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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:30:00 +0100
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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:15:00 +0100
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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:39:00 +0100
Sentinel-2B has touched down in French Guiana, bringing the second satellite for Europe’s Copernicus program closer to its early March orbiting by Arianespace on a Vega lightweight launch vehicle. Arriving at Félix Eboué Airport near Cayenne last week, Sentinel-2B was delivered by a chartered Antonov An-124 cargo jetliner. Following its unloading process, the satellite was readied for transfer by road to the Spaceport. As a follow-on to Sentinel-2A – lofted by a...
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:30:00 +0100
The U.S. Air Force's next Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was encapsulated on Jan. 7 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will launch on Jan. 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Encapsulation refers to the sealing of the satellite in a protective launch vehicle fairing-one of the last steps a satellite must undergo before launch. The SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite is the latest to join an orbiti...
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     Date Submitted:30-05-2012
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     Current job:Communications Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsAntenna Design, RF engineer, CAD Designer
    CV

    PhD Student, Electromagnetic at University of Rome "La Sapienza"

    Summary

    SOCIAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES:

    - Responsibility, Self-respect and self-reliance - Strong referential values of fairness, equity and dignity - Great ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds - Outgoing and great team player. - Great adaptability and flexibility in order to meet the environmental and required tasks needs.

    ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

    - Extremely organised person - Autonomous and capable in developing assigned commitments, defining priorities and respecting deadline; - Results-oriented work capability

    THECNICAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

    - Good abilities for synthetic and global views over concrete situations - Problem-solving attitude

    COMPUTER SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

    Expert of major computer S.O. : Windows, MAC OS, Linux (Ubuntu, Mandriva) ; Microsoft Office (Expert User): Word, Excel(Macro), PowerPoint, Project and Visio; Open Office( Expert User); Latex(expert User);

    Applications (Good User): MatLab, Simulink, Adobe Suite,AMPL, Labview, Graph Programming languages (Good User): Java, C++; CAD (Advanced User): FEKO, CST Microwave Studio, MIcrowave Office, OrCAD PSpice.

    PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

    --> Study, analysis, modeling and design of antennas and antenna systems of all types, including sub-millimetre instruments (up to 1 THz) and related focal plane technologies, direct radiating arrays (active or passive) and antenna / payload testing.

    --> Study and analysis of EM Wave propagation phenomena relevant for space communications and navigation and EM Wave interaction modeling for remote sensing as well as radio link design and analysis.

    --> Study of electromagnetic spacecraft environment, RF-interference, hardening against electromagnetic interference, magnetic modeling and testing.

    --> Design, provisioning and developing of Satellite communication Systems and telecommunications services.

    Experience

    Research Engineer at THALES ALENIA SPACE

    January 2012 - Present (5 months) Involved in several ESA satellite studies and Advanced R&D companies project.

    Interests: - Low Cost Anti-Interference techniques for Satellite communications. - Beam forming techniques and radio-frequency countermeasures for jamming mitigation - Analysis and evaluation of the physical layer performances (DVB-S2/DVB-RCS) - Link design - Antenna design

    PhD Student, Electromagnetics at University of Rome "La Sapienza"

    November 2011 - Present (7 months) Main Interests:

    Satellite anti-interference mitigation techniques

    Internship at THALES ALENIA SPACE

    February 2011 - October 2011 (9 months)

    Involved in several mobile satellite system project and advanced R&D company project. Main tasks: - Link analysis,provisioning and design - Aeronautical channel study,analysis and simulation

    - Antenna design

    Thesis Internship at THALES ALENIA SPACE

    March 2010 - November 2010 (9 months)

    Design of a demonstrator for the radio frequency front-end to be installed on an UNmanned Aerial Vehicle in order to provide the SATCOM link Toward SICRAL system. Main tasks: - Link budget analysis and study in order to choose the most suitable MODECOD.

    - Link Budget design - Analysis and defininition of the requirement for the antenna to be installed on the platform to serve the SATCOM link. - Design and Simuation with CAD FEKO of an Double circular polarization Aperture Stacked Patch Array Antenna.

    Teaching Assistant at University of Rome "La Sapienza"

    January 2008 - July 2009 (1 year 7 months)

    Served as a teaching assistant and occasionally instruct for several intermediate level courses on electronic circuits design for students of the laurea degrees of telecommunications engineering and electronic engineering

    Student Assistant at University of Rome "La Sapienza"

    January 2007 - December 2007 (1 year) -Serving as Student Assistant by the Head of the Faculty of engineering

    Student Assistant at Laziodisu

    January 2005 - December 2005 (1 year) Serving As Student Assistant by Laziodisu

    Courses

    M.Sc., Telecommunication engineering

    Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'

    Mobile Communications (Prof. Roveri ) Digital Communications (Prof. Mandarini)

    Advanced Mathematics For Engineering 1 (Prof. Vergara Caffarelli) Advanced Mathematics For Engineering 2 (Prof. Vergara Caffarelli)

    Antenna I (Prof. Marzano) Antenna II and meteorological Radar (Prof. Marzano) Environmental Impact of Electromagnetic Fields (Prof.ssa Cavagnaro ) MIcrowave Circuits (Prof. Pisa) Multimedia Communications (Prof. Listanti) Radar and Aeronautic Navigation (Prof. Seu) Aleatory Phenomena (Prof. Scarano) Remote Sensing Sensors (Prof. Picardi) Object Orienting Programming (Prof. Bei) Optical communications (Prof. Biagi ) Electromagnetic Propagation (Prof. Pierdicca) Distributed Systems (Prof. Tucci Piergiovanni) Advanced Physics (Prof. Atzeni ) Environmental Control Electronics (Prof. Ottavi )

    Skills & Expertise

    Antenna Design Propagation link design FEKO

    CST Microwave Studio Microwave Office Microwaves Simulink

    Matlab Satellite Systems Pspice Excel LaTeX Java TCP/IP DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-RCS Satellite Communications Apple Software microwave theory Antenna Theory Windows Mac OS Linux Open Office Project Management

    Certifications

    FCE

    Cambrigde ESOL June 2000

    Engineering License For Professional Practice

    Università di Roma "Sapienza"

    Languages

    Italian English German

    November 2011

    (Native or bilingual proficiency) (Professional working proficiency) (Limited working proficiency)

    Education

    Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'

    M.Sc., Telecommunication engineering, 2007 - 2010

    Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'

    Bachelor, Telecomunications Engineering, 2003 - 2006


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