Software application developer in a wide variety of space applications: ground support, automation and safety systems, simulators / egse, data processing and telemetries, SCOS 2000 customizations. Particularly interested in aerospace ground system development, communication architecture and protocols design.
1. Ground System Engineer for Ariane 5 Soyuz and Vega Telemetry Kits - September 2010, present
Since September 2010 I'm focused on support and management of contracts and programs of CNES (French Space Agency) for the development of ground telemetry systems of Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega launchers. Particularly, I followed the developing and testing of the ground telemetry kit for the Pleiades and Lares satellites missions.I’m also in charge of maintenance and upgrade programs for ESA (European Space Agency) telemetry ground stations of Perth (Australia) and Santa Maria (Azores Islands)
2. Ground System and Software Engineer for Soyuz and Vega launchers "Ground Segment" in ESA spaceport in French Guiana - January 2007 - September 2010
Ground and Infrastructure Segment
Design and development of automation applications for Low Currency and Safety Systems of Soyuz and Vega launcher’s pads. I followed the study and design of the whole software applications; I was involved in developing of electric and automation systems and PLC programming. I also followed the installation and the test campaign on site working in CSG (Centre Spatial Guyanese, Kourou French Guiana) as Carlo Gavazzi reference for CNES and ESA teams.
3. Software Engineer for ESA Agile Satellite Mission - July 2005, January 2007
Development of a web-based software framework for processing and analyzing AGILE Satellite‘s telemetries. Designing telemetry repository database, development of a C telemetry de commutation software. PHP development of web-based applications for data presentation via browser.
Design SCOS-like Mission Database for Carlo Gavazzi Satellites. Scripting port process of existing satellites databases in ESA SCOS 2000 format. Using of Open Source PostgreSQL database engine, SQL language and PL/SQL procedures, automatic PERL scripting.
Participating in Gavazzi Space research project: Integration of a SCOS-2000 as a master test controller in a EGSE distributed architecture. Development of backend communication interfaces between SCOS and different SCOEs
All the listed experiences have been performed inside the company Carlo Gavazzi Space – Via Gallarate 150 – Milan, Italy – www.cgspace.it
Education and training
Master’s degree in Computer Science Engineering at "Politecnico di Milano" Technical University
Degree thesis in computer vision and machine learning fields. Development of a vision system for the Milan Robocup Team, C++ and Linux
Publication: “On-Line Colour Calibration In Non-Stationary Environments” – published in the Proceedings of 9th RoboCup International Symposium – Osaka 2005
Mother tongue: Italian
Other langueges: Fluent English (TOEFL Certificate), Good French
Computer skills and competences
Programming languages: C, C++, C#, Java, Perl, PHP, XML/XSLT
Libraries: .NET 2.0, OpenGL, Glib, Gtk+
Operative systems: Windows, Linux
Database: Access, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL – SQL and PL/SQL languages
Applications: Labview, MatLab-Simulink, Latex, Visual Studio, AutoCAD
Industrial Protocols: Modbus RTU ModbusTCP/IP, Unitelway, CanOpen, BACnet
PLC Programming: Schneider, Siemens, Beckhoff – Languages: ST, IL, LD
Successful in coordinating with team work and projects. Experience from several projects based on team work and detailed planning, especially acquired in the years spent in French Guiana, working on strictly deadlines cooperating with people in a multicultural environment.
Creative and innovative with excellent interpersonal approaches. Enthusiastic and well-motivated while either taking part in Team activities or acting as the main organizer. I enjoy learning from others and I like to share my knowledge, interests and experiences with them
Interests and hobbies
Simple electric circuits design with “Arduino” microcontroller board, interested in interactive and physical programming. Movies and contemporary novels lover. Hiking, running and snowboarding amateur.
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