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Andrea Barbieri

Andrea Barbieri received a degree ("laurea") in electrical engineering in 1995 from the University of Padova, Italy.

Mr. Barbieri joined JPL in 1997. He served as lead system engineer for the UHF subsystem on the Mars Odyssey 2001 orbiter and the 2003 Mars Exploration rovers, and was the telecom system engineer for various deep space science projects. As a senior engineer in the JPL Communications Systems and Operations Group of the Flight Communications Systems Section, he became the telecommunications system engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory project in 2004.

Mr. Barbieri has been with Airbus Defence and Space in the United Kingdom since 2007. He was team leader for the payload validation of the first four Galileo navigation satellites, and he is currently test manager for telecommunications payloads.

Co-Author of Chapter 7 from Volume 13 of the Deep-Space Communications and Navigation Series:

Mars Exploration Rover Telecommunications

Co-Author of the following article of the DESCANSO Design & Performance Summary Series - Telecommunications: