Impact Misson) by ESA and NASA to go to the Dydimos Binary Asteroid System at the end of the decade.
• University of Vigo is conducting pre-phase A studies on the feasibility of a CubeSat (DustCube)
to be sent together with the main space probe.
• Consortium with MICOS (industrial partner from Switzerland) and University of Bologna (Italy).
09/2013 to 03/2016: California Polytechnic State University
Project Manager & Lead Software Developer
• Post-doctoral research project funded by the Fundación Barrié (Spain)
• Part of the ESEO mission of the European Space Agency (ESA): ESEO website
• Design and implementation of a network of Ground Stations for remote operations.
• Open Source-based project (Django, PostrgreSQL, AngularJS).
• Project community hosted at GitHub: github.com/satnet-project
• Cooperation with University of Vigo (Spain) and University of Forlí (Italy).
03/2011 to 03/2013: Aerospace Research Group (UVIGO) - ESA-funded
Head of Systems Engineering (10 to 15 people)
• GEOID project by the Education office of ESA (GEOID).
• Selected as part of the BSTI initiative by the Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA) part of the United Nations (UN) (HUMSAT).
• Objective: design of a constellation of 13 CubeSats for data transport to and from remote unattended sensors.
12/2011 to 03/2013: Aerospace Research Group (UVIGO) - ESA-funded
Systems Engineering Team Coordinator & Software Developer
• The HumSAT/D project: first CubeSat of the constellation for technology demonstration.
• Successfully launched on November 2014, status: DISPOSED.
• Ground Segment software development coordinator (5 people): Software Design (architecture) & Implementation (Java).
09/2008 to 11/2011: Aerospace Research Group (UVIGO) - ESA-funded
Systems Engineering Team Coordinator & Software Developer
• The XaTcobeo project (xatcobeo.com), first non-military satellite of an institution from Spain.
• Included in the VEGA Maiden Flight.
• Mission successfully completed, current operational status: DISPOSED.
• Ground Segment software coordinator (5 people): Software Design (architecture) & Implementation (Java).
03/2013 to 09/2013: CTAG (Galician Automotive Technology Centre)
R&D Engineering - Intervehicular Communications
• IEEE 802.11p protocol implementation (Atheros hardware)
• Linux Kernel drivers (2.6.14 and 3.2) Programming: C and Bash scripting
• Verification using IEEE 802.11p compliant equipement
09/2007 to 09/2008: University of Vigo
R&D Engineer & Software Developer
• Java Programming, Systems Engineering and Networking.
10/2016 to current: University of Bologna
• Course on ”Spacecraft Subsystems and Space Mission Design”:
1. Mission and System Design (18 hours)
2. Subsystems (29 hours)
3. Reducing Mission Costs (13 hours)
01/2014 to 04/2016: California Polytechnic State University
• Several courses from 2014/Winter to 2016/Winter:
– AERO-446, AERO-450: Systems Engineering
– AERO-512: Software Applications for Space Vehicles
– AERO-465, AERO-562: Spacecraft Operations Laboratory
– AERO-447,448,449: Spacecraft Design Senior Laboratory
01/2008 to 06/2011: University of Vigo
• Java Programming (2008), Systems Engineering (2009) and Networking (2011)
• Dr. Eng. Antonio Castro-García (ESA/ESOC):
– B antonio.castro(at)esa.int
• Dr. Eng. Jordi Puig-Suari (Tyvak Inc., CalPoly):
– B jpuigsua(at)calpoly.edu
• Dr. Eng. Fernando Aguado-Agelet (CINAE, Alen Space):
– B faguado(at)tsc.uvigo.es
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