Marco was born in Padova in 1988.
In 2010 he graduated at University of Padova in “Electronics Engineering” with a thesis about optical mirrors for the Metis instrument on board of the SOLO mission. He is currently attendingthe “Electronics Engineering” Master and working for the CyberRat project at the department of Anatomy and Human Physiology at University of Padova. He is currently joining in the foundation of a technology startup company.
Marco is the project manager of Arcade-R2 and is responsible for the design and implementation of the Electronic System.
Francesco was born in Rovereto in 1986 and obtained his bachelor degree at the University of Padova – “AerospaceEngineering” in 2008 with the thesis “Development of a Matlab code to simulate and visualize Earth orbits”. He then got the master degree in “Aerospace Engineering” with a thesis on picosats ADCS at the University of Padova. During the first year of his master program he was an exchange student at the University of California, Los Angeles – UCLA. Between 2011 and 2012 Francesco worked at University of Padova – CISAS, researching on a project entitled “Development of automatic capture systems for non-cooperative objects”. From January 2013 he will be a Ph.D. student at CISAS.
In the team Francesco is responsible for the Motion Control system. He also worked on the mechanical, environmental sensors and thermal control subsystems.
Andrea was born in Padova in 1988. After the high school he graduated in “Control Engineering” in 2010 at the University of Padova with the thesis “Design and implementation of a stepper motor driver”. He has just graduated in “Automation Engineering” with a thesis about “Receding Horizon Control of multiagent systems with competitive dynamics”. During the second semester of the last year of his master he was a visiting student at University of California, Riverside – UCR. Currently Andrea is a Ph.D. student at DEI – University of Padova – working on distributed optimization.
Andrea works on the SMAV Control system together with Francesco Branz and he is responsible of the software design and data handling.
Jacopo was born in Venice in 1981. He took his high school degree in Computer Science in 1999 and he is currently a Computer Science student at the University of Padova. He worked as mobile software developer and he is currently working as software and database developer for the Tide Signalling and Forecast Institute in Venice.
Jacopo is responsible for the Software system design and high-level implementation.
Lorenzo is a Ph.D. student at CISAS G. Colombo at the University of Padova. His research focuses on the design and development of
docking and capturing systems for small-size spacecraft. In 2010, during his Master degree, he participated to the ESA RX/BX
program with SCRAT experiment, working on the pneumatic circuit and the thermal design of the experiment. He received his Master
degree in 2011 with a thesis on the “Optimization of a Cold Gas Actuator”.
Lorenzo is responsible for the docking system
Francesco was born in Padova in 1986 and graduated at the University of Padova in “Aerospace Engineering” in 2008 with the thesis “Analysis and Simulation of Lunar Trajectories”. He obtained the Master degree in the same major in April 2011 with a thesis about navigation techniques for chasing orbital debris. He also attended the University of California, Irvine - UCI, during the whole year 2008/2009. Now he is a Ph.D. student at CISAS – University of Padova –working on technologies for a telecommunication constellation based on nanosatellites.
Francesco is responsible for the navigation subsystem; he also works on the environmental sensors and thermal control subsystems.
Livia was born in Rovigo in 1986. After high school, she obtained her bachelor degree in “Aerospace Engineering” in September 2008 with the thesis “Study of the ghost images of the Stereo Camera of SYMBIOSIS for the BepiColombo mission”. She graduated in “Aerospace Engineering” in July 2011 with the master thesis about de-orbiting manoeuvres of space debris using cooperative cubesats. She is now attending the PhD at CISAS – University of Padova – working on the study of possible scenarios for ADR mission and on the development of a debris capture mechanism.
She is also a musician and she graduated in flute at the Conservatory of Rovigo in 2007.
Livia is responsible for the test management and data analysis.
Fabio was born in Piove di Sacco in 1988. After the high school, he graduated in “Electronic Engineering” in 2010 with a thesis about Electromagnetic Compatibility. He has just obtained the master degree in “Electronic Engineering” with a thesis about reconfigurable antenna arrays.
Fabio is working on the Electronic System together with Marco and is responsible for the design and implementation of the Power System.
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UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT
Dr. ALESSANDRO FRANCESCONI
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Alessandro was born in Monselice – a nice town 25km south of Padova (Italy) – in 1986. He graduated in 2008 at the University of Padova with the experimental thesis “Dynamic response of a piezoelectric sensor to impulsive loads”. He studied for two quarters at the University of California, Irvine - UCI right after the graduation and he is currently enrolled in the last year of the master course in “Aerospace Engineering” at University of Padova.
Alessandro is the system engineer of the ARCADE experiment and he is in charge of the mechanical design as well as of the development of the docking mechanism. His master degree thesis is focused on the docking mechanism design and on the general design of the ARCADE bus.
Gabriele was born in Asiago, a little mountain town in 1986. After the high school he obtaineda bachelor in Astronomy in 2008 at the University of Padova with a thesis about hypervelocity impacts risk assessment on the Cosmo SkyMed satellite. He participated to the previous REXUS/BEXUS campaign with SCRAT Experiment on BEXUS 10 and he graduated in 2011 in Astronomy with the thesis: ‘Analysis of data retrieved by the SCRAT experiment during the 2010 ESA BEXUS 10 Campaign’.