CV: Spacecraft Controller



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 Date Submitted:02-11-2014
 Last Modified:07-04-2016 (04:48)
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 Current job:Spacecraft Controller
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:Satellite Operators
Working Experience
Jan 2015-Present Serco at Eumetsat, Darmstadt (DE)
Spacecraft Operations Controller for Eumetsat Polar System:
• Operate on a 24/7 shift basis the mission control system for the Low Earth
Orbit (LEO) satellites Metop A, Metop B, Jason-2 and support to NOAA 19;
• Monitoring and control of spacecrafts’ subsystems and instruments health
and activities;
• Monitoring and control of ground segment activities such as scientific data
reception, data processing and delivery to users;
• Application of contingency and emergency procedures to ensure spacecraft
safety and continuity of service to users;
• Support in testing and development of small systems and procedures;
Nov 2014-Dec 2014 TXT e-solutions at Alenia Aermacchi, Venegono Inferiore (IT)
Integration Specialist training for the M-346 military trainer aircraft simulators:
• On-site integration of software releases and updates at Cazaux Air Force Base
for Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) simulators, supported by Canedian
Aviation Electronics Inc. staff (CAE);
• On-site integration of software releases and updates at Lecce-Galatina Air
Base for Aeronautica Militare Italiana’s (AMI) simulators, supported by CAE;
• Support to engineers and pilots in Simulators Testing and Verification;
Mar 2014-Oct 2014 TXT e-solutions at Agusta Westland, Sesto Calende (IT)
In charge of the Human Machine Interface and Area Navigation Models for the
Flight Management System of the AW139’s Flight Simulator:
• Design and development of the control code in ADA environment for the
Multifunction Control Display Unit (MCDU);
• Pages layout design for the MCDU;
• Support in Testing, Verification and Validation;
• Support in design review documentation (SDD);
Support in re-hosting AW189’s flight simulator on a Windows based machine

Sept 2010-Dec 2013 Master Degree in Space Engineering
100/110 , Politecnico di Milano, Milano
Developed specific knowledge concerning space engineering issues: orbital mechanics, space propulsion, space system design, telecommunication systems, aeroservoelasticity, dynamics and control of structures and spacecraft attitude. Some subjects were studied in deep by means of numerical projects:
• Spacecraft attitude dynamics and control: development of the dynamic model, disturbances, sensors, actuators and control law in Simulink environment;
• Preliminary aeroelastic analysis of a Mars glider: modeling of the glider structure with Patran and aeroelastic analysis with Nastran;
• within Space System Design course: Feasibility study, and design of a space station orbiting in the proximity of the libration point in the Earth Moon system and design of a spaceship for NEA exploration. In charge of the modeling and numerical analysis of the thermal control system of both the space station and the spaceship in Simulink environment;
• thesis developed in the field of dynamics and control of structure: Locally resonant 1-D periodic structures: theory and application. Development of locally resonant 1-D periodic structures models for vibration and noise attenuation of the AW139’s gearbox mounting element in Matlab environment.
Sept 2007-Sept 2010 Bachelor Degree in Aerospace Engineering
98/110 , Politecnico di Milano, Milano
Developed general knowledge of aerospace engineering related issues
Sept 2002-July 2007 Liceo Scientifico ”Michelangelo”, Pontecorvo | Final Grade: 100/100

Abroad experiences and Certificates
Apr 2013- July 2013 Collaboration at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA,
United States
Research activity aimed to the thesis development
Nov 2012 MSC Nastran/Patran Base
Sept 2010 TOEIC
June 2007 FCE
Aug 2006 English course in London
Aug 2005 English course in Dublin

English: Fluent
Italian: Mothertongue

Computer Skills
Basic: C++, java, Linux
Intermediate: LATEX, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Nastran, Patran, Solid Edge, Ada
Advanced: Matlab, Simulink

Interests and Activities
Astrophysics, Science, Technolog

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