Michele Fiorini

Michele Fiorini
Leonardo SpA · Engineering

MBA, PhD

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Introduction
Dr Michele Fiorini MBA, PhD, CEng, SMIEEE, FIET is a principal engineer with comprehensive engineering management experience supporting large scale international projects and global organizations. Leading cross-cultural teams, providing guidance, problem-solving attitude, educational mentoring and lean management continuous improvement. He is a Project Engineering Manager for Leonardo s.p.a. in Rome, Italy and Board member at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London, UK where he was the first non-UK member elected ever (Qualifications Board, 2005) and served as Chair of the IET Council (2017-'18). Dr Fiorini professional interests are on Systems Engineering, Security, Intelligent Transport Systems, e-Navigation, Engineering Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Additional affiliations
October 2017 - September 2018
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Position
  • Chair
Description
  • Council is the top-level consultative and advisory body of the IET, representing the views of the membership at large and offering advice to the Board of Trustees including monitoring the governance of the IET and promoting a culture of continuous improvement. Council will: * review and contribute to the IET’s Strategic and Corporate Plans; * review and note the IET’s Annual Report and Accounts; * provide an annual report to the Annual General meeting (AGM).
January 2002 - present
Finmeccanica
Position
  • Project Engineer Manager
January 2002 - present
SELEX Sistemi Integrati
Position
  • Senior Systems Engineer
Education
November 2014 - November 2016
Gdansk University of Technology
Field of study
  • Management
November 2002 - December 2006
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Field of study
  • Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications

Publications

Publications (39)
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The final workshop of the Italy-Croatia Interreg project GUTTA took place in Lecce, at the premises of the Fondazione CMCC, on May 4th, 2022. It reviewed the state of the art of maritime decarbonisation from multiple viewpoints: the regulatory institutions, the research and academia, the industry, and an advocacy organisation. It also provided a s...
Book
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Given the volumes of global ship traffic, solutions are needed to reduce waiting times, costs, energy consumption and emissions. This systematic reference on ICT solutions and digitalisation in the ports and shipping sector covers new and existing technologies, different types of digital systems, and offers illustrative examples and case studies. C...
Conference Paper
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9511735
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e-Navi Journal (International Journal of e-Navigation of Maritime Economy) e-ISSN: 2405-5352 Subjects: Navigation, Maritime Economy, Shipping, Transport Issue: Vol. 13, 31 Dec. 2019
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Emerging technology trends can seem both elusive and ephemeral but some become integral to business and IT strategies and form the backbone of tomorrow's business model and technology innovation. Companies (and Administrations) must examine the business impact of these trends and adjust business models and operations appropriately or risk losing co...
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Current maritime transportation and shipping is characterized by rapid technological developments effecting the basic concepts of operating ships and even changing traditional paradigms of controlling ships. The e-Navigation concept of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) specifically aims at more comprehensive and reliable support of the...
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This story is a case study to Chartered Engineer (CEng) professional registration within Engineering Council UK. Professional registration, as a Chartered Engineer in my case, is an internationally recognised landmark in any professional career; it shows competences achieved through a combination of academic qualification and industry or research e...
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Whether the vehicle is in the air, on the ground or on the sea the data command and control is the key aspect that brings all the transport related areas together in cyber security. The way we move people and goods around the globe is undergoing a radical change. The scope of potential attacks is set to increase significantly and the transport in...
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Maritime Spatial Planning has become an essential requirement in order to ensure and contribute to the protection of the marine environment. The challenge is to regulate economic interests by simultaneously ensuring appropriate levels of safety for the various off-shore activities in coastal and open sea areas like fish farming, establishing operat...
Technical Report
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Conference Review - 19th International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) conference taking place May 27 to June 2 in the Songdo ConvensiA Convention Center of Incheon, Republic of Korea.
Conference Paper
From the most complex military systems to coffee machines acceptance tests are always a crucial moment for the users (at various levels) and a milestone for the project managers. How to do it right? It is often the most essential part of the project management and securely the most effective in reducing (or increasing) both time and costs as well a...
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On 5th April, 2017 SECTOR Common Information Space has been officially presented during the final demonstration of the project. The SECTOR platform was demonstrated according to a scenario, in which different stakeholders could actually test the platform and have hands-on experience with it. The event featured a number of interesting presentations...
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The constant increase in marine traffic and the simultaneous growth of the demand for exploiting marine areas (e.g., installing offshore wind power plants) require an adequate planning strategy for managing high traffic volumes. Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) is the process of public development of an allocation plan for distributing, both spatial...
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The EU funded project DESTRIERO1 (a DEcision Support Tool for Reconstruction and recovery and for the IntEroperability of international Relief units in case Of complex crises situations, including CBRN contamination risks) covers the reconstruction and recovery phase after a disaster. It is delivering a platform prototype to collect information thr...
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The occurrence of large scale disasters calls out for a collaborative approach to crisis management, where multiple and heterogeneous organizations of first responders are deployed within the damaged area and must interact among each other in order to cooperate. Such an approach requires a suitable interoperable communication platform to exchange c...
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The use of radar based systems for vessel monitoring is not suitable in populated areas, due to the high electromagnetic emissions. As a result, a camera based vessel recognition system for application in the context of Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and Homeland Protection (HP) is proposed. This allows to enhance the surveillance function in popula...
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Automatic surveillance systems for the maritime domain are becoming more and more important due to a constant increase of naval traffic and to the simultaneous reduction of crews on decks. However, available technology still provides only a limited support to this kind of applications. In this paper, a modular system for intelligent maritime survei...
Patent
The invention concerns a maritime anti-piracy system, for the recognition of suspect watercrafts around one or more co-operating ships to be protected. The system includes a shore-based control system having one or more centers, geographically distributed, with shore sensors for detecting watercrafts surveillance data. The system also includes a ce...
Book
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This book provides an overview of current topics in intelligent and green transportation on land, sea and in flight, with contributions from an international team of leading experts. A wide range of chapters discuss: the importance of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); ICT for intelligent public transport systems; ITS and freight transport; energ...
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The main contribution of this chapter is to provide a data fusion (DF) scheme for combining in a unique view, radar and visual data. The experimental evaluation of the performance for the modules included in the framework has been carried out using publicly available data from the VOC dataset and the MarDT - Maritime Detection and Tracking (MarDT)...
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The historic decision in favour of Poland’s accession to the EU expressed by the society in the accession referendum on 7–8 June 2003 sets de facto the basis for the “Zautomatyzowanego Systemu Radarowego Nadzoru (ZSRN) polskich obszarów morskich / Automatic National System of Radar Control for Maritime Areas of Poland” realized by the Finmeccanica...
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The increasing request for safety, security and environment protection at local and national level reveal the deficiency of the traditional surveillance and control centers to satisfy the needs and requirements of modern border control systems for homeland protection where land border is expected to be monitored as well as the maritime one. This is...
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In this paper a framework for an airport ground traffic surveillance system based on visual information is presented. The framework is designed to improve state-of-the-art Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control Systems (A-SMGCS) adding an image processing module able to act as a “gap-filler” for airport zones that traditional systems fail t...
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Earth surface is covered for more than 2/3 by water with a spatial distribution of land to oceans and seas of about 1 to 1.5 in the Northern Hemisphere and 1 to 4 in the Southern Hemisphere. However the inhomogeneous spatial distribution of oceans have fascinated climatologist from a while this may not justify the nowadays rising for shrinking in o...
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The main lesson learnt from the installation of widely distributed VTS integrated systems, is the mandatory need to select from all the information existing at all the levels of the system, the essential parts to be distributed. A lot of information is available, well beyond the traffic data, and must be taken into account. Examples are: Sensitive...
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In this paper a framework for a camera based vessel recognition system is proposed. The framework is designed to enhance the functionalities of current Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) systems, by adding a visual dimension to VTS data and the classification of non-cooperative targets. Furthermore, the framework can be suitable for the vessel traffic m...
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Effects of Mutual Coupling of Radiating Antennas on an Adaptive Radar Detector In this paper, we address the adaptive detection/classification of signals in a homogenous interference environment. We refer to a radar system equipped with a phased array antenna and account for both the presence of mutual coupling between radiating antennas and a poss...
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In this paper an automatic maritime surveillance system is presented. Boat detection is performed by means of an Haar-like classifier in order to obtain robustness with respect to targets having very different size, reflections and wakes on the water surface, and apparently motionless boats anchored off the coast. Detection results are filtered ove...
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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the following definition of e-Navigation: “e-Navigation is the harmonized collection, integration, exchange, presentation and analysis of maritime information onboard and ashore by electronic means to enhance berth to berth navigation and related services, for safety and security at sea and prot...
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A Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is a maritime traffic monitoring system established by competent authorities. VTS systems use radars to keep track of vessel movements and to assure a safe navigation in the relevant area. For achieving their tasks, these radars must provide high spatial resolution assuring an accurate estimation of the vessel positio...
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Sidelobe blanking (SLB) devices are used in connection with the radar system to reduce the number of false alarms due to impulsive interference. This paper studies the impact of the mutual coupling between the primary and the secondary antenna on the probability of blanking a sidelobe jammer interference via an SLB device. Performance curves are pr...
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The paper describes the multi sensor tracking function developed by Alenia Marconi Systems (AMS) (Italy) for the combat management system (CMS) on the new anti-air-warfare (AAW) 'Horizon' frigates (an Italian/French cooperation programme). AMS has already implemented this function on Italian fast patrol boats and it is also implementing it on sever...

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SECTOR is an innovative venture, aiming to improve the crisis management schemes in multi-actor emergency responses. The management of crisis is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. The ever growing human, economic and environmental losses due to natural and man-made disasters evidence the need for a systematic approach to the management of crisis. A multi-disciplinary understanding and disaster risk management is required. In such situations, Collaborative Crisis Management (CCM) is usually coordinated by local authorities or dedicated civil protection organisations, supported by a variety of different national and international crisis management organisations, all acting relatively autonomously. The process is typically coordinated through periodic physical meetings of the involved organisations, in which information is shared about the situation, priorities are set and responsibilities allocated. Follow-up and execution of tasks is managed by each individual organisation, typically supported by a range of not interoperable information management tools, depending on the level of informatisation of the local or national crisis management systems. SECTOR aims at establishing the foundations of future Common CCM Information Spaces by expanding the European scientific knowledge base on (cross-border) multi-agency CCM processes and the complications these imply when aiming at setting-up and design cross-border supporting information Systems. http://www.fp7-sector.eu/
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Today more people than ever are threatened by disasters, with no regards if natural or man-made. Furthermore, CBRN contamination risks can occur as a consequence of these events. Regions affected are wider and wider and reconstruction and recovery operations are longer-lasting, costly and complex, especially when decontamination is necessary. DESTRIERO aims at developing a next generation post-crisis needs assessment tool for reconstruction and recovery planning, including structural damage assessment through advanced remote sensing enriched by in-field data collection by mobile devices (buildings, bridges, dams) and related data integration and analysis, based on international standards, novel (automated) data and information interoperability across organisations and systems, in combination with an advanced multi-criteria decision analysis tool and methodology for multi-stakeholder information analyses, priority setting, decision making and recovery planning. Earth observation images will contribute to fast damage assessment and monitoring of the areas, together with data acquired by relief units on the field using novel smart-phone apps. Identified needs will be recorded, stored and made available to all organisations involved. http://www.destriero-fp7.eu/