Systems Engineer of the HUMSAT Project/GEOID Initiative
University of Vigo
Systems Engineer for the management and development of the HUMSAT System/GEOID Initiative. This project is lead by the university of Vigo and supported by ESA through the GEOID program. UN has included this project as part of their basic space technology program in 2010. The main objective of this project is to develop a constellation of up to 13 CubeSats for providing a short-message bi-directional service in infrastructure-less areas. Applications similar to those developed for the GMES project are expected to be developed by other users once this constellation is operative. Besides, collaboration of additional countries who could develop their own spacecraft and could add them to the constellation, is expected to be the base for the maintenance and improvement of the performance of the system in a close future. For this, the HUMSAT Management Board (formed by several universities from across Europe, US and South America), will be the responsible entity for the definition of the communications standard interfaces which wil preserve compatibility among the components of the system.