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     Date Submitted:05-04-2012
     Last Modified:09-04-2012 (09:54)
    Job information
     Current job:PhD Student
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately

    Personal information








    Date of birth











    Work experience





    From November 2009 to present

    Occupation or position held

    Ph.D student in Aerospace Engineering (completion expected on October 2012)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Research activities (conducted in the Radio Science Laboratory of “Sapienza” University of Rome) concerning:

    1. Software signal processing for interplanetary probes position determination. In particular:
      • Delta-DOR system

    Correlator for S/C and quasar signals acquired in open loop by the IFMS ESA receiver)

    • Pseudo-Noise ranging system (MORE experiment on ESA BepiColombo mission):
      Design and implementation of a wideband software correlator, written mainly in Fortran, able to correlate open loop data in order to have range measure. Design and implementation of a PN ranging system simulator (in Fortran).
    • Orbit determination of interplanetary probes (analysis of Cassini data).

    Name and address of employer

    DIMA, “Sapienza” University of Rome. Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace Engineering




    From November 2010 to present

    Occupation or position held

    Project Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Working on the “Enhancement of the Delta-DOR S/W package” project.

    (Contract between European Space Agency (ESA) and prime contractor DIMA “Sapienza” University of Rome)



    • Implementation of the CCSDS standard “Raw Data Exchange Format” in the current S/W translator/correlator
    • Implementation of the Low-SNR functionality in the Delta-DOR spacecraft correlator, by means of a new PLL-free algorithm which permits to correlate signals having at least 1 dBHz of Signal to noise density ratio.
    • Analysis of Delta-DOR Spacecraft correlator performance.

    Name and address of employer

    DIMA, “Sapienza” University of Rome. Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy

    Type of business or sector


    Aerospace Engineering, Signal Processing, Delta-DOR system



    Education and training





    29 October 2009

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master degree in Astronautical Engineering (summa cum laude)

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Aerospace Engineering

    Thesis on “Orbit determination using data affected by colored noise”

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    “Sapienza” University of Rome

    Level in national or international classification

    ISCED 5, Master degree (2yr)




    21 September 2007

    Title of qualification awarded

    Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Aerospace Engineering

    Thesis on “Superalloys for aeronautical turbines”

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    “Sapienza” University of Rome.

    Level in national or international classification

    ISCED 5, Bachelor degree (3yr).





    Personal skills and competences




    Mother tongue(s)




    Other language(s)


    International certification

    27 March 2009, TOEFL iBT, score 102/120.



    Technical skills and competences

    Signal processing, Deep space communications, Spacecraft tracking systems, Astrodynamic, Flight dynamic, Space environment, Orbit determination



    Computer skills and competences

    Expert programmer in Fortran, Bash, Matlab.

    Basic programmer in PhP, MySQL, HTML.


    Excellent knowledge of software for orbit determination: ODP and NAIF.


    Excellent knowledge of Linux, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excell, Microsoft PowerPoint, Internet Browsers


    Additional Information


    • L.Iess, F.Barbaglio, “The analysis of Doppler data acquired during Cassini’s LGA test”, 52° Cassini PSG, October 2010, Pasadena
    • M. Ducci, L.Iess, F.Barbaglio, “Enceladus Gravity Field Analysis”, Radio Science Team Meeting, Cassini PSG, June 2010, Munich
    • P. Tortora, J. W. Armstrong, S. W. Asmar, M. Ducci, F. Barbaglio, L. Iess, R. Jacobson, M. Zannoni, N. Rappaport, P. Racioppa, “Determination of Saturn’s gravity field from four dedicated flyby in the prime and equinox mission”, EGU, May 2010, Wien





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