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     Date Submitted:04-04-2019
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     Current job:Astrodynamics PhD candidate
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     Date available:within 2 months
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     KeywordsAstrodynamics, orbital mechanics, orbit determination
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    PERSONAL PROFILE

    PhD student in Astronautics, with a keen interest in space exploration and utilisation. Good research and teamwork skills developed by collaborating with a range of different European universities.

     

    EDUCATION

    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;

    Data association;

    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”.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    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

     

    CONFERENCES AND PUBLICATIONS

    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

     

    SKILLS

    Language Skills

    Italian, First language;

    English, Excellent
    Level C1 IELTS Academic (March 2015), Final Grade 7.5;

    Spanish, Good
    I lived in Spain for two years.

    IT Skills

    Operating Systems:             Windows (Excellent);

    Programming Languages:       MATLAB (Excellent), C/C++ (Good);

    Word processing applications: LATEX, Microsoft Word (Excellent);

    Spreadsheets:                      Excel (Good).


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