I'm a Space Engineer focused on both development of software based control systems and system engineering. I have on-the-job experience on satellites, telescopes and aircrafts.
Avionics Software Engineer at TXT-E Solutions, Milan, Italy
June 2018 - present
Real-time embedded software development for the M346 Master military trainer aircraft. Worked on low-level software requirements definition to fulfill system-level ones, object-oriented software development (Ada 95), testing and code auditing activities to ensure compliance with the DO-178 development standard.
Mechanical System Engineer at OHB Italia (Telescopes Division), Milan, Italy
July 2017 - June 2018
Final integration and testing activities concerning the Fly-Eye Telescope:
- specification of software and hardware requirements for an optical adjustment system controlled via stepper motors; design of the electronic control system as well as the related Python based software layer employing CAN protocol libraries; final hardware and software testing;
- implementation of automated procedures for testing of the equatorial mount of the Fly-Eye telescope employing EPICS libraries via Python API;
- design of both the procedure and experimental setup to measure telescope natural frequencies;
- CAD design of an opto-mechanical alignment system;
- testing and re-design of the sealing system between the mechanical interfaces of optical cameras and telescope structure;
- supply management concerning the aforementioned activities.
Structural Analyst Intern at OHB Italia (Satellites Division), Milan, Italy
Jan 2017 - June 2017
- Post-processing of data acquired during vibration, acoustic and shock tests performed on PRISMA satellite Structural Model. Verification and analysis of acceleration levels measured at equipment interfaces;
- Writing of technical reports prepared for internal or external distribution;
- Experience in vibration and shock testing of satellite equipments, according to ECSS standards;
- Responsible of phase-B structural analysis of the VEnUS module designed for the VEGA launcher, developing the preliminary static and modal FEM analyses.
M.Sc. in Space Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (2014 - 2016)
Principal subjects covered: orbital mechanics, space mission analysis and design, aerothermodynamics, satellite ADCS, dynamics and control of aerospace structures, space propulsion and power systems, heat transfer and thermal analysis, aerospace structures and materials, telecommunications systems.
B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (2010 - 2014)
Principal subjects covered: calculus and applied numerical analysis, physics, automatic control, thermodynamics, circuits and electronics, aerospace structures, aerospace propulsion, aerospace technologies and materials, fluid dynamics, atmospheric flight mechanics, aerospace experimentation, business economics and organization.
Design and Optimization of the Restraining Device of a Space Telescope Primary Mirror, master thesis at Politecnico di Milano
Re-design of the restraining devices of the Optical Breadboard (OBB) mirror, a small scale demonstrator, designed and built within the Large Aperture Telescope Technology (LATT) ESA project -- commissioned to OHB-Italia. Building of Nastran FEM, opto-structural optimization (with custom designed optimizer in Python) of mirror flexures to minimize wavefront error and to ensure mirror stability under launching loads. Identified new numerical and experimental activities to estimate and measure wavefront error in a 0-g and low-temperature environment.
TETRIS: Tethered Debris mission. Project carried out within the university course of Space Mission Analysis and Design at Politecnico di Milano
The in-orbit-demonstration (IOD) mission aimed to assess the feasibility of capturing a non cooperative space debris by means of a tether-net system. The phase-A design of both a chaser and a satellite employed as target debris was investigated. Relevant for the objectives of the project was the design of both the shooting system of the net and the release mechanism of the tether. I was in charge of the design of the structure and configuration subsystem. I was team leader/system engineer during the third month of the project, coordinating 10 colleagues.
Languages: English (full professional proficiency), French (basic proficiency), Italian (mother tongue)
Programming: MATLAB/Simulink (proficient), Python (proficient), Ada95 (proficient), .NET (proficient), C (basic), Bash (basic)
GUI Development: Qt Designer - PyQt (work experience)
Communication Bus Standards: CAN (work experience), MIL-STD 1553 (work experience)
Version Control System: Git (work experience), Serena Dimensions (work experience), TortoiseSVN (basic)
Modeling and FEM: MSC Patran (proficient), MSC Nastran (proficient), HyperMesh (work experience), Femap (basic)
CAD: UG-NX (work experience), Solid Edge (work experience), Solid Works (work experience), Inventor (work experience)
Office Software Suite: Microsoft Offce (proficient), Libre Office (proficient), LaTeX (proficient)
Requirement Management Tools: Doors (work experience)
Data Analytics: Pandas (work experience)
Vectorial Graphics: Inkscape (proficient), graphviz (work experience), tikz (work experience)
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