European Space Agency: European Space Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, the Netherlands (05/2002 – 05-2007)
Position: Communications Engineer.

Involved in the following projects:

DVB-RCS Hub for ESTEC (2006- 2007)

  • Evaluation of the proposals
  • Day to day operation of the hub
  • Deployment of a DVB-RCS network using ESTEC Hub
  • Management of the terminals belonging to the ESTEC DVB-RCS network.
  • Technical consultancy and assessment
  • Technical support for on the filed trials


S-DMB (Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcast) project (Ortigia) (09/2005- 05/2007)

  • Evaluation of the proposal
  • Schedule of meetings and milestones
  • Organization of meetings and teleconference to follow the development of the project.
  • Technical consultancy and assessment
  • Technical support for on the filed trials
  • Proposal of ideas for improvement
  • Transmission of multimedia content to mobile users via satellite using the ESA S-UMTS test bed. During the project was done the assessment of the best waveform. The trade off was done among OFDM and CDMA


S-UMTS Test bed (01/2004-05/2007)
Development of a hardware based test bed to validate the S-UMTS concept (transmission of voice and data to mobile terminals via satellite in the forward and the return channels). It includes the development of W-CDMA modulators/demodulators, a complete channel simulator + satellite constellation simulator, an upper-layer FEC for reliable multicast audio, video and data transmission.