Lucia Casucci


Graduate Assistant

Atlanta, GA
Lucia Casucci

MS in Aerospace Engineering searching for a full time position. Motivated team player looking to contribute towards relevant projects demonstrating my educational background and training experience.

Atlanta, GA 30309

Graduate Research Assistant Aerospace System Design Laboratory Atlanta, GA
November 2015 to Present
Fleet Level Optimization (minimize energy use, length) in the city with the use of SUMO software. Creation of an algorithm to sample routes and a utility function calculator for dynamic route planning for a centralized cloud system. Vehicle Level Optimization modeled in ADVISOR with constrain from the Fleet Level model.

Graduate Assistant Aerospace System Design Laboratory Atlanta, GA
January 2015 to Present
Noticeable Projects:

Graduate Research Assistant Aerospace System Design Laboratory
May 2015 to December 2015
sponsored research project .May 2015-Current
Investigation of technologies to increase the range and efficiency of the Toyota Prius. Creation of a decision making tool (dashboard) capable of enabling the user selection of technologies, architectures, analysis scenarios. The solutions generated to a specific problem were ranked and compared. The thermal system was also modeled using Dymola for evaluating its performance.

Graduate Research Assistant JPL Europa Clipper
January 2015 to May 2015
Creation of a sizing tool in JMP and Matlab to evaluate the key parameters of an asteroid mission. The Monte Carlo simulation used to find the mission characteristics was obtained using the basic principles described in Space Mission Analysis Design, historical data, and physics.

payload system engineer JPL Europa Clipper
August 2014 to May 2015
sponsored research project ..August 2014-May 2015
Development of a symbolic model in Mathematica for the spacecraft subsystems of the JPL Europa Clipper Mission. As a payload system engineer, I modeled the six different payloads that will be carried on the spacecraft. The team work was ultimately integrated on SysML dashboard that enabled the user to evaluate power and data rate of the spacecraft.

Graduate Research Assistant Advanced Design Methods Project Atlanta, GA
August 2014 to December 2014
Applied design techniques in order to create a passenger aircraft that meets customer and regulatory requirements
• Utilized techniques such as Design of Experiments, Response Surface Regression and Pareto Analysis
• Modeled uncertainty in design metrics through Monte Carlo simulations performed in JMP
• Conducted a technology evaluation procedure by considering performance and economic metrics

Special problem (Thesis) – Atlanta, GA January 2016-May 2016
The topic will be concerned about the analysis and network optimization of the charging point for an electric vehicle. Predictive driving analysis will be involved too.

Undergraduate Assistant Aerospace System Design Laboratory
May 2013 to December 2014
Noticeable Projects:

Intern Thales -Alenia Space Toulouse (31)
May 2014 to August 2014
Intensive series of testing of a small telecommunications device which needed to be suitable for hardware and software development on a small LEO satellite. Simulink was mostly used for the simulations.


Undergraduate Research Assistant Hybrid Electric Propulsion Grand Challenge
August 2013 to May 2014
The goal of the project was the investigation of new alternative design architectures for a Boeing 747 airplane. The actual propulsion system was replaced with a new hybrid electric one and different options were tested by using an interactive matrix of alternatives associated to a JMP script. The final model was the one closest to meet the NASA N+3 goals (emissions and noise).

• Launch vehicle sizing
May 2013-August 2013
Implementation of a python code to calculate the mass of any subsystem of a launch vehicle. Soyuz was used as the example to validate the numerical results obtained.

Senior Design Project Design Project Atlanta, GA
August 2013 to May 2014
My role in the team was the spacecraft system engineer. I had to create and model the telecoms, controls, attitude, and navigation for a CubeSat Mars Mission using the NASA Mars 2022 opportunity launch window. I had to take care of the trajectory design as well, mostly using the software STK. A model of the CubeSat was built and presented to the Engineering Expo at Georgia Tech, and an official report was sent for evaluation to NASA

Bachelor of Science Aerospace Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
August 2012 to December 2014

certificate physics International High School of Florence
Firenze, Toscana
August 2006 to June 2011

Master of Science Aerospace Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA


Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Areas of Knowledge
• Thermodynamics and Compressible Flow
• Jet and Rocket Propulsion
• Low and High Speed Aerodynamics
• Advanced Flight Dynamics
• Structural Analysis and Aeroelasticity
• Statics and Deformable Bodies
• System Dynamics and Control System Design
• Advanced Design Methods
• Aircraft Systems Engineering Techniques
• Safety by Design Methods
• Sizing and Synthesis Methods
• Optimization

Business/Management Areas of Knowledge
• Macroeconomics
• Microeconomics
• Managing Resources of the Technological Firms
• Entrepreneurial Behavior

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
• 2-D CAD using AUTOCAD software
• 3-D CAD using Autodesk Inventor, Solid works, Pro-Engineer

Programming Skills
• C++
• Mathematica
• Dymola
• Simulink
• Microsoft Office

Experimental Methods and Measurement Techniques
• Strain Gage Force Balances
• Pitot and Static Pressure Probes for Velocity Measurement
• Wind-Tunnel Testing
• Thermocouple temperature measurement
• Flow Visualization

Linguistic skills
• English/ Italian /Latin (full professional proficiency)
• German (limited working proficiency)
• French and Spanish (elementary working proficiency)

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