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Reference : UMR5274-VALDEL1-011
Workplace : GRENOBLE
Date of publication : Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 18 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2437.62€ and 2807.68€ brut depending experience
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent
The hired person will be responsible for the receiver board of the JuRa radar, payload of the CubeSat Juventas platform on board the HERA mission of the European Space Agency. The IPAG carries the original concept and responsibility for the operation of this low frequency radar, whose launch is planned in 2024 to the binary asteroid Didymos.
The JuRa electronics engineer will have to ensure the development and the manufacture of the receiver board including the flight model. He will also take part in the development of the instrument's test tools in collaboration with the members of the IPAG radar team and within the instrument consortium involving private companies and European laboratories.
• Consolidate existing technical specifications
• Ensure the delivery of technical documents of associated specifications
• Be responsible for the performance of the instrument and its operational safety during its life cycle.
• Participate in the design of the instrument
• Manage and control the intervention of the technical teams and private partners involved in the design and implementation of the systems.
• Take over the instrument calibration
• Design and write integration, acceptance and test plans
• Supervise and participate in the integration, performance and robustness testing of sub-systems isolated and then integrated into instrument
• Intervene in the modeling, dimensioning and numerical simulation of performances, particularly in the context of a space mission in orbit around a binary asteroid.
• Implement and enforce safety procedures, technical and quality assurance standards in effect on the project
• Consultant in his field of expertise
• Engineering techniques and sciences (in particular in the fields of signal processing, radio-frequency electronics, mechanics, thermal technics)
• In-depth knowledge of radio wave propagation physics and radar techniques
• Mastery of calculation methods, simulation, design and modeling softwares
• Instrumentation and acquisition
• Knowledge of ECSS standards and space instrumentation techniques
• Written and oral presentation techniques
• English language: B2 (European context)
• Anticipate functional and technical evolutions of the system
• Demonstrate rigor and organization
• Mastery of numerical modeling software (IDL, Matlab)
• Experience in the field of space instrumentation is an important asset
• Good ability to work in scientific and technical teams
• Lead a development team in an international collaboration
• Animate a meeting
• Conduct a technical negotiation
• Apply quality assurance procedures, sensitivity to the quality of the documentation
• Ability to coach and pass on knowledge
The Institute of Planetary Science and Astrophysics of Grenoble (IPAG) is a 170-person Joint Research Unit under the supervision of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Université Grenoble Alpes. With an operating budget of 3.5 M€/year.
IPAG is a major player in the sciences of the universe in partnership with the major agencies in the field: ESO, IRAM, CFHT, CNES, ESA, and NASA.
The radar group at IPAG is part of the "PLANETO" scientific team, whose research axes are the study of the origin and evolution of planets, satellites and small bodies of the solar system.
This research group develops and operates radars on board space probes to observe the interior of comets and asteroids. The team is notably the instigator of the JuRa tomographic radar on board ESA's Hera mission. This radar is the successor of the CONSERT experiment aboard Rosetta (ESA), which probed the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014. The group is also involved in the scientific exploitation of planetary radars: RIME/Juice (ESA) and REASON/EuropaClipper (NASA). In addition to its participation in these space missions, the team has an instrumental research activity by participating in national or European projects (R&T CNES, ESA, EU-H2020).
The recruited engineer will be part of the IPAG technical group. He will work in close collaboration with the researchers and engineers participating in the radar development projects, which represents about ten collaborators within IPAG but also with our German and Luxembourg partners. It is therefore in this international and demanding context of a space mission for ESA that the engineer will have to be responsible for the instrumental performances.
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