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     Date Submitted:16-08-2015
     Last Modified:16-08-2015 (04:26)
    Job information
     Current job:GNC Intern at DLR
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGuidance, Navigation, Control, Simulation, GNC, AOCS
    2014–Present: MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering, Cranfield University, Cranfield – UK.
    2008–2012: Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering, ITA, São José dos Campos  Brazil.
    Concentration: Guidance, Navigation & Control
    2012: Student Exchange, Purdue University, West Lafayette – USA.
    Visiting student at the High Pressure Laboratory – Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories complex
    2000–2006: Bachelor in Computer Engineering, UFRGS, Porto Alegre  Brazil.
    Concentration: Robotics
    Work experience
    2015–Present: GNC Intern, DLR, Bremen – Germany.
    Development of combined attitude and position controllers (both for static reference and trajectory following) and of automated system identification procedures for 5DOF air cushion/air bearing vehicles. The purpose of the experiment is to simulate force- and torque-free dynamics of several satellites for formation flying testing.
    2013–2014: Research Assistant, IAE, São José dos Campos  Brazil.
    Attitude control systems for orbital launchers:
    - Spacecraft dynamics studies;
    - Control algorithm design;
    - Simulation software design and implementation.
    2006–2007: Hardware Analyst, DATACOM, Porto Alegre  Brazil.
    Hardware design for telecommunications; Development of testing automation scripts.
    2003–2004: Algorithms & Programming teaching assistant, UFRGS, Porto Alegre  Brazil.
    Relevant projects
    2015: Development of a combined attitude and position control for a satellite simulator, DLR, Bremen – Germany.
    Master’s thesis.
    2014-2015: Laplace Orbit GeoSAR Feasibility Study, Cranfield University, Cranfield – UK.
    Group design project. Phase 0 / pre-phase A study for a geosynchronous synthetic aperture radar mission. Responsible for Power System and Operations work packages.
    2012: Development of a Control Algorithm for the Micro-satellite Launcher Vehicle – VLM, ITA, São José dos Campos  Brazil.
    Bachelor’s thesis. Development both of the rocket’s dynamic model and of a suitable attitude controller; Detailed digital simulation and validation of the obtained system.
    2005: Project and Implementation of an Electronically Stabilized Aerial Robotic Platform, UFRGS, Porto Alegre  Brazil.
    Bachelor’s thesis. Design and construction of a quadcopter and related 4DOF control system, with custom hardware and software; Simulation and validation using MATLAB/Simulink.
    Computer Skills
    Software: MATLAB, Simulink, version control systems (SVN, GIT, Bazaar)
    Programming: C/C++, Python, MATLAB
    OS: Linux, Windows, QNX
    English: Fluent (TOEFL iBT test: 115/120)
    Portuguese: Native
    French: Good writing, reading, speaking, listening
    Russian: Basic reading, very basic writing, speaking, listening
    German: Very basic writing, reading, speaking, listening
    Relevant subjects
    2015: Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control, Cranfield University.
    2015: Multivariable Control for Aerospace Applications, Cranfield University.
    2014: Multiobjective Optimization, INPE.
    2013: Analytical Mechanics, ITA.
    Papers and Publications
    Sep 2014: Development of a Control Algorithm for the Microsatellite Launcher Vehicle – VLM, CBA 2014, Belo Horizonte  Brazil.
    Published in congress proceedings.
    Apr 2013: Control Systems and Strategies Onboard of VLM-1, IAC 2013, Beijing – China.
    Accepted abstract.
    Extracurricular projects
    2011–2012: Rocket Design, ITA, São José dos Campos  Brazil.
    Embedded electronic systems development for student rocketry competition; team advisor.
    2008–2010: SAE Mini Baja, ITA, São José dos Campos  Brazil.
    Embedded electronic systems development for off-road racing student competition
    Honors and awards received
    Dec 2012: Physics department graduation honors, ITA, São José dos Campos  Brazil.
    Dec 2012: Humanities department graduation honors, ITA, São José dos Campos  Brazil.
    Jun 2012: Best project in category, IREC 2012, Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition, Green River – USA.
    Team award for best project in the basic category; responsible for electronic systems which represented substantial innovation over other teams’ efforts.
    Jan 2000: Top 1% placement, federal university admission exam, UFRGS, Porto Alegre  Brazil.
    Exam with over 46000 entrants.

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