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    Personal information

     

    Nationality

    Italian

    Date of birth

    17/03/1986

    Gender

    Male

     

     

     

     

    Work experience

     

    Dates

    From December 2015 to present

    Name and address of employer

    Mars Space Ltd, Southampton, United Kingdom

    Occupation or position held

    Senior Engineer Manager/Laboratory Lead

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·         NEOSAT mission: requirement definitions, Xenon Flow Controller Unit (XFCU) design and testing; HET/PPU coupling test management.

    ·         PPT qualification and acceptance test management.

    ·         Hollow Cathode (HC) and Hollow Cathode Thruster (HCT) design and test management.

    ·         RIT-2x Neutralizer development

    ·         Xenon fed resistojet development

    ·         RF Mini Gridded Ion engine development

     

     

    Dates

    From April 2015 to November 2015

    Name and address of employer

    Mars Space Ltd, Southampton, United Kingdom

    Occupation or position held

    Research and Test Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·         NEOSAT mission: requirement definitions, Xenon Flow Controller Unit (XFCU) design and testing; HET/PPU coupling test management.

    ·         PPT qualification and acceptance test management.

    ·         Hollow Cathode (HC) and Hollow Cathode Thruster (HCT) design and test management.

    ·         Fluidic and electrical set-up design and manufacturing.

     

     

    Dates

    From December 2011 to March 2015

    Name and address of employer

    Mars Space Ltd, Southampton, United Kingdom

    Occupation or position held

    Research Engineer (as PhD student from January 2012 to March 2015)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·         Pulse Plasma Thruster (PPT) performance and lifetime optimization.

    ·         PPT qualification and acceptance test management.

    ·         Hollow Cathode (HC) and Hollow Cathode Thruster (HCT) design and test management.

    ·         Xenon fed resistojet development

    ·         Grid Ion Engines – Grids optic optimization and erosion

    ·         Fluidic and electrical set-up design and manufacturing.

    ·         Impulsive thrust balance development (including damping and calibration systems).

    ·         Development of a ground support equipment (E-GSE and M-GSE) and a suitable s/w for data acquisition and analysis.

    ·         Post-processing and test results analysis.

     

     

    Dates

    01/11/2010 – 26/10/2011

    Name and address of employer

    Thales Alenia Space, Campi Bisenzio (FI), Italy

    Occupation or position held

    Test Engineer (from November 2010 to May 2011 as MSc student)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    ·         GAIA propulsion system: qualification and acceptance test management.

    ·         MICROSCOPE propulsion system: qualification test management.

    ·         Fluidic and electrical set-up realization.

    ·         Optimization of GAIA propulsion system E-GSE and M-GSE, by improving s/w for data acquisition and analysis and updating h/w for new test case requirements.

    ·         Post-processing and test results analysis

     

     

    Education and training

     

    Dates

    March 2015

    Title of qualification awarded

    Ph.D., faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, University of Southampton.

     

    Thesis title: “ A study of the lifetime of miniaturized ablative pulsed plasma thrusters”

     

     

     

     

    Title of qualification awarded

     

    MSc (Hons) in Space Engineering, University of Rome, La Sapienza

    Thesis title: “ Research and implementation of cold gas micro thrusters measurement and characterization methods”, 2011

    BSc (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering, University of Rome, La Sapienza, 2009

    TOEFL, 2011

     

     

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue

    Italian

     

     

    Other language

    English, Spanish

     

     

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    Able to work and/or lead a team with excellent organisational skills, essential to design new and innovative products and to perform test within the time schedule. From 2013, responsible for  the assembly, integration and testing (AIT)  operations at Mars Space Ltd. From 2015, technical lead of the engineers team at Mars Space Ltd. Able to manage almost all the aspects of the field (including test planning, procedures, PA, test reporting, customer reviews, non-conformance reporting and meeting with the customers and suppliers).

     

     

    Technical skills and competence

    Excellent knowledge of astronautic propulsion (i.e. solid and liquid propellant rockets; cold gas thrusters; ion and Hall effect thruster), particularly concerning internal gas and plasma dynamics of the main thruster component. Modeling and numerical simulation of plasma flows (MHD equations) and standard gas flows (Euler equations). Excellent knowledge of the other basic engineering disciplines, e.g. structure design, electronics, control systems.

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office (Word, Excel and Power Point). Excellent knowledge of Labview language, both for analyzing data and for managing measure and control instruments. Excellent knowledge of Matlab, SolidWorks Comsol and EcoSimPro and its ESPSS library. Able to use (manually or by remote control) most of the common electronic instrumentation, e.g. power supplies, digital scopes, multimeters and flowmeters.

     

    Driving licence

    B-category driving licence.

     

    Publications and conferences

     

     

    Publications

    Ciaralli S, Coletti M and Gabriel S B, 2013, “An impulsive thrust balance for applications of micro-pulsed plasma thrusters”, Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 24 11503.

    Coletti M, S Ciaralli, S.B. Gabriel, 2015, “PPT development for Nanosatellites applications: experimental results, IEEE Transaction on Plasma Science, Vol. 43, no 1

     

    Ciaralli S, Coletti M and Gabriel S B, “Results of the qualification test campaign of a Pulsed Plasma Thruster for Cubesat Propulsion (PPTCUP)”, Acta Astronautica 10.1016/j.actaastro.2015.08.016 (in press)

    Ciaralli S, Coletti M and Gabriel S B, “Performance and lifetime testing of a Pulse Plasma Thruster for Cubesat applications”, Aerospace Science and Technology, 2015, Vol 47, 291-298

    Conference papers

    M. Coletti, F. Guarducci, A. Mingo Perez, S. Ciaralli, S.B. Gabriel, “Pulsed plasma thruster development for Cubesats and nanosatellites”, 2012 4S Symposium, Portoroz, Slovenia, 4-8 June, 2012

     

    Ciaralli S, Coletti M, Guarducci F and Gabriel S B, “PPTCUP performances and extended test results”, 2nd IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions, Rome, Italy, 2013

     

    M. Compadre, C. Clark, P. Marinov, S. Ciaralli, M. Coletti, S.Gabriel, “Power Efficient Pulsed Plasma Thruster with Precise Control of High Voltage Generation“,10th Annual CubeSat Developers’ Workshop, August 10-11, Logan, Utah, USA, 2013

    Ciaralli S, Coletti M, Guarducci F and Gabriel S B, “PPTCUP lifetime test results”, IEPC-2013-164 33rd International Electric Propulsion conference, Washington DC, USA, 2013

     

    Ciaralli S, Coletti M and Gabriel S B, “µ-PPT diagnostics: a high accuracy impulsive thrust balance”, IEPC-2013-165 33rd International Electric Propulsion conference, Washington DC, USA, 2013

     

    Coletti M, S Ciaralli, S.B. Gabriel, “PPT development for Nanosatellites applications: experimental results”, IEPC-2013-198, 33rd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Washington DC, USA, 2013 (Awarded Best Paper of the section)

     

    S Ciaralli, Coletti M, S.B. Gabriel, “Preliminary results of a qualification test campaign of a Pulse Plasma Thruster for Cubesat Propulsion (PPTCUP)”, Space Propulsion 2014, 19- 22 May 2014, Cologne, Germany.

     

    S Ciaralli, M Coletti, S.B. Gabriel, “Results of the PPTCUP-QM qualification test campaign”, 65th IAC International Astronautics, 29 September – 3 October 2014, Toronto, Canada (Awarded Best Paper of the section)

     

     

    S Ciaralli, M Coletti, S.B. Gabriel, “Qualification of a Pulsed Plasma Thruster for Cubesat Propulsion (PPTCUP)”, IEPC-2015-208, 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Hyogo-Kobe, Japan, July 2015.

     

    I Golosnoy, S.B. Gabriel, S Ciaralli, M Coletti, “Development of an engineering optimization tool for miniature Pulse Plasma Thrusters”, IEPC-2015-51, 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Hyogo-Kobe, Japan, July 2015



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