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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:08-11-2011
     Last Modified:10-09-2013 (01:08)
    Job information
     Current job:GNC Project engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGNC Control Matlab Simulink AOCS
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    Personal information

     

     

     

    Nationality

    Italian

     

     

    Date of birth

    02.08.1987

     

     

    Gender

    M

     

     

    Desired employment / Occupational field

    Aerospace engineering

     

     

    Jobs

                                                          

                                                Dates

    Field

    Projects

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Education and training

    Project engineer at GMV aerospace and defence (Madrid-Spain)

     

    From February 2012 to now

    Space Unit (GNC division)

    Lunar Lander Mission (ESA)

    Development of GNC software for autonomous Descent&Landing.

    Google Lunar X-Prize (Barcelona Moon Team)

    Development of GNC software for autonomous Descent&Landing.

    SYSNOVA-COBRA mission (ESA)

    Mission study for Contactless Debris removal using conventional chemical engine to deorbit a man-made object. Mission analysis for the rendezvous and the operational phases. Study of the GNC concept for the momentum transfer. Winner of the SYSNOVA competition.

    AGADR (ESA)

    Proposal preparation for the AGADR project: mission study for debris removal using net and tethers. Technical preparatory work to study the dynamic of the problem and to implement a DKE together with a LQR controller (a double loop controller to separate the control of the oscillation from the control of the position of the chaser).

    MoonGNSS (ESA)

    Mission study to evaluate the performance of GNSS navigation for a lunar mission, up to the surface operation. Implementation of a tightly coupled EKF for hybridization between the sensors considered to be standard for this type of mission and the GNSS module.

    iGNC (ESA)

    Implementation of a mode based attitude guidance for autonomous rendezvous and docking with a Target. In particular, the Target in the iGNC project is a sample orbiting around Mars.

     

     

    Dates

    From October 2009 to December 2011

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master of Science (M.S.) in Aerospace Engineering (110/110 cum laude)

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

     

                                                           

         

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               Experience abroad at GMV

    Applied aerodynamics, aerospace structure and damage tolerance, advanced propulsion systems, flight dynamics, automatic flight control, attitude control, numerical analysis, helicopters, electronics applied to aerospace and design methods for aerospace industry.

     

    “Model Predictive Control On-line path Guidance for planetary rovers” prepared at GMV, Isaac Newton 11, P.T.M. Tres Cantos E-28760, Madrid, under the guidance of Ing. Giovanni Binet (Tutor at GMV) and Prof. Paolo Tortora (University of Bologna).

     

    MPC Guidance for planetary rover at GMV aerospace and defence:

    The scope of the project was to study and then implement in Matlab/Simulink an MPC guidance for the Moon Hound, a rover developed by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid for the Lunar Robotic Challenge published by ESA in October 2008. Five months at the GMV facilities in Tres Cantos (Madrid).

     

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

    Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna

    Via Fontanelle 40, 47100 Forlì

    Level in national or international classification

      Higher Education Diploma equivalent to Master of Science (M.S. o M.Sc.)

     

    Dates

    From October 2006 to October 2009  

    Title of qualification awarded

    Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc.) in Aerospace and Aeronautic Engineering (110/110 cum laude)

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

     

                                 

                                          Internship

     

                                                           

     

                     

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    Mechanics, informatics, aerodynamics, aerospace structure, propulsion, flight mechanics, thermodynamics, automatic control, electrical systems physical and numerical analysis.

     

    Served an internship in the Mechanical of flight Laboratory of university of Bologna (Forlì) to install “The true Hardware in the loop Micropilot” to simulate flight missions of a UAV in the laboratory, in cooperation with INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia) and Politecnico di Torino.

     

    “Development and implementation in Matlab/Simulink of algorithms for attitude determination of an unmanned vehicle” prepared at the Mechanical of flight Laboratory of university of Bologna (Forlì) under the guidance of Prof. Fabrizio Giulietti

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

    Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna

    Via Fontanelle 40, 47100 Forlì

    Level in national or international classification

    Higher Education Diploma equivalent to Bachelor of Science (B.S. o B.Sc.)

    Dates

    Title of qualification awarded

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

      Level in national or international classification

     

    Personal skills and competences

                                    Mother tongue

    From September 2001 to July 2006

    Science Course Diploma(100/100) 

    Liceo Scientifico Statale “A.F. Formiggini”

     

    Science Course Diploma

     

     

     

     

    ITALIAN

     

     

    Other language(s)

    English, Spanish

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Team spirit, good adaptation to multicultural environment, good at organizing personal and work time effectively.

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Windows and Microsoft Office package

    Rhinoceros-Nurbs Modeling for Windows

    Fortran

    C (basics)

    Matlab/Simulink (used for both B.S. and M.S. thesis)

    Catia V5

     

     

    Driving licence

    Italian driving licence B

     

     

    Publication

    Article: “COBRA active debris removal concept”, Space Debris Symposium, IAC-13. Main author: Thomas Vincent Peters; CO-authors: Andrea Pellacani, Primo Attina, Michele Lavagna, Riccardo Benvenuto, Eleonora Luraschi.

    Additional information

    I authorize use of personal data according to italian law 196/03 of 2003.

    GMV reference: Ing. Giovanni Binet (gbinet(at)gmv.com)

    University reference: Prof. Paolo Tortora (paolo.tortora(at)unibo.it)

     

     

    Annexes

    -Certificate of Merit released by University of Bologna. Evaluation criteria: marks and number of exams taken in A.A. 2009/2010.

    -Letter from GMV that certifies the experience abroad at the company.



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