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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:30-09-2015
     Last Modified:30-09-2015 (02:10)
    Job information
     Current job:Head of Software Design and Development
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsEmbedded Software, Real Time Operating System, LEON processor, Software Engineering, ECSS standard
    CV

    Personal information

     

    Nationality

    Italian

    Date of birth

    08-26-1963

    Gender

    Male

     

     

    Occupational field

    Aerospace Industry – On board Software Design and Development

     

     

    Work experience

     

    Dates

    From March 1989 till today

    Occupation or position held

    Project Manager – Head of Software Department

    Main activities and responsibilities

    • Responsible of ground and flight software design and development team (4 people)
    • Flight campaigns team leader (participation in 18 campaigns)
    • Project Manager of flight and ground equipment
    • Thermal Analysis (sporadic activity)

    Name and address of employer

    Techno System developments s.r.l. , Via Provinciale Pianura 2, Zona Ind.le S.Martino 23, 80078 Pozzuoli - Naples

    Type of business or sector

    Electronic Engineering, HW and SW design and development

     

     

    Education and training

     

    Dates

    May 2003

    Title of qualification awarded

    Certificate of Attendance

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Course on “ESA Software Engineering Standards”

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    ESA-ESTEC , Noordwijk – The Netherlands

    Dates

    1991-1992

    Title of qualification awarded

    Certificate of Attendance

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Course of English language

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    American Studies Center in Naples

    Dates

    July 1990

    Title of qualification awarded

    Certificate of Attendance

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Course of English language

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    ELS International College in Greenwich (London)

    Level in national or international classification

    Upper-Intermediate Level

    Dates

    May 1990

    Title of qualification awarded

    Degree in Aeronautical Engineering

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University of Naples "Federico II"

    Level in national or international classification

    Final mark  110/110 summa cum laude

    Dates

    July 1982

    Title of qualification awarded

    High School Diploma

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Liceo Scientifico “G. Rummo” in Benevento

    Level in national or international classification

    Final mark 60/60

    Other language(s)

    English

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Over the years I have developed the capability of working in teams composed of people of different nationalities

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

     I currently lead a team of software engineers

    I have developed a strong organisational skill as responsible of flight campaigns in various    foreign countries

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Software Engineering :

    • Structured Analysis and Design Methodologies, particularly in the field of Real-Time Multitasking Embedded Systems
    • Knowledge and Usage of CASE Tools
    • SW Documentation according to ECSS-E-ST-40C: ESA SW Engineering Standards

     

    Operating Systems and H/W Platforms:

    • MS-DOS, WINDOWS  for PC
    • WindRiver VxWorks real-time multitasking OS for 32-bit embedded processors (LEON, PowerPC)
    • Ready Systems VRTX real-time multitasking OS for 16-bit embedded processor (Intel 80c186)
    • RTKernel real-time multitasking OS for MS-DOS environments

     

    Languages, development and testing tools:

    • C/C++, Assembly
    • WindRiver development tools
    • Microsoft Visual Studio
    • National Instruments LabWindows/CVI
    • IPL Cantata Testing Tool
    • Lauterbach Trace32 in-circuit debugger
    • AMC CodeTap XA x86 CPU emulator

     

     

    Other skills and competences

    Member of A.S.D. Red Lions Amateur Cycling Team

     

     

    Driving licence

    Car Driving Licence level B

     

     

    Additional information

    I gave two lectures about Real-Time Operating Systems at University of Fisciano in the frame of course “Ingegneria e Tecnologie dei Sistemi di Controllo” in 2004

     

    I am the author or co-author of the following technical papers which were presented at different congresses and published in the relevant proceedings:

    • G.Capuano, R.Ascolese, D.Titomanlio, M.Severi, P.Longobardi, G.Formicola, “A Multi-Ocular Smart System for Vision-Based Space Navigation”
    • M.De Nino, D.Titomanlio, R.Calvanese, G.Capuano, M.Rovatti, “SATA Controller into a Space CPU”
    • G.Capuano, D.Titomanlio, M.Severi, “New Generation DVS for future Sounding Rocket missions””
    • D.Titomanlio, G.Capuano, W.Soellner, G.Seidel, “Innovative Video Diagnostic Equipment for Material Science Experiments in Space”
    • D.Titomanlio, G.Capuano, M.Severi, “Maser12 Digital Video System”
    • D.Titomanlio, G.Capuano, M.Severi, F.Cacace, “Digital Video System Performances on Maser11”
    • D.Titomanlio, G.Capuano, M.Severi, E.Della Sala, “Data Handling  Unit 3 for Foton M3 Mission”
    • S. Lundin, H.Ranebo, J.Thorstenson, D. Titomanlio, "TeleSupport, a tool for more efficient microgravity experiments on mid or long duration missions,"
    • J. Thorstenson, S. Lundin, D. Titomanlio, "The Telescience Support Unit Onboard the Foton Spacecraft,"
    • D.Titomanlio – G.Capuano: “Data Handling Unit for the Foton Capsule”
    • G.Capuano, D.Titomanlio, E. Della Sala: “Control and Data Management System for Sounding Rockets”
    • G.Capuano, D.Titomanlio, R.Quadarella, M.Severi: “Digital Video System for Space Applications”
    • G.Capuano, D.Titomanlio, E. Della Sala: “Digital Video System for Sounding Rockets”
    • D.Titomanlio, G.Capuano: “Telescience Support Unit – Data Handling Unit: An Advanced Real-Time Digital Video and Data Processing Unit for Supporting  Experimental Payloads on board Foton”
    • R. Monti, G. Capuano, D. Titomanlio, G. Pagliocca, P. Bosco, L. Pace, F. Monti: "Liquid Gauging in Microgravity: the G-22 Experiment"
    • R. Monti, G. Capuano, D. Titomanlio, R. Fortezza, G. Desiderio: "Telemaxus: A Telescience oriented Sounding Rocket Experiment".
    • R. Monti, D. Titomanlio:"Ground Experimentation for the evaluation of the Marangoni migration of liquid droplets"

     

     

    Awards

    • In-Orbit Technology Demonstration Programme Award, flown on board STS-57 Space Shuttle,  1993
    • Rosetta Mission Certificate, 2004
    • Foton M2 mission Team Achievement Award, 2005
    • Foton M3 mission Team Achievement Award, 2007
    • Sounding Rocket Programme Certificate of Appreciation, 2008
                                   

    Professional Experience

     

    I started my activity at TSD during 1989, about one year before my degree in Aeronautical Engineering as designer and developer of flight software for embedded systems. In October 1991 I was appointed as manager responsible of the company’s software division that is composed of an average of four engineers. During the years I had the role of project manager/system engineer for several projects. The following is a list of the main projects which I led or participated to [1]:

     

    • November 1989: design and development of the software for the TELETEXUS Project during the TEXUS 23 Sounding Rocket Campaign (ESA Contract). In the frame of this project he was also the coordinator of Telescience operations at Telespazio (Fucino)
    • October 1990: design and development of the software for the Telescience Demonstration System for Exhibition (ESA Contract). In the framework of this project he also presented the TDSE at several Congresses (IAF- Dresden 1990, Columbus VII-Capri 1991, World Space Congress-Washington 1992).
    • May 1991: design and development of the software for the TELEMAXUS Project during the MAXUS-1 Sounding Rocket Campaign (ESA Contract). In the frame of this project he was also the coordinator of Telescience operations between the launch base at ESRANGE (Sweden) and Naples
    • November 1991: design and development of the software for the TELETEXUS Project during the TEXUS 28 Sounding Rocket Campaign (ESA Contract). The project consisted in the realization of  ground equipment for the interactive control and monitoring of an electroforesis experiment in microgravity. In the frame of this project he was also the coordinator of Telescience operations between the launch base at ESRANGE (Sweden) and Tolouse (France)
    • November 1992: coordinator  of Telescience operations  in the launch base at ESRANGE (Sweden) during the MAXUS-1B Sounding Rocket Campaign between Esrange and Naples
    • July 1993: design and development of the software for the G-22 GAS Project (ESA Contract). The project consisted in the realization of an experimental module for the measurement of the liquid level inside tanks in microgravity. The module was flown on board the Space Shuttle STS-57. In the framework of this activity he also participated in the definition of the experiment, in the ground testing phase and in the module integration phases and post flight at NASA facility in Cape Canaveral (Florida)
    • November 1993: participation in the flight campaign at ESRANGE base (Sweden) of INEX-MAM I module on board MASER 6 sounding rocket (ESA contract) as responsible of flight and ground software. The module aimed at investigating convection phenomena due to Marangoni effect in microgravity. In the frame of this project he was also the coordinator of Telescience operations between Esrange and Naples
    • December 1995: design and development of the software for the BDPU TC#4 control electronic test equipment  (Laben contract ). The module has flown on board the Space Shuttle during two missions
    • November 1995: design and development of OCR algorithms in the frame of Optolet project (realization of an optical reader for current meters - ENEL contract)
    • February 1996: participation in the flight campaign at ESRANGE base (Sweden) of INEX-MAM II module on board TEXUS 34 sounding rocket (ESA contract) as responsible of flight and ground software. In the frame of this project he was also the coordinator of Telescience operations between Esrange and Naples
    • February 1998: participation  in the flight campaign at ESRANGE base (Sweden) of TEM-FER module on board MINITEXUS 5 sounding rocket (ESA contract) as responsible of flight and ground software. The module aimed at investigating critical point phenomena in microgravity
    • May 1999: participation in the flight campaign at ESRANGE base (Sweden) of the TRUE module on board MASER8 sounding rocket (ESA contract) as responsible of the flight and ground software and coordinator of the Telescience operations. The module aimed at investigating phenomena of thermal radiations in microgravity
    • September 1999: participation in the flight campaign at ESRANGE base (Sweden) of TSU-DHU module on board the Russian capsule FOTON12 (ESA contract) as responsible of the flight and ground software and coordinator of the Telescience operations. The TSU-DHU is a service module for scientific utilization devoted to the real-time video elaboration of images from experiments on-board the FOTON capsule. In the frame of this project he also participated in the module integration phase at the integration center in Samara (Russia) in June 1999 and in the pre-launch phase at the launch base of Soyuz rockets in Plesetsk (Russia) in August 1999.
    • August 2000: SW responsible of the PWT Instrumentation System LCU project (CIRA contract). The project consists in the realization of six Local Control Units (LCU) for the control and monitoring of the different subsystems of the Plasma Wind Tunnel (PWT) located at the Centro Italiano di Ricerche Aerospaziali in Capua
    • October 2001: project manager of the FEEP-GEE project (ESA contract). The project consists in the realization of an electronic unit named GEE and related EGSE for the control and monitoring of the FEEP (Field Emission Electric Propulsion) experiment that is hosted into a Get Away Special canister on board the Space Shuttle
    • March 2002: participation in the flight campaign at ESRANGE base (Sweden) of the DVS (Digital Video System) module on board MASER9 sounding rocket (ESA contract) as responsible of the ground operations. The DVS is a digital video compression unit that utilizes a telemetry channel made available by the rocket’s Service Module to transmit video images to ground in real-time. A dedicated EGSE receives the telemetry, extracts the compressed video stream, performs the decompression and image display
    • October 2002: system engineer  and team leader of  TSU-DHU2 project for FOTON-M1 (ESA contract). Activities as per previously described FOTON12 mission
    • March 2003: participation in the flight campaign at ESRANGE base (Sweden) of the INEXMAM III module on board MAXUS5 sounding rocket (ESA contract) as responsible of the flight and ground software and coordinator of the Telescience operations. The module hosted two different fluid science experiments (WETTING and MIGRATION)
    • April 2005: participation in the flight campaign at ESRANGE base (Sweden) of the CDIC and TRUE2 experimental modules on board MASER10 sounding rocket (ESA contract) as system engineer
    • June 2005: system engineer  and team leader of  TSU-DHU2B project for FOTON-M2 (ESA contract). Activities as per previously described FOTON12 mission with the difference that the pre-launch phase was held at Baikonour launch base (Kazakstan)
    • February 2007: system engineer  for the On-Board Computers (DH-OBC and GN&C-OBC) and related firmware in the frame of the USV-FTB1 project (CIRA contract). The Unmanned Space Vehicle (USV) Flight Test Bed (FTB) is an unmanned vehicle which is dropped from a stratospheric balloon and perform automatic reentry maneuvers in the low atmosphere
    • October 2007: system engineer  of  TSU-DHU3 project for FOTON-M3 (ESA contract). Activities as per previously described FOTON-M2 mission
    • May 2008: system engineer  of CDIC-2 project (SSC Contract) on board MASER11 sounding rocket. CDIC is an experimental module for the investigation of convective motion in fluids under microgravity. Activities as per previously described MASER10 mission
    • May 2010: system engineer for the second mission of USV-FTB1. Activities as per previously described USV-FTB1 project
    • February 2012: system engineer of  the Digital Video System (DVS) on board MASER12 sounding rocket (SSC contract). The DVS provides digital video services (real-time image acquisition, processing, compression, storage, transmission to ground) to the experimental modules on board the rocket. In the frame of this project he was also the team leader during the launch campaign at ESRANGE base (Sweden)
    • June 2012: system engineer of EML-DVS project (ASTRIUM contract). EML is a facility that performs experiments on samples of different materials melted and solidified inside electromagnetic fields in 0g environment. The Digital Video System (DVS) will support EML by providing real-time digital images of the samples both to the ISS Payload Specialist and to the scientific community on ground during the mission
    • January 2013: system engineer of  the Digital Video System (DVS) on board CRYOFENIX sounding rocket (SSC contract)
    • June 2015: system engineer of the EML Video GSE, a ground support equipment to be used during the EML mission (Airbus DS contract)
    • Current Activities:
    • system engineer of the DVS and CDIC3 modules due to be flown on board MASER13 sounding rocket in November 2015
    • design and development of boot software for the Data Processing Unit (DPU) for the Solar Wind Analyzer (SWA) instrument of the Solar Orbiter mission
    • responsible for integration and testing of the application software for the SWA-DPU

     


    [1] The dates refer to the end of an activity that usually spans across a period of months or years


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