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Paolo Bellutta
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Biography (more>>)
Member of the Mars Science Laboratory landing site selection team where I developed a novel method to assess rover traversability on the Martian Surface, allowing the project to select a landing site where all science targets could be reached within the vehicle capabilities and mission success criteria.

Member of IST and SRET teams of the Mars Exploration Rover mission as Rover Planner where I am responsible for the mobility and IDD sequencing for the MER rovers. I was the Team Lead for ingress, egress, and operations inside Victoria Crater. I am also responsible for the evaluation and analisys of the daily Mobility IDD data as returned by the MER rovers.

Engineering lead for the avionics and flight software for ST9 suborbital flight, High Altitude Parachute Flight Test for MSL, and vision systems for other (DARPA funded) tasks.

Education (more>>)
'87-'90:Universita' degli Studi di Milano (CS)
'76-'81:Libera Universita' degli Studi di Trento (Physics)
'72-'76:Liceo Scientifico A. Rosmini

at JPL:
'05:The JPL Cognizant Engineer
'04:Introduction to Flight Science Instruments
'04:Space Systems I
'04:Introduction to Space Mission Operations
'01:Red Hat Linux Network and Security Administration
'01:Introduction to Vx Works
'01:Fundamentals of Orbital and Launch Mechanics

'91:First Certificate in English
'86:Apollo SystemAdministration.

Professional Experience (more>>)
Image Processing: image transforms, image enhancement, color calibration, edge detection, segmentation, texture analysis, image compression, convolution/filtering, real time image processing/vision.

Vision: feature extraction/analysis, image understanding, classification, stereo, robot navigation, color, medical imaging

Analysis: Univariate and multivariate statistical analysis, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms

Development environment: mostly C under Unix/Linux/VxWorks

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