C. Van Goeystraat 57
° Moorsel (Aalst), January 17, 1959
Latijn Wetenschappen (1971-1977)
Katholieke Industriële Hogeschool Oost-Vlaanderen (K.I.H.O.) (1977-1981)
Diploma Industriëel Ingenieur Electronica (onderscheiding)
BS degree (hons.) in electronics, 1981
Postuniversitair Centrum Limburg (Diepenbeek)Master of Information Technology Management (hons.), 1993
Postacademic Interuniversity Course, Telecommunications (Imec)
Mobile and satellite communication, 1997-1999
Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish.
Elementary knowledge of Italian.
Limited beginners knowledge of Russian and Chinese.
KROO (kandidaat reserve onderofficier) in the Centre for Transmissions,
Weiden Headquarters (Köln) (September 1981 April 1982), where I was
supervisor of telex room operators, and responsible for maintenance and repair.
Joined Alcatel Bell (Bell-ITT) in November 1982, after 6 months of working for GTE-ATEA (Herentals) as a card test designer for telephony exchanges.
LSI test engineer from 1982 to 1985 in the Gent plant of Bell-ITT:
Enhanced the accuracy and greatly improved the resolution of spreading resistance measurements.
Investigations on Capacitance-Voltage measurements with non-destructive mercury probes.
Follow-up of production quality through oxide thickness and level of impurity measurements, junction breakdown voltages etc.
Assisted in test-labo start-up for Mietec Oudenaarde in February, March 1985.
From April 1985 to March 1998: development engineer in the Space & Defence division:
Software development for testing the RF-subsystem of the ERS-1 satellite, in co-operation with C.I.R. (Gals, Switzerland) (Two weeks of on-site integration) and Thomson Alcatel Espace (Toulouse, France).
Designed and developed software for Meteosat Data Dissemination ground station Michelstadt (Germany) (One week of on-site integration).
Developed software for Reference Measurements and Calibrations on ERS-1 ground-station Kiruna (Sweden) + five months of on-site integration and test.
Involved in application study for the Vegetation payload of SPOT 4.
Designed & developed software for testing the Advanced Gradient Heating Facility (AGHF) payload of Spacelab. Installation and integration at Dornier GmbH, Friedrichshafen (Germany).
Designed & developed software for testing IEEE cards on modulators, demodulators and down-converters and for testing Ranging Units.
Developed software for automated testing of High Performance Data Demodulators.
Designed & developed software for testing the MIR Infrared Atmosphere Spectrometer (MIRAS) in close co-operation with BIRA (Ukkel) and ETCA (Charleroi). One week on-site assistance at IKI (Institute for Cosmic Investigations) (Moskou).
Was involved in development & coding of embedded software for the MARK-II High Performance Data Demodulators.
Designed & developed software for the SPOT4 RTCM (régulation thermique et contrôle des moteurs). Assisted in integration at Aérospatiale, Cannes (France).
Developed & integrated RTWorks application software for the SPOT4 VEGETATION MCDT (Moyens de Conduite De Test). Five weeks of training and development at Talarian (Mountain View, CA., USA). Several operator training missions at Aérospatiale Cannes.
Project management and software development for SRIV (système de réception dimages végétation for the SPOT4 ground-station Kiruna).
Was responsible for Configuration & Display Equipment for the Columbus Attached Pressurised Module EGSE, and for configuring Cisco routers and (sub) network development.
From March 1998 to December 2002: design engineer Mobile Communications Division
Conversion of assembler modules to C for the Columbus project.
As a member of the Data team (from 1999 onwards), responsible for data and data-dictionary production and web maintenance. Greatly reduced the lead-time by automating several processes through unix scripts and C programs.
Team-leader of Data team since mid 2000, and responsible for implementing and tracking of data-model changes. Also involved in steer-file development for DLS population.
Full DLS production know-how transfer to Shanghai (june-july 2002)
From January 2003 to January 2004: design engineer Network Services Management (IP-division)
MPLS traffic engineering application development in Java.
Configuring Cisco Scalable Networks.
Administration of Oracle Database.
From February 2004 to November 2005: system engineer AWS (ADSL Work Station division)
Performance Measurements (PM) specification.
Q3 - SNMP infomodel production.
From December 2005 to November 2007: system tool support engineer Modem Interop Test Team
maintain and enhance Distributed Architecture for Test Automation (DATAtool).
startup design for oracle DSL_RESULT_PLATFORM database, guidance of consultant and internal employee
maintenance of Sun Solaris workstations, system administration Solaris 6, 8, 10
startup guidance for converting DATAtool to Tcl/Tk
From December 2007 onwards: system tool support engineer Hardware Team
Mentor/Valor tool support (mainly perl)
design and develop web-based oracle database for team activity reporting
Basic or more advanced knowledge through professional experience and more than hundred courses in the Alcatel University Antwerp (the former Bell Education Centre) and external courses:
Computer interfacing techniques; Packet switching; PLL (phase locked loops); RTWorks; Unix operating system; Solaris2 operating system concepts and tuning; Multithreading, C/C++; Java; Database courses, Operating systems, specialist in HP RMB (Rocky Mountain Basic); digital communications (Sklar), optical communications, microwave techniques, TCP/IP; MPLS; etc.
MS Office software (Access, Excel, Word, Visual Basic, Powerpoint, FrontPage), html, Interleaf, unix scripting, Tcl/Tk etc.
Cisco networks configuration.
Oracle database administration.
Reading scientific literature
Participating to and organizing of quizzes
Archaeology and ancient history
Repairing electric/electronic appliances, maintenance of the house (carpentry, masonry )
Former Cessna student pilot
Zwijndrecht, February 14, 2008.
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