1. Personal Information
Sex Male| Date of birth15/10/1983 | City Jesi| Country Italy
Marital Status Single
2.Main Professional Qualifications
Position Held: Payload Engineer (Consultant) at ESA/ESTEC Period:Nov. 2008-Present
2.1 Telecom Payloads:
§ ARTES 5.1 activity: “Payload On-Board Self Calibration Techniques”. The goal is the definition of an efficient end-to-end self-calibration system for Ku and Ka-band telecom payloads;
§ TRP activity: “On-Board Processor for Dual Polarization Mobile Payloads”. The aim is to assess the overall performance of an on-board processor for dual polarization mobile payloads;
§ TRP activity: “Lossless Beam-Forming Networks (BFNs) for Overlapped Sub-Array Antennas”. The aim is to design, manufacture and test a BFN breadboard for future multibeam telecom satellites;
§ TRP activity: “Optimised DSP building blocks for On-Board Processing” The objective is to analyse efficient algorithms, architectures and design/optimization techniques for Digital Signal Processing building blocks to be employed in next generation On-Board Processors.
§ ARTES 1 activity: “Approaching the Terabit/s Satellite: A System Study”. The main objectives are to assess the introduction of disruptive technologies for the space segment within the 2020 time horizon to meet future user needs and derive a roadmap for the introduction of the proposed technology. Two parallel contracts have been placed with two European Consortia;
§ ARTES 1 activity: “Next Generation Mobile Satellite Systems”. The activity focuses on the definition and preliminary design of an L-band MSS targeting the 2018 timeframe and a Ka-band MSS targeting the 2025 timeframe. Two parallel contracts have been placed with two European Consortia;
§ ARTES 5.1 activity: “Integrated Receiver Front-End for Multi-Beam Ka-Band Missions”. The objective is the design, manufacture and test of a compact Ka-band receiver front-end EM.
§ Technical support provided to ESA SmallGEO Programme for assessing the impact of equipment measured behaviour on the overall payload.
· Key Member of ESA Working Groups aiming at the analysis of satellite broadband services trends and evolution and identification of future satellite systems technological requirements. In particular:
§ Member of Terabit/s Satellite Working Group. In charge of the definition of payload architectures and key technology needs for future telecom broadband satellites;
§ Member of Future Mobile Satellite Systems Working Group. Involved in the identification of payload architectures and technology needs for future MSS;
§ Member of Flexible Payload Working Group. Involved in the identification of payload architectures and equipment needs for future telecom satellites requiring flexible resources allocation;
§ Member of ViaSat-2 Working Group. Responsible for all payload-related technical aspects.
2.2 Radio Frequency Remote Sensing Instruments for Earth Observation:
· ‘Technical Officer’ (acting) of ESA ‘Technology Research Programme’ (TRP) activities, including:
§ TRP activity: “Study of Multi-channel Ka-band SARs for moving target indication”. The objective is to design a satellite-based multi-channel Ka-band SAR optimized for moving target indication either for land or ocean applications. Ocean current measurement capability is also investigated.
· ‘Technical Expert’ supporting directly the Technical Officer in driving, monitoring and controlling ESA TRP activities, Earth Observation Preparation Activities (EOPA) and Instrument Pre-Development (IPD) activities, including, among the others:
§ EOPA activity: “Study for the Utilisation of Future Telecom Satellites for Earth Observation”. The aim is to prove feasibility and perform a preliminary design of a Geosynchronous SAR as a hosted payload of a commercial telecom satellite;
§ EOPA activities related to the feasibility of a potential L-band bistatic SAR mission to be flown in tandem with SAOCOM satellites;
§ EOPA/IPD/TRP activities related to definition of mission requirements, feasibility study and instrument design for an ocean current measurement mission. This concept may be a potential Earth Explorer 9 candidate;
§ TRP activity: “Study into Ka-band SARs”. The objective is to design a satellite-based Ka-band SAR for civil security and environmental applications requiring high resolution topography estimation (high resolution Digital Elevation Models). Two parallel contracts placed with two European Consortia;
§ TRP activity: “Study of Ocean Currents with Multi-channel C-band Digital Beamforming SAR”. The activity focuses on the assessment of ocean current measurement capability of Sentinel-1 successors;
· Key Member of ESA Ka-band System/Payload Working Group: Full responsible for trade-off and performance assessment of instrument baseline calibration techniques for high resolution interferometric SARs;
· Developer of a Performance Model for trade-off and performance assessment of future SAR instrument concepts for ocean current measurement applications.
Position Held: RF and Antenna Engineer (Consultant) at Rheinmetall Period:2007-2008
· Design, Development and Test of high power ferrite switches;
· Development of a Simulation Tool for the analysis of large slotted waveguide planar arrays.
Position Held: Antenna research Engineer at Univ.P.M. Period:2005-2005
· Responsible for a R&D project on phase synthesis of active arrays for telecom satellites and radars.
3. areas of specialisation and experience
3.1 General Skills:
3.2 Telecom Satellite Systems and Payloads:
3.3 Radio Frequency Remote Sensing Instruments for Earth Observation:
3.4 EM Simulation Tools and Techniques:
3.5 Computer Science:
4. Employment history
6. list of theses, patents and other significant work
· D. Petrolati, P. Angeletti, G. Toso, A patent on Innovative Lossless BFN Architectures based on Overlapped Sub-Arrays for Telecom Multi-beam and Limited Field Of View Applications was filed in 2012.
Main Publications and Conferences:
· D. Petrolati, P. Angeletti, G. Toso, “New Piecewise Linear Polyphase Sequences Based on a Spectral Domain Synthesis,” Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on , vol.58, no.7, pp.4890-4898, July 2012;
· P. Angeletti, D. Petrolati, G. Toso, “A New Family of Perfect Polyphase Codes with Good Aperiodic Autocorrelation Performances,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory;
· D. Petrolati, P. Angeletti, G. Toso, “A Lossless Beam-Forming Network for Linear Arrays Based on Overlapped Sub-Arrays,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation;
· A. Morini, D. Petrolati, T. Rozzi et alii, “Useful Approximations for the Analysis of Large Slotted Waveguide Planar Arrays,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation;
· D. Petrolati, P. Angeletti, G. Toso, “A Novel Phase Only Excitation Law for Omnidirectional Linear Arrays,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation;
· D. Petrolati, P. Angeletti, A. Morini, G. Toso, “Skobelev Network Optimization by Sequential Quadratic Programming,” Electronics Letters, Vol. 46, Issue 8, April 2010;
· A. Morini, M. Baldelli, G. Venanzoni, N. Sidiropoulos, A. Catalani, P. Angeletti, D. Petrolati, “Dual-Polarization Directional Couplers for Beamforming Applications,” 31st AIAA Int. Communication Satellite Systems Conference, Florence, Italy, 14-17 October 2013;
· N. Fonseca, D. Petrolati, P. Angeletti, “Design of a Waveguide Dual-Mode Three-Way Power Divider for Dual-Polarization Beam Forming Networks at Ka-Band,” Int. Symp. On Antennas and Propagation, Orlando, USA, 7-13 July 2013;
· M. Aloisio, P. Angeletti, F. Coromina, D. Mignolo, D. Petrolati, E. Re, "A system study to investigate the feasibility of Terabit/s satellites," Vacuum Electronics Conference (IVEC), 24-26 April 2012;
· A. Lecointre, D. Rousset, A. Briand, D. Petrolati, S. D’Addio, “On-Board Self Calibration Techniques,” ESA Work. on Advanced Flex. Payloads, Noordwijk, NL, 17-19 April 2012;
· M. Aloisio, P. Angeletti, F. Coromina, A. Ginesi, D. Mignolo, D. Petrolati, E. Re, “A System Feasibility Study of Terabit/s Satellites,” ESA Work. on Advanced Flex. Payloads, Noordwijk, NL, 17-19 April 2012;
· S. Baumgartner, F. Lopez Dekker, J. G. Molina, F. Bordoni, C. Laux, T. Borner, M. Younis, C. Schafer, R. Klein, P. Marques, D. Petrolati, “Study of Multi-Channel Ka-Band SARs for Moving Target Indication,” 1st KEO Work., ESTEC, NL, 2012;
· C. Buck, M. Aguirre, C. Donlon, D. Petrolati, S. D’Addio, “Steps towards a preparation of a Wavemill mission,” IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, pp. 3959-3962, 2011;
· C. Buck, C. Donlon, D. Petrolati, S. D’Addio, “A roadmap for Wavemill,” ARSI, 13-15 September 2011;
· V. T. di Crestvolant, F. De Paolis, D. Petrolati, “Ridge Waveguide Filter Design and Applications to Multi-Beam Satellite Payloads,” Ka and Br.band Comm., Nav. and Earth Obs. Conf., 3-5 October 2011;
· D. Petrolati, P. Angeletti, G. Toso, “Linear Arrays with Maximally Flat Beams,” 4th Eur. Conf. on Ant. and Prop., Barcelona, Spain, 2010;
· D. Petrolati, P. Angeletti, G. Toso, “A New Class of Equi-Amplitude Omnidirectional Linear Arrays,” IEEE Int. Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 11-17 July 2010;
· D. Petrolati, P. Angeletti, G. Toso, “PAT-Code Fed Omnidirectional Arrays,” 32nd ESA Antenna Work. on Antennas for Space Applications, Noordwijk, NL, 5-8 October 2010;
· A. Morini, D. Petrolati, “Analysis of Arrays Made up of Slots Fed by Microstrips/Striplines,” 32nd ESA Antenna Work. on Antennas for Space Applications, Noordwijk, NL, 5-8 October 2010;
· D. Petrolati, P. Angeletti, A. Morini, G. Toso, “Sidelobe Optimization of Skobelev Networks,” IEEE Int. Symp. on Phased Array Systems & Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 12-15 October 2010;
· D. Petrolati, P. Angeletti, A. Morini, T. Rozzi, G. Toso, “Frank Code-Fed Omnidirectional Arrays,” 5th ESA Work. on mm Wave Tech. And App. and 31st Antenna Work., Noordwijk, NL, 18-20 May 2009.
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