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     Date Submitted:10-03-2011
     Last Modified:14-06-2015 (12:23)
    Job information
     Current job:Payload AIT Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Business Services
     KeywordsRF Payload and TCR analyses, AIV, hardware monitoring, EtE Link Budget, Antennae
    CV

    Objective

    Bottom-up approach to achieve a complete overview of the Satellite Communications business, from the design, development and validation of new generation of Payloads, at the state-of-art, to the most attractive solutions to ensure complete management of test campaigns on ground and in-orbit, up to the understanding of operational and commercial aspect of the Satellite business, such the exploration of new exciting markets around the world and the design of new generation services based on satellite capacity as well.

    Education

    Master of Sc. on Advanced Satellite Communications and Navigation Systems

    Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy                                                           2010-2011

    Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering

    Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy                                                                              2005-2009

    Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering

    Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy                                                                              2002-2005

    Skills

    Design of transparent and regenerative Payloads for telecommunications and scientific missions, TT&C subsystem engineering, Antennae, Payload equipment and subsystem procurement, Hosted Payload concept and RF compatibility, Environmental S/C AIT/AIV campaign.

    Expertise on EMC, Optical Payloads, Microwave devices, Multiple Access Techniques and Satellite communications link budgets.

    Basic of GPS, Galileo and EGNOS Navigation concepts

    Languages

    Italian:                                                                                                                         Mother tongue

    French:                                                                                                              Bilingual proficiency

    English                                                                                                  Full professional proficiency

    German:                                                                                                       Elementary proficiency

    Spanish:                                                                                                       Elementary proficiency

    Work Experience

    Payload AIT Manager                                                                                              2014 - present

    OHB SE                                                                                                              Bremen, Germany

    Responsible of Data Relay Payload performance tests and of the coordination of AIT activity for Hylas-3 hosted payload, within the EDRS-C Space Program.

    Reporting to the S/C AIT Manager, the main tasks under my responsibility are listed:

    -      Focal point of Payload System Engineering, EGSE development. Thermal Dept. and Electrical Power System Engineering teams for the respective AIT activities impacting the Data Relay Payload.

    -      Focal point for assembly and integration activities run both by the S/C prime and Payload subcontractor. on the radiator panels (e.g. TCS harness, glueing processes, MGSE collision checks, grounding concept, EMC shielding, 3D-CAD checks through Mylar, flight fasteners, torque procedures);

    -      Support to the System Engineering on the definition of the VCD matrices for the Data Relay Payload and the LCT at S/C level;

    -      Planning of Data Relay Payload AIT activities for the CM and S/C test campaign, in a close cooperation with the Payload supplier subcontractor, to identify and solve the open points and critical issues in the respect of the time schedule and costs;

    -      Procurement of the test aids needed for the Data Relay Payload testing at S/C level, in the respect of costs and time schedule, technical monitoring and review of the qualification process in compliance to the ECSS standards, reporting to ESA and to the customer as well;

    -      Negotiation of the needed technical support from the various test facilities (TVAC, CATR) in compliance to the Long Term Agreement Contract between OHB and contractor company;

    -      Agreement of the test interfaces and test aids, GSE and test setup, test requirements and limitations, test facilities constraints for the Hosted Payload testing (Hylas-3), with the respective Payload Subcontractor and Customer.

    Payload Design and AIV Engineer (contractor)                                                        2011 - 2014

    Thales Alenia Space Italy                                                                                             Rome, Italy

    Responsible of RF performance analysis for the Italian repeater module within the Athena Fidus Space project.

    Reporting to the Technical Payload System Manager, the main activities are listed:

    -      RF performance analyses and payload architecture optimization, processing of RFDs at equipment level and preparation of RIDs to the Payload and S/C CDR data-package;

    -      Preparation of TRR review: Support on hardware monitoring of active/passive equipment, agreement of EMC, mechanical, electrical and RF test procedures and validation of related test reports; Processing of RFWs during acceptance test at equipment level;

    -      Hardware monitoring of LCAMP and TWTAs high power amplifiers and support to the Product Assurance Manager for the TRB and DRB reviews;

    -      Handling of power consumption and dissipation budget: support to the System Mission Engineering team to define the TDMA operational mode in compliance to Spacebus 4000 Platform; support to the Thermal Design Engineering team to the validation of thermal model in the frame of Thermal Balance verification;

    -      RF performance test validation of Communication Repeater Module, support on the investigation due to the possible NCRs and participation to the NRBs (TAS-F Toulouse facility);

    -      Validation of EtE RF performances at S/C level during ambient and TVAC phases (TAS-F Cannes facility): support to the NCRs investigation and NRB co-location, technical contribution to the NRBs and preparation of final test report for the acceptance review with the Customer;

    -      Support to the BID manager on the definition of preliminary payload and satellite budgets during the technical proposal for new payloads of satellite systems.

    RF Project Engineer (Intern)                                                                                        2010 - 2011

    Eutelsat Communications                                                                                        Paris, France

    In the frame of the Deployment of S-band coverage in Europe; development of systems, infrastructures and services based on DVB-SH and E.S.S.A protocols, I was involved into the SafeTRIP.eu European project.

    Main activities and responsibility:

    -      Technical surveillance, requirements negotiations and test on field of vehicular S-band antennas;

    -      RF analysis of Tx/Rx branches of transceiver terminal, critical issues and proposal of solutions;

    -      Electrical interfaces between vehicular S-band antennas and transceiver terminal: feasibility analysis of TX power control loop;

    -      Link budget analysis: DVB-SH forward link

    -      Experience as expert animator on GNSS systems during the 1st SafeTRIP Workshop, Lyon, 25-26 November 2010

    Soft Skills

    -      Strong attitude to work in a multicultural team;

    -      Excellent communicative skills;

    -      Proactive approach to problem solving.

    -      System overview and team coordination

    Hobbies

    -      Strong interest on discovering artistic and cultural heritage,

    -      Paint and architecture

    -      Photography

    -      Cuban Salsa Dance

    Website

    Please, check out my profile on LinkedIn website.


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