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     Date Submitted:22-09-2012
     Last Modified:14-12-2012 (11:13)
    Job information
     Current job:Astronautical Engineer (Research Assistant)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsMatlab, Simulink, Windows, Linux, C language, Fortran90, Catia V5, Robotics, Space Environment, Astrodynamics, Telecommunications, Mission planning, Guidance and Control


    Personal information
    Nationality: Italian
    Date of birth: 17/08/1984
    Gender: Male
    Desired employment / Occupational field
    Aerospace Engineering, research, innovation and technological development
    Work experience
    Dates: 03/06/2012 - 12/2012
    Occupation or position held: Research Assistant
    Main activities and responsibilities: Working on the object capture by a free-floating spacecraft manipulator using the Reaction Null Space technique to stabilize the base and using the artificial potential field approach to avoid collisions between the robotic arm and the satellite base. In this framework a collaboration has been established between the ARCA (Automation, Robotics and Control for Aerospace) laboratory of "La Sapienza" University of Rome for the simulation study and the SRL (Spacecraft Robotics Laboratory) of the Naval
    Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, for the experimental setup
    Name and address of employer: Sapienza University of Rome, Via Salaria 851, 00138 Rome (Italy)
    Type of business or sector: Astronautical Engineering
    Dates: 15/04/2007 - 10/11/2010
    Occupation or position held: Teaching
    Main activities and responsibilities: Private lessons of mathematics, geometry and physics
    Dates: 10/10/2007 - 20/09/2009
    Occupation or position held: Academic Collaboration on ESMO (European Student Moon Orbiter)
    Main activities and responsibilities: Review of technical documents in the early project phases joining the Flight Dynamics Team of the Aerospace School of Engineering in Rome
    Name and address of employer: Sapienza University of Rome, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome (Italy)
    Type of business or sector: Astronautical Engineering
    Education and training
    Dates: 21/09/2007 - 30/03/2012
    Title of qualification awarded: Master degree in Astronautical Engeneering. Thesis title: "Guidance and Control of a Free-Flying Spacecraft Simulator". Score: 110/110
    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered: Space environment, Attitude control, Electronic Telecommunications, Astronautical propulsion, Space robotics, Navigation and Guidance Systems, Orbital Mechanics, Linear Algebra, Space Materials
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Aerospace School of Engeneering, Sapienza University of Rome
    Via Salaria 851, 00138 Rome (Italy)
    Level in national or international classification: Master degree
    Dates: 12/05/2011 - 20/12/2011
    Title of qualification awarded: Research activity in the Spacecraft Robotics Laboratory at the NPS (Naval Postgraduate School) in Monterey, California
    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered: Space Robotics, Programming, Electronic Telecommunications
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Naval Postgraduate School (Laboratory)
    1 University Circle, 93943 Monterey (United States)
    Dates: 22/09/2003 - 21/09/2007
    Title of qualification awarded: Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engeneering. Thesis title: "History and feasible applications of nuclear thermal propulsion". Score: 97/110
    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered: Basic skills in mathematics, physics, chemistry, economy, numerical methods, aerodynamics, aerospace structures and propulsion, aircraft technologies and environment
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Sapienza University of Rome
    Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome (Italy)
    Level in national or international classification: Bachelor degree
    Dates: 15/09/1998 - 04/07/2003
    Title of qualification awarded: High School. Score: 90/100
    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered: Mathematics, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, English, Astronomic Geography, Biology, Italian Language, Latin Literature, Technical Design
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Nomentano Scientific High School
    Via Casal Boccone 60, 00139 Rome (Italy)
    Level in national or international classification: Upper Secondary School
    Dates: 06/09/2001 - 17/09/2001
    Title of qualification awarded: Exchange Program
    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered: English conversation, knowledge of danish culture
    Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Nomentano Scientific High School
    Via Casal Boccone 60, 00139 Rome (Italy)
    Level in national or international classification: Upper Secondary School
    Personal skills and competences
    Mother tongue(s): Italian
    Other language(s): English             Understanding                 Speaking                   Writing
                                                              Proficient user C2      Proficient user C2     Proficient user C2 
    Social skills and competences: Sociable, confident, attitude on team working developed during the academic years
    Organisational skills and competences: Active, resourceful, zealous
    Technical skills and competences: Good knowledge of robotic elements developed during the master degree and the research period spent in California
    Computer skills and competences: Good knowledge of the programming language Matlab and of the Simulink simulator developed during the academic period
    Knowledge of the Microsoft Office package, Catia V5 R19, C programming language, Fortran90, Linux OS, STK 9 (demo version), SIMetrix/Simplis and Endorphin Learning Edition 2.7.1 matured on my own
    Artistic skills and competences: Knowledge of Reason 3.0 software for music production
    Other skills and competences: Contemplative on social situations, good behavioral deduction capability and listening attitude, purposeful, good writing skills
    Driving licence(s): B
    Additional Information
    Honours and awards: Student Scholarship for foreign Thesis project - 09/2011

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