Noordwijk, the Netherlands
RF Payloads Engineer
Expires: October 11, 2021
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We are looking for an RF Payloads Engineer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe and not by ESA and will be assigned to the Payload Engineering section with the role of “RF Payloads Engineer”. The work will be carried out in one or more of the following domains:
RF Navigation Payloads;
RF and Microwave Remote Sensing Instruments for Earth Observation;
RF Satellite Communication Payloads.
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Tasks & Responsibilities
- 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.