Master Of Science (Second Level) in “Advanced Communication and Navigation Satellite Systems” , University of “Tor Vergata”, Rome
Final mark: 110 cum laude / 110
Date: 31/01/2011 - 20/02/2012
1. Fundamentals of Space Systems (system engineering, mechanical, thermal, electrical power, attitude control and propulsion sub-systems, launchers and orbits)
2. Electronics for Space Systems (Payload, LNA, amplifiers, mixer, tests, RAMS, problems for electronic devices in space environment, redundancy)
3. Principles of Satellite Communications (modulation, source coding, channel coding, multiple access, DVB-S, networking, link-budget, constellations)
4. Advanced Satellite Communications (Satellite Antennas, Free-space optical links, Inter-satellite links, Satellite network security, Interplanetary networks, Delay Tolerant Network protocol)
5. Principles of Navigation (Satellite and terrestrial navigation systems, GPS system, GPS receiver, Acquisition loop, Tracking loop, DOP, sources of errors, UERE budget, least-squares, calculation of user position, Integrity)
6. Advanced Navigation Systems (Kalman filter, Extended Kalman filter, Unscented Kalman filter, Differential GPS, Augmentation systems, introduction to EGNOS and Galileo, pseudolites, Multipath, Interference)
7. Digital Signal Processing (Matlab review, digital signals, Z-Transform, DFT, FFT, FIR and IIR filters, DSP)
8. National Instruments LabView course
9. Project Management (Project Management concepts, economics, Cost-Time-Performance, WBS, EVA, Risk-Management, Integration Management, Quality, Procurement)
• Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering (Second Level Degree) University of “Roma Tre”
Specific field of the degree course: Applied Electromagnetics
Final degree mark: 110 cum laude / 110
Graduation date: 27/05/2009 Age at graduation: 25
• Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering (First Level Degree) University of “Roma Tre”, Rome
Final degree mark: 110 cum laude / 110
Graduation date: 26/02/2007 Age at graduation: 23
• Secondary school diploma (Scientific Certificate) “Aristotele” High School focusing on sciences
Mark: 100 / 100
• Master of Science Degree Thesis: “Development of an Unscented Kalman Filter and a Differential Correction Method for the Sogei GNSS Software Receiver” developed in SOGEI S.p.A. company.
Supervisor: Roberto Capua (Sogei)
1. Development of algorithms and software modules in Matlab and C++ for Differential Corrections in Post-Processing (from RINEX files) and Real-Time (from RTCM messages) for the Positioning of the Sogei GNSS SDR Receiver
2. Development of algorithms and software modules in C++ for implementing an Unscented Kalman Filter in the PVT of the Sogei GNSS SDR Receiver; optimization,
• Second Level Degree Thesis: “Study of innovative antennas for satellite navigation applications” developed in THALES ALENIA SPACE company.
Supervisors: Filiberto Bilotti (Roma Tre University), Claudio Vegni (Thales Alenia Space)
Main topics discussed in the thesis:
satellite problems, metamaterials, patch antennas, antenna miniaturization, metamaterial antenna design and sensitivity analysis, satellite navigation applications (Search And Rescue, InterSatellite Links, Conformal antennas, etc..), link-budget and UERE budget
• First Level Degree Thesis: “Very thin patch antenna design with integrated components for UMTS applications”
Supervisor: Filiberto Bilotti (Roma Tre University)
• State examination for engineers successfully passed
• Admitted to the Register of the Engineers Since: 28/04/2010
• 7-month internship in THALES ALENIA SPACE company, where I developed my thesis work (November 2008 – May 2009)
• Technical office Engineer in JET AVIONICS company (Avionics) (25/11/2009 – 13/08/2010)
• 6-month internship in SOGEI company (September 2011-February 2012)
• English Certificate: FCE Certificate issued by Cambridge ESOL (Exam session: March 2011)
Software: Visual Studio, CST Microwave Studio, Matlab, Simulink, N.I. LabView, Mathematica, Freescale CodeWarrior, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc..);
Programming languages: C, C++, Java, LabView, Matlab, basics of VHDL
Certificate: CLAD (Certified Labview Associated Developer) for Labview programming issued by National Instruments on September 30th, 2011
Operating system: Windows, Mac OS X, iOS
Internet, E-mail, TCP/IP and general computer skills
Antennas, RF and Microwave:
Advanced skills in Applied Electromagnetics and Space/Defense Systems, standard and innovative antennas design, system design, link-budget, metamaterials and their applications for the industry, electromagnetic fields, microwaves and RF components, Radar.
GNSS and Radio-Navigation
Radio-navigation concepts, deep knowledge of GPS system, basics of Galileo and Augmentation systems (EGNOS), GNSS software receiver, Differential GNSS and Correction Methods, tracking, acquisition, state-estimation theory, Positioning algorithms, Least-squares, Kalman filter, Extended Kalman filter and Unscented Kalman filter, SDR concepts, basics of FPGA and DSP.
Space systems and Space applications (Nav, Com and E.O.)
Satellite System and Sub-Systems (Basic knowledge of Payload, Electrical, Structure, Thermal, Propulsion, Attitude Control subsystems), problems due to the space environment, general skills related to the space systems applications (Com-Nav-E.O.) and the other subjects learnt during the Master lectures
General Electronic/TLC Engineering skills
The general skills developed during my university studies: electronics, telecommunications, physics, mathematics, etc...
Great interest for satellites, space, defense systems, radar, antennas, microwaves, GNSS and navigation, electronics, telecommunications, new technologies and innovations, and all the similar fields of applications
Propensity for teamwork, tenacity, creativity and motivation
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