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     Date Submitted:08-11-2012
     Last Modified:22-01-2013 (10:31)
    Job information
     Current job:Satellite Navigation System Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsspace satellite gps galileo gnss signal processing nsgu segment payload scientifi instrument defense system software aerospace
    CV

    Available for relocation in Europe and US

     

    Skills fields:

    -          System engineering (SOW, spec/design establishment, developments, validation, delivery and maintaining)

    -          Software engineering (SOW, spec/design establishment, developments, validation, delivery and maintaining)

    -          Team working management / Technical (planning definition, progression control, technical and scientific reporting)

    -          Space and Ground Segment operations

    -          Signal and Images Processing

    -          Writing Scientific Paper, Technical Report, User Manuals

    -          Good sense of synthesis and analysis.Rigor and Autonomy. Good communication and teamwork

    Technical Skills

    Hardware:                                            PC based, SP-Devices Digitizer, Agilent Signal Generator, Spirent Satellite Constellation Simulator, TUR Receiver, Power Meter, Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyzer, Test beds. Assembly and service computers and computer networks

    Operating systems:                              Mastery & administration of most Microsoft OS (DOS/Win9x/Vista/Seven). Good knowledge of some UNIX based distributions (CentOS/RedHat/Unbuntu)

    Real time OS:                                        knowledge about RTOS

    Networks Protocols:                             knowledge of  TCP/IP, UDP

    Networks Equipments:                        knowledge and configuration of generic switches, routers, firewalls

    Programming languages:                    mastery of Matlab/Simulink and IDL, good knowledge of C++/C, knowledge of Java, UNIX shells, Python scripting, HTML/JavaScript, notions of x86 ASM

    Development tools:                              Matlab/Simulink, Herschel Interactive Processing Environment (HIPE), SP-Devices tools, Agilent tools.

    Database Systems:                               knowledge of Oracle

    Database tools:                                    CRM Oracle Siebel

    Configuration management tools:     CVS

    Standards:                                             ECSS directive

     

    EMPLOYMENT/BACKGROUND

    From (01/07/2012) to (31/12/2012)

    Company:                THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALY S.p.A., Rome, Italy

    ( Join venture with European Space Agency )

    Function:                 R&D GNSS Navigation System Engineer at the Engineering Dpt. Business Unit Navigation and Integrated Communications of TAS-I

    Subject:         R&D GNSS Evolution Programe for Payload Studies and accomodation for Galileo

    Activities:               

    GNSS Evolution Programme for Payload Studies and accommodation for Galileo Galileo Space Segment

    Goals:

    -          Development of a Signal Performance Evaluation and Compensation Unit (SPECU) able to monitor, equalize and self-compensate the payload chain distortions directly from the Spacecraft. The system yields the attractive opportunity to reduce the complexity and the  operational costs of the Galileo Ground Monitoring Network.

    Tasks:

    -          Experience R&D activities in the frame of NavCom Payload Studies and Accommodation for the GNSS Evolution Programme for Galileo Space Segment at TAS-I BS-NAVC-I.

    -          Studying and understanding of Galileo Space Segment.

    -          Generation of Galileo Signals (L1, E5, E6 bands) at Navigation Signal Generation Unit (NSGU) level, including CDMA and code spreading techniques.

    -          Studying of the Payload of Galileo Spacecraft at system level (i.e. antenna, high gain amplifiers, FGUU, DAC, etc.)

    -          Feasibility studies of Signal Performance Evaluation and Compensation Unit (SPECU).

    -          Development and validating of the SPECU using Galileo signals IOV PFM and FM2, and FOC NSGU FM7 at TAS-I NavCom Lab in Rome.

    -          Definition, development and testing of self-compensation algorithms to compensate linear distortion, that reduce the quality of GNSS signals, introduced by second generation payloads.

    -          Involved in support activities for the System Integration and Verification SI&V for Galileo IOV. Support in testing and experimentation activities for the analysis and processing of the signals in the frame of Galieo IOT/IOV.

    -          Utilization of instrumentation, Galileo signals simulator and acquisition of real signals of IOV satellites trough NavCom Lab Signal Monitoring Laboratory Facility SMLF

    -          R&D activities on the Signal Processing Techniques

    -          Writing Official “Commercial in Confidence” Documents reporting work activities such: “GNSS and Sat ATM Evolution SPECU detail processing model and algorithm computational”  and the “GNSS and Sat ATM Evolution SPECU Test Report”.

    -          Participate in Project technical and regular progress meetings to define statement of work and presentation of mid-span results. Provide inputs to system progress report.

     

    Technical Environment

                       real-time systems, Matlab/Simulink, C, Windows, RF Instrumental (Signal Generator, antennas, Oscilloscope, Digitizer, Receiver, Power Meter, etc.), Ubuntu, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SP-Devices tools, Agilent tools.

     

    From (05/2009) to (06/2012)

    Company:                Dpt. of Information Engineering Electronics and Telecommunications – “Sapienza” – University of Rome

    ( Join venture European Space Research Institute – Italian Space Agency Data Center (ESRIN-ASDC) and Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (INAF - IAPS) of Rome, Italy )

    Function:                 Associate Researcher Engineer

    Subject:        Analysis of images, data and signals from the astronomical satellite Herschel Space Observatory in the frame of Hi-GAL (Herschel Infrared Galactic Plane Survey) Project for the Ground and Space Segment.

     Activities:  

    -            Responsible for the development and improvement of part of the Hi-GAL pipeline by providing software tools for specific steps in the astronomical data reduction pipeline. Involved in Herschel Interactive Processing Environment (HIPE) utilization for the Ground Segment

    -            Experience as System and Software Engineer for scientific optical instruments (Interferometer, Spectrometer, Telescopes). Involved in the 3 science instruments on board of Herschel spacecraft for the Space Segment: PACS (Photodetector Array Camera & Spectrometer), SPIRE (Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver) and HIFI (The Heterodyne Instrument for the Far-Infrared).

    -            Algorithms for map-making and post-processing on the final products from the instruments useful to the space scientific community such maps and images of the sky. Construction of maps and images of portions of the sky observed and sent to the ground by the Herschel Observatory spacecraft instruments PACS and SPIRE.

    -            Algorithms for tackling side effects of the spacecraft and its onboard instruments such spacecraft pointing correction, glitches and artifacts affecting instruments functionalities.

    -            On Board Software of the HIFI Instrument of the Herschel satellite.

    -            Research activity on OCDMA (Optical Code Division Multiple Access) telecommunication systems.

    -            Research activity on the analysis of biomedical ECG signals within the BraveHealth Project. Code development and algorithm design for heart beat detections.

    -            Participation to papers in International scientific journals and to proceedings of International scientific conferences, as well Hi-GAL Consortium Meetings 2010 and 2011 as speaker.

    -            University lectures, supervising exams, tutoring students and apprentice for dissertations.

     

    Technical Environment:

                       RTOS, Matlab/Simulink, IDL, C/C++, Python, Linux/Unix Shell, Fortran, Herschel Interactive Processing Environment (HIPE), Windows, Mac OS, Word, LaTex, PowerPoint, Excel, CVS

     

    From (02/2009) to (03/2009)

    Company:                Dpt. of Information Engineering Electronics and Telecommunications – “Sapienza” – University of Rome

    ( Join venture with Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (INAF-IAPS) of Rome, Italy )

    Function:                 Research Fellowship

    Subject:        Correction of the pointing error on the images provided by astronomical satellite Herschel Space Observatory

    Activities:   

    - Analysis and correction of the pointing of the astronomical satellite Herschel as part of the Hi-GAL project.

    - Data and image analysis from the Herschel Space Observatory satellite instrument PACS.

     

    Technical Environment:

                       Matlab/Simulink, C/C++, Windows, Mac OS, Word, LaTex

     

    From (11/2008) to (12/2008)

    Company:                  Accenture S.p.A.

    Function:                 Internship

    Subject:        Utilization and development on CRM Oracle Siebel 8.0.

    Activities:

    -          CRM Siebel Call Center section

    -          Studying and Understanding CRM

    -          Achieve CRM Oracle Siebel 8.0 Consultant Certificate

     

    Technical Environment:

                       UML, Siebel, client/server design, Oracle/SQLServer DBMS.

     

    EDUCATION

    2008              Oracle Siebel 8.0 Consultant certificate – Oracle University, Rome, Italy

     

    2006-2008  Master’s Degree in Electronics Engineering obtained (107/110) – Majors: Electronics, Telecommunications, Computer Science, Biomedical Signals, Satellite Signals and Links, Radar – “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy

     

    2000-2005  Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering obtained (97/110) – Majors: Telecommunications, Computer Science, Biomedical Signals, Satellite Signals and Links, Radar – “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy

     

    1995-2000  High school Diplome (100/100), Polytechnic School of Electronics and Telecommunications «Albert Einstein», Rome, ITALY

    LANGUAGES

    English:                                                          fluent

    German:                                                        notions

    Italian:                                                            (native speaker)


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