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     Date Submitted:27-06-2020
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    Job information
     Current job:Postdoctoral researcher working on orbit determination and satellite gravimetry
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsAstrodynamics, Spacecraft flight dynamics, Trajectory optimization, Orbit determination, Satellite gravimetry, planetary geodesy, Laser altimetry systems, Spacecraft system engineer, AOCS engineer, Strong programming skills in MATLAB and Fortran, Linux sc
    CV

    Scientific skills:

    Strong skills in classical orbital dynamics (+GR corrections)

    Precise orbit determination and satellite gravimetry

    Spacecraft trajectory design and optimization

    Space borne laser altimetry systems  

    Planetary dynamics

    Spacecraft system engineering

    Spacecraft attitude dynamics and control

    Aerodynamics, thermodynamics

    Mathematical skills

     

    Programming/software skills

    Strong programming skills in MATLAB and Fortran

    Programming in Python and C#

    Linux scripting language

    Optimization algorithms (GA and PSO)

    Machine learning and deep learning

    Strong skills in modelling of the dynamical systems

     

    Education and Training

    University of Bern

    Bern, Switzerland, [Jan 2016] - [Jan 2020]

    PhD of science in Physics with special qualifications in Astronomy

    Thesis: “BepiColombo Laser Altimeter (BELA) performance evaluation:

    from laboratory tests to simulations of flight observations

    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nicolas Thomas

    Co-advisors: Dr. Stefano Bertone, Dr. Daniel Arnold

    PhD defense: 31.1.2020

     

    Workshop on Machine learning

    Geneva, Switzerland, [Feb. 2018]

    Supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques

     

    SDSM 2017

    San Martino al Cimino, Italy, [Sep. 2017]

    Satellite dynamics and space missions: Theory and applications of Celestial Mechanics

     

    SPICE training workshop

    Madrid, Spain [Sep. 2016]

    SPICE-based applications supporting space science research

    Presented by Naif, NASA, Hosted by ESA Madrid

     

    Bernese GNSS Software workshop

    Bern, Switzerland, [Aug. 2015]

    Bernese: Precise orbit determination software for Earth and planetary missions.

    Presented by the Astronomy institute of the University of Bern

     

    K. N. Toosi University of technology

    Tehran, Iran, [Oct. 2007] - [Sep. 2010]

    Master of Science in space engineering

    M.Sc. thesis: Trajectory design and optimization to

     

    IAU University, Science and Researches branch

    Tehran, Iran, [Oct. 2003] - [Sep. 2007]

    Bachelor of Science: Aerospace engineering

    B. Sc. thesis: Modeling the trajectory of spacecraft in 3 body problem

     

    Working experience

    University of Bern

    Bern, Switzerland, [Feb. 2020] - [now]

    Postdoctoral researcher

    Working on orbit determination of MPO and Mercury gravimetry using Bernese GNSS software

     

    Space research laboratory, K.N. Toosi University

    Tehran, Iran, [Dec 2010] - [Sep. 2014]

    Tasks: Attitude and orbit specialist for remote sensing and communication

    Satellites

     

    Teaching activities

    Assistante in “Physik Praktikum”, University of Bern

    Bern, Switzerland, [2017] - [2020]

     

    Teaching Astronomy to high school students (2020-2013)

    Tehran, Iran, [2010] - [2014]

     

    Contribution to conference organizations

    Co-conveners of “Open Session on Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus as terrestrial planets systems”, European Geosciences Union (EGU) general assembly, 2020

     

    Publications:

    HosseiniArani, A., Bertone, S., Arnold, D., Stark, A., Hussmann, H., Beck, T., Herny, C., Pommerol, A., Jäggi, A., Thomas, N., (in press) “Comprehensive in-orbit performance evaluation of BepiColombo Laser Altimeter (BELA)”, Planetary and Space Science journal, March, 2020

    HosseiniArani, A., Bertone, S., Arnold, D., Jäggi, A., Thomas, N., “Doppler orbit determination of Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and Mercury gravimetry using Bernese software”, Manuscript in preparation

    HosseiniArani, A., Bertone, S., Arnold, D., Jäggi, A., Thomas, N., “An independent solution for the precise orbit determination of Mercury planetary orbiter (MPO)”, EGU Meeting Abstracts Apr. 2020

    HosseiniArani, A., Jan, 2020. BepiColombo laser altimeter (BELA)performance evaluation: from laboratory tests to simulations of flight observations. Published Ph.D. thesis.

    HosseiniArani, A., Bertone, S., Arnold, D., Beck, T., Herny, C., Pommerol, A., Jäggi, A., Thomas, N., “In-orbit performance evaluation of BepiColombo Laser Altimeter (BELA)”, EPSC-DPS Meeting Abstracts Sep. 2019

    HosseiniArani, A., Bertone, S., Arnold, D., Jäggi, A., Thomas, N., “Simulation of MPO orbit reconstruction using Doppler observations and comparison with laser altimetry observations”, EPSC Meeting Abstracts Sep. 2018

    HosseiniArani, A., Bertone, S., Arnold, D., Jäggi, A., Thomas, N., “Simulation of MPO orbit reconstruction using Doppler observations and comparison with laser altimetry observations”, EPSC Meeting Abstracts Sep. 2018

    HosseiniArani, A., Bertone, S., Jäggi, A., Thomas, N., “Improved modelling of BELA altimetry observation for MPO orbit reconstruction”, EGU Meeting Abstracts Apr. 2018

    Bertone, S., Jäggi, A., Arnold, D., Girardin, V., HosseiniArani, A.; Desprats, W., Inamdar, J. (2017) “An overview on Bernese projects in planetary geodesy and deep-space orbit determination”, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts Dec 2017

    HosseiniArani, A., Bertone, S., “MPO relative orbit error modelling using the Bernese GNSS software” a technical report for Germany Aerospace center (DLR) Berlin, 2017

    HosseiniArani, A., Bertone, S., Jäggi, A., Thomas, N.,“BepiColombo Laser Altimeter (BELA) contributions to MPO orbit improvement towards a better determination of Mercury geophysical parameters”, EPSC Meeting Abstracts Sep. 2017

    Bertone, S. and Arnold, D. and Jäggi, A. and HosseiniArani, A. (2016) “Bernese developments in planetary geodesy: a GRAIL Moon gravity field and tidal solution and an outlook on current projects”, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts Dec 2016

    HosseiniArani, A., “Astronomy for talented students (high-school level)“, Tizhooshan publications, 2012, Iran

     

    Awards

    I have been awarded a certification from ESA science directorate in recognition of the outstanding contribution made to the BepiColombo mission, Dec. 2019

     


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