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Silicon Line demonstrates first active optical cables with HDMI 2.1 support

2019-01-07 16:30:54| Digital TV News

At CES 2019, Silicon Line is demonstrating the world's first active optical cables with embedded technology supporting all features of the recently released HDMI 2.1 specification.

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Optical Imaging Competence Area Manager

2018-12-20 17:30:10| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Could you manage a team of scientists specialising in the maintenance and development of optical imagery products from satellites? The role We are seeking an experienced remote sensing expert to lead and coordinate our team of enthusiastic scientists, all experts in their own disciplines within a competence area. The team develops, maintains, validates and monitors the quality of optical imagery products from Low Earth and geostationary missions, and related meteorological products like Atmospheric Motion Vectors AMV and Lightning imagery products. You will manage the Optical Imagery Competence Area and its resources, including the functional analysis, definition and scientific evaluation of algorithms and the prototyping of processing software for the generation of level1 and level2 products for EUMETSATs current and future missions, along with the Copernicus missions exploited by us. In this role you will have the chance to interact with user communities, analyse their feedback on current products and potential new requirements. You will also support the Satellite Application Facilities SAFs involved in the extraction of EUMETSAT optical imagery products. What we offer This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a collaborative, international environment offering you a competitive salary and outstanding benefits. We offer the chance to work on exciting satellite programmes both current and planned. You will play a leading role in the application of remote sensing science making a difference to our user community and working with people who are experts in their field. Does this sound like you? Have a look at our website to find out how you can make a world of difference. We value diversity and seek to recruit nationals from our Member States. The closing date is 23rd January.

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Internal Research Fellow PostDoc in Optical Ground Support Equipment

2018-11-29 14:31:17| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Research fellowship opportunity in the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality. ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged. Post Internal Research Fellow PostDoc in Optical Ground Support Equipment This post is classified F2 on the Coordinated Organisations salary scale. Location ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands Description Within the Mechatronics and Optics Division, the Optics Section provides functional support to ESA projects and carries out technological research activities in the following areas optical component technology, such as microoptics, passive integrated optics, xray optics optical instrumentation, such as spectroradiometric imaging instruments in the visible and infrared interferometers testing, calibration and performance verification of optical systems. Fields of activitiesresearch In the frame of calibrating hyperspectral instruments, the development of optical ground support equipment OGSE is very cost and time intensive. Generally speaking, a new and dedicated OGSE has to be designed and built from scratch for each instrument. This often leads to delayed and costly OGSEs which may end up not being an appropriate fit for the hyperspectral instrument needing to be calibrated. The selected candidate will work on the following range of topics linked to OGSEs for hyperspectral instruments, initially covering ultraviolet UV, visible VIS and possibly shortwave infrared SWIR spectral range Investigating existing OGSEs Looking at tradeoffs between different setup, light sources, etc. Identifying commonalities between different OGSE use for instruments, such that a more general OGSE could potentially be designed and then used by several different instruments Technical competencies Ability to conduct research autonomously Breadth of exposure coming from past andor current researchactivities Researchpublication record Knowledge relevant to the field of research General interest in space and space research Ability to gather and share relevant information Behavioural competencies Innovation Creativity Continuous Learning Self Motivation Communication Problem Solving Relationship Management CrossCultural Sensitivity Education Applicants should have recently completed, or be close to completion of a PhD in physics or optical engineering. Preference will be given to applications submitted by candidates within five years of receiving their PhD. Additional requirements Ideally, candidates should have a background in optical design as well as experimental physicsengineering. Some experience in the mechanical design, assembly, alignment and testing of optical instrumentation would be an asset. The Research Fellow must be able to work in a team with other international investigators in a spirit of positive cooperation and, at the same time, be capable of working autonomously in hisher area of research. At the end of the fellowship, the Research Fellow will be required to summarize the work completed in papers to be submitted to specialized conferencesjournals. The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset. Other information For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework. The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests. The closing date for applications is 27 December 2018. In addition to your CV and your motivation letter, please add your proposal of no more than 5 pages outlining your proposed research. Candidates must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by email, before the deadline, to temp.htresa.int. The letters must be sent by the referees themselves. The candidates name must be mentioned in the subject of the email. If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email contact.human.resourcesesa.int. Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada and Slovenia as well as Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia as European Cooperating States ECS. Priority will first be given to candidates from underrepresented Member States. In accordance with the European Space Agencys security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment Apply HERE

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Systems Engineer Optical Payload

2018-11-13 13:30:25| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Primary Purpose of the Role The Systems Engineer will work with the Lead Systems Engineer on Equipment, PayloadPlatforms activities within phase ABCD of proposalsprojects focusing on optical design architecture and optics alignment. The Systems Engineer will define requirements, architecture, design and verification for space systems in accordance with relevant European Space Agency flight standards. This will be completed in accordance with relevant Thales Quality Management and industry Standards. Reporting to the Systems Engineering Manager with technical oversight provided by the Design Authority. The main duties and responsibilities will include Experience in space optical system design, image sensors and filters Experience in calibration, alignment testing for optical payloads Perform modelling, simulation and tradeoffs for the payloads Analysis of customer requirements and flow them into a compliant subsystem specifications Deliver technical documents and estimates for proposals and reviews on time. Selection of parts suitable for the space environment Interface Management and Specification Requirements Engineering through the engineering project Critically review inputs from the different teams systems, software, mechanicalthermal Definition of test procedures Supporting integration and testing at unit and Spacecraft level Support to reviews at all levels of the design, development and testing of the function Liaise with customers and subcontractors on technical issues Experience with Requirements management tools such as DOORS, and modelling tools will be an advantage Experience with scripting languages Experience with MatlabSimulink Experience with Zemacs would be an asset The position will be based at the TASUK Bristol office but up to 10 of work may need to be conducted at subcontractors or customer premises, typically in UK or Europe. Key Responsibilities and Tasks Deliver defined tasks to budget schedule Generate specification, architecture, development and validation plans Analyse and where appropriate identify developments required at EM and EQM to support flight development Implement and test hardware in accordance with relevant standards Support Skill Lead in optimising approaches to engineering processes

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Optical Performance Engineer

2018-11-06 12:31:10| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Altran is the global leader in Engineering and RD services. Altran works alongside its clients, from initial concept through industrialization, to invent the products and services of tomorrow. Altran is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC. The candidate we are looking for will operate as Optical Performance Engineer and will support the Space Segment Performance Engineering activities within Earth Observation. Main duties will include The development, implementation and validation of complex performance models of optical spaceborne instruments, in particular passive spectrometers instruments, dedicated to atmospheric missions The assessment of the instruments system performance as well as subsystems contributing to the instruments performances The contribution to meetings within ESA, industry and potentially with users The Contractor will report to the Instrument Manager. Heshe will liaise with various members of the project team, being responsible for the various instrument subsystems and disciplines, e.g. optics, focal plane assembly, calibration. With regard to the mission performance assessment it is expected that the incumbent also liaises with the science support team, where adequate, to support both the mission related scientific studies and the instrument design evolution. Specific Qualification Requirements The Candidate shall have a Masters degree or equivalent qualification in Physics or Engineering with background in Optical Engineering Knowledge and experience with computer programs such as Excel, MathCAD and MATLAB andor Python Good familiarity with optical design and performance assessment software like Zemax, ASAP, FRED, with specific emphasis on straylight simulation aspects Good communication skills Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the outside world. Fluent in the English language spoken and written knowledge of other languages is an asset. Location The work will be performed at the European Space Technology and Research Centre ESTEC at Noordwijk, The Netherlands. What we offer The selected candidate will receive a permanent employment contract with Altran Netherlands and a fair remuneration in line with ESA Job Class. Will be registered for both social security and tax in the Netherlands. The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday. Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are included.

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