Reference:
13233
Location:
Stevenage
Industry:
Aerospace and Aviation
Salary:
£50 per hour
Job Type:
Contract

Satellite Digital Systems Engineer

Satellite Digital Systems Engineer – FPGA  

Stevenage

6 months + Likely extension

£50 per hour

 

Job Summary

 

Responsible role to adapt an existing satellite digital processor design to support in-orbit reconfiguration. Working closely with a hardware engineer and a test engineer, the post holder will be responsible for ensuring correct function and fitness for purpose for the target application.

 

The job involves the management and review of specifications including FPGA and Flash component technologies which must be made robust for operation in a space radiation environment. This will involve working with external contractors and stakeholders. The activity will conclude with the successful acceptance testing of the adapted hardware on suitably adapted test facilities.

 

Skills/Experience Required

 

Fast learner, capable of getting up to speed quickly as part of a small, tightly-knit team;

Experience of requirements management, traceability and validation, working with external stakeholders;

Detailed understanding of FPGA technologies (Xilinx, Microsemi);

Knowledge of Flash memory and associated control requirements;

Knowledge of SpaceWire standard and RMAP protocol;

Understanding of radiation effects, including single event upsets, on digital technologies.

 

Education & Training

Educated to degree level or equivalent in relevant discipline

 

For more information please contact John Paul at Protec Technical Ltd.

 

 

 


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