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     Date Submitted:10-07-2013
     Last Modified:10-07-2013 (01:42)
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     Current job:AIT Space Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsThe consultant over 4 years of experienced in test, verification and R&D on mechatronic system for specify simulation of spacecraft. Social skills and ability to handle stress. The most recent work has had a focus on Pyrobox and Signature Meter, specials
    Place and date of birth: Rome, 14 May, 1980
    Citizenship: Italian
    Marital status: Not married

    Work Experience:
    May 2013-Current
    THALES ALENIA SPACE December 2009- May 2013
    •Test conductor for preparation set – up of measurement point with different type of transducers on Space Craft for the vibration/acoustic
    •Test conductor for acquisition data and post processing after test
    •Setup Test Leader for installation/acquisition/test/post-processing
    •Preparation of procedure for assembly and removal flight hardware
    •Preparation of work item and files for the management data.
    •Mechanical operator for installation blankets (MLI) and relative sewing on Space Craft
    •Preparation of mechanical test report for the feed-back activity on Space-Craft.
    •Management of electrical and mechanical tools and transducers for preparation test on space craft.
    •Acoustic Test acquisition with LMS
    •Post processing data with LMS
    •Verify accelerometer ICP
    •Repair accelerometer ICP
    THALES ALENIA SPACE December 2009- May 2013
    •Test conductor for preparation set – up of measurement point with different type of transducers on Space Craft
    •Test conductor for acquisition data and post processing after test
    •Test conductor for the maintenance and preparation of transport container S/C.
    •Setup Test Leader for installation/acquisition/test/post-processing
    •Preparation of procedure for assembly and removal flight hardware
    •Preparation of work item and files for the management data.
    •Test conductor for assembly and removal flight hardware.
    •Mechanical operator for integration flight hardware on Space Craft.
    •Test conductor for preparation set – up of measurement point with different type of transducers on Space Craft for the vibration , acoustic and shock test.
    •Preparation of mechanical test report for the feed-back activity on Space-Craft.
    •Management of electrical and mechanical tools and transducers for preparation test on space craft.
    •Installation of strange cage
    •Verify of strain cage
    •Setup of acquisition
    •Acquisition of strain cage
    •Verify of strain cage
    •Verify accelerometer ICP
    •Repair accelerometer ICP
    •Vibration Test,generation and acquisition with LMS
    •Vibration Test, generation and acquisition with Spectral Dynamics
    THALES ALENIA SPACE December 2009- May 2013
    •Test conductor of Spacecraft
    •Thermal vacuum techniques
    •Assistant test conductor for preparation set-up Thermal vacuum test and Bake out test.
    •Test conductor for preparation and installation of thermal couples, bounding heaters ,and crimping of cables and connectors.
    E.G.S.E OF SPACECRAFT [Electronic Ground Support Equipment]
    THALES ALENIA SPACE December 2009- May 2013
    •Preparation of procedure for assembly of EGSE [ Electronic Ground Support Equipment]
    •Preparation of specific of EGSE
    •Test of EGSE
    •Verify of EGSE
    Research and Development of mechatronics tools
    THALES ALENIA SPACE December 2009- May 2013
    •Pyro and firebox with trigger for acq system, electronic system programmed [homemade prototype]
    •Vibration, electronic system programmed [homemade prototype]
    •Acoustic, electronic system programmed [homemade prototype]
    •Acquisition signal, electronic system programmed [homemade prototype]
    •Generation signal, electronic system programmed [homemade prototype]
    •Loudspeaker Signature Meter for acoustic chamber [homemade prototype]
    Programs Experience
    THALES ALENIA SPACE December 2009- May 2013
    •GlobalStar 2
    THALES ALENIA SPACE December 2009- May 2013
    •Certification for crimping
    •Certification for soldering
    •Certification for strain cage
    •Certification for sine test, shaker area
    •Certification for test, Acoustic area
    •Certification of system for Acoustic Area
    THALES ALENIA SPACE December 2009- May 2013
    •Preparation and shipping payload units in transport container.
    •Assistant conductor for management and storage payload container.
    Honors and Awards:
    •Loudspeaker Signature Meter for acoustic chamber [SSE AEROSPACE / THALES ALENIA SPACE]
    2011 to Tolouse
    •Portable Solar/Antenna Battery Charger [University] 2004 to Rome
    •Acoustic Battery Charger [High School] 1998 to Rome
    •Spot of Central's Milk [Middle School] 1992 to Rome
    I have worked near:
    •COMPUTER SCIENCE ACS for of the installations of emplacements and optimization of WorkStation.
    •Society of installation Hardware & Software.
    •Promoter and sale to the telephone contract public and assets several.
    •Optimization of electromechanical hybrid nets
    •Realization of electronic systems from competition that mechanics.
    •Analyze data from cars and race trim setting for Kart with alfano computer

    High school:
    1. Electronic and Telecomunication.
    2. Electrical and Automation.
    3. Mechanics and robotics.
    •Inglese [write,read,speak]
    Programming Languages:
    •Visual Basic.
    •Assembler[Languages Machine].
    •LADDER [PLC].
    Operative System:
    •Microsoft windows 7
    •Microsoft windows Vista
    •Microsoft windows XP
    •Microsoft windows 2000
    •Microsoft windows NT
    •Microsoft windows 98
    •Microsoft windows 95
    SW Tools:
    •Office Packet
    •Electronic Workbench

    Lover of robotics:
    I am currently building a 181 cm tall humanoid robot wired logic and programmed, all taking advantage of the human skeleton PVC material
    Designed and developed system can detect the degradation of speakers without removing the speaker itself, which is used by Thales Alenia Space and presented at the conference LMS in toulouse October 5, 2011
    I am currently developing a system [that I'm improving, already working] able to detect the resonance through reading, so the variation of the DDP [Volt] across the speaker or speake r[more speaker box] on the useful band, by scanning frequency [10Hz to 20KHz, manually or automatically via PC] obtaining:
    • Voltage [as a function of frequency]
    • Current [as a function of frequency]
    • factor of the total [Qts]
    • factor of the electric [Qes]
    • mechanical quality factor [Qms]
    • Phase
    all read directly on the box or on the PC, and then manipulate the data and compensate for the aging and optimize the system as a function of sound reproduction, acting on the length of the tube. [Left 1 to series, limited power, Dx 2 ° to series module from about 1 50W8 Ohm]
    The next step will be to act on the loudspeaker itself, changing its elasticity or pliability in such a manner as to vary its resonance.
    In doing so the system will be fully tunable and adaptable to any type of reproduction.
    Extra work activities:
    • 15-4-06 I have lived the experience, of the way of Santiago di Compostella[spain], 860Km on foot, from France to Spain, in 21 days,40 km to the day, approximately 14 hours of way every day.
    • I have always practiced sport prepreferring, the swim, the race the cycling the ski.
    •i like, to listen to music and to organize events, I delight to make the Dj to me.
    • I dedicate my free time mostly under consideration and the development of professional acoustic diffusers. I manage my a situated one mostly web dedicated to the called electroacustic
    • They are a type much onlooker, appeals to to me to meet friends and to confront to me with new and various persons, I adore to travel is in Italy that abroad i like the plants and that that are new and various i onlooker
    I have one determined predisposition on the electronic, electromechanical and mechanical systems.
    I look at myself much strong creative and demanding, points for the creation and the development of systems innovated to you.
    Arranged to whichever type of employment and instruction.
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