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     Date Submitted:02-01-2013
     Last Modified:17-01-2013 (01:47)
    Job information
     Current job:Power /Thermal engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsPower subsystem, Thermal subsystem, Operations, commercial and scientific program management,
    CV

    Personal information

     

    Nationality

    Italian

    Date of birth

    10/04/1974

    Gender

    Male

     

     

     

    Occupational field

    Aerospace (System engineering)

     

     

    Work experience

     

    Dates

    From January 2012

    Occupation or position held

    Sub-system engineer (Power and Thermal)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Support Fleet In-Orbit Operations.

    Prepare and validate all procedures and instructions for S/C where assigned as prime. Provide on-call support to Satellite controllers on-duty.Respond to anomaly conditions and initiate intervention to safe the satellite immediately after notification by the operator. Create and maintain tools to correlate power budgets to actual power consumption and keep an ongoing record of power and thermal trends to anticipate any capacity shortage condition.

    Support Satellite Programs.

    As required, support the Resident Field Office team for the different phases of the satellites under procurement. Attend regular program status meetings and report on status of current Power/thermal issues. Join the RFO in case of system and subsystem test and test results review.

    Name and address of employer

    SES Engineering - Château de Betzdorf • L-6815 Betzdorf • Luxembourg

    Type of business or sector

    Spacecraft operation for power and thermal subsystem    

     

     

    Dates

    From June 2007 to December 2011

    Occupation or position held

    Post-Doc researcher

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Technical support to management of Italian scientific and industrial programs in the field of Observation of the Universe and Exploration (KaT trasponder and Jiram on JUNO mission, Exomars mission Italian payloads, Venus Express mission Italian payloads).

    Interfaces with other agencies (NASA & ESA), particularly on Exploration missions.

    ESA Training on Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) and use in view to participation to the ASI System Engineering Unit using of the ASI CDF; in particular studies to define: Moon robotic exploration program, SAR mission.  

    Name and address of employer

    Italian Space Agency - Viale Liegi 26 00198 Rome Italy

    Type of business or sector

    System engineering, support to project management   

     

     

    Dates

    From 2/05/2007 to 30/09/2007

    Occupation or position held

    Contractor

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Breadboard design, realization of a battery pack with integrated electronics for charge/discharge cycle control and RS422 and CANBus communications. Definition of functional and environmental tests procedure and plan and tests performing and monitoring.

    Management of interfaces with Carlo Gavazzi Space for the battery system development

    Name and address of employer

    SecondUniversity of Naples - Via Roma 19 Aversa (NA) Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Research & Development

     

     

    Dates

    From 2/02/2007 to 3/03/2007

    Occupation or position held

    Contractor

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Analysis of interaction between several space systems (APS, solar cells, electronics) with the orbital  radiative environment

    Risk analysis and qualification tests definition on COTS components to be used in space

    Name and address of employer

    Second University of Naples - Via Roma 19 Aversa (NA) Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Research

     

     

    Dates

    From 14/10/2005 to 14/11/2005 

    Occupation or position held

    Contractor

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Facility development for solar cells tests and characterization

    Name and address of employer

    Università di Napoli “Federico II” - P.le Tecchio 80 Napoli Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Research

     

     

    Dates

    From 1/12/2003 to 1/12/2006 

    Occupation or position held

    Ph.D. Student

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Study of a modular power system and design of integrated electronics for battery pack manag.

    Name and address of employer

    Università di Napoli “Federico II” - P.le Tecchio 80 Napoli Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Research

     

     

    Dates

    From 2/05/2003 to 02/10/2003 

    Occupation or position held

    Contractor

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Design, realization and test of a power system for microsatellite (ESA SSETI project, SSETIExpress satellite launched on Sept. 2005)

    Name and address of employer

    Second University of Naples - Via Roma 19 Aversa (NA) Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Research

     

     

    Education and training

     

    Dates

    March 2003

    Title of qualification awarded

    MSc in Aeronautical Engineering

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Space systems, remote sensing systems, flight dynamics, propulsion, satellite attitude systems

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Università di Napoli “Federico II”

    P.le Tecchio 80 Napoli Italy

    Level in national or international classification

    110/110 cum laude

     

     

    Dates

    Jen 2007

    Title of qualification awarded

    Ph.D. in Arospace, Naval and Quality Systems

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Space power systems, Li-ion battery module, modular architectures. Li-ion technology characterization for single and series connected cells. Battery Charge/discharge management through integrated electronics.   

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Università di Napoli “Federico II”

    P.le Tecchio 80 Napoli Italy

    Level in national or international classification

    Excellent

     

     

    Dates

    Jul 2004

    Title of qualification awarded

    Specialistic course SREC04(Space Radiation Environment and its Effects on Spacecraft Components and Systems)

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Space systems interaction with radiation environment

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    CNES

     

     

    Dates

    Jul 2008

    Title of qualification awarded

    Alpbach Summer school2008 “Sample Return from Moon, Asteroids and Comets”.

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Design of sample return mission from the scientific and technical points of view. Particularly in charge of mission design, power system design. Working in international team is another fundamental skill given by the school

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    FFG, ESA, ISSI

     

     

    Dates

    April-June 2009

    Title of qualification awarded

    The Logic of Microspace Small and Low cost space systems

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Mr. Rick Fleeter (AEROASTRO president) gives technical and economic justifications in using microsatellite platforms for several applications

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    ASI and AeroAstro

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English, French (basic)

    Social skills and competences

    Experiences such as the Alpbach summer school and the job in the ASI concurrent engineering facility taught me the difficulties but also the pleasure to work in a group of people with different nationality and background. Indeed, my Italian culture allows me to act and interface easily within large international groups

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    Skilled to realize and perform an University lessons brief cycle and/or a presentation acquired with the activities at University of Naples

    Skilled to organize and monitor the industrial and/or scientific activities to optimize development time and resources in order to meet the delivery date/cost at completion acquired during the management activities in ASI

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    Excellent knowledge of ground system and operations for telecommunication satellites. Excellent skills in power system design and study; Excellent skills in battery systems design and realization; Excellent skills in power system tests.

    Excellent skill in system engineering, particularly the interfaces problems and device testing both in lab. and in space simulated environment

    Excellent skills of internet and LAN net, embedded systems, Microchip PIC microcontroller.

    Excellent skills of communication protocol RS232, RS485, CAN ad ECAN, MIL-STD1553,

    SpaceWire and I2C.

    Excellent skills of laboratory instruments use and management (Keithley®, Kepco® power supply, multimeters, welders, National Instruments acquisition boards GPIB and DAQ).

    Good experience of working in clean room and using thermal-vacuum chamber following the ECSS and MIL standards.

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    C, Matlab and Labview

    Microsoft Office (including Project) and SUN OpenOffice packets;

    DIA for creating technical diagrams;

    ConceptDraw V for creating Gantt diagrams e WBS;

    OrCad (Capture e Layout).

    Driving licence

    B

    Additional information

    Scientific Publications:

    1. Del Vecchio Blanco C., D’Errico M., Ciofaniello L. 2003. Preliminary Design and Test of a Li-Ion Battery Pack with Integrated Charge/Discharge Electronics for Micro/Nano Satellites Applications. XVII AIDAA Congress Sept 15-19, 2003 / Rome, Italy.

    2. D’Errico M., Del Vecchio Blanco C., Gardi R., Tancredi U. 2004. Auniversity space technology program to design and validate new and potentially cost-effective hardware. Acta Astronautica 56 (2005) 285 – 296.

    3. Del Vecchio Blanco C., D’Errico M. 2004. Integrated Battery Module Based on Li-ion Cells and COTS ICs for Advanced Microsatellites. IEEE Aerospace Conference 2004, March 6-13 Big Sky, Montana. Proceedings. 2004 IEEE ,Volume: 4 ; Pages:2763 - 2773

    4. D’Errico M., Del Vecchio Blanco C., Galantini P. 2004. Batterybased on Li-Ion and COTS technologies: a test case to implement high performance, autonomy, and modularity for future microsatellites. 55th International Astronautical Congress oct 2004-Vancouver, Canada

    5. Del Vecchio Blanco C., Galantini P.,D’Errico M., 2005. Li-ion modular battery pack COTS technology composed for multimission high performance microsatellites. 7th European Space Power Conference. May 2005, Stresa, Italy.

    6. De Chiara A., Del Vecchio Blanco C., D’Errico M., Grassi M. 2005. Navigation system for radiocontrolled cars model: a test case for satellites formations guidance navigation and control problems. XVIII AIDAA Congress Sept. 19-22 Volterra (PI)

    7. Pitterà T., Infante F., Del Vecchio Blanco C., Pulcino V., D’Errico M. 2005. Electrical Power Subsystem For Microsatellites: Design, Realization, And Test. XVIII AIDAA Congress Sept. 19-22 Volterra (PI).

    8. Del Vecchio Blanco C., D’Errico M. 2006. Adistributed design architecture for Li-ion battery: integration of COTS ICs, µCs and CAN bus. IEEE Aerospace Conference 2006, March Big Sky, Montana. Proceedings.

    9. Del Vecchio Blanco C., D’Errico M. 2006. Li-ion autonomous battery module for space vehicles. 57th International Astronautical Congress 2006; Valencia; Spain; 2-6 Oct. 2006. pp. 1-11. Proceedings.

    10. Del Vecchio Blanco C., D’Errico M. 2006. Exploiting the can bus as a potential interface for future aerospace vehicles based on a modular, intelligent, and autonomous architecture. 57th International Astronautical Congress 2006; Valencia; Spain; 2-6 Oct. 2006. pp. 1-11. Proceedings

    11. F. Esposito, C. Del Vecchio Blanco, G. Fasano. Avionics Integration And Test For Rover Applications. 2007. XIX AIDAA National congress. 17-21 Sept. 2007. Proceedings

    12. Del Vecchio Blanco C., D'Errico M., Boer F., Galantini P. Innovative Solutions For Small Battery Packages. 58th International Astronautical Congress Hyderabad – India Sept. 2007. Proceedings.

    13. Weise J., Weiler M., Del Vecchio Blanco C., McCrum M., Bexkens F. et al. 2008. “SAMOSA - a sample return mission to a main belt comet”. Poster to the 59th International Astronautical Congress – Glasgow, Scotland 9 September -3 October 2008.

    14. Portelli Claudio, Davighi Andrea,  Del Vecchio Blanco Carlo, Basso Valter, Belvedere Giampiero, Rosazza Prin Paolo. 2008. ASI CEF+DBTE: Future applications of concurrent engineering methodology integrated with knowledge based economic analyses. 3rd International Workshop on System & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications (SECESA 2008), 15-17  2008 Rome, Italy.

    15. Rapporto studio in ASI CEF di fattibilità della Missione di un Rover Lunare Italiano studio RLI (Rover Lunare Italiano) – Documento ASI RS-IPC-2010 Rev A del 22-02-2010.

    16. Del Vecchio Blanco C., Duca E., Facchinetti C., Pellegrini R.C., Pirrotta S., Portelli C., Salatti M. 2010. Unmanned lunar exploration: from scientific needs to a preliminary mission study for the Italian Lunar Rover. 61st International Astronautical Congress, Prague, 2010. Prodeedings

    17. Battagliere M. L., Casonato G., Crisconio M., Del Vecchio Blanco C., Duca E., Facchinetti C., Paolillo F., Pellegrini R. C., Pirrotta S., Porfilio M., Portelli C., Salatti M., Valentini G. 2010. First Studies of ASI Concurrent Engineering Facility (CEF). 4th International Workshop on System & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications (SECESA 2010), Oct. 13- 15 2010 - Lausanne, Switzerland.

     

     

    Reference contacts

     

     

    Prof. Marco D'Errico

    Associate professor of space systems

    Seconda Università di Napoli

    Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale e Meccanica

    Via Roma, 29 – 81029 Aversa (CE)

     

    Eng.Paolo Galantini

    Design and Development Dept. Manager

    Galileo Avionica

    Via Montefeltro,8

    20156 - Milano Italy

     

    Dr. Enrico Flamini

    Italian Space Agency

    Chief Scientist

    Viale Liegi, 26

    00198 Roma, Italia

     

    Dr. Sylvie Espinasse

    European Space Agency

    Human Spaceflight Directorate

    ESA-ESTEC

    Keplerlaan 1

    2201 Noordwijk, Netherlands

     

    Dr. Denis Moura

    Project Officer for Space Programmes

    European Defence Agency

    Rue des Drapiers 17-23

    B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)



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