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     Date Submitted:20-06-2013
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     Current job:Satellite electrical tests technician
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsPreparation, definition and performing of electrical and radio-frequency tests of communication module of satellite in ambit of the “O3B” satellites constellation program (8 satellites) and also the "Galileo" program.
    CV

    Work experience

     

    Date (from-to)

      15/07/2012 – 31/05/2013

    Name and address of employer

    Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A., AIT division, Via Saccomuro 24, - 00131 – Rome

    Type of business or sector

    Telecommunications in Aerospace sector.

    Occupation or position held

    Preparation, definition and performing of electrical and radio-frequency tests of communication module of satellite in ambit of the “O3B” satellites constellation program (8 satellites).

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Attending to the whole electrical test process of the satellite’s communication antennas, starting since the integration and preliminary test of the electrical units that form the communication module of the satellite; performance tests in thermal  chamber; ending with all tests in anechoic chamber for the final validation phase of the antennas.

    All the tests are performed in clean room (class 8th) to avoid any kind of satellite contaminations due to human and external factors.

    Preparation and calibration activity of all the instruments and devices utilized to make radio-frequency measures foreseen during tests (VNA, power meters, oscilloscope, spectrum analyser).

    Calibration, validation and set-up disposition and connection of all coaxial cables and wave guides utilized to send test signals from E.g.s.e. (Electrical  Ground Support Equipment) to the satellite front.

    Definition and drawing up of test procedures for all the electrical test phases.

    Knowledge and utilization of the following tools and applications:  

    -       Echo-5-TCC;

    -       Ocoe 5;

    -       Isys;

    -       Cal 2011 calibration tool;

    -       DMS (Data Management System);

     

    Date (from-to)

      23/04/2012 – 15/06/2012

    Name and address of employer

    Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A., AIT division, Via Saccomuro 24, - 00131 – Rome

    Type of business or sector

    Telecommunications in Aerospace sector.

    Occupation or position held

    Preparation, definition and performing of electrical tests of satellite platform and/or platform subsystems in ambit of the “Galileo IOV” program.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Attending to the whole electrical test process of the satellite platform, starting since the integration and functional tests of the units that form the platform structure including the navigation system tools and the power system of the satellite; tests in thermal vacuum chamber; ending with all preliminary tests for the final launch phase of the satellite.

    All the test are performed in clean room (class 8th) to avoid any kind of satellite contaminations due to human and external factors.  

     

     

    Date (from -to)

     

    14/12/2009 – 20/04/2012

     Name and address of employer

     

    ELTAS ELECTRONIC ADVANCED SYSTEM,

    Via Tazio Nuvolari, 133 - 00142 - Rome

     Type of business or sector

     

    Consultant in Information Technology.

     Occupation or position held

     

    Consultant  for SELEX Integrated Systems company (Finmeccanica Group) in the role of  electronic and information technology Analyst.

     Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Testing/analysis of functionalities of the IT system E.U.C.C.I.S. (European Union Command and Control Information System). Performing of functional, integration and regression test of the total system composed by several clients and servers. Elaboration and drawing up of the system test description and supervision of the system requirements.

    Production of virtual terrain models in Open Flight (.FLT) format by the 3D graphic tool “3DStudio Max” for simulation systems and similar in military field. These terrains are developed starting by the D-TED data of the particular zone/state/region object.

    Testing and trial of analogical/digital electronic cards of medium and high complexity. 

     

     

    Date (from-to)

     

    01/07/2009 – 11/12/2009

    Name and address of employer

     

    CIREM S.r.l., Via delle Cave, 42 - Rome

     

     Type of business or sector

     

    Consultant in telecommunications.

     Occupation or position held

     

      Consultant for DahliaTV company for the informatics activities of “Help Desk Dahlia”.

     Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Testing/analysis of Set Top Box devices and CAM module for new generation TV (plasma, LCD, LED).

    The test are performed in order to assign the certification for these devices to support DahliaTV services.

    Basic knowledge of the video signals and circuits for the generation and elaboration of images.

     

    Date (from-to)

      02/01/2008 – 30/06/2009

    Name and address of employer

    RETIS S.p.A.,Via del Caravaggio, 84 - 00147 – Rome

    Type of business or sector

    Consultant in telecommunications.

    Occupation or position held

    Consultant for H3G company in the role of IOT ENGINEER for radio-testing of UMTS mobile devices for the following vendors: Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, Motorola, Amoi, ZTE, HTC.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Testing/analysis of interoperability between the UMTS Net and the mobile device.

    Test are performed on field by a car in order to change radio conditions and constantly stress the device under test.

    Activities consist in voice calls, video calls, streaming on the H3G dedicated portal, throughput in dial-up and roaming.

    During these test, the device is constantly monitored by a PC with the aid of apposite tools:

    ·         QXDM for Qualcomm chipset;

    ·         TEMS and MSLOG for EMP chipset;

    ·         Mobile Analyser for Infineon chipset.

    Test analysing and reporting.

    Training:Qualcomm

     

    Instruction and Professional Training

     

    Date (from - to)

    September 2009 - January 2010

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master in Project Financing and Valuation of Investments in the Renewable Energy Sector and of the Energy Saving

    Vote: 30/30   Duration: 130 hours

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    The renewable sources: photovoltaic, solar thermodynamic, wind power, hydropower,  biomass, power by garbage; the typologies of plants; environment impact; institution subjects and incentivation tools; authorizations; the Energy market; the typologies of investment in the power area; project financing: the contracts, the risk factors and the financial models for the valuation of investments; investment’s cost and cash flow related to a plant building.

    Name and type of the organization  providing education and training

    A.N.A.P.I.A. Education Solutions

     

     

    Date (from - to)

    March 2005 - May 2008

    Title of qualification awarded

    Specialized Electronic Engineer(specialization in Electronic Devices);

     Vote: 110/110

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Knowledge of the basic Digital and Analogical Electronic circuits and components,  Mathematics,   Physics, Chemistry, General Electronics, Optical Communications,

    Computer Networks, Electromagnetic Guides, Optoelectronics, Biomedical, Semiconductor Physics, etc.

    Electronics Laboratory: knowledge in using basic electronic instrumentations    (Oscilloscope, Multimeter, Function Generator, etc.)

    Thesis:Interaction of Radiation Field in Nanostructured Media

    Achievements:Design, using simulation tools of RSoft, an array of cavities in

                          photonic crystal lasers for the realization of ultra low thresholds

                          laser.

    Name and type of the organization  providing education and training

    ‘Roma Tre’ University of Studies

     

     

    Date (from - to)

    October 1999 - February 2005

    Title of qualification awarded

    Electronic Engineer Junior (Three-year);

    Vote: 93/110

     

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Basic knowledge in General Electronics,  Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry,  Telecommunications, Electrotechnics.

    Thesis:Data Acquisition System Interfaced with a PC

     

    Name and type of the organization  providing education and training

    ‘Roma Tre’ University of Studies

    Date (from -to)

    September 1994 - June 1999

    Title of qualification awarded

    Electronics and Telecommunications Technician;

    Vote:88/100

    Name and type of the organization  providing education and training

    I.T.I.S Galileo Ferraris (RM)

    Technical skills and competences:

    ·         Knowledge in using basic electronic instrumentations and devices (Oscilloscope, Multimeter, Function Generator, etc.)

    ·         UMTS Radio Testing and Post Analysis, by logging tools, of disconnection problems between the Mobile Device and the UTRAN (UMTS net);

    ·         Knowledge of the UTRAN’s structure and protocols;

    ·         Analysis of developing and integration troubles in a system of large dimension;

    ·         Quality checking of the system and malfunctions reporting;

    ·         Test case developing for covering of the system requirements;

    ·         D-TED data elaboration for the creation of 3D terrains for virtual environments by using a 3D graphic tool.

    ·         Testing and trial of analogical/digital electronic cards of medium and high complexity.

    ·         Basic knowledge of the video signals and circuits for the generation and elaboration of images.

    ·         Knowledge of the structure and functionality of a PC and using of it by means of specific commercial tools and applications installed ( Word, Exel, etc.)

     

    Acquisition Data Tools, Post Processing &  Specified Applications GSM/GPRS/UMTS/DVB-H:

    ·         QXDM

    ·         MSLog

    ·         Mobile Analyser

     

    Programmation Languages and Operating Systems:

    ·         Windows XP, Windows 7

    ·         C, C++

    ·         DOS

    ·         Matlab

    Software and applications:

    ·         Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Exel, Power Point, etc.)

    ·         Labview

    ·         Orcad

    ·         FullWave (R-Soft)

    ·         3DStudio Max

    Known languages:

     

    MOTHER TONGUE

    Italian

     

     

    OTHER LANGUAGES

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    English

    Reading skills: EXCELLENT

    Writing skills: EXCELLENT

    Verbal skills: GOOD

     

     

    French

    Readingskills: BASIC

    Writing skills: BASIC

    Organisational skills and competences:

    ·         During the studies I given computer basic lessons by the cultural association “Planet City” in Rome. The course consists in the explanation of the “Microsoft Office” applications utilization and some basic Windows applications.

    ·         I attended to a collaboration bourse for 150 hours in the Mathematics and Geology Department Library of the ROMA TRE University, during the academic year 2006-2007.

    ·         Marked teamwork skills.

     

    Artistic skills and competences:

    ·         I attended, for ten years, piano lessons by the “Scuola Popolare di Musica Donna Olimpia” in Rome.

     

    Driving licences:

    ·         Licence A

    ·         Licence B

     

    Additional information:

    ·         Availability to work in others seats different from residence one and also to frequent work travels.

    ·         Excellent predisposition for team works.

    ·         Availability to work in shifts.

    ·         Military exempt.


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