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     Date Submitted:04-04-2013
     Last Modified:20-01-2015 (09:08)
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     Current job:Junior Consultant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPrecise, Reliable, Passionate
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

     

    Nationality:

    Italian

    Date of birth:

    26 February 1987

    Place of birth:

    Agropoli (Italy)

    Legal Status:

    Single

     

    I have a deep passion for Technology and in particular for Mechanics, tests and simulations.

    I like to learn and understand how real systems work in actual situations by means of S/Ws based simulations that I accomplished to perform with e.g. the MATLAB/Simulink S/W suite, in which I am constantly improving my knowledge. I like to build Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) too and I am also focused in making them more user-friendly as possible.

    I always do my best to improve myself and it gives me much motivation to accomplish my work and find great solutions for complex tasks. I consider myself adaptive, communicative and a team player. During my previous work experiences I succeeded to easily adapt with my colleagues from other countries and commonly we reached our goals by delivering the work to the Clients and constantly fulfilling their expectations. I am a very result-oriented person and I like to build positive relationships thanks also to my brilliant communication skills.

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    From 05/2014 - ALTRAN, (Aerospace Infrastructure and Transportation Technical Consulting), Eindhoven – The Netherlands

    Junior Consultant

    From 05/2014 – Bosch(NEFIT BV), Deventer – The Netherlands

    External Consultant

    I am currently involved in 2 projects:

    ü  The first project I am working on is about automatic testing of Heating System Appliances. My main responsibilities include software based simulations, in particular MATLAB/Simulink programming and codes debugging/testing. Moreover, I am also involved in database and documentation management and development. My team and I have recently built 2 new functionalities which allow future users to trace the FW code (FSMs) and estimate how much of it has been covered. This is already fully integrated in the Tool GUI. We have also recently started a project daily Whiteboard virtual session where every component of the team takes note of what is currently working on providing an interactive and productive feedback to the Project Leader.

    ü  The second one is about Combustion Management System and my current task is the tuning of the Ionization Current set-point due to set-point changes and external disturbances (noise, flame instabilities, induced disturbances) present in the control loop. The aim is to find a PID control algorithm which is able to stabilize the system (especially at low Power levels) with a sufficient level of robustness, once some desired performance requirements have been specified. I am concentrating my daily activities in lab tests along with the synthesis of the control algorithm through MATLAB. It translates having an approximated model of the real system in accordance with real measurements.

    From 01/2014 to 04/2014 - Evidence Srl, Pisa (Computer Software)

    Consultant for Honeywell Combustion Control

    ü  Responsible for the mathematical modelization of the main components of an auto adjusting premixed heating system: a Gas Valve, a Venturi Nozzle and a FAN. In particular: Venturi Nozzle mathematical description and modelization (CAD & CFX), Gas Valve mathematical description and modelization, FAN mathematical description, modelization (CAD & CFX) and study of the transients.

    ü  Responsible for the development of the S-Functions describing the System with the S/W MATLAB. Further integration with a Simulink block System.

    ü  Responsible for the CFD Simulations with the S/W CFX of the mini Venturi Nozzle and the FAN.

    ü  Support in the creation of an electronic Control System for combustion control appliance and for the heating system.

    ü  Meetings with the Client to check the mid-term objectives and the status of the work by means of Power Point presentations where the preliminary results have been shown.

    ü  Responsible for the creation of a Final Report with the required Deliverables and Results to be verified with tests at Client’s facilities.

     

    Deliverables:

    ü  Evaluation of the pressure drops in the Venturi Nozzle, in the FAN and in the Gas Valve.

    ü  Estimation of the typical System parameters like the Air-Fuel Equivalence Ratio , the FAN Head  and the system pressure drop  when other quantities vary in a predetermined operational range.

    ü  Evaluation of other parameters by mean of a mathematical description of the entire system.

    ü  Presentation and description of alternative solutions.

    ü  Creation of a Control System in order to correctly monitor the desired quantities.

     

    From 07/2012 to 02/2013 - ALTA Space S.p.A., Pisa (Aerospace and Propulsion Technology)

    Internship (Master’s Degree thesis development and implementation)

    Within the team (2 members):

    ü  Responsible for the design and the development of the MATLAB programs used for the orbital transfer and on-orbit operations, to project and solve high/low thrust LEO-GEO and interplanetary mission trajectories, Attitude and Orbit Control System Implementations and Design and Orbits Optimization Strategies. Focus on Low Thrust Propulsion, Attitude Control Models.

    ü  Responsible for the mission requirements during the transfer and on-orbit operations with the S/Ws DOORS 9.3 and Excel.

    ü  Responsible for the conceptual design of the satellite mock-up with the S/W CATIA V5

    ü  Support in the development of the Power Point presentation and discussion in front of a University Commission

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

    From 06/2010 to 03/2013 - Aerospace Engineering - University of Pisa (Italy) - Faculty of Engineering

    03/2013 - Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, with the mark 105/110

    (Amongst the best students of the Academic Year)

    Thesis: “All Electric Propulsion for Small Geostationary Platforms”

    Supervisor: Prof. Ing. MARIANO ANDRENUCCI - The thesis has been developed in collaboration with ALTA Space (S.p.A.)

    Principal subjects covered

    ·         Spaceflight Mechanics

    ·         Spacecraft Design and Space Missions Design

    ·         Space Systems Engineering and Requirements Management

    ·         Chemical and Electric Propulsion

    ·         Attitude and Orbit Control System Design (AOCS)

    ·         CAD Design / Real Systems Simulation

    ·         FEM Analysis

     


    PROJECTS DURING MASTER’S DEGREE

     

    From 10/2011 to 04/2012 - “Design of a Robotic Arm for the Minos Mission”

    Within the team (3 members):

    ·         Responsible for the specification of the mission requirements during the orbital transfer and in-situ operations

    ·         Responsible for the design and development of the various parts of the Robotic Arm (external structure, internal parts, gear systems, joints) with the S/Ws CATIA V5 and AUTODESK INVENTOR

    ·         Support for the conceptual design of the satellite mock-up with the S/W CATIA V5

    ·         Responsible for the detailed design of the gear systems with AUTODESK INVENTOR

    ·         Responsible for the FEM analysis of the joints and of the external loads on the entire structure (mechanical and thermal) using the S/W ANSYS

    ·         Support in the development of technical drawings, build of materials and estimation of tolerances with the S/W CATIA V5

    From 02/2011 to 05/2011 - “Feasibility Study of an Europa Planet Exploration Mission (Minos Mission)”

    Within the team (6 members):

    ·         Responsible for the assessment and tailoring of the orbital transfer requirements, analysis and evaluation of the possible launch sites using the S/W DOORS 9.3 and Excel.

    ·         Support in the development and implementation of the MASS AND POWER BUDGETS, RISK ANALYSIS, WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE and GANNT CHART.

    ·         Support for the Design of the satellite mock-up with the S/W CATIA V5

    ·         Responsible for the development of the Power Point presentation for the project and discussion in front of an experts Commission

     

    From 09/2006 to 06/2010 - Aerospace Engineering - University of Pisa (Italy) - Faculty of Engineering

    06/2010 - Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, with the mark 99/110

    Thesis: “Tracking of Fluid Particles in a Field of Motion Induced by a Rankine Vortex”

    ·         Implementation and development of MATLAB programs able to describe the field of motion induced by a Rankine Vortex (ODEs Tools)

    ·         Study of the fluid dynamics equations of motion with the “Maxey-Riley” approximation

    ·         Construction and derivation of the graphs representing the solutions of the equations of motion at various Stokes numbers (particles inertia) and implementation of an Excel database with the obtained solutions

    ·         Development of the Power Point presentation for the project and discussion in front of a University Commission

    Principal subjects covered

    ·         Fluid Dynamics

    ·         Turbomachinery and Aircrafts Engines

    ·         Analytical Mechanics and Structural Engineering

    ·         Aeronautical Technologies

    ·         Strength and Mechanics of Materials

     

    PROJECT DURING BACHELOR’S DEGREE

     

    From 10/2007 to 02/2008 - “Design of an Engine for a Model Aircraft using the S/W CATIA V5”

    Within the team (2 members):

    ·         Responsible for the Design, Drafting, Assembly of the Model Aircraft Engine in CATIA V5

    ·         Responsible for the simulation of the dynamics of the Engine in CATIA V5 (Set in motion)

    ·         Support for the documentation with the S/Ws DOORS 9.3 and MS Word

    ·         Support in the development of the Power Point project presentation and discussion in front of a University Commission

     

    06/2006 - Diploma at “Liceo Scientifico Alfonso Gatto” (Senior High School Specializing in Science Education) with the mark 100/100

     

    LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE

     

    Mother Tongue

    Italian

    Fluent

    English, Portuguese

    Good

    Spanish

    Basic

    German (B1) and French

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

     

    ADVANCED

    CATIA V5, MATLAB, CFX, MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel)

    GOOD

    Simulink, MKS Integrity, ANSYS, Fluent, Solidwork, STK, CATIA V4, DOORS 9.3, AUTOCAD INVENTOR, Mathcad, Octave, Scilab, NX Unigraphics 8, ScicosLab

    BASIC

    Pro/Engineer, Hypermesh, Nastran/Patran, C++

     

    Knowledge of ECSS and Quality Standards ISO 9000

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    Scholarship awarded by the University of Pisa to meritorious students for excellent performances during the entire duration of the University career



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