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     Date Submitted:23-11-2011
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     Current job:Space Systems Engineer (YGT) at ESA/ESTEC
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpace Systems Engineer, Propulsion Systems Engineer
    CV

    26 years old–Single

    Nationality:Romanian

    EXPERIENCE

    Jun 2011 – Present:        Space Systems Engineer, Young Graduate Trainee, working on the ESA Lunar Lander, in the HSO Department, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands

    Within this project I am involved in various aspects of the Phase B activities, including Propulsion System Hydraulic Breadboard Testing and Hardware Validation using EcoSim Pro, Priming sequence analysis, Pressure Drop analysis, Mass Flow assessment, High Flow Latch Valves operation, Thruster Performance Testing Procedures, Thruster Plume-Surface Interaction, Electrical Power System Analysis and Power Mast Solution Assessment, Lunar Environment Illumination Analysis and Local Topography Influence, Mission Timeline and Scenario Definition and Analysis.

    I have also had the opportunity to participate in various technical and management meetings, Payload assessment meetings, progress meetings.

    Thanks to the high level of professional expertise within the Lunar Lander Project Team I have been introduced to various in-depth technical aspects of Space related projects

    Apr–Oct 2010:                End of studies internship at the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, Toulouse, France, Department of Planetology and Microgravity Projects

    During this internship I was involved in two main projects:

    First, a tradeoff analysis of existing GPR technologies and comparisons to the ExoMars Mission Wisdom Ground Penetrating Radar, where I have also been involved in the definition of the testing procedures for the Wisdom GPR with the purpose of demonstrating a technological spin-off for Avalanche Victims Search and Crevasse Localization using the aforementioned Radar technology.

    The second project I was involved in, being my main assignment, has been a Mission Analysis Tradeoff for the Mars Sample Return Mission, considering various existing or potential technologies, different transfer scenarios for transfer windows ranging from mid 2030’s to mid 2040’s, different mission architectures involving single or multiple spacecraft, as well as the use of the Launch Vehicles envisaged for a fully European Mission, such as Soyuz, Ariane 5 ECA, or the future Ariane 5 ME.

    Jul–Aug 2008:                 Traineeship at TURBOMECANICA S.A.,Bucharest, Romania, Gas Turbines Design

    Jul–Aug 2007:                 Traineeship at TURBOMECANICA S.A.,Bucharest, Romania, Engine Design

    Jul–Aug 2006:                 Traineeship at COOPERCAMERONCORP., Câmpina, Romania, Department of Numerical CommandMachinesProgramming

    EDUCATION

     

    Feb 2012:                            Space Systems Verification and Validation, ESA/ESTEC internal training course, Noordwijk, the Netherlands

    Nov 2011:                           Introduction to Environmental Test Tehniques, ESA/ESTEC internal training course, Noordwijk, the Netherlands

    2009–2010:                      Specialized Master in“Space Systems Engineering”, Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, SUPAERO,Toulouse, France:

    Master thesis on two subjects:

    Sizing of an interplanetary mission with application for “Mars Sample Return”

    Study of a system designed for space applications with the purpose of using it in the public domain: “WISDOM ground penetrating radar spin-off for the search of avalanche victims”

    Main Subjects:                 Orbital Mechanics, Space Environment, Launcher Design, Advanced Control, Satellite Guidance and Control, Satellite Thermal Design, Satellite Electric Systems, Manned Spacecraft Architecture, Global Positioning Systems, Spacecraft Operations

    Sept 2010:                          Specialized Masters Diploma in “Space Systems Engineering”

    2004–2009:                      “POLITEHNICA” University, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Bucharest,Romania

    2006–2009:                      Specialization: “Propulsion Systems”

    Engineering degree thesis subject:

    “The Study and Project Design of Thrust Vectoring Implementation for the Second Stage Liquid Fuel Rocket of the NERVA Orbital Transporter”

    Student researcher within the NERVA Project, for the conversion of an existing SAM high performance missile into a Low cost Nano Satellite Launcher

    Main Subjects:                 Flight Dynamics ,Fluid Mechanics, Gas Dynamics,Thermodynamics, Jet Engine Design, Automated Engine Control, Engine Testing and Flight Clearance, Numerical Methods

    Jun 2009:                             Engineering Diploma in Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Propulsion Systems

     

    2000–2004:                      National College“IonLucaCaragiale”, Ploiesti, Romania

                                                   Specialization: “Intensive Mathematics-Informatics”

    Jun 2004:                            Baccalaureate Diploma

    May 2004:                          Certificate in Programming awarded by the Romanian Ministry of Labor

    2003:                                    Educational Software Designer Diploma awarded by SIVECO Romania

     

     

    PROJECTS

    Dec 2009–Mar 2010:      Analysis for improvements on the subsystems of a Microsatellite

                                                    Involved in the mechanical redesign of a Memory Shape Alloy Solar Panel deployment hinge

    Oct 2009–Dec 2009:      Research on a Micro-Satellite Launch Vehicle

                                                   Design of a Micro-Satellite Launch Vehicle using COTS hardware while trying to maintain a low design and manufacturing cost

    Oct 2008–Jan 2009:       “Stress and Vibration Resistance Determination for the First Stage Turbine Blade, Vane and Disc of the R11-F300 Jet Engine”

    Feb 2008–Jun 2008:      “Gazodynamic Design of a Jet Engine”

    Oct 2007–Jan 2008:       “Aerodynamic Performance of the A-10 Thunderbolt”

    2003:                                    National Educational Software Designing Competition organized by SIVECO Romania and qualified in the final 10 with the software entitled “Hybridization”

    LANGUAGES

     

     

    English:                               ProficientUser–TOEFLiBTScore111

    French:                                Independent User - B2 Level

    German:                             Independent User

    Spanish:                              Basic User

    Romanian:                         Maternal Language

     

     

    COMPUTER SKILLS

     

     

    Software:                           CATIA, EcoSim Pro, STK, SpaceClaim, AutoCAD, Gambit, Fluent, MathCAD, MSOfficeSuite

    Programming:                  MATLAB, Simulink, SCILAB, Octave, FORTRAN, C/C++, PASCAL, CNC Programming, HTML

    Miscellaneous:                3DSMAX, Macromedia Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Corel DRAW

    OS:                                        Windows, Linux

     

     

    EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

    May–Sept 2010:            French Courses at the Activlangues School of Languages in Toulouse,France

    Sept 2008:                          “8th European Space Power Conference” by the ESA at the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz,Germany

    2007–2008:                      French Courses att he French Institute of Bucharest, Romania

     

     

    OTHER SKILLS, COMPETENCES AND HOBBIES

    Sports:                                 Basketball, Swimming, Snowboarding

    Hobbies:                            Building Kit Airplane Models, Hiking,Cinema,Cooking


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