Position held: Senior System Engineer in the Ground Station System Division, Ground Systems Engineering Department (ESOC/ESA)
Dates: July 2004 – August 2009
Main activities and responsibilities:
Responsible of the Delta-DOR and Radio Link Support Team in charge of:
1) Critical operations support towards all ESA Deep Space missions (LEOPs, insertion manoeuvres,
2) ESA / Third party joint operations on Delta-DOR :
3) ESA representative in the frame of CCSDS for Delta-DOR standardization
System Manager and Deputy Project Manager for SRT (Sardinia Radio Telescope) TT&C upgrade (started in 2010) with the following tasks:
System Engineer in ESA Deep Space Antenna 3 Project (started in 2009):
1) Support to Front-End activities
2) Site infrastructure
Ground segment system engineering support to ESTRACK Deep Space 35-m and 15-m antenna network system design.
1) Mission-driven Ground Segment upgrades including:
2) Specific support to current and future ESA Deep Space missions:
3) Leading role in an interdisciplinary system study for the enhancement of end-to-end tracking performances of all current ESA radiometric systems
4) Media calibration systems
Position held: Sub-System Engineer in the Ground Station System Division, Ground Systems Engineering Department (ESOC/ESA)
Dates: July 2004 – August 2009
Main activities and responsibilities:
Delta-DOR (high-accuracy navigation technique) project design, development and upgrade coordinator.
· Identification of requirements and support to the design review, site-acceptance. testing and system deployment (receiver plus external storage unit for data storage)
The Delta-DOR Team was awarded the ESA Team Award 2005.
ESA Frequency & Timing (F&T) system upgrade engineering support in:
Position held: Research Fellowship
Dates: October 2002 – July 2004
Main activities and responsibilities
ESA Smart-1 mission: RSIS (Radio Science Investigation on Smart-1) Team Member. Ka-Band link characterisation by using NASA/JPL DSS-13 antenna and of the Moon libration experiment with development of signal-processing tools and Smart-1 orbit determination validation with Ka-band data.
JPL/ESA Cassini-Huygens mission: RST (Radio Science Team) collaborator. Support and data analysis (signal processing and orbit determination) of the Cassini Solar Conjunction Experiment 1 and 2. Organization and participation in two Tracking campaigns on Cassini at the VLBI Antenna of Noto. Analysis (signal processing and orbit determination) of numerous Saturn’s satellite fly-bys of Cassini S/C.
ESA mission BepiColombo. Support to the preparation of the winner proposal for the radio-science experiment MORE (Mercury Orbiter Radio-science Experiment). Participation in studies on the Radio-Science experiment on BepiColombo under ESTEC contract
Mission analysis of a micro-satellite mission to the Moon and the Earth-Moon lagrangian points using Weak-Stability Boundary captures and low-consumption orbital transfers
Employer: Aerospace Engineering Department, University “La Sapienza”, Rome
Related Activities: Guest Lecturer to the “Seminar on TT&C for Spacecraft navigation and Radio-science experiments”, DIAA, University “La Sapienza” of Rome, June 2007.
Publications: 25 published papers (journals, conferences and workshops)
Phased Array Antennas for Communications and Radar, CEI Europe, August 2008
RF and Microwave Circuit Design – Applications and Theory, CEI Europe, October 2007
Radiation Hazard Awareness, HPA, September 2006
Dates: October 1995 – May 2002
Title of qualification awarded: Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering
Principal subjects: Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering
Institution: Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Level in national classification: 106/110
Dates: 1991 – 1995
Title of qualification awarded: School-leaving certificate (A-level Certificate of Education)
Principal subjects; Scientific studies, Maths, Physics, Science
Institution: Liceo Scientifico “C. Cavour”, Rome
Level in national classification: 60/60
Personal skills and competences
Mother tongue; Italian
Social skills and competences
Outstanding spirit of adaptability to multicultural and international environments developed through several stays abroad for study and work.
Organisational skills and competences
Excellent organisational and coordination skills developed during past and present working experiences.
Computer skills and competences
Excellent command of MS-Office package
Good command of Linux/Unix package
Excellent command of Fortran programming
Good command of C++ and Matlab programming
Other skills and competences
Founder and Chairman of the “ESOC Italian Library” of ESOC, Darmstadt
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