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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:40:00 +0100
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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
ESO's fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind of merger - long-predicted events called kilonovae - disperse heavy elements such as gold and platinum throughout the Universe. This discovery, published in several papers in the journal Nature and elsewhere, also provides the strongest ev...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:43:00 +0100
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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:55:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:50:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:32:00 +0100
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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 16:30:00 +0100
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The rocket will be fuelled two days before launch, set for Friday at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). The Sentinel-5P satellite has been at the cosmodrome since early September going through a series of tests and being readied for the big day. After being sealed from view in the rocket fairing last week, it was rolled out to the launch pad on Saturday. "This point in any...
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 9 Oct 2017 12:03:00 +0100
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Thu, 5 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:30:00 +0100
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia's Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST). Since its arrival at the launch site at the beginning of September, Sentinel-5P has been through a series of stringent tests to confirm there was no damage during the flight from the UK. These tests have made sure that everything is in good working orde...
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    Personal information
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     Date Submitted:17-04-2012
     Last Modified:17-09-2016 (02:27)
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     Current job:Radar Payload Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsRadar Payload Engineer in Thales Alenia Space. Technical Requirements definition of radar products designed for both, Earth Observation Satellites and deep space missions.
    CV

    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex Male  |  Date of birth 16/04/1985   |  Nationality Italian

     

    JOB POSITION HELD

    Radar System Engineer at Thales Alenia Space S.p.A., Rome

    PREFERRED JOB POSITION

    Radar System Engineer

    EDUCATION LEVEL

    Master’s degree in Computer Engineering

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    DATE

    03 June 2013 onwards

     

    COMPANY

    Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A. via Saccomuro 24, 00131, Rome  

     

    POSITION HELD

    Radar System Engineer

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

    System Analysis and technical requirements definition of radar products designed for both, Earth Observation Satellites and Deep-Space missions:

    “SARah” Earth Observation Mission

    (Prime Contractor OHB. Project in development phase C/D)

    Technical support to the Project Management during the bid and negotiation phase

    Performance analysis of the Radar Electronics Subsystem

    Radar Electronics Subsystems Technical requirements generation and flow down

    Technical coordination of the Subcontractors

    “SAOCOM CS” Earth Observation Mission

    (Prime Contractor ESA. Project in development phase B)

    Feasibility study of the Payload Electronics maximizing the use of components and               sub-systems with high TRL

    Technical requirements definition for the Payload Electronics subsystems

    Technical coordination of the Subcontractors

    Radar Doppler Altimeter for ExoMars 2016 mission

    Test activities supervision of the Radar Main Electronics Test Equipment.

     

     

     

    DATE

    04 March 2013 – 24 May 2013

     

    COMPANY

    Alstom Transport S.p.A., via Fosse Ardeatine 120, 20099, Sesto San Giovanni (Milan)

    (Alten Italia Consultant)

     

    POSITION HELD

     Application Software developer

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

    Application Software development for train traction control units.  

    Project: Métro de Lille train set

     

     

     

    DATE

    05 November 2012 – 01 March 2013

     

    COMPANY

    Selex Galileo S.p.A., Viale Europa, 20014, Nerviano (Milan)

     

    POSITION HELD

    Test Engineer

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

    Design of Test Equipments for Digital boards and RF Units.

    Automatic Test procedures optimization.

     

     

     

    DATE

    June 2012 – October 2012

     

    COMPANY

    Argos Ingegneria S.p.A.  Via Tiburtina 1166, 00156 Roma

     

    POSITION HELD

    Radar System Engineer

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

    Radar system performance analysis and technical requirements definition

    Feasibility study of an S-band Approach Radar prototype.

    Definition and flow down of the technical requirements.

    Feasibility analisys based on COTS components.

     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

    DATE

    January 2012

     

     

    QUALIFICATION AWARDED

    Master’s degree in Computer Engineering

    Sapienza University of Rome

     

     

    FINAL MARK

    110 cum laude

     

     

    MAIN SUBJECTS

    Radio Frequency telecommunication systems, Radio Frequency Integrated circuits (transistor level), VLSI Digital Systems, Photonics, Microwave circuits, Solid state electronics,  Integrated Circuits Technology, Radar systems.

     

     

    DATE

    May 2008

     

    QUALIFICATION AWARDED

    Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering  

    Sapienza University of Rome

     

     

    FINAL MARK

    105/110

     

     

    MAIN SUBJECTS

    Electromagnetic Theory, Antenna Theory, Optics, Applied Electronics, Automatic Control Systems, Signal Theory, Thermodynamics

     

     

    DATE

    July 2004

     

     

    QUALIFICATION AWARDED

    High School Diploma, in Electronics and Telecommunications

    Technical school, Cassino (Frosinone)

     

     

    FINAL MARK

    100/100

     

     

    MAIN SUBJECTS

    Maths, Physics, Chemestry, Electronic, Telecommunication

     

     

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue

    Italian

    English

    understanding

    speaking

    writing

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken Interaction

    Spoken production

     

     

    B1

    B2

    B2

    B2

    B2

    French

    understanding

    speaking

    writing

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken Interaction

    Spoken production

     

     

    A1

    A1

    A1

    A1

    A1

     

    A1/2: Basic user; B1/2: Independent user ;  C1/2 Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

    COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    I’m able to establish and maintain good working relationships with people having different technical and cultural backgrounds.

    ORGANISATIONAL / MANAGERIAL SKILLS

    Every week I plan the technical activities of the specialist team, supervise the technical activities of the subcontractors  and report the progress outcome to the System Engineering Manager.

    During my student-collaboration scholarship at the Computer Engineering Department, of                   La Sapienza University, I organized students workgroups and coordinated the training in the lab.

    CAD SOFTWARE AND PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

    Design/programming languages: VHDL, SystemC, C, C++, Java

    Software: Matlab, ModelSim, PSpice, Ngspice, Labview, LTspice, Cadence Virtuoso, CST, HFSS, Microwave Office, Sapwin, Eclipse, Synplify Pro, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

    Operative Systems: Windows, Linux

    PUBLICATIONS

    E. Di Salvo, F. Frezza, S. Mosca “Analysis of Cylindrical Frequency Selective Surfaces (CFSS) for antenna radomes”. XIX RiNEm Symposium 2012 Roma 

    E. Di Salvo, F. Frezza, E. Stoja, N. TedeschiSingle Layer Cylindrical Frequency Selective Structures for Radome Applications”. 34th PIERS Symposium, Stockholm 2013 – Sweden

    N. Gebert, B. Carnicero Dominguez, M. Diaz Martin, E. Di Salvo, F.Temussi

    SAR Instrument Pre-development Activities for SAOCOM-CS

    HOBBIES

    In my spare time I practice sports, particularly running, skiing, football

    DRIVING LICENCES

    Car ( B category)  and Motorcycle licences  (A category)

    SIGNATURE

    I hereby authorize the use of my personal data solely for circulation within the company

     


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