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     Date Submitted:18-07-2012
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     Current job:Propulsion System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsDear Sirs and Madams, I am an aerospace engineer with more than ten years of experience in the space field. Currently, I am Propulsion System Engineer at Thales Alenia Space, France and I am looking for a new job
    CV

    Education

     

    April 1999               Aerospace Engineering degree at "Università degli Studi" in Pisa

    Degree thesis: “Realizzazione di un neutralizzatore termoionico per un propulsore FEEP

    (Field Emission Electric Propulsion)”; (Realization of thermionic Neutralizer for FEEP Thruster),Vote: 101/110

     

    September 2006 December 2006                Company internal training courses:

    •          Economics

    •          Management and tecnical activities

    •          Teamworking

    •          Problem solving

    •          Leadership

     

    February 2007                 Company internal training courses:

    •          Propulsion and launch system

    •                     Satellite propulsion

    •                     Electric propulsion

     

    June 2007                 Company internal training courses:

    •          Space AcademyCourse on Satellite Formation Flight

    •                     Satellite formation for scientific mission

     

     

    Professional experience

     

    Since March  2012: Join to Thales Alenia Space France-Cannes (TAS/F-Cannes)

     

    Activity       

    - Responsible scientific project Phase A

    - Responsible of the interface System Propulsion for MTG (Meteosat Third Generation)

     

    February 2000 February 2012: Join to Thales Alenia Space Italia-Florence (TAS/I-Fi)

     

    Activity       

                          - Thermal and mechanical design of the H/W equipments

                          - PFM and FM environmental test (mechanical load, thermal load)

                          - Documentations realization concerning the up mentioned activity

                          - Project Leader for microThruster GAIA Cold Gas System

                          - Test Manager at nanoBalance Facility TAS-I Turin

                          - Project Leader for Cold Gas Thruster Assembly for SGEO

                          - Test Manager at Balance Facility EPL-ESA Noordwijk

     

    Involved in:

     

    Since March 2012: Thales Alenia Space France (TAS/F-Cannes)

     

    ·         -Responsible of the scientific project Phase A, Technical Responsible for sales offers (CNES, ESA), responsible of the interface System Propulsion for MTG ( sub-system propulsion under OHB responsibility).

     

    Since January 2007: Thales Alenia Space Italia-Florence (TAS/I-Fi)

     

    ·         Project leader for COLD GAS THRUSTER ASSEMBLY for SGEO,Swedish Space Corporation Contract.

     

    ·         Project leader for design, realization and test activity of the Micro Thruster Assembly for GAIA M-SVM Micro Propulsion System,EADS Astrium Contract.

     

    ·         Project leader for design, realization and test activity of a new components generation for The Development and Qualification of a Proportional Valve for High Power Electric Propulsion,ESA Contract.

     

     December 2005 December2006: Alcatel Alenia Space Italia-Florence (AAS/I-Fi)

     

    ·         Design and prototype realization of Crabbing Module Sub-System CMSS (Lisa Pathfinder Test mass holder). ESA Contract.

     

    ·         Project leader for design, realization and test activity of a new generation components for GAIA Cold Gas Thruster. ESA Contract

     

    ·         Test Conductor at EPL ESA Estec microBalance, ESA Contract.

     

     December 2004  December 2005: Join to Alenia Spazio Florence

     

    ·         Study of a innovative components to realize a flow line control. Design, realization and test of a “Innovative flow line system” for electric propulsion in the frame of ESA contract.

     

    ·         Design, realisation and test activity of feed line system to produce mixture water/additive: LHS (Liquid Handling Subsystem). Experiment type conducted with mice on board the International Space Station (ISS) for physiological investigations in weightless (or «microgravity») conditions. ASI Contract.

     

    ·         Design, realization and test activity of a new generation Thruster: DSHET (Dual Stage Hall Effect Thruster). Collaboration with ALTA/Centrospazio. ESA Contract.

     

    ·         Design end process definition  in the frame of  JSF- Vacuum Cell Assembly contract with Galileo Avionica, focused on brazing process to realize VCA.

     

    ·         Design, realization and test activity of a new sets of grids systems to high specific impulse for RIT Grid Thruster. Realization for EADS Space. ESA Contract.

     

     February 2000  December 2004: Join to Laben Spa (Vimodrone-Milan Italy plant) Divisione Proel Tecnologie

     

    ·         Testing activity of HCA (Hallow Cathode Assembly) ant test campaign at PPS1350 Snecma Thruster in CNRS Orléans Premises in the frame of CNES SNECMA Contract.

     

    ·         Testing activity of Plasma Contactors for “PlegPay” Project in the frame of ISS (International Space Station) Application. ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) Contract

     

    ·         Design activity of “Xenon Feed line System” for “PlegPay” Project ASI Contract  to be flown on ISS EuTef Platform

     

    ·         Design and manufacturing realization of GFCU (Gas FlowLine Control Unit) for the RMT (Radiofrequency Magneto Thruster) Ion Thruster.  ASI Contract.

     

    ·         Study of different materials to realize various sets of grids systems for the RMT thruster. ASI Contract.

     

    ·         Development of filament winding machine and associate software control in the frame of Composite Material (Electron Curing).

    ·         Test activity of HP-HCA (High Power Hollow Cathode Assembly) program. Test campaign at Qinetic Premises with PPS5000 Snecma Thruster. ESA Contract.

     

    September 1999 - February 2000: Mechanical Engineer at "LONATI Group"

     

    Activity         Development and realization of textile machines 

     

    April 1998 - April 1999: Mechanical/Thermal Engineer at "CENTROSPAZIO/ALTA" Pisa

     

    Activity         Study of innovative satellite propulsion: Electrical Propulsion (FEEP).

    Research and Development of thermionic neutralizer for the FEEP Thruster. Tests activity for the orbit mission of the FEEP thruster. Contract ESA (European Space Agency).

     

     

    Publications

     

    “Correlation between Hollow Cathode operating conditions and Hall Thruster (SPT100-ML) performance characteristics”,

    AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana, 7-10 July 2002

     

    Medium and High Current Cathodes for Electric Propulsion: review of recent developments at LABEN/Proel ”,

    IEPC-03-277, 28th International Electric Propulsion Conference 17-21/03/03 Toulouse France

     

    “Development activities on an advanced propellant flow control unit” ,

    Space propulsion conference 2004, 2-9 June 2004, Sardinia Italy

     

    L. FALLERINI, P.F. SICILIANO, L. CAPINERI, L. MASOTTI, M. DE LUCIA, C. MENGONI, “Heated Channel Mass Flow Sensor”, Proceedings of The 9th National Conference on Sensors and Microsystems, Ferrara, February 8-11, 2004, World Scientific Publ. Singapore Co. Pte. Ltd.

     

    L. FALLERINI, L. CAPINERI, L. MASOTTI, P.F. SICILIANO, G.E. NOCI, M. DE LUCIA, C. MENGONI, “Design Criteria And Fabrication Of A Heated Channel Mass Flow Sensor For Electric Propulsion Applications”, MME’2004 proceedings,15th MicroMechanics Europe, Leuven (Belgium), September 2004

     

    P.G.SPAZZINI, R. ARINA, A. RIVETTI, P.F. SICILIANO, “Numerical Prediction of Internal Supersonic Flow in a Regulation Valve for Low-Thrust Space Engines

     

    G. MATTICARI, G.E. NOCI, P. SICILIANO, MARTINI, A. RIVETTI, N. KUTUFÀ

    New generation Propellant Flow Control components for Electric Propulsion systems: Status of achievements at

    Alcatel Alenia Space Italia/Laben-Proel

    Paper 005-23, 9th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Princeton University, Oct. 31- Nov. 4, 2005

     

    G. MATTICARI, G.E. NOCI, P. SICILIANOAlcatel Alenia Space Italia S.p.A, LABEN, Proel Tecnologie Unit, Campi Bisenzio, Florence,G. COLANGELO, R. SCHMIDT (ESA/ESTEC),”Cold Gas Micro Propulsion Prototype for very fine spacecraft attitude/position control” AIAA 2006-4872,42nd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Sacramento, California, 9-12 July 2006.

     

    G. NOCI, G. MATTICARI, P. SICILIANO, L. FALLERINI, Alcatel Alenia Space Italia S.p.A, LABEN, Proel Tecnologie Unit, Campi Bisenzio, Florence, “Advanced fluidic components for Electric and Cold Gas Propulsion applications: review of status of achievements at TAS-I Florence” IEPC-2007-155,30th International Electrical Propulsion Conference, Florence, Italy, 17-20 September, 2007

     

    G. NOCI, L. FALLERINI, P. SICILIANO, D. NICOLINI, G. COLANGELO,

    Micronewton Proportional Cold Gas System Development and Qualification for European Scientific Missions

    5th International Spacecraft Propulsion Conference, Heraklion, Greece, 5-9 May, 2008

     

    G. NOCI, G. MATTICARI, P. SICILIANO, L. FALLERINI, L.BOSCHINI, Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A, Site of Campi Bisenzio, Florence,Cold Gas Micro Propulsion System for Scientific Satellites fine pointing: Review of Development and Qualification activities at Thales Alenia Space Italia

    45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE-0907 Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Denver, Colorado, 2-5 August 2009

     

    P. SICILIANO, G. MATTICARI, G.E. NOCI, Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A, Campi Bisenzio (Florence)

    M. MICCOLIS, S. STRADA Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A. - Vimodrone (Milan)

    Cold Gas Thruster Assembly for SGEO Platform: Review of Development activities by Thales Alenia Space Italia

    Space Propulsion 2010, San Sebastian  Spain, 3-6 May 2010

     

    P. SICILIANO, M. MATERASSI , G. MATTICARI, L. FALLERINI Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A. – Campi Bisenzio (Florence), M. CALOSI Florence University, Firenze, Italy, B. FALLIS, N. KUTUFÀ ESA ESTEC – Noordwijk – The Netherlands. Development and Testing of an Electronic Pressure Regulator at TAS-I

    Space Propulsion 2010, San Sebastian  Spain, 3-6 May 2010

     

    G. NOCI, G. MATTICARI, P. SICILIANO, L. FALLERINI, E. ARTINA Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A. – Campi Bisenzio (Florence), J. BECK  EADS Astrium GmbH,C. LEBRANCHU Astrium SAS, G. COLANGELO, A. ATZEI Europeal Space Agency (ESA) ESTEC – Noordwijk..

    Results of Qualification Activities Performed on Cold Gas Micro Propulsion System for Scientific Satellites Fine Pointing

    Space Propulsion 2010, San Sebastian  Spain, 3-6 May 2010

     

    Software

     

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows, Windows NT. Windows XP

    Design: AutoCAD 2000 2D/3D, MATHCAD.

    General: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Micrografx Windows Draw 6

     

    Languages

     

    Italian                     Mother tongue

    French                   Intermediate level

    English                  Fluent (June 1999, English course carried out in “Harrow House College”, Swanage, England)

                                    (October 2006 January 2007 English course at American Institute in Florence)

     

    Hobbies

     

    Reading, Traveling, sporting activities, cinemas.


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