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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:19-06-2015
     Last Modified:27-08-2017 (02:27)
    Job information
     Current job:Space Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace Defence Defense Security Operations Military NATO Security Clearance Cleared SAR EO NAVWAR GPS Processing Intelligence Surveillance NAVWAR exercise
    CV

         WORK EXPERIENCE

     09/2016 – present

    NATO ACO, SHAPE, Mons, Belgium – Space Support to Operations – Space Engineer

    §    Use of Space data, products and services in support to military operations:

    •     Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR): processing of electro-optical (EO) and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite imagery;

    •     Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT): GPS signal processing and assessment of its accuracy. Navigation warfare (NAVWAR): jamming, spoofing, meaconing;

    •     Space Situational Awareness (SSA): use of software like SATRAN and STK to monitor satellites’ activity in Space;

    •     Space Security: evaluation of Counter-Space threats like laser attacks, cyber attacks, and anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons. Assessment of dependencies and mitigation measures;

    •     Space Wx: cooperation with Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) section for Space Weather forecasting;

    •     Shared Early Warning (SEW): cooperation with Integrated Air & Missile Defence (IAMD) section for Space support to Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD);

    •     Satellite Communications (SATCOM): cooperation with NATO Communication and Information Agency (NCIA) for Command, Control and Communication (C3) on UHF and X bands.

    §    Test and validate operational requirement for achieving NATO’s level of ambition through exercises:

    •     Exercise Control team member during Trident Juncture 2016, NATO full-capabilities military exercise (more than 30 Nations participating), Joint Warfare Center (JWC), Stavanger, Norway;

    •     Coordination and preparation of Space support to future exercises Trident Javelin 2017 and Trident Juncture 2018.

    §    Policy on Space Support to NATO Operations: one of the five selected to identify, develop and incorporate Space support within applicable policy, doctrine and directive and guidance. NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium;

    §    Provide rationale on whether Space should be recognised as an  operational domain within NATO;

    §    Advise on how to establish and/or enhance formal agreements between NATO, Nations, and international organizations on improving the exchange mechanisms for Space data, products and services;

    §    Develop of the NATO Space Handbook, designed to inform and support commanders and staffs on the use of Space capabilities during planning and execution of military operations;

    §    Develop Space-related education and training material;

    §    Develop Space Domain Awareness Portal in cooperation with NCIA;

    §    Member of the NATO Bi-Strategic Command Space Working Group (NBiSCSWG) and of the Joint Team of Experts on Space (JToES): meetings at NATO HQ (Brussels, Belgium), JFCBS (Brunssum, Netherlands), AIRCOM (Ramstein AB, Germany), and NCIA (The Hague, Netherlands);

     §    Develop 5-year plan of work (budget: $1.1 million).

     

    04/2016 – 08/2016      
    CRA (Aerospace Research Centre), Rome, Italy

    Processing of optical and SAR images with ENVI, ArcGIS, NEST and MatLab: land/sea monitoring, precision agriculture, environment protection and emergency management.

     

    09/2015 - 03/2016
    ESA (European Space Agency), Paris, France

    §    Space Situational Awareness (SSA):

    •     Evaluation of tangible and intangible risks stemming from Space weather, near Earth objects and Space debris;

    •     Analysis of possible solutions to counter these hazards;

    •     Writing of the Statement of Work for SSA procurement;

    •     Technical consultant during the Tender Evaluation Board.

    §    Assessment of defence Space capabilities of new ESA Member States;

    §    Space for the Arctic: assessment of benefits that Space capabilities can bring in terms of safety, environment protection, economic development and social development;

    §    Evaluation ex-ante and ex-post of socio-economic impact of Space activities.

    §    ESA representative at the OECD Global Science Forum Workshop on Methodologies and Tools for assessing Socio-Economic Impact of the Large Research Infrastructures.

     

    08/2014 - 01/2015
    Selex ES – Leonardo, Rome, Italy

    SAR images processing for microscopic change detection. Study of incoherent and coherent techniques for change detection in the cases of variable cluster-to-noise ratio and variable correlation coefficient. Analysis with a probabilistic approach of performances. Detection of tyres’ tracks on a grass/sand field on Cosmo-SkyMed images.

     

    04/2011 - 12/2011
    Fluid Solutions Alternative, Rome, Italy

    §    Fluid dynamic characterization of carotid obstructive pathologies and related models of study and simulation. Creation of CAD of several types of carotid from real data. Computational fluid-dynamic simulation setting. Analysis of results in the case of steady and non-steady flow;

    §    Data analysis, test and optimization for ESA POSEIDON (Proximal Observation and Satellite Remote Sensing Data with Experimental Investigation Oceanographic with Numerical model) project on shore erosion.

     

    HIGHER EDUCATION

    03/2017 - 03/2017

    Space Support in NATO Operations – NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany

    Classes: NATO approach to Space, Space Situational Awareness, Threats to Space Domain, Satellite Design, Satellite Operations Command & Control, NATO SATCOM, NATO PNT & NAVWAR, Space Weather and NATO’s Environmental Sensing, Missile Warning, NATO Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR), Space Law, NATO Space Support Coordination Process.

     

    05/2015 - 07/2015

    ESA Monitoring Climate from Space – ESA, Future Learn

    Classes: Observing Climate Change from Space, Earth Observation Techniques, Earth Observation Technology, Managing Earth Observation Data.

     

    02/2015 - 07/2015
    Specialization in Space Institutions and Politics – SIOI, Rome, Italy

    Thesis: EUCISE 2020 – Maritime Surveillance Satellite Systems. Space-Based Capabilities for Maritime Surveillance and for the “Blue economy”. (Supervisor: Prof. Carolina Matarazzi) – Final mark: 110/110.

     

    09/2012 - 01/2015
    Master’s Degree of Science in Space Engineering – Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

    Focus on Earth Observation and Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

    Thesis on SAR Images Processing: Change Detection Techniques for Multi-Temporal SAR Images. (Supervisors: Prof. Debora Pastina, Prof. Pierfrancesco Lombardo) – Final mark: 108/110.

     

    09/2006 - 03/2012
    Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Aerospace Engineering – Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

    Thesis on Computational Fluid Dynamics: Fluid Dynamic Characterization of Carotid Obstructive Pathologies and Related Models of Study and Simulation. (Supervisor: Prof. Fulvio Stella).

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Security Clearance

    NATO Secret (NS) – Valid through 2026.

     

    Publications

    - The Key Role of Space Support in NATO Operations. NATO Joint Warfare Center’s “The Three Swords” magazine – July 2017 (cover story);

    - How to Spot Potential Threats Using SAR for Change Detection. NATO Joint Warfare Center’s “The Three Swords” magazine – July 2017.

     

    Associations
    - Member of the Italian Order of Engineers - Engineering for the Aerospace Commission.

     

    Certificates 

    - Certificate of appreciation for the professional contribution to TRJE16, JWC, Stavanger, Norway;

    - Letter of appreciation for the professional contribution to TRJE16 (signed by SHAPE ACOS J3);

    - Licensed as Professional Industrial Engineer – Sapienza University, Rome, Italy;

    - PEGASUS Certificate: The European Network of Excellence in Aerospace Engineering Education.

      

    Languages

    - Italian (primary language, C2)

    - English (fluent, C1)

    - French (basics, A1).

     

    Computer skills

    - Operating Systems: Windows, MAC, Linux.

    - Programming languages: MatLab, C, C++, Fortran.

    -  Softwares: MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Front Page, Access, Outlook, Project), Share Point, ENVI, NEST, ESRI ArcGIS, QGIS, GIANT, STK, SATRAN, Salome, OpenFoam, Gambit, Fluent.

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