Tomas Navarro is a Future Projects engineer at ESA (European Space Agency) working on the exploration of new advanced mission concepts and systems for future Satellite Communications systems. He is also responsible for coordinating Artificial Intelligence activities for SatCom applications. Before joining ESA, Tomas worked in the space industry in satellite operations and as an R&D engineer for satellite & payload optimisation systems, focusing on genetic and machine learning algorithms used in operational geostationary communications satellites.
Tomas is also the co-inventor of an Artificial Intelligence-powered Space architecture able to improve response times in systems based on a centralised topology. His invention is being explored to be used in Space systems to distribute intelligence across a multi-node network, aiming at optimising resources while reducing spacecraft control time.