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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0100
HawkEye 360, Inc., a subsidiary of Allied Minds (LSE: ALM), and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) are collaborating to apply HawkEye 360's radio frequency (RF) detection and mapping technology in new markets. HawkEye 360 plans to deploy a constellation of small satellites in low-Earth orbit at less than 600 km (383 miles) from the Earth's surface, to identify, locate and analyze RF signals globally. Pending various regulatory approvals of this system and its capabilities, Lockheed Martin and HawkE...
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:00:00 +0100
Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that the Intelsat 36 satellite, designed and built for Intelsat S.A (NYSE: I), operator of the world's first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana , where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace . The satellite will be used to provide media and content distribution serv...
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:18:00 +0100
Our RAD750 single-board computer helped the Juno spacecraft travel 2 billion miles to study our biggest planetary neighbor. With a magnetic field 20,000 times stronger than that of Earth, Jupiter presents a hostile environment for any nearby satellite electronics. Despite the challenging conditions, on July 4, 2016, NASA's Juno satellite established orbit around the massive gas giant to study its structure and evolution, thanks in part to our radiation-hardened RAD750(r) single-board computer...
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:35:00 +0100
The protective shipping container with Intelsat 33e is unloaded from a chartered An-124 jetliner at Félix Eboué Airport, which was followed by the satellite’s transfer by road to the Spaceport. One of two Intelsat satellites that will be orbited on Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission has been delivered to the Spaceport, advancing pre-launch activities for this August 24 heavy-lift flight to the payload preparation phase. Intelsat 33e “touched down” i...
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:29:00 +0100
A new understanding of our galaxy's structure began in an unlikely way: on Twitter. A research effort sparked by tweets led scientists to confirm that the Milky Way’s central bulge of stars forms an “X” shape. The newly published study uses data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. The unconventional collaboration started in May 2015 when Dustin Lang, an astronomer at the Dunlap Institute of the University of Toronto, posted galaxy maps t...
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:19:00 +0100
Cobham will provide motion control technology for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instrument to be flown on the Joint Polar Satellite System 3 (JPSS-3) and 4 (JPSS-4) satellites. Hauppauge, NY - Cobham recently received an award from Northrop Grumman valued at approximately $8 million for motion control technology for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instrument to be flown on the Joint Polar Satellite System 3 (JPSS-3) and 4 (JPSS-4) satellites. The work will ...
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:00:00 +0100
Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced it has received $20.7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design and build robotic arm flight hardware for the first phase of the agency's Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program. SSL is receiving the funds through MDA US Systems, a division of MDA managed by SSL, and is working with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), which ...
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:24:00 +0100
NASA is joining with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to operate a new institute charged with researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to humans on long-duration exploration missions, including NASA's Journey to Mars. Work under the Translational Research Institute Cooperative Agreement, overseen by NASA's Human Research Program, begins Oct. 1. Translational research is an interdisciplinary model of research that focuses on translating fundamental research co...
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:08:00 +0100
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system and found indications that increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets. Specifically, they discovered that the exoplanets TRAPPIST-1b and TRAPPIST-1c, approximately 40 light-years away, are unlikely to have puffy, hydrogen-dominated atmospheres usually found on gaseous worlds. "The lack of a smothering hydrogen-helium enve...
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:58:00 +0100
Radiation is an invisible hazard of spaceflight, but a new monitoring system for ESA astronauts gives a realtime snapshot of their exposure. The results will guide researchers preparing for deep-space missions to come. A key element of the new system launched to orbit with Monday's Falcon 9 launch to the International Space Station, ensuring it is in place for ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet's November mission to the Station. As a general rule, radiation exposure increases with altitude - peo...
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:23:00 +0100
An international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds using NASA’s Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission. Among the findings tallying 197 initial planet candidates, scientists have confirmed 104 planets outside our solar system. Among the confirmed is a planetary system comprising four promising planets that could be rocky. The planets, all between 20 and 50 percent larger than Earth by diameter, are orbiting the M dwarf star K2-72, found 181 l...
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:08:00 +0100
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for one of several Next Mars Orbiter (NeMO) conceptual study efforts to develop concepts for a potential future orbiter. In the four-month study, the Northrop Grumman team is thoroughly evaluating a range of potential solutions using a variety of the company's production and heritage spacecraft platforms and designs. The study's focus is NeMO mission objectives and requirements, including ...
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:48:00 +0100
NASA’s Juno is now poised to shine a spotlight on the origins and interior structure of the largest planet in our solar system. As we wait for Juno's first close-up images of Jupiter (to be taken Aug. 27 during the spacecraft's next pass by the planet), NASA continues to explore our solar system to help answer fundamental questions about how we came to be, where we are going and whether we are alone in the universe. “Juno is the latest example of the extraordinary scienc...
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:04:00 +0100
After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in the summer of 2020 and arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021 . The Mars 2020 rover will investigate a region of Mars where the ancient environment may have been favorable for microbial life, probing the Martian rocks for evidence of past life. Throughout its investigation, it will collect samples of...
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:30:00 +0100
Today SpaceX confirmed that the company is targeting the launch of its ninth NASA Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-9) aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. on Monday, Jul. 18 at 12:45 a.m. EDT. As with prior NASA Commercial Resupply Service (CRS) missions, Falcon-9 will launch with an instantaneous launch window. If needed, a backup launch opportunity is available on Jul. 20 at 12:00 a.m. EDT. In addition to the primary mis...
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:00:00 +0100
Jon Weiner 510-486-4014 . July 14, 2016 A team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. The team constructed this map to make one of the most precise measurements yet of the dark energy currently driving the accelerated expansion of the Universe. "We have spent five years collecting measurements of 1.2 million galaxies over one quarter of the sky to map out the structure of the Universe over a volume ...
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 23:00:00 +0100
Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that the JCSAT-16 satellite, which it designed and built for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where it will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The satellite, which is currently being prepared for launch, will function as an in-orbit back-up that will ensure stability for existing services and further strengthen th...
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 22:45:00 +0100
Final preparations are underway at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to ship DigitalGlobe's (NYSE:DGI) WorldView-4 earth imaging satellite to Vandenberg Air Force Base for a Sept. 15 launch. The Lockheed Martin team is completing final satellite testing and checkout before shipment. Testing includes calculating the weight and center of gravity of WorldView-4, completing a health check of major systems, and testing out image collection and downlinking capability. "The high resolution and high acc...
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +0100
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has made the first ever resolved observation of a water snow line within a protoplanetary disc. This line marks where the temperature in the disc surrounding a young star drops sufficiently low for snow to form. A dramatic increase in the brightness of the young star V883 Orionis flash heated the inner portion of the disc, pushing the water snow line out to a far greater distance than is normal for a protostar, and making it possible to obs...
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:20:00 +0100
Getting the bigger picture on the health of our planet drew another step closer today as Europe's Sentinel-3A satellite was handed over to Eumetsat for operations. Since it was launched in February, the satellite and its instruments have been meticulously fine-tuned to make sure that everything is fit and ready for the task in hand: to systematically map Earth's surface for a myriad of services related to both the oceans and land. ESA's Bruno Berruti has been responsible for taking Sentine...
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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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