January 2017 – present EDRS Verification and Validation Engineer
AIRBUS (CAM System Consulting GmbH)
Ottobrunn, Bayern, Germany
– Support to END-to-END compatibility test EDRS-C to Ground segment: creation of test specifications, scenarios, pass/fail criteria.
As part of the Operations Engineering team, responsible for verification and validation of operational products for EDRS-C. Tasks in particular:
– Verification and validation of Operational Procedures, Flight Control Procedures, Operational Handbooks, Spacecraft Simulator, TM/TC Database (SRDB):
* Creation and validation of Operational Procedures for the LCT (Laser Communication Terminal) and the DRPL (Data Relay Payload), taking into consideration ESA standards (ECSS, PUS), system requirements and concept of operations.
* Verification and validation of Operational products for the hosted payload Hylas-3 and NGRM and for the Thermal Control Subsystem (User Manuals, Operational Procedures)
– Interaction with system engineering, spacecraft prime contractor (OHB) and Operations Contractor (DLR)
– Support and participation to system and subsystem reviews
– Support of Operational Readiness Review
January 2015 – December 2016
GALILEO Spacecraft Operations Engineer for DHS, TTC and Payload
DLR-GfR (LSE Space GmbH)
Oberpfaffenhofen, Bayern, Germany
Preparation, validation and execution of operations related to the Data Handling, TTC and Payload subsystems of the GALILEO satellites (for IOV and FOC phases). Tasks in particular:
– Operations of Ground Systems and related equipment: monitoring and control of ground station remote elements (TTCFs) and application of first line contingency procedures and workarounds.
– Flight Operations Procedures (FOP) preparation and writing, validation, testing, result reporting
– Preparation of and participation in SVTs and simulations
– Test and validation of operational items like CSIM, ASW, ODB, SCCF, MOIS, MUST
– Participation in and provision of training (spacecraft subsystems, Ops tools, Ops concepts)
– Anomaly Resolutions handling (writing, action processing, support of review boards)
– Operations Support in control rooms (24/7 Shift support and On-call service)
– Support of routine, special and contingency operations during PF commissioning, IOT and routine phase
– Offline analysis of the subsystem performance
October 2013 – October 2014 Full-time Researcher OBC-TMTC, Mission Operations, (OBDH) On Board Data Handling Area, GSOC – DLR (German Space Operations Centre – Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt)
Training on Mission Operations fundamentals, Mission System Software (SCOS2000, Satmon, MOIS), TeleMetry/TeleCommand, OBDH subsystem basic design knowledge. Projects: TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X, GRACE, TET.
Master Thesis in the OBC-TMTC area: it is intended to be an interface to link Mission Operations to the S/C Manufacturer within the delicate S/C development phase, with the scope to enhance S/C operability, make S/C operations friendly, efficient and less prone to contingencies during operations.
August 2013 – October 2013 Research Assistant Atmospheric Physic Institute – DLR (Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt)
Full time research assistant working within the DELICAT project (DELICAT Web URL), DEmonstration of LIdar based Clear Air Turbulence detection. Tasks included: Support the specification of instrument parameters by analysis and visualization of aerosol data (as backscatter and extinction coefficients in the UV) that seriously impact on the measurements performance. Collection and data analysis of background aerosol conditions as support for the post-processing filtering process.
April 2013 – June 2013 Research Assistant IAPG (Institut für Astronomische und Physikalische Geodäsie) at Technische Universität München
Studying of the "Equation of the Sea Level" and analysing of the results gained after using ENVISAT and GRACE data of Antarctica as input. Further experiments performed on the algorithm to understand the reliability of the spacial resolution of the input data.
October 2012 – October 2014 Masters of Science MSc in Satellite Application Engineering - ESPACE - Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology - with focus in Earth Observation and GNSS Navigation (GPA 2.1 out of 5), Technische Universität München, München, Bayern (Germany)
Master Thesis: "The Mission Operations Handbook as guidance during the Space Segment development phase" at GSOC – DLR (German Space Operation Centre – Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt.
Supervisor: Alessandro Codazzi, Spacecraft Operations Manager for the GALILEO Project at DLR GfR.
Description: Design of a Mission Operations Handbook grouping guidelines in the area of OBDH: it shall work as an interface to link Mission Operations to the S/C Manufacturer within the delicate spacecraft design phase, with the goal of enhancing the operability of a spacecraft, making it more efficient and less prone to contingencies during operations.
September 2005 – July 2012 Bachelor of Science BSc in Electrical Telecommunications Engineering, (final grade 98 out of 110), Univesità degli Studi de L’AQUILA, L’Aquila, Abruzzo (Italy)
Bachelor Thesis: "Industrial Communication Systems Protocols: focus on Profibus and DeviceNet and their evolution Profinet and EtherNet/IP" at Logic And Numeric System s.r.l (LAN-System web url. Supervisors: Giulio Quadrini, prof. Fortunato Santucci. Description: Internship and Bachelor thesis about industrial networks standards and protocols Profibus, Profinet, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP.
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