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    Personal information
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     Date Submitted:26-08-2013
     Last Modified:26-08-2013 (07:43)
    Job information
     Current job:Spacecraft GNC, Research and Teaching Assistant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsAerospace Eng., Spacecraft GNC,Flight and Orbital Dynamics, Nonlinear Control and Estimation, Aerodynamics, EDL, Optimal Robust Adaptive Control, STK, ASTOS, Attitude Control, Satellite Proximity Operations, Trajectory Optimization, MPC, Mission Analysis
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    Curriculum Vitae

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    Occupational field: Guidance, Navigation, and Control of Space Systems

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    Education and training

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    Dates: August 2010 – Present

    Title of qualification sought: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Aerospace Engineering

    Name and type of organization providing education and training: Georgia Institute of Technology, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Research group: Dynamics and Controls Systems Laboratory

    Main subjects: Ph.D. qualifying exams passed on November 4, 2011 on Linear Control, Robust Control, Optimal Control, Nonlinear Control, Advanced Dynamics, and Flight Dynamics

    Research area: Autonomous uncooperative satellite proximity operations

    Academic advisor: Prof. Panagiotis Tsiotras

    Cumulative Grade Point Average: 4.0 in 4.0

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    Dates: September 2006 – December 2008

    Title of qualification awarded: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Aerospace Engineering

    Name and type of organization providing education and training: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft, The Netherlands

    Profile: Dynamics and Control of Spacecraft

    Main subjects: Flight and Space Simulation, Avionics, Systems Theory, Filtering and Identification, Automatic Flight Control System Design, Model Predictive Control, Robust Flight Control, Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion, Atmospheric Flight Dynamics, Spacecraft Attitude Control Systems Design, Dynamics and Control of Space Systems

    Thesis title: Terminal Area Energy Management (TAEM) Trajectory Optimization using Interval Analysis

    Academic advisor: Prof. Qi-Ping Chu

    Cumulative Grade Point Average: 9 in 10 (top 1%)

    Awards: Cum laude

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    Dates: September 2002 – December 2007

    Title of qualification awarded: Five-year undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering

    Name and type of organization providing education and training: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisboa, Portugal

    Profile: Avionics

    Main subjects: Technical Drawing, Materials, Applied Mechanics, Numerical Methods, Chemistry, Probability and Statistics, Aircraft Performance, Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics, Digital Systems, Signal Processing, Microprocessors, Telecommunications, Electromechanic Systems, Operating Systems, Instrumentation, Electronics, and Optimal and Adaptive Control

    Cumulative Grade Point Average: 18 in 20 (top 1%)

    Awards: Academic excellence award 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, and 2005-2006

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    Work experience

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    Dates: April 2008 – July 2010

    Employer: European Space Agency (ESA), European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Dynamics and Mathematical Analysis Unit (TEC-ECM), Noordwijk, The Netherlands

    Position held: Portuguese Trainee

    Main activities and responsibilities: Project support to the PROVA-V and PROBA-3 missions; research on analysis of conjunctions between objects in orbit; review board member of the TRP activity: "New Guidance Schemes for the TAEM of Atmospheric Re-Entry"; support to a BEXUS atmospheric re-entry student experiment; development of an automatic generator of launcher performance maps for Ariane 5 ECA and Vega; technical officer of two GSP activities: "ESA Re-entry Black Box" and "Implementation of a drop/re-entry capsule (S.H.A.R.K.)"; technical officer of three corporate activities: "Global Optimization Toolbox"; "Analysis of Covariance for Trajectories (ACT): VARIANCE and CO-VARIANCE toolboxes"; supervision of a trainee for 4 months; co-organizer of the 4th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques

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    Dates: January 2012 – Present

    Employer: Georgia Institute of Technology, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Position held: Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant for the undergraduate courses Spacecraft and Aircraft Flight Dynamics and System Dynamics and Control, and for the graduate course Multi-Variable Linear Systems and Control

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    Dates: September 2007 – March 2008

    Employer: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft, The Netherlands

    Position held: Teaching Assistant for the graduate course Automatic Flight Control System Design

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    Other awards

    - Best Guidance, Navigation, and Control Graduate Student Paper Award at the 2013 AIAA GNC Conference

    - International Fulbright Science and Technology Award 2010-2013, the most prestigious international scholarship in science and technology awarded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State (http://scienceandtech.fulbrightonline.org)

    - High school valedictorian

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    Publications

    - Filipe, N. and Tsiotras, P., "Adaptive Position and Attitude Tracking Controller for Satellite Proximity Operations using Dual Quaternions", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2013 [submitted]
    - Filipe, N. and Tsiotras, P., "Adaptive Position and Attitude Tracking Controller for Satellite Proximity Operations using Dual Quaternions", AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 13-858, Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA, August 11-15, 2013
    - Filipe, N. and Tsiotras, P., "Adaptive Model-Independent Tracking of Rigid Body Position and Attitude Motion with Mass and Inertia Matrix Identification using Dual Quaternions", AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control, Boston, MA ,USA, August 19-22, 2013
    - Filipe, N. and Tsiotras, P., "Rigid Body Motion Tracking Without Linear and Angular Velocity Feedback Using Dual Quaternions", European Control Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, July 17-19, 2013
    - Filipe, N. and Tsiotras, P., "Simultaneous Position and Attitude Control Without Linear and Angular Velocity Feedback Using Dual Quaternions", American Control Conference, Washington, DC, USA, June 17-19, 2013
    - Filipe, N., Yabar, C., and Ortega, G., "Automatic Knowledge-Based Generator of Launcher Performance Maps," 4th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques, 1865371, ESA, ESA/ESAC (Madrid), 3-6 May 2010
    - Armellin, R., DiLizia, P., Lavagna, M., Massari, M., Topputo, F., Filipe, N., et al., "Tools for Trajectory Statistical Analysis," 4th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques, 1866006, ESA, ESA/ESAC (Madrid), 3-6 May 2010
    - Ceriani, E. S., Perna, M. D., Filipe, N., and Ortega, G., "Toolbox for "Analysis of Variance for Trajectories"," 4th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques, 1882380, ESA, ESA/ESAC (Madrid), 3-6 May 2010
    - Filipe, N., Weerdt, E. d., Kampen, E. v., Chu, Q. P., and Mulder, J. A., "Terminal Area Energy Management Trajectory Optimization using Interval Analysis," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, AIAA-2009-5768, Chicago, IL, 10-13 August 2009

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    Intensive courses

    - Planetary Entry, Descent, and Landing given by Dr. R. D. Braun, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 11-13, 2008
    - Introduction to Space Systems Engineering given by the University of Southampton, October 28-29, 2008
    - Optimization in Industrial Engineering given by Prof. Klaus Schittkowski, University of Bayreuth, October 30, 2008

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    Computer skills

    Matlab; Simulink; xPC Target; STK (Space Trajectory Kit); ASTOS (AeroSpace Trajectory Optimization Software); C/C++ programming language; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, and Publisher); MySQL (relational database management system); SolidWorks (3D CAD software); Microsoft Visual Studio/Microsoft Visual C++; OpenGL programming language; Qt Creator; NetBeans IDE; Xilinx (logicdesign environment); MPLAB (development of applications employing Microchip’s PIC and dsPIC microcontrollers); Pspice (simulation of circuits); Postmarc (analysis of inviscid fluid flow); Linux and Cygwin; Multiprocess programming using Linux; Microwave Office (simulation of high frequency circuits); STA (Space Trajectory Analysis); LaTex


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