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     Date Submitted:23-06-2012
     Last Modified:23-06-2012 (05:00)
    Job information
     Current job:Software Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     KeywordsDesign, implementation and testing of algorithms for Ground GPS and Galileo Receivers

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    Date of birth

    10 July 1969



    Work experience





     End 2007 to now

    Occupation or position held

     SW Engineer – GPS Products and Systems Group

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Works on the studying and development of integrity processing algorithms for ground receiver, specifically on the design, implementation and testing of algorithms for the Safety of Life service of Galileo/GPS/EGNOSGNSS system (e.g. HMI Probability Computation algorithm for CSPA, NWA computation and XPL computation). The algorithms have been defined in the following projects:

    • TUR (Test User Receiver): platform to be used to validate the Galileo system, as part of the Galileo Test User Segment. In this context she implemented also a Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM) technique: Brenner algorithm
    • GIRASOLE (GSA project), Galileo-GPS/EGNOS Safety-of-life Receiver suited to safety critical applications (commonly identified as Safety Of Life), particularly in the field of public transportation means (rail, avionics and maritime)
    • Pegasus project (SoL Receiver, ASI program ) – GPS and Galileo integrity, combined solution
    • Seneca project (Avionic receiver, ASI program) – Multisystem integrity and combined solution
    • Grail2 project (User Terminal for Rail Application) – User Terminal Safety and RAIM
    • HISTB (High Integrity regional augmentation System Test Bed) – GPS/GLONASS/SBAS (L1/L2)     GPS/GALILEO/SBAS (L1/L5) (MOPS-D DO/229 (HPL, VPL evaluation), EUROCAE specifications for dual frequency implementation)

    Gained experience in the definition/implementation and testing of:

    • Solution algorithms (WLMS, DFPF)
    • Navigation Data processing (e.g. decoding of I/NAV, F/NAN, G/NAV Galileo messages, L2c/L5 GPS messages, GEO messages, GLONASS messages and their management in the RX navigation SW)
    • Measurement processing (e.g. ESA algorithm for tropospheric corrections computation, Nequick algorithm for ionospheric corrections)


    Name and address of employer

    Thales Alenia Space Italia





    Occupation or position held

     Researcher- Applied Electromagnetic Group (University of Florence)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Involved in research activities on:

    • Microwaves antennas, corrugated horns
    • GNSS algorithms (Galileo integrity, RAIM)


    Contemporary collaboration with Thales Alenia Space Italia as consultant.

    Name and address of employer

    University Consortium “CNIT” in Florence



    Education and training






    Title of qualification awarded

    Doctor in TelecommunicationsEngineering

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Applied Electromagnetic line

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Graduated at University of Florence



    Personal skills and competences




    Mother tongue(s)




    Other language(s)



    Technical skills and competences

    SW Design:                           UML

    Programming:                       C, C++, Fortran, Pascal

    O.S.:                                      PC-Windows

    Relational Database:            Access


    Experience in preparation of technical proposals, reports and papers



    Other skills and competences

    Author of papers in the areas of GNSS


    • She attended as speaker the 2nd Workshop on GNSS Signals & Signals Processing (24-25 April 2007 ESTEC Noordwijk, The Netherlands) with: “Combined Galileo and EGNOS Integrity Signal: a multisystem integrity algorithm”,
    • She attended ENC-GNSS 2009 (Naples, May 3 - 6, 2009) with the following paper: “GALILEO TEST USER RECEIVER FOR SAFETY OF LIFE APPLICATIONS: INTEGRITY PROCESSING OVERVIEW”,


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