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     Date Submitted:26-12-2012
     Last Modified:08-01-2013 (08:45)
    Job information
     Current job:Navigation Product Line Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     KeywordsGNSS, GPS, Galileo receivers Software Signal Processing Systems Engineering Real-Time Systems Team Leadership Product Management Project Management
    CV

    Work experience

     

     

     

    Dates

    2001 - present

    Occupation or position held

    Head of Navigation Products Line

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Leads the Navigation Products Line within the Competence Center of Thales Alenia Space Italia

    In charge of design, development and production of GPS and Galileo receivers in the frame of major European (ESA/ASI/EC) programs, including ground, space and user applications:

    o        Galileo Receiver Chain for the Ground MissionSegment (GRCN)

    o        Galileo Test User Receiver (TUS)

    o        Galileo-GPS/EGNOS Safety-of-life Receivers (GARDA, GIRASOLE, PEGASUS)

    o        SW-Radio Receiver technologies (SWAN, GR-POSTER)

    o        EGNOS RIMS-B receiver and EGNOS V2/V3 evolution studies

    o        Spaceborne Real-Time Orbit Determination and POD Receivers (Lagrange, Proteus, ATV, COSMO, GOCE)

    o        ROSA GNSS-based Radio Occultation receiver (OCS-2, SAC-D, MTmissions)

    o        ENEIDE Soyuz-ISS mission

    o        Railway GNSS-based Navigation Equipment (RUNE, GRAIL, GRAIL2)

    Manages team resources, project activities and projects cost and schedule

    Defines strategies and product roadmaps in line with the company Industrial and Business Unit objectives

    Performs technical supervision on HW/SW architectures, navigation & signal processing, performance analysis, simulation tools, validation and testing

    Interfaces customers and sub-contractors

    Defines and supervises R&D activities in close cooperation with universities

    Prepares technical proposals

    Name of employer

    Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A.

    Type of business or sector

    GNSS Navigation Systems, Aerospace Industry


     

    Dates

    1995 – 2000

    Occupation or position held

    GPS Systems & Software Senior Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Management and coordination of GPS receiver system engineering and software engineering activities

    Specification, design and development of software for the LagrangeTM space-borne L1/L2 GPS/GLONASS receiver used on-board the GOCE, Radarsat-2, SAC-C and COSMO-SkyMed missions

    Software architecture design, integrity algorithms design, receiver simulation and performance analysis and validation of the RIMS-Rx B receiver in the frame of the EGNOS program

    SW development and acceptance of the GPS receivers for the Proteus satellite platform (Jason1, Calypso, Corot missions) and ATV mission

    In charge of an ESA study on GPS-based attitude determination algorithms

    Development of the SW of the GPS TensorTM receiver, first space-qualified receiver for on-board real-time attitude and orbit determination, installed on the Globalstar satellite constellation and on several LEO missions

    Implementation of navigation Kalman filter and attitude determination SW algorithms

    Software development, testing and system analysis work for the ESA Automated Rendezvous Pre-development program (ARP). In 1996-97 supported the successful testing of the ARP receiver on three experimental flights of the NASA Space Shuttle (STS 80-84)

    In 1996 was co-located in Palo Alto(California) for a period of 6 months working with the GPS development team of Space Systems Loral

    Definition of real-time object-based SW architecture models and SW development processes, tools and practices used across the GNSS receiver product lines

    Participation to company internal working groups on SW quality and SW process standards

    Name of employer

    Alcatel Alenia Space Italia S.p.A.

    Type of business or sector

    GPS Navigation Systems, Aerospace Industry

     

     

    Dates

    1991 – 1994

    Occupation or position held

    R&D Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    In charge of the study, design and development of a demonstration prototype of an Autonomous Spacecraft Data Handling System in the frame of an ESA research program for on-board autonomy. Integrated HW and developed and tested ADA-based SW including:

    o        Hard real-time distributed processing architecture

    o        Autonomous mission planning SW and goal-oriented control techniques

    o        Failure detection, isolation and autonomous system reconfiguration mechanisms

    Name of employer

    LABEN S.p.A.

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace Industry

     

     

    Dates

    1987 – 1990

    Occupation or position held

    Software Engineer, Operating Systems

    Firmware Engineer, Micro-Systems

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Design, development and test of an innovative Multibus-2 Transport Protocol SW package. The project resulted in winning the 1990 "Bull Technical Award"

    Contribution to the design of the first UNIX-based multi-processor system (Honeywell-Bull DPX/2 workstations family) developing SW in the areas of:

    o        Process scheduling and automatic load-balancing between CPUs

    o        Kernel POSIX 1003.4 real-time standard

    Study and design of the OSF/MACH Operating System kernel for a MIPS R3000 RISC multiprocessor system. During this period, frequently joined the Open Software Foundation Design Centre in Boston (USA)

    Design, development and testing of firmware drivers for VME-based peripheral device controllers

    Name of employer

    Honeywell-Bull Information Systems S.p.A.

    Type of business or sector

    Information Technology Industry


     

    Dates

    1985 – 1986

    Occupation or position held

    Research Associate, High Energy Physics Dept.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Design and development of the data acquisition system and processing software of the Forward Detector of the OPAL experiment

    Contribution to the development and simulation of detector drift chambers

    Post-graduate work with the Italian Nuclear Physics Institute (INFN) team at the EuropeanCenterfor Nuclear Research (CERN) involved in development and test of detectors and experimental data analysis

    Name of employer

    University College London and INFN

    Type of business or sector

    University, High Energy Physics

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    1980 – 1985

    Title of qualification awarded

    Physics Laurea (Master) – 110/110 cum laude

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Physics, Maths, Nuclear & Particle Physics, Electronics, Computer Science

    Thesis title: “Design and development of a data acquisition system for the OPAL High Energy Physics experiment at LEP (CERN)”

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University of Bologna, Physics Dept.

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Other language(s)

    English, French (basic)

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Intercultural skills andcommunication skills gained by working in European and extra-European project teams, spent periods of work abroad (UK, USA), participates to working groups, conferences and teaches short university courses

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    Team Leadership skills gained in managing teams since more than 10 years: experience in team building and staffing, team members selection, tasks assignment, supervision, co-ordination and performance evaluation

    Management of Product Line industrial revenues and economical parameters

    Experience in managing, coordinating and working with multiple/complex project assignments and under pressure conditions

    Experience in project management, cost and schedule, interaction with industrial project partners and international institutions

    Experience in the defining product line strategies and roadmaps

    Attended management courses:

    o        IRI-Management course on Leadership (2003);

    o        Course on Conflict management (2001);

    o        Course on Communication skills (1999);

    o         IRI-Management 3-month working group (1998)

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    GPS & Galileo Systems

    System Engineering and Project Management

    GNSS receivers and equipment system engineering, analysis, design, development, manufacturing and related GNSS applications

    GNSS systems integrity

    Kalman filter, navigation and signal processing algorithms, SW modeling and simulation tools

    Real-Time embedded software design and development

    Software life-cycles and software safety-critical standards (ECSS, DO-178-B, GSWS)

    Hierarchical Object-Oriented Design (HOOD), Structured Analysis & Design (Yourdon), UML

    Preparation of industrial technical proposals, reports and technical papers

    Attended technical courses:

    o        UNIV.of PISA, course on Spread-Spectrum systems (2002)

    o        UNIV.of LEEDS, Global Navigation Satellite Systems course (1995);

    o        UNIV.of MILANO, Attitude & Orbit Control Systems course (1995);

    o        CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV., MACH MicroKernel O.S. course (1990);

    o        UNIV.of MILANO, Microprocessor architectures course (1985);

    Involved in the "Galilean" Working Group (2003) assessing European capabilities on positioning technology and providing recommendations for development to the European Commission

    Held short courses on GNSS Augmentation and Integrity at the “Master in Navigation & Related Applications” of Politecnico di Torino

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Programming languages: C, Ada, Fortran, Assembly, Matlab

    Operating Systems: UNIX, Windows, Real-time O.S. (commercial and proprietary kernels), Sun-Solaris, IBM-AIX, VMS

    Microprocessors: Motorola 680x0, MIPS R3000, SPARC, RISC6000, Analog Devices DSP210x0, SHARK, TexasDSP

    Windows Office applications

     

     

    Other skills and competences

    Author/co-author of 40+ papers in the areas of GNSS, autonomy, and particle detectors

    Speaker in several international conferences and workshops

    "Best Paper Award" at the Institute Of Navigation ION-GNSS in 1999 and 2006

    European Satellite Navigation Competition – Winner of LombardyRegion Galileo Prize in 2009

    Thales Innovation Awards winner in 2006 and 2007

    Bull Technical Award winner in 1990

    Supervisor of several university graduation thesis at the Computer Science Dept., Aerospace Eng. Dept., Electronic Eng. Dept. and Physics Dept. of Univ. of Milan

     

     

    Additional information

    Member of the International Advisory Board of the Italian Institute of Navigation (IIN)

    Affiliations: IEEE Computer Society (2000 – 2006), IEEE Communications Society (2003)

    Several professional acquaintances in the Satellite Navigation community


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