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     Date Submitted:27-11-2014
     Last Modified:09-12-2014 (08:27)
    Job information
     Current job:FPGA Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsTen years of experience in design of digital receivers based on FPGA technology gained at research institutes
    CV

    Personal informations:

    Nationality: Italian

    Date of birth 01/14/1973

    Gender: F

     

    Work experience

    From 02/07/2012 to date: Research Grant “Digital Receiver for the BEACON Backend”

    Developer of a Digital Receiver working package for pulsar signals analysis, i.e. a “radio pulsar machine”, which divides the 2 polarizations of a input wide band radio signal into narrow sub-bands channels, by using the Uniboard working package, designed during my previous job.

    Employer: INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italia

     

    From 02/10/2010 to 02/09/2012: CO.CO.CO. (Coordinated and Continuous Collaboration) "Realizzazione di un ricevitore digitale nell’ambito del progetto FP7 RadioNet"(English translation of the title: “Realization of a digital receiver for the FP7 RadioNet project”)

    Developer of a portion of the Digital Receiver working package for the Uniboard project, which deals with the implementation of a wide band frequency demultiplexer, that divides the received radio band into narrow sub-band channels, which outputs are formatted as VDIF packets, encapsulated in UDP packets and routed over 10Gb fiber links.

    Employer: INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italia

     

    From 08/05/2009 to 02/04/2010: Research Grant "Processori a trasformata di Fourier per radioastronomia”(i.e. “Fourier transform processors for radioastronomy”)

    Developer of a digital receiver that performs a frequency demultiplexing of the received radio band with Fourier transform-based structures and FPGA technology

    Employer: INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italia

     

    From 01/07/2009 to 07/06/2009: Research Grant “Sviluppo di ricevitori a larga banda basati su logiche programmabili” (i.e.  “Development of wide-band receivers based on programmable logic”)

    Developer ofdigital wide-band receivers based on FPGA technology

    Employer: INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italia

     

    From 01/08/2006 to 12/31/3008: PhDin Astronomy “Spectroscopic Instrumentation for Radioastronomy”

    Designerof a 16 inputs polarimetric FFT spectrometer for multibeam receivers, to be used as backend for Medicina and SRT radiotelescopes.

    Designer ofbased Fourier transform structures for the sub-bands extraction with the DBBC development system for the Noto’s radiotelescope.

    The variousprojects were carried out on FPGA based boards.

    University: Università Degli Studi Di Firenze, Italia

    Employer: INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italia

     

    From 09/27/2007 to 01/21/2008: PhD in Astronomy “Spectroscopic Instrumentation for Radioastronomy”

    Designer of various polyphase filtering systems for alternative implementations of the Tunable Filter Board of the ALMA interferometer.

    University: Università Degli Studi Di Firenze, Italia

    Employer: Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Bordeaux, Floirac, France

    From 04/01/2005 to 01/07/2006: Research Grant “Sviluppo di backend digitali per ALMA e SRT”

    (i.e. “Development of digital backend for ALMA and SRT”)

    Designer ofa digital correlation spectrometer and a FFT spectrometer for the SRT telescope, using a FPGA board.

    Employer: INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italia

     

    From 04/01/2004 to 03/31/2005: Research Grant “Spettrometri a larga risoluzione e larga banda” (i.e. “Spectrometers with large resolution and wide bandwidth”)

    Developer of the compensation of the variable portion of the geometric delay of the ALMA interferometer using a small FPGA in the digital filter board.

    Employer: CNR Istituto di Radioastronomia di Firenze, Italia

     

     

    Education and Training

     

    Date 03/05/2009 : PhD in Astronomy “Spectroscopic Instrumentation for Radioastronomy” - Università Degli Studi Di Firenze, Italia

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered: As already mentioned in the work experience portion, I have developed several projects:

    ·         The design and testing of a 16 input polarimetric FFT spectrometer for multibeam receivers, to be used as backend for Medicina and SRT radiotelescopes, with 4096 spectral channels, BW 0.5 MHz ÷ 125 MHz and full polarimetric capabilities

    ·         Several theoretic studies of a polyphase filtering structure for ALMA TFB, with 32 fixed sub-bands extraction from a 2 GHz input BW

    The design of the extraction of 16 sub-bands from a 500 MHz BW with the DBBC development system for Noto’s radiotelescope

    Date 05/30/2003: Electronics Engineering Degree – Università Degli Studi Di Napoli Federico II, Italia

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered: Digital electronics - optical and microwave circuits

    Design, realization and testing of a prototype of a microstrip reflectarray antenna operating at 10 GHz and having the maximum irradiation at 20 ° from the normal to the reflective array. The feed is in centered configuration and consists of a patch antenna.

     

    Technical skills and competences:

    Experience in digital circuit designs based on FPGAs and an excellent knowledge of VHDL and Verilog hardware programming languages. An excellent knowledge of specific tools for the FPGAs programming of Altera family (Quartus software) and Xilinx family (Xilinx software) and general tools such as Synplify, Active HDL and ModelSim. Knowledge of programming language C++ and operating environments Linux and Windows.
    Knowledge of the Ansoft Ensemble software for the design and the electromagnetic behavior simulation of printed radio frequency antennas.

    Languages:

    Mother tongue: Italian

    Other languages: English B2 level, French and German A1 level.

     

    PUBLICATIONS LIST

    1. Russo, A. (2004). Delay Chip for the ALMA correlator. IRA sez. Firenze Technical Reports 1-2004, CNR.

    2. Russo, A., & Comoretto, G.(2005) Spettrometri a correlazione e a FFT per il radiotelescopio  SRT. Arcetri Observatory Technical Reports 1-2005, INAF.

    3. Comoretto, G, D'Ambrosi, A., Nesti, R., Russo, A., & Palagi, F.(2006) A modular multichannel spectrometer - design study. Arcetri Observatory Technical Reports 4-2006, INAF.

    4. Comoretto, G., & Russo, A. (2007). Software di comunicazione con il correlatore Altera. Arcetri Observatory Technical Reports 2-2007, INAF.

    5. Russo, A. (2007) Polarimetric spectrometer for Italian Radiotelescopes. Mem S.A.It. 2007.

    6. Comoretto, G., Russo, A., & Tuccari, G. (2009). A 16-channel FFT multiplexer. Arcetri Observatory Technical Reports 1-2009, INAF.

    7. Comoretto, G., Russo, A., Tuccari, G., Baudry, A., Camino, P., & Quertier, B. (2011). Uniboard Digital Receiver Design document. Arcetri Observatory Technical Reports 5-2011, INAF.

    8. Comoretto, G., Russo, A., Baudry, A., Camino, P., & Quertier, B. (2011). Uniboard Digital Receiver Programming Manual. Arcetri Observatory Technical Reports 6-2011, INAF.

    9. Tuccari, G., Alef, W., Bertarini, A., Buttaccio, S., Comoretto, G., Graham, D., Meidhart, A., Platania, P., Russo, A., Roy, A., Wunderlich, M., Zeithoefler, R., & Xiang, Y. (2010). DBBC2 backend: Status and development plan. IVS General Meeting Proceedings 12/2010.

    10. Tuccari, G., Alef, W., Bertarini, A., Buttaccio, S., Comoretto, G., Graham, D., Meidhart, A., Platania, P., Russo, A., Roy, A., Wunderlich, M., Zeithoefler, R., & Xiang, Y. (2010). DBBC2010. IVS General Meeting Proceedings 12/2010.

    11. Comoretto, G., Russo, A., Quertier B., Cais, P., & Camino P. (2012). A 4 GHz digital receiver using the Uniboard platform. Proc. SPIE 8452 09/2012


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