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     Date Submitted:19-06-2020
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
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     Job location:US only
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     KeywordsDynamics and control of aerospace systems; Space robotics and multi-body systems design and analysis; Aerospace structures design and analysis
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    Nationality: American

    Work and Research          

    Mechanical and dynamic modeling of space robotic systems and articulated space structures in general

    Control systems design for in-orbit missions to be performed by autonomous space robotic systems

    Integrated structure/control design for autonomous spacecraft

    Structure-Control interaction analysis

    Optimization of space robotic systems maneuvers

    Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence applied to space operations

    Scientific Publications           

    A. Stolfi, P. Gasbarri, M. Sabatini, Impedance control of a multi-arm space robot for capturing a non-cooperative target, IAF 67th International Astronautical Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico, September 2016

    A. Stolfi, M. Sabatini, P. Gasbarri, G.B. Palmerini, Analysis of rendezvous maneuvers exploiting impedance control technique, 3rd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Moscow, Russia, May 2017

    A. Stolfi, P. Gasbarri, M. Sabatini, A combined impedance-PD approach for controlling a dual-arm space manipulator in the capture of a non-cooperative target, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 139, pp. 243-253, October 2017

    A. Stolfi, P. Gasbarri, M. Sabatini, Performance analysis and gains tuning procedure for a controlled space manipulator used for non-cooperative target capture operations, XXIV AIDAA International Conference, Palermo-Enna, Italy, September 2017

    A. Stolfi, P. Gasbarri, M. Sabatini, Parametric analysis of a controlled deployable space manipulator used for capturing a non-cooperative satellite, IAF 68th International Astronautical Congress, Adelaide, Australia, September 2017

    R. Volpe, M. Carpentiero, A. Stolfi, A small platform application for the inspection of an uncontrolled   satellite, 4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions & CubeSat Workshop, Rome, Italy, December 2017

    A. Stolfi, P. Gasbarri, M. Sabatini, A parametric analysis of a controlled deployable space manipulator for capturing a non-cooperative flexible satellite, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 148, pp. 317-326, July 2018

    A. Stolfi, P. Gasbarri, M. Sabatini, Performance analysis and gains tuning procedure for a controlled space manipulator used for non-cooperative target capture operations, Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio, Vol. 97, No. 1, 2018

    A. Stolfi, P. Gasbarri, M. Sabatini, Optimal in-orbit operations of a multi-degree of freedom space manipulator, IAF 69th International Astronautical Congress, Bremen, Germany, October 2018

    A. Stolfi, F. Angeletti, P. Gasbarri, M. Panella, A deep learning strategy for on-orbit servicing via space robotic manipulator, XXV AIDAA International Conference, Rome, Italy, September 2019

    F. Angeletti, A. Stolfi, P. Gasbarri, Learning-based control of a spacecraft with sloshing propellant, XXV AIDAA International Conference, Rome, Italy, September 2019

    A. Stolfi, P. Gasbarri, A.K. Misra, A two-arm flexible space manipulator system for post-grasping manipulation operations of a passive target object, IAF 70th International Astronautical Congress, Washington D.C., USA, October 2019

    A. Stolfi, F. Angeletti, P. Gasbarri, M. Panella, A deep learning strategy for on-orbit servicing via space robotic manipulator, Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio, 2019, DOI 10.1007/s42496-019-00028-z

    F. Angeletti, A. Stolfi, P. Gasbarri, Learning-based Control of a Spacecraft with Sloshing Propellant, Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio, 2020, DOI 10.1007/s42496-020-00033-7

    A. Stolfi, P. Gasbarri, A.K. Misra, A two-arm flexible space manipulator system for post-grasping manipulation operations of a passive target object, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 175, pp. 66-78, October 2020

    Work and Research Experience                        

    January 2020 – June 2020

    PostDoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy

    Fields: Dynamics and control of space manipulators for on-orbit servicing operations;

                Space structures dynamic analysis.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    - High-fidelity dynamics and mechanical modeling of space manipulator systems

    - Control-oriented modeling and control synthesis for space manipulator systems

    - Autonomous on-orbit servicing missions definition and planning

    - Numerical implementation and testing by means of combined use of in-house developed and commercial software tools

    - Results analysis and technical reports preparation

    Education and Training             

    November 2016 – October 2019

    Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Space Engineering at Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy

    Curriculum: Space Structures and Robotics

    Thesis: Dynamics and control of robotic systems for on-orbit objects manipulation

    Thesis Advisor: Prof. Paolo Gasbarri

    Thesis Content: The thesis work focuses on the analysis of the different mission phases involved in autonomous on-orbit operations to be performed by space manipulator systems on a class of cooperative and non-cooperative target objects. Dynamics modeling and control design are carried out and numerical simulations are conducted.

    July 2018 – December 2018

    Graduate Research Trainee in the field of Space Robotics at Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada

    October 2011 – October 2016

    Master’s Degree in Space Engineering at “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy with the final grade of 110/110 cum laude.

    Curriculum: Launchers and Space Missions

    Thesis: Design of an impedance control of a multi-arm space manipulator for capturing a non-cooperative target

    Thesis Advisor: Prof. Paolo Gasbarri

    Thesis Content: The thesis work focuses on the development and numerical simulation of a space manipulator system and a target object dynamic model together with a suitable control strategy aimed at maintaining a stable contact between the manipulator endpoint(s) and the target object after the first contact has occurred.

    October 2007 – March 2011

    Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering at “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy with the final grade of 105/110.

    Thesis: One-dimensional models of Electro-Active Polymers

    Thesis Advisor: Prof. Paola Nardinocchi

    Thesis Content: The thesis work focuses on the development and numerical simulation of one-dimensional models of Electro-Active Polymers that take into consideration the characteristic multi-physics of these materials.

    Personal Skills                  

    Mother languages: ENGLISH, ITALIAN

    Organizational: 

    Good organizational and managing of consistent work loads with attention to work schedules skills, gained during university studies

    Good team-working skills gained in the frame of group projects developed during university studies 

    Excellent problem-solving skills and high autonomy and adaptivity in performing assigned tasks

    Computer: 

    Good command of Microsoft Office suite (word processor, spread sheet, presentation software)

    Good command of LaTeX suite

    Good command of Matlab and Simulink software gained during university studies

    Basic knowledge of Fortran programming language gained during university studies

    Good command of commercial advanced software for structural, multidisciplinary and multibody systems design and analysis (MSC Patran, MSC Nastran, MSC Adams, Adina, Comsol Multiphysics) gained during university studies    

    Additional Information                      

    Projects:                                

    Solaris: Preliminary system design of a satellite that exploits solar radiation pressure in order to control its attitude – “Sapienza” University of Rome, Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Master's Degree Course in Space Engineering (2012)

    Practice: 

    Structures experimental testing, experimental data collection, handling, processing and analysis at the Structures Experimental Laboratory, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Bachelor’s Degree Course in Aerospace Engineering (03/2010 – 05/2010)

    Review:                                  

    Peer reviewer for Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, IEEE Access, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Acta Astronautica


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