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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:04-09-2013
     Last Modified:04-09-2013 (08:53)
    Job information
     Current job:Project & Research Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsMission Analysis; Preliminary Spacecraft Design; Electric Propulsion; Bids; Tenders
    CV

    Nationality

    Italian

    Date of birth

    27/09/1983

    Gender

    Male

     

    Education

    Dates

    26/09/2005 – 14/07/2009

    Title awarded

    Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering

    Principal subjects

    Spacecraft Systems Engineering, Electric Propulsion, Orbital Mechanics, Attitude Dynamics, Thermal Fluid Science

     

    University of Pisa

     

     

    Dates

    September 2006

    Description

    9th Student Parabolic Flight Campaign

    Role

    Team leader

    Sponsors

    University of Pisa - European Space Agency

     

     

    Dates

    13/11/2001 – 04/07/2005

    Title awarded

    Degree in Aerospace Engineering

    Principal subjects

    Aerodynamics, Physics, Fluid Dynamics

     

    University of Pisa

    Work Experience

    Dates

    2009 – present

    Position held

    Research Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Preliminary mission analysis and spacecraft subsystem design; Development of specific and standard softwares for space mission analysis and design; Internal development of new space mission concepts; Support to bid activities and internal studies; Supervision of bachelor and master degree thesis works; Preparation and presentation of conference papers or technical notes.

    Name of employer

    Alta S.p.A.

    Personal skills and competences

    Mother tongue

    Italian

     

     

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    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

    English

     

    C1

    Proficient user

    C2

    Proficient user

    C1

    Proficient user

    C1

    Proficient user

    B2

    Independent user

    French

     

    A2

    Basic user

    B1

    Independent user

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    Social skills and competences

    Good leaning towards team work and communication gained through my experience as a voluntary for children entertainment

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems and applications (Microsoft Office Suite)

    Basic knowledge of Linux based systems

    Excellent skill in Matlab and JAVA programming

    Excellent knowledge of 3D CAD applications such as CATIA or Pro/E

    Additional information

     

    Participation to the following ESA programme:

    ·         Zero Boil-Off Propulsion System Feasibility Demonstration.: analysis of cryogenic liquid propulsion systems and of interplanetary mission scenarios. Definition of the functional and design propulsion system requirements.

     

    ·   Active Removal of Space Debris: Expanding foam application for active removal of space debris: comparison among different scenarios concerning the exploitation of expanding foam for the deorbiting of space debris and preliminary platform sizing and design and hazards and risks analyses. This research was conducted in the frame of the Ariadna scheme of ESA.

     

    ·         D-Orbit: upgrade on a software of low thrust mission analysis. I added to the standard software, already providing several possibilities for simulations of interplanetary and Earth-Moon low thrust transfers, many different orbital perturbation models, an attitude & energy propagation module and a new Graphical User Interface.

    2009 – present: Supervision of many bachelor and master degree thesis works.

    In 2006 I took part in the "9th Student Parabolic Flight Campaign" as Team Leader of "Space Invaders" Team with an experiment based on EHD effect for heat exchange named "High Efficiency Heat Exchanger".

    In May 2006 I received a sponsorhip to take part at Space Technology Education Conference 2006 in Braunschweig.

    July 2005: Degree Thesis titled “ EHD experiment during a parabolic flight: Design of the experimental apparatus”.

    July 2009: Master Degree Thesis titled “Development and validation of an attitude and subsystems simulation software for a spacecraft equipped with electric propulsion”.

     

     

    Publications list

     

    S. Marcuccio, A. Ruggiero; “Integrated Trajectory and Energy Management Simulator for Electric Propulsion Spacecraft”, presented at 11th International Workshop on Simulation & EGSE facilities for Space Programmes, September 2010.

     

    A. Ruggiero, P. Pergola, I. Andreani, S. Marcuccio; “Space Donkey: a cubesat constellation deployment vehicle based on electric propulsion” – presented at the 1st IAA Conference on University satellites missions and CubeSat workshop in Europe, January 2011.

     

    S. Marcuccio, P. Pergola, I. Andreani, A. Ruggiero; “Simplified Field Emission electric Propulsion for Cubesat” – presented at the 1st IAA Conference on University satellites missions and CubeSat workshop in Europe, January 2011.

     

    M.Andrenucci, P.Pergola, A.Ruggiero, J.Olympio, L.Summerer; Active Removal of Space Debris, Expanding foam application for active debris removal – European Space Agency, Advanced Concepts Team, Ariadna Final Report (10-4611), 2011.

     

    C. Casaregola, P. Pergola, A. Ruggiero, M. Andrenucci, S. Schaeff, “Future Scenarios for Space Transportation and Exploration based on High Power Electric Propulsion Technologies”, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit,  July 2011.

     

    P. Pergola, A. Ruggiero, C. Casaregola, M. Andrenucci, “Chemical and Electric Transfers to Earth-Moon Halo Orbits”, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 2011.

     

    P. Pergola, A. Ruggiero, M. Andrenucci, L. Summerer, “Low-thrust Missions for Expanding Foam Space Debris Removal”, 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference,  September 2011.

     

    C. Casaregola, P. Pergola, A. Ruggiero, M. Andrenucci, “The Role of Electric Propulsion in a Flexible Architecture for Space Exploration”, 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, September 2011.

     

    A. Ruggiero, P. Pergola, S. Marcuccio, “Joint Trajectory and Energy Management Simulation of Low Thrust Missions”, 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, September 2011.

     

    A. Ruggiero, P. Pergola, S. Marcuccio, M. Andrenucci, “Low-Thrust Maneuvers for the Efficient Correction of Orbital Elements”, 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, September 2011.

     

    P. Pergola, A. Ruggiero, S. Marcuccio, “Electric Propulsion Options for Cubesats”, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, October 2011.

     

    P. Pergola, A. Ruggiero, M. Andrenucci, J. Olimpio, L. Summerer, “Expanding Foam Application for Active Space Debris Removal Systems”, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, October 2011.

     

    C. Casaregola, M. Andrenucci, P. Pergola, A. Ruggiero, “An Evolutionary Approach to a Flexible Architecture for Space Exploration”, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, October 2011.

     

    G. Di Mella, P. Pergola, A. Ruggiero, M. Andrenucci, “Foam-Based Method for Active Space Debris Removal: Foam Characterization, Modeling and Testing”, The 5th IAASS Conference, October 2011

     

    S. Marcuccio, P. Pergola, I. Andreani, A. Ruggiero, “Ionic Liquid Field Emission Electric Propulsion for CubeSat–Like Platforms”, 4th European CubeSat Symposium, February, 2012.

     

    A. Ruggiero, P. Pergola, I. Andreani, S. Marcuccio, “Analysis and Comparison of CubeSat Deorbiting Strategies”, 4th European CubeSat Symposium, February, 2012.

     

    P. Pergola, I. Andreani, A. Ruggiero, S. Marcuccio, “E-PLUS: Electric Propulsion Equipped Launcher Upper Stage”, Space Propulsion 2012, May 2012.

     

    P. Pergola, A. Ruggiero, C. Finocchietti, M. Andrenucci, “Overview and Comparison of Small Satellites Deorbiting Methods”, The 4S Symposium, June 2012.

     

    A. Ruggiero, I. Andreani, P. Pergola, S. Marcuccio, “E-PLUS: Electric Propulsion Equipped Launcher Upper Stage”, The 4S Symposium, June 2012.

     

    P. Pergola, A. Ruggiero, I. Andreani, S. Marcuccio, P. Janhunen, “Preliminary Design of the Esail Test Mission“, The 4S Symposium, June 2012.

     

    A. Ruggiero, P. Pergola, C. Finocchietti, M. Andrenucci, “Interplanetary Manned Roundtrip Missions Based on Liquid Propulsion Stages”, 63rd International Astronautical Congress, October 2012.

     

    P. Pergola, A. Ruggiero, M. Andrenucci, “Flexible Space Exploration Architecture Based on High Power and Electric Propulsion”, 63rd International Astronautical Congress, October 2012.

     

    C. Finocchietti, P. Pergola, A. Ruggiero, S. Marcuccio, “Low-thrust Transfers for the Vega Electric Upper Stage”, 63rd International Astronautical Congress, October 2012.



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