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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:15-04-2014
     Last Modified:15-04-2014 (08:39)
    Job information
     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsI have acquired a sound overall knowledge of leading edge engineering principles, tools and practices with emphasis on spacecraft orbital and attitude dynamics and control. I am a proficient in the use of MATLAB programming language that I have used to cr
    CV
    Personal information
    Nationality Italian
    Date of birth 16/10/87
    Gender Male
     
    Work experience
    Dates From January 2013 to February 2013
    Occupation or position held Observing run for orbital debris on one of the 6.5m Magellan telescopes located at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The program is optical spectroscopy of orbital debris for NASA's Orbital Debris Program Office.
    Main activities and responsibilities Implement on Magellan the non-sidereal tracking programs, which I developed at the University of Michigan in 2012.
    Name and address of employer University of Michigan - Astronomy Department
    NASA Orbital Debris Program Office
    Las Campanas Observatory - Chile
    Type of business or sector Optical observations for space debris
     
    Dates From March 2012 to August 2012
    Occupation or position held Work with Prof. Seitzer to analyze datasets from an international campaign to observe orbital debris and to develop analysis techniques to combine results from different telescopes at different locations at different times into one consistent snapshot of the orbital debris environment. Reduce data from the Michigan optical debris program with data from the Magellan and MODEST telescopes.
    Main activities and responsibilities Combine the datasets from the participants in the IADC campaign on GEOdebris, and imaging and spectroscopic data from the MODEST (Michigan Orbital DEbris Survey Telescope) and Magellan telescopes in Chile.
    Name and address of employer University of Michigan - Astronomy Department
    830 Dennison Bldg.
    500 Church St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1042
    Type of business or sector Optical observations for space debris
     
    Dates From December 2010
    Occupation or position held Photometric and astrometric observations of satellites and space debris during several observation campaigns at the “Cassini Observatory” of the University of Bologna near Loiano
    Main activities and responsibilities Implementation of the software for the photometric and astrometric data analysis
    Name and address of employer Cassini Telescope
    16, Via Orzale, I-40050, Loiano (Bologna), Italy
    Type of business or sector Photometric and astrometric observations of satellites and space debris
     
    Dates Since October 2010 to February 2012
    Occupation or position held Installation of the ALMASCOPE telescope at the radiotelescopes "Northern Cross" of the INAF (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica) near Medicina (BO) and realization of a joint campaign for optical and radar observations
    Main activities and responsibilities Implementation of the software and hardware to collect data and data analysis
    Name and address of employer Northern Cross Radiotelescopes
    3508/B, Via Fiorentina, I-40059, Fiorentina di Medicina (Bologna), Italy
    Type of business or sector Realization of a joint campaign of optical and radar observations for space debris
     
    Dates From September 2010 to October 2010
    Occupation or position held Test campaign to observe space debris for the university project ALMASCOPE
    Main activities and responsibilities Observation for space surveillance at the Broglio Space Center of Malindi - Kenya
    Name and address of employer ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna
    Laboratorio di Robotica Spaziale
    40, Via Fontanelle, I-47121, Forlì, Italy
    Type of business or sector Realization of a test campaign for space debris surveillance in LEO and GEO with the partnership of ASI (Italian Space Agency) and BSC (Broglio Space Center)
     
    Dates From October 2008 to June 2010
    Occupation or position held Realization of the COMPASS Experiment
    Main activities and responsibilities Development of the On Board Data Handling and the software for the real-time attitude determination of the COMPASS experiment that successfully flew on the stratospheric balloon BEXUS-9
    Name and address of employer ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna
    Laboratorio di Robotica Spaziale
    40, Via Fontanelle, I-47121, Forlì, Italy
    Type of business or sector BEXUS - Balloon-borne Experiments for University Students with the partnership of DLR, SSNB, ESA
     
    Dates From February 2005 to march 2005
    Occupation or position held Realization of a muons detector
    Main activities and responsibilities I participated to the student program EEE Extreme Energy Events to realize a muons detector. For more information on EEE consult:
    http://www.centrofermi.it/eee/schools/scienza_scuole/9_schema.html
    Name and address of employer C.E.R.N.
    Type of business or sector EEE - Extreme Energy Events with the partnership of Università di Bologna, CERN, Centro Fermi, FCCSEM, WFS
     
    Education and training
    Dates From October 2010 to October 2013
    Title of qualification awarded Master’s degree
    Principal subject/occupational skills covered
    Flight dynamics, applied aerodynamics, automatic flight control, spacecraft orbital dynamics and control, spacecraft attitude dynamics and control
    Name and type of organization providing education and training
    ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna
    40, Via Fontanelle, I-47121, Forlì, Italy
    Level Master’s degree, score of 110/110
     
    Dates From September 2006 to March 2010
    Title of qualification awarded Bachelor’s degree
    Principal subject/occupational skills covered
    Flight Mechanics, Laboratory of Propulsion, Automatic Controls, Aircraft on-board systems, Aerodynamics, Attitude determination and control
    Name and type of organization providing education and training
    ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna
    40, Via Fontanelle, I-47121, Forlì, Italy
    Level Bachelor’s degree, score of 107/110
     
    Personal skills and competences
    Mother tongue(s) Italian
    Self-assessment
    Understanding Speaking Writing
    Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production
    English
    (TOEFL iBT score: 95)
    C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user C1 Proficient user
     
    Social skills and competences
    Team spirit and good ability to adapt myself to new environments
    Computer skills and competences - Office™ (Word™, Excel™, PowerPoint™) and OpenOffice packages
    - iWork™ (Pages™, Numbers™, Keynote™) package
    - MATLAB and Simulink™
    - OS (Windows XP/Vista/7™, Mac OSX™)
    - TheSky6™, Maxim DL5™ to control telescope and CCD camera
    Other skills and competences Football, Running, I coach a youth football team
    Driving license Category B
     
    Publication list
    Signaturec
    - “COMPASS: a student experiment for magnetic field measurement on stratospheric balloon BEXUS-9”, Author: Donati, Ravaglia, Cardona, Candini, Piergentili. REXUS/BEXUS Experiment Results Symposium 23/24 June 2010, DLR Bremen
    - “L’esperimento COMPASS per il pallone stratosferico BEXUS-9: OBDH e determinanzione d’assetto”, Author: Cardona. Bachelor’s degree thesis
    - “L’osservazione dei Detriti Spaziali: una nuova sfida per gli astrofili italiani”, Author: Piergentili, Sassone Corsi, Rizzitelli, Cardona, Portelli. XLIII Congresso Unione Astrofili Italiani 23/26 September 2010, Napoli
    - Physical Characterization of Space Debris in the Geosynchronous Region”, Author: Rossi, Cardona, Dotto, Perna, Santoni, Piergentili. 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, SA 3/7 October 2011
    - “COMPASS, BUGS and REDEMPTION Educational Experiments of the University of Bologna on Sounding Rockets and Stratospheric Balloons, Author: Toschi, Battagliere, Candini, Cardona, Piattoni, Piergentili. 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, SA 3/7 October 2011.
    - “Visible Light Spectroscopy of GEO Debris”, Authors: Seitzer, Lederer, Cowardin, Cardona, Barker, Abercromby. AMOS Conference, Maui, Hawaii 11-14 September 2012
    - “Space debris measurement using joint mid-latitude and equatorial optical observations”, Authors: Piergentili, Ceruti, Rizzitelli, Cardona, Battagliere, Santoni. 63nd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, ITA 1/5 October 2012
    - “The Loiano campaigns for photometry and spectroscopy of geosynchronous objects”, Author: Rossi, Marinoni, Cardona, Dotto, Santoni, Piergentili. 63nd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, ITA 1/5 October 2012
    - “Physical characterization of objects in the GEO region with the Loiano 1.5m telescope”, Author: Rossi, Marinoni, Cardona, Dotto, Santoni, Piergentili. 6th European Conference on Space Debris, ESA/ESOC, Darmastad/Germany, 22-25 April 2013
    - “Comparisons of a Constrained Least Squares Model versus Human-in-the-loop for Spectral Unmixing to Determine Material Type of GEO Debris”, Author: Abercromby, Rapp, Bedard, Seitzer, Cardona, Cowardin, Barker, Lederer. Sixth European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt- Germany 22-25 April 2013
    - “Optical Reflection Spectroscopy of GEO Objects”, Author: Seitzer, Cardona, Lederer, Abercromby, Barker, Bedaed. 64rd International Astronautical Conference: 23-27 September 2013 Beijing, China
    - “Space debris measurement using joint mid- latitude and equatorial optical observations”, Author: Piergentili, Ceruti, Rizzitelli, Cardona, Battagliere, Santoni. Accepted for publication on Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE 2013
    - “Tracking, photometry and spectroscopy of space debris: the Malindi, Loiano, Las Campanas and Cerro Tololo observation campaign results”. Author: Cardona. Master’s degree thesis

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