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     Date Submitted:13-06-2011
     Last Modified:07-02-2012 (08:41)
    Job information
     Current job:Planning System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsMission planning Mission Analysis Mathematical modelling Optimization precesses Avionics systems Satellite Attitude and Orbit Control System Flight mechanics Rocket science

    Desired employment / Occupational field

    System Engineer

    Mission Planning Engineer



    Work experience





    10/2010 - today

    Occupation or position held

    Mission Planning System

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Responsible for MPS development in the framework of PRISMA mission (EO satellite owned by Italian Space Agency - )

    Name and address of employer

    Telespazio S.p.A. – via Tiburtina 965, 00156 Rome (Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Ground Systems development




    1/2007 - 10/2010

    Occupation or position held

    Head of R&D Simulation Lab

    Main activities and responsibilities

    -          Geometric visibility & Link Budget Analysis for ESA IXV Vehicle ( )

    -          Development of a PC based tool for the analysis of the End-to-End performances of SAT-AIS system ( )

    -          Development of  federated systems for real time simulation & modelling of complex systems

    Preliminary mission analysis for Goktürk mission ( )

    Name and address of employer

    Telespazio S.p.A. – via Tiburtina 965, 00156 Rome (Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Mission Analysis &  Simulation




    1/2005 - 1/2007

    Occupation or position held

    Project Manager / Technical Responsible in EC Projects

    Main activities and responsibilities

    The following experiences are all related to co-founded European Projects.

    -          Project manager in ASK-IT:  development of highly accurate positioning (seamless indoor-outdoor) systems to cope with mobility impair needs for European programme.

    -          Team Leader M-TRADE:  i demonstrations assembly, integration and test of GPS+EGNOS receivers & related services.

    -          Demo leader/support in METIS:  demo activities definition and execution related to EGNOS development in European/Mediterranean area

    Name and address of employer

    Telespazio S.p.A. – via Tiburtina 965, 00156 Rome (Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Research & Development Projects


    1/2003 - 1/2005

    Occupation or position held

    Technical responsible

    Main activities and responsibilities

    The following experiences are related to the Mediterranean Free Flight (MFF) programme that  was executed to validate the ASAS (Airborne Separation Assurance System) implementation into the avionic suite of future commercial aircraft.

    In the programme framework, several task were accomplished:

    - Team leader: avionic package definition

    Requirements definition for on-board installation of hardware avionics system to implement new CNS/ATM technologies in connection with air traffic control and autonomous navigation.

    - Team leader: on-board software development

    Requirements definition, development and integration of experimental software for automatic management of air surveillance and air traffic separation.

    Development of software algorithms for conflict resolution in “Free Flight” airspace type.

    - Mission designer

    Design of flight mission profile to test on board ASAS technologies; realisation of operative handbooks and missions training on simulator.

    - On board engineer

    Fine tuning and telemetry data recording; flight procedures senior consultant for a total of 70 flight hours.

    Name and address of employer

    Telespazio S.p.A. – via Tiburtina 965, 00156 Rome (Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Avionics System Development




    7/2001 - 1/2003

    Occupation or position held

    Spacecraft engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Attitude and Orbit Control System (AOCS) engineer during Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) of “Atlantic Bird I”, a geostationary orbit telecommunication satellite.

    The related activities were:

    - Operational procedures design and validation

    - Spacecraft Validation Tests

    - Orbital manoeuvring optimization and attitude determination manoeuvre simulation

    Name and address of employer

    Telespazio S.p.A. – via Tiburtina 965, 00156 Rome (Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Satellite Operations




    4/1993 - 1/2001

    Occupation or position held

    Maintenance technician

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Ordinary and extraordinary maintenance in Santa Palomba AM transmitting station.

    Name and address of employer

    RAI –Radiotelevisione Italiana - Viale Mazzini 14 - 00195 Roma

    Type of business or sector






    Education and training





    1990 - 2000

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master Degree in Aerospace Engineer (mark 108/110)

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Satellite Attitude and Orbit Control System

    Flight mechanics

    Rocket science

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Università di Roma “La Sapienza” – via Eudossiana 18 – 00184 Rome

    Level in national or international classification

    ISCED 5B




    1996 - 1990

    Title of qualification awarded

    Telecommunication diploma (mark 50/60)

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Technical high school “G.Galilei”  - Rome



    Avionics systems Personal skills and competences




    Mother tongue(s)




    Other language(s)




    Social skills and competences

    - Good team working attitude

    - Good capacity to adapt to transnational environment



    Organisational skills and competences

    - Capable to accomplish Technical leadership

    - Basics of Project Management



    Technical skills and competences

    - Complex systems integration and simulation

    - Air navigation: RNAV navigation, GPS navigation

    - Mathematical modelling

    - Optimization precesses

    - Avionics systems



    Computer skills and competences

    - Satellite Tool Kit Professional Edition 9.2.0 suite and relevant add-on modules;

    - Object Oriented Design & Modelling;

       - OO Programming languages: C#, Java, Visual Basic.NET;

    - Logic Programming Language: PROLOG;

    - UML 2.0, XML, HTML;

    - Operating system: Windows 2000, XP Pro;

    - Microsoft Office package



    Other skills and competences

    - HobbiesAviation, photos, movies



    Driving licence

    Category B



    Additional information

    - Patent   “Adaptative, Multiple Shooting Optimization Method For Determining Optimal Spacecraft Trajectories” – International Publication Number WO 2011/077468 A1

    - Paper  "A Genetic Based Approach for Ground Station Activity Planning Optimisation”. Winner of Telespazio Innovation Award Ed. 2011

    - Paper “Analysis of nano-satellite constellations for remote sensing applications” for “Scientific and Technological Experiments on Automatic Space Vehicles and Small Satellites” conference held in Samara, (Russia) , 2011

    - Paper “A tool for spacecraft trajectory optimization implementing an hybrid, self-adjusting search algorithm” for 4th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques held in Madrid (Spain), 2010

    -  Paper “Using genetic algorithms for real time satellite operations scheduling” for Telespazio Innovation Award Ed. 2009

    - Paper“Satellite Navigation Services for freight transport: Demonstrations in the Mediterranean Area” for International Conference and Exhibition, Melaha  (Egypt) 2008.

    - Paper “Using STK in a distributed simulation environment”  for AGI User Conference, Chicago 2008

    - Paper “STK /Matlab integration for complex systems simulation”. Winner of Telespazio Innovation Award Ed. 2007

    - Paper“Design, implementation an flight trials of autonomous anti-collision systems”. Winner of Telespazio Innovation Award Ed. 2006

    - Certification Satellite ToolKit  ( )

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