Aerospace engineer with a PhD in Astronautics and a keen interest in space exploration and utilisation. Good research and teamwork skills developed by collaborating with a range of different European universities.
2019-present Space Debris Engineer Deimos Space UK, Harwell, Oxford (UK)
Technical analysis of ESA Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) core software gaps
Project Manager for Verification and Validation of ESA PROOF software
2014 (Jul-Dec) Guide, Navigation and Control (GNC) Engineer, 3F&Edin, Naples.
Design of a 6 degrees of freedom (DoF) simulator for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
2013 (Jan-Apr) Intern, SSBV Space and Ground Systems UK, Portsmouth.
Design of a modular attitude and orbit control (AOC) system for an Earth observation satellite
2017-2019 PhD in Astronautics, Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford.
Supervisors:Dr. Roberto Armellin, Dr. Hugh G. Lewis
Orbit determination with high order sequential filtering, taking advantage of differential algebra. Topics include:
High-order description of the confidence region in orbit determination problems, with observations spread over short arcs;
Sampling methods of the confidence region;
Particle filter development.
2015-2017 Visiting PhD student, Universidad de la Rioja, Logroño.
Research in collaboration with the Mathematics Department.
2015(May-Sep) PhD in Astronautics, University of Southampton, Southampton.
Orbit determination with high order sequential filtering, continued at the University of Surrey.
2010-2014 Master of Science (MSc) in Aerospace Engineering, Università di Napoli, Naples.
Final grade summa cum laude, GPA 29.2/30.
Master Thesis in space systems: ”Modelling and simulation of the attitude dynamics and control of a multi-module satellite”.
2006-2010 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Aerospace Engineering, Università di Napoli, Naples.
Final grade summa cum laude, GPA 29/30
Thesis in space systems: ”GRACE satellites orbit and attitude determination by using flight data”.
CONFERENCES AND PUBLICATIONS
Jan. 2020 Data Association and Uncertainty Pruning for Tracks Determined on Short Arcs Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
Sep. 2019 Nonlinear representation of the confidence region of orbits determined on short Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
May 2018 Uncertainty characterization of initial orbit determination with very short arcs.
Oral presentation at 8th Taylor Model Workshop, The Fields Institute, Toronto
Apr. 2017 Automatic domain pruning filter for optical observations on short arcs.
Paper and oral presentation at 7th European Conference in Space Debris (ECSD), Darmstadt
Nov. 2016 Orbit determination problem for short-arc observations.
Oral presentation at 11th Jornadas de Análisis Numérico y Aplicaciones (JANA), Logroño
Sep. 2016 Confidence region of least squares solution for single-arc observations.
Paper and oral presentation at 17th Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS), Maui, Hawai’i
Italian, First language;
Level C1 IELTS Academic (March 2015), Final Grade 7.5;
I lived in Spain for two years.
Operating Systems: Windows (Excellent); Linux (Basic)
Programming Languages: MATLAB (Excellent), C/C++ (Good); Python (Good)
Word processing applications: LATEX, Microsoft Word (Excellent);
Spreadsheets: Excel (Good).
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