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Ana I. Bolea-Alamañac

Ana I. Bolea-Alamañac received her undergraduate degree in telecommunications engineering jointly from the Centro Politécnico Superior (Zaragoza, Spain) and the Ecole Centrale de Lille (Lille, France) in 1995, her master's in space studies from the International Space University (Strasbourg, France) in 2001, and her Ph.D. from l'École nationale supérieure de l'aéronautique et de l'espace (SUPAERO), in Toulouse, France in 2004, with her work focused on the implementation of fade mitigation techniques applied to advanced satellite communication systems.

From 1996 to 2000, Dr. Bolea-Alamañac worked as an engineer and manager engineer at Telefónica de España, where she worked in the international network planning and operation. In 2001, to fulfill a master's degree requirement, she did an internship in deep-space communications at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Her work focused on the Deep Space 1 mission, especially the Beacon Monitor Operations Experiment (BMOX) and its implications for a Deep Space Network operational beacon monitoring system. After her Ph.D., she continued her work in the area of advanced digital communication techniques with the Research and Development Department of Thales Alenia Space in Toulouse, France. In 2005, she joined the European Space Agency (ESA) Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, as a communication system engineer.

Co-Author of Chapter 5 from Volume 13 of the Deep-Space Communications and Navigation Series:

Deep Space 1

Co-Author of the following article of the DESCANSO Design & Performance Summary Series - Telecommunications: