GNSS Summer School slated for July

April 2, 2018  - By

The annual ESA/JRC International Summer School on GNSS will take place July 16-27 in Loipersdorf, Austria. The early registration discount ends May 15.

The 10-day school will cover all aspects of satellite navigation, up to and including the creation of a satnav-based business. It is open to graduate students, Ph.D.s and postdoctoral researchers, as well as young engineers and academics working within industry or agencies, aged 35 or younger.

The number of participants is limited to 50, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Internationally renowned scientists and specialists will be giving lectures as well as overseeing practical exercises and lab work.

Participants will receive a full-spectrum overview of satellite navigation, starting from the theoretical basis of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, their signals, the processing performed by signal receivers and how the position-navigation-time solution is worked out.

Also discussed will be threats to the satnav systems, such as spoofing or jamming, and countermeasures available against them, along with back-up navigation solutions for a GNSS-denied environment.

Practical exercises will include receiving the various satnav constellations now in orbit — including Europe’s Galileo — to give course members direct, hands-on experience.

In addition, lectures will cover business aspects, including patents and intellectual property rights.

The main emphasis of the course will be the development of a group business project, building on an innovative idea to take in the planning of the product or service, its technical realisation and finally its marketing to customers.

Image: Summer School

Image: Summer School

The school takes place in cooperation with Stanford University in the United States, the Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse, France, Graz University of Technology in Austria, and the University FAF Munich in Germany.

Austria is this year’s host nation, and the summer school is supported by Graz University of Technology and the Austrian Institute of Navigation.

For more information and to register, visit the summer school website.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.