CV: GNC senior project engineer


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 Date Submitted:04-02-2015
 Last Modified:04-02-2015 (01:50)
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 Current job:GNC senior project engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsFlight Simulators GNC Data Validation FDI FTC Control systems System Engineering

Personal Informations


Nationality:        Italian                   Date of Birth:    09-03-1984         Place of Birth: Messina

Driving License:                A2, B.   


Work Experience


1 January 2014 – current

GNC Project Engineer

Elecnor Deimos Space (Tres Cantos - MADRID)


S3 project: GNC engineer.

For the atmospheric flight phase (i.e. SOAR suborbital spaceplane flight):

- Responsible of the control system of the SOAR vehicle

- Control actuators needs estimation;

- Control algorithm development and tuning;

- Validation analysis

- FMEA preliminary analysis

- Technical documentation writing

For the exo-atmospheric flight phase (i.e. Upper Stage flight)

- FMEA preliminary analysis

- Technical documentation writing


Reconfigure project: GNC engineer, in support to flight simulation integration and FDI/FTC algorithms testing.


PERIGEO project: GNC engineer, test flight, data validation.



1 July 2009 – current

VEGA launcher System Engineer (Guidance, Navigation and Control)

AizoOn consultant in ELV SpA (Colleferro - ROME)


For the successful VEGA VV01 (February the 13th, 2012), LARES payload:

Stability analysis tools development;

Cross-comparison activities between EADS-Astrium stability analysis results and ELV  result, to  and validate internal tool;

Performance evaluation for launcher qualification first flight;

Data post-processing;


For the successful VEGA VV02 (May the 7th, 2013), Proba-V, VNRed-SAT and ESTcube payloads:

Tuning activity of the control system;

Synthesis and analysis tools development;

Stability analysisof upper stages of VEGA launcher

Support to Guidance and Navigation analysis;

Performance evaluation for VV02;

Data post-processing;

Cross-comparison between model and hardware;

Technical assessment on FPS requirement non compliances;

Technical documentation writing;


In the development of the Flight Program Software of the VEGA Launcher:

TVC and guidance test campaigns preparation and reports writing;

Follow-on of a subcontractor during the execution of the launcher performance assessment test campaigns;

Support to code inspection and debugging;

GNC reviewer of FPSA QR;


Further activities on development programs:

Tuning activity of the control system and and stability analysis of 3rd stage of LYRA launcher.

Preliminary analyses of controllability and stability of evolved configurations of future launchers (FLPP, VEGA-C, VEGA-E);

Flight simulator developmentfor orbital phase of flight, in Matlab-Simulink environment, through S-function C and analysis of results through data processing.

Tool development and maintainance;


10 April 2009 - 30 June 2009


“Sapienza”, University  of Rome and Selex Galileo Avionica (Ronchi dei Legionari - GO)

-Development of an Helicopter (Agusta A-109) flight simulator, in MATLAB-Simulink environment;

-Development of dedicated tool for linearization and stability analysis of the model;

-Modes and stability analysis.

September 2008 -  March 2009


“Sapienza”, University  of Rome and Selex Galileo Avionica (Ronchi dei Legionari - GO)

-Development, in MATLAB-Simulink environment, of a Discrete Time Flight Simulator of the F16 Fighting Falcon Aircraft;

-Development of dedicated tools for analysis;

-Stability analysis and implementation of the control system dedicated to ensure stability;

-Analysis of modes and flight qualities of the aircraft, according to the MIL rules.          


February 2006 -  March 2006


Edipower SpA (San Filippo del Mela – ME)

Analysis of ordinary activity, control and maintenance of the Thermoelectric central and its systems.                 





Education and Training

Year 2006/2007 – Year 2007/2008

Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering

 “Sapienza”, University of Rome

Obtained in data 17-03-2009 with final mark 108/110

Thesis:“Simulation model of a High Performances Aircraft” (Relator: Prof. Guido De Matteis).




Year 2002/2003 – Year2004/2005

Bachelor Degree in Aerospace Engineering

University of Palermo

Obtained in data 04-05-06 with final mark 106/110

Thesis: “Preliminar project of the Horizontal Tail for a Regional Transport Aircraft for 40 passengers”(Relator: Prof. Caterina Grillo).



September 1997 -  June 2002

LinguisticHigh Schooldegree

Liceo Scientifico E. Medi (Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto - ME)

Obtained in June 2002 with final mark 100/100               
















Mother Tongue


Very Good





Mother Tongue

Very Good






Mother Tongue

Very Good








Technical Skills


Advanced knowledge of MATLAB© software and Simulink package.

Average knowledge of C-C++ language.

High competence in the use of Microsoft OFFICETM (WordTM, PowerPointTM, ExcelTM, FrontPageTM), of all Microsoft OS. Obtained the ECDL.

Good knowledge of iOS.

Average knowledge of CAD tools (as Autocad)

Average knowledge of Computer Graphic softwares (as Adobe Photoshop).  

Good knowledge of LATEX language.



Other Skills (Personal, Organizational and Social)


July 2012: Acquisition of the Project Management certification (ISIPM-Base)

September 2009: Passed the government exam and licensed as a profession engineer.

Good propension at team-working , coordination ability for people and projects.

Good aptitude to relate with people of different languages and cultures.

Facility to learn software languages and foreign languages not yet known.


Hobbies and Further Interests


Travels, reading, photography, diving, cinema, art.

Ten years of attendance of a classical and modern dance school (with certificates from the “Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing”).


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