JOB APPLIED FOR Engineer
15/04/2019–Present Communication Payload System Engineer
OHB System AG, Bremen (Germany)
Review of satellite antenna PDR/CDR
Deep study of plume impingement effect on antenna performance for electrical and chemical propulsion systems (Matlab modeling, Ticra and FEKO simulations, literature research to assess the impact of metallic deposit)
Calculation of antenna noise temperature from CDR datasheets with TICRA Postprocessor software
Study of the radiation pattern of parabolic satellite antennas at Ka and Ku band with TICRA GRASP software
Satellite reflector antenna design with Ticra COBRA software
01/10/2018–30/11/2018 Engineer of Study
CNRS (Observatoire de Paris), Paris (France)
Finalization of my work on phase gratings started during the PhD
Transfer of the competences acquired during the PhD to the other members of the team
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
01/10/2015–08/10/2018 PhD in Instrumentation for Space Applications EQF level 8
Observatoire de Paris (PSL Université) & CNES, Paris (France)
Development of Instrumentation (heterodyne receivers) to downconvert very high frequency signals (THz) towards lower frequencies, which are easier to amplify and detect
Development of a grounded array of patch antennas connected by microstrip lines, to be used in passive configuration as the receiving part of the heterodyne
GA and PSO optimization of such array with FEKO and HFSS
Development of a mathematical model to calculate the performances of a metasurface without the necessity of a full wave simulation
Development of a Matlab code to generate a flat lens composed by three metasurface layers separated by dielectric
Simulation of the flat lens with FEKO
Test of the flat lens with a Terahertz Pyroelectric Detector (QCM)
Development of a Matlab code to generate a phase grating to split an incoming beam into different reflected/refracted beams
Simulation of the phase grating with FEKO and an in-house physical optics code based on Matlab
Publication: ISSTT 2018 (The 29th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology), Duccio Delfini , Martina Wiedner, Massimiliano Casaletti, Julien Serrazin, François Joint, Thibaut Vacelet and Yan Delorme, Development of a transmit-array for heterodyne receiver
Publication: ISSTT 2017 (The 28th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology), D. Delfini, M. Wiedner, M. Casaletti, J. Sarrazin, Y. Delorme and H. Gibson Investigation into Possible Planar Heterodyne Receiver Arrays with large (n≥100) number of pixels
European School of Antennas ESOA 2016
FEKO Simulation and Electromagnetic Analysis
Numerical simulations and high-performance calculations
International Young Astronomer School on « Large Ground-based 21st Century Radio Instruments : ALMA/NOEMA – SKA / LOFAR / NenuFAR (2015) »
Data Analysis (Methods and Applications)
Workshop: Initiation to proposals on large telescopes
Dynamics, Magnetism and Spectroscopy of Stars
23/11/2011–23/05/2014 MSc in Space Engineering 110/110 EQF level 7
La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome (Italy)
Satellite design, cubosat satellite design project, programming, space propulsion, space structures, remote sensing, electromagnetic fields, automatic control systems, electronics, gas dynamics, materials science, space systems, space flight mechanics
Publication: EUCASS (6th european conference for aeronautics and space sciences) Krakov, Poland, D. Bianchi, F. Nasuti, D.Delfini Modeling of Gas-Surface Interface for Paraffin-Based Hybrid Rocket Fuels in CFD Simulations
Thesis: "Theoretical and numerical study of a paraffin-based hybrid rocket"
Awards: Pegasus master's degree quality certificate
01/10/2008–23/11/2011 BSc in Aerospace Engineering 110 with hons/110 EQF level 6
La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome (Italy)
Math, physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, aero and gas dynamics, drawing, programming, numerical methods, applied mechanics, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, aerospace materials, space systems, wind tunnel laboratory, electronics laboratory, physics laboratory, satellite design
Thesis: "Design of a magnetic cage for satellite attitude control systems"
09/2003–07/2008 High School Scientific Diploma (PNI: National Computer Science Plan) 98/100 EQF level 4
LSS Augusto Righi, Rome (Italy)
Computer, english, maths, physics, literature, geography, history, drawing, science, latin
Scientific degree project: orientation course
Scientific degree project: Optics and waves laboratory
Scientific degree project: function iteration & asymptotic behavior
Mother tongue(s) Italian
Foreign language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING
Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production
English C1 C1 C1 C1 C1
French B1 C1 B1 B1 B1
Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Communication skills Partecipation to CDR closeouts
Conference talk and seminars
Public relations job experience
Knowledge of Italian (mother tongue), English (advanced) and French (basic)
Organisational / managerial skills Heterodyne instrumentation design team relevant to the PhD
Job-related skills High level programming languages
Ability to build good working relationships with team members, group members and external departments, suppliers and customers.
Numerical analysis with softwares based on different methods (finite elements, method of moment, physical optics)
Strong predisposition to work with computer to perform EM simulations and CFD Simulations
Digital skills SELF-ASSESSMENT
Information processing Communication Content creation Safety Problem-solving
Independent user Independent user Independent user Independent user Independent user
Digital skills - Self-assessment grid
ANSYS HFSS (or electronic desktop)
TICRA Package (GRASP, POS, COBRA, Postprocessor)
Matlab Simulink and Octave
C++/FORTAN/Visual Basic and other programming languages
Other simulation tools (gas dynamics, Tecplot,ADINA,Nastran/Patran,ENVI)
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