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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:26-10-2012
     Last Modified:26-10-2012 (04:35)
    Job information
     Current job:GNC Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsGuidance, Navigation and Control. GNC.
    CV

    Personal information

     

     

     

    Nationality

    Colombian / With work permit in Schengen area

     

     

    Date of birth

    8th September 1982.

     

     

    Gender

    Male.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Desired employment / Occupational field

    Research and development on control systems.

     

     

    Work experience

     

     

     

    Dates

    February 2012 – Present

    Occupation or position held

    GNC Project Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Design and implementation of a 6DOF Control algorithm (position and attitude) during the Descent and Landing phase for a planetary Lander reaching the surface of the Moon’s south pole. The activity is developed as a contribution to preliminary System Requirements Review for phase B1 of Lunar Lander ESA mission. Navigation and Guidance algorithms are developed by industrial partners.

    Name and address of employer

    Deimos-Space, Madrid, Spain.

    Type of business or sector

    European Space Industry.

     

     

    Dates

    Jan 2010 – February 2012.

    Occupation or position held

    Research Assistant.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Study, design and implementation of the Guidance, Navigation and Control (position and attitude) of an atmospheric interplanetary entry capsule. The activities started from the analytical study of the problem and concluded with the implementation of an algorithm written in C.

    Name and address of employer

    Politecnico di Torino, in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space, Turin, Italy.

    Type of business or sector

    Academic/Industry Collaboration.

     

     

    Dates

    Jan 2007 – Dec 2009.

    Occupation or position held

    Research Assistant.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Digital control design. In particular the thermodynamic analysis and simulation of an optical cavity and subsequent design and implementation of a multivariable temperature controller using modern model-based digital control techniques (cavity stability within 1 part in 1012).

    Name and address of employer

    Politecnico di Torino, in collaboration with The National Institute of Metrological Research, Turin, Italy.

    Type of business or sector

    Academic/Industry Collaboration.


     

    Dates

    Jan 2009 – Dec 2009.

    Occupation or position held

    Research Assistant.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Digital control design. In particular the thermodynamic analysis and simulation of a highly-sensitive (Resolution below 1mN) thrust measuring instrument and the design and implementation of the instrument automation system.

    Name and address of employer

    Politecnico di Torino in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space, Turin, Italy.

    Type of business or sector

    Academic/Industry Collaboration.

     

     

    Dates

    Jan 2006 – Dec 2006.

    Occupation or position held

    Research Assistant.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Electronic design and Matlab-Java Programming. In particular the design and implementation of a metal detector for an anti-personnel landmine detection robot platform, and java-based functions for Matlab parallel computing.

    Name and address of employer

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in cooperation with the National Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, Bogotá, Colombia.

    Type of business or sector

    Academic.

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    2007 – Thesis discussed on April 2010.

    Title of qualification awarded

    Research Doctorate on Systems and Computer Engineering.

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Study of control systems with special emphasis on applied model-based digital control systems. Study of related subjects such as modeling, estimation and data mining. Thesis: The design and implementation of a temperature control system for an ultrastable reference optical cavity.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy.

     

     

    Dates

    Gen 2006 to Dec 2006. Thesis presented on Dec 2008.

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master of Science on Electronic Engineering.

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Thesis: Study and implementation of a fault diagnosis module to be added to the “Embedded Model Control Architecture”, developed at Politecnico di Torino.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.

     

     

    Dates

    2000 – 2005.

    Title of qualification awarded

    Bachelor of Electronic Engineer.

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Thesis: Electrode matrix for the perception of images using the sense of touch. Awarded by three different institutions (see awards).

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.

     

     

    Awards

     

     

     

     

    Associated with Ph.D.

    Dec 2008. “Quality Prize” by Politecnico di Torino for cumulative accomplishments during the first two years of Doctorate program.

    Associated with bachelor thesis

    Sept 2006. 3rd place, “Otto de Greiff” Contest: Nation-wide (Colombia), multi-disciplinary contest for best bachelor thesis.

    Apr 2006. Honour mention for the final thesis during bachelor’s graduation ceremony. Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia.

    Oct 2005. Honorary Award, 2nd Colombian National Bioengineering Congress, Bogotá, Colombia.


     

    Teaching Experience

     

     

     

    Dates

    Academic years 2008/2009 and 2010/2011.

    Occupation or position held

    Teaching Assistant.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Assistance for courses “Control Systems” and “Fundamentals of Automation”. Introduction to Matlab and Simulink. Language: Italian.

    Name and address of employer

    Politecnico di Torino. Turin, Italy.

     

     

    Dates

    Aug 2006 – Dec 2006.

    Occupation or position held

    Teaching Assistant

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Teacher of the course “Research Methods in Engineering”. Introduction to the development of electronic design projects.

    Name and address of employer

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Spanish

    Other languages

    English, Italian, Catalan

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    I enjoy working in teams, as well as leading them. When doing so, I usually play an active role and promote a fluent and dynamic exchange of information. In general, my contributions are valued and taken into account for the selection of the path to be followed.

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    Development of embedded systems on NI Labview, PIC Microcontrollers and DSP’s of Analog Devices. Design of circuit boards using ORCAD. Numerical simulation of multi-physic systems using Comsol. Design of 3D objects using SolidWorks.

     

     

    Computer languages

     

    Language

    Level

     

     

    C

    Proficient

     

     

    C++

    Independent

     

     

    Matlab

    Proficient

     

     

    Simulink C Custom Blocks

    Proficient

     

     

    Java

    Basic

     

     

     

    Other skills and competences

    Ultimate Frisbee (highly competitive team sport), eight years of experience.


     

     

     

    Annex 1

     List of Publications

     

     

     

    International Journals

     

     

     

     

    OSPINA J.A.; CANUTO E, “Multilayer control of an optical reference cavity for space applications”, IEEE Trans. Ind. Elec.2010, Vol. 57 (7), pp. 2507-2518

     

    CANUTO E; MUSSO F; OSPINA J.A., “Embedded Model Control: sub-micro radian horizontality of the thrust-stand Nanobalance”, IEEE Trans. Ind. Elec., pp. 3435-3446, 2008, Vol. 55.

     

    OSPINA J.A.; CANUTO E, “Uncertainty on differential measurements and its reduction using the calibration by comparison method”, METROLOGIA, pp. 389-394, 2008, Vol. 45.

     

     

    Congresses proceedings

     

     

     

     

    CANUTO E, OSPINA J.A.; BUONOCORE M. “Model-based aerodynamic angles attitude control of an atmospheric entry capsule”. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference: 978-1-62410-184-7

     

    CANUTO E, OSPINA J.A.; BUONOCORE M.Model-based aerodynamic-angle attitude control of an atmospheric entry capsule. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference: 978-1-60086-938-9

     

    CANUTO E., ACUNA BRAVO W., MOLANO JIMENEZ A., OSPINA J., PEREZ MONTENEGRO C., Embedded Model Control urges disturbance modelling and rejection, Technical Committee on Control Theory, CAA (CHN), 30 th Chinese Control Conference , Yantai (Cina) 22 -24 Luglio 2011, pp. 7, 2011, pagine da 6267 a 6273, ISBN: 9789881725592

     

    OSPINA J.A.; CANUTO E,; ACUNA WILBER, “Avoiding saturation-to-zero of heaters in temperature regulators”. 14th IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2009), Mallorca, Spain, 22-26 Sept 2009. 

     

    OSPINA J.A.; CANUTO E, “Uncertainty Reduction on Temperature Differential Measurements Using the Calibration by Comparison Method”. In Proc. of the American Control Conference (ACC) 2009.pp. 2809 – 2810. St. Louis Missouri, USA, 10-12 June, 2009. 

     

    OSPINA J.A.; CANUTO E, “Embedded Model Control and the error loop”, World Scientific Publishing Co. (GBR), 8th International FLINS conference, Madrid, Spagna 22-24 Settembre 2008, pp. 975-980, 2008, ISBN: 13-978-981-27

     

    OSPINA J.A.; CANUTO E; ACUNA-BRAVO W; MOLANO A, “A tutorial introduction to Embedded Model Control”, XIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Control Automatico, Merida, Venezuela 25-29 November 2008, 2008

     

    CANUTO E; CASTILLO S; OSPINA J.A.; SECHI G; ATTINA P; PIERMARIA M, “SIMBOL-X: A Spacecraft formation for X-Ray observations”, XIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Control Automatico, Merida, Venezuela 25-29 November 2008, 2008

     

    ACUNA BRAVO W; CANUTO E; MALAN S; OSPINA J.A.; COLOMBO D; FORESTELLO D; MORSELLI R, “Dynamic Modeling of Complex Hydraulic Systems”, XIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Control Automatico, Merida, Venezuela 25-29 November 2008, 2008

     

    OSPINA J.A.; CANUTO E, “Thermal dynamics and active control of an optical reference cavity for space applications”, EUSPEN Topical Meeting: Thermal Effects in Precision Systems, Maastricht, (The Netherlands) 3-4 Dicembre 2007, pp. 26-28, 2007

     

    OSPINA J.A.; CANUTO E, “Thermistor calibration oriented to differential temperature measurements”, Topical Meeting: Thermal Effects in Precision Systems, Maastricht, The Netherlands 3-4 December 2007, pp. 63-65, 2007

     

    CANUTO E; OSPINA J.A.; RIPA A; MUSSO F; ALASIA F; BERTINETTO F; BISI M; CORDIALE P, “Multilayer control of an optical reference cavity for space applications”, In: Proc. 12th IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2007),  Patras (Greece) 25-28 September 2007, pp. 77-84, 2007, ISBN: 1-4244-8026-1


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