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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:26-07-2012
     Last Modified:26-07-2012 (04:03)
    Job information
     Current job:Research Associate
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators
     KeywordsOrbit and attitude determination. Optimization of interplanetary orbit.
    CV

     

    Personal information

     

    Nationality

     

    Italian

    Date of birth

     

    2nd  November 1985

     

    Work experience

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

    14th December 2009 – 1st May 2014

    • Name and address of employer

     

    Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Aerospaziale, Via Eudossiana 18, Rome

    • Type of business or sector

     

    University of Rome ‘Sapienza’

    • Occupation or position held

     

    Temporary Research Associate

    • Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Numerical simulations of the radio science experiment of the mission BepiColombo

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

    1st March 2011 – 31th July 2012

    • Name and address of employer

     

    Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Aerospaziale, Via Eudossiana 18, Rome

    • Type of business or sector

     

    University of Rome ‘Sapienza’

    • Occupation or position held

     

    University assistant

    • Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Lectures and exams about orbit and attitude determination, control theory

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

    1st December 2011 – 1st October 2012

    • Name and address of employer

     

    European Launch Vehicles (ELV)

    • Type of business or sector

     

    ELV – Operation, Corso Garibaldi, 22 - 00034 Colleferro (Rome)

    • Occupation or position held

     

    Consultant

    • Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Interplanetay trajectory optimization for the launch vehicle VEGA

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

    1st April – 15th May 2012

    • Name and address of employer

     

    Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA

    • Type of business or sector

     

    NASA

    • Occupation or position held

     

    Foreign visitor

    • Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Orbit determination of the NASA mission MESSENGER

     

    Education and training

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

    1st December 2009 - 1st December 2012

    • Name and type of organization providing education and training

     

    Scuola di Ingegneria Aerospaziale at ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome

    • Title of qualification will award

     

    European PhD in Aerospace engineering

     

     

    • Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    Orbit determination of interplanetary missions (BepiColombo and MESSENGER). Estimation of Mercury’s gravity field with MESSENGER radio tracking. Numerical simulations of BepiColombo radio science experiment with a realistic mission scenario (momentum dumping manoeuvres, accelerometer noise, etc.). Development of orbit determination strategy (batch-sequential) that allow reaching the mission goals

    • Title of the thesis

     

    The geodesy of Mercury with the missions MESSENGER and BepiColombo

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

    24th September 2007 – 29th October 2009

    • Name and type of organization providing education and training

     

    Scuola di Ingegneria Aerospaziale, ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome

    • Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    Mathematical Methods for Aerospace Engineering; Space Flight Mechanics; Gas Dynamics;

    Space Environment and Instrumentations; Space Technologies; Physics Complements for Aerospace Engineering; Electronic Systems for Space Telecommunications; Aerospace Guidance and Navigation Systems; Space Robotic Systems; Interplanetary Trajectories; Astronautical Propulsion;Space Nanotechnologies.

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    2nd Level University Degree in Aerospace Engineering, grade 110/110 cum laude

    • Title of the thesis (Advisor)

     

    Attitude Control Effects on the Orbit Determination of the BepiColombo Spacecraft and the Mercury’s Gravity Field (Prof. Luciano Iess)

     

    • Dates (from – to)

     

    4th September 2004 – 21th September 2007

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    Aerospace Engineering at ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome

    • Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    Analysis and Geometry; Thermodynamics and Heat Transmission; Physics; Informatics; Micro-Economy; Aerospace Materials; Electromagnetism; Numerical Methods; Aerodynamics; Electrical Engineering; Technical Drawing; Mechanical Engineering Technology; Aerospace Propulsion; Aerospace Construction; Aerospace Flight Mechanics; Differential Equations; Rational Mechanics.

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    1st Level University Degree in Aerospace Engineering, grade 110/110

    • Title of the thesis (Advisor)

     

    Spacecraft Ion Propulsion (Prof. Francesco Nasuti)

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

     

     

     

     

    Excellent competences in:

    • Orbit determination acquired during the PhD activities for the BepiColombo MORE (Mercury Orbiter Radio-Science Experiment) team at ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome and the MESSENGER team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD)
    • Optimization of interplanetary trajectories acquired in the context of the design of Electric Propulsion Module for the VEGA launcher
    • Attitude and control theories acquired during the years of university and especially with PhD activities
    • Software development experience; preferably in FORTRAN (77 / 95), but also other core languages on UNIX operating systems

     

    Software knowledge:

    Word, Excel, Access: excellent knowledge

    Internet and E-Mail: excellent knowledge

    Matlab and Simulink: excellent knowledge

    STK: good knowledge

    ODP (Orbit Determination Program): excellent knowledge

    Fortran 77/90: excellent knowledge

    Unix scripts: excellent knowledge

    awk: excellent knowledge

    sed: excellent knowledge

     

    Presentations and publications

     

    • A.Genova, M.Marabucci, L.Iess, ‘MORE: Recovery of Mercury gravity field and MPO orbit’, BepiColombo Geodesy and Geophysics WG, Berlin July 1st-2nd, 2010
    • A.Genova, M.Marabucci, L.Iess, ‘Mercury's gravity field and orbit determination from the radioscience experiment of the mission BepiColombo’,European Planetary Science Congress, Rome September 19th-24th, 2010
    • A. Genova, M. Marabucci, L. Iess ‘Mercury radio science experiment of the mission BepiColombo’, X Congresso di Scienze Planetarie, Bormio January 17th-21th, 2010
    • A. Genova, L. Iess ‘Manoeuvers: Planning and Requirements’, MORE Operations Interface meeting, ESOC, Darmstadt February 17th, 2011
    • A. Genova, M. Marabucci, L. Iess ‘A batch-sequential filter for the BepiColombo radio science experiment’, 22nd International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, San Josè dos Campos, Brazil, February 28th – March 4th 2011
    • A. Genova, M.Marabucci, L. Iess ‘BepiColombo radio science experiment: determination of Mercury’s gravity field’, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, April 7th 2011

     

     

     

    • M.Marabucci, L.Iess, A.Genova, Numerical simulations of the radioscience experiment of the mission BepiColombo to Mercury, 20th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Diego February 14th-17th 2010
    • M.Marabucci, A.Genova, L.Iess, ‘Simulations of the impact of the RW maneuvers on MORE experiment’,BepiColombo Progress Meeting, Rome July 8th 2010

     

     

    Social skills

    and competences

     

    Self-motivated, open-minded, good team-player, goal-oriented. Good ability to adapt to multicultural environments, gained through my work experience abroad. Good experience in project management and team coordination.

     

    Personal skills

    and competences

     

     

    Mother tongue

     

    Italian

    Other languages

     

    English

    Reading skills

     

    Excellent

    Writing skills

     

    Very Good

    Verbal skills

     

    Very Good



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