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Radio Navigation Engineer / R&D (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting

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Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering Space Systems Engineering
Job type
Permanent
Education
Master
Deadline
Closed

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Radio Navigation Engineer for Sapienza to work on our Customers Site (ESA-ESTEC).

Responsibilities

The work includes:

    • study, analyses and testing of navigation systems/segments/elements/technology, dissemination and navigation algorithms, including tools development;
    • evaluation of Navigation/Positioning/Timing algorithm and techniques, user/system/segment performance assessment based on software simulators, laboratory and field measurements, and support to ESA projects in follow up of industrial procurements;
    • study, design, analysis and testing of navigation/positioning/ranging/monitoring technology and receiver for space. Radio Navigation space applications performed at ESA include: scientific applications (atmospheric sounding, oceanic observation), formation flying, rendezvous and attitude determination.
    • study, design, analysis and testing of navigation receivers/technology for terrestrial applications and local augmentation. Radio Navigation terrestrial applications performed at ESA are those related with high performance based on high accuracy (e.g. geodesy) and/or high integrity (e.g. civil aviation, maritime).
    • study, design, analysis and testing of signal and signal processing techniques including tools/equipment development and procurement. It encompasses signal structure, modulations, data dissemination, techniques for error correction, synchronisation, multipath mitigation and estimation, interference mitigation, cancellation, encryption, authentication, etc.
    • definition procurement design, testing, usage of Radio Navigation equipment in support to Radio Navigation experiments and test campaigns.
  • Assistance in preparation of invitation to tenders related to ESA Projects and R&D activities and contracts technical follow-up.
  • Specific engineering support to space projects developed by ESA and/or by major European industries/operators.
  • Validation of designs by means of analyses, simulations, laboratory testing and field trials (possibly in co-operation with third parties).
  • Design, implementation and testing tasks for technological projects.
  • Execution of internal R&D activities through design, prototyping, analysis and simulations.
  • Simulation and testing in laboratory of Navigation systems and equipment.
  • Preparation of technical documents on above subjects.
  • Support to related demonstrations inside and outside ESTEC.

Profile

  • Master’s Degree in Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, Physics or Aerospace Engineering.
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Specific knowledge in the design and testing of Radio Navigation systems and equipment.
  • Strong knowledge on the design of satellite navigation systems, ranging and positioning techniques, RF, signal processing techniques, and digital navigation receivers.
  • Relevant experience with the GNSS1, EGNOS and/or GALILEO systems and equipment and have and good knowledge of Radio Navigation simulation and testing systems.
  • Proven experience in the implementation, maintenance and operation of complex Radio Navigation simulation and test facilities for spacecraft, aircraft, maritime and land mobile applications.
  • Strong experience at user level with satellite navigation receivers and satellite navigation positioning and integrity algorithms.
  • Some experience of commercial simulation software is desirable.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset

Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

Please send your CV (in English) as soon as possible, but no later than 31/03/2020 to jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com

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