The Maintool Strap is meant to be a wereable for the masses. I was hired to work on the firmware of the strap, integrating all the different sensors and building algorithms...more to improve the results obtained.
Like it happens in all startups and small companies, I ended up helping in many different aspects of the project, including the Android app, the website, the server maintenance...
Researcher in satellite communications
2013 - 2015 (over 2 years)
I started collaborating with the Aerospace Research Group of my University while I was studying. I was part of the team that launched the 3 first satellites in my province...more (Galicia - Spain) and the first that any Spanish University had launched in years.
I worked on different projects, including the design of an electrical power system (EPS) and the development of a network to remote operate satellites (Satnet).
I work on Internet of Things projects because it's a growing market and my experience in software, electronics and communications gives me an overall vision of the entire...more product. I help designing the product architecture and I write the embedded software for these devices. I also have experience developing Android apps.
I use TDD and work closely with my clients using agile techniques because this will speed up the time to market in the long term.
Design of an Electrical Power System for a CubeSat
Electronics Engineer, Pcb Design & Manufacturing · This was my master thesis and includes the design, verification and validation of an Electrical… · More Power System from scratch of a 1/3U cubesat. The main problem found was due to the size restrictions and to the use of off-the-shelf components.
I've designed the first version of this subsystem and manufactured prototypes of the different parts. Then I put them together and verified that all the requirements were fulfilled. After this project was done I guided other student's MSc to design a ready-to-flight version.
Ground station operator · The HUMSAT-D Satellite was successfully launched on November 2013.
I'm taking part as a GS operator from the MCC… · More of the University of Vigo. This activities include Operation of the Satellite (routinely operations, experiments programming, telemetry download, etc) and the facilities maintenance (antennas calibration, rotor maintenance, etc)
Responsible for the clients development and for the communications protocol between them and the central server.
What I Do
I am an engineer with experience in electronics and software development. I try to have an overview of how to build a good product from the very first electronic component to the website or app the user will use. Understanding all the limitations and possibilities help me build great products.
I was part of the team that launched the 3 first satellites in my province (Galicia - Spain) and the first that any Spanish University had launched in years.
In a field (cubesats) where the success rate is below 50%, we had a 100% success rate. The key of this success were the methodologies we applied, the great team, and the fact of being one of the first teams to understand that small sats were not a garage job, but a new professional opportunity.
This led us to collaborate with NASA and ESA in different missions (even deep space missions). I personally took all this knowledge to start my own company in a new field that also combined hardware, software and communications: the Internet of Things.