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     Date Submitted:25-11-2011
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     Current job:RF Antenna Engineer
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     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpecification of RF&related equipment.Statements of Work&monitoring industrial contracts for RF subsystems deployed in ESA ground stations. ESOC.Antenna Front End,Antenna Subsystems,LNA,Cryogenic Systems,Vacuum Systems,High Power Amplifiers( Klystrons),Ra
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                              CURRICULUM VITAE

     

     

    - June 1991 

       High school Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications (AMBRA Project) ITIS G.Marconi, Messina.

     

    - 11 NOV 1991 - 22 FEB 1993 and

      20 FEB 1994 - 30 MAY 1994

    Employee of the Istituto per la Pubblica Amministrazione (ISPA, Catania). Field supervisor for eastern Sicily and trainer for a legal-administrative updating service based on a software platform for public corporations.

     

    - 23 FEB 1993 - 17 FEB 1994

       Military Service in the Coastguard as radio-telephony engineer.

     

    - September 1995

    Enrolled at the five years Master Degree (Laurea di secondo livello ) in Electronic Engineering at the University of Messina .

     

    - February – July 2000

       Winner of an Erasmus scholarship at the BME (Technical University of Budapest).

     

    - September 2000

    Enrolled at the two-year Master of Sc. Degree in Communication Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE, International Education Centre, English education).

     

    - August 2002 – February 2003

    Carried out for the University of Messina the thesis work on adaptive matching networks as trainee at Infineon Technologies, Munich, Germany .

    Graduated as M.sc Engineer in Electronic with the maximum grade: 110 points out of 110.

     

     

    - January 2003

    Winner of a six/nine months postgraduate internship to earn job experience in E.U.member states. Framework of the project called Supervised Work Experiences Abroad POR.

     

    - February – July 2003

    Completed the last semester at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Diploma thesis on industrial applications of microwave for moisture measurement, realized at the Microwave Circuits & Antennas Laboratory.    

    Graduated from the Master in Communication Engineering on the 23rd of June 2003 with the mark of excellent (5.00/5.00).

     

    - February – August 2004

    Assignee of a six-month period of on-the-job training at the European Space Agency/ ESOC, Darmstadt – Germany.

    Task performed at TOS-GSS division:

    Studies and measurements of Phase Noise and AM noise performance of X and Ka band LNA’s and their effects on the sensitivity of Radio Astronomy Antenna-Receiver systems.

     

    - 31st January 2005

    Employed as RF Engineer at the German site of the European Space Agency for a contractor company of the OPS-GSS (Ground Stations) department. 

    Specification of RF and related equipment.

    Writing of Statements of Work and monitoring of industrial contracts for RF subsystems to be deployed within the ESA ground stations.

    Frequent abroad missions, within European countries as well as overseas (Australia, America).

                

                      

     

      LANGUAGES

    Italian                :  Mother tongue

    English              :  Very Good

       German               :  Basic (Learning at the moment)

     

     

    Acquired competences

    Antenna Front End, Antenna Subsystems, Microwave Low Noise Amplifiers, Cryogenic Systems, Vacuum Systems, High Power Amplifiers (including Klystrons), Radiometers, Deionised Water Cooling Systems and use of laboratory instrumentation. 

     

     

       COMPUTER SKILLS

    Windows, Microsoft Office, C, MatLab, MathCAD, Advanced Design System (ADS, Agilent Technologies), ESATAN Thermal Modelling Suite.

     

     

       FORMATIVE EXPERIENCES

     

    • January – February, 2000. English course at the Language Studies International, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

     

    • Student member of the Microwave Circuits & Antennas Laboratory at the Department of Microwave Telecommunications, (Budapest University of Technology and Economics). Carried out for the same Laboratory, the following three works:

    - Experimental Study of Microstrip Antennas.

    - Photonic Band Gap: Materials, Structures and Applications in Slot and Patch Antenna

    - Multi-requency moisture-measurement system used in bins of raw materials and in concrete mixers.  (Diploma work).

    Supervisor at the department Sen. Ass. Professor Ferenc Völgyi.

     

    • October, 2000. Attended the course “Satellite Networks and Multimedia Services: From VSAT to DVB Technologies “. Organized within the TEN Project.

     

    • March, 2001. Attended the Optical/Wireless Workshop in the framework of the European MOIKIT project and United States-Hungary Cooperative Program in Microwave-Photonics.

     

    • Member of the WS TI (Wireless Solutions, Technology & Innovations) Radio Frequency Department at Infineon Tech., Munich. Pursuing thesis work on ‘Matching Networks for Variable Load Conditions in Microwave Circuits for Telecommunications’.

    Supervisor at the University of Messina, Prof. Alina Caddemi.

    Co-supervisor at Infineon, Eng. Antonio Zarcone.

     

    • Trainee member of the TOS-GSS (Technical Operational Support- Ground Segment Subsystems) at the   European Space Operations Centre. Involved in the following activities:

     

    • “Measurement of low noise amplifier gain fluctuation and evaluation of radiometer performance at 8GHz and 32 GHz”(technical report).

    Identification and evaluation of different techniques for the measurement of random instabilities. Modelization of AM noise.Measurement campaign to characterize flicker and random walk noise on low noise amplifiersat room and cryogenic temperatures. MathCAD simulations of effects on radio astronomy receivers.

    Supervision of RF Eng. Sandro Salvatori.

    • Use of laboratory instrumentations: VNA, PNA, NF meter, signal generators.

     

    • 17-20 and 23-25 May, 2005. Attended “Basic Vacuum + Leak Detection” and “Advanced Vacuum” Training Courses at Varian Inc. in Turin (ITA)

     

    • 3 - 6 April, 2006. Attended the “RF Components and Systems Measurements” CEI Europe Training Course. Copenhagen, Denmark.

     

    • 17-21 July, 2006. Attended the International Cryogenic Engineering Conference 21 (ICEC 21) in Prague, Czech Republic. To acquire knowledge on the most updated state of the art cryo-cooler technology to be deployed on the ESA ground stations.

     

    • 23 October, 2007. Attended the “Radiofrequency and Ionising Radiation Awareness Course”, Health Protection Agency (UK) at ESOC premises.

     

    • 11 – 15 August, 2008. Attended the “Phased Array Antennas for Communications & Radar” training course. Organized by CEI Europe in ESOC.

     

    • 20 – 23 October, 2008. Attended the “Satellite Communication Systems” CEI Europe training course in Barcelona, Spain.

     

    • 25 – 28 January, 2010. Attended the “ESATAN Thermal Modelling Suite” (Software for Thermal Analysis) training course at ITP engines in Leicester UK

     

    • 2 – 5 August, 2010. Attended the “Cryogenic Engineering” training course. Organized by Cryocourses and Redstone Aerospace in Golden, Colorado (USA).

     

    • 26 – 2 9 October, 2010. Attended the Phased Array Radar Course at ESOC premises. Lecturer Prof. Hugh Griffiths, University College London.

     

    • 02 – 06 May, 2011. Attended Linux/Unix Fundamentals course at Schoell AG, Darmstadt.

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