RF Payloads Plus Microwave & Mmwaves Technology & Equipment Engineer

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Role Responsibility

  • RF Navigation Payloads
  • RF and Microwave Remote Sensing Instruments for Earth Observation
  • RF Satellite Communication Payloads

The candidate will:

  • Contribute to internal R&D activities for the design, modelling, architectural trade-off and performance assessment of advanced RF telecommunication and/or navigation payloads, with main emphasis on payloads based on digital signal processing and active antennas, and RF instruments for earth observation (Synthetic Aperture Radars, Altimeters, Scatterometers, Radiometers),
  • Perform technical management of R&D activities with industry/institutions in the field of advanced payload concepts and sub-systems/equipment development,
  • Provide RF payload technical support to ESA projects and programmes,
  • Contribute to the generation and promotion of innovative ideas for future satellite missions in the field of RF payloads, including the definition of ESA R&D programmes,
  • Define technical requirements and statements of work for R&D activities to be performed by industry, from early conceptual studies to full hardware development,
  • Carry out computer simulations at system/subsystem level for the assessment of end-to-end payload and instrument performance,
  • Contribute to the development/usage of section related laboratory facilities and analysis/simulation tools,
  • Maintain state-of-the-art expertise by monitoring the RF/Microwave systems technological trends and applying them in the day-to-day tasks.

Successful Candidate

  • Master or PhD in Telecommunications, Microwave or RF Electronics Engineering
  • Good background and several years of working experience on design, development and testing of
  • Radio Frequency Payloads in the domain of Navigation and/or Earth observation and/or Telecommunications

Knowledge and Experience on the following topics are considered an asset:

  • Radiofrequency and microwave payloads technologies based on active phased array antennas
  • Transmit/Receive Modules for microwave payloads
  • Digital signal processing units, and experience on payloads based on digital signal processing
  • End-to-end payload performance and signal quality analysis
  • State-of-the-art RF analogue and (high-speed) digital signal processing techniques and technologies
  • Software and simulation tools and programming (Matlab/Simulink, ADS/VSS, C/C++, Python)
  • Promoting cooperation and team-working, problem-solving.

Tagged as: python, c/c++, matlab & simulink, microwave, radiometers, ads/vss, rf navigation payloads, synthetic aperture radars, altimeters, scatterometers

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