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     Date Submitted:14-12-2011
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     Current job:ECLSS Design Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsECLSS, Environmental Control and Life Support System, Space System Engineering, Project Management
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Since Mar 2008

    Thales Alenia Space – Italia  (Resident consultant)

    Torino, Italy

    ECLS-Environmental Control & Life Support Engineer (Business Segment Space Infrastructures & Transportation)

    ·ECLSS Engineer for the PCM (Pressurized Cargo Module) as part of the Orbital Sciences CYGNUSTM spacecraft designed for cargo delivery to the ISS under the NASA COTS (Commercial Orbital Transportation Services) and NASA CRS (Commercial Resupply Services) contracts.

    Collaborating in managing the design of the ECLS subsystem, in particular main activities and collaborations include:

    ·       Performed System and Subsystems Design Trade-offs;

    ·       Management of System and Subsystems documentation: Technical Specifications, SOW Statement Of Work and ICD Interface Control Documents (including RFD/RFW Request For Deviation/Waiver, PIRN Preliminary/Proposed Interface Revision Notice, Requirements traceability, RID Review Item Discrepancy);

    ·       Management of Subsystem performances analysis (analysis reporting) and budgets (power, thermal, mass);

    ·       Flight Equipments (pressure control valves, cabin fan, temperature and pressure sensors): Management of Specifications and Interface Control Documents, been involved in Qualification and Acceptance Reviews by European and USA suppliers;

    ·       Layout parts design, 3D modeling and drawing (CATIA v5) including assembly and installation drawings;

    ·       Management of Kevlar parts procurement;

    ·       Been involved in:

    o      Design Changes process;

    o      Assembly and Integration Procedures review;

    o      System and Subsystem tests specifications preparation, test procedures review, tests participation, test evaluation reports preparation;

    o      Requirements traceability and verification (using DOORS Software);

    o      Input to flight operations preparation;

    ·       Non Conformance Reports (equipment suppliers, production and integration) (using Fisheye Software)

    ·       Been involved in System Reviews: PDR Preliminary Design Review, CDR Critical Design Review, Quarterly Reviews, QR Qualification Review, HAR Hardware Acceptance Review, PSR Pre Shipment Review.

    ·On console from ALTEC Mission Support Center for Node 3 “Tranquillity” activation during STS-130 (Shuttle mission delivering Node 3 and Cupola to the ISS International Space Station).

    ·ECLSS Expert in the Off-Site Engineering Support Team (ALTEC-ESC) for the ESA Columbus module of the ISS.

    Oct 2007 - Dec 2007

    SEEDS Project Work Activity – Phase III

    Torino, Italy

    ·Training period working on the PHOEBE project (Permanent Human MOon Exploration BasE) in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space Italia and ALTEC.

    ·Led a project as System Engineer designing a plant growth chamber module (denominated FARM - Food And Revitalization Module) to be integrated in a bio-regenerative life support system for PHOEBE.

     

    Jul 2007 - Sep 2007

    SEEDS Project Work Activity – Phase II

    Bremen, Germany

    ·Training period working on the PHOEBE project in collaboration with EADS-ASTRIUM and OHB-System.

    ·Worked as Power Subsystem Engineer in an engineering team designing a “Reusable Moon Lander” with special responsibilities for the design of the power subsystem.

     

    May 2007 - Jul 2007

    SEEDS Project Work Activity – Phase I

    Toulouse, France

    ·Training period working on the PHOEBE project in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space France, EADS-ASTRIUM, CNES and SUPAERO.

    ·Collaborated asTelecommunication Engineer designing and simulating a communication and navigation system to provide communication between the Moon base and the Earth and between the modules of the Moon base itself.

    ·Implemented the project plan of the overall Project Work Activity (including WBS, OBS, RASCI chart, Risk Analysis and Schedule) and managed the team analyzing team effectiveness.

     

    EDUCATION

    Nov 2006 - Dec 2007

    POLITECNICO DI TORINO

     

    Torino, Italy

    Bremen, Germany

    Toulouse, France

    Torino, Italy

    in partnership with:

    UNIVERSITÄT BREMEN

    SUPAERO

    COREP

    II Level International Post Graduate Master Course in:

    SpacE Exploration and Development Systems - SEEDS

    ·System Engineering course applied to space exploration. Following six months of lectures and exercises hosted in Torino, a Project Work Activity in cross-national teams is hosted by the universities and industries of the three associated European towns (Toulouse, Bremen, Torino).

    ·Supported by: European Space Agencies (ESA, ASI, DLR, CNES), the main European Space Industries (Thales Alenia Space, EADS-ASTRIUM, OHB-System AG, Carlo Gavazzi Space, ALTEC) and Universities.

    Jan 2004 - Jul 2006

    POLITECNICO DI TORINO

    Torino, Italy

    “Laurea Specialisticain Information and Communication Technologies Engineering

    (2 year degree -Master of Science equivalent certificate)

    ·Thesis Title: “Design and Realization of a Microphone Array-Based Acoustical Photographer”

    ·Final grade: 110/110

    Jan 2004 - Jul 2006

    UNIVERSITYOF ILLINOISAT CHICAGO, UIC

    Chicago, USA

    “Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

    ·TOP-UIC Project (Coordinated project between Politecnico di Torino (TOP) and University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). All courses (equivalent to the ones attended at UIC), examinations and projects are done in English at the Politecnico. The M.Sc. degree is granted by the UIC upon defending the thesis at UIC).

    ·Thesis Title: “Design and Realization of a Microphone Array-Based Acoustical Photographer”

    ·Grade-Point-Average: 3.73/4.00

    Sep 2000 - Dec 2003

    POLITECNICO DI TORINO

    Torino, Italy

    “Laureain Telecommunication Engineering”     (3 year degree - Bachelor of Science equivalent certificate)

    ·Thesis Title: “Acoustic research methods for the characterization of locations used for show purposes”

    ·Final grade: 100/110

    Sep 1995 - Jul 2000

    LICEO SCIENTIFICO EUROPEO “RAINERUM”

    Bolzano, Italy

    “High School Scientific Diploma”

     

    LIST OF PUBLICATIONS - CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PAPERS

    D. Bertotto, P. Vaccaneo, L. Tentoni, C. Finetto, C. Sinesi, N. d. Francescantonio, “The CYGNUS-PCM Environmental Systems”, AIAA 40th ICES International Conference on Environmental Systems 2010, Barcelona, Spain, July 11-15, 2010.

    C. Finetto, C. Lobascio, A. Rapisarda, “Concept of a Lunar FARM: Food And Revitalization Module”, Acta Astronautica 2010, doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2009.10.027. – Article published on Acta Astronautica Journal, volume 66, May-June 2010.

    C. Lobascio, C. Finetto, A. Rapisarda, “International Master SEEDS: The design of a Lunar FARM -Food And Revitalization Module- as part of the Project Work Activity 2006-2007”, 59th IAC International Astronautical Congress2008, Glasgow, Scotland, September 29-October 3, 2008. – Oral presentation.

    C. Finetto, A. Rapisarda, A. Sabbagh, C. Sinesi, “Food And Revitalization Module (FARM) for Moon Human Exploration”, 38th ICES International Conference on Environmental Systems 2008, San Francisco, USA, June 29-July 2, 2008. – Oral presentation.

    C. Finetto, S. Cusumano, V. Drevet-Cadet, A. Fimiani, A. Karl, S. Pelle, A. Rapisarda, L. Rega, D. Renzoni, A. Sabbagh, C. Sinesi, “PHOEBE - Permanent Human MOon Exploration BasE”, 9th ILEWG International Conference on Exploration and Utilisation of the Moon (ICEUM9/ILC2007), Sorrento, Italy, 22-26 October, 2007.

     

    LANGUAGES

    ITALIAN: Native speaker

    ENGLISH: Excellent written and spoken skills (TOEFL, score: 610/677, May 2005)

    GERMAN: Good written and spoken skills (Zertifikat Deutsch – Goethe Institut, score: 253/300, February 2001)

    FRENCH:Basic written and spoken skills (First Level certificate, Churchill British Centre)

     

    LANGUAGE COURSES:

    ·July-August 2003 - Intensive English Course at “Bridge Linguatec”, Denver (Colorado, USA), final test score of 88% (Michigan Test)

    ·September 1997 - Sprachkurs für Junge Ausländer at“BertoltBrecht Gymnasium Dresden”, Dresden (Germany)

     


    TECHNICAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

    Software Packages: MSVisual Studio .NET, Eclipse Platform, MSOffice, MS Project, AdobePhotoshop.

    Programming Languages and Technical Applications: C, Java, HTML, PHP, Matlab, PSpice, Simulink, Labview, CATIA.

     


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