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     Date Submitted:31-10-2011
     Last Modified:27-06-2015 (07:26)
    Job information
     Current job:Optical AIT Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordsoptical AIT engineer test integration imager instrumentation mechanical optomechanical aerospace system
    CV

    Summary

    An Optical AIT specialist with a solid background in spacecraft engineering and an international curriculum with 5 year work experience in the European space sector.

     

    Work experience

     

    From July 2012 onwards

    Optical AIT Engineer at SSTL (a company of the Airbus Defence & Space group)

    Assembly integration and test of optical components for space EO imagers and scientific instruments. Deep involvement in the phase C/D of space missions with expertise in the characterisation (through CMM and interferometers), alignment and integration of optical flight components and OGSE in a clean room environment ISO 5 (class 100) and ISO 6 (class 1000).

    In the last year I’ve been building and testing the FM focal plane, fold mirror and split prism sub-assemblies for DMC-3, a constellation of three 1 meter ground resolution imagery satellites characterised by a completely innovative optical solution. I’ve been supporting as well the MTF test campaign to characterise the imager performance before integration to the platform.

    I have been exposed also to international projects led by ESA like Earthcare MSI and Galileo FOC taking part in test campaigns and providing technical expertise to the costumer.

    Currently I am Work Package Manager of the DMC Split Prism, responsible for the delivery of the subsystem according to the agreed technical requirements, schedule and cost.

     

    From July 2010 to December 2011

    Optical Instrumentation Engineer at CNES

    Development of a static Fourier transform spectrometer breadboard adapted to the thermal infrared band. This technology, allows the study of the chemical species responsible for the greenhouse effect. The ongoing research activities on this concept aim to provide, in the near future, totally static and highly stabilized instruments for Earth observation satellites. Support to everyday activities in a clean room environment ISO 8 (class 100000), actively following all the steps towards the complete implementation of the breadboard. Involvement in studying, designing and realising optomechanical solutions for the instrument; handling the cryogenic/vacuum system for the detector; optical alignment, optical instrumentation characterization; data acquisition and analysis. Supervisors: Frank Brachet, Linda Mondin

     

    From February 2009 to July 2009

    Intern at EADS Astrium GmbH

    Investigations of charging risks for LEO spacecrafts, modelling of a high voltage power system in LEO, PIC simulations of a high voltage LEO spacecraft in a ionospheric environment. Internship partially funded by the Erasmus Student Placement grant. Supervisors: Joerg Lange, Peter Hill

     

    From May 2005 to July 2005

    Cornell Robocup mechanical team member

    Helping to project, create and assemble the mechanical components of small autonomous robots that play soccer. Working with milling machine and lathe. 2nd place at the Robocup competition held in Osaka, Japan for small size category. Supervisor: Raffaello D’Andrea

     

     

    Education and training

     

    From January 2012 to February 2012

    ISU Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program

    Grade: Excellent

    The interdisciplinary, international and intercultural space studies curriculum covered space applications, space policy and space services, together with an overview of the principles and concepts involved in space physical sciences, space system engineering and technology, space business and management, space life sciences, space and society and space and legal and regulatory issues. White paper team project: “Reach 2020: Tele-reach for the Global South”

     

    From October 2006 to October 2009

    Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering

    Grade: 110/110 with honours

    Aerospace Structures, Structural FEM analysis, Mechanical Vibrations, Mechanical and Thermal Measurements, Testing of Aerospace Systems, Manufacturing Processes for Engineering, Materials, Spacecraft Thermal Control, Spacecraft Instrumentation, Optical Instrumentation for satellites, Spacecraft Fluidodynamics, Rocket Propulsion, Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control, Astrodynamics, Numerical Methods. Thesis title: “High Voltage Plasma-Spacecraft Interaction in LEO”, numerical simulations of a high voltage spacecraft in the ionospheric plasma. Thesis developed in collaboration with EADS Astrium. Supervisor: Giannandrea Bianchini

     

    From February 2008 to August 2008

    Erasmus exchange student

    Physics of the Earth, Sustainable Development for Aerospace Engineers, Solar Cells, Geophysical Applications of Satellite Measurements, Digital Terrain Modeling, Fourier And Laplace Transformations, Partial Differential Equations.

     

    From October 2003 to September 2006

    Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering

    Solid basis in mathematical analysis, mechanics and fluidodynamics.

    Thesis title: “Study of a high resolution time photometer for Earth and space”, an optomechanical study of AquEYE, an instrument operative at the Asiago telescope. Supervisor: Cesare Barbieri

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

    Languages

    Italian: mother tongue

    English: advanced

    French: intermediate

    Spanish: elementary

     

    Social skills and competences

    Working as a volunteer with FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) since 2012 to reopen the abandoned trails used by the farmers and clean the seaside of Panarea, a beautiful island in the Tyrrhenian sea.

     

    Technical skills and competences

    Interferometers : Trioptics μPhase

    CMM systems : Faro arm, computer controlled CMM

    Machine tools: Lathe, milling machine

    Other : qualified to handle cryogenic/vacuum systems

     

    Computer skills and competences

    OS : Windows, Linux (Ubuntu distribution in particular)

    Office suites : Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, LyX

    CAD : Solidworks

    FEA : Ansys, Patran/Nastran, Gmsh

    Mechanical inspection : Virtual DMIS, Delcam Power Inspect

    Interferometric analysis : µShape

    Image processing and analysis : ImageJ

    Scientific : Mathcad, Derive

    Programming : Matlab, C

    Other skills and competences

    Music player (piano, guitar, ukulele, saxophone), astronomy and stargazing, hiking, indoor climbing and skiing

     

    Driving licence

    AM/A/B1/B type

     

    Additional Information

     

    Certificates

     

    Imperial College London Applied Optics Course (June 2015)

    ISU Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program (February 2012)

    TTVS Space Technology Course (November 2011)

    Industrial Engineering Professional Qualification (January 2010)

    European Computer Driving Licence – Advanced Level (April 2003)

     

    Publications

     

    [1] C. Barbieri, G. Naletto, T. Occhipinti, F. Tamburini, E. Giro, M. D’Onofrio, E. Sain and M. Zaccariotto (2007). The optomechanical design of AquEYE, an instrument for astrophysics on its shortest timescales at the Asiago Observatory. Mem. S.A.It. Suppl. Vol. 11, 190.

     

    [2] International Space University SH-SSP 2012 (2012), REACH 2020: tele-reach for the global South, http://isulibrary.isunet.edu/opac/index.php?lvl=notice_display&id=8318#!



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