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     Date Submitted:22-11-2012
     Last Modified:22-11-2012 (07:06)
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     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Either
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations



    2007. University of Pisa (Italy), School of Space Engineering. Graduation “Laurea” obtained on the April 16th with marks 98/110.


    1997. High School Liceo Scientifico “A. Pacinotti”, La Spezia, Italy. Upper Secondary School Qualification “Maturità” obtained with marks 58/60.




    1998 – 2002. Head Manager, SPEZIA LIVE s.r.l. (Limited Liability Company), La Spezia, Italy.

    Tasks: Private company for social event management.


    August 2008 – July  2009. Scientific Staff Member for the GAIA Mission, ZARM (Centre of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity), Bremen, Germany and ARI (Institute for Astronomical Computing), Heidelberg, Germany.

    Tasks: On-Ground Attitude Determination, software implementation.


    August 2009 – February 2012. Research fellow at ZARM (Centre of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity), Bremen, Germany.

    Tasks: Absolute Rover Navigation with no external support, Auto-Correlation method for Relative Distance Estimation, hardware and software prototyping for a test model demonstration.


    February 2012 – October 2012.  Project Manager for the RIMRES Project at ZARM (Centre of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity), Bremen, Germany.

    Tasks: Project finalization and collaboration with the external partners.




    Adaptive Filtering applications (RLS, LMS, frequency domain filters)

    Linear Quadratic Estimation using Kalman Filter for linear and non-linear problems

    Sensor and Data Fusion Modelling: nonlinear uses with sensor network applications, EKF/INS implementation for position estimation.

    Embedded Microcontroller Programming (ATMEL) and FPGA (Xilinx)

    Object-oriented Language Programming : Java and C++

    CAD Modelling and Design




    Operative Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

    Technical Computing:   MATLAB, Simulink

    Programming Languages: C/C++, Java, Turbo Pascal

    HDL: Verilog, VHDL

    Design Software: Autodesk

    Editing: Microsoft Office, LaTeX




    Italian (mother language), English (excellent), German (very good), Spanish (basic).




    Padeletti D., Bindel D., Use of a Star-Aided Inertial Navigation System for the RIMRES Project, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa (2011)


    Bindel D., Stefer M., Padeletti D., Arantes G.Jr., Relative Navigation with High-Frequency Radio Waves, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa (2011)

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