Prof.-Dr. Günter Hein served as the head of the EGNOS and GNSS Evolution Program Department of the European Space Agency and continues to advise on scientific aspects of the Navigation Directorate as well as being a member the ESA Overall High Level Science Advisory Board. Previously, he was a full professor and director of the Institute of Geodesy and Navigation at the Universität der Bundeswehr München. He is one of the inventors of the CBOC signal.
He is a contributing editor to Inside GNSS and coordinates the column, “Working Papers.”In 2002, Prof. Hein received the United States Institute of Navigation Johannes Kepler Award for sustained and significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation.
During the 1980s, he formed a research group that did pioneering work in the field of real-time kinematic GPS positioning and GPS-INS integration.
Prof. Hein has served as a visiting professor and scientist at a number of universities and organizations internationally. He has contributed to more than 185 articles, papers, and presentations on geodesy and navigation and has been awarded more than 100 research grants.
He received his Dipl. –Ing. and Dr. –Ing. degrees in geodesy from the University of Darmstadt, Germany