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Within ESA there are a large number of positions that focus on RF systems as they are used throughout telecommunications, scientific and earth observation and navigation domains. The roles within these areas vary depending on the need / knowledge for a specific technology set and with the end application of the system requirements.
Typical technology needs in this area could include:
In addition, this domain can include activities related to the study, design, analyses and test of radio navigation systems (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, etc.) and augmentation (EGNOS, WAAS, QZSS, etc.), radio navigation equipment for space and terrestrial applications, radio navigation signals and signal processing.
These roles typically require knowledge and experience in:
Product Assurance and Safety is a very specific type of position in the space industry and a crucial role within ESA. PA Engineers are specifically tasked to ensuring that the entire duration of a mission is protected from any type of failure, whether it be material, mechanical, electrical, software, component, sub-system, system, decommissioning or a process level. As the experts in compliance, PA&S Engineers are the safeguard of ECSS standards and the checkpoint of all mission phases.
Typical requirements in these areas could include:
Within the space industry there is a wide variety of mission critical software, whether on-board software or ground segment software – all must ensure high reliability, efficiency and dependability. As mission critical, any software produced needs to be coded and tested following dependable software engineering methods and software product assurance requirements (ECSS standards).
In addition, on-board software typically runs on specialised microprocessors that have memory limitations and computational resources and are typically expected to be able to run for at least ten years with no flight prototype possibilities and with no patching required. Some may include specialised services to electrical interfaces and buses that have additional real-time requirements for data processing. (e.g. OBDH, MIL1553, CAN buses, Spacewire).
The ground segment process payload data with an ever increasing requirement of higher throughputs as well as continuously changing security requirements. With complex infrastructures, ground segments software engineers need to work on system level to ensure interoperability.
All these prerequisites lead to strong requirements for software validation to be performed before and after software is integrated at system level.
Typical requirements in this domain include: