Maria Alberica Saporetti 

Board Member

Maria Alberica Saporetti received her MSc degree in “Astronautic Engineering” cum laude from Sapienza Rome University (Italy) in 2008.                                          From 2010 to 2012 she worked as project engineer at “Deimos Engenharia”, Lisbon (Portugal) in “Mission Analysis”, “Guidance, Navigation and Control” and “Global Navigation Satellite System” units.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  From 2012 to 2021 she worked at “MICROWAVE VISION ITALY”, Rome (Italy), part of MICROWAVE VISION GROUP. At MVI she managed the R&D projects about electromagnetic software for measurement postprocessing, antenna diagnostic and electromagnetic propagation in complex environment. She has also been responsible for the management of several European Space Agency projects for MVI.                                                                                                                          She has been adjunct professor for the “Satellite and Space Missions” class at the University of Bologna.                                                                                                        Since October 2021 she works at the Italian Space Agency as technologist in the “Telecommunication and Navigation Unit”.

She is the coordinator of EurAAP Working Group on Antenna Measurements since 2018 (in 2021 she has started her second mandate). In June 2021 she has been elected Director in the EurAAP Board. She is also part of the EurAAP Working Group on Women on Antennas and Propagation.  At the EuCAP 2022 symposium she is Technical Program Committee co-chair.

She regularly participates at the EuCAP symposium and has contributed with papers on technical finding and research related to the EurAAP Intercomparison campaigns activities, techniques linking measurements and simulations, satellite antenna modelling and fast measurement methodologies and low frequency measurements for space antennas.  Other than regularly submitting papers to the annual EuCAP symposiums, she has authored many publications at EurAAP and IEEE supported conferences such as AMTA, APS, ICEAA, Metrology for aerospace. She has also co-authored book chapters on measurement post-processing and intercomparison campaigns.