CV: Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer



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 Date Submitted:20-02-2013
 Last Modified:31-07-2015 (08:48)
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 Current job:Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
 KeywordsMatlab/Simulink, C++, Reaction Control System, Hydrazine Thrusters, Simulation Model, C, GMAT, Guidance Navigation and Control for Space Vehicle


From November  2013

EDL/GNC Engineer for Thales Alenia Space Italy


Thales Alenia Space, Torino(TO) , Italy


▪  Responsible of Guidance Navigation and Control design and analysis for the Entry Descent and Landing Mission phase  of the Descent Module for the Exomars 2018 project:


▫  Design of the GNC global architecture in collaboration with Russian Team:

▫   Validation of the GNC algorithms through the End to End Simulator

▫   Implementation and validation of the RCS performance model for the Descent Module

▫  Develop of the GNC On Board Software for what concern main requirement and technical aspect of the system

▪  Support to the reviews of the project (System Requirement Review and System Preliminary Design Review) through the development of  GNC technical documentation:

▫  Error Budget

▫  Design Report

▫  Budget Report

▫  Requirement Specification

▫  Software Technical Specification

▪  Support to the Procurement of the GNC Sensor and Actuators of the Descent Module:

▫  Inertial Measurement Unit

▫   Radar Doppler Altimeter

▫  Reaction Control System

Participation at the 9th International ESA Conference on Guidance Navigation and Control Systems with the publication of the paper: “Travelling to and Landing on Mars Carrying the ExoMars2018 Rover”


April  2013-November 2013

Internship at Thales Alenia Space Italy


Thales Alenia Space, Torino(TO) , Italy


▪  Development of control algorithms, in C or Matlab/Simulink environment, for the End-to-End Simulator for the EXOMARS 2018 mission analysis:

 ▫ Support to System Requirement Review on control algorithms design:

  ▫ Assessment of  parachute deployment algorithms

▫  Definition of powered descent algorithms requirements

▪  Analysis of Entry, Descent and Landing phase of EXOMARS 2018 mission:

                   ▫End-to-End EXOMARS 2016 simulator adaptation  to EXOMARS 2018 scenario

June  2012-December 2012







Trainee at Italian Aerospace Research Center (CIRA)


Italian Aerospace Research Center, Capua(CE) , Italy


▪  Development and  implementation in Matlab/Simulink environment  a simulation model  of the Reaction Control System (RCS) installed on-board an Unmanned Space Vehicle (USV) which should perform an atmosphere re-entry mission.

▪  Analysis of the behaviour of RCS characteristics through the simulation model of the control system




September 2009-February 2010

Trainee at Department of  Aerospace Engineering  (DIAS)

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy

▪  Design and production of some special components for the laboratory test on amorphous carbon samples

▪  Evaluation of the behaviour of the amorphous carbon in inductors oven at high temperature







Master’s degree in Aerospace and Astronautic Engineer (vote 107/110)


Università degli studi di Napoli “Federico II”

Thesis: “ Control-Oriented Simulation Model for an Unmanned Space Vehicle: The FTB-X Reaction Control System”



Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineer (vote 103/110)


Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II

Thesis: “ Caratterizzazione di emissività del carbonio amorfo ad alte Temperature”


Scientific High school degree (vote 97/100)

Liceo Scientifico Statale “F. Silvestri







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Communication skills

Good communication skills gained  through  experience training where I worked with various company members. All this allowed  me to understand  how interact in the workplace. I improve my communications  skills thanks to the possibility in strictly collaboration with International Partners (Russian partners in principal but also French and English part) 

Organisational / managerial skills

▪  Teamwork     (During my work, I had opportunity to work in projects groups  where I faced various problems  quite well  in collaboration with other members of the group.)

▪  Experience in an International Environment ( Constantly I work with other partners of the EXOMARS2018 project like Russian Company (LAVOCHKIN) and  French Company ( AIRBUS DS).




Job-related skills

▪  ▪  Good command of issues  concerning control system  for spatial vehicle that should perform an atmospheric   re-entry mission and a Martian Entry Descent and Landing mission.

▪  Well Understanding of ESA  Normative (ECSS)

▪  Good Knowledge in:

§  Attitude and control dynamic of spatial vehicle

§  Simulation Model of RCS and of USV control system

§  Behaviour of  Hydrazine thrusters

§  Aerodynamic Analysis of a rotor’s performance

§  Hypersonic regime characterization and application

§  Aerodynamics of an airfoil, Aerodynamics of a light aircraft, numerical Analysis

§  Guidance, Navigation and Control for Space Vehicle

§  Accelerometers and Gyroscope

§  Radar Doppler Altimeter

§ Kalman Filter

Computer skills

Good ability to use the following struments:

▪  Matlab/Simulink

▪  Pdetool  of Matlab

▪  C,C++



▪  X-Foil

▪  Inkscape



Other skills

Participation in various Mathworks Workshop:

·         Control Design with Matlab and Simulink

·         C/C++ Code Generation with Matlab

·         C/C++ Code generation with Simulink and Embedded Coder

 ·    Matlab Expo 2014



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