Curriculum vitæ


Education

MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering Cranfield UniversityCranfield, UK
BSc in Aerospace Engineering ITASão José dos Campos, Brazil
Student Exchange Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, USA Visiting student at the High Pressure Laboratory — Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories complex.
BSc in Computer Engineering UFRGSPorto Alegre, Brazil

Work Experience

Embedded Software Engineer RacelogicBuckingham, UK I am responsible for developing firmware and related software for a pioneering automotive test system. It allows a huge level of customization by running tests written in a popular scripting language.
This system brings together the best of two worlds: all aspects of the test (test logic, user interface, data capture and processing, logging, comms) are fully scriptable, but it keeps the soft real-time capabilities of a 'normal' bare metal system.
GNC Intern DLR — Institute of Space SystemsBremen, Germany Internship in a satellite formation flying simulation lab. The vehicles used compressed air thrusters to move around the experiment area in 5 DoF (3 rotational, 2 translational).
  • Devised automated procedures for identifying key parameters in the platforms;
  • Developed a combined attitude and position real-time control system, giving the vehicles trajectory-following capability;
  • Built a simulation program which greatly sped up the control algorithm design process.
Design, implementation and testing both of the simulation and of the actual control system were performed using MATLAB (Simulink and Simulink Coder).
Researcher IAESão José dos Campos, Brazil R&D in attitude control systems for orbital launchers. Main responsibilities:
  • Embedded software development for inertial systems (C/C++);
  • Spacecraft dynamics studies;
  • Control algorithm design;
  • Simulation software design and implementation.
Hardware Analyst DatacomPorto Alegre, Brazil Telecom hardware development. Main activities:
  • Hardware design — selection of key components, evaluation of engineering samples, schematic capture and layout design supervision, design for UL/CE regulatory compliance;
  • Maintaining contact with suppliers of key components;
  • Development of testing scripts for production line automated verification.
Research Intern UFRGSPorto Alegre, Brazil Junior research position. I used metaheuristics to perform optimization on bus driver schedules (C++).
Algorithms & Programming teaching assistant UFRGSPorto Alegre, Brazil Assistance to students in programming tasks (C and PASCAL).
Research Intern UFRGSPorto Alegre, Brazil Junior research position. I worked on artificial intelligence in multiagent systems, with the objective of creating a workable team for the RoboCup football competition (C language).

Selected Academic Projects

Development of a combined attitude and position control for a satellite simulator DLR — Institute of Space SystemsBremen, Germany Master's thesis (see details in Work Experience section).
Laplace Orbit GeoSAR Feasibility Study Cranfield UniversityCranfield, UK Phase 0 study for an Earth Observation mission. Responsible for the Operations and Power Subsystem WPs.
Development of a Control Algorithm for the Micro-satellite Launcher Vehicle — VLM ITASão José dos Campos, Brazil Bachelor's thesis. Developed both the rocket's dynamic model and a suitable attitude controller; Designed a digital simulation for validation of the closed-loop system.
Project and Implementation of an Electronically Stabilized Aerial Robotic Platform UFRGSPorto Alegre, Brazil Bachelor's thesis. Designed and built a quadcopter and related 4DOF control system, including completely self-built hardware and software (TI TMS320 DSP programmed in C); Simulation and validation done in MATLAB/Simulink.

Papers and Publications

Development of a Control Algorithm for the Micro-satellite Launcher Vehicle — VLM CBA 2014Belo Horizonte, Brazil Published in congress proceedings.
Control Systems and Strategies Onboard of VLM-1 IAC 2013Beijing, China Abstract

Extracurricular Projects

Experimental and competitive rocketry ITA Rocket DesignSão José dos Campos, Brazil Team effort for designing rockets to be entered in student rocketry competitions. Designed, built, tested and operated the embedded electronic subsystems and ground equipment subsystem (communications, TM/TC, data logging).
Engineering for academic competitions ITA Rocket DesignSão José dos Campos, Brazil Team effort for designing an off-road car for student competitions. Designed, built and tested the embedded electronic subsystems (instrumentation, driver interface, data logging).

Honors and Awards Received

Physics department graduation honors ITASão José dos Campos, Brazil
Humanities department graduation honors ITASão José dos Campos, Brazil
Best project in category Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering CompetitionGreen River, USA Team award for best project in the basic category; responsible for electronic systems which represented substantial innovation over other teams' efforts.
Top 0.5% score, federal university admission exam UFRGSPorto Alegre, Brazil