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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:17-05-2012
     Last Modified:17-05-2012 (01:49)
    Job information
     Current job:Post Doc
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsOrbit Determination Tracking Software Developer
    CV

    Personal information

     

     

     

    Nationality

    Italian

     

     

    Date of birth

    11.10.1980

     

     

    Gender

    male

     

     

    Work experience

     

     

     

    Dates

    2006 - present

    Occupation or position held

    Engineer, Researcher, Assistant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Education and Scientific research:

    • orbit determination;
    • data analysis;
    • radio science;
    • deep space communications;
    • mission analysis;
    • geodesy.

     

    Member of BepiColombo MORE (Mercury Orbiter Radio science Experiment) Team

    Name and address of employer

    Radio Science Lab - Sapienza - University of Rome, via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Research activities

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    2010 - 2012

    Occupation or position held

    Project engineer for the ESA/ESOC ITT AO/1-6221/09/F/MOS - ASTRA - “Interdisciplinary study on enhancement of end-to-end Accuracy for Spacecraft TRAcking techniques"

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Assessment of leading noise sources on ESA tracking systems (range, range-rate, DDOR). The activity involved the analyses of tracking data from the Rosetta and Cassini spacecraft.

    Name and address of employer

    Radio Science Lab - Sapienza - University of Rome, via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Research activities - Tracking systems

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    2009 - 2010

    Occupation or position held

    Project engineer for the ESA/ESTEC ITT AO/1-5915/08/NL/AF - Radiocomm signals: “A new way of probing the surface of planets”.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Scientific support to the development of a software simulator (under GMV responsibility) for planetary exploration.

    Name and address of employer

    Radio Science Lab - Sapienza - University of Rome, via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Research activities  - Planetary exploration

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    2007-2011

    Title of qualification awarded

    PhD in Aerospace Engineering

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Thesis title: “The non-gravitational accelerations of the Cassini spacecraft and the nature of the “Pioneer anomaly”

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Italy

    Level in national or international classification

    ISCED 6

     

     

    Dates

    1999-2006

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Thesis title: “Pioneer anomaly detectability with planetary probe measurements”

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Italy

    Level in national or international classification

    ISCED 5

     

     

    Specialization courses

     

    Date

    2010, July 12-16

    Title of qualification awarded

    ISAEA 1st edition- (International School of Aerospace Engineering Applications): “Estimation Theory”, Bertinoro, Italy

     

     

    Date

    2009, May 11-15

    Title of qualification awarded

    SIGRAV (Italian Society for Gravitational Physics) graduate school in contemporary relativity and gravitational physics, VIII edition: “Gravity, where do we stand?”, Villa Olmo, Como

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Other language(s)

    English, French

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Good teamwork attitude: many years of research activity in a

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    Orbital Mechanics - Orbit Determination - Deep Space Communications - Planetary exploration - Mission Analysis - Radio Science - Space Environment – Data analysis

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Shell scripting - Fortran 77/95 - Matlab - C++ - JPL Orbit Determination Programs (ODP / MONTE) - Microsoft Office Suite - LaTeX

    Unix/Linux and Windows platforms

     

     

    Other skills and competences

    Sports: swimming - martial arts (capoeira)

     

     

    Driving licence

    Car (B)

    Motorcycle (A3)

     

     

    Additional information

    Publications:

    • M. Di Benedetto, L. Iess, D. C. Roth, “The non-gravitational accelerations of the Cassini spacecraft”, ISSFD 2009, Toulouse
    • N. J. Rappaport, R. Jacobson, L. Iess, P. Racioppa, J.W. Armstrong, S.W. Asmar, D.J. Stevenson, P. Tortora, M. Di Benedetto, A. Graziani, R. Meriggiola, “The gravity field of Titan”, AGU 2008
    • N. J. Rappaport, L. Iess, J. Wahr, J. I. Lunine, J. W. Armstrong, S. W. Asmar, P. Tortora, M. Di Benedetto and  P. Racioppa, “Can Cassini detect a subsurface ocean in Titan from gravity measurements?”, Icarus, Volume 194, Issue 2, April 2008, pp. 711-720
    • N. J. Rappaport, L. Iess, P. Tortora J. Wahr, J. I. Lunine, R. Mackenzie,  J. W. Armstrong, S. W. Asmar, A. Ardito, M. Di Benedetto and  P. Racioppa, “The  Gravity Science Analysis of Cassini Flybys T11 and T22 and Future Work”, EOS Trans. AGU,88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl 2007
    • S. Asmar, N. Rappaport, L. Iess, J. Wahr, J. Lunine, J. W. Armstrong, P. Tortora, M. Di Benedetto, P. Racioppa, R. MacKenzie, R. Jacobson: “The search for Titan’s ocean”, 39 DPS Meeting (AAS), Orlando (FL), 7-12 Oct. 2007
    • L. Iess, J.W. Armstrong, S.W. Asmar, M. Di Benedetto, A. Graziani, R. Mackenzie, P.Racioppa, N.Rappaport, P. Tortora, “The Determination of Titan Gravity Field from Doppler Tracking of the Cassini Spacecraft”, Proceedings of the XX International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics (ISSFD), September 24-28, 2007, Annapolis, MD, USA


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