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    Personal information
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     Date Submitted:29-05-2013
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     Current job:Aerospace and GNSS Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
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     KeywordsI am an Aerospace Engineer that has worked mainly in the field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and in applications connected to the use of GNSS: Navigation, Precise Positioning, Tracking, Orbit Determination, Airborne Gravimetry, Geodesy, Su
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    Personal information

     

    Nationality

    Italian

    Date of birth

    11.07.1976

    Gender

    Male

     

     

    Work experiences

     

    Dates

    From May 2011 to Present (2013)

    Occupation or position held

    GNSS Engineer, Aerospace Engineer and algorithm designer in the fields of Satellite Navigation and Satellite Geodesy and Kalman filtering and estimation

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·      GSA Project “GAL” (GALileo for Gravity) – on going –

    o    Mathematical Modeling and Algorithmic design for aircraft position and velocity estimation;

    o    Kalman Filtering/Smoothing design and implementation;

    o    Simulation Scenarios definition and prototype software development and testing.

    ·      ASI Project “GAL-PRS” (GALileo Public Regulated Service) – on going -

    o    System engineering;

    o    Preliminary requirements analysis and definition and preliminary design of a network of permanent Galileo PRS reference stations for the generation of differential corrections for Galileo PRS precise positioning and navigation;

    o    Study on RTK (Real Time Kinematics) positioning technique and on VRS (Virtual Reference Station) technique and their generalization to GALILEO PRS signals;

    o    Feasibility study on the generation of predicted differential corrections to support precise navigation PRS users in areas not covered by reference stations;

    o    Design of algorithms for the generation of the PRS differential corrections;

    o    Mathematical modelling of error sources affecting the Galileo PRS measurements; modelling of the orbital errors in the Galileo broadcast ephemerides;

    o    Development of a computation engine for the generation of the orbital corrections for the Galileo broadcast ephemerides;

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ·      ESA/ASI Project “GOCE Italy” (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer Italy)

    o    Support to the modification of a ESA software for Precise Orbit Determination and support to the POD software testing activity;

     

    ·      GNSS Solutions Development: definition, development and implementation of solutions for several GNSS applications (terrestrial, aerial and maritime navigation, geodesy, land monitoring, geophysical and geodynamics monitoring, GNSS attitude determination, GNSS-INS integrated navigation);

    ·      R&D activities (GNSS navigation and geodesy, kalman filtering, orbit determination, GNSS-aided inertial navigation, geophysical and geodynamics monitoring).

     

              Name and address of employer

    Galileian Plus S.r.l., Via Vito Giuseppe Galati 87, 00155 Roma

    Type of business or sector

     

    System engineering in the field of: GNSS satellite navigation and satellite geodesy, space mission analysis, scientific data processing, GIS applications, spatial geodesy with applications to geophysical monitoring, R&D.

     

     

                                                            Dates

    From April 2012 to April 2012

                    Occupation or position held

    Lecturer

                                     Main activities and

                                          Responsibilities

     

    Lectures in Satellite Navigation, Tracking & Guidance as part of the courses of the Master in Space Science and Technologies organized by Professor Alessandra Celletti

             Name and address of employer

    University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace

     

     

    Dates

    From October 2007 to February 2009

    Occupation or position held

    Civil Engineer 

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·      Architectural design and structural analysis of buildings; 

    ·      Surveying of construction sites and technical supervision of construction.

     

    Name and address of employer

     

    Ruggeri’s Engineering Studio, Via della Fontana 22, 00013 Mentana (District of Rome), Italy

                      Type of business or sector

    Building

     

     

    Dates

    From September 2005 to February 2007

    Occupation or position held

    Aerospace and GNSS Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ·         ASI S.A.B.R.I.N.A./COSMOSKYMED Project

    o    Feasibility study of the use of a CDGPS (Carrier-Phase Differential GPS) strategy for Precise Orbit Determination of a satellite formation flight system;

    o    Analytical study and mathematical modeling and definition of various sources of errors in the GPS radio-frequency signal;

    o    Development of a software simulator of the error sources;

    o    Development of software prototype for the precise (millimeter) baseline determination between the phase centers of two spaceborne GPS receiver’s antennas placed on two different satellites in formation flying configuration;

    o    Test engineering of the developed prototype and definition of simulation scenarios.

     

    ·          System engineering, orbit determination and flight dynamics, attitude determination and control.

    Name and address of employer

    Thales Alenia Space Italy, Via Saccomuro 24, 00131 Rome (Italy)

          Type of business or sector

    Aerospace

    Dates

    From July 2003 to July 2004

    Occupation or position held

    Internship

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·         Development of a Thesis in the department of Navigation of the Eng. Stefano LAGRASTA and with the supervision of the Eng. Sergio PONZI;

    ·         Development of a software prototype for a kinematics precise orbit determination strategy with merely geometric modeling and sequential filtering of GPS measurements;

    ·          Test engineering of the developed prototype.

     

    Name and address of employer

    Telespazio S.p.A., Via Tiburtina 965, 00156 Rome (Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace

     

     

     

    Education and training

     

    Dates

    From 2010 to 2011

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master Degree in Space Science and Technology (Master in Science)

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

    Vote

    110/110 cum laude

     

     

    Dates

    June 2006

    Title of qualification awarded

    Qualification for the practice of the Engineer’s profession

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    National Order of Engineers (of Italy)

    Vote

    89/120

     

     

    Dates

    From 1996 to 2004

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master level Degree in Aerospace Engineering

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University of Rome “La Sapienza”

    Vote

    103/110

     

     

    Dates

    From 1990 to 1995

    Title of qualification awarded

    Secondary School Leaving diploma

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Liceo Scientifico Statale “Giuseppe Peano”, Monterotondo (District of Rome)

    Vote

    56/60

     

     

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

    Mother Language

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English

    Relational skills and competences

    ·      Analysis and cooperative problem-solving;

    ·      Very good aptitude for team working and quick learning;

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    ·      Good skills in teaching and divulging scientific matters, gained through several years of activity of private lessons for scholastic support to high school and private lessons for supporting students of Engineering faculties;

    ·      Knowledge and use of version control systems (SubVersioN);

    ·      Use of  collaborative SW for team working issues: videoconferencing, knowledge sharing, collaborative project management, remote control assistance, calendar sharing and others;

    ·      Experience of work in mixed team (industrial and scientific);

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    ·      Experience in flight dynamics and astrodynamics (AOCS), with particular emphasis on orbit determination and orbit propagation;

    ·      Experience in estimation techniques and time series prediction (Kalman Filtering, Kalman Smoothing, Weighted Least Square Techniques, Linear Quadratic Regulators);

    ·      Experience in the field of satellite navigation (aerial, terrestrial, maritime navigation, satellite navigation for spaceborne receivers);

    ·      Experience in mathematical modelling of physical effects (Atmospheric Refraction, General and Special Relativity effects, Atmospheric drag and perturbations, near earth orbital perturbation effects);

    ·      Experience in processing and analysis of GNSS satellite data.

     

    Relevant formation seminars:

    ·      “Frontiers of Space Science: from Solar Activity to NEOs”, International School of Space Science (L’Aquila - Italy), April 18 - 22, 2011

     

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    ·      Programming Languages:

    o    Very good experience in Matlab programming language;

    o    Good experience in Scilab programming language;

    o    Medium experience in C and FORTRAN programming language;

    o    Basic experience in Turbo Pascal programming language.

    ·      Knowledge of the operative systems:

    o    Microsoft Windows XP (very good);

    o    Linux Ubuntu systems (basic).

    ·      Knowledge of the software tools:

    o    Finite Elements software tools for structural analysis, Adina R&D, Nastran/Patran, CDS  (from medium to good);

    o    Microsoft Office suite, Visual Studio, AutoCAD, SubVersion and TortoiseSVN, Adobe Photoshop, Internet and multimedia applications;

    o    Basic user of STK (Systems Tool Kit, ex Satellite Tool Kit)

    o    RTKLIB: An Open Source Program Package for GNSS Positioning

     

     

     

    Driving licence

    Category B

    Additional information

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    I authorize the use of my personal data/records according to Italian law 196/2003.

    I am an Aerospace Engineer that has worked mainly in the field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and in applications connected to the use of GNSS: Navigation, Precise Positioning, Tracking, Geodesy and Survey. I have also worked in applications of the GPS in Orbit Determination of  satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). I have also had a job experience as civil engineer, working for a private engineering studio in the Buildings sector.

    The activities in which I consider to be more specialized regard the satellite navigation (GNSS),flight dynamics, and orbit determination and propagation. I have worked mainly in satellite navigation applications for orbit determination (kinematics and reduced-dynamics) of Low Earth Orbit satellites and for trajectory reconstruction and kinematic tracking (estimation of the status of a receiver embarked on the mobile platform through processing of GPS measurements, sequential filtering through the least squares estimators and Kalman filters), in applications of GNSS in Kinematic Airborne Gravimetry (KAG) but also in static applications of GNSS like precise point positioning applications in Geodesy and Geodynamics, and relative positioning in Network baselines determination, especially in application of VRS-RTK[1]strategies. I have a good knowledge in the use and manipulation of sequential estimators such as Kalman filters. I mainly used MATLAB (or Scilab) as a working tool, with some experience in C. In the past i have had also a job experience as civil engineer, working inside a private technical study mainly employed in architectural design of buildings and structural computation.

    I would like to become always more proficient in the field of navigation, tracking and guidance and flight dynamics, but I would also like to build some experience in fields such as aerodynamics, propulsion, AOCS and aerospace structural design, all fields that are part of my academic formation.

     



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