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     Date Submitted:09-10-2012
     Last Modified:04-01-2016 (12:52)
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     Current job:Researcher
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     KeywordsData analysis - Data processing - System Engineer - Ground Segment - Propagation Engineer - Telecomunication - Deep Space Mission - Orbit Determination
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    2013-present

    Postdoctoral Researcher at Catholic University of Louvain, Electrical Engineering

    ▪  Member of the ICTEAM, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies,Electronics and Applied Mathematics

    ▪  Member of the team for the European Commission FP7 study UFO: Ultra Fast wind sensOrs, for the definition of standards for aviation safety through wake-vortex advisor systems based on innovative technologies and ultra fast sensors.

    ▪  Project engineer in the ESA project PDPS – Propagation Data Processing System for the definition of the data collection and processing system for the Alphasat TDP5 Ka/Q band propagation experiment. Responsible for the implementation and development of the system.

    ▪  Member of the team for the ESA project for the development of a Web-based propagation analysis tool to be used by industry designing satellite, named RAPID 2 version PASTEL. Responsible for the system updates.

    ▪  Member of the team of the ESA project for the definition of a software tool for the analyzing of the propagation effects in the space-to-aeronautical communication link in the VHF to Ka-band frequency range.

    ▪  Member of the team of the ESA project for the collection of Alphasat TDP5 Ka/Q propagation data in Europe, named ASALASCA.

     

    2010 – 2013

    Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Bologna, Aerospace Engineering

    ▪  Responsible for the development of a software code making use of dual-frequency GPS measurements for troposphere and ionosphere calibration.

    ▪  Collaborator of the Experiment Manager and Co-I of the BepiColombo MORE (Mercury Orbiter Radioscience Experiment) for the troposphere media calibration

    ▪  Collaborator of the Co-I of the ExoMars LAnder RAdioscience (LaRa) experiment

    ▪  Team leader of UniBO team in the ESA Education GENSO project

    ▪  Member of the ALMASat team. ALMASat—1 satellite mission, launched in 2012 with the ESA VEGA maiden flight and ALMASat-EO mission, enhancement of the ALMASat platform for Earth Observation purposes. Collaborator in the design of the power system, ground station and mission analysis.

    ▪  Member of the team for the ESA study “RC-SIM – Radiocomm signals a new way of probing the surface of planets”, for the review of the transmission media (troposphere, ionosphere and solar plasma) and definition of the media models to be implemented in the simulator

    ▪  Project engineer in the team for the ESA study “AWARDS – Advanced microWAve RAdiometers in Deep Space stations”, study for the deployment of microwave radiometers in ESA/ESTRACK ground stations

    ▪  Member of the team for the ESA study “ASTRA – interdisciplinary study on enhancement of end-to-end Accuracy for Spacecraft TRAcking Techniques”, for the review and redefinition of the troposphere and ionosphere calibration topics. Responsible for the development of the tropospheric and ionospheric calibration techniques.

    ▪  Active participant of the European COST Action IC-0802 “Propagation tools and data for integrated Telecomunication, Navigation and Earth Observation systems. Editor of a chapter of the delivered handbook.

     

    2010 – 2011

    Lecturer – “Aerospace Systems”, University of Bologna

     

    Università degli Studi di Bologna, Forlì, Italy

    2008 – 2007

    Lecturer – “Aerospace Systems”, University of Bologna

     

    Università degli Studi di Bologna, Forlì, Italy

    2007– 2006

    Lecturer – “Aerospace Systems”, University of Bologna

     

    Università degli Studi di Bologna, Forlì, Italy

    2005 – 2006

    Annual Contract Teacher in: “Air Traffic Control Management”

     

    Aeronautic Technical High school in Forlì, Italy

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

    2007-2010

    PhD- Thesis Title: “Troposphere Calibration Techniques for Deep Space Probe Tracking“, Industrial Engineering

     

    Università degli Studi di Bologna, Forlì, Italy

     

    2003-2006

    Master degree Aerospace Engineering

     

    Università degli Studi di Bologna, Forlì, Italy

     

    ▪  Applied Aerodynamics, Space Systems, Space and Atmospheric Flight Dynamics, Applied Mathematics, Space Propulsion, Applied Electronics

     

    1999-2003

    Bachelor degree Aerospace Engineering

     

    Università degli Studi di Bologna, Forlì, Italy

     

    ▪  Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics, Astronautics, Principle of space flight, Electronics, Propulsion

     

    1994-1999

    High School Diploma

     

    Istituto Tecnico Statale, “F. Baracca”, Forlì, Italy

     

    ▪  Helicopter Pilot Private Licence

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue

    Italian

    Other languages

    English, French

    Communication skills

    I spent 7 month in The Netherlands in an international organization, during my career I attended technical meetings and international conferences where I presented my research activity and I interact with top-level researchers in my research field. I have a strong experience to attend technical meetings of interdisciplinary projects.

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Involved in projects and activities in international contractors team. Supervisor of PhD students and Master Thesis students at different Universities.

    Job-related skills

    Produced technical documents, presentations and professional publications for international conferences, journals and meetings

    Computer skills

    ▪  Proficient with Microsoft Office programmes, Outlook, Internet Explorer and Project.

    ▪  Proficient with MATLAB/SIMULINK ® and Python

    ▪  Also competent with sector specific software packages (Satellite Tool Kit, Linux, Unix, FORTRAN, Solid Works, NASA JPL ODP, NASA JPL MONTE)

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    Relevant Publications

    ▪  Graziani A., N. Melega and P. Tortora, “A low cost microsatellite platform for multispectral Earth observation”, Small Satellites for Earth Observation, XXI, 406 pp. 309-318, 1st ed. 2008.

    ▪  Graziani A., R. Bertacin, A. Schiavone, P. Tortora, F. Budnik, M. Mercolino, A GPS-Based Earth Troposphere Calibration System for Doppler Tracking of Deep Space Probes” Proceedings of the ION GNSS 2009, Savannah GA, 22-25 September 2009

    ▪  Tortora P., S. Crewell, G. Elgered, A. Graziani, P. Jarlemark, M. Lanucara, U. Löhnert, A. Martellucci, M. Mercolino, T. Rose, J. Schween, “Instruments, Data and Techniques for the Assessment of Tropospheric Noise in Deep Space Tracking”, Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation – EUCAP 2012, Prague, Czech Republic, 26-30 March 2012

    ▪  Mattioli V., A. V. Bosisio, L. Castanet, A. Graziani, P. Tortora and F. S. Marzano “Analysis and Improvements of Methodologies for Discriminating Atmospheric Conditions From Radiometric Brightness Temperatures”, proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Antenna and Propagation – EuCAP 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden, 8-12 April 2013

    ▪  Tortora P., S. Crewell, G. Elgered, A. Graziani, P. Jarlemark, U. Loehnert, A. Martellucci, M. Mercolino, T. Rose and J. Schween, “AWARDS: Advanced Microwave Radiometers In Deep Space Stations”, Space Communications Vol. 22, Number 2-4, (2009-2013) 159–170, November 2013

    ▪  Graziani A.and P. Tortora, chapter editors of “Troposphere calibration system for deep space probe tracking” in the C. Riva and M. Willis “Handbook of Measurements” in preparation, funded by COST Action IC0802, in press

    ▪  Graziani A.; Jarlemark, P.; Elgered, G.; Martellucci, A.; Mercolino, M.; Tortora, P., "Assessment of Ground-Based Microwave Radiometry for Calibration of Atmospheric Variability in Spacecraft Tracking," Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on , vol.62, no.5, pp.2634,2641, May 2014

    ▪  Bosisio A. V., Mattioli V., Graziani A., Tortora P., “On the Use of Microwave Radiometers for Deep Space Missions Applications by Means of a Radiometric–based Scalar Indicator”, Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (Microrad 2014), vol. 8, Issue 99, 30 June 2015.

     

    Honours and awards

     

    ▪  “Best Student Poster Award” at EUREF 2009 Annual Symposium, 2009

    ▪  3rd place in the Dutch Competition of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), 2011



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