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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:11-03-2013
     Last Modified:07-02-2016 (05:13)
    Job information
     Current job:GNC System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsMission design, spacecraft trajectory optimization. Orbit determination and control, GNC, Matlab, System Engineer, AOCS
    CV

    Info: Birth 13/8/1986 (Arezzo)

    Citizenship: Italian

    Working experience

    1-2014-present:  European Launch Vehicle ELV (Aizoon consulting), GNC Engineer, Rome, Italy. Activity oriented to the development of guidance and navigation system of VEGA launcher. Tasks and responsibility within the project: in charge of safety campaign of VEGA missions: failures and deviated trajectories analysis; in charge of definition and verification for GNC test plan and validation campaigns for VEGA C launcher; in charge of developement of an improved 6DoF simulator for the launcher validation campaign written in C; in charge of developement of a new guidance algorithm for the reentry of the third stage in order to improve missionization burden.

    2011-2013:  Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, PhD in Aerospace Engineering. PhD in space-flight mechanics and mission analysis and design. Research project aimed to develop new methodologies for preliminary analysis of low-thrust trajectories. Two innovative tools have been proposed: perturbative expansions of equinoctial parameters for the reformulation of Lambert’s problem for low-thrust developement of a new shape-function for the preliminary design of missions under the assumptions of circular restricted three-body motion.

    3/2012–11/2012: Agenzia Spaziale Italiana ASI, Rome, Italy, Stage, Mission analysis and design within the context of Concurrent Engineering Facility. Carried out system dynamics and trajectory design studies.

    Education and Training

    1/2011–12-2013

    Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, PhD, Space-flight mechanics. Mission analysis and design. Orbit determination and control. Attended courses on embedded model control, neural network design and heuristic methods.

    10/2009–10/2010

    Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK, MSc in Thermal power, Level 75%. Attended courses for MSc in Thermal power, aerospace propulsion option. Thesis project work within the context of Rolls Royce Performance University Technology Centre at Cranfield University. Main subjects: Gas Turbine Performance, Simulation and Diagnostic, Turbomachinery and Combustors.

    10/2008–10/2010

    Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, Aerospace engineering degree (MSc level), 110 out 110 with honors’. Attended courses for Laurea Magistrale, space specialization. Main subjects: aerodynamics, thermodynamics, systems control, fluid dynamics, propulsion systems.

    9/2005–10/2008

    Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, Aerospace engineering degree (BSc level), 110 out 110 with honors’.

    9/2000–7/2005

    Secondary school, Liceo scientifico F. Redi, Arezzo, Italy, License. 100 out 100.

    Projects

    -2015: G. Avanzini, A. Palmas, E. Vellutini "Solution of Low-Thrust Lamber problem with Perturbative Exapansion of Equinoctial Elements", Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. doi: 10.2514/1.G001018

    -2013: E. Vellutini, G. Avanzini "Shape–Based Design of Low–Thrust Trajectories to Cislunar Lagrangian Point", Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. doi:10.2514/1.G000165. Proposed shape–based method for preliminary mission design of low-thrust mission in the framework of circular restricted three body problem.

    -July 2011: Summer School Alpbach. Space science and technology summer school. Main topic: star formation across the Universe. Worked on a multidisciplinary team of science and engineering students on a preliminary design of a scientific space mission.

    -2011: G. Avanzini, A. Palmas, E. Vellutini, "Implicit Solution for the Low-Thrust Lambert Problem by Means of a Perturbative Expansion of Equinoctial Elements", AAS 11-558. Proposed new method for solving the so called low-thrust Lambert’ s problem. First-order perturbative approach is used for investigating the variation of orbital elements generated by the low-thrust propulsion system.

    -July 2010: MSc Thesis developed in collaboration with Rolls Royce plc.: "Aero-engine subidle mixer performance modelling". Numerical analysis of the performance of HBR turbofan engine mixer under windmilling conditions. Worked on a novel methodology for predicting mixer performance in windmilling and sub-idle conditions based on a statistical/probabilistic analysis of high fidelity CFD data.

    -March 2010: Symposium. Team project regarding the management, development and arrangement of an Engine System Symposium at Cranfield University. Paper discussed during the Symposium: "Fuels for Aero-engines".

    -10/2009-10/2010: Cranfield University and Politecnico di Torino double degree program

    -October 2008: Polytechnic of Turin BSc thesis: "Static and dynamic analysis of an ultra-light plane wing modelling by finite elements". Plane wing developed and investigated in Patran and Nastran environment. Aerodynamics analysis carried out in X-foil

    Other experiences

    04/2013 – present

    Fondazione C.E.U.R., Camplus Torino Lingotto, Tutor, Supervisory support for undergraduate students.

    Competences

    -Mother tongue: Italian

    -Other languages: English. IELTS score 7. Reading: excellent. Writing: excellent. Verbal: very good

    Computer skills and competences

    Strong Matlab, Simulink and C experience, employed during PhD research and in MSc final thesis. Good knowledge of STK and Fortran. Basic knowledge of Patran, Nastran, Fluent, Turbomatch. Excellent working knowledge of MS Office and LateX.

    Social skills and competences

    Excellent communication skills. Capacity to establish and maintain meaningful working and interpersonal relationships with people of different cultural backgrounds. Dedicated team player: I enjoy working cooperatively towards a common goal, contributing to the team work effectively with my own ideas, sharing the responsibility, being assertive, accepting and learning from constructing criticism and giving positive, constructing feedback to others.

    Organizational skills and competences

    Capacity to work in a team as well as independently, with minimal direct supervision or encouragements. Excellent time management skills: capacity to set priorities and to deal with strict deadlines and time demands in a high pressure working environment. Creative problem solving approach and high flexibility: ability to cope with unexpected difficulties and circumstances.

    Driving license Full, clean driving licence.

    Additional information I enjoy traveling, photography and ethnic cuisine. I am also very interested in Greek and Roman mythology. I have played handball in the local team of my city for four years and I have played swimming at a competitive level for seven years in "Arezzo Nuoto" team.


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