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Expert in RF and Microwave Engineering for the Aerospace and Defence Sector

Expert ID: 732464 United Kingdom

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Expert has 15 years of experience in the design of microwave circuit components for the space, aerospace and defense sectors. These components include planar active circuits such as LNA's, other amplifiers, pin diode switches, attenuators, phase shifters, oscillators and planar passive circuits such as various types of dividers, combiners, filters and couplers. Most of these components are already in active service or in-orbit. His designs vary from very narrow band, to wide-band devices and operate from 10 MHz to 18 GHz.

He is also an expert in the design of multi-band metamaterial-based devices. He has designed microwave circuits using most types of planar transmission-lines including microstrip, coplanar waveguide, stripline, air-suspended stripline, substrate integrated waveguide, etc. depending on the specifications and the application.

Expert has 6 years of experience in space hardware development. He has worked through and understands the full develoment cycle of microwave devices and subsystems for space platforms from design de-risking activities, through PDR, CDR,MRR and TRR. He is very experienced in the required documentation needed for space hardware and wrote Test Specifications, Requirements Verification Procedures, and performed various analyses such as FMECA, Reliability Worst Case and Thermal Analysis.

He is an expert in the design of high-power waveguide components. He produced designs for defense and space applications ranging from C-Band to Ka-Band. These designs include cross-guide, broadside and hybrid couplers, E and H-Plane Tees, Low and High Power load terminations, in-line and orthogonal waveguide-to-coaxial transitions, optimized bends.Moreover, he designed high-power (ferrite-based) circulators and isolators at C-Band and X-Band.

Expert has 13 years of RF/ microwave sub-system design. He developed receivers, upconverters, STALO's for radar and radiometer systems, broadband telemetry transmitters and receivers for UAV's ans sounding rockets as well as subsystems for electronic warfare equipment. He has the expertise to take top-level system requirements and translate them into subsystem and block-level requirements for detailed design and development.

He has worked through and understands the full develoment cycle of microwave devices and subsystems for aerospace and defence platforms from design de-risking activities, through PDR, CDR,MRR and TRR. Expert is very experienced in the required documentation needed for high-reliability hardware and wrote Test Specifications, Requirements Verification Procedures, and performed various analyses such as FMECA, Reliability, Worst Case and Thermal Analysis.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2015 Degree: PhD Subject: Electrical Engineering/ Microwave Metamaterials Institution: University of Cyprus
Year: 2005 Degree: Master Subject: Electrical Engineering/ Microwaves and Radar Institution: New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering
Year: 2001 Degree: BSc Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Pensylvania State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Microwave Engineer Department: Responsibilities:  Performed RF subsystem budget analyses and created Technical Budget
Reports and Test Specifications for a major space-based SAR radar
circulator/ combiner subassembly.
 Verified the subsystem’s performance of lower-level RF components
through full-wave EM simulations in CST Design Studio.
 Designed an X-Band ground-based satellite receiver comprising of a
waveguide-input LNA, Bandpass filter, mixer and IF amplifier stages.
Years: 2013 to 2015 Employer: MESL Microwave Ltd Title: Principal Microwave Engineer Department: Microwave Engineering Responsibilities: He is responsible for the design and development of passive and active microwave components and subsystems for space and defence platforms.
Years: 2007 to 2013 Employer: University of Cyprus Title: Lead RF/ Microwave Engineering Research Fellow Department: Electrical Engineering Responsibilities: Expert stewarded the research and development of novel RF/ Microwave devices utilizing metamaterial technologies. He led the Microwave laboratory of the department; he also developed radar subsystems within European Defense Agency projects.
Years: 2001 to 2006 Employer: ARTEMIS, Inc Title: RF Design Engineer Department: Microwave Engineering Responsibilities: Expert designed and developed passive and active microwave components and subsystems for space and defense platforms.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2009 to 2012 Agency: European Defence Agency Role: University of Cyprus Team Leader Description: Developed RF subsystems for novel radar developments
Years: 2008 to 2011 Agency: Cyprus/ Research Promotion Foundation Role: Research Fellow Description: Developed microwave multiband metamaterial technologies

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1997 to 2006 Country / Region: United States/ Pennsylvania and New York Summary: Lived in the United Stated for 9 years for sudies and work
Years: 1997 to 2006 Country / Region: Cyprus Summary: Lived in Cyprus for 7 years for work
Years: 1997 to 2006 Country / Region: United Kingdom, Scotland Summary: Lived in the United Kingdom for 2 years for work

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of IEEE, 8 years
Licenses / Certifications
IPC-610 certified trainer
Professional Appointments
Regular reviewer for IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published papers in well-respected journals and conferences, such as Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, European Microwave Conference, International Radr Symposium.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent, Bi-lingual
Greek Fluent, Bi-lingual
French Basic proficiency

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