Researcher

Dr Manuel Cegarra Polo

Biography

Manuel is a Research Associate at the Space Research group in the School of Engineering and Technology (UNSW Canberra), where he collaborates in different projects to develop, improve and maintain the existing optical and RF sensors, that will play a key role in the ground based tracking of the next UNSW Canberra CubeSat’s missions scheduled from 2016 to 2020.

His research is focused in the development of innovative technologies applied to...view more

Manuel is a Research Associate at the Space Research group in the School of Engineering and Technology (UNSW Canberra), where he collaborates in different projects to develop, improve and maintain the existing optical and RF sensors, that will play a key role in the ground based tracking of the next UNSW Canberra CubeSat’s missions scheduled from 2016 to 2020.

His research is focused in the development of innovative technologies applied to astronomical and space surveillance ground based instrumentation, with the use embedded systems based on FPGA and ARM processors. His PhD, completed in 2015 in UNSW Canberra, is based in the investigation of an adaptive optics system for small aperture telescopes, where he developed a prototype currently attached to a 16" Meade LX200 Telescope sited in UNSW Canberra. You can have a look at his PhD here:

http://www.unsworks.unsw.edu.au/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=UNSWORKS&docId=unsworks_36837

Prior to joining UNSW he was working at CSIC, the government agency for scientific Research in Spain, and in Research and Development departments in different Spanish technological companies, with the role of electronic engineer in the fields of wireless communications, embedded processing based in FPGA, ultrasound technologies, radio communications and related.

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Location

Building 16 Room 224 School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

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