CV: Electrical System Engineer


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 Date Submitted:10-11-2015
 Last Modified:11-11-2015 (07:43)
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 Current job:Electrical System Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsElectrical Power System Design and AIV, Avionic Design and AIV
Personal Infos
· Nationality: Italian
· Date and place of birth: 01-04-1970 to St. Gavino Monreale (CA)
EDP skills
Operative systems and Development environments
·UNIX for Digital and Sun WS (like Solaris)
Engineering Software Application
· Mathlab 2008, AutoCAD, MS Office
Special Automotive Application
· Control Desk 4.0 and Motion Desk 1.0 (Dspace 4.0), CAN bus analyser
Special Aerospace Application
· Aerospace Application software: Open Center 3.3 (Central Checkout Sw), CGS
5.1.1 (Columbus Ground System), MOIS, SCOS 2k, CCS GFOC 3.1 (Central
Checkout Sw Application).
Electrical Engineering Application
· PSICE, ABB Tool,
Programming Languages
· C: advanced;C++: intermediate;VBasic;Java2; ADA.
· Application software and programming languages to develop embedded software devoted for the
functional integration of complex system in aerospace field:
o Elisa: advanced;UCL: advanced. SPARK.
Aerospace Industry Standards
· ECSS-E-10-02A/03A, ECSS-E-20A/30-6A/40A/60A, ECSS-Q-30/60-02A.
Standard Data communication Bus
MIL-1553-STD B, RS422/232/485, CAN BUS, MACS BUS
Post Graduated Courses
· IMA project management by ALTRAN - 2008
· Rules of the Electrical Market and user connection to the electrical network by Politechnic of Turin – 2012
· German Language by Berliz Institute – 2013
Language skills
· Italian mother tongue
· English: fluent spoken and written
· French: fair spoken and poor written
· Russian: poor spoken and poor written
Job experiences
· From 07.01.2014 up to present Electrical System Engineer contractor for the
prime industrial contractor of Solar Orbiter Project.
o Engineering support for the System CRD .and for EPS equipment reviews
as TRB, DRB,, TRR and PTRs.
o Author of EPS design, EPS power budgets and performance and voltage
drop analysis and electrical test requirement specification documents of
EPS equipment.
o Engineering support to the system requirement verification matrix
development and requirement flow down;
o Engineering support to the technical management of EPS equipment
suppliers by attending Design and Manufacturing Review meeting, as well
as PM and weekly meeting.
o Engineering Support to review EPS supplier RfDs by providing
engineering assessment notes.
o Engineering support for the EPS equipments AIT qualification at system
level. Analysis and Review of test results, author of assessment test
report. Traubleshooting of NCRs.
· From 15-05-2012 up to 31.12.2013 System AIT Engineer consultant for the
AIT department of Space Industry in the frame of GALILEO project with
following task:
o Engineering support to configure and set-up on-board HW equipments for
AOCS functional verification, dedicated to platform functional testing on
flight satellite.
o Conducting and leading electrical interface qualification of the satellite
o Responsible for Ground support equipments configuration and
management of avionic simulators;
o Acknowledgement of SCOS2000 Operational user, following a training
course at Therma premises.
o NCR troubleshooting engineering activity and management on NCTS,
contribution to the engineering assessment.
· From 1-03-2011 up to 1-03-2012 Avionic Engineer consultant for the AIT
department ELV (Avio Group/ASI Company’s) in the frame of VEGA luncher
project with following task:
o Support to the final electrical integration of the equipments of the luncher
and the functional acceptance verification.
o Responsible for the electrical safety of the electrical integration activities
performed by Altran employs at the VEGA luncher pad in the Centre
Spatial Guyanese.
o Supporting the qualification of the Lunch Operations, at the control bench
Lunch Pad, for the loading of the propulsion system of the fourth stage of
the Luncher.
o Design & Development of Matlab scripts for the End-to-end ground
segment - luncher TLM post-analysis from ground and on-board avionic
sensors and actuators equipments.
o Conducting Power Qualification Test Campaign of VEGA launcher on the
Avionic Qualification Model at Colleferro premises. It was concerning
measurements of end to end Pyro lines activation, Power current
protection, voltage transient on main power buses and command timing
delay verification and battery discharge mission performance.
o Supporting relevant TRR PTR and MRB by providing result analysis of the
measurements performed.
o NCR regression measurement on pyro separation function of the luncher
stages separation subsystem.
o Electrical measurements with Multi-channel Oscilloscope,by internal or
external triggers signals (Agilent Infiniium MSO), Digital Multimeters
Agilent, Fluke portable multimeters, Agilent Milli-ohmeter, ATEX
multimeters Ex ia, Mega-Ohmeter for isolation vetifications, ISO-TECH
Power Supplies, ARITZU VMA.
o Ground to on-board units electrical I/F verification by injection of
stimulation signals.
o Configuration Setting and electrical I/Fs verifications of Avionic SCOEs as
Avionics Simulator and Power Simulator.
o Configuration setting of Power supplies of EPS SCOEs for Avionic
electrical and functional verification (Current and Voltages levels, Over
Voltage Protection and Over current protection).
o Usage of Laboratory (as ISO-Tech i.e.) power supplies for unit power I/Fs
testing and for Harness loops verification.
o Development of Electrical AIT procedures for Power subsystem.
o Power Verifications: Isolation and bonding, Power steady verification and
In-Rush current.
· From 1-12-2010 till 1-03-2011 Software Engineer for Altran as Selex Galileo
supplier to design a Flight Embedded Software with following task:
o SPARK examiner analysis of ADA avionic I/Fs flight software packages,
already qualified, and in order to evaluate its grade of compliancy with
safety critical standards. The task required to improve the product under
analysis by adding suitable SPARK core annotations prior to perform the
analysis, on specification modules, aimed to allow the examination on
overloading, scope and visibility rules for: Global Variables, and Subpackages
dependency relation.
· From 1-08-2008 to 1-10-2010 Avionic Engineer for Avionic and Operation
engineering department of Thales with following task:
EXPERT main tasks
System Engineering Tasks:
o Technical monitoring of Suppliers of Avionic Equipment: OBDH, EPS,
Launcher and discent I/F, Gyros.
o Technical monitoring and development of trade of analysis for equipment
as Virtual Memory and Gyro and Discent S/S Electrical I/F.
o Author of SOW for Avionic Equipments;
o System Requirement Design Review for Electrical topics of:
Avionic System, Landing System. System Requirements flow down to the
s/s and equipment.
o Managing of technical meeting (CDRs, KIPs, MIPs, TRBs) with both
Costumer and Suppliers: ESA, EPS, DH, launcher suppliers.
o Development technical parts of Contract Change Notes toward the
o Technical Management of Critical Design Review of Avionic Equipments.
o Avionic System Design progress reports to CDRs.
Avionic Engineer Tasks:
o Development of: Avionic Design Report, System Electrical ICD, Launcher
to Payload Electrical ICD, Payloads ICD, System Electrical Test
Specification ( ECSS-E-10-02AVerification, ECSS-E-10-03ATesting, milstd-
883, ESCC_wires_Cables Spec_18_3901018, SSP30425_RevB,
SCC_3401_056, ECSS-E-ST-20C, ECSS-E-ST-50, ecss-q-20-10A,
ECSS-E-20A: General, power; ECSS-E-20B: General and Electric
o Development and Maintenance of System Power, Data and Measurement
Errors Budgets;
o Specification of interfaces requirement for OBSW supplier. (ECSS-E-40A);
o Requirement specification for Avionic Equipment.
o Acting as focal point for most of avionic issues at system level.
o Engineering Analysis at System Level on:
o Accuracy of Analogue measurement acquisition from sensors;
o Voltage Drop on power line;
o Power Transient related to avionic equipment cascade and
landing system activation (pyrotechnics) made by modeling the
serial of electrical impedances with Matlab simulink and
o Kip and Mip of Avionic Equipment as EPS and VMU.
o Reviewer CDR AIT unit documents as AIT Plan and procedures of avionic
units (EPS, Memory, Data Handling). Review Avionic unit test reports
o Power Subsystem electrical I/Fs Design review.
MSP main tasks
This is part of In-Orbit-T service provided, in the frame of ISS to Columbus
Payloads Containers such as FSL, EDR.
Avionic Engineering Tasks:
o Power Transient Analysis of upgrade of the on board data storage HW
o Technical notes and Analysis report development.
System Engineering Tasks:
o Part in International Review Board meetings for customer proposal
o Design Requirement Specification for electrical interface aspects.
o EXPERT - European eXPEriment RE-entry Testbad’ phases B/C/D;
o Fluid Scientific Laboratory - Columbus ‘Manned Space Program Industrial
Operator Team’: at Turin (Italy).
· From 15-10-2004 to 31-07-2008 Avionic Drag-Free Attitude Control System
AIV- AIT Engineer for AIT-AIV department of Thales in Turin with following
GOCE Satellite main tasks:
o Management Engineer Board Meeting with Customer and Supplier to assess:
the planning of test activity, the test documentation and the test results.
o Conducting Verification and Test Review Board meeting with project costumer
on based on the analysis results.
o Design of Test Specification document at system level for the client
requirements verification focusing on Guidance Navigation and Control
o Assessment of Supplier Changes Request
o Development of Verification Reports document of the system test results.
o Development and assessment of NCRs with anomalies identification and
analysis. Most of these tasks have been carried out by Matlab scripts
designed to perform avionic data post analysis.
o Design and Development of the configuration layout for the signals link (data
flow and synchronization signals) between ground equipments and on-board
vehicle through its ground I/Fs.
o Technical Management of the Avionic Simulator acceptance and following two
years of continuous maintenance as: updating of several models used as
source of stimuli for the S/C ground I/F and synchronization mechanism with
on-board processes.
o Assembly and Integration Manager deputy, following the supplier activities
and daily reporting to the project management the results according with
schedule effectiveness.
o Design and Development of Flight Operation Procedure using MOIS tool and
APs with UCL coding language.
o Conducting and operate system functional and environmental test validation
campaign using CGS as check out system
o AOCS units I/Fs testing as Sun and Earth sensors, star trackers, Magnetotorquers,
GPS receiver as platform preliminary integration campaign.
o Functional I/Fs Verifications (as: redundancy, maintenance configurations,
measurement, actuation and data communication).
o Physical I/Fs Verification (as actuation and sensors accuracy, physical ground
measurement, polarity).
o Ground to board units electrical I/F qualification by injection of stimulation
o Configuration Setting and electrical I/Fs verifications of Avionic SCOEs as
Dynamic simulators (RTS), Sun Simulators, GPS simulators, and gradiometer
(Payload) simulators,
o Configuration setting of Power supplies of EPS SCOEs for AOCS functional
verification (Current and Voltages levels, OVP and OCP).
o Development of procedures for System AIT and for environmental test
campaign as Thermal Vacum as closed loop and missions verification.
o Development of System Test Specification for closed loop tests.
o Development of functional AIT Procedure for AOCS units qualification and
acceptance verification as OL subsystem verification, units functional
verification, polarity verification AOCS (Attitude and Orbit control including
propulsion cold thrust subsystem) Subsystem Testing.
o Conducting AOCS subsystem functional and system verification by closed
loop and mission testing.
o System Environmental and final acceptance AIT campaign.
VENUS and MARS Express main Tasks
o Design and coding of Elisa scripts to operate automatically the AOCS units for
the environmental system test campaign. (Sign-Vibration, Acoustic, TBTV,
o Development of user manual document to operate AOCS units.
o Analysis verification of sensor and actuators performance during the whole
test campaign and STR SW patch uploading with new stars catalogues and
NCR troubleshooting.
o Perform final verification of fuel system in Lunch Facility before and after tanks
loading and to edit and maintenance of embedded code to perform final
checks and to load on avionic embedded software flight patches during launch
o Design and develop AOCS branches of system test procedure.
o Same tasks already carried out during previous experience like AOCS AIV
Test Engineer exposed hereafter with particular emphasis on: Test and
electrical measurements of RWs actuators and Star Trackers and Inertial
Measurement Units sensors and mission test.
Project ‘GOCE’ for C/D and E phases location:
o At EADS/Astrium GmbH (Germany), for 12 months, to Immenstaad (D):
functional test on the EM model (Test Bench) of the scientific satellite ‘GOCE’.
o At Thales Alenia Space premises in Turin, for 7 month for the functional test
campaign at system level on flight model
o At ESA/ESTEC (Netherlands), for eight months during environmental test
campaign and remaining functional test completion
Project ‘Venus Express’ for C/D and E phases location:
o At EADS/Astrium Sas (French), for eleven months, to Toulouse (F): functional
test on the FM model of the scientific satellite ‘Venus Express’.
o At Starsem premises of Baikonur (Kazakstan), for three months during lunch
· 15-03-2004÷01-10-2004. like EGSE Engineer for AIT-AIV department of
Alenia Spazio Turin to operate the avionic simulator of the spacecraft
“Automated Transfer Vehicle” with the following tasks:
o Development of UCL code scripts. CGS 5.1 (Columbus Ground Sw) sw
environment was used for development, maintenance, for real-time test
execution and data analysis and report.
o Troubleshooting activity when not conformance was found: off-line traffic data
analysis of MIL-STD 1553 BUS;
o Special Application Sw development for automatic set up and commanding of:
1553 MILBus Simulator, Power Front-End Equipment;
o Administration task concerning preparation, maintenance, storing and back up
of test session data using CGS services and utilities (IMDB, FA);
The experience in the carrying out of the aforesaid assignments is matured
within the project ‘Automated Transfer Vehicle: Jules Verne’:
o at the KIS Laboratories of RSC-Energia, for seven month, to Moscow (RF):
functional test 4A4C on the flight and spare models of the RECS subsystem of
ICC part.
· 01-07-2003 ÷ 01-03-2004 Working for FIAT Research Centre in Turin, like
Software System Engineer with the tasks following described:
o Algorithm design and programming of the models of outside and inside of
vehicle’s sensor and the environment (road) constraints, using Simulink
standard and user-defined blocks by S-function in C-MEX code.
o Design and develop of the simulator environment software by the Matlab’s
graphic functions.
o Finite-State-Machine design and programming using Stateflow tool in order to
include control logic strategy in a Simulink Model.
Project ‘Amica’: automatic guidance functions for a vehicles’ platoon.
o A simulator environment was carried out in order to test the control algorithm
performance on dynamic behavior of system model. A model has been
designed to study environment constraints and to simulate a platoon of three
vehicles with automatic guidance functions.
o Platoon control techniques were applied to control longitudinal dynamic of
vehicles using inside sensor measurements (laser, gyros and
accelerometers). The lateral dynamic of vehicles was independently controlled
by outside sensor measurements (transponders along the vehicle’s path).
These were used to get an error signal for the feedback controller and as a
preview signal concerning the desires trajectory used for the feedfoward
· 01-04-2001÷15-06-2003 like AOCS Test Engineer for AIT-AIV avionic
department of Alenia Spazio Turin with the tasks following described.
o Design and Development automatic procedure document for the functional
test on AOCMS subsystem: SADM, Antenna Motors, IMUs, RACS.
o Design, programming, coding, debugging and maintenance of automatic test
scripts code by Elisa language (a dedicated C++ pre-compiler) for AOCS
functional test purposes and system test.
o Open Center was used like environment of SW development, maintenance,
for real-time test execution.
o Conducting AOCS CL and OL Tests, for both EQM and PFM models.
o design and programming scripts for on-line TM analysis and archiving related
to the main expected events, (State transition, FDIR monitoring and unit
o Development of test report for analysis of the results and troubleshooting
activity was performed discussing with AOCS SW designer when not
conformance was found.
o Perform of unit electric integration tests of subsystem AOCS.
o Support to ESOC, for AOCS operation, during remote System Verification
Test on both EQM and PFM spacecraft, by monitoring TM parameter in order
to overcome any troubles due to the S/C current configuration constraints or
dynamic simulation setup.
The experience in the carrying out of the aforesaid assignments is matured
within the followings projects.
Project ‘Rosetta’ for the phases C/D and E/F:
o at Thales Alenia Space in Turin: functional test on the Qualification and Flight
models of ‘Rosetta’ satellite;
o at the Laboratories ESTEC-ESA, in Noordwijk (NL): test of environmental
compatibility on the Flight satellite model.
o at the CSG, to Kourou (Guyana Fr.): lunchment campaign.
Project ‘Mars Express’ for D/E phases:
o near Astrium-France to Tolosa (F): functional and of environmental
compatibility verifications on the model of flight of the satellite ‘Mars Express’.
· 01-10-2000÷01-01-2001. Teacher in technical Institute of for the subjects of
Mathematics, Electronics, Electro-technical and Electro-technical lab.
· Other periodic activities:
◊ Design and installation of electricity energy distribution plants for residential and commercial users.
· Italian Engineer Patented for Design Electrical Plants. The 16th September 2000 and mark 116/140
· Master Degree on Electrical Engineering - Mark 105/110 at State University of Cagliari, Italy
Thesis title: A new method for the coordinated dispatching of a power system
Supervisors: Prof. F. Pilo and PhD. Eng. G. Celli
· 07-1999÷07-2000: work carried out within the collaboration between Electrical department and CESI S.p.A.
· The following activities have been developed:
o the design & development of an algorithm of based calculation on the
zero-order methodology of numerical optimisation of
“multidimensional dynamic programming” applied to a model of power
o The implementation of the algorithm of optimisation and dates
management of calculation was developed with a program in C
language and MS Visual C++ environment.
o It was particularly oriented to solve dispatching services of a power
system with big number of distributed resources including renewable
· Professional improving in actual and, eventually, in different fields.
· Opportunities of integration of professional and University skills.
· Willing to travel (business trips).
· I have been member in the Association Electro technical Italian (AEIT) since
June 2000
· Member of the Turin Album of Professional Engineers since 2009 M11510R.
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