MSc. in Space Engineering by INPE (Brazil); 7 years of academic experience; 3 years of experience as a Researcher in embedded computing and software R&D area, applied to inertial navigation systems employed in satellite launch vehicles; more than 2 years as a Professional in the defense industry working with smart weapons development; English, Spanish and Portuguese language fluencies; "STK Certified Rocket Scientist" certification by the American Company Analytical Graphics, Inc (AGI).
2010: Masters in Space Engineering and Technologies, Space Mechanics and Control Division, National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP - Brazil.
Dissertation Title: Development and Simulation of the Embedded Logic to the SARA Recoverable Orbital Platform Rendezvous and Docking Maneuvers.
Advisors: Ijar Milagre da Fonseca, PhD, and Paulo Moraes Jr., PhD.
2006: Graduated in Information Systems Analysis - Databases Habilitation, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil.
Graduation Project Title: Real-Time Alert and Distribution System of Solar Flare Intensities and Coordinates.
Advisors: Pollyana Notargiacomo Mustaro, PhD, and Joaquim Eduardo Rezende Costa, PhD.
Complementary Courses and Trainings: Ring Laser Gyros / Inertial Navigation System Training (IAI/TAMAM - Israel, 2011); Embedded Linux (Phi Innovations, 2011); LabVIEW Real Time & FPGA (National Instruments, 2011); LabVIEW Core 1 & 2 (National Instruments, 2010); ARM Embedded Systems Design (Anacom, 2010); Aerospace Guidance and Control (INPE, 2010); Satellite Tool Kit (STK) Specialized Custom Training (INPE, 2009); Satellite Tool Kit (STK) Comprehensive Training (INPE, 2008); Introduction to Astronomy and Space Sciences (Center for Radio-Astronomy and Astrophysics Mackenzie - CRAAM, Sao Paulo, 2005); Airplane Private Pilot Habilitation (Civil Aviation School - Sao Paulo/Araras Aviation Clubs, 2002-2004).
2012-Current: Software Development Analyst, MAR-1 Program, Mectron - Odebrecht Defense and Technology (Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil):
Job Description: Main responsible for the Hardware-In-the-Loop and Software-In-the-Loop Simulation environment development. Embedded real-time flight software development for onboard computer module. Flight simulation mathematical models integration addressing automatic runtime executions and operational flight tools for Air Force pilots training. Flight software test development for in-flight management, supervision and GNC performance assurance.
2010-2012: Collaborating Researcher, Space Systems Division, Guidance/Navigation and Control Group, Aeronautics and Space Institute (Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil):
Job Description: Embedded real-time software development for inertial platforms data acquisition applications. Test specifications, development of computational models and tools for inertial sensor calibration. Onboard computer module and software integration for the SISNAV Aerospace Inertial Navigation System. Graphical User Interface applications development for the Brazilian Satellite Launch Vehicle control system simulations and analysis.
2012: Professor, Computer Science Course, UNIVAP University (Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil):
Teaching Disciplines: Computer Networks II, Distributed Systems and Computer Graphics.
2003-2007: Intern, Astrophysics Division, National Institute for Space Research (Sao Paulo, Brazil):
Job Description: Internship program as an observation interfaces support technician for the Itapetinga Radio-Observatory at Atibaia, SP - Brazil. Software systems development for radio-telescopes control and data acquisition. Implementation of distributed systems techniques and tools for scientific data transmission, distribution and bandwidth optimization. Development of graphical interfaces and web applications for data visualization and astrophysical experiment results in real time.
2003: Undergraduate Research Intern, Center for Radio-Astronomy and Astrophysics Mackenzie (Sao Paulo, Brazil):
Job Description: Software development for analysis and data processing of radio-images generated by the Solar Submillimetric Radio-Telescope located in San Juan, Argentina.
Technical Production (Software Development):
1. NAVCON, GENTINA, J. SISNAV Inertial Navigation System Onboard Software Application, 2011:
Summary: SISNAV onboard software code major adjusts, needed after receiving, integration and tests of the computing modules, delivered as a product.
Programming Language: C-Language packet distribution. Environment: QNX Neutrino RTOS. Platform: Diamond Systems PC/104 standard CPU module Athena II.
2. RAMOS, F.O., GENTINA, J., NETTO, E. R. S. Project and Analysis of Attitude Controllers (PACA), 2010 (under patent):
Summary: Graphical interfaces implementation for the ballistic-phase tipping attitude control maneuvers algorithm simulation of the Brazilian Satellite Launch Vehicle (VLS).
Programmig Language: MATLAB. Environment: Win32. Platform: i386 Desktop PC.
3. COSTA, J. E. R., GENTINA, J. Automatic Tracking Control Software of the Solar Patron Un-Phased Array Radio-Telescope (SPUA), 2006:
Summary: Automation of the attitude control and tracking for the robotic antenna array operating in 12 GHz at Itapetinga Radio-Observatory in Atibaia, SP - Brazil.
Programming Language: C-Language packet distribution. Environment: QNX RTOS v4.25. Platform: i386 Desktop PC.
4. GENTINA, J., SILVA, A. V. R., CASTRO, C. G. G., COSTA, J. E. R. Solar Analysis Graphical User Interface (SAGUI), 2003:
Summary: Platform for solar data analysis received by the following radio-telescopes: SST (Solar Submillimetric Telescope) - Argentina; 13.7m antenna radio-telescope and SPUA (Solar Patrol Un-phased Array) – Atibaia,SP - Brazil.
Programming Language: IDL (Interactive Data Language). Environments: GNU/Linux, SunOS/Solaris. Platforms: i386 Desktop PC and Sun/SPARC Workstations.
Involvement in real airborne tests during flight campaigns, at integration and deploying phases, and at telemetry stations (airborne and control center) to monitor and evaluate go/no-go decisions for flight procedures.
Participation in two field campaigns performed by the Institute for Aeronautics and Space, on the development and integration of the SISNAV experiment, in order to test the first-ever Inertial Navigation System developed using Brazilian technology.
Member of the first-phase ITASAT University Satellite Mission Analysis team, developing and performing integrated simulations together with TU-Berlin University students at Aeronautics Technological Institute (ITA).
Main Academic Production and Taught Courses:
"Use of Satellite Tool Kit (STK) in Mission Analysis". Winter Course on Introduction to Space Technologies: Engineering, Mathematics and Computation. Classes taught in 2009, 2010 and 2011 including students supervision in technical internships, INPE, Sao Jose dos Campos - Brazil.
GENTINA, J. “Development and Simulation of the Embedded Logic to the SARA Recoverable Orbital Platform Rendezvous and Docking Maneuvers”. Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. Vol. 2, Nº 2, 2010.
NETTO, E. R. S., GENTINA, J., BRITO, A. G. “Integration of Computing Systems for the SISNAV Real-Time Data Acquisition and Processing”. VI Brazilian Symposium on Inertial Engineering (SBEIN), 2010, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.
GENTINA, J., YAMAGUTI, W., VAROTTO, S., WALDMANN, J., FERNANDES, D. “A Proposal for ITASAT Satellite Configuration and its Preliminary Mission Analysis”. Brazilian Symposium on Aerospace Engineering and Applications, 2009, ITA, Sao Jose dos Campos - Brazil.
GENTINA, J., DA FONSECA, I. M., MORAES JR., P. “Distributed and Parallel Simulation Techniques Applied to Computational Reconstitution of Situations Involving Space Docking Maneuvers". XIV Brazilian Colloquium on Orbital Dynamics, 2008, Aguas de Lindoia - Brazil.
GENTINA, J., DA FONSECA, I. M., MORAES JR., P. “Technology Overview on the Development of a Computational Module for Space Docking Maneuvers”. V Brazilian Congress of Mechanical Engineering, 2008, Salvador - Brazil.
GENTINA, J., DA FONSECA, I. M. “Space Teleoperation: a Software Simulation and Control Approach”. 7th Brazilian Conference on Dynamics, Control and Applications (DINCON' 2008), Presidente Prudente - Brazil.
GENTINA, J., COSTA, J. E. R., MUSTARO, P. N. “Real-Time Alert and Distribution System of Solar Flare Intensities and Coordinates". XXXII Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Astronomical Society, 2006, Atibaia - Brazil.
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