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     Date Submitted:08-11-2011
     Last Modified:29-01-2012 (03:33)
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    Personal information

     

     

     

    Nationality

    Italian

     

     

    Date of birth

    24/01/1977

     

     

    Gender

    Male

     

     

    Desired employment / Occupational field

    System engineering for space missions

     

     

    Work experience

     

     

     

    Dates

    09-2007 / today

    Occupation or position held

    Research Fellowship at the “Exploration and Observation of the Universe - EOS” .

    Main activities and responsibilities

    - Support to system engineering of satellites/scientific payloads (LARES on VEGA, Simbiosys instrument on BepiColombo ESA mission, scientific instruments for ExoMars 2016 mission).

    - Support to space programs management, within international agencies cooperation and partnerships (es. coordination of Italian proposals to ESA AOs, technical and programmatic agreements management).

    - Interfaces management between Spacecraft and Launch Vehicles for the LARES satellite mission as first payload for the maiden qualification flight of the European VEGA launcher and management of the joined activities and review (Qualification Review, Final Mission Analysis Review)  

    - Member of the Concurrent Engineering Facility CEF team of the Italian Space Agency, based on standard ESA-IDM, with responsibility on Structures andConfiguration disciplines.

    - Organization and participation at SORA 2009 Launch Campaign of Long Duration Flight Balloons in arctic regions (Svalbard Island site, Longyearbyen).

    Name of employer

    Italian Space Agency ASI (Rome, Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace field

     

     

    Dates

    02-2007 / 08-2007

    Occupation or position held

    Research Fellowship

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Theoretical and experimental position monitoring of submerged cable, within the Joint Research Programme (JRP) no. 9 – Free running model technologies.

    Name of employer

    INSEAN Italian ship model basin – National Research Council (Rome, Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Research in naval engineering field

     

     

    Dates

    07-2006 / 12-2006

    Occupation or position held

    Research Grant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Theoretic and numerical analysis of hull vibrations of a fast ship induced by pressure fluctuations due to Turbulent Boundary Layer

    Name of employer

    INSEAN Italian ship model basin – National Research Council (Rome, Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Research in naval engineering field

    Dates

    11-2005 / 05-2006

    Occupation or position held

    Researcher and Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Modelling and simulation of a 2D spatial mechanism (LAPM) for satellite antenna pointing.

    Name of employer

    Universityof Catania (Catania, Italy) – Alcatel Alenia Space (Rome, Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Research in space robotics

     

     

    Dates

    02-2003 / 08-2005

    Occupation or position held

    Researcher and Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    “Modelling of an ultrasonic actuator for aerospace applications” within a development program of Italian Space Agency.

    Name of employer

    University of Catania (Catania, Italy) – Alenia Spazio (Rome, Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Research in space robotics

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    2008

    Title of qualification awarded

    BS degree in Naval Engineering (marks 110/110 with honours). Title of the thesis: “Fatigue analysis of hulls by means of modern methods in the frequency domain”.

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Naval Engineering

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Faculty of Engineering, University of Messina (Italy).

     

     

    Dates

    Nov. 2002- Oct. 2005 (examination on Mar. 2006)

    Title of qualification awarded

    PhD degree in Engineering and chemistry of materials. Title of the thesis: “Development of optoelectronic measurement systems based on FBG sensors”.

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Material Engineering

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Faculty of Engineering, University of Messina (Italy).

    Level in national or international classification

    PhD

     

     

    Dates

    1995-2002

    Title of qualification awarded

    MS degree in Mechanical Engineering (marks 110/110).

    Title of the degree thesis: “Novel mechanical pointing system for satellite antennas based on parallel mechanism”, within an Alenia Spazio (Roma) project (Published).

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Mechanical Engineering

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Faculty of Engineering, University of Catania (Italy).

     

     

    Dates

    1990-1995

    Title of qualification awarded

    School leaving certificate,awarded after five years of Scientific Lyceum (marks 60/60).

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Scientific Liceo “G. Seguenza” in Messina

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Other language(s)

    English, French, Polish

     

     

    Other training and professional activities

    - Attendance of the professional course (72 hours) “ASI Concurrent Engineering Facility” organized in cooperation with European Space Agency 01/05-06/11 2009.

    Participation to the SEO training study at the ESA ESTEC Cuncurrent Design Facility (16-20/05/2010 and 06-11/06/2010).

     

    - Attendance of the ESA Summer School 2008 “Sample Return from Moon, Asteroids & Comets”, 22-31/06/2008 in Alpbach (Austria).

     

    - Research activity at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Chicago (IL, USA) for ENEA (Frascati) (July-August 2005).

     

    - Reviewerfor International Journal “Sensors and Actuators A: physical”, Elsevier, ldt (since 2007).

     

    - Appointed Connoisseur on the subject of the scientific field ING-IND12: Mechanical Measurement (2004).

     

    - Training course on “LMS solutions (Test e CAE) for Structural Dynamics and Vibrational Testing of components”, organized by LMS ITALIANA (12/02/2006).

     

    - Invited as Italian delegate at the Space Generation Congress 2011 (Sept 2011, Cape Town), rapporteur for the session “Exploration” and co-author of the paper “Robotic Exploration in today’s evolving global space sector”.

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    - Excellent relational capabilities and predisposition towards team work in different settings: playing several individual and team sports, long formative training in scouting.

     

    - Member of the local (Rome) Couchsurfing community for international hospitality exchange.

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    - Regular cooperation with international agencies and companies: European Space Agency (ESA), National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), CNES, Thales Alenia Space Italia (TASI), Selex Galileo (SG).

     

    - Coordination of international teams for the architecture design and/or implementation of space missions.

     

    - Affiliation at the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) for the 2005 year.

     

    - Didactics activities at the Engineering faculty of Messina in the following courses: “Applied mechanics”, “Machinery construction”, “Mechanical and thermal measurements”.

     

    - Coordination of activities, as co-examiner,in several degree theses concerning structural and experimental mechanics.

     

     

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    - Capabilities of complex system engineering, from scientific and technical requirements identification to experimental verification by test campaign.

     

    - Management of space activities within national programmes or international cooperation.

     

    - Expertise in structural dynamic analysis and verification processes.

     

    - Expertise in design and utilization of measurement systems.

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Operative system

    Windows (XP, 2000)

    Application-oriented

    Software Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project (good knowledge).

    AutoCAD (good knowledge)

    Matlab (good knowledge)

    Labview (good knowledge)

    Femap e MSC Nastran (good knowledge)

    CATIA (basic knowledge)

    MSC Adams (basic knowledge)

    Programming language

    Pascal, Fortran

     

     

     

     

    Other skills and competences

    - Enrolment in the professional engineering register in Messina (2004).

     

    - Science communication: attendance to the 1st course for Astronomic Explainers for the Planetarium of Rome (Dec 2008) and participation to the scientific public outreach events: “Science Festival 2009” at Auditorium of Rome, “Museums’ night 2009”, “Xluna”. Invited speaker at “Discovery on film 2010”, Museo Civico di Rovereto.

     

     

    Driving licence

    - Car and motorbike (A and B)

     

     

    Additional information

    - Flexibility to work abroad or business travelling.

     

     

    Annexes

    - Annex 1: main relevant publications (journals or conference proceedings)

     

    I declare that the reported information is truthful.

    I authorize the use of my personal data in accordance with the law D.Lgs. 196/2003

     

    Annex 1: Relevant publications (journals and/or conference proceedings)

     

    - S. Pirrotta and A. Gabrielli, “LARES: the challenging development of the first payload for VEGA launcher qualification flight“, 62st International Astronautical Congress IAC, 03-07 October 2011.

     

    - R. Duffard et al., “A multiple-rendezvous sample-return mission to 2 near-Earth asteroids”, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 48, 2011, pp. 120-132.

     

    - S. Pirrotta and E. Flamini, “SoRa first flight – summer 09”, Mem. S.A.It  Suppl. Vol. 16, 2011, pp.145-151.

     

    - C. Facchinetti et al., “First studies of the ASI Concurrent Engineering Facility (CEF)”, 4th International Workshop on System & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications SECESA, Lausanne (Switzerland), 13-15 October 2010.

     

    - C. Del Vecchio Blanco et al., “Unmanned lunar exploration: from scientific needs to a preliminary mission study for the Italian lunar rover”, 61st International Astronautical Congress IAC, Prague (Czech Republic), 27/09-01/10 2010.

     

    - C. Bettanini et al., “Design of modular probes for stratospheric balloon mission: thermo mechanical aspects and lesson learned from SORA mission”, 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Bremen (Germany), 18-25 July 2010.

     

    - S. Pirrotta, “Preliminary study on a novel coring system for planetary surface sampling” Proc. of 7th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Barcelona (Spain) 14-18/06/2010.

     

    - I. Ciufolini et al., “Objectives of LARES satellite”, XX Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, Milan (Italy), 29/06 - 03/07 2009.

     

    - C. Portelli and S. Pirrotta, “ASI-CEF, general use and perspectives in the programmatic aspects“, 3rd International Workshop on verification and testing of Space Systems, Turin (Italy), April 6-8 2009.

     

    - R. Duffard et al. “Multiple rendezvous and sample return mission to 2 NEO asteroids”, 1st IAA Planetary Defence Conference, Granada (Spain), April 27-30 2009.

     

    - G. Alberti et al., “Radar Sounding of ice: the SoRa experiment”, Outer Planet Flagship Mission Instrument Workshop, Monrovia (CA, USA), June 3-5 2008.

     

    - E. Flamini and S. Pirrotta, “Solar system exploration and SORA”, Mem. S.A.It. Vol. 79, 2008, pp. 972-977.

     

    - E. Ciappi, F. Magionesi, S. Pirrotta, “Full scale prediction of the noise generated by the turbulent boundary layer on board a high speed vessel”, accepted at Int. Conf. on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering MARINE07, Barcelona (Spain), 5-7 June 2007.

     

    - S. Pirrotta, E. Guglielmino, “Optical psychrometer for relative humidity measurement in non-conventional environments”, Proceedings of the  European Workshop on Optical Fiber Sensors, Naples (Italy), 4-6 July 2007.

     

    - S. Pirrotta, R. Sinatra, A. Meschini, “A novel simulation model for ring type ultrasonic motor”, Int. Journal Meccanica, vol. 42 (2), 2007, pp. 127-139.

     

    - R. Montanini, S. Pirrotta, “A temperature-compensated rotational position sensor based on fibre Bragg gratings”, Sensors and Actuators A, vol. 132, Issue 2, 2006, pp. 533-540.

     

    - M. Caponero, D. Colonna, R. Montanini, S. Pirrotta, “Development of a fiber-optic sensor for position monitoring of vertex detectors in high energy physics experiments”, Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 17, No. 6, 2006, pp. 1601-1608.

     

    - S. Pirrotta, R. Sinatra, A. Meschini, “Evaluation of the effect of preload force on resonance frequencies for a Travelling Wave Ultrasonic Motor”, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 52, No. 4, 2006, pp. 746-753.

     

    - R. Sinatra, S. Pirrotta, A. Meschini, S. Poli, “Dynamic simulation of travelling Wave Ultrasonic Motors for Aerospace applications”, Proc ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC2005-84863, Long Beach, California, September 24-28, 2005, pp 1-8.

     

    - S. Pirrotta, R. Sinatra, A. Meschini, “Novel dynamic simulation algorithm for Ultrasonic Motors”, 17-th AIMeTA Congress, September 11-15, 2005.

     

    - M. Caponero, D. Colonna, R. Montanini, S. Pirrotta, “Design and calibration of a fibre Bragg grating-type linear displacement sensor”, Optical Fibre Sensors Conference OFS-17, Bruges (Belgium), May 2005, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5855, p. 775-778.

     

    - S. Pirrotta, R. Sinatra, A. Meschini, and S. Poli, “Analysis about Dependence of Resonance Frequencies on Running Parameters for a Travelling Wave Ultrasonic Motor”, WSEAS Transactions On Systems, Issue 8, Volume 3, October 2004, pp. 273-274.

     

    - A. Meschini, S. Pirrotta, R. Sinatra, “A parallel mechanism for a satellite antenna with double reflector”, Proc. Fundamental issues and future research directions for parallel mechanisms and manipulators, Quebec City (Canada), October 3-4 2002, pp.120-130.

     



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