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     Date Submitted:16-05-2013
     Last Modified:20-08-2013 (12:37)
    Job information
     Current job:System Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsTelecommunication and Global Navigation Satellite System Engineer

    Personal information




    Date of birth










    Work experience

    Satellite TT&C - System Engineer

    GNSS - System and AIT Engineer

    V&V - Engineer




    7/2010-current job





    6/2013 – on going

    Occupation or position held

       V&V Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

       Eco-Taxe Project TPL (Taxe Poids Lourds, Ecomouv consortium) for the realization of a satellite-

       based tollsystem for heavy vehicles to the French State.


       Participation to the test and integration activity for the GPS-based Road-Tolling system, realized by

       Autostrade SpA. The activities were conducted with the Verification & Validation Team according to

       the anomaly handling procedures defined for the project. He was involved in:

       - Definition and Trade-off of the Software and Hardware System Test Plan

       - Definition, Execution and Reporting of the Software and Hardware Tests Use Cases

       - Testing and Verification of the OBU (On Boar Unit) configuration, interfacing and performance

       - Testing and Verification of the control, signaling and operational procedures between OBU,

         System Server and Financial Managing Server

       - Testing and Verification of the OBUs installed on the testing Lorry fleet, and of the Virtual Gates

         planned on the French territory


       Environment: Oracle SQL Developer, HP Application Lifecycle Management, Network Protocols


    Name and address of employer

       Autostrade Tech Spa, 2310, Limite di Campi Bisenzio, Florence





    1/2012 – 5/2013

    Occupation or position held

    GNSS AIT Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    System Test and Performance Analysis on the new version of the ST Microelectronics  Teseo II / III GNSS Receiver (GPS, GLONASS, etc.).

    He was involved in the GNSS Beidou/Compass System analysis, by testing the receiver results with performance trade-offs. He was also involved in the GPS L1 carrier phase  receiver measures test and analysis of the performance achievement in Precise Point Positioning (PPP) algorithm.

    He was involved in:

    - Study of the GNSS Beidou/Compass System

    - Test of the Compass Ionospheric Correction Models

    - Implementation of the Compass Ionospheric Grid Correction Model

    - Study the GPS L1 receiver phase measurements behavior

    - Test of the phase measurements and trade-off in PPP algorithm application

    - Development of the report documents


       Environment: Teseo Receiver,  Matlab, C Language, RTKLib, Rinex, NMEA.



    Name and address of employer

    ST Microelettronics, 1, Via Tolomeo, 20010, Cornaredo, Milan





    2/2011 – 12/2012

    Occupation or position held

    TT&C System Engineer


    Participation to the System Engineering team for the definition, design and realization of an SDR Space Transponder prototype for small EO satellites. (STAR, Regione Toscana R&D project).

    The transponder was conceived on the System On Chip concept. It was based on FPGA platform, including a Synthesized Standard CPU for Space applications (LEON-3 SparcV8 CPU), an hardware accelerator for Digital Signal Processing, and a C-language application.

    He was involved in the following tasks:
    - Review of the System Requirements

    - Review of the System Architecture
    - Definition of the Sub-System Requirements

    - Detailed tailoring of the ECSS/CCSDS protocols for Telemetry/Telecommand exchange
    - Detailed definition of the Internal and External HW/SW Interfaces

       - Participation to the testing phase preparation and execution

       - Participation to the HW/SW Integration activity

    - Participation to the partners coordination activity

    - Participation to the project planning activity

    - Development of the deliverable documents

    - Participation to the preparation of the project demos, upgrade proposals and a scientific article.


    Environment: LEON-3, FPGA, C-language, RTEMS O.S., SpaceWire, CANBUS, Matlab, USRP.




    09/2011 – 03/2012

    Occupation or position held

    GNSS AIT Engineer


    Participation to the System Engineering team for the performance evaluation of the EGNOS SDK Toolkit. (GSA project).

    The “EGNOS SDK” (Software Development Kit) is a mobile-terminal application that implements all EGNOS corrections and provides GNSS integrity. The activity is performed by comparing the EGNOS SDK Toolkit collected positions with the accurate reference positions calculate through the use of RTK techniques.

    I was involved in the following tasks:

    - Definition and configuration of the Test Bed

    - Definition and execution of the data acquisition campaign

    - Collaboration to the data analysis activity

    - Development of the deliverable document


    Environment: uBlox Receiver, Rinex, EGNOS, SISNET, Matlab.




    2/2011 – 06/2012

    Occupation or position held

    GNSS AIT Engineer


       Participation to the System Engineering team for the Integration and Test in the following projects:

       • GNSS Integrity monitoring station over the L1 frequency (CAMP ministerial program).

      The monitoring station works on the signal’s spectrum and in the range domain, determining the

      horizontal protection level.It uses low-cost GNSS receivers and software radio techniques for signal

      processing and operates in real time sending alarms in seconds.

      I was involved in the following tasks:

      - Software modules integration

      - Internal and external interfaces configuration end test

      - Collaboration to develop documents and a scientific article


    • Software tool to monitoring the GNSS signal quality (client: Autostarde Italia).

      The tool provides a set of parameters associated with the GNSS signal quality on a specific region,

      and compares them with the quality parameters on a series of observations made ​​by the mobile

      devices in that region.

      I was involved in the following tasks:

      - Collaboration in the Test Plan definition

      - Preparation of the Test Use Cases data and process

      - Review of the Use Cases report deliverable


    Environment: Ubuntu O.S, C-language, Test Process.



    12/2011 – 02/2012

    Occupation or position held

    GNSS System Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

      Participation to a call-for-tender in an international team, preparing the proposal for the  Integrity

      GNSS Receiver (European Commission). Partners: Telespazio (prime), IFEN GmbH, VEGA Space

      GmbH, pwpSystems GmbH.

       The proposal’s core aspects are: the research and development of algorithms to mitigate the signal   

       integrity faults in terrestrial environments, the development of an hardware platform to store and

       monitor the GNSS radio frequency signals and the reference trajectory, and an extensive real data

       collection campaign.

       I was involved in the following tasks:

       - Collaboration to define the project breakdown structure

       - Collaboration to define the project budget

       - Collaboration to define the project WPs and Study Logic structure descriptions

       - Definition of the WPs for Data Collection Phase

       - Definition of the WP for Integrity Receiver Prototype Development and Testing

       - Integration and harmonization of the partners technical contributes

    Name and address of employer

    Intecs spa, 7, Salita del Poggio Laurentino, 00144, Rome





    Occupation or position held

    GNSS System Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Participation to the R&D Sogei software receiver platform project for the realization of multi-constellation SDR GNSS receivers.

    The project studies SDR applications for precise positioning, developing SDR GNSS software algorithms on Multi-Core PC and DSP/FPGA platform with the intention to have rover and permanent receivers.

    I performed the following tasks:

    - Development of a software GNSS tracking module

    - Deployment of the tracking module on a Texas Instrument DSP

    - Algorithmic and computational optimization analysis

    - Integration of the optimized tracking module with an acquisition module

    - System testing and results analysis

    - Development of the report documents

    Environment: SDR GNSS, System on Chip, C-language, Assembly-language, TI DSP

    Name and address of employer

    Sogei spa, 99, Via Mario Carucci, 00143, Rome

    Education and training





    1/2010 - 1/2011

    Title of qualification awarded

    II level Master Degree in Advanced Communication and Navigation Satellite Systems.

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

       Deep vision on the technical, design, economic and managerial aspects in the space projects. 

       Study of the Satellite System and the System Phases and Procedures in the Satellite Design and  


       Study of the most important GNSS systems, with focus on the user side though the analysis of the

       receiving systems and positioning algorithms.

       Study of the Transmission techniques, channel Link Budget and the On-Board electronic for

       the Telecommunication Satellites.


    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

       University of Tor Vergata – Department of Engineering




    1/2007 - 4/2009

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineer. Final Score of 110 cum laude /110.

    Dissertation of:
    Accurate and efficient analysis of a rectangular micro-strip antenna

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Study of the digital signal processing techniques and transceiver devices on PC, FPGA and CPLD platforms. Usage of laboratory digital instrumentation, such as, digital oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers, for telecommunications systems verification and test. Analysis of microwave devices such as printed antenna, impedance adapters and filters, through dedicated software and verification of physical behavior using vector network analyzer.

    Study of radio-propagation techniques, radio channels threat and link budget analysis.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

       University of Cassino – Department of Engineering






    9/2003 - 1/2007

    Title of qualification awarded

    Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Engineer

    Dissertation of:
    Design and testing of impedance adapters and wide-band filters in microwave planar geometry

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training


       University of Cassino – Department of Engineering




    9/1998 - 7/2003

    Title of qualification awarded

    Electronic Technician

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

       IPSIA – Formia (LT)








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     Technical skills and competences


    Experiences in system engineering procedures, project phases management and product V-lifecycle, in fields of digital signal processing techniques and embedded system.

    Knowledge of digital signal processing techniques for Telecommunication and GNSS systems analysis and design.

    Knowledge of the GNSS systems, applications, services, and receiver applications.

    Knowledge of microwave devices such as printed antenna, impedance adapters and filters.

    Knowledge of  laboratory digital instrumentation: digital oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzer.



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    Experiences in team working activities such as system engineering multidisciplinary teams, proposals preparation tasks and projects partners interaction and coordination.

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