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Radio Navigation Engineer

Ref: 14721403

Toegevoegd op 18 December 2020
Vacature locatie
Noordwijk Zh
Contract type
Detachering

Functieprofiel

We are looking for a Radio Navigation Engineer (E3) to join our Modis Aerospace team, working onsite at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands.

Specific tasks to be performed:

The work includes evaluation, design and analysis of ground and user segments’ technology for radio navigation and earth observation systems. The principal tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • (main task) Support to the monitoring of industrial contracts for the development of professional and commercial ground/user products for Radio Navigation and Earth Observation through ESA's co-funded R&D programs (e.g. GSTP Element 2, NAVISP and Incubed);
  • Support to Navigation Projects (e.g. EGNOS and GALILEO), R&D and Testing activities in the fields of system and mainly receivers’ performances for sensor stations and user receivers;
  • Support to Earth Observation projects mainly for the ground technology;
  • Support to TEC Navigation Laboratory for the design, implementation and operation of complex testing setups.

General tasks to be performed:

  • Radio Navigation system (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO etc.) and augmentation (EGNOS, WAAS, QZSS etc.). The work includes studies: 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.
  • Radio Navigation equipment covering space applications. The work includes 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.
  • Radio Navigation equipment for terrestrial applications. The work includes 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).
  • Radio Navigation signals and signal processing. The work includes 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.
  • Radio Navigation Laboratory equipment. The work includes 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.

Bedrijfsprofiel

Modis has proudly supported the Aerospace & Defence industry in the Netherlands for decades. Our partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) has been one of the many success stories allowing our people to expand their career horizons. Modis experts are contributing to some of the most important technical advances in Aerospace and Defence which impact the way we live our lives today, through specialised engineering expertise and other required skillsets. This could be your future. Become part of our successful team!

About ESA-ESTEC

The European Space Agency (ESA) has sites in several European countries.

The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), has grown into ESA’s largest establishment and the technical and organizational hub of Europe’s space sector. Missions designed and tested at ESTEC are circling Earth, have landed on planetary bodies and have probed far into the Solar System.

The infrastructure and equipment assembled here, together with the expert knowhow of its 2800 personnel, make ESTEC a unique resource for Europe. The work done here by teams skilled in every aspect of engineering for space has enabled the creation of novel communication, navigation and information services, creating new jobs and growth while improving the lives of European and world citizens.

Functie-eisen

To successfully perform the above mentioned tasks, the following background / experience is required:

  • Master degree or PhD in Telecommunications, Electronic Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Computer Science.
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience in Telecommunications and Signal Processing or Electronic Engineering, including direct experience on GNSS and Earth Observation;
  • Proven knowledge of project management techniques, system engineering processes, system development lifecycle (e.g. V model), project execution and follow up;
  • Specific knowledge on products and services using space borne Earth Observation in the ground and user segments;
  • Specific knowledge on Satellite Radio Navigation Systems, ranging and positioning techniques and technologies, including architectures of multi-GNSS receivers, high accuracy positioning (RTK, PPP) and robust positioning, navigation and timing;
  • Experience in the implementation, maintenance and operation of complex Radio Navigation processing, simulation and test facilities for spacecraft, aircraft, maritime and land mobile applications;
  • The following competencies would be considered an asset:

 Proven knowledge and hands-on experience on processing and testing techniques for multi-element antennas (beamforming, antenna calibration);

 Experience in the field of autonomous vehicles, in particular related to positioning and testing techniques and safety standards;

 Knowledge on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and their applications to radio navigation and/or earth observation.

  • Candidates must be eligible for security clearance from their national security administration.

Please send your CV to recruitmentaerospace@modis.com before 26/01/2021

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