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     Date Submitted:27-09-2019
     Last Modified:27-09-2019 (08:39)
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     Current job:Analogue Hardware Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Space Tourism
     Keywordsanalogue hardware designer

    Analogue Hardware Designer 

    Professional Experience
    Aug '18 – present Collins Aerospace, Plymouth UK |
    Position: Analogue Hardware Designer
    Currently working on the design of the next generation tactical and navigation grade Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU): • Design and compensation of analogue/digital control loop • Design of low noise pick off amplifier for MEMS signal conditioning • Worst Case Analysis (WCA), Parts Stress Analysis (PSA) and SPICE simulation • CAD tool: Mentor Xpedition VX 2.4 (Designer & Layout)

    Sept ’15 – July '18 Sept ‘14 – Sept ‘15 Thales-Alenia Space UK, Bristol UK |
    Position: Analogue Hardware Designer ESA CryoCooler project:
    • Design of Compressor Drive Module electronics (new design): board with analogue control loop and Class-D power drive • Design prototype (EBB, EM) and flight board schematics using Altium 15 and SPICE simulation (SIMetrix 8.2) • Current controlled loop stability compensation, WCA and PSA analysis • Debug PCB, test procedure writing and unit level integration support • Optimize design following Thermal and Shock analysis results • Develop design for ease of testing and manufacture, using only space qualified parts ESA SMILE mission (interface card EBB prototype): • Design of step-up converter with charge pump circuitry to generate sufficient gate drive voltage from a 3.3V supply (with FPGA loop control) • WCA, PSA ESA EarthCARE mission (ATLID instrument power supply board): • Control loop stability analysis to meet ESA phase margin requirements • Developed model to characterise the power dissipation of switching element Triteq- Hungerford, UK | Position: Hardware Designer • Worked on: Cortex M3 STM32 microcontroller embedded hardware • Short projects working to tight client deadlines • CAD software: Altium Designer

    Sept‘12– Sept ‘14 Thales-Alenia Space - Milan, Italy |
    Position: Hardware Designer
    • Worked on satellite On Board Computer (COSMO-SkyMed, SMU-V2) • Design of S-RAM, EEPROM memory interface for processor and FPGA • Design of Analog to Digital Signal Chain with variable Gain and Offset• Schematic entry: Mentor DX Designer , Design Capture • Signal integrity and SPICE simulation: Hyperlynx, Orcad pSpice • Lab tools used: Oscilloscope, Logic State Analyzer, GDB, Grmon • Low level programming in C code for Aeroflex Gaisler Reference Avionics System Test bench under RTEMS , GCC toolchain • Design of MIL-STD-1553 and LVDS SpaceWire

    May – Sept 2009 Apple Dynamics Ltd. Salford, Greater Manchester UK
    Internship during the dissertation project
    • Hardware Design of two wireless boards hosting a Microchip microcontroller and a 2.4 GHz transceiver. • Programming PIC Microcontroller in C code with MPLAB to develop a FHSS protocol

    2009 – 2012 Politecnico di Milano - MSc in Electronic Systems Design - Result: 87% Courses focused on Analog & Digital Hardware Design.
    Dissertation Project: “Improved Telemetry EBB” Design and test of a telemetry board prototype with Analog/Digital front end for FPGA signal processing
    2008 – 2009 The University of Manchester - MSc in Communication Engineering Final Result: Distinction
    Dissertation Project: “The Application of Low-Power Wireless Networks to Wide-Area Distributed Audio Systems”. Reference Lecturer: Mr. Peter Green. Worked extensively on the design of a robust wireless standard using FHSS able to withstand strong interferes in the same ISM band. Instrumentation used included: oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer and other RF tools to perform tests.
    2005 – 2008 Politecnico di Milano - MEng in Electronic Systems - Result: 87%
    Dissertation Project: “Design and Production of FPGA programming board” Courses ranged from Microelectronics to Digital Systems design Additional Skills and Information

    Nationality & DOB November 3rd 1985, Italian
    Languages: Fluent English (TOEFL iBT 99), conversational Spanish, Italian (native)
    CAD tools: Mentor Graphics Xpedition VX 2.4 (Mentor certified for Designer and Layout) , Altium 15, SIMetrix (8.2), LTSpice (17)
    Personal Activities: WWOOF volunteer in Australia for 5 months in Queensland, Australia (April – August 2008). AFS Student in the USA (2002-2003 Winterport, Maine).

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