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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:08 +0000
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:45:44 +0000
A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:35:34 +0000
Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important for the nation’s psyche.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:15:08 +0000
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:14-03-2016
     Last Modified:14-03-2016 (09:00)
    Job information
     Current job:Scientist
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRadar, Signal and image processing algorithms, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Programming, Remote Sensing, Data scientist, Machine Learning
    CV

    Work experience

     

    Dates

    March 2013 – up to now

    Occupation or position held

    Full time research employee

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Signal and image processing algorithms development for satellite polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. Advisor and consult for the optimization of Earth Observation (EO) services in the branch of civil security. Data fusion, collection and image interpretation in case of natural and environmental disasters. Work Packages manager in EU, ESA and national projects. Project reports and peer-reviewed journal papers writing. PhD and master students supervising.

    Type of employer

    Center for aerospace, energy and transportation

    Type of business or sector

    Research and development

     

     

    Dates

    March 2009 – February 2013

    Occupation or position held

    Part time researcher (PhD student)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Study, development and implementation of new algorithms for the monitoring of ocean pollution and vessels traffic using X-band SAR imagery both for single and multi-polarization acquisition mode. Software package tools for data ingestion, calibration, processing and output delivery. In-situ campaigns set-up and satellite data acquisitions planning. Project reports and peer-reviewed journal papers writing.

    Type of employer

    Center for aerospace, energy and transportation

    Type of business or sector

    Research

     

     

    Dates

    February 2008 – October 2008

    Occupation or position held

    Remote sensing graduated student

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Testing and validation of an innovative approach for the radar scattering signal from sea surface slick-free and slick-covered in oceanic SAR images. Publication of conference proceeding and achieved results. Master student supervising and laboratory class assistant.

    Type of employer

    University

    Type of business or sector

    Research, Master thesis work

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    2013 – spring 2016

    Title of qualification awarded

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Theory Background: Radar signal processing, Radar polarimetry, Target detection and classification, Marine geo-physical parameters extraction, SAR sea oil slick monitoring and classification, image processing and pattern recognition. Multi-frequency and multi-temporal analysis. Satellite images geo-coding and geo-registration.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Technische Universität München (TUM), Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering (FGC-BGU); Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich, Germany

     

     

    Dates

    2000-2008

    Title of qualification awarded

    Master of Science (M.Sc.) – Five Years Degree in Nautical Science

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Theory Background: Mathematics Analysis, Physics, Computer Science, Electromagnetic Fields, Signal Processing, Microwave Remote Sensing, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Maritime, Air and Space Navigation, Radar, Electronic Measurements, Machine Learning, Statistic..

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope” – Science and Technology Faculty; Via Acton, 38, 80133, Naples, Italy

     

     

    Dates

    1994-1999

    Title of qualification awarded

    High School “Diploma” – Electric and Electronic Industries Technician

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

     

    Theory Background: Mathematic; Physical Science; Electric and Electronic; Electrical System.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Istituto Professionale Industria e Artigianato (IPIA) “L. Petriccione”;- C.so S. Giovanni, 887, 80146, Napoli, Italy.

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English, German

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Team work: I have worked in different research teams within several research institutes and I have participated to several national and international research projects and collaborated with national and international research institutes.

    Good communication skills acquired through working close to undergraduate students, in the field of research.

     

     

    Organizational skills and competences

    Good ability to think and work independently and/or in team.  

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Microsoft (Windows XP, Vista, 7) and/or open source software (Unix/Linux).

    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Open Office packages.

    Programming languages skills: Independent users in Matlab (Mathworks, Inc.) and IDL (Research Systems, Inc.), Intermediate knowledge in C/C++ and Phyton (library Numpy, Matplotlib, Scipy).

    Shell scripting language: Intermediate knowledge in bash and csh.

    Remote Sensing software packages: ENVI (Research Systems, Inc.), PolSARpro (ESA open source software), NEST (ESA open source software), ArcGIS (ESRI).

    ECDL (Basic concepts, Files management, Word processing, Presentation, Information networks), GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), Inkskape (vector graphic editor), MySQL (database server).

     

     

    Other skills and competences

    Flexibility and adaptation in new situation; Proneness to take initiative; Organizational and disciplinary work skills; Hard-working, resourceful, creative, and solution-oriented person.

     

     

    Driving licence

    European driving licence; categories of vehicle: A and B



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