Dr. Venditti started her scientific career as a Bachelor in Physics/Astronomy at the University of Sao Paulo, where she was part of the Polarimetry group working with observations at the National Laboratory for Astrophysics (LNA) in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Besides observations, she was also interested in celestial mechanics and space missions, which led her to pursue a Master's (2009) and Ph.D (2013) degree in Space Engineering at the National Institute for Space Research, Brazil, focused on Astrodynamics.
During her Ph.D, she worked with orbital maneuvers around irregularly shaped bodies, developing a method to model the gravitational field of asteroids with low computational effort using Arecibo's planetary radar data. She was a postdoctoral scientist for one year at the same institution, working with orbit perturbation, and in Montreal for 2.5 years working with dynamics of asteroid deflection at McGill University, Canada. She joined the Arecibo staff in May 2017.
Dr. Venditti is part of the planetary radar science group working primarily with radar observations of near–Earth objects (NEOs) and characterization to support planetary defense. Regarding radar observations, she has a special interest in astrometry and asteroid shape modeling. In addition, she has a background in orbital dynamics, also working with orbit perturbation and asteroid impact mitigation strategies.
Dr. Venditti current grant project was provided by NASA Grant #80NSSC19K0523, which was awarded to the University of Central Florida (UCF) for 2019–2024. She is a team member of NASA's DART mission investigation team (https://dart.jhuapl.edu/) and the CLASS Planetary Landing Team (https://sciences.ucf.edu/class/landing–team/).
Other projects Dr. Venditti is include study of dynamics of asteroid deflection using tethers, asteroid shape modeling, orbit perturbation around small bodies, as well as space debris radar detection and characterization.
This staff does not have a mentorship history
Venditti, F. C. F., L. O. Marchi, A. K. Misra, D. O. Sanchez, A. F. B. A. Prado. “Dynamics of tethered asteroid systems to support planetary defense”. European Physical Journal Special Topics. (Celestial Mechanics in the XXIst century), 229, p.1463–1477, 2020.
Patrick A. Taylor, Edgard G. Rivera–Valentin, Sean E. Marshall, Lance A.M. Benner, Anne K. Virkki, Flaviane C. F. Venditti, Luisa F. Zambrano–Marina, Sriram S. Bhiravarasua, Betzaida Aponte–Hernandez, Carolina Rodriguez Sanchez–Vahamonde, Jon D. Giorgini. “Arecibo Radar Observations of Near–Earth Asteroid 3200 Phaethon During the 2017 Apparition”. Planetary and Space Science, 167, p.1–8, 2019.
Venditti, F. C. F.; Rocco, E. M. ; Prado, A. F. B. A. “Trajectory control around non–spherical bodies modelled with the formulation for parallelepipeds”. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 465, No. 1, p. 012008, IOP Publishing, 2013.
Venditti, F. C. F. “Orbital Maneuvers Around Irregular Shaped Bodies”. PhD thesis, 2013.
Venditti, F. C. F.; Rocco, E. M. ; Prado, A. F. B. A.; Suhkanov, A. “Gravity–assisted maneuvers applied in the multi–objective optimization of interplanetary trajectories”. Acta Astronautica, v. 67, n. 9, p. 1255–1271, 2010.
Magalhães, A. M., Pereyra, A., Melgarejo, R., de Matos, L., Carciofi, A. C., Venditti, F. C. F., Valentim, R. and Gabriel, V. S. The Southern Optical/Infrared Survey of Interstellar Polarization in the Galaxy. In AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 784, No. 1, pp. 715–720. American Institute of Physics, 2005.
Magalhaes, A. M., Pereyra, A., Melgarejo, R., de Matos, L., Carciofi, A. C., Venditti, F. C. F., Valentim, R., Vidotto, A. A., da Silva, F. N., de Souza, P. P. F. and Faria, H., 2005, December. A southern optical/infrared survey of interstellar polarization. In Astronomical Polarimetry: Current Status and Future Directions (Vol. 343, p. 305), 2005.
Non Peer-reviewed publications
Venditti, F. C. F., S. Marshall, A. Virkki, P. Taylor, D. Hickson, J. Giorgini. Arecibo Observatory radar observation of potentially hazardous asteroid 2020 NK1. 52nd Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS), 2020.
Venditti, F. C. F., A. Virkki, S. Marshall, D. C. Hickson, P. Taylor, L. Zambrano–Marin. “Arecibo Observatory: a ground and space joint effort in support of small bodies exploration”. Planets 2020 Workshop, Santiago, Chile, 2020.
Kofman, V., Moeckel, C., Orton, G., Venditti, F. C. F, Migliorini, A., Faggi, S., Cordiner, M., Liuzzi, G., Lippi, M., de Pater, E.W. and Rivera–Valentin, E.G. Synergies between ground–based and space–based observations in the solar system and beyond. arXiv preprint 2020. (white paper)
Haynes, M., Virkki, A., Venditti, F. C. F., Hickson, D., Pinilla–Alonso, N., Brisset, J., Benner, L., Raymond, C., Lazio, J., Freeman, A. and Castillo–Rogez, J., “Asteroids Inside Out: Radar Tomography” Community White Paper for the Planetary Decadal Survey, 2023–2032, 2020. (white paper)
Venditti, F. C. F., S. Marshall, A. Virkki, P. Taylor, J. Giorgini , L. Zambrano–Marin , E. Rivera–Valentin , S. Bhiravarasu , B. Aponte. “Radar Astrometry of Near–Earth Asteroids from the Arecibo Observatory: 2018–2019. 50th Division on Dynamical Astronomy, Boulder, CO, USA, 2019.
Lazio, Joseph, et al (including Venditti, F. C. F.). "Linking the Solar System and Extrasolar Planetary Systems with Radar Astronomy: Infrastructure for" Ground Truth" Comparison." arXiv preprint, 2019. (white paper)
Roshi, D. Anish, et al (including Venditti, F. C. F.). "Astro2020 Activities and Projects White Paper: Arecibo Observatory in the Next Decade." arXiv preprint, 2019. (white paper)
Taylor, P., et al (including Venditti, F. C. F.). "Planetary Radar Astronomy with Ground–Based Astrophysical Assets." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society. Vol. 51. No. 3, 2019. (white paper)
L. O. Marchi, F. C. F. Venditti, A. K. Misra, A. F. B. A. Prado. “Effect of Earth–Moon perturbation on the deflection of tethered asteroid systems”. 69th International Astronautical Congress, Bremen, Germany, 2018. (speaker)
Venditti, F. C. F.; Rocco, E. M. ; Prado, A. F. B. A. “Orbital maneuvers around irregular shaped bodies”. 44th Meeting of the Division on Dynamical Astronomy, 5–9 may, Paraty–RJ/Brazil, American Astronomical Society/AAS, 2013.
Venditti, F. C. F.; Rocco, E. M.; Prado, A. F. B. A. “Multi–objective Optimization of Interplanetary Trajectories with Sequential Gravity Assisted Maneuvers”. VII National Conference of Mechanical Engineering, Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brazil, 2012.
Venditti, F. C. F.; Rocco, E. M. ; Prado, A. F. B. A.. Orbital trajectories control around non–spherical bodies. In: 9th International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences (ICNPAA), Vienna, Austria, 2012.
Venditti, F. C. F.; Rocco, E. M. ; Prado, A. F. B. A. . A comparison of gravity–assisted maneuvers in different planets to optimize interplanetary missions. In: 8th International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences (ICNPAA), 2010, Sao Jose dos Campos, 2010.
Venditti, F. C. F. ; Rocco, E. M. ; Prado, A. F. B. A. ; Suhkanov, Alexander . Gravity Assisted Maneuvers Applied on Interplanetary Trajectories to Pluto”. In: 60th International Astronautical Congress, 2009, Daejeon. IAC, 2009.